Happy Friday folks! Ahhhh….so happy it’s Friday! What a week! This cold has knocked me on my rear! I actually forgot what it felt like to be sick. And I have no plans to be sick again anytime soon! Ugh! I am happy to say I’m on the road to recovery and got in this morning for a much needed workout. My husband accused me of being a grumpy beast….yes folks he called me a beast. We have a loving relationship where we can call each other fun names like that and not get hurt. Anywho, the work out was what I seriously needed. Maybe I should have done that earlier this week. Speaking of earlier this week….guess who made a visit to our box?! Rich Froning! Yes, folks the man Rich Froning….you know the World’s Fittest Man. That would be him! I was so sick on Wednesday I didn’t make it in to see him but I heard and saw pictures posted on Facebook. Boy I was jealous but I seriously had no energy to drag my sick butt to the gym and attempt to do the WOD scheduled for that day. So hopefully Rich will make his way back to Florida again so I can meet him or at least see him. Ha! Back to today….what would a post be without a little rambling and jumping around. Right? So today folks I’m super proud to say I climbed the rope. I climbed it not once but 4 times to the top touching the black tape and made my way down. I didn’t make it gracefully down but gosh darn it I made it down. I have nice battle wounds to show for it too. The rope climb is something I used to find incredibly intimidating! Not sure why, but it was the one thing I thought I would never conquer. Thanks to one of my fellow 6am ladies this morning, I did! Thanks Dysmar for your help and encouragement!! You rock! Now if I can finally get my kipping pull-up down I’ll be pretty gosh darn happy. Baby steps I suppose.
Now gasp….Honey Mustard Chicken. I know folks honey! It’s a small amount don’t worry and yes I’m still classifying it as Paleo. I might get some hate mail or comments because of it but I don’t care. A little honey isn’t going to hurt and it makes this chicken taste gosh darn good. It also makes for happy kiddies who gobble it up and proclaim…yummy mommy! So score for everyone. This recipe was actually a required test recipe from my class. I am now taking two classes at a time which is probably why my immune system was down and got the stupid cold. A lot to intake with working full-time and juggling school but I have to say I’m loving my holistic nutrition classes and even more the new class that involves cooking. That also means I’ll be sharing the recipes we are making in class with you. I did alter the recipe for the chicken to only include a ½ tablespoon of honey because the recipe actually called for 2 tablespoons. I didn’t want you guys to freak on me. Now I highly recommend a overnight marinade for the chicken. Makes the chicken nice and moist and flavorable….is that a word? I don’t think it is! Well, then let’s just say it makes it taste darn good! Good?
Ok, before I leave you here are some Paleo friendly recipes I’m drooling over lately and seriously need to get on my list to make soon.
Paleo Fish Tacos – Against All Grains
Beet Chips – The Urban Poser
Meatloaf Mini’s – Nom Nom Paleo
And on another note, I totally want the Sweet Potato Power Cookbook. I love sweet potatoes!
Enjoy! Have a nice weekend folks!
Honey-Mustard Chicken with Ginger
3 to 4 skinless boneless chicken breasts (pastured/free range if you can)
2 to 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 cup gluten-free dijon mustard
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
Add chicken to a glass bowl or glass dish. Mix marinade by combining all the ingredients above. Pour over chicken and stir to coat the chicken. Cover and refrigerate 6 to 8 hours or overnight (I recommend overnight).
Heat grill pan over medium high heat. Place chicken on grill pan and let cook on both sides for 4 to 5 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
Serve warm with sides of source of over a spinach salad.
Makes 3 to 4 servings