One of the keys to successful fat loss is planning ahead. When we make our food choices on the fly we tend to make choices that don't move us towards our goal. When we're in a rush, tired, stressed out, etc. making a healthy choice is much easier if we already have the healthy option prepared. Think of it this way- if we can make eating healthy, fat-loss-friendly food as quick and easy as pouring a bowl of cereal or grabbing something from the pre-made dinner section of the local grocery store then won't we be way more likely to choose the healthy, fat-loss friendly meal? I know I will be.
This is why every week I either grill a giant batch of chicken or whip up a big batch in the crock pot. Then all I have to do is add a veggie (which I also often prepare ahead of time as
well) and a little healthy fat (a 1/4 of an avocado or a Tablespoon of oil on my salad will do) and dinner is ready. If you feel the need to have a starch with dinner then you can also pre-make a pot of rice or quinoa for the week as well.
My recipe for Easy Crock Pot Chicken is super versatile. I eat it hot or cold, on top of brown rice, quinoa, or a sweet potato. I love it mixed with zoodles (spiral cut zucchini) and red pepper hummus. Of course it's fantastic in salads of all kinds! My current favorite way to eat it is on a bed of baby spinach with cherry tomatoes, avocado, and a huge handful of roughly chopped cilantro.Mmmm. Yumm! Give it a try a let me know what you think!
Easy Crock Pot Chicken
1lb Chicken Breasts
1 Cup Organic Chicken Stock
1/2 Cup Spicy Brown Mustard
1 1/2 Tablespoon Garlic paste
Salt and Pepper to taste
Place the chicken in the crock pot. Mix remaining ingredients and pour over the chicken. Cook on low 6-7 hours or until chicken is cooked thoroughly. Shred chicken with two forks and stir until chicken and sauce are well combined.
I'm a NASM certified personal trainer who is passionate about helping women transform their bodies through strength training and sustainable nutritional habit changes.