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Chicken For Breakfast?

21 Mar

I write this while sitting on a uber comfy living room chair, laptop on my lap (shocking place for it huh? lol) with my left arm pinned to my body by my roomie’s cat…oh, and don’t go thinking my right arm is free to do as it pleases, there is a paw resting on my arm with claws lightly touching my skin – those claws start to actually sink into my skin whenever the cat decides he needs a little scratch behind his ears or a cuddle…I’m pretty sure he’s training me…and what’s sad is it’s working!

Last week I went in to my bedroom, turned on the light and started looking in my dresser for a shirt when I glanced over at my bed and saw the cat laying along the edge of my pillow, head raised glaring at me since obviously my entering my room had disturbed him…wanna know what I did/said? I apologized! Yup, that’s right, first words outta my mouth were “oh I’m sorry, I didn’t realize you were sleeping” then I gave him a little cuddle. I’m pretty sure he smirked at me and then cracked a whip. *shakes head*

What do these stories have to do with my weight loss? Absolutely nothing, lol, just thought you’d enjoy them. πŸ˜‰

To the food! I am trying to increase the amount of protein I eat per day since it’s an area I have always sucked at. It’s not that I don’t like meat, I am definitely not a vegetarian, it’s just, well, I don’t like cooking meat – it’s icky, and I always think I am going to poison myself lol. With all the exercise I am doing now I really need to make sure I get enough protein per day to keep building my muscles and supply my body with energy so this means I have to actually cook and eat more meat, sigh.

At first I was eating fish steaks, bought from M&M’s Meat Shop, they are individually packaged, wild salmon, have a variety of sauce flavours, so easy to cook even I can do it, yummy, cheap and healthy…so all around an excellent choice! πŸ™‚ However, you can’t eat fish everyday, one reason is tastebud boredom and the other is…um, hmm…I’m sure there is another reason, an actual foodie reason, something about mercury or fat or something…I dunno, I don’t feel like googling right now, so let’s stick with tastebud boredom, you can’t eat the same thing everyday, you’d get bored super fast and find yourself cheating on your eating plan!

To switch it up I bought chicken, I buy the boxes of frozen chicken breasts that are already flavoured so all I hafta do is throw em in the oven, wait about 40 minutes and boom! Meat! Cooked meat! It’s like a freakin miracle everytime I cook it lol πŸ˜‰ They also come in a variety of flavours, are healthy, not quite as cheap but I buy em when they are on sale so that helps and easy to cook. πŸ™‚

Normally I eat my chicken or fish for dinner, cause well, that’s what society taught me is normal…we eat toast or cereal or oatmeal or coffee or something else similar for brekkie, a sandwich or something fast food like for lunch, some form of meat with veggies and potatoes or rice for dinner, and something sweet for Β dessert…I mean, that is how we roll in North America, right? But who says we have to follow those rules? Why can’t people eat soup for brekkie, or a sandwich? And don’t we all love having pancakes for dinner every now and then? It’s like we’re ok with shifting some foods around and considering it a treat but not others…weird huh?

Since I no longer eat any of those foods I listed for the standard brekkie options I have had to change how I eat. My breakfast now is a protein shake and half a piece of fruit (today it was an apple) then an hour later I usually have an egg, 2 slices of turkey bacon, 2 slices of tomato and the other half of the fruit. Can I tell you how bored I was getting with that? Not only bored but kinda grossed out by eating turkey bacon every freakin day. I used to have turkey bacon maaaaybe twice a month, it was a treat, something to have on a weekend when I slept in and was making brunch but now, having it daily, it’s starting to become more and more a food I want to avoid – which is not good when it’s an easy way to get some morning protein, eek! So today I switched things around – ooooh I’m so daring! πŸ˜‰ teehee

I had my protein shake and half an apple and while I was getting that all ready I put a Cajun flavored chicken breast in the oven, yeah, Cajun for breakfast was a little odd but it was either that or BBQ lol. I wasn’t sure I’d be able to actually eat it when the time came, I’m ridiculously picky about my first meal of the day, I have an over sensitive stomach πŸ˜› but it was actually good. I had half the chicken breast, one egg, and some cheese (I melted the cheese on the chicken to try to counter act some of the spicyness – fyi, it didn’t really work)

I was quite happy with my chicken breakfast and even happier when at dinner time all I had to do was heat up the other half of the chicken breast instead of wait the full 40 minutes for it to cook. πŸ™‚ lol

I hit a record high (for me) amount of protein for the day, I managed to get 122.3 grams. Now yes, a big part of that is because I have two protein shakes a day but I am also making food choices that provide me with natural protein. So the chicken, the egg, I had some peanut butter on a celery stick for a snack, some pistachios, cottage cheese…things like that, they all add up. No worries, I also have veggies and fruit during the day but today’s post is about protein lol.

I don’t know that I’ll want half a chicken breast for breakfast everyday, if I do that I’m sure I’ll start looking at the chicken breast the same way I’m starting to look at the turkey bacon so I’m going to have to start of thinking of alternatives…crap, more work! πŸ˜› I miss the days of eating a bowl of cereal or having some toast, breakfast used to be the easiest meal of the day, and my favourite, now it’s the most finicky and my least favourite, so weird how these things can change on us huh? Β πŸ˜›

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6 Responses to “Chicken For Breakfast?”

  1. lynned83 March 21, 2012 at 1:04 am #

    Wow! Chicken for breakfast…..not sure if I’d be able to manage that, but after reading this, I might have to give it a try. πŸ™‚

    PS: The cat bit was really funny! We have a cat so I can totally relate to the whole…”apologising for disrupting her comfort”…Hehehehee

    • shrinkingwmn March 21, 2012 at 1:38 am #

      yeah, not gonna lie, eating chicken for breakfast was weird, but it tasted good and gave me a great hit of protein to start my day with – better then the turkey bacon! lol lemme know if you manage it, I’d love to hear what others think of having a traditional dinner food for breakfast. πŸ™‚

      glad you liked the cat story, sometimes I wonder if there isn’t a cat conspiracy happening and we are all being trained by our cats to be subservient so when they take over the world we don’t even try to stop them, we just bow and apologize for being in the way lol…I think maybe I have too much time on my hands πŸ˜›

      • lynned83 March 21, 2012 at 1:41 am #

        Hahahaa!! My boyfriend says the same thing! πŸ˜‰

        Will let you know about the chicken….x

  2. phil Mo July 26, 2012 at 1:22 am #

    Hi – I stumbled across your site when googling chicken for breakfast. I have been eating for a few weeks now, chicken breast, cut into slices chucnks, cubes, with fresh pineapple, or tinned pineapple slices / pieces. Makes a refreshing change to the normal, wheat stuff (muffins, bread etc), porridge. I’ve never really been a breakfast person, other than an apple or banana. Cooked breakfasts are OK, but hey, everyday – bad. I also have been trying, which is what they would typically eat in India, and what I ate when I have been out there, is vegetable or meat samosas for breakfast. Lovely. πŸ™‚

    • Phil July 26, 2012 at 1:25 am #

      PS – You can use any fruit, yesterday tried mangoe, and today tried tinned manderines. Is that weird ????

      • shrinkingwmn August 13, 2012 at 11:08 pm #

        Hi Phil, how were those tinned manderines? any good? I’ve eaten canned fruit before, quite often actually but mostly peaches, it’s so much cheaper to buy them canned and hey, then you can eat them year round! lol Samosas for breakfast huh? Guess I can’t judge as I used to think it was weird to have chicken for breakfast lol I really like your idea of adding the fruit to the chicken, makes it more interesting for sure. Thanks for reading! πŸ™‚

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