This is another simple but delicious meal that Betty came up with the other day. Again, no recipes. This is about getting a feel for how to do great, healthy, simple food.
The chicken is breast, marinated in a bit of tomato broth and grilled outside on the grill. You could just as easily (and probably more healthily) marinate with olive oil and basalmic vinegar. The veggies were frozen. They were just thawed and seasoned with some coconut oil, salt, and pepper. The guacamole is just avocado, onion, tomato, and cilantro all chopped up and mixed together with salt and a lime squeezed on top. The beans are probably the trickiest thing here. Betty always keeps some on hand. She cooks them in the crock pot, then mashes and “re-fries” them in coconut oil with salt and sometimes a tiny bit of chipotle pepper. We ate the chicken with some fresh salsa (we also had it on hand) made with tomato, onion, and cilantro. Serve it up with some corn tortillas and you are golden. Like I have said before: some veggies, some protein, and some filler (in this case the tortilla) and you have a healthy delicious meal.
(Also, note the use of a disposable plate. It's not a great long-term solution for the environment, but it saves you some time in the night.)
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