Monday, July 9
Go Go Mango Chicken
After a week of gluttony I am hopping (back) on the Tone It Up slim down wagon. This time with the "Beach Babe" 5 day slim down. The Beach Babe is a Hawaiian inspired version of the regular Tone It Up nutrition plan full of tropical fruit, lean protein and coconut (oil/water/milk.) Much like the traditional 7 day slim down the 5 day encourages members to avoid grains/starches, exercise twice a day and stay hydrated. Easy to do when the recommended food and drink is so delicious. And who wouldn't want to start the day off with a dip in the pool when it's already 70 degrees outside?
I'll admit, the plan does require quite a bit of prep work (thanks to all those fresh ingredients) But here is a Beach Babe inspired recipe that may also be the easy thing you'll ever cook.
2 Skinless Chicken Breasts
1 12 oz jar Pineapple Salsa (Trader Joe's)
1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen Mango chunks
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Place chicken breasts in baking dish, cover with salsa and top with mango chunks. Lightly drape with aluminum foil
Bake for 30 - 40 mins or until chicken is done and juices run clear.
If you don't live near a Trader Joe's (or you forget the salsa like I did) you can make your own with other ingredients from the Beach Babe 5 Day:
1 cup finely chooped fresh pineapple
1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
2 Tbs jalapeno pepper
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup chopped red onion
1/2 tsp cumin