March 30, 2015

Chicken Enchilada Risotto

We're heading into Spring, but the weather is still pretty cold, which means it's still practical to share a recipe for hot comfort food, right? Believe me, this recipe will make you turn up the A/C and make you want to relive the cozy Winter months again. Even you Boston!

This recipe is a perfect way to start off a change I'm making to the blog. I've talked about how my wife and I lost a combined 130 pounds in previous posts, but I haven't really shared exactly how we did it. This is a food blog of course, so I'm only going to focus on the food portion of our wellness journey. 

We believe in a sustainable approach to nutrition called "flexible dieting." In a nutshell, you track your food intake against a ratio of fat, carbohydrates, and proteins based on your goals and activity levels with an app called MyFitnessPal. It sounds neurotic I'm sure, but it's easy and allowed us to lose weight, lift heavier weights, and still eat all of our favorite foods. Hello doughnuts and In-N-Out burger!

So why is that relevant to this blog? Well, starting with this recipe, I'm going to include serving sizes and macro nutritional information to benefit the growing bandwagon of the flexible dieting revolution and also to help others make mindful choices about the food they eat. There's no such thing as bad food, just good choices!