Melt in Your Mouth Chicken

Friday, June 21, 2013

I have some wonderful news to share with you guys! No, I am not pregnant LOL! For some reason whenever I mention "good news", my family or friends think I am pregnant :)  Maybe because I still look prego from my last pregnancy, but sshhhh that was over a year ago! The news does involve losing the baby weight I gained because I am determined to get back to my pre- baby weight! How am I going to do it? With Medifast! I have officially become one of Medifast's bloggers! I am so excited and truly thankful for this opportunity to share my Medifast weight loss experience with you, as well as some yummy recipes, tips and ideas! You don't have to be on Medifast to make these recipes I post on my blog because most of the dishes are family friendly and just pretty darn good!

Many of you already know that I am not new to Medifast. In fact, I actually almost made it to my goal weight and then nature happened and I got pregnant. It was the best time of my life because my little peanut was born! I did re-gain all my weight back but it was so worth it. Now I am ready to finish what I started.

So why do I like Medifast? Well, I have been on probably every diet out there. I am quite an experienced dieter. Let's see... there was the cookie diet. How could I resist that one? Eating cookies all day? Sounded like my kind of diet! Problem was, although I love cookies, I got tired of  JUST eating cookies and one additional meal day in and day out. It was BORING! Not to mention the cookies were just so-so, but that could be because I was all cookied out. I didn't think that could happen but it did.

I tried the HCG diet and did the injections. Yes! I injected myself! That diet only lasted a few months. I was hungry all the time because the calories were too low for me, around 600 if I remember correctly. Then there was the South Beach Diet and Weight Watchers. I can't really say anything bad about them, except they required more planning when it came to preparing my meals. Being on so many different types of weight loss programs, you learn which ones work for you and which ones don't. Medifast works for me. It works because it doesn't require much planning except when it comes to your Lean and Green meal. If you don't know what Medifast is, you eat 5 of their meals which range from brownies, chocolate chip soft bake, oatmeals, soups, shakes, bars, pancakes, mac and cheese and much, much more!  My favorite is the Cappuccino Calorie Burn which I have every morning. I still haven't gotten tired of that one yet. Then you have a Lean and Green meal for the day. This is where I like to get creative! I would've never guessed I could have pizza with a crust made from cauliflower or spaghetti and meatballs with the use of spaghetti squash as a substitute for pasta. I can really see myself eating these Lean and Green recipes on maintenance and I think that is what is important. Choosing a weight loss plan that will not only get you to your weight loss goal but allows you to succeed in maintenance as well.

Here is an example of a yummy Lean option! This recipe was given to me by another Medifaster, Leanne Hinkle. I always love to try out new recipes so if you have one you want to share, leave me a comment or message me on my face book page Sandy's Kitchen: Medifast Friendly Recipes! Thanks so much for this great recipe Leanne! The chicken came out very moist, as the title suggested. It is very important you don't over cook the chicken otherwise it will dry out. I lowered the temperature to 350 degrees instead of keeping it at 375 degrees. I also decreased the salt since Parmesan cheese already has a lot of sodium. Otherwise, this was a yummy dish!

Disclosure: I receive free product in order to evaluate and comment on my experiences on the Medifast Program. Medifast products and the Medifast Program are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or illness. Any medical improvements noted while on the program are related to weight loss in general, and not to Medifast products or programs.


Melt in Your Mouth Chicken

Shared by Leanne Hinkle
Ingredients:
28 oz raw boneless, skinless, chicken breasts or tenderloins - should cook down to 18 oz (3 Leans)
1- 1/2 cups low fat plain Greek yogurt  - I used Fage 2% plain Greek yogurt (1 Lean)
1 tsp garlic powder (2 Condiments)
3/4 tsp salt (3 Condiments)
1/2 tsp pepper (1 Condiment)
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (4 Condiments)
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line a 13 x 9 inch baking pan with non-stick foil. This is optional but it makes clean up easier.
Place chicken in baking pan in a single layer.
Combine yogurt with Parmesan cheese and seasonings in a medium sized bowl.
Distribute yogurt mixture evenly over chicken.
Bake 45 minutes or until done. Be careful not to over cook.
  Divide into 4 servings.

4 Servings with 1 Leaner Lean and 2.5 Condiments per serving (You still need 1 Healthy Fat per serving)



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