Hey, everyone! Can you believe it’s already Thursday? This week is flying by!
As you read, I gave my healthy curried chicken salad another shot last night. Chockfull of fruits and veggies, this dish definitely earns its “healthy” label.
However, it fell short in the seasoning department; spices included curry (obviously), black pepper, cayenne pepper, and garlic salt. I’m still trying to get this combo down, so hopefully, there will be a successful recipe to share soon.
Workout – Running
I woke up bright-eyed and bushy tailed this morning, truly excited to run. (A rest day can work wonders!) After fueling up with coffee, water, and half of a banana, I hit the road for 30 minutes. Sans music, too; I was definitely “in the zone.” Upper-body work—like push-ups, standing bicep curls, and tricep kickbacks—came next, followed by some core exercises and stretching.
“Oatless” Oatmeal was calling my name this morning, but since we’re out of egg whites (the horror!), I whipped up a two-ingredient pancake instead.
To the one-egg, one-banana base, I added an extra egg, cinnamon, and chia seeds and topped the flapjacks with almond butter and apple slices.
Speaking of apples, I owe you a recipe!
We have a ton of apple-picking loot, so I’ve been brainstorming recipe ideas, and baked apple chips immediately came to mind.
Although they lack the traditional chip crunchiness (and calories!), these good-for-you treats taste pretty yummy.
And they’re easy to make.
Baked Apple Chips
2 large apples
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
I used Cortland apples, and since they were relatively small, a ton of the spice mixture went unused; however, this proportion (1:1/4) tastes great.
1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Cover baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
3. With a knife, thinly slice apples. Next, use a knife or cookie cutter to cut out seeds. (I used a mini-apple cookie cutter, which worked well and added a seasonal touch.)
4. In a shallow dish, combine cinnamon and nutmeg. Toss apple slices in mixture until coated.
5. Place apple slices on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 1.5-2 hours, or until apples appear dry and crispy.