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    I like to cook 2-3 chicken breasts and store in the 'frig for those "throw together", last minute meals when time, energy, and patience are short.
    Chicken can be added to so many dishes and it's nice when it's already cooked and on hand. I like to put it on English muffins with some pesto and mozzarella cheese and toast it in the oven. I like to put some on homemade pizzas. I like to put it on salads with lots of veggies and cheese for a chef salad. And as you'll see below, I love it with pasta. I also like to keep on hand a jar of Bertolli Lite Alfredo Sauce, and a couple of jars of roasted red peppers.

    To prepare the chicken for meals:

    1) Cut up 2-3 chicken breasts into chunky pieces
    2) Put about 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil in a skillet and add the raw chicken pieces
    3) Season chicken with garlic powder, dried sweet basil, onion powder, salt and pepper to taste
    4) Cook all sides of chicken until chicken is cooked through and none of it is pink
    5) Remove chicken from skillet and when cool, store in plastic bag in 'frig

    Now you've got chicken that's cooked and ready to go for all sorts of meals for the week!

    Here's a "throw together" meal I had for dinner last night.

    Quickie Chicken Pasta

    1) Prepare some angel hair pasta and put about 1 cup of cooked pasta on a plate
    2) Add about 1/3 cup of the Lite Alfredo Sauce to the pasta.
    3) Pull a roasted red pepper from the jar, dice it up and add it to your pasta
    4) Take some of the cooked chicken, cut it up into bite sized pieces and sprinkle it on your pasta
    5) Drizzle the pasta/chicken with a little olive oil to keep it from getting sticky and gummy
    6) Put the plate of pasta in the microwave till it's heated through
    7) Sprinkle some parmesan cheese on top and ENJOY!

    Add a side salad and it makes for a YUMMY meal.
    Last edited by Bladderella; 05-05-2014, 08:27 AM.

    "When you gotta go, you gotta go!"

  • #2
    just what i was looking for today, but will have to use fresh red pepper as I think the jarred ones have vinegar. Luckily I am ok with sauteing some in a pan with butter, thanks!
    Diagnosed with IC sept. 2008, treatment then was hydrodistension, heparin instills for about 4 months and IC diet; symptoms lasted until sept 2009. Then only a couple of relapses overworking, stress etc. Then completely in remission until Jan. 2016 now pretty much symptom free as of mid august 2016.

    Symptoms: overall body aches, dryness feeling at vaginal opening, sitting makes it worse, standing makes it worse, stress makes it worse, no frequency or urgency, worse symptom is at night with panging of uretha/bladder.

    - went on diet, started Cysto Renew 3/31/16 and yoga at least twice a week.
    - tried uribel but really not for my symptoms since it seems it is for frequency and painful urination which I don't have
    - Ativan when needed to relax.
    - Elmiron only took for a couple of days; didn't like it
    - took atarax 1/2 10mg atarax pill at night really helped but gave me nightmares
    - tramadol worked great for back aches
    - generic claritin D worked best for me for calming bladder down and my panging
    - still taking cysto renew 4x a day and believe this and diet helped the most.
    - took dosage of cysto renew down to 2x a day and still ok


    • #3
      Always check the ingredients in the food you're thinking of buying before you buy. Mount Olive roasted red peppers (jarred) have the following ingredients: roasted red bell peppers, water, salt, sugar, citric acid, and calcium chloride (firming agent). Marzetti roasted red peppers ingredients are: peppers, water, sea salt, citric acid. I used both brands and had no issues. Neither of these two brands use vinegar, however they do use citric acid. If you're sensitive to that... then it's best not to use jarred red peppers. Use what works for you.

      "When you gotta go, you gotta go!"