Orange Chicken

I am not on any strict diet, but I do try to focus on eating healthy, natural ingredients. I’m also a sucker for everything opposite. When I saw this orange chicken recipe on pinterest, I knew I needed to try it. Even if it wasn’t exactly what I order from restaurants, it was certainly delicious.

Diced Chicken

Diced Chicken

I had to adjust this recipe since I only have one place to cook. I do have two different pans though. I started by cooking the chicken first. Since I don’t have a traditional kitchen, AND my bathroom is currently under construction, I could not drain the chicken while cooking. It took me a little longer to cook it, but I don’t believe it affected the taste at all. Once the chicken had cooked, I started cooking the orange sauce. Also, I don’t like spicy foods, so I did not use the chili garlic sauce.

Orange zest, orange juice, ginger & soy sauce

Orange zest, orange juice, ginger & soy sauce

Thickening

Thickening

As the sauce started to thicken, I added the chicken to the sauce and let it all cook together. Once the chicken was coated, I poured it over rice I had cooked earlier in the day.

Orange Chicken

Orange Chicken

Yogurt Oatmeal

I am trying to make my breakfasts much more healthy. I like making eggs, but that isn’t realistic every day, so I’ve turned to oatmeal. My friend Lorraine posted an overnight recipe in which her son didn’t have a blood sugar spike after eating. If you’re familiar with diabetes, you’ll realize this is incredible and rare. I knew that I had to try it. My friend Brian sent me some mason jars and off I went.

These are the ingredients I used this week. Other weeks I have made different flavors.

These are the ingredients I used this week. Other weeks I have made different flavors.

The reason my breakfasts are so important is because I’m training for a half marathon. I need a healthy breakfast packed with complex carbs and protein so that my blood sugar will not plummet while I’m on the road. ¬†When I bolus correctly, this is exactly what I need. I first tried the blueberry maple oatmeal which I loved, but am using the banana peanut butter one when I have long runs. My body is loving bananas right now.

Oats & Milk & Yogurt

Oats & Milk & Yogurt

Chia Seeds, Maple Syrup and Peanut Butter. Then Shake!

Chia Seeds, Maple Syrup and Peanut Butter. Then Shake!

Fit as much fruit as possible before putting the cover on.

Fit as much fruit as possible before putting the cover on.

It is quite simple, really. Put all ingredients (oats, yogurt, milk, chia seeds, maple syrup & peanut butter) into your jar and shake to mix it all together. It will become quite liquid-like, and you’ll be able to mix your fruit into it. I try to get as many banana slices as possible in the jar. The top goes on, it goes in the fridge and it tastes delicious in the morning. I hope that you enjoy just like I have!