Friday, August 2, 2013

Day 1- Paleo Chicken Curry with "Zoodles"

Yes. I made up another word- "Zoodles". They are my new favorite kind of Paleo noodle- just straight zuchinni squash cut with a hand held mandolin slicer. But we will get to that later.

Day 1 was a success! For breakfast I woke up fried and egg and threw together a NutriBullet juice with a handful of spinach, a few chunks of pineapple, some blueberries and almonds. I use coconut water as my water filler and it is delish.

For lunch I had leftover turkey cabbage (which I spilled on myself so it was a smaller lunch than anticipated) and a banana for a snack. I came home and went straight to cooking dinner. I decided to make:

Paleo Chicken Curry with Zoodles

What you need: 
-3 large chicken breasts 
-Coconut Oil 
-Coconut Cream 
-Red Curry Paste 
-Fresh Herbs (I used basil and curry) 
-A dash of honey 
-Spinach 
-Zuchinni Squash 
Red Pepper flakes (if you like spicy) 
-Fish Sauce (I did not have any but this is what the curry paste calls for) 

It was a really simple recipe. I cut the chicken into strips and cooked it until done in coconut oil. While that was cooking I got a can of coconut cream and added a tablespoon or so of curry paste. I let that simmer for about 5 min and tasted it- I like a more flavorful curry so I added a few more spoonfuls (which is more than the recipe on the paste says). I also added a little squirt of honey for some sweetness. 
I grabbed some fresh herbs from my herb garden and threw them in the curry. After the sauce was to my liking I added it to chicken and let the chicken simmer in the sauce. I then added a handful of spinach and went to cut the Zoodles. After the Zoodles were done I added them too. 
I let all of this simmer together until the hubs got home and we ate! Then I went to my indoor soccer game (yes, I am playing again after the ankle) and got my workout in. Day 1=Successful. 

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