This time of year, salad takes center stage. It's fast, it's fresh, and a little protein makes it a complete no-fuss meal. In this dish, the chicken is crunchy, the nectarines sweet, and the tangy dressing ties it all together. If you can't find chicken tenderloins, look for thin cutlets, which work just as well.
Hey Everyone! How are you liking my Healthy Habits blogs so far? Did anyone try out the GNC protein shake I recommended? As promised in my Healthy Habits: My Typical Meal Plan post, here is the recipe for my all-time favorite meal for dinner: almond chicken. It's super healthy and it's really easy to make (remember, if I can make it anyone can). I found this recipe online over a year ago and have been loving it ever since! It makes me think I'm eating fried chicken fingers, but it's actually just healthy chicken breast breaded in wheat flour and almonds. Put it this way-my 8 year old sister devours these like she would a McDonalds Happy Meal, but they're healthy! I make this recipe at least once a week. It keeps well for a few days in the fridge so I usually just heat them up on a cookie sheet in the oven when I want the leftovers. I cannot explain how yummy it is to eat yet easy it is to make. Like I said, I've made it at least once a week for over a year now (OK, I'll admit it, it's one of the only things I actually can cook) so it's like second nature for me to whip these up. Here's the whole recipe (serves 4) courtesy of EatingWell.com:Ingredients Canola oil cooking spray 1/2 cup sliced almonds 1/4 cup whole-wheat flour 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 1 1/2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 4 large egg whites 1 pound chicken tenders Instructions Preheat oven to 475