Monday, November 26, 2007

Gourmet food in the zone

Many people that are successful zoners are committed to just eating ingredients. Simply having something for Carbs, Protein, and fat. This is a simple approach and will get you great result, but may leave you wanting more. Instead of going out to eat were oil,salts and many other things that you may or may not realize are being added into your food, why not either make nicer food for yourself within zone requirements. Or just step back to zone principles for the night (which is going to keep you closer to success)

With some fairly simple prep, this meal was made quickly,And as always I pre-cook my protein for the next day...

Boneless skinless chicken breast
Pre-cooked spinach
Fresh garlic
olive oil
Feta cheese
plain yogurt

Instructions:(makes enough to stuff aprox 4 chicken breasts

carefully fillet a pocket into aprox 4oz chicken breasts.
In a bowl Mix finely mined garlic 1 large clove. Add and entire package of precooked strained spinach. Crumble a few oz's of feta into the mixture (more if you like). add a splash of olive oil, and 2 spoons of plain yogurt (yogurt being a substitute for mayo, and because mayo is mainly oil we add the olive oil)
Mix all together and season with pepper.
the pockets for the chicken will need to be covered, or pinned together. typically they will say to wrap in bacon. I chose to use more filleted chicken to cover the holes. pin them down with water soaked toothpicks so the pocket is, for the most part sealed. Turkey bacon would also be a good option.
cook at 375 for aprox 45-60mins or until chicken is no longer pink inside.

Serve with a Large salad and have some fresh fruit for desert.

Bon Appetite!

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