It started with plain chicken breasts. Then I tried taco salads.
I made a chicken salad. Yummy.
I gave turkey meatloaf a shot, and Brent said it was the best thing I've ever made.
One night I whipped up some baked tilapia. Delicious.
I cooked a turkey roast, which was amazing. Admittedly, it was a pre-seasoned roast from Costco, but I used a meat thermometer and everything and cooked it to perfection.
Tonight was the pièce de résistance. I made turkey meatballs, not one but TWO ways, accompanied by eggplant parmesan and spaghetti squash, topped with low-carb marinara. [Edited to add: I made a mistakes with the spaghetti squash. Didn't realize it wasn't allowed on Cycle 1. Oops.]
It takes a bit of time to research, shop and prep for the meals, but I've been surprised at how easy it's been to actually pull these dishes off come dinnertime. And all of them are on 17 Day Diet-friendly!
Maybe it's the large, new kitchen with which I have to work. Maybe I like the idea of having a nice meal prepped and ready when Brent gets home. Maybe I'm excited by the increasingly tasty outcomes.
Whatever it is, I'm not going to question it. I welcome my inner Julia Child with open, knife-wielding arms!