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Saturday, January 30, 2010

trying new things

First off this week has been crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I should of knew with the head ache I had all week. So on Monday and Tuesaday this week I sub. taught and let me tell you I got in a lot of my steps that way, by the end of my day I had over 10000 each day. But sad news guess what broke my pedometer,:( I am very sad. I mean I did steal it from my mom, but still it is broken. so now I have to break down and get a new one. Maybe a GRUVE????? So also this week I have been doing wii fit every day. My son Logan loves it! Now all I can say is that wii fit is much harder when you have you 24 pound son on your hip! Then to top it off I we got hit witha snow/ice storm and my new exter earth shoes are stuck and will not be here till weds. But all in all I have learned a lot this week. Heres the run down:
1. Always trust yourself, and remember that you can do anything you set your mind too!
2. Never give in to your enter voice that tells you can't do anything!
3. Be willing to try new things!
Now those are a few things I have learned in the past few weeks being in the mamavation sisterhood.

Next I want to talk about something i am really passionat about and that is food! Ok I am sure most of you reading this are thinking Amanda this is about loseing weight. Well Most of you do not know, but I went to college for Culnairy Arts. Because of that I have been really looking at the food I have been eatting and cooking. So now in each post I am going put recipes each week ones that have made that are low in fat, calories, and carbs. So if you like please try! Enjoy and I hope the best for each of you! 

Orange-Ginger Chicken with Almonds
The thing I loved the best about this was that I could make it in the microwave useing the ziploc steam bags!

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes

1 medium carrot, sliced into 1/4-inch pieces
1/4 cup orange marmalade
1 tsp vinegar
1 tsp cornstarch
1 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp black pepper
2 medium scallions, sliced
2 Tbsp medium sliced almonds
  Combine all ingredients, except scallions and almonds, in a medium or large Ziploc® Zip‘n Steam® bag. Seal bag and shake gently to distribute seasonin
Place bag in microwave. Cook on full power until chicken is cooked through, with no trace of pink, about 4 to 6 minutes. If needed, continue microwaving at 30-second intervals or more until chicken is done.
Allow bag to stand 1 minute before handling. Carefully open bag and pour out contents into a serving dish. Garnish with scallions and almonds.

Amanda Barbebue Chicken Salad


2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

1 head red leaf lettuce, rinsed and torn

1 head green leaf lettuce, rinsed and torn

1 fresh tomato, chopped

1 bunch cilantro, chopped

1 (15.25 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained

1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained

1 (2.8 ounce) can French fried onions

1/2 cup Ranch dressing

1/2 cup barbeque sauce


1.Preheat the grill for high heat.

2.Lightly oil the grill grate. Place chicken on the grill, and cook 6 minutes per side, or until juices run clear. Remove from heat, cool, and slice.

3.In a large bowl, mix the red leaf lettuce, green leaf lettuce, tomato, cilantro, corn, and black beans. Top with the grilled chicken slices and French fried onions.

4.In a small bowl, mix the Ranch dressing and barbeque sauce. Serve on the side as a dipping sauce, or toss with the salad to coat.


Ms. Sarah said...

great job.I will be trying your chicken salad recipe thank you =)

Colleen said...

good job getting all those steps in...and looking into making healthier recipes...the bbq chicken salad sounds delicious!

bookieboo said...

I LOVE getting new recipes. Thank you so much! I didn't know you went to culinary school. You have quite a few things to teach us then. Yeah, another foodie!! XXOO

Janice - The Fitness Cheerleader said...

You are very very right - you certainly CAN do ANYTHING you set your mind too! God job on realizing that!

Great recipes! Can I share them in the recipe section of my blog with a credit back to you? Fitness cheerleader Recipes.

Daenel said...

Yay! A foodie with healthy recipes. Hope you get your shoes soon.

Jennifer said...

I have to remember 2. Never give in to your inner voice, am bad for listening to it way too often. But if you can do 1. then I believe I can stop listening to my iv. Love the recipe, it sounds so yummo! Keep up the great work, you can do it!

Tina said...

ooooh, i want a Gruve really bad too... but wow didn't realize how expensive they were.

keep it up , you are doing awesome.

hope to see you at the momtv show

Ivette said...

Oh, can't wait to get some new recipes. I am a bad cook - this will help! Congrats on getting more steps in.

TLEstrogen said...

Ok I'm hungry! Those are some great recipes!

MMM said...

Yum sounds good!
And excellent job on the work out with the kiddo! that always makes it fun. LOL!
Keep up the good work sista!

geargiveaways said...

Keep up the hard work! I know it's difficult when you love to cook, but you can make small changes to recipes and make BIG differences!

Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

Great job on the step counts! I bought a cheap pedometer last year and, well, it was cheap and broke within a few months. I still haven't replaced it :-(

Love the Orange-Ginger Chicken recipe - might have to try that - THANKS!!

Jessica said...

Mmm.. Going to give the orange ginger chicken a try this week. Just need to get some orange marmalade!
Great job getting your steps in. That's awesome!
The gruve *is* very tempting, isn't it? I'll have to save my pennies a little longer still.

kia said...

Yes please talk about food all you want. I have been wanting an orange chx recipe. This is also the first week I will attempt a chicken salad (my hubby requested it out of nowhere).
Next up, my condolences for your pedometer, I guess you walked it into the ground :(
You have learned some great lessons. Thank you for sharing.

Yoly said...

Hi! Thank you for posting those recipes. They look fantastic.

TheBusyBabyMama said...

I'm going to try that!! Thanks for sharing! =D

Beth M said...

Look at you! Your recipes sound yummy!mmmm

JustTracyB said...

Mind over matter. You've got the right train of thought, and it will only lead you to success!
Great sounding recipes. I'll have to try them out!

Trish said...

Awesome!! You are doing an awesome job!! Keep it up!!

Cherrie D. Bautista, CEC said...

Drooling over the Orange-Ginger Chicken with Almonds recipe already, lol! Don't you love the Wii especially when the kids join you for workouts? I love mine so much! Does Gruve track your step counts as well? That would be awesome! Let me know how you like it if you decide to buy one. Great job on getting in over 10K per day. How'd you do it? I can only reach as far as 9K something, guess I have to walk more. Way to go! --- @ImAHotMom at Young And Fabulous

Kim said...

The orange chicken sounds yummy! Great job on the exercise! I'm sorry about your shoes, I hope you get them soon!