Happy December 1st! Wow, I personally cannot believe that December is already here and that the new year will be here before we know it. How fast did that come? I plan on making December a great month, filled with reflection, new goals, a new fitness routine, and so much more. For one, I embarked on a 28-day liver detox which began on Friday. I’ll elaborate more at some point throughout the month, but essentially it is a big elimination diet plus added nutrients and supplements. It’s going to be hard, but beneficial for me to say the least- mentally, and for my health!
Now, to get to today’s recipe! With all that said, I have been experimenting with cutting out eggs a bit. My food panel came back with a slight sensitivity, so I did a little 2-week elimination then a reintroduction. This was a huge shock at first since I ate eggs literally twice a day, everyday (hence the probable cause of it coming back as a sensitivity). Nonetheless, I asked you all if egg-free recipes were something you’d want/need. The response was overwhelming! I didn’t realize how many of you need/try to avoid eggs!
I worked on this recipe over and over until it tasted like those classic chocolate chip cookies you grew up eating! They are just right.
What are your December goals? Are there any recipes you are looking for to be made egg-free?
In a bowl combine dry ingredients minus the chocolate chips
Add in wet and mix well (use your hands or a stand mixer to get the butter mixed in well)
Fold in chocolate chips*
Line a baking sheet with your baking liner or parchment paper
Drop spoonfuls of the dough onto the sheet
Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until cooked to your liking
*Batter will be on the sticky/wet, don't worry, that's how it should be!
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This Easy One-Pan Eggplant Chicken Dinner is my go-to dinner option for those nights when I don’t feel like cooking! It is packed with delicious Italian flavors, seasonal veggies, and is so customizable! Vegan? Replace the chicken with zucchini. Looking for seafood? Throw in shrimp!
The best part about this dish? Such little chopping! I love chopping vegetables, but when I have zero desire to cook, I would rather skip over the prep work and toss everything in a pan.
For this recipe simply chop the eggplant, slice the onion, mince the garlic and BOOM. Prep work is done!
In a large sauté pan over medium heat, heat oil and garlic. Add sliced onion and eggplant and let cook for 5 minutes, stirring often until onions are translucent and eggplant is somewhat soft.
Cut uncooked chicken breast into cubes, and add to the pan. Let cook for 5-7 minutes until chicken is fully cooked.
Add in fresh spinach, mix and let cook until spinach wilts.
Add in diced tomatoes and seasoning. Mix and let simmer for 7-10 minutes.
Taste and adjust spices as desired! Serve hot.
*Vegan? Simply sub out chicken for zucchini and other veggies of choice!
**Photos updated April, 2017.
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