Oven Beer Can Chicken

by ashleyd on July 27, 2011

First of all, thank you so much for the sweet comments, emails, and notes about the changes taking place right now in our world.

It was definitely unusual waking up alone this morning for my workout. I’m accustomed to having a gym and commute buddy each day so it was a bit lonely. To avoid hitting the snooze button since I don’t have anyone to hold me accountable, I may have set my phone alarm for 5:40, 5:42, and 5:45. Success!

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Due to a change in schedule with my trainer, I did my 3 mile run and spin today. There wasn’t a class that worked with my schedule so I just hopped on a spin bike and did my own thing for 20 minutes.

My legs felt a bit tight this morning after the workout so I spent a few minutes icing with vegetables because I’m classy like that.

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The rest of my day was uneventful, other than the fact that I captured a picture of EVERYTHING I ate for the first time in ages. A few readers have requested that I make my daily food a more regular feature on the blog. I’m going to give it a try for a few days and see how I feel. I’m also definitely open to feedback.

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Breakfast included oatmeal, banana, cinnamon, and 1/2 scoop of vanilla protein powder. I also enjoyed a cool and refreshing iced green tea on the side. Did you know that if you save your cup and you have a Gold Card, you get free refills at Starbucks?

My stomach was growling 30 minutes before we stepped out for lunch so I enjoyed my homemade fruit cup of strawberries and grapefruit.

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I tried a new salad combination today at lunch and loved the heartiness, flavor, and variety.

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IMG_3369 (640x478) Today’s mix included grilled chicken, beets, baby spinach, 1/2 portion blue cheese, red onions, chopped tomatoes, celery, salt, pepper, and a drizzle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. On the side I enjoyed Baked Ruffles.

I knew Bo and I would be eating dinner later tonight since I had an after work appointment, so I bit into a juicy peach around 4!

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  My after work appointment was a facial!

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IMG_3376 (480x640) IMG_3377 (640x478) Melissa makes fun of my spa obsessions but appointments like this are a great way to relax. Also, I wouldn’t say getting a massage once a month makes me an addict, but if it does, I’m okay with that.  I only get a facial once or twice a year so it’s a relaxing treat that also has wonderful side affects. In full disclosure, I’m working with Equinox to put together a special promotion for local New Yorkers but will also be doing a more in depth post regarding skin care and some of the things I learned today. The good news is a lot of the tips and tricks were free or very inexpensive!

The best part of the day though, was walking through the door to the smell of grilled chicken! Holy goodness! Who knew you could make beer can chicken in your oven?! IMG_3392 (640x478)

Tonight’s dinner included:

  • Butter lettuce salad with chopped tomatoes, red onion, salt, pepper, and Trader Joes Parmesan Ranch dressing
  • Beer Can Chicken made in the oven using our cast iron pan
  • Grilled squash and zucchini

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IMG_3386 (640x478) IMG_3387 (640x478) IMG_3390 (640x478) Clearly it was a delicious dinner enjoyed by both of us.

Last but not least, a portion controlled dessert to answer my screaming sweet tooth.

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Question: Do you enjoy the more thorough food pictures which document everything I eat?

{ 8 comments }

Elizabeth July 27, 2011 at 2:24 am

I love the food photos… they give me great ideas for myself! I don’t think I could ever be committed to take photos of everything I eat, but I love it when you do!

melissa (fitnessnyc) July 27, 2011 at 2:26 am

ha, I’m just jealous! Massages are the best things ever! Skinny Cow–yum.

Caitlin July 27, 2011 at 2:42 am

You just made me so excited for my spa date next week with my mom while I’m home in Seattle! :) I love treating myself with massages, such a great reward for hard work!

Theodora July 27, 2011 at 3:06 am

How did he do stovetop beer chicken??

healthyh July 27, 2011 at 2:07 pm

@Theodora: Assuming makes an ass and idiot out of me. Since the pan was on top of the stove and the bruner was on I thought it was stovetop. I was so amazed. When Bo read this post he started laughing hysterically. He was only trying to keep it warm since I was late!

Megan S July 27, 2011 at 1:25 pm

I’ve been following your blog for a while now and I love seeing all the food pictures! Even if it’s just done occasionally it can be really nice to get the full picture.
Thanks!

healthyh July 27, 2011 at 2:07 pm

@Megan: No problem! I’m actually really enjoying the food recaps thus far so I’ll see how it goes.

Amelia July 27, 2011 at 2:29 pm

Icing with vegetables is the best! I have a couple bags of peas in my freezer just for that purpose!

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