Balsamic Chicken, Anywhere 5k & Earth Balance Giveaway

Yeah for the weekend!  I pounded out some miles this morning.  I had signed up awhile ago to do my first virtual race.  The Anywhere 5k Challenge.  I had all intentsions of doing that this morning but I was feeling so good, so I went beyond the 5K and ran 7 1/2 miles at an 8:10 pace!  Right now, I’m feeling pretty good!  Really,what’s the crime in that? I’m not sure if it’s because I have been experimenting with Energybits this week but my runs have been feeling great.  More on Energybits + a giveaway soon!

Yesterday, I was running a little short on sleep.  The snow plows had me up at 4am.  On the way to work I stopped at my fruit and vegetable place and look what happened.  I guess we will be roasting up more squash this week!  I’m not complaining though!

Kabocha Squash Overload!

Kabocha Squash Overload!

Earlier in the week we had another busy and crazy day.  It was nearing 5pm when Sara and I got home from her gymnastics class and I needed to make dinner!  Looking around and what I had I scrambled and dinner turned out pretty darn good!  Don’t you love when that happens!!

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This was our dinner on Tuesday night!!  Note, that this is the second image here with Kabocha squash.  With all that we have now there will probably be plenty of pics of it int he weeks to come.

I’m trying out another recipe plugin today!  We will see how I like this one.



Balsamic Chicken
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: American/Italian
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
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Serves: 2
A fast, easy and healthy dinner that everyone will love!
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon italian seasoning
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts cubed
  • 1 14.5oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 shallot diced
  • 2 tablespoons of balsamic glaze (not balsamic vinegar)
  1. Season chicken with all dried spices
  2. Sautee chicken over medium high heat for 5-7 minutes
  3. Add in diced shallot and diced tomatoes
  4. Continue to cook for approximately 5 minutes
  5. Remove from heat, add in balsamic glaze and toss.

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photo 4I bought my balsamic glaze at Trader Joe’s!  If you don’t own it’s an awesome staple to  pick up!

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I’m off to enjoy the rest of today!  Don’t forget about the Earth Balance Giveaway going on.  Yummy snacks for everyone in your family to enjoy!  We’re off to bake these and then play in the snow!

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12 Responses to Balsamic Chicken, Anywhere 5k & Earth Balance Giveaway

  1. I make a very similar balsamic chicken in my slow cooker! I love coming home from work to dinner already cooked. Thanks for the head’s up on balsamic glaze at TJ’s . . . I bet it’s a better deal there than elsewhere. 🙂
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  2. I love using that balsamic glaze over tomatoes, basil and fresh mozzarella. So good but I haven’t thought to use it on chicken. Yum!
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  3. Ha, I buy 1 kobucha squash at a time. You went nutty!!!
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  4. that recipe looks amazing! Thanks for sharing!
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  5. Thank you for sharing the recipe! Gonna have to give that one a try!
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  6. Carli says:

    At least the snow plow came through. It took me three hours to dig myself out of the side of the road. 🙁

    The Balsamic chicken looks great!
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  7. Nicole says:

    I’m a fellow blogger, SPA, and healthysELF challenge-goer. I absolutely adore your blog (and keep trying to win one of your awesome giveaways!). I wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for a Liebster Award, a blog award from bloggers for bloggers. I’ll have a post up about it tomorrow (Monday) morning on my blog, Fitful Focus. It’ll be here: Keep up the amazing posts, and I’ll keep trying to win one of those giveaways :).
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  8. Laura says:

    Nicole you are so sweet! I’ll contact you to find out more 🙂 Keep on reading! LOADS of giveaway coming in the next month!!
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