Nothing to Reveal but Coconut Chicken

Actually it’s Foodie Penpals Reveal Day, but I have nothing to show you. Either my Foodie Penpals partner forgot about me or decided not to participate any longer, or my package got lost in the mail. Either way, I have nothing to share with you this month. :( I hope next month there will be some fun foodie treats in my mailbox. ;)

In other news, I am so impressed by some of the great blogging mamas and mamas to-be out there. First of all they take care of their babies, go to work, then they cook for themselves, exercise and even blog about it – often on a daily basis! And I can barely write up a single post per week, although I really try.

I’ve been trying to blog more often, but I get caught up in life’s events (and paperwork…), and dreaming of pretty things. Like this Lululemon bag for example.

Sackasana Bag

Sackasana Bag

Back to reality…

I did workout a bit more lately than my usual long walks and yoga. I’m trying to take one mom & baby fitness class per week (for $15/class they are pricey though), because we’re going on vacation this summer and I want to look and feel good and be fit to do some scuba diving. It’s been a while, but we are PADI certified and we love the ocean, so when we will be at the west coast of Sweden this August, I really hope to get some bottom time in.

Brittle Star in Hawaii (2010)

So, as far as exercising goes, I’ve taken Stroller Fitness and Mom & Baby Spin in the past couple of weeks and I love the classes. Hello sore thighs!

I missed yesterday’s Fitness class and I missed today’s yoga. :( The little man is napping right now and there’s no way I’m waking him up, just so I can get there on time… I’ll try Mom & Baby Spin on tomorrow again, but our son is getting a bit mobile now, so I don’t know for how long I can keep doing this. I also still have a punch card for Zumba classes and they welcome kids in their little play area inside the studio…

And with exercise comes a starving mama! Good thing I have green split peas soaking for tonight’s soup. And I really wanted to share this easy chicken dish, perfect for appetizers, snacking or party-food.

Baked Coconut Chicken Bites

perfect for dipping…

For an appetizer-sized portion for two people, you will need:

  • 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast (organic, if you want to avoid extra hormones, antibiotics and other medications often given to conventional chicken)
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes, mixed with 1/2 cup bread crumbs and chili flakes, if you’re feeling the heat :)

Cut chicken in bite-size pieces or strips. Prepare 3 bowls, one each with flour, whisked egg and the coconut-breadcrumb mix. Coat chicken pieces in first flour, then egg and finally the crumb-mix, place on a slightly greased baking dish and bake for 12-15 minutes at 180°C/400°F (make sure chicken is thoroughly cooked though – every oven is different).

Sweet & Spicy!!!

Mrs. Renfro’s Mango Habanero Salsa works great as a dipping sauce!

Go make this right now! ;)

I’m sure if you leave out the chili and serve with a mild salsa, this could be great for kids too.

Let me know if you try it and what you think about it.







Posted on by Susan Posted in Random, Recipes, Workout

One Response to Nothing to Reveal but Coconut Chicken

  1. Dawn

    Sorry to hear about the situation with the foodie pan pal last month. I’m sure it will work out better this month.

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