Seven Reasons to Diet with a Buddy
When you’re on a diet, having a strong support system can mean the difference between success and failure. We have a major league support team at Plan Z, but if you can add a personal support network to that and buddy up, the benefits are even greater.
A buddy can be a spouse or significant other, or a friend that lives nearby. Sometimes buddies are coworkers who support each other at work. In other cases, they live across the country from each other! What’s better with a buddy? Everything! I’ve listed seven of my favorite reasons below...
This is a super easy meal to make; made even easier by doing it in your slow cooker. Simple Italian.
Servings: Serves 4
4 skinless chicken breasts
sea salt and pepper to taste
2 tsp of minced garlic (jar garlic will do)
1 large onion, thinly sliced
½ cup of chicken broth
1/3 cup of balsamic vinegar
15 oz can of diced tomatoes
2 tsp of Italian seasoning
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This is super easy. Just take out a medium sauté pan and spray with olive oil. Spray the top of the chicken breasts and grate salt and pepper over them. Put top down in the pan and saute on medium high for three minutes just to brown the one side.
Turn them over and add everything else. Stir to mix it all up. Cover and cook on medium low (just so you see a little bit of bubbling) for 15 to 20 minutes until the chicken breasts are cooked through (no pink remaining). And serve.
If you have a cup of onions and tomatoes that will be your veggie too or if you don’t you can have the balance using another vegetable. Green beans would be good.
Slow Cooker Version:
Follow the directions above but brown one side of your chicken breasts before you put all of the ingredients in the slow cooker. If you don’t mind your chicken breasts looking on the pale white side you can literally put all of the ingredients in the slow cooker right out of the refrigerator and cupboard and just turn it on. Cook for seven hours on low or 4 hours on high and it should be ready to eat.
In the slow cooker version you might need more chicken broth. You’ll want to fill it to about an inch from the top. Depends on the size of your breast pieces and your cooker. Just make sure your chicken is covered.