Well I know I am a bit late in the post. Holidays always throw me off a day. Well I have somehow managed to hurt my good leg/knee so I have been hobbling around all weekend. Icing the knee seems to have helped but no idea what I did. It started Thursday and I am sure standing at a concert all night Friday didn’t help. Although Adam Lambert was so worth it. I didn’t know what to expect but he puts on a great show. Would go see him again.

So I am once again regrouping.  I feel like such a broken record. I truly believe that if I lose some of this weight my legs would not hurt so much. Why this hasn’t motivated me to do this I haven’t a clue. I honestly feel like a big fat ball of lard sitting on the couch. Ugh… So regrouping and trying to figure out what I can do to keep me going and not give up every 2-3 weeks. I mean really. Ugh.

Hope you all have a great week.

Weeknight Chicken Curry

Welcome the school year with a simple chicken dish that’s full of flavor and easy to prepare. This recipe is sure to top the list of must-have after school dinners.

Estimated Times
Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 20 mins

Servings: 5

Ingredients 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken tenders
1 large red bell pepper, sliced
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
2 teaspoons curry powder
2 teaspoons ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tablespoon peeled and grated ginger
1 cup frozen peas
1 can (12 fluid ounces) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Lowfat 2% Milk
Cooked brown rice (optional)
Chopped fresh cilantro

Directions HEAT oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Season one side of chicken with salt and ground black pepper; add to skillet, seasoning side down. Cook until browned; turn over and cook until no longer pick in center. Remove from skillet.

ADD bell pepper, onion, curry powder, coriander and turmeric to same skillet; cook, stirring frequently, for 4 minutes. Stir in garlic and ginger; cook for 30 seconds or until fragrant.

ADD evaporated milk; stir to break up any brown bits on bottom of pan. Add cooked chicken with any juices that have accumulated to skillet along with peas. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until heated through. Serve over rice; top with cilantro.

Cook’s Tip: If you prefer a thicker sauce, combine 1 teaspoon cornstarch with 1 tablespoon cool water and add with evaporated milk in skillet. Nutritional Information

Calories: 220 Calories from Fat: 45 Total Fat: 5 g
Saturated Fat: 1.5 g Cholesterol: 65 mg Sodium: 160 mg
Carbohydrates: 17 g Dietary Fiber: 3 g Sugars: 11 g
Protein: 28 g

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Karla Bond

As a full-time career oriented mother of one, I love to chat and write about topics that matter to me in my life. My day has to starts with a cup of joe and usually ends with exhaustion. I have a passion for cross stitching and of course spending time with the kiddo. I am always on the look out for topics to write about like recipes, healthy living, and products I find fascinating.

10 Responses to Happy Healthy Monday

  1. Looks yummy! Thanks for posting.
    @PamelaMKramer – A Renaissance Woman´s last blog post ..Mamavation Monday

  2. Sorry to hear you’re having a rough time of it. Losing weight can be frustrating when it doesn’t happen “right away”. One of the things that helps me is to track my measurements because I lose inches faster than weight. BUT, I didn’t know that until I started keeping track.

    So for example, the first week I started on my protein shakes I lost 6 inches and 1 pound. Now, when I thought about how much I didn’t eat, and all the sacrifices, that 1 pound seemed like a slap on the face. But then I took my measurements and saw a drastic change and that motivated me to go on. Just a thought!

    Hope you find your “gruve” this week! 🙂

    Ivette
    Ivette Muller´s last blog post ..Mamavation Weekly Update

  3. Keep icing that knee and elevate it. Hopefully the pain will go down in the next days. Change needs to happen slowly with small steps and small goals. Maybe start by increasing your water intake everyday (a good goal to start with if you’re having knee/leg problems). Then take out a food or foods that are bad for you, then add in walking daily etc. Develop one habit at a time and tell yourself daily that you are committed and you are going to achieve your goals but it will take time and perseverance. You can do it Karla 🙂
    Steph (@fitmomtraining)´s last blog post ..Mamavation Monday-September 6- 2010

  4. Joanna says:

    You can do it! I’m so sorry to hear that you are feeling in the dumps, but I can totally relate to that ball of lard feeling. 🙁 You can totally do this, a step at a time. Steph’s advice above is awesome! I’m constantly regrouping, I just do it on Twitter so I don’t have to post about it on Mondays! LOL

    Seriously, though, I love your recipes, you are such an inspiration! I hope you start feeling better soon, and I can’t wait until you are back up to full speed so we can kick butts together! 🙂
    Joanna´s last blog post ..Mamavation Monday- Better Than Never!

  5. lorrie says:

    you are not a failure you just had a bad week thats all and i dont want to hear you getting down on yourself you can do it and keep going. hugs and get better soon
    lorrie´s last blog post ..Making Friends with Your Scale

  6. Kyle McCauley says:

    Thanks for this awesome recipe Karla! It looks amazing! I can’t wait to give it a try!
    Kyle McCauley´s last blog post ..Are You Missing The Secret Ingredient For Online Marketing Success

  7. Heather @ Not a DIY Life says:

    Take care of yourself, girl! Rest up if your body is telling you too. Miss you!

  8. Karla, hang in there and stay positive. This meal looks really good. My son would like it so I’ll forward it onto my wife. Just remember take it one day at a time. Even one hour at a time if you have to.

    All my best,
    Mike
    Mike Pedersen´s last blog post ..The Secret To Success When Networking For Realtors

  9. Rachel says:

    HUGS I was thinking about you and wondering how you have been! I agree with Heather, rest up… and take care of YOU!!

    HUGS!!
    Rachel´s last blog post ..Running in the Rain

  10. Ayanna Mitchell says:

    Yum-o! Love chicken…Love curry…Love one pot dishes! Will definitely try this one! Sounds delicious – always looking for new ways to cook chicken. Feel better soon!

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