When it comes to eating healthy the hardest part seems to be the ability to get enough daily protein – coincidentally this is also the most important part with regard to health (both long and short term) and body composition.
Especially if you’re trying to focus as much as you can on whole food sources (not processed) – which we’d recommend.
One thing that we’ve done in our household for a few years now – pick a day when we are less busy to batch cook a protein source. The 1 I will share with you today is method for cooking chicken breast that is a favorite.
Take a sleeve of chicken breasts, slice off any undesirable parts (this is more of a personal preference) and cut into pieces about fist size or a bit smaller. [Smaller pieces will cook faster, but be dryer].
Put cut up chicken in a gallon ziploc bag, or bigger if you’re doing even larger batches.
Mix up a marinade, our go-to is: 1/4 cup water, 1/4 cup avocado oil, couple tablespoons or balsalmic or red wine vinegar, then a seasonings mix (variety here deters any boredom with your food!). Increase amounts for larger batches.
Pour marinade into bag with chicken and let set for 30 minutes or so.
Bake in a casserole dish for 40 minutes at 400 degrees. You will need to flip the chicken pieces at 20 minutes.
Partition out as needed, or store in the fridge and grab out as needed for meals during the week.