Skinny Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatos

SUPER YUMMY! I found this recipe on Marie’s website Not enough cinnamon. I highly recommend it. Her recipe is down below for more recipes like it head over to her website and show her some support!

Marley

Skinny Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Skinny Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

prep time: 15 minutes

cook time: 1 hour

total time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

yield: serves 7

serving size: 1 stuffed sweet potato with 1 tbsp sauce

Cal: 318 – Protein: 29.8g – Fat: 10.7g – Carbs: 25g – Fiber: 3.9g – Sugar: 8.13g
WW Old Points: 6 pts – 8 pts

ingredients

    • 7 medium sweet potatoes (the ones with the orange flesh), skin on
    • 30 oz / 800 g skinless, boneless chicken breast
    • 7 tbsp Skinny Blue Cheese dressing ( see the recipe here) – or Ranch dressing
    • cilantro or parsley, optional
Buffalo sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cornstarch + 1 tbsp water

directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F/200C. Line a large baking sheet with aluminium foil, place sweet potatoes on it and bake for 30 minutes or until flesh is very tender (test with a knife). Turn off the oven and keep the sweet potatoes inside to keep them warm.
  2. In the meantime, place chicken breasts in a large pot, cover with water and cook on medium-high heat for 30 minutes. Drain and transfer breasts on a cutting board or a plate. When cool enough to handle, shred using two forks or your fingers.
  3. In another large pot (you can use the same one you used for the chicken) over medium heat, combine hot sauce, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder. Add butter and whisk while it’s melting. When butter is incorporated, stir in cornstarch dissolved in 1 tbsp water. Whisk until sauce thickens, about 30 seconds. Turn off the heat and add shredded chicken. Mix thoroughly to cover chicken with sauce.
  4. Take the sweet potatoes out of the oven, cut them in half lengthwise (without cutting them all the way down so that the two parts stay attached together) and stuff them with shredded buffalo chicken. Drizzle one tablespoon of blue cheese sauce on each sweet potato. Top with fresh herbs if using. Serve immediately.
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Avocado Egg Nest

2 Ingredients + 20 Minutes + 1 Oven = Amazing

This may be my new favorite breakfast. An avocado cut in half length ways with an egg in the center. Doesn’t sound like much but it is an amazingly decadent meal.

Ingredients

  • 1 avocado
  • 2 eggs
  • season to taste (salt, pepper, cumin, whatever you like)
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 and line a loaf pan with foil (all about easy clean up!)
  2. Cut avocado in half length ways and remove pit.
  3. Using a spoon scoop out 1 spoons worth of avocado from each half. This makes enough room for the egg to be in the half nicely.
  4. Season avocado to preference. I used kosher salt and a little bit of red pepper.
  5. Crack an egg into each half AFTER you have placed the avocado halves skin side down in the loaf pan.
  6. Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes or until the egg is at a consistency that you enjoy.

 

Would you know the difference?

What would you be able to do if no one told you that “by your age,” “your too short,” “aren’t you having trouble” or any other limiting statement that is innocent at first. To often we limit ourselves based on what others feel we should or shouldn’t be able to do. Imagine the possibilities you would have if you just didn’t get something stuck in your head that you “shouldn’t” be able to do. How would you act different? Break the stereotype. Be what you want to be. Don’t let others decide what you can and can not do. You get to decide that. Period.

 

Anxiety and Test Prep

Test can be super stressful. I know I’ve spent a lot of money paying to take test that if I were to fail it I would lose all the money invested. So here is my pro tip for preventing extreme test anxiety. It’s such a huge revolutionary thing that I’m sure it would change the way you feel about testing. Are you ready for this?

  • Study only 10 minutes a day, every day, starting at least 2 months in advanced.

That’s it. It’s enough to learn one new concept and really dig into it a day. Most major exams are about 150-300 test questions. If you try and cram it all into the few days before you’ll feel so stressed, but spread it out and you’ll be able to retain it much more. If you would rather study 20 minutes a day great, but don’t really go much longer than that. Studies show that your best studying is done the first 10 minutes that you are truly focused. Beyond that your brain needs to take a short break to regain the “in the zone” brain power. So short periods of studying over a long period of time is the best. DO IT.

