A Super Fast and Healthy Saturday Night Dinner For One

By Saturday night we never seem to have any food left in the fridge. Which makes it really easy to justify eating out for the majority of the weekend. But since I’m eating healthy and definitely not eating out again until after the wedding, I have to be a little bit more creative about making a healthy dinner on Saturday night. So tonight I defrosted some chicken, sautéed up some spinach, and made some Israeli couscous. And it was a delicious, super fast, and healthy dinner for one.
Chicken, Garlicy Spinach, and Couscous
1 chicken breast
1.5 tbsp. EVOO
1/4 cup Israeli couscous (cooked in 3/4 cup water; 3:1 ratio)
1 tsp. smart balance
2 big handfuls of spinach
1 tsp. crushed garlic
1/2 tsp, red pepper flake
Salt & pepper to taste
I cooked up the couscous in water with a little Smart Balance.
Sautéed up my spinach in 1/2 tbsp. of EVOO then added garlic and red pepper flake.
I sliced my chicken and sautéed in 1 tbsp. EVOO (drain the excess oil when you’re chicken is all cooked though).
When everything was cooked I tossed it in a bowl and inhaled the whole thing.

Author: Domestocrat

I'm a lady who enjoys photography, football, cooking, long drives with the windows down, This American Life, kettlecorn, hot yoga, pop punk, my nephews, my cat Reggie, and my home: Boston.

One thought

  1. I make that all the time, except I generally grill the chicken on the foreman and have it with uncooked baby spinach tossed with a little balsamic & goat cheese. I also switch out the chicken for salmon for extra omega 3s, and have some steamed brocc. with hummus if I feel extra hungry for the fiber. There’s also this low carb pasta I love, called carba nada that is AWESOME and tastes just like regular pasta and has even fewer carbs than whole wheat pasta (though not as much fiber).

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s