Caprese Chicken – WIAW

Hi guys, hope you’re week is going well. It’s official. It’s cold. The heating has been put on at home. It had to be done. We held out as long as we could.

Aren’t the weeks are flying by?! I have less than four weeks left working on the customer site so can then go back to a more reasonable commute. It’s not too bad as I drive in with my dad (yes I work with him, yes he sometimes drives me mad) and we listen to podcasts (love the movie review ones). Any recommendations for podcasts are welcome Smile I want to find a good health and fitness one but haven’t found anything I like yet.

So it’s WIAW as per usual. Thank you Jenn – check out her blog to catch all the other blogs involved and of course her own blog which always has some great recipes on.

 

This is what I ate Sunday.

Breakfast: I didn’t have pancakes (*sob*)…as I couldn’t be bothered and fancied porridge – but slightly different (I stress the word slightly here as I struggle with change…baby steps!) I had my usual oats cooked with almond milk but I added a heaped tbsp. of unsweetened coconut.

Shredded coconut

It adds a lovely coconut taste to it. I sprinkled some more coconut on it after it was done. It was  a great change (OK fair enough, not massive but, like I said, small steps).

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Yum. I’m really not keen on sweet porridge (sacre bleu I know) so it’s hard to find ways to jazz up porridge in a savoury-ish way, if that makes sense.

We didn’t do much on Sunday to be honest. Just the usual cleaning of the bathrooms, ironing and hoovering. We watched some Grey’s Anatomy as well. If you’ve never seen it then I can’t stress enough how much I love this programme. We watched the last two episodes of Season 6 and it was AMAZING. Literally Ben and I just sat there gripped. Even Alfie was gripped. OK that’s a lie, Alfie was asleep. But I’m sure he would have been gripped if he’s been paying attention.

Lunch: a fairly standard meal. A three egg omelette with half a tin of tuna and some fried veggies, with Brussels Sprouts of course.

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One of my favourite easy meals. Not as good as Saturday’s omelette obviously, but I can’t eat that all the time…somehow I don’t think it’s that good for me!

Dinner: I was at a bit of a loose end for exciting recipes this week but I decided to try making my own Caprese chicken. It’s a very simple meal but I’ve written the recipe below anyway.

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Caprese Chicken (serves 2)

1 tbsp. oil

2 chicken breast fillets

4 large tomatoes, sliced

1 large ball of mozzarella, sliced

Bunch of fresh basil leaves

Lemon juice

Season the chicken and then heat the oil in a frying pan and add the chicken. After golden on both sides and cooked through, put on a plate. Then just pile the tomato slices, mozzarella and basil leaves on top. Season and squeeze the lemon over.

It’s a very easy recipe (as you can see) but it was delicious. I loved the simple and fresh flavours.

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Alongside this I made my cauliflower mash potato with some cheese thrown in and had some roasted root vegetables. I really enjoyed this.

Snack: obviously my usual million apples, a banana and some Snack a Jacks. And I’ve been enjoying some Greek yogurt for a change.

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Total Greek Yogurt is my favourite brand for Greek yogurt. I love this side pot of honey! Scrummy.

I also dabbled in a bit of baking on Sunday. I decided to try THIS recipe. Don’t get me wrong, I love big fat unhealthy cookies, but I saw this healthified recipe, had the ingredients to hand and thought might as well give it a try.

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I just decided to make four larger cookies, rather than 16 tiny bites. They’re quite crumbly and fall apart fairly easily, but they’re not bad! Ben enjoyed them – and that, people, is the deciding vote.

Fitness: just my usual really. I ran Tuesday morning as I was meant to run Monday at work but it was tipping it down. I avoid washing my hair at work as it takes forever to a) wash b) comb, and c) dry. I tend to just tidy it up a bit and carry on. However, rain is a game changer. Rain = Anna looks like a drowned witch at work. So I thought it best to avoid, for everyone’s benefit really. I did enjoy the morning run though.

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And managed a good time so I was chuffed. Usually it’s easier to get a good time during the day rather than the morning so I was pleased. I just need to get myself back into longer distances soon…my half-marathon training will start late December and I just know it’s going to be a shock to the system.

My strength training is still going well. I feel that it’s getting easier so it should be soon time to change things up again…The worst routine is the lower body workout though. I hate lunges. I like strength training because it really does shape my body nicely, whereas running has never really done that to a great extent. But it’s deadly dull, isn’t it? At least with running you can look around or zone out. Using weights is just so damn repetitive and boring. Just my personal observation!

I also can’t wait for the Pilates class to begin – two weeks time!

And here’s what I’m wearing today:

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I really like this top, I got it in American Eagle when I was in America. I LOVE that shop. I bought a ridiculous amount of clothes from there. And blazer is from New Look, and jeans from Top Shop.

Not much else to report really. I’m feeling a bit boring lately, sorry!

How’s Wednesday treating you?

Oatmeal/porridge – does it always have to be sweet for you?

16 thoughts on “Caprese Chicken – WIAW

  1. I absolutely LOVE the idea of adding tuna to your eggs! I’m not sure why I never thought of this, but girl this just seems genius to me 🙂

    Have a wonderful Wednesday
    xoxox

  2. All this food looks awesome!! I’m definitely going to check out that cookie recipe 😉 Also I LOOOOVE Grey’s Anatomy 🙂 I went through a phase in college where I watched every single episode starting from season 1 (man did that take forever) and I just love it! It’s one of those shows that makes me laugh and cry at every episode. So good!

  3. I love that blazer! I’ve always wanted a blazer, but haven’t found one with the right fit, you know? Those healthy cookies look awesome. Crumbly or not… And I have a question: What are Snack a Jacks? I’ve never heard of those before.

    • I love the blazer as it’s like a lighter coat. So I stay nice and warm while still looking smart! Snack a Jacks are my addiction…they’re like rice cake crisps. They do loads of flavours, like caramel or chocolate. But they also do savoury flavours – my favourite is cream cheese and chive. I adore them.

  4. It’s a sad day when the heating has to come on!
    I’m a big fan of listening to podcasts while walking to the station. My favourites are the BBC’s Friday night comedy and desert island discs. I’m also trying to find a healthy living podcast that I enjoy. I listen to the Jillian Michaels podcast but it’d be nice to find a good one from the UK too! (Phil’s SLSB episodes are great but not enough of them to feed my daily need!) xxx

    • Ooh I do love comedy shows, I might give that a try. I saw that Jillian Michaels one and wasn’t sure, but I might give it a trial as I liked her DVDs. Thanks for your suggestions 🙂

  5. Yes porridge has to be sweet for me, although I will have it plain- eg just oats and some kind of milk, so I suppose the milk makes it a bit sweet.
    Do you listen to marathon talk? They also have a park run podcast- I like it- general running chat and training information and things- not all geared to marathon training.

    • Yeah usually I just have my porridge with milk. I tried once with jam but I just couldn’t stand it. I guess in my head it’s a savoury thing. Which is a shame as there are so many amazing recipes out there. I think I just need to keep trying.
      That sounds like a good pod cast – I quite like stuff like that, thanks for the suggestion 🙂

  6. I’m well impressed you’ve only just put the heating on, mine’s been on for weeks!
    That chicken looks great; I love roast veg too so that would definitely be a winner for me… it has to be sweet porridge for me though, all the way! If you’d rather have savoury, what about peanut/almond butter, maybe with nutritional yeast…?

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