Tuesday, June 12, 2007

I Am Not A Snack Machine...


I am not a snack machine (this is my new mantra). Therefore I will not put cookies, candy, ice cream, cheese crackers, or any other snacky junk food into my mouth. I have been eating healthy for an entire 3 days now (I don't believe I've ever gone this long without snacking or even really thinking about sweets or other junk). I'm going into day #4 stronger than ever! I just feel so much better over all. Everyday it seems to get a little easier and I feel like I already have more energy. Even my portions have gotten smaller. I'm just not as hungry as I was when I was stuffing my face with mostly junky carbs.

Goodbye to all of my evil little friends who made me do midnight runs to Super Walmart only to get home, scarf you down and wish I had brought home one of your evil buddies. Goodbye to midnight snacking all together with your evil little ways of making me sit up for hours popping Tums. I bid you all a farewell!

With that said and out of my system... :)

I tried a new recipe tonight for orange chicken. I honestly didn't know if I'd like an orange flavor with my chicken since I've never tried it before, but it was good. I could taste the orange the most with my first bite, but after that, it wasn't so strong. Here's how I made it....

Diet Soda Orange Chicken
Using a fork, punch holes into 3-4 chicken breasts (depending on size). Place the chicken into a large zip-lock bag. Pour in 1/4 cup of lite soy sauce (reduced sodium) and 12 ounces of Diet Sunkist (or any other diet orange soda). Squeeze the bottom of the bag a bit to get the soy sauce and soda mixed up well. Try to get as much air out of the bag as you can and zip it up. Place the bag into the refrigerator for a few hours (I imagine the flavor would get a little stronger the longer you let it marinade). After marinading, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the chicken breasts into a 9x9 glass baking dish and pour some of the marinade over it so that it comes about half way up the side of the chicken breasts (discard any remaining marinade). Bake for 30-40 minutes (or until the chicken is no longer pink in the middle). This chicken is sooo moist! The points would be 1 per cooked ounce. Enjoy!

6 comments:

iportion said...

The chicken sounds good

Linda S. said...

great job Aimee for changing your snacking!! So proud of you!!

and the orange chicken sounds yummy :)

Southern Fried Fatty said...

You're doing a great job. It is so hard to give up sweets. Once you've gone without for a few weeks, the cravings almost disappear. almost. I'm going to try the chicken recipe. Sounds good.

BTW- I made you my Blog of the Week

Lorraine said...

Congratulations Amy.. each step towards good health will only make you feel better. I only have popcorn or kashi fruit and nut bars for snacks and I feel good.

Anonymous said...

I am so glad that you are trying CORE. I have done pts for a few months and love searching your site for what's for dinner. I switched to core two weeks ago and would love to see what you can come up. you will feel amazing in a few weeks. Amazing how we cleaned the plate if we counted the pts but stop at so much less food on core.

Mom said...

Aimee, I tried your orange chicken for dinner tonight.. You are right it is very tasty...I did end up putting mine on the grill, being careful not to over cook it....Yummmmy...