The day after we returned from our honeymoon, I spent most of the day in one of my favorite places, the kitchen. My fiance and I made scrambled eggs and toast for breakfast, chicken burritos for lunch, banana walnut cupcakes, and spaghetti and meatballs for dinner. Over the honeymoon, I read Master Your Metabolism by Jillian Michaels (because she has become my favorite health guru - I love her workout DVDs). She talks a lot about hormones, whole foods, and artificial foods in the book and I learned a lot about the food I've been putting into my body.
My fiance I made a pact to stop eating foods with High Fructose Corn Syrup, Hydrogenated anything, and artificial foods - which by way means no more Hungry Girl Recipes - and we started this yesterday. We looked up restaurants that use hormone free, organic meats and read every label on the food that we purchased in the grocery store. We're making every effort to eat foods that will promote health and give us energy instead of foods that slow our metabolism, make us tired and sick and increase our risk for cancer. But it's a lot of work. You can't buy processed foods or convenient foods such as microwavable dinners.
We made a batch of chicken burritos yesterday, and they were delicious and healthy. So I thought I would share our recipe with you:
1 to 2 Whole Wheat Tortillas
Hormone Free, Organic Chicken Breast
1 Organic, Large Green Pepper
1 Organic Onion
2 Tablespoons of Organic Salsa
1 Tablespoon of Sour Cream
2 Tablespoons of 2%, Organic Cheddar Cheese
2 Tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Place a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the extra virgin olive oil. Let the oil heat up and add the chicken breast. Season the chicken breast with salt and pepper. Brown on both sides for two minutes then reduce the heat to medium and continue cooking chicken until it's completely cooked (white and juices run clear). Take the chicken out of the skillet and cut into strips - set aside. Cut up the green pepper and onion into strips, add to the skillet, and season with salt and pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes or until tender (but not limp - you still want them to have a bite). Add the chicken back into the skillet to heat through.
Assemble your burrito by placing a mound of the chicken, green pepper, and onion in the middle. Then add the sour cream, salsa, and cheddar cheese to the top. Roll up and enjoy!