First things first – how did I do with my two baby step goals? Not terrible, but not great. I did drink at least 64 ounces of water if coffee counts. I think coffee with no cream or sugar should definitely count. I’m normally a “have a little coffee with my cream and sugar” kind of person. So, the fact that I had two cups of coffee today, both with only Truvia to sweeten it and no cream at all is progress to me. I only had two packs of Truvia in each coffee too, which some people think is way too much, but I quite like my two packets thank you very much. Maybe I’ll work my way down to one packet in the future, but come on. I normally have at least 4 Tbsp of creamer and a couple Truvia and maybe even a little sugar on top of that. You know what was really cool about the coffee I had today, I could actually taste the coffee! 🙂
So, next baby step goal – FitBit steps – not as great. As of right now I’m a little over 5,000 steps. I’ll get in some more before bed, but I doubt I’ll hit the 7,000 mark. Oh well, I won’t let it get me down. Tomorrow is a new day to try again!
I did get a little bit of workout time in tonight. I’m doing online personal training. She posts videos each day and I’m supposed to follow along doing as much of it as I can. I did almost half of it tonight. I didn’t stop because I couldn’t finish. I stopped because my five year wanted all of my attention and I was trying to check on the dinner that I was cooking at the same time. My arms are already sore and tomorrow I probably won’t be able to wave at anyone. But that’s good, right?
Now, on to dinner. I know I’m trying to do a low carb and make healthier choices, but I had bought all of the stuff to make tonight’s dinner before the New Year and I wanted to go ahead and try it out. It was actually really good! It was definitely not low carb though. It was a dish called Chicken & Noodles that was sort of a cross between chicken and dumplings and chicken noodle soup. It had the consistency of chicken and dumplings, only with noodles instead. I made it in the instant pot and it was a one dish, super easy meal.
- 2 small cans cream of chicken soup
- 2 small cans chicken broth
- 1 stick of butter
- 1 lb frozen chicken breasts
- 1 24 ounce package of Rheams frozen egg noodles
- Put chicken in Instant Pot first
- Pour in the 2 cans of soup, chicken broth and butter on top
- Put the lid on the Instant Pot and use poultry setting for 15 minutes
- Natural Pressure release
- Pull chicken out and shred
- Put chicken back into broth and add the bag of frozen noodles
- Stir and put lid back on pot
- Set the Instant Pot to the Soup setting for 5 min.
- When complete, use quick release, but very slowly to avoid starchy spray
This is the recipe that I used but I made a couple of changes.
After cooking the chicken, I left it out while I cooked the noodles. After reading a few reviews I decided to cook the noodles for 9 minutes instead of 5 and they turned out great. After cooking the noodles I added the shredded chicken back to the pot and mixed everything up. My husband and my five year old LOVED it. Both of them had a second helping.
Alright, that’s enough for today. I need get a few more steps in before bed. Goodnight, all! See you tomorrow!