Today is officially my pregnancy DUE DATE 12/17/13… but I am happy to say that my little Ava arrived 12 days early. What I’ve learned from pregnancy is that your due date means pretty much NOTHING, it’s just a guess. About 33% of babies are born early, 33% are born late and 33% on their date. There’s no predicting, and I can honestly say that Ava taught me to be more patient. She arrived when she was ready and there was really nothing I could physically do to change that. Some of us like to be in control, have a schedule, and a set plan, but there are things that are beyond our control and I can really understand that now!
Now onto things WE CAN CONTROL …. eating healthy and exercising
Last night I made my version of a healthy Chicken Cacciatore . With only 5 ingredients, this recipe is super easy to whip up last minute. You might even have most of the ingredients on hand.
Chicken Cacciatore Recipe
- 1lb chicken breasts, cut into chunks
- ½ jar of your favorite sauce, I used Tomato & Basil sauce from Trader Joe’s)
- ½ bag of frozen mixed peppers
- 1 container of fresh mushrooms, sliced
- olive oil (1-2tbsp)
Place a large pan on the stove, add in olive oil (1-2tbsp) and turn stove on to medium-heat. Add chicken breasts and cook about 5 minutes on each side until browned. Add in peppers, sauce, & mushrooms and cook for 15-20 minutes. Mix about ½ way through.
Serve with whole wheat pasta, a salad, or just as is! Sprinkle a little crushed pepper for spice and some parmesan cheese.