If you follow me on Facebook, then you are probably already aware that my husband, Jay, and I have committed to going wheat-free for the month of June. It seemed like a good time to do something somewhat drastic, since there are so many great fruits and veggies in season now anyway! Personally, I needed a good challenge to commit to. I always find myself saying "we should eat healthier," but what does that really mean? For me, it usually means starting out the day with sensible meals and ending with a pizza and beers at midnight! Wellllll NOT this time. We've gone cold-turkey on wheat products and I'm very pleased to report, so far, so good! I have had no uncomfortable tummy feelings over the past week and I have found myself eating until just full, not stuffed. I also gave up artificial sweeteners, mainly diet sodas. I am certain this change is very positive for us and I am excited about going on with it!!
Here is a recipe for a pretty amazing wheat-free dinner I put together the other night. (Jay grilled. I guess I can't take all the credit.)
Cilantro Grilled Chicken
- Season two chicken breasts with salt and pepper in a baking dish (will need to be covered to marinate)
- Top each piece with a teaspoon of crushed garlic
- Add a handful of torn cilantro leaves to each piece
- Squeeze a few lime wedges over the dish
- Top each with about 1/4 cup of plain Greek yogurt
- Use a fork to poke some holes in the chicken so it soaks up all the flavors
- Marinate in the fridge at least 2 hours
- Grill to perfection!
- I added a drizzle of delicious organic honey on top before serving ....mmmmmmm!!!
Baked Curry Sweet Potato Fries
- Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
- We had the worlds largest sweet potato, so I just used one and it was more than enough for two servings...
- Cut the sweet potato into small fry-size pieces
- Soak in a bowl of salted water for about 20 minutes (not a necessary step, but I find it helps them to crisp up a little more in the oven)
- Spray a baking tray with Pam (or drizzle a little olive oil to prevent sticking)
- Spread out the "fries" in an even layer
- Sprinkle with sea salt and ground pepper and yellow curry powder to taste
- Spray (or drizzle) a little more oil over the top
- Bake 15-20 minutes, or until crisp to your liking (my electric oven has a mind of it's own and sometimes bakes extremely fast)
Let me know what you think!!!