I was so excited to leave work on time yesterday – it’s been a while!  I knew I had chicken breasts I needed to use up, and my first thought was to make buffalo chicken bites.  While these didn’t turn out anywhere near I thought they would in my head, what I ended up making was COPYCAT LONG JOHN SILVERS.  Yes, I am shouting that because I love Long John Silvers and the closest one to me is 30 miles away.  Not that I google that all that often, I just heard that from a friend. šŸ˜€

I wrote the recipe for one serving, since I thought I was just eating by myself, but Hannah and Jacob said they were in, so I wrote the recipe for 4 servings.  A dip in seasoned corn starch, then a batter made with flour, seasonings and . . . seltzer water.

The first batch I made the chicken pieces a bit too big – I cut the rest of them in half after this batch.

When I took the first batch out of the fryer I screamed “these look like Long John Silvers chicken!!!!”  I was so excited.  

I thought Hannah would be all over these, but she told me “they taste too much like chicken.”  Um, okay.  She ate a bowl of Honey Bunches of Oats.  Jacob liked them though!

Because they were so crispy, I decided to put my dip on the side – a tablespoon of fat free ranch and some buffalo sauce – 0 points and only 10 calories.  I ran this recipe through the recipe builder, and the chicken comes in at 6 points per serving.  The fries were 3 points and I added an extra point for the oil, even though I know a whole teaspoon of oil didn’t get absorbed into the chicken.  



I promise to post my recipe for these mini quiches tomorrow.  A skinny pie crust that only uses a tablespoon of butter between four crusts, filled with quick sauted veggies (I used mushrooms, shredded zucchini and roasted red peppers) with a cracked egg and seasonings.  Each one is only 5 smart points and super filling.

The Biz and Jenn show is back on the air!  We met at Macy’s because it was hot and humid outside.  By the time I got back to my office, I was already near 10k steps.  There was music playing in the store, but not sure you can hear it on the video šŸ˜€

Lunch was another banh mi sandwich – so good and worth all 7 points.  I toasted the bun and loved it better that way – the added crunch factor added to all the other flavors going on in that sandwich. 

I had a couple struggles with my goals yesterday – one was getting in all the water.  But I bought a container of peach black tea (made by Pure Leaf) and made unsweetened iced tea.  Even though my water glass is on my desk, it was easy to get distracted and I kept reminding myself to drink up.  

I had to drink two of that giant mason jar before I left work.  Five minutes before I was leaving, I had 20 ounces left and chugged it all in 20 minutes.  I drank the rest while I was at the gym.

My blood sugar was 70 when I left the office, so a banana was my train ride snack home.  

Because I got home so early (6:30!) even after making dinner, and cleaning up, it was only 8:15, so I decided to hit up the gym.  I was going to sit my butt on the couch and watch t.v., and thought “why don’t I get more steps in at the same time?” 

40 minutes at a 9.5 incline!  It was like walking up a hill for 40 minutes.  I did 15 minute of upper body, then 10 minutes in the hydro massage lounge chair, and I was back home at 9:45. 

I doubled my 10k goal yesterday!  Whoop!  Sadly, my Fitbit needed charging, so I charged it overnight and I forgot to put it on this morning.

Are you a goal setter? 

I finished my day at 22 out of 23 points.  100 ounces of water.  20k steps.  No wine.  Just shots of vodka.  Just kidding.  I need lemonade with my vodka.  In bed by 10:30.  Slept like a baby.  Until I woke up at 1:30 with a blood sugar of 56.  Then I ate some grapes.  And Roman found his way into my room and slept with me the rest of the night.  He’s a snuggle buddy.

Happy Tuesday friends – make it a great day!  And let me know if you make this recipe!! šŸ˜€