Monday, June 27, 2016

Monday Made It: BBQ chicken slaw bowl

So last time I linked up here at Monday Made It, I blogged about creating a bullet journal on my normal blog The Idea Backpack. So far I am loving my bullet journal. I love having a more organized approach to my idea journal. Between teaching and working on my PhD, my life is a never-ending to-do-list (which is part of why I struggle finding time to fit in blogging).

I really would like to have something crafty to link up with, but I am currently taking 6 hours of graduate classes in summer session 1. So far it is keeping my month of June pretty busy. I do enjoy seeing what everyone is making to find some inspiration. I am hoping to have more time to create some things in July and August. I will probably be teaching middle school again this year, and I am hoping to use photography as my classroom theme. Not quite sure what that will look like yet, but still looking for some inspiration.

One of my goals this summer is to work out more regularly and eat a little better. This last school year (particularly the Spring semester) was pretty stressful and my workouts and eating routine went out the window for the months of April and May. For the last few weeks, my husband started up again with P90x3.  I haven't done all of the workouts with him because of class, but I have been doing about 4 of the workouts a week with him. My goal is to do 3-4 of the P90x3 workouts with my husband and go to yoga at the studio about 2 times a week. I just have been struggling keeping up with my homework for my two summer session classes and getting in a routine.

For this week's Monday Made It, I have an easy recipe to share with you. For the summer, I am trying to cut way back on grains and sugar. I have been trying out more Paleo recipes. I would like to do a Whole30, but for now I am just trying out more Paleo friendly recipes. However, it is so hot I haven't had much desire to actually cook. That's why this post caught my eye when Nom Nom Paleo originally shared it on Facebook. It was a link to easy salad bases that hold up all week.
From that post, there was a link to the Upside-down BBQ chicken bowl.

I made it tonight. It was really yummy and super easy. I used the broccoli slaw from Trader Joe's and their precooked pulled BBQ chicken. The whole recipe took about 10 minutes to make. I left out the almonds and the kale, but my husband and I both really liked it. Paleo-friendly and minimal effort.


  1. This looks delicious!! I might try it! Thank you!

  2. This is going on my shopping list! Thanks for sharing!