One is healthy. One is not.
But before we get into that… I had intentions of posting yesterday, but quite honestly I didn’t eat anything exciting enough to warrant a What I Ate Wednesday post & I didn’t do anything exciting enough to warrant a “this is what I did today” post. Plus, I was feeling lazy so I just said “forget it,” & ate some ice cream instead. 😉
Today, I’m back with two new recipe ideas. Let’s start with the healthy option first.
I always save recipe e-mails in a special folder for easy reference. I get the daily Hungry Girl e-mails & received a recipe for Sweet Apple BBQ Chicken last week.
I love this recipe because it calls for chicken, cut into 1-inch cubes. Whenever I need to cube chicken for a recipe, I buy the boneless, skinless tenderloins because they are usually available at a much better price than chicken breasts. Just a quick, money-saving tip for you all!
This is also a crock-pot recipe, which immediately earns a gold star from me! You basically throw chicken, apples, onions, garlic, & BBQ sauce in the crock-pot & let the most magical of all kitchen appliances do its thing. For those of you who may require a more detailed recipe, you can check it out here.
I served up my bowl of the crock-pot chicken with some sweet potatoes + ketchup for dipping.
Now, onto the unhealthy (everything in moderation, friends!).
Today, I met my friend Sara for lunch at a well-known, local place that I had never been to before — Judy’s on Cherry. I had heard Sara rave about this place as one of her favorites – and been told the same by many other people! – so I was excited to finally give it a try.
I had a hard time deciding between pizza, a salad, or a panini, but ultimately my love for pizza won out.
I ordered the crab with spinach pizza – cream cheese, cheddar cheese, romesco drizzle.
I ate half at the restaurant, 2 slices around 4:00PM, then the last two slices a few minutes ago. Yes, this pizza was pretty much my sustenance for the day!
I got to thinking how easy this would be to recreate – either as a homemade pizza, or by using the flavor inspirations in another dish. The first thing that came to mind was to incorporate these ingredients into a semi-homemade hot pocket. I’ll do a little experimenting & report back!
Time to do some dishes, eat ice cream while watching Big Brother, & relax. Enjoy the evening!
What’s the best healthy & not-so-healthy dish you’ve had recently?