So Caitlin and I have been slacking on the recipe posts. To be honest, we haven’t been able to cook/look at anything but canned chicken and frozen pizza.
But, I’m pretending like these sound good at the moment because they are a great alternative to fried chicken nuggets for the kiddos…
Almond Crusted Chicken Fingers
- 1 pound of boneless, skinless chicken breast
- 2 beaten eggs
- 1 cup almond meal
- 1 tsp salt and pepper
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- In a bowl, mix the almond meal with the salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and pepper.
- Slice the chicken breast pieces into 1-2″ wide strips, cutting them evenly as possible.
- Heat 1 Tbsp of olive oil in a pan.
- Dip each chicken tender into the egg, coating each side and then coat evenly with the almond meal mixture.
- Cook in the pan for 4-5 minutes a side. When the first batch of chicken is cooked, add the other tablespoon of oil to the pan and cook the remaining chicken tenders.
- When the tenders are cooked, remove and place on a cookie sheet.
- Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes until the tenders are cooked through.
Worth a shot if you have picky eaters (like myself).
Speaking of picky eaters, can I rant for a second?
This is the only way my child will eat sitting down- watching Elmo or Dora the Explorer. The pediatrician scolded me and said to remove all forms of stimulation. I’m sorry, but who has time for that? Actually eat or go pour yourself 20 glasses of wine/sparkling cider because you just can’t take it anymore?
If your child is 18 months old and sits perfectly at the table/Panera/fancy restaurant, I don’t want to hear it. Instead I want to hear of all the “go against the pediatrician” moms out there to back me up. Please and thank you.
In an attempt to get anyone to try a workout with your friends this weekend TO WIN COOL PRIZES this weekend’s workout requires zero equipment and less than 15 minutes. It’s a fitness test that we really should’ve done the very first Playground Workout. Just grab a timer and some friends:
1 minute each and 30 second break in between
Squats to touch the ground
Have your moms write down their numbers (how many of each they complete in a minute) and try this test again in a month or more. If you want to see if they can maintain those numbers, have them try this circuit 2 or 3 times.
Now doesn’t this seem like something you can whip out before cocktails Saturday night and snap a picture to enter our contest?!
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What healthy alternatives do you use for your kid’s comfort foods?
How do you entertain your child during meals?
What is the worst advice you’ve ever gotten from the pediatrician?