Chicken Caesar Salad

chicken caesar saladMake this “Cook Yourself Thin” recipe. Serves 2
Calories per serving: 445

For the salad
8 ounces chicken breast, skinless
Olive oil to brush onto the chicken and on the toast
4 thin (melba thin) slices baguette on the diagonal
1/2 medium garlic clove
2 heads baby romaine lettuce
1 large, free-range egg
One handful of arugula and mustard cress
2 tablespoons finely grated Parmesan
1 tablespoon sunflower seeds

For the dressing
2 tablespoons fat-free Greek yogurt
1/2 garlic clove
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon malt vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt and black pepper

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Brush the chicken with a little olive oil.

3. On a hot grill pan, sear the chicken breast for 4 to 5 minutes before flipping over and doing the same on the other side.

4. While the chicken is searing, prepare the baguette toasts. Slice the baguette on the diagonal and place on a baking sheet. Brush on a little olive oil. Toast the bread for about 10 minutes, until crisp. Rub with the garlic clove.

5. Once you have strong grill marks over the chicken breast on both sides, cover your pan with foil and place into the hot oven on the higher shelf for 15 minutes.

6. Meanwhile, wash the lettuce and spin dry.

7. Carefully drop the egg in boiling water and boil for 5 minutes exactly. Empty the boiling water out of the pan and replace it with cold water. Let the egg stand in the cold water while you finish the recipe.

8. To make the dressing, combine all the ingredients into a small mixing bowl and stir together with a whisk. Taste and season before setting aside.

9. Put the washed and dried salad leaves into a big bowl with the dressing. Toss for a couple of minutes to make sure that all the leaves are coated. Add the shaved/grated Parmesan and arugula. Toss once again.

10. Remove the chicken from the oven and let it cool down enough to handle before slicing on the diagonal.

11. Plate up the salad, making sure that the chicken is evenly distributed.

12. Tuck the crispy baguette toasts on the side of the salad and add half the soft-boiled egg. Finally, grind over some black pepper, scatter the sunflower seeds, and serve.

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3 Moves to a Tighter Butt

catch airCatch Air

Stand with feet hip-width apart, hands at chest height with elbows bent, palms facing. Jog in place, driving knees up (as shown) for 4 counts, then do 4 butt kicks. That’s 1 rep. Do 20 reps. Target: butt, thighs

 

Curtsy Hopcurtsy hop

Stand with feet hip-width apart, hands on hips. Step right leg back and to left, bending knees as you reach right hand toward floor (as shown). Quickly hop onto right foot, bringing left leg back and to right, reaching left hand toward floor, for 1 rep. Continue, hopping from side to side, for 20 reps. Target: butt, thighs, abs

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Stand with feet hip-width apart. Squat deeply, then explode off floor, rotating torso to left (as shown), so you land in a squat facing the opposite direction. Repeat, rotating to right, for 1 rep. Do 20 reps. Target: butt, thighs

 

Reference: SELF

Breast Cancer Awareness

breast cancerIn a healthy body, natural systems control the creation, growth and death (called apoptosis) of cells. In this cycle of life, cells divide to make new tissue as older cells die.

When tissue is injured (say by a cut on the hand), the body’s cell growth regulators react by speeding up cell division to make new tissue in the injured area as fast as possible. When the body has healed, the cell division goes back to the normal pace.

Cancer is a condition where the natural systems do not work right and cells do not die at the normal rate. As a result, there is more cell growth than cell death. Cancer cells divide without their normal control and make a mass of extra tissue.

As a tumor grows, it promotes the growth of new blood vessels (called angiogenesis) to bring in the oxygen and nutrients it needs. Cancer cells can leave the tumor site and travel through the blood stream and lymphatic system (the network connecting lymph nodesthroughout the body) to other parts of the body. This process is called metastasis (meh-TAS-ta-sis). In the new site, the cancer cells may again begin to divide too quickly and make new tumors.

Reference: Susan G. Komen

 

Positivity

positvitityMorning Inspiration…Positivity is the quality or state of being positive. We have to remember that what we speak into existence is what will come to reality. We have to remember to have Faith in all things that we want and in all things that needs to be done. If we talk about how we can’t do it then we are going to think we can’t do it but if we start off on a Positive note then we will end on a positive note. Stay and Think Positive and your result will always be Positive!!!!

Romans 12:2 – And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.