I'm happy to report that the Tone It Up "Seven Day" (in quotes because I met my goal in five days) was a success! I was able to join my brother for his 30th birthday and drink wine guilt-free;)
Following is a great recipe for fall. It's packed with protein and the fat can be reduced by using less meat and more mushrooms. You can also hold the rice to reduce the carbs.
In a pot, saute 4 ounces cooked, sliced spicy chicken sausage in 1 tbps oil until brown.
In the same pot, cook 2 cups sliced crimini mushrooms until soft
Pour in 1/4 cup water, 1/4 cup white wine and 4 cups chopped kale
Add 1/4 tsp dried thyme and 1/8 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
Cook till kale is wilted, about 4 minutes
Add 2 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth and 1/2 tsp salt; simmer 15 minutes.
Stir in 1 1/2 cups cooked wild rice; simmer 5 more minutes