I can’t believe Christmas is so close! I am very excited, but sometimes I miss the innocent excitement from when I was a kid. Like feeling that Christmas break last forrevvvver, when it was really only 10 days. Or waking up on Christmas morning. Or truly analyzing if Santa was real.

I still think he is. :)

I have been lacking dinner ideas lately. I think my brain is fried from holiday baking. I did remember that a few weeks ago my hubby asked if I could make him a ‘healthy’ fried chicken. I was on a mission. I couldn’t allow him to return to a daily dinner of plain egg whites and plain pasta. That would also mean I’d have to fumigate my house.

I made an oat flour (my friend, Cindy’s, idea). IMG_2856 IMG_2857

Then dipped the chicken in the oat flour, egg, and whole wheat bread crumbs, and put in a pan with some olive oil.

If you don’t have whole wheat bread crumbs, you can make your own! I usually toast up some ezekiel bread and throw it into the food processor. Voila!

The final product:

Hubby said it tasted like Long John Silver’s chicken. I’ve never eaten there, and he hasn’t in over 15 years. So take that with a grain of salt.

Whole Wheat Breaded Crispy Chicken
2 chicken breasts
1/3 cup oats, blended into a powder
1 egg, beaten
1 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
2 tablespoons olive oil
salt & pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 425. Heat skillet on medium-high heat and add olive oil. Dredge chicken in flour (+salt & pepper to taste), dip in egg, then cover with breadcrumbs. Brown in the skillet for about 3 minutes on each side. Place in oven and bake covered for 15-20 minutes.

I also made some parmesan roasted potatoes. These are a staple in our house, and the reason that we have yukon gold potatoes all the time.

I use either olive oil or cooking spray. Just depends on how much fat I want to eat after dinner. (Think huge spoonfuls of peanut butter. :))

Parmesan Roasted Potatoes
3 lbs baby yukon golds, or 6 large yukon gold potatoes
2 tablespoons olive oil (or butter/olive oil flavored cooking spray)
seasoned salt & garlic to taste
2 tablespoons parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon parsley

Preheat oven to 425. Chop potatoes into bite size pieces. Sprinkle with olive oil, seasonings, and cheese. Wrap all potatoes up in foil. Bake for 30-45 minutes.

You haven’t thrown in the towel yet with healthy eating and working out, have you? If you’re thinking of it, don’t do it! With all of the holiday eating in the next 2 weeks, it is easy to pack on 5lbs. That would just set you further from your goal. Maintain those eating and exercise habits!

25 Days of Workouts


This is a recycled workout I posted a few weeks ago. I love it so much, I thought you guys should check it out again! :)

warm up: 2 lap jog around track

sprint 200m (half of the track), jog 200m

walking lunges 100m (1/4 of track)

sprint 100m, jog 200m

Perform: 25 squats, 10 burpees, 25 pushups

jog 200m, sprint 200m

Perform: 30 alternating lunges, 25 pushups, 25 plie’ squats

jog 200m, sprint 200m

jog 200m, sprint 200m

Run steps – one time up, one time down.

20 triceps dips on bleachers

Run steps – two times up, two times down

15 triceps dips on bleachers

Run steps – three times up, three times down

10 triceps dips on bleachers

jog 200m, sprint 200m

jog 200m

walking lunges 100m

jog 200m

25 pushups

cool down: 200m jog, 200m walk

As usual, ask me anything. :)

NO MORE RESOLUTIONS! Starting in January, I’m going to post a 12 week workout plan! I’ll post the first week’s plan after Christmas, so those of you who like to plan ahead can. I’ll still be posting my usual workout & nutrition tips as well. If you’d like to participate, let me know. If you’d like to participate behind the scenes, that’s ok, too – though it won’t give you the accountability. :)

I suggest doing measurements and will give some more guidelines on how to track your progress. Ditch that scale! I will not be posting a nutrition plan. I’ve told you my thoughts on those before. I would be more than happy to assess some of your daily nutrition habits, since I am certified and have done so for a living. I’d like to get to know you first and learn more about you so I can do my job properly. If you’re interested, hit me up. :)

More details soon.