Healthy Girl Summer

In the past 6 months, I have really started getting into working out, mental health, self-care, working, and cooking protein-based food. Protein maintains weight, speeds up metabolism, and gives you energy. Overall it is a good source of everything, in my opinion. I’m also a college student who gets really bored of the same foods. My go-to protein is white meat, like seafood and chicken primarily (not a huge red meat type of gal). Here are some of my favorite chicken-based meals that are quick and easy to make!

  1. 1. Chicken Sliders

    ● Hawaiian rolls

    ● Avocado spread on roll

    ● Cooked bacon (1 strip in each)

    ● “Secret sauce” (Hidden Valley brand)

    ● Half a chicken breast on each. I season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and red pepper flakes for some spice if needed.

  2. 2. Chicken Air-Fried Taquitos

    ● Add 1 whole package of fully cooked shredded chicken (HEB brand)

    ● With Taco seasoning

    ● With 1 can drained corn

    ● With 1 can drained black beans

    ● With 1 package of shredded cheese and mix all together 

    ● Put stuffing in carb balance tortillas and wrap and put into the air fryer

    ● Air fry at 400 degrees for 5 mins on each side

  3. 3. Chicken Flatbread

    ● Cut up avocado

    ● Cut up pre-seasoned chicken fajita HEB brand

    ● Get pita bread 

    ● Put cut up avocado, chicken, shredded cheese, nutritional yeast, spinach, cherry tomatoes, and basil on pita bread

    ● Put pita bread on a pan covered in foil and put in a 400-degree oven for 20 minutes

  4. 4. Oven-baked chicken

    ● 4-6 chicken thighs

    ● Mix 2 tsp salt, 1 tsp of black pepper, 2 tsp garlic powder, 2 tsp onion powder, 2 tsp Italian seasoning, 1 tsp paprika

    ● Put olive oil on all sides of the chicken and sprinkle the seasoning evenly

    ● Bake chicken in a 400-degree oven for 40 minutes

    (creds: thesaltymarshamllow.com)