I have a confession to make. I do not take care of myself. I have a feeling that there are many other moms that do the same. I rarely eat breakfast and ofter skip lunch. If I do eat lunch, it’s whatever I can throw together, even boxed mac and cheese on occasion. For shame, for shame. I know.
I’m trying to improve my eating habits, so that I don’t totally crash in the afternoon or have terrible headaches, hence “Project Lunch”. I have three criteria for project lunch meals: 1)Healthy 2)Easy 3)Homemade (aka, not boxed mac and cheese).
Today I threw together a chicken sandwich that turned out to be so yummy! It’s not particularly low cal, but it is made of real food, not overly processed ingredients, and is not boring!
Chicken Ranch Sandwich
Good Quality Bread ( I used Good Seed, from Dave’s Killer Bread)
Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast or Thigh ( I used a thigh because I had it on hand)
Slice of cheese (I used Muenster today, cheddar would be yummy too)
Ranch Dressing (I make my own protein ranch using this recipe, but my own seasoning mix)
Place your chicken piece on a cutting board and remove any excess fatty lumps. (Don’t you just love my technical terms?) Pound to an even 1/2 inch thick. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Preheat a cast iron pan on med to med-high, and pop a couple of slices of bread in the toaster. Cook the chicken in in the pan for 3-5 mins per side, being careful that it is cooked through, but not burned. Place the slice of cheese on the chicken and let it melt. Assemble the sandwich with lettuce, tomato, chicken, and drizzle the sauce over it. Serve with fresh veggies and enjoy!