Chicken and Veggie Fried Rice

I love a good fried rice, but they can be so loaded with fats and sugars!  This recipe that tastes great, but is also pretty healthy.  It is a new twist on an old ethnic favorite which has more veggie than usual! Cooking and Prep time, about 40 minutes Makes 6 (pretty large) servings Ingredients: 3 whole carrots, peeled and chopped ½ onion finely diced 1 cup chopped green beans 1 yellow squash, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup corn kernels 2 cups chicken breast, cooked and diced 3…

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Healthy Snack Ideas

It is so easy to grab a granola bar or some crackers for a snack when you feel like you need a boost, but is that really the healthiest option?  Many of our go-to snacks tend to be heavily processed and are less than ideal for good nutrition.  So how can we change our habits and our snacks to help us succeed in our health goals.  Here are some easy tips and some ideas to get you started. Tips: #1 Make sure to include a good source of protein. #2…

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Teriyaki Chicken and Vegetables

Teriyaki Chicken and Vegetables This recipe is fast!  Start to finish you are done in about 30 minutes.  It is full of fresh veggies and good protein. Serves 6 Sauce: ¼ cup soy sauce 1/3 cup fresh OJ 3 Tbsp honey 1 tsp grated ginger 1 tsp oil Siracha seasoning (optional, add for a little kick) 1 Tbsp corn starch   Ingredients to Stir Fry: 1 Tbsp oil or cooking spray 1 Pound Chicken Thighs, skinned and deboned 1 Onion 2 Bell Peppers 2 Cloves Garlic, minced 1 Whole Zucchini…

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Chili Pork Stir Fry

  Chili Pork Stir-Fry This recipe steam cooks the veggies to reduce the amount of oil needed in the recipe.  Did you know that oil is the most Calorie dense food we have?  At 120 Calories per Tbsp, it even trumps butter (102 Cals per Tbsp). Serves 6 Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes Ingredients: 1 pound boneless pork loin chops, sliced into strips 1 tsp chili powder ¼ tsp garlic powder ½ tsp salt ½ tsp cumin 1 Tbsp corn starch 2 Tbsp soy sauce ¼ cