What has Mom on The Run been up to? Working out and eating clean. Trainer on the Run has me on a great work out regime and I am feeling good. It has not been easy especially because Old Man Winter decided to pay a very cold visit to New England. It is the type of weather that you do not want to get out of your toasty warm bed in the morning to see how cold the temperature has gotten. In looking at my schedule, the morning time is the only time that I can squeeze a work out in. It is not easy getting up an extra 45 minutes early, but the energy I feel afterwards is something I was not getting otherwise. I use the weekends to “sleep in” and workout during nap time. Secretly I have been enjoying the quiet time while working out. This is my “me time” that I really need to be healthy inside and out. Feels great to be active again. Mini-Fitness goals for me run a 5K with my family in the spring. I am well on my way thanks to Jana.
In the food world I have been eating about 90% clean with a few “treats” here and there. Weekends tend to be our time off from the clean way although I have been making much better choices. What has made my dinner making easier has been making great tasting dishes in the crock pot. On a night that I am taxi cab duty, the crock pot is my saving grace. I do not think I can express this enough. This in expensive kitchen appliance can make a busy mom’s life so much easier. Using pieces of different recipes I was able to create this crock pot dish that was a pleasure to come home with. (It was eaten so fast I did not get an end product picture)
Crockpot Orange Glazed Chicken
Inspired by Nourishing Meals
4 Organic Bone-In, Skinless Chicken Thighs
1/4 cup fruit sweetened Orange Marmalade
1/4 cup wheat free Tamari or coconut amino
2 tablespoons EVOO
2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
In a medium sized crockpot place chicken at the bottom. Pour directly on chicken the marmalade, coconut aminos, olive oil, and ginger. Cook on low for 8 hours. Serve over brown rice.
No worries, more crock pot recipes to come! Happy weekend !