Dijon chicken with sundried tomatoes and quinoa

Ahhhh, Sunday <3 It feels so nice to take it easy after a long day of teaching, and my favorite night owl decided to sleep in with me.

We woke up to see our favorite woodpecker, snacking out of the hummingbird feeder.




(oats with Sun Warrior, defrosted cherries and almond butter + tea)

and for dinner last night, I feasted my eyes on Richard Gere in Pretty Woman (silver fox)

enjoyed almost an entire bag of these chips


(Great post-Zumba snack. I shared with the madre, but really, it was almost all me)

and actually made a real dinner- I think the Pilot was surprised.


(I have a new hair routine! Wash, braid it while it’s wet, remove braid and blow dry so I don’t go to sleep with wet hair –my aunt says if you go to bed with wet hair, you die- and wake up with afro. Repeat)

Dijon Chicken with Sundried Tomatoes and Quinoa

chicken and quinoa

All I did was chop up two local chicken breasts and brown in a skillet over medium with garlic, oregano, thyme, sea salt and pepper.

chicken cooking

After the chicken was browned, added a diced shallot, 1/3 C sundried tomatoes, 1/2 T Dijon, 1 t honey and a squeeze of lemon juice.

chicken and quinoa2

Served over quinoa with roasted asparagus.

A robust little feast, and only took about 20 minutes from start to finish.

This morning, it’s just the girls over here –the Pilot is doing air show stuff all day- so when Livi wakes up from her nap, we’ll take off for some adventures.

Until then, I’m going to get the grocery list together, meal plan


(there’s one on Pinterest that says “Keep Calm and Act Like Kate Middleton.” Amazing)

and bust out a 15-min HIIT workout.

Hope you have a happy Sunday!


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  1. Sana on April 15, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    I neverrrr sleep with wet hair, I am convinced I will get sick. And I don’t go outside with wet hair when it’s below 70.

  2. Allison on April 15, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    i shower and go to bed every week night with wet hair. I am too rushed in the morning to shower, so its always before bed. it’s always worked for me!
    We got snow here today, again… so my run has been postposed until tomorrow. Might do a Bob Harper workout instead!

  3. Hayley on April 15, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    I have long, super thick curly hair. If I leave it down and air dry it I think it takes around 5 hours to dry. I got to sleep with wet hair a LOT! haha

  4. Laura @ She Eats Well on April 15, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    I love the braid. I like to rock the side braid, too! That dinner looks great, simply, and healthy!

  5. Danica @ It's Progression Not Perfection on April 15, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    love that quote at the end….last week I nearly bought this cute little kitchen decoration from B&N that said “Keep Calm and Eat a Cupcake”

  6. melissa on April 15, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Too funny, ill sleep with wet hair and go outside but I always look like the crazy women when it dry’s. It’s a must that I blow dry my hair unless I am being totally lazy or sick.

  7. Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie on April 15, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    I love the Keep Calm and Act Like Kate Middleton! haha She is always so composed out in public!

  8. Jan C. on April 15, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    My hairdresser said sleeping with your hair down/wet damages your hair (breaks it, etc.).

  9. Averie @ Averie Cooks on April 15, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    Sweet potato chips are soooo good. I need to try those FSTG brand ones with the black pepper. Sounds perfect.

    Glad you guys were able to enjoy a leisurely morning!

  10. Whitney @ Whit Likes Fit on April 15, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    That dinner looks great! I’m so trying it.

  11. Lara on April 15, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    I have that notebook, too! 🙂 Love, love, love that Nike ad.

  12. Catalina @ Cake with Love on April 15, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    Love the addition of sun fried tomatoes, I am such a big fan, too bad my husband doesn’t like them!! I go to sleep with wet hair every time and I am still alive 🙂

  13. Brittany on April 15, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Heading to the beach with la familia y el perro for a picnic.

  14. mallory on April 15, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Mmmm that chicken looks delicious, and like something I could actually cook and not mess up haha.

  15. Kirsten on April 15, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    That dinner looks yummy! I had to pin it 🙂 haha

  16. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on April 15, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    That recipe looks delicious! I’m making it sometime this week for sure. 😀 I don’t have any shallots though, so hopefully some finely diced onion will suffice…

    • Fitnessista on April 15, 2012 at 10:22 pm

      would definitely work! let me know if you like it

  17. Ashley @ Sweat for Sweets on April 15, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Hey Gina! Love your blog 🙂 Just wondering what Sun Warrior is? You seem to use it a lot and I’m interested!

    • Fitnessista on April 15, 2012 at 10:22 pm

      thanks, ashley! it’s my favorite protein powder 🙂

  18. Lisa on April 15, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    If I went to bed with wet hair, I would wake up with a rat’s nest! I have started braiding it when wet also! Then I take it out and it’s wavy and cute (but I do this in the mornings). So funny. I don’t have time to blowdry my hair with a toddler running around! Your dinner looks amazing.

    • Fitnessista on April 15, 2012 at 10:22 pm

      sometimes she’ll let me blowdry my hair, but usually if i get a shower, it’s a good day 😉

  19. Kerry @ Totes My Oats on April 15, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    I’m so lazy with my hair unless I have to go somewhere! I tell myself I’m “saving” it by not putting any heat on it and blow drying it haha.

  20. Victoria @ The Pursuit of Hippieness on April 15, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    I’m opposite- I ALWAYS sleep with wet hair! If I let it air dry regularly, then I get a fro! Sleeping on it makes it perfectly wavy 🙂

  21. Sonia the mexigarian on April 15, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    I fell asleep watching pretty womn as well! I tried to stay up for when she goes on her mad shopping spree nd sticks it to th stuck up ladies, but alas missed it. I dunno why but pretty woman is on of this movies I lov it watch on Tv when it’s on even tho. I have it on video. Same with Romy and Michele. The chicken dish loos yummy. I hav been sooooooo tired from moving and painting this last week that I haven’t cooked a singl thing except eggs. 🙁

  22. Sarah @ The Healthy Diva on April 16, 2012 at 2:11 am

    That quote is the best! Thanks for sharing it 🙂

  23. Allison W. on April 18, 2012 at 11:01 am

    I made this chicken last night and it was fantastic! I plated it with red quinoa and sauteed spinach and it looked so gourmet for only taking 1/2 hour. I’m going to keep this recipe in mind for future dinner parties.

    • Fitnessista on April 18, 2012 at 10:34 pm

      yay, i’m so glad you liked it!!

  24. Lindsey on June 11, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    Hi! Do you use sundried toms in oil for this recipe or without? Thx!

  25. Elizabeth on July 7, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    I made this today and I got a thumbs up from the husband! I love when you post recipes!

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