A few months ago I made the commitment to myself to eat healthier and exercise more. I am proud to say I’ve been doing great! It is never easy to take care of yourself when you also have a family to care for, but I reached the point where I knew it was essential to take charge of my own life and work on “me” for a change. And let’s face it, if mama ain’t happy, ain’t no one gonna be happy, amiright?
I’m happy to say that I’ve lost a few LBS and am feeling great thanks to weight training and a vow to eat cleaner, which means sticking to higher protein, good carbs and no processed foods at all. I feel great but after three months, I’m starting to tire a little of my regular grilled proteins (mainly chicken and fish). I want to keep my momentum up so I know that making my food more exciting is paramount to my continued success. And after all, I cook and eat for a living so boring food is never an option for me. I’m having fun with making my lighter meals delicious and yes, even drool worthy by amping up the flavor without adding excessive fat. I only cook with olive oil or coconut oil when I use fat and am really loving experimenting.
Recently I tossed together this easy Lemon Caper Sauce. I must admit, it has been ROCKING MY WORLD!!!! The flavor is bright and refreshing and it’s just so perfect for warmer weather grilling. It goes beautifully over grilled chicken and fish and gives you just enough pizazz to make your meal feel special without any guilt. Give this recipe a try. Add flavor without excess fat and enjoy every moment of heathy eating success. I know I will!
Lemon Caper Sauce
1 teaspoon coconut oil or olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1/3 cup low sodium chicken stock
Juice of 1 lemon
1 1/2 tablespoons capers
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1 small tomato, diced small
1. Place coconut oil into a small saucepan set over medium heat.
2. Add in garlic and cook for 1 minute. Stir in chicken stock, lemon juice, and capers. Cook until reduced to 1/4 cup (about 2 minutes).
3. Stir in parsley and tomato. Spoon sauce over your favorite grilled chicken or fish.