Chicken Breast with Feta and Artichoke

14188347_10154417515860102_2883133869719641584_o-1Found this on the teambeachbody.com website, tried it and LOVED it!

Total Time:

1 hr. 28 min. Prep Time: 10 min.

Cooking Time: 18 min.

Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients:

1 cup nonfat plain yogurt 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped 3 Tbsp. chopped fresh oregano, divided use 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley, divided use 1½ tsp. fresh lemon juice 1 tsp. ground black pepper 8 (4-oz. each) raw chicken breasts, boneless, skinless 1 cup crumbled feta cheese (about 5 oz.) 1 medium tomato, chopped ½ cup canned artichoke hearts, packed in water, drained ½ cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped, reconstituted in hot water for 10 minutes, drained Nonstick cooking spray

Preparation:

1. Combine yogurt, garlic, 2 Tbsp. oregano, 1 Tbsp. parsley, lemon juice, and pepper in a medium bowl; whisk to blend.

2. Place chicken in a glass dish. Top with yogurt mixture. Marinate in the refrigerator, covered, turning once, for at least 1 hour and up to overnight.

3. Preheat grill or broiler on high.

4. Combine cheese, tomato, artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, remaining 1 Tbsp. oregano, and 1 remaining Tbsp. parsley in a large bowl; mix well. Set aside.

5. Grill or broil chicken for 4 to 5 minutes on each side, or until no longer pink in the middle. Set aside.

6. Heat oven 350° F.

7. Place chicken on a baking pan lightly coated with spray. Top each piece with 1 rounded Tbsp. of cheese mixture. Bake for 5 to 8 minutes, or until the cheese is lightly browned.


3 Ways to Make a Cookie Healthy

Sweet Tooths UNITE! There’s nothing I like better than sugar. Unfortunately, that doesn’t work well with my “girlish figure” so to speak. Plus, sugar contributes to unpleasantness like diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. In my health journey, I have struggled with cutting sugar out of my diet. I have been seen begging my husband to finish off a box of cookies so I won’t eat them, stealing candy from my children’s stash when they’ve gone to bed, and even coming up with reasons to take my daughter out for ice cream when she doesn’t even want it. It isn’t pretty. The struggle is REAL.

My saving grace? Shakeology recipes that taste like cookie milk shakes. Here are my top 3:

chocchipcookiedoeshakeoChocolate Chip Cookie Dough

1 scoop Vanilla Shakeology

1 tsp Vanilla extract

1 tsp nut butter (I personally love Sunbutter)

1-2 tsp chocolate chips

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

1 cup Ice

Blend and enjoy!

20160201_154229.jpgThin Mint Shakeology

1 scoop Chocolate Shakeology

1/4 tsp mint extract (that stuff is strong yo!)

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

1 cup ice

Blend and enjoy!

Snickerdoodle Shakeology

snickerdoodle1 scoop Vanilla Shakeology

1 tsp nut butter (I personally love Sunbutter)

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp honey

cinnamon to taste

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

1 cup ice

Blend and enjoy!