However, many participants do get a bit bored with our favorite lean protein, chicken. I can’t imagine why! ;)
This is a common issue we face — we get bored with our menu choices, and often this is one of the main reasons for falling off the weight loss wagon.
Here is a curation of my favorite blog recipes that are Cycle 1 friendly, designed to give you full flavor with huge impact, and are easy to make so you’re not spending a lot of time in the kitchen!
I’ve updated this blog post as of 2019 with a few more past-challenge favorites!
Carrot & Apple Soup
This was a huge hit in a previous Challenge. Many participants were hesitant about trying this recipe, but 100% of those who did fell madly in love with it. Try it for yourself!
This was a recipe a past C1 Challenge Participant posted on one of the Facebook chats. With a little bit of creativity, we can turn our chicken into a wonderfully delicious meal (so much so you’ll want seconds!).
This is a gluten-free recipe I found online that I modified for the 17 Day Diet.
The 17 Day Diet is so flexible that you can transform almost any recipe into a healthy alternative. If you’re tired of chicken, this tuna salad will be a much welcomed addition!
This is a personal favorite of mine! This is based on a family recipe that I’ve modified over the years. The fruit (tomatoes) salsa makes this dish so fresh and it literally sings in your mouth! Creativity is key! With a few spices and some yummy seasonings, you can transform your chicken into a whole new experience!
Looking to adda little Asian flare to your menu this week? This is the perfect healthy alternative to those not-so-healthy dishes (think anything sweet and deep fried). There’s nothing like the cool, crisp of fresh lettuce with hot chicken! I love it and think you will, too!
I recently featured this dish in our Spring Challenged called Fresh & Clean 17 (this is a special Spring Cleanse that happens once a year).
This Chicken Lombardy recipe was so tasty that it became a huge hit with the participants.
If you make this dish, make sure you have enough for leftovers the next day as leftovers are even better!
This Green Chili Chicken Enchilada with Cauliflower recipe was such a huge hit with my Challenge participants, that I decided to feature this same recipe in my newly updated meal plan for the 17 Day Diet, Simple N’ Lean 17.
It has become a regular dinner rotation in my house and it’s really easy to make.
It freezes well and the leftovers are divine!
This Chicken Paprikash was an instant hit with fellow Challenge participants. I took this recipe from my Monthly Dinner Club archives and thought it was too good not to share.
This is a simple dish with a lot of flavor. I’m positive your family will love it!
Which dish will you make for your next meal?
Here’s a quick overview of my Recipe Ideas for the C1 17 Day Diet Challenge:
Carrot & Apple Soup
A perfectly healthy soup for your holiday, or any time of the year!Get the Recipe
Oven Baked Chicken Fajitas for the 17 Day Diet
Baked Fajitas - no mess and super easy to make!Get the Recipe
Grown-up Tuna Salad with Creamy Balsamic Dressing
When you're tired of your usual tuna salad, try this one instead!Continue Reading
Chicken with Mexican Dry Rub and Fruit Salsa
This is a juicy chicken recipe with a homemade Mexican dry rub that's healthier than the store bought packaged taco seasonings.Get the Recipe
Cool Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Lettuce wraps with a kick!Continue Reading
Bold and rich flavors are featured in this Chicken Lombardy recipe. Chicken broth is used in place of traditional Marsala Wine and it's perfect for any low-carb diet!Get the Recipe
Green Chili Chicken Enchilada with Cauliflower
This will likely be your new favorite dish after you taste it for the first time! It's my fave and it's on my monthly rotation!Get the Recipe
A simple, yet elegant dish for dinner.Get the Recipe