Here's how I tweaked it, a little.
One day I'll be able to take good pictures of the food we make with all our cool kitchen gadgets! For now, you get what you get! 🤣
Michael and I are really trying to up our game with being healthy, and this booty isn't gonna build itself 😆 So, we are meal prepping for lunches and pre-breakfast snacks... yeah, that's a thing! We are also getting fruits and veggies as prepped as possible so it doesn't feel like it is taking us hours to make dinner. If this sounds like you, then this blog is about to become your friend. Every week we will be posting the recipes we have chosen to make, what we think about them, and what we tweaked to make it our own... if we did. Always giving credit where we got the original recipe, of course.
This bowl was really good! 😋
To be honest, meal prepping has never been anything that I was interested in doing because I don't use microwaves, so all the food will be cold all the time! 🙃 But it was getting to a point where it would be 3-4pm and we hadn't eaten lunch because we were both busy with work and didn't want to stop to make food and eat. Sound familiar? So, I searched for some fun and tasty foods. This recipe has been popping up everywhere for me, and we decided to give it a try! We were not disappointed.
We did notice there was no Tzatziki sauce, so we made our own. You can buy healthier Tzatziki sauce, do not think you have to be this ambitious! 🤣 It was a lot of fun to make and a delicious addition, if I do say so myself.
This recipe called for turmeric in the rice and we thought that was fantastic! If you aren't aware of the health benefits of turmeric here ya go... anti-inflammatory, helps with memory, helps lessen pain, lowers risk of heart disease, helps fight depression, helps prevent cancer, and more! Why would we take it out? 🤷🏼♀️
One thing I have remembered lately is, prepping and cooking are therapeutic AF! It has been a lot of fun and relaxing to prep and cook meals. I'm not saying it's not tedious cutting up all the ingredients, but it is very satisfying when you take that first bite and it is so damn delicious! And you get to say, "hey, I made this!" You can also get a lot of anger out if you have to tenderize meat 🤣🤪
Greek Pita Bowl with Greek Yogurt Tzatziki Sauce
Check to see if you have these already if not, write these ingredients down or put them in a note on your phone and take them with you when you go to the store:
Chicken - she used thighs, we used tenderloins
Fat Free Feta - we added avocado instead
Definitely make a list when you go, no matter how great you think your memory is or that you'll just look up the recipe when you get there. Make it easy for yourself and make a damn list!
1 cup of rice + 2 cups of water
1/2 tablespoon of turmeric
1 bay leaf
1/4 teaspoon pepper (this helps metabolize many of the activities contained within turmeric)
Grill or bake boneless, skinless chicken thighs, we used tenderloins. There are about 26 less calories in tenderloins. You will need 25 ounces of cooked chicken for each bowl.
2 roma tomatoes (240 grams)
100 g red onion (weigh after you cut)
1 cucumber - we used english cucumbers
How to prep the bowl:
4 ounces of cooked rice
5 ounces of cooked chicken
1/5 cup diced veggies
2 tablespoons hummus
sprinkle of paprika
4 grams of fat-free feta (we did avocado and that is 5 less calories than feta, still a healthy fat)
2 kalamata olives
If you make the recipe exactly the way the original recipe states then you will have 378 calories.
We use Portion Fix containers from Beachbody to "calorie count". Here is what my bowl looked like using portion containers. This is:
1 green - veggies
1 red - protein
1 yellow - carb
1 healthy fat