Monday, December 6, 2010

Sun-dried Skewers & Stressed!


So last night I didn't really sleep. Between work and a service club I am in, I have encountered the evils of stress! In addition to causing dreamless nights and baggy-eyed mornings, it also triggers bad eating habits for me. Regardless, I did pretty well on my Paleo journey today. I'm on day eight-- not bad, and with stress, hunger, and afternoon exhaustion, I had a mini-cheat. That's right, I cheated. I had an afternoon apple and had some left-over caramel sauce. I only used one tablespoon with my apple, but I know what that can do to my blood sugar. I went for a three mile run after in hopes that my body uses the extra sugar I had just savored. For dinner, I also used the last two tablespoons of blue cheese on my salad. I may be a cheater but at least I'm honest. Tomorrow is a new day, and another chance to be 100% Paleo. So here is my latest recipe, sun-dried tomato skewers. This recipe is easy and delicious. I have also made it with traditional pesto and it is every bit as good.

 Sun-dried Tomato Skewers

Ingredients
1 can artichoke hearts
1 zucchini
10 mushrooms
1 red bell pepper
2 large chicken breasts
1 jar sun-dried tomato pesto
½ onion
coconot oil spray

1.Cut up all ingredients into large chunks. Place chopped pieces on soaked wood skewers, alternating ingredients. Spray grill with coconut oil spray. Brush the kabobs with the pesto before placing on the grill. Grill over medium-high heat for 3 minutes, flip, and cook another 3 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Serve with remaining pesto.


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