Melt in Your Mouth Chicken

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 a year ago! The news does involve losing the baby weight I gained. 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 all of you, as well as share some yummy recipes, tips and ideas! You don't have to be on Medifast to enjoy these recipes 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 made it to my goal weight and then nature happened... I got pregnant. It was one of the most special moments of my life because my little peanut was born! I did re-gain some of weight back, but I am ready to get this baby weight off.

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 bakes, 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 would enjoy these Lean and Green recipes even in maintenance and I think that is what is most important. Choosing a weight loss plan that will not only get you to your weight loss goal, but allow you to succeed in maintenance as well.

Here is an example of a yummy Lean option! This chicken came out so moist just as the title suggests. Make sure you don't over cook the chicken otherwise it will dry out. This is a yummy dish the entire family will enjoy!

Melt in Your Mouth Chicken

 28 oz raw boneless, skinless, chicken breasts or tenderloins ~ should yield  20 oz cooked (3 1/3 Leaner)
1 cup plain 2% Fage Greek yogurt (2/3 Leaner)
1 tsp garlic powder (2 Condiments)
1/2 tsp salt (2 Condiments)
1/2 tsp black pepper (1 Condiment)
1/4 to 1/2 cup grated reduced fat parmesan cheese (4 Condiments) *
1/2 tbsp dried parsley (1/2 Condiment)
1 tsp dried basil (1/2 Condiment)

Preheat oven to 375 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, parmesan cheese and seasonings in a medium size bowl.
Distribute yogurt mixture evenly over chicken.
Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until done. Be careful not to over cook.
  Divide into 4 servings.

Makes 4 Servings
Each serving provides 1 Leaner and 2.5 Condiments
(You still need 3 Greens and 1 Healthy Fat per serving)

* If you can not find reduced fat parmesan cheese, you can use regular parmesan cheese but decrease the amount to 1/4 cup which counts as 4 Condiments. 1/4 cup will still provide plenty of flavor.

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