What’s the deal with the holiday season and cookies? I’ve been eating cookies all day long.
Coffee and a cookie.
Lunch then a cookie.
Kids all napping…. I think I’ll have a cookie.
Dinner then a cookie.
I’m up to my neck in cookies. Anyone else? In an attempt to balance out the cookie madness I’m sharing 3 easy, high protein, low carb dinners to get your blood sugar back in check. Plus did I mention they are super easy and kid friendly?
Note: I loosely followed this recipe based on ingredients I had on hand. I used fresh arugula in place of her spinach and served with balsamic asparagus.
Note: This might be the easiest recipe of all time! Super versatile dish that can be served a number of ways. I used only one larger jar of salsa (the recipe called for 2) and made sure it was mild so my kids could enjoy it.
Recipe 3: Honey Mustard Chicken Tenders
1 lb chicken breasts cut in strips
honey mustard dressing
panko bread crumbs
butter or olive oil for drizzling (optional for richer flavor)
Marinate chicken in honey mustard dressing for at least one hour. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Shake excess dressing from chicken, dredge in bread crumbs, drizzle with olive oil or butter (optional) and bake in oven for about 20 mins or until internal temperature reaches 165.
Note: I’ve been baking these on a wire rack over a cookie sheet so the bottom doesn’t get mushy. Broiling for the last 2 minutes also gives the top a golden crisp. Serve with honey mustard dipping sauce and roasted sweet potatoes.
Okay so let’s be honest. How many cookies have you had today?