Monday, April 19, 2010

Mexican-Flavored Chicken Creations, 6 Miles, Upper Body Circuit, Winner Winner

Thanks you guys! We did have a great weekend with great friends. Sounds like you all had some fun too and that most of us agree- Sundays are best spent relaxing and being lazy! We deserve it! :)

So you may remember last week when I made 8 servings Mexican-flavored chicken: I just threw 2 pounds of chicken, a can of hot rotel, a pack of taco seasoning and a diced jalapeno in the slow cooker. Then I shredded the chicken. The idea was that the chicken would be ready to go for multiple recipes! Here’s what we did with it!

2 servings - Tostados (with refried beans and avocado)

My serving with a side of greens!

Austin's with an extra tostado!

2 servings - Mexican Wraps (big tortilla stuffed with chicken, beans, lettuce and avocado)

Sorry for the work pic - VERY good regardless of gross pic! LOL

1 serving - Taco Salad (big bed of lettuce covered with chicken, avocado and cilantro salad dressing)

Yum... loved those avocado chunks

3 servings - Chicken enchilada bake (bake at 450; line square glass pan with 3 corn tortillas, add chicken, add ½ can enchilada sauce; add 3 corn tortillas; add can of spicy beans; add 2 corn tortillas; add remainder of enchilada sauce and top with cheese)

Kinda gross pic again! haha Taken with my iPhone at work today in the plastic container - the picture didn't stand a chance! LOL

YUM! This made it SO easy – next time I’m going to do Mexican-flavored beef or maybe Italian-flavored chicken – TOO easy!!

Aside from the Mexican mixes, not much was up yesterday! Just read and chilled. Austin was CRAVING Thai and as you may have noticed we rarely go out to eat! So he ordered in his favorite Rasa Sayung, panang curry chicken, spring rolls and coconut soup. Oh my! I ate too much and was SO FULL. I ended up at 2,009 calories, 152 carbs, 95 fat grams and 119 protein grams. WOWZA on the fat grams - eek! Here's what I ate.

Today was a Monday! It wasn't too bad though - just worked, walked 4 miles during lunch (burned 165), worked more and walked 2 miles after lunch doing the upper body circuit from Friday (burned 133). Total burn for the day: 298. Then I headed home, cooked up a few things, watched a Castle with Austin, ate leftover Thai food and got going on my book - I hope to finish it tonight!! I ended up at 1,676 calories, 182 carbs, 71 fat grams and 89 protein grams. Here's what I ate.

In a bit of fun bloggie-related news - I won a giveaway! You should know that i've never won a giveaway so this was super exciting! So what did I win? Vitatops from Eat Always, Sleep Seldomly RunWhenevers! The lovely Genesis did a giveaway for 12 deep chocolate vitatops - um, yum!! Check out her blog - girl is ROCKING the running!

Ever won a giveaway?

Anything you make in advance and put into multiple recipes?


Lex said...

YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMY! Those look sooo good!

YAY! Giveaways can be so much fun!! I've never tried vitatops but I will someday!

Kacy said...

I love food that can be reinvented hundreds of ways. Awesome!

I've won a few giveaways. So fun!

Staci Dombroski said...

Congratulations on the giveaway. I have won two giveaways now!! It is pretty exciting ;)

homecookedem said...

Congrats on winning the giveaway! I love vitatops!! I've been pretty lucky with giveaways. I even won a crockpot once!! It is so exciting to win them! :)

Mica said...

Salad with avocado and cilantro dressing? So good! We need to get together for a delicious salad date some time.

Genesis said...

i havent won anything lately but I sure love awarding them to people ;) you are gonna love them!

Anonymous said...

That's a great idea to make the chicken ahead of time. I really think I need a crock pot in my life.

I won some coupons for chocolate milk, some fiber one poptarts and some yogurt. Oh, and that Zevia soda but I didnt like it.

Anne Marie said...

I've never wona giveaway. The mexican chicken looks awesome!

Therese said...

I think I've only won like one giveaway ever! Nowadays everyone wants you do like 15 different things to's exhausting lol.

I still have never tried thai!

Anonymous said...

**mouth watering**

Anonymous said...

congrats on winning that giveaway - I have won one as well. I love how you cooked chicken once and used it in so many different ways!

Gabriela said...

Congrats on the giveaway!! I LOVE Thai food, the amount of coconut in everything is just awesome :) And it's okay to have high-fat days...our body needs it just as much as the other macros! Have a great day love :)

SmallStepsForLola said...

Looks delish and easy peasy!

Anonymous said...

I love cooking chicken that way! Its easy and its failproof and ALWAYS tastes good!!

and congrats on the giveaway! Ive won a couple giveaways, but some vitatops wouldve been the best!

Anonymous said...

I love cooking chicken that way! Its easy and its failproof and ALWAYS tastes good!!

and congrats on the giveaway! Ive won a couple giveaways, but some vitatops wouldve been the best!

Tina said...

I have won a couple of giveaways and just recently won some of those vitatops as well. I was so excited!!!! Love those things.

And what great ways to use the chicken. They all look delicious.

Pam said...

Great ways to use up the tasty chicken you made. I am loving the tostadas. Congrats on your winning!

Big Pissy said...

Great idea using the chicken that way!

and it all looks tasty! :)

haute.teapot said...

I've never won a giveaway sadly, but so happy you did! This gives me hope. :)

Also, how ridiculously GOOD does your food look?! A woman after my own heart. Me and mexican food, we go way back. If only I knew how to cook my own!