Day 4 of my 28-day cleanse: I woke up at 8 am, made breakfast, cleaned my room, got to the gym by 9:30, showered, lunch, did my hair, and went to physiology lab at 2… and then pretty much nothing other than watch the Biggest Loser finale.
For lunch I made some chicken salad with grilled chicken, homemade tzatziki, diced red onion, cucumbers, and cherry tomatoes.
½ pita bread, warmed
½ cup romaine lettuce
1 tbsp feta, to taste
2 oz grilled chicken, chopped into small pieces
2 tbsp homemade tzatziki
½ cup plain Greek yogurt
Juice of ½ lemon
1 tbsp scallions, chopped
2 tbsp cucumbers, chopped
¼ cup light sour cream (optional)
Chopped red onions, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, salt and pepper
Warm pita bread in oven at 300 for 2 minutes. Mix chicken, tzatziki, onions, cucumbers, and tomatoes all together and let sit about 20 minutes. Line warmed pita with lettuce, fill halfway with chicken salad, sprinkle with feta, fill the rest with chicken salad, and top with feta.
i had seen this recipe around the internet and decided to try it out for myself.
my mom gave it a 10 out of 10 … i’d rate it more of a 7, just because i think i’d still rather have meat :)
anyways, they’re super easy, and pretty darn healthy to boot
1)In a small saucepan, bring 3/4 cup water to a boil; add quiona, cover, and reduce heat to low. Cook until liquid is absorbed, 12 to 14 minutes; set aside.
2) In a food processor, pulse carrot until finely chopped. Add cooked quinoa, half the scallions, beans, breadcrumbs, egg, cumin, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; pulse until combined but still slightly chunky.
my mom left me home alone to fend for myself. i thought our vitamix doubled as a food processor…. not exactly the case. and we did have a food processor in the cabinet. oops.
3) Form mixture into four 3/4-inch-thick paties (dip hands in water to prevent sticking). If too soft, refrigerate 10 minutes to firm.
i actually made mine in the afternoon and refrigerated them until it was time to cook them for dinner - this is an awesome recipe that you can make ahead of time!
welcome to my refrigerator. hayy :)
4) In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium; cook burgers until browned and cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes per side.
to me they look kinda gross … but they ARE good
5) Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine yogurt, lemon juice, and the remaining scallions; season with salt and pepper. Serve burgers in pita topped with cucumber and yogurt sauce.