Monday, March 25, 2013

Chicken & Veggie Pita

Chicken & Veggie Pita
by Emma Roe @ Of Sparrows & Butterflies 

This is one of the best tasting healthy lunches I have ever made, even hubby loved it! The pita part is not homemade but I'm hoping sometime soon to start making my own. 
What you need: 
Skinless, Boneless, Chicken Breast
Sweet Red Peppers 
Purple Onion
Baby Spinach

Start by sauteing the onions in butter( i used 1 small onion but I was only making lunch for me and hubby). Cut the chicken into strips or cubes and and add to the onions. Stir every few minutes.  Let the chicken cook until there is no pink left! I used 3 chicken breasts and it took 15 minutes to cook through. 
Cut your peppers ( I used 2) into strips or cubes as well. Make sure there are no seeds from the peppers. Add them to the chicken for the last 5 minutes of cooking. 
Last add the spinach and cheese (as much as you like) to the chicken mix. Scoop into the pita and serve warm. For best taste, don't let the spinach be in the warm chicken for to long. For this recipe its best to be crisp(same with the peppers). 

There is so much you can do with this to make it how you like! First, you can use any onion you like, use any sweet pepper you like, your favorite kind of cheese, and any pita you want. I used Organic Whole Wheat Pitas with Honey. 

This is also a great recipe to make as a freezer meal! Make the chicken mix with the onion and sweet pepper and freeze that way. Then when you take it out of the freezer all you have to do is warm it up and add spinach and cheese. 

You probably noticed that I didn't use any seasoning on the chicken. This was a last minute choice to see if the flavor from everything else would be enough. I am so glad I tried it this way! You can add any seasoning you like but this way has plenty of flavor for me! 

The prep took about 5 minutes and cooking time about 15 minutes. 
With what I used above I had enough for Hubby and I to have a very big lunch for two days!

Leave a commit below! I would love to hear your thoughts on this! 

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Sunday, March 10, 2013

Crazy days!

It's been way to long since I've posted! Today I made sure to do all the "P52" posts that were missing and I'm hoping this week to get working on the "Mornings with Jeremiah" posts that I'm behind in. But for now I wanted to share what I've been doing these weeks away(you know, besides all the mommy and home stuff).
I run my daughters Girl Scouts troop and are having a blast this year! We just finished our month of cookie sales! RizzyRoo and I did 20 booths!!! With each booth being at least 2 hours I feel like we just finished part time jobs! RizzyRoo had lots if fun doing them though.
Other then Girl Scouts, I have one other "club" I do a board position on and a few online groups that I have been helping out that all focus on helping moms become better moms and wives.
On top of all that I have been sick off and on, same with my kids. So needless to say, I'm tired!
   As I type this I'm sitting beside an indoor pool watching my daughter swim with her friends for a classmates birthday party. Unlike some parents I know who can't stand their kids going to birthday parties for a bunch of different reasons, I love it!! I love the excitement when they get the invitation, love teaching them how to pick out a gift they think their friend will love while also learning about how to use the money you have wisely. But most of all, I use them as play dates!! I just don't have time for weekly get togethers that I know the kids need so we go to almost all the class party's so they can hang out with all the friends at once. It might cost a little more since we buy gifts but its worth it to me!
Well I better get back to the party! Thanks for reading!

P52~ Week 10

 Took Ezri to her school carnival where she got to meet Sparky the Fire Dog and get her hair and nails done! It was also dress up as your favorite Dr. Seuss Character day. Can you guess who she was?

P52~ Week 9

P52~ Week 8

P52~ Week 7

P52~ Week 6