Those of you who read my other blog will understand why this is one of the weeks when there was no freakin' way I was going to lose weight. With everything going on in my life, I honestly didn't even try. Last night I was at a bar, decompressing with a nice glass of chardonnay and some good music when I smelled french fries. I looked at Beren and without a word he put in the order. The two of us devoured the whole huge basket and I don't feel an ounce of remorse. I know, one shouldn't turn to food for comfort..blah..blah...but I do so mindfully, with a purpose, enjoyed every bite of the hot & salty goodness...and then I moved on! I don't want french fries again today; in fact, after a week of hellish chaos I'm looking forward to some structure in my life, even if the only way I find it is in my diet.
I'll be spending today cleaning & running errands, attempting to gain some control over one other area of my life, am going to throw this stew into the slowcooker & look forward to a nice dinner at the end of a productive day. Yep, I'm declaring today to be peaceful, stress-free and productive..did you hear that, Universe?
Chef Meg's Slow Cooker Provencal Chicken and Beans
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24 oz boneless -- skinless chicken breast
1 yellow bell pepper -- diced
1 red bell pepper -- diced
1 can cannellini beans -- (16 oz) drained and rinsed
1 can petite diced tomatoes with basil and oregano or any style of canned tomatoes -- (14.5 oz )
1 dash salt
1 dash black pepper
2 t dried basil
1 t dried thyme
Place all ingredients into a slow cooker, stir and cover with lid; cook on low heat for 7 hours. If you are running late, the mixture will hold for 8 hours, so don't rush.
Makes 6 one cup servings.
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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 129 Calories; trace Fat (3.1% calories from fat); 9g Protein; 24g Carbohydrate; 7g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 52mg Sodium.
NOTES : Makes 6 1-cup servings