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A Girl’s Night with a Chicken Sweet Potato and Apple Bake

Last night I had a “Girls Night.”  I love a girl’s night and hope I have them through my twenties, thirties, forties, until forever!  Three of my best friends came over to celebrate Christina’s birthday.  We completely vegged out.  Which means, comfy clothes, wine, dinner, dessert, and even some silly yoga.

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I wanted to make a nice fall dish for everyone.  I thought about it all day trying to think up a dish.  I knew I wanted sweet potatoes, maybe some fall vegetables, and chicken.  Then I remembered the sweet potato and apple hash I made recently and got inspired by that.  I decided it would be easier to make a one dish meal – ya know take a bunch of ingredients, throw them in a pan, put it in the oven, and done – that’s my kind of meal!  And so was born the Chicken Sweet Potato and Apple Bake.

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Chicken Sweet Potato and Apple Bake

  • 4 Organic Chicken Breasts
  • 1 Macintosh Apple (cut into small cubes)
  • 2 Sweet Potatoes / Yams (cut into cubes)
  • 1 Red Onion (cut into cubes)
  • 3-4 Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cinnamon
  • Fresh Rosemary

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.  Put the coconut oil in a casserole dish and put it in the oven for a couple of minutes for it to melt.  Place the 4 chicken breasts in the dish and salt and pepper each side.  Add in the sweet potatoes, apples, and onions on top of and around the chicken.  Sprinkle a little more salt and pepper and a dash of cinnamon over the dish.  Top with some fresh rosemary.  Cover with tin foil or lid and place in the oven for 40-45 minutes.  Enjoy with a grilled vegetable – I did asparagus last night.

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After dinner and a few glasses of wine we had plenty of girl talk, life in your 20s talk, more wine, pumpkin spice hershey kisses (so good), selfies, and down dog practice!  All in all it was a pretty fabulous night.  Girls nights are always good for the soul.

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Coconut Teriyaki Chicken Stir Fry

I haven’t made stir-fry in ages!  I don’t even know how that’s possible but when my roommate made it last week for dinner it’s been on my mind ever since.  I was excited to saute the chicken in coconut oil too.  I’ve really only used coconut oil in some paleo / gluten – free treats so was interested to see how it would come out using it in place of olive oil, etc.  Well it came out delicious!  And now I have lunch for the rest of the week.

Coconut Teriyaki Chicken Stir Fry

  • 3 Organic Chicken Breasts
  • 1lb Fresh Mixed Stir Fry Veggies (Whole Foods has a great bin of them in their produce section)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Organic Gluten Free Teriyaki Sauce
  • Salt
  • Pepper

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  • Cut the chicken into cubes (or strips) and turn the stove on medium heat.
  • Put the coconut oil in the pan once it gets hot and then throw in the chicken.
  • Throw in the onions from the veggie mix at this point.
  • Saute the chicken until there is no more pink, approximately for 5 minutes.
  • Sprinkle some salt and pepper on the chicken and mix.
  • Add the teriyaki sauce and let simmer on medium heat for a couple of minutes.
  • Add the stir fry vegetables and cover the pan.
  • Turn the burner on low and let cook for about 10 – 15 minutes or until the vegetables are soft.

I put my stir-fry over some quinoa.  It made a great dinner and lunches for the rest of the week!

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Monday’s Workout

Tonight’s workout felt great but it definitely winded me!  I swear every time I look at a Crossfit work out and think “oh that might be a little bit easier” it ends up being such a tough one.  Those tricky Crossfit WOD creators I tell ya!

This is how I chose my workout today.  I went to Crossfit.com.  After not seeing any recent ones that I was feeling I decided to go back a bit further into the archives.  I went to November, 2012 and decided to look at November 3rd because that’s the day that me and Andy went on our first date. Yes, this is how my weird brain works.  I wrote that work-out down along with two others.

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I then texted this exact picture to Andy and asked him which workout I should do.  He really helps with my indecisiveness a lot!  He also knows what my body can and can’t handle and what will challenge me.  It’s nice having a sort-of personal trainer for free! He suggested the first or last one.  I went for the last one:

Three Rounds for Time: I did mine in about 23 minutes

  • Row 500 meters
  • 21 Burpees (I just realized I did 25 for all 3 rounds!)
  • Run 400 meters