Homemade Chicken Fingers FTW

Hello, my friends! I hope you’re all having a lovely Thursday! It’s been a busy one over here – no snow day today so I was up bright and early to teach my 8 a.m. nutrition course over at GW. Now, I’m getting caught up on some AnneTheRD client work before a couple more client meetings this afternoon, and also doing some blog prep because the Winter Shape Up that I’m co-hosting with Gina starts on Monday!

Winter Shape Up logo

Since my content for the Winter Shape Up is meal plans and they start on Monday, I’ll actually be posting my first week’s content for the challenge tomorrow, so you’ll have the weekend to go grocery shopping and get ready! So stay tuned for all the information and the official launch of the Winter Shape Up tomorrow. Between the nutrition content from me and the workout videos from Gina, we’ve worked hard on this and we hope you guys find it fun and inspiring!

And now, speaking of food, today I’d like to share some love for homemade chicken fingers. Anyone else a big fan?!


Matt whipped these up for us last night (and I made some baked sweet potato fries to go with the) and they came out delicious. He used a mix of bread crumbs, ground flaxseed, and some seasonings for the crust, and soaked the chicken in a milk/dijon mustard mixture (we were out of eggs) to make it all stick. So good! I just enjoyed some leftovers for lunch.



The more ketchup {organic – no HFCS!} the better, obviously.

If you’d like a specific recipe, check out two of my faves here on the blog: Corn Flake Encrusted Chicken Fingers (gluten free) & Healthy Diner-Style Chicken Fingers (not gluten free). The corn flake recipe is my absolute favorite. Love the spices that go in it and they get nice and crunchy, too, which is my favorite part. :) Well, besides the ketchup…


Keeping it short and sweet today – hope you’re all staying warm! I’m kind of over winter, I’ve decided, mostly because I miss being able to take walking breaks from work without freezing my face off… anyone else? Zara says she’s totally over it, too.


See you tomorrow for Winter Shape Up fun!

p.s. Greatist posted a list of 60 Must-Read Health, Fitness & Happiness Blogs for 2014 – check it out for some great new reads! I’m honored to be included (under “healthy living”).


  1. 1

    I’m excited for the Winter Shape Up! I’m in need of some new recipes to try out :)

  2. 2

    I am pumped for Winter Shape Up! I love your Corn Flake Encrusted Chicken Fingers, we make them at least once a week in our house!
    Did you see that you made this list!?

  3. 3

    SO.OVER.WINTER! There are actual icicles frozen on the inside of our windows! Not okay!!! I’m excited for the Winter Shape Up!

  4. 4

    Hooray! I’ve got the kitchen to myself this weekend, so I’m excited to see the grocery list!

  5. 5

    I am so over winter as well. It’s making me do crazy things like career changes…getting restless and cabin fever!
    I can’t wait for Winter Shape up. YOU girls are awesome for offering this to us for FREE! Generous!!!!

  6. 6

    I’m def over winter! Can’t wait to try the recipe!

  7. 7

    Excited for the WSU!

  8. 8
    Roadrunner says:

    Well done on the Winter Shape Up! And congrats on being selected as one of the “60 Must Reads!”

  9. 9
    Sandra in TX says:

    How do we sign up for Winter Shape Up?

  10. 11

    I love crusted tofu. Cornmeal makes for a great gluten free crust as well!

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    Chris Anne says:

    I want to do the Winter Shape up too! I am SO over winter! I hate having to go outside to warmup my car before I leave for work. Have you tried the Tessamae’s ketchup from Whole Foods? It’s really good! And I am not a big ketchup lover!

  12. 13

    I love the idea of using flaxseed in the crust. I usually just do breadcrumbs, but I’m going to have to switch things up next time.

  13. 14

    You are my ketchup!!!! :) (ps. I am totally in love with Zara)

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  15. 17

    OMG! “chicknnnnn fngrrrrrsssss”

  16. 18

    Saw your blog on Greatist! Baked sweet potato fries – one of my favorite sides. How easy it would be to make the chicken fingers along with the fries for a nutritious meal!

  17. 19

    Yum! I love homemade chicken fingers…can’t wait to try your corn flakes recipe!! They look delicious!

  18. 20

    I’m so tired of this stupid weather. I can barely walk in my work shoes from my car to the building and my car is covered in salt :(

  19. 21

    Jan and Feb are the worst months. It’s hard to go outside when the windchill is in the negatives! :(

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