After our little family getaway in October, we all came home feeling a little under the weather. Nothing horrible, just some congestion, coughing, and generally feeling rather miserable. After two months of being focused on the low-carb recipes for my family, by the middle of October I just didn’t have the energy to even really care about finding fun new recipes. Whatever was in the cupboard or fridge became the go-to for every meal and anytime in between when someone declared, “I’m hungry!” By then, between feeling rather unhealthy to begin with, eating whatever was convenient added an extra dimension of feeling kind of blah. Now, however, we are all healthy again (at least for a while, trying to escape the annual bouts of flu and colds), so we decided to give the low-carb lifestyle another try.
Gracie found this recipe, probably on Pinterest, and it looked pretty simple. The only thing we had to buy that we don’t normally keep on hand was fresh spinach. We use fresh spinach occasionally for other recipes, but it is not something that we buy every week because if you don’t use it within a few days it gets kind of yucky. Last night we all worked together in the kitchen, frequently tripping over one another, to learn how to make this really yummy cream cheese and spinach stuffed chicken recipe. Actually, the recipe we first used was a bit different from this one, but this recipe from GIMME DELICIOUS looks a bit easier, using the same ingredients we used last night. You really should give this one a try . . . . sometimes plain ol’ chicken breasts can get rather boring, but this recipe will not disappoint.
Our first recipe called for putting the cream cheese and spinach on top of the seasoned chicken breasts in a baking dish. Then, we sprinkled mozzarella cheese on top of everything and baked it in the oven for about an hour. It was great! But the cheese on top got a little bit too browned and crispy, so when I found this recipe where you stuff the cream cheese and spinach mixture inside each chicken breast, I wanted to give this one a try next time.
I think whether you pan fry or bake them in the oven, this will work even better than the way we did it last night. We had this delicious chicken dish, along with some steamed broccoli, for supper and my whole family loved it. This one is a keeper, especially if you are looking for ways to cut back on carbs. The great thing about a low-carb / moderate protein / high (good) fat lifestyle is that most of the recipes are quite simple, and they fill you right up!
So I’m back on track, I think, to discover a whole bunch more great low-carb recipes to share with you, along with encouraging my family to cut the carbs and sugar when and where we can. I sure do feel a whole lot better when I do that.
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