Day 27 – I have been doing a bit of reading on stress eating. Everything I read is everyone talking about how we are all seeking comfort foods. Grocery stores are reporting spikes in processed foods, chips, cookies, and candy sales. Cortisol, the stress hormone, is the main reason we seek out the foods high in fat and sugar. Let’s admit it we are all stressed. If it is not fear of the virus it is fear of job loss, financial instability, child education, and our friends and families well being. The good thing is we are all in the same place. No one is judging each other for our food choices right now. If all we can do is muster a blue box of macaroni and cheese for dinner it is okay. We are all getting through the best we can. I may try to throw some fruit salad or a veggie tray at my kids once in awhile but making it through together is the theme.
That being said, we went little kid comfort food for dinner with a bit of a twist. One of my son’s favorite things are spicy foods. We decided to take the sweet and spicy to another level and add it to chicken tenders. Totally a comfort food dinner.
We really liked the chicken. The sauce is what definitely made the difference. It is not a great picture but the flavor far outweighed the look. The batter stuck to the pan (forgot to spray) so most of it came off, oops. But, this is a good dish.
Ingredients: Hot Honey Sauce Directions:
Chicken Tenders with Hot Honey Sauce
Hot Honey Sauce