Chicken breasts are my #1 protein source (and I’m out!)
If I had to live with only one form of protein for the rest of my life, boneless/skinless chicken breasts would easily be my choice. That’s not to say the chicken breast is my favorite protein source, but I feel it’s by far the healthiest and most versatile.
I buy the Gold Kist Farms boneless, skinless chicken breasts from Costco. Each package has 12 breasts of various weights (usually 7 or 8 ounces each), 2 breasts per “section”. I prepare 6 breasts at a time, almost always on the grill.
I generally eat 1-2 chicken breasts every single day: I always have one for lunch along with brown rice and a garden salad, and often another one at dinner. For dinner I sometimes simply eat a grilled breast, but often I’ll prepare one of the chicken recipes found here on JSF (or something entirely new).
Well, I wasn’t able to make it to Costco last weekend, and for the first time in recent memory I ran out of chicken breasts. I thought I had some more in the garage freezer, but when I went out there to get a package to defrost, there were none. It’s been one of those weeks.
So I’ve been eating mostly turkey breast sandwiches for lunch this week, and I am really missing my usual grilled chicken lunch. I’ve also been holding water all week long, those cold cuts are salt bombs.
I made a quick trip to the grocery store yesterday, and the chicken breasts they had looked terrible (and were just one day out from the “use or freeze” date). I’m definitely going to Costco this weekend and stocking back up on my chicken (I usually by 8 packages of 12). Each package generally runs around $20.00 (give or take depending on total weight), so that comes to about $1.67 per chicken breast–a really good deal.
Today is my upper body workout. I’m in the mood to ride this morning, but I need to get this weight training workout in. I’ll be riding this weekend.