It’s most wonderful time of the year… Spring break of course! Whether you’re a student yourself or have kiddos who are in school, Spring break is a wonderful time to relax and recuperate. Although binge watching your favorite TV show is a great way to do that, there’s SO much more fun and inexpensive stuff to do!
My favorite spring break activity is making delicious food and having a picnic by the beach, lake, or right in my backyard. This is a great way to chill out, soak up some Vitamin D, and enjoy your favorite meal. My picnic go-to meal are these gorgeous teriyaki chicken pineapple bowls. No need for a plate – the pineapple holds your food for you! Both kids and adults alike will love to eat out of these fun pineapple bowls.
To make these delicious tropical chicken bowls you’ll need:
- 1 large pineapple
- 1 tablespoon of canola oil
- 1 pound of boneless, skinless chicken thighs (cut into 1 inch pieces)
- ¾ cup of soy sauce
- ¼ cup of packed brown sugar
- ¼ cup of honey
- 3 tablespoons of sesame seeds
- 2 cups of cooked white rice
Cut the pineapple in half, lengthwise. Use a spoon to scoop out the flesh of each half, leaving a half-inch on the side so that the pineapple bowls are sturdy. Discard the flesh of the pineapple or set it aside to snack on later, and drain any juice in the pineapple bowl.
Heat the oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add the chicken thighs and cook, stirring occasionally for 2 minutes. Add soy sauce, brown sugar, and honey and stir to combine. Bring the mixture to a boil, then turn the heat down to medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is thick and the chicken is cooked through for 8 to 12 minutes. Add the sesame seeds and stir to combine, then remove from heat.
Scoop a cup of rice into each of the pineapple boats, then divide the teriyaki chicken among the boats. Sprinkle extra sesame seeds on top and serve.
Pretty simple right? This recipe serves two people, so for picnics including more people you can simply double or triple the recipe!
Other fun activities that are on my bucket list for this spring break include:
- Going on a hike
- Trying a new lemonade recipe
- Being a tourist in my own city
- Read a book
- Watch the sunrise
- Go to the farmer’s market
- Visit a local museum
I hope I inspired you all to take some time out of your busy schedule and do some fun relaxing activities with friends or family! What are you kit girls planning on doing this spring break? Let us know by commenting below!
Health & Happiness,
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