For the past two weeks, I've been making some really poor food choices.
- I have been in all-day training meetings at work for the past two weeks. This means that I have access to free breakfasts, free morning snack buffets, free lunches, and free afternoon snack buffets. Although I sometimes make good food choices, that doesn't really matter if you eat a ton of healthy food. The volume of food outweighs the quality of the food at that point.
- Additionally, I took a trip to Disneyworld last weekend. I had a fabulous time but it is super super hard to eat healthy food while on vacation. My willpower just can't win in battles like these.
I was so happy to make it back home on Monday so I could try to get my body used to eating some semblance of healthy food once again. I can also head over to the dance studio now and squeeze in some cardio workouts. Finally!
I stumbled across this chicken dish through a photo posted on Pinterest. Can I state how much I love that site? Such pretty pictures. I then discovered that the recipe associated with this picture belongs to the Kalyn's Kitchen blog. I think she has simple, interesting recipes and beautiful photos on her site. Another thing I love!
After reading through the post, I realized that the Basil Pesto Chicken recipe is actually a part of the South Beach Diet cookbook. Now, I'm not one to follow diets. If I want to get my body back on track, I make sure to eat healthy foods and get enough exercise. But since everything in this recipe is fresh and good for me, I had no qualms about whipping this up. And of course there's cheese. There's always cheese.