Marley

My Favorite Gaming Community

destinycommunitycon-profile_image-81e4fe69be692fea-300x300For anyone of you who know me well you know my favorite video game is Destiny. It is a First Person Shooter that is a space opera in a post apocalyptic world. I’ve played it for 2 years now and plan on continuing to play all the games and updates until the franchise is over with (which is hopefully never). I am part of an amazing community that is not only the most positive gaming community that I’ve ever been in but also one of the most giving. Sounds like biased hype? It is not. For the last week the Destiny Twitch streamers have been raising money for St. Jude Children’s Hospital by streaming live content continuously. The entire fundraiser has been streamed through the DestinyCommunityCon Stream channel. All of the streamers donating their time by streaming this without taking any sort of cut from the stream.

Their original goal was to raise $200,000 over the week to donate to the hospital. They smashed that goal in the first 3 days, reset the goal to $350 k, smashed it, raised it to $400 k, and at this point as I am watching it during the last block of the stream are currently at $450 k. THIS IS INSANE. The streamers can not even keep up with all the donations.

Famous streamers such as, Mr. Fruit, TripleWrek, KingGothalion, and ProfessorBroman are joined by so many streamers from the community. Many who are unknown as well as super popular streamers are coming together to provide for the kids. #ForTheKids.

Beyond the crazy supportive giving culture that Destiny has here are the reasons that I enjoy this game and group of people so much.

  • The game is teamwork based. All of the most fun activities in the game are done in teams. If you want to be successful at these activities being communicative with those who are in your party is super important. Because of this everyone is super helpful because by helping you they are helping them in the long run.
  • Their is an amazing overall community. An aspect of the game is being a part of things called “clans”. These are groups of people who generally play together or represent like ideas. My current clan (you can be a part of others as well) is “The Dames of Destiny”. This clan is an all girl group of gamers who are dedicated to safe gamers principles. This means there is no degrading, cussing, and extreme negative actions towards anyone.
  • The is a rich story that is so amazing. I know the big complaint that many gamers had during the first year of Destiny was that the story wasn’t apparent in the game. The story team has worked hard to make this incredibly dense rich world for gamers to play in. Since The Taken King, the year two game update, the story has been absolutely incredible.
  • LORE community is so great.  About 3 months ago I joined a group on Destiny called Focused Fire Chat. This small pocket of the community is absolutely some of the most intelligent and surprisingly not jerk like debaters on the lore of Destiny. The group also is lore masters of other games and franchises.
  • The Twitch streamers are focused on positive interactions. They don’t allow trolls to dictate their stream content and temperament. KingGothalion in particular focuses on stream respect for all. There is no down talking on anyone.
  • It is just FUN. The game itself is just flat out fun. Period.

 

Marley

August 24th, 2016

This last week I would say I did a good job eliminating liquid sugar from my normal consumption, but I did a fairly meh job tracking my meals. I will preface this next week as being interesting since I’m doing a long term sub job that will last till Sep 9th (so not too long) for a friend of mine. School food prep here I come again…

Marley

Tuesday Spring rolls for lunch, curry chicken and quinoa dinner

Monday grape nuts cereal/ mango apple chia bar, spinach quinoa avocado salad, Mexican plate: beef tostada & Chili rellano

Sunday: Curry Chicken & mango, don’t remember lunch

Saturday: slice of bread with apple butter, pepperoni cheesy bread (I was bad I know), Grilled Chicken (technically cooked over an open fire chicken)

Friday: Bread with apple butter (really good homemade bread), Quinoa shredded chicken and egg “fried rice”, don’t remember dinner

Thursday: Bagel and Cream cheese, Greek yogurt and honey, Buffalo Chicken slider

Wednesday: Quinoa egg “fried rice”, baconator fries (also a bad choice, but didn’t really eat much else that day)