Chicken Clafouti

Happy New Year!

I am SUCH a cliche. I didn’t plan on having a New Year’s Resolution because I think any time of the year is a great time to start something new. And really, let’s be honest. How many New Year’s Resolutions last the entire year? After glutton-izing myself through the holidays but keeping my steady CrossFit workouts, I decided I wanted to really go healthy. How well do you know me? Anyone out there want to answer that? Well if you know me at all you can gather I’m an “all or nothing” type person. It’s either black or white with me. I get it or I don’t. I do something or I don’t. I’m in or I’m out.

I’ve been thinking about working out at CrossFit (please click on link above but come back to me, this is a food blog and I’m trying to get to the point otherwise I could bore all my readers with my new love for CrossFit) for a long time. A few things got in the way at first: switching gyms, more money for a new membership and confidence. I went a few times with friends and literally left purple-faced and nearly hurling up my insides. (Gross!) It was a hard switch for me to make because I knew once I did, I’d be all in. You know, like, CrossFit Queen or CrossFit Freak or “I love CrossFit” t-shirts every where I go. Ummm, yes, nearing the end of my 3rd month there, I’m guilty of all of the above. But mostly, I knew I’d change my eating habits in a major way. CrossFit believes in eating and feeding the body on The Zone. Heard of it? Again, click on the link but come back. But Basically eating an equal (or close to) amount of lean protein, carbohydrates and good fats. I tried this in the summer time and it was too much for me. Too much math, too much planning, just too much thinking. However, I heard of a little thing CrossFitters do called “Paleo”and wanted to tackle it, why? Because it’s all or nothing. If I’m going to change my eating habits, I have to do it in a major way, otherwise I won’t do it at all. And keep in mind. This may not be a lifestyle change, I may start to incorporate dairy and gluten back into my diet. But, for now. I’m all in.

SO, I will post a Paleo recipe and a ‘normal’ recipe for the entire month. Then I’ll write another blog post about how I feel and how my performance in the gym has changed. It will be fun and I hope you are cheering me on because this is not easy- yet.

Today for lunch I made a Chicken Clafouti. Do you know what a Clafouti (it’s also spelled Clafoutis) is?? O.M.G. It’s a rustic-French dessert that’s very easy to make. I found a recipe from a new blog I’m following for a more savory approach and I really liked it!! It’s filled with protein and good fats, pair it with a nice green salad to round out your carbs.

6 eggs

6 TBSP Butter (melted and at room temperature)

4 Cups cooked chicken (shredded) IGA Roasted Chicken works great

3/4 Cup Coconut Milk (or almond milk)

Spices (I used Corriander and Cumin, dash of Sea Salt and Pepper)

Pre heat oven to 400. Whisk together eggs, milk and melted butter to create a frothy custard. Add chicken and spices. Pour into a 10-inch pie pan. I used a 9.5 inch pie pan and it turned out just fine. Bake for about 45 minutes. I added sesame seeds to the top because I wanted it to look pretty. What do you think?? Honestly, I think Picky Pants will love it and I will make it again.

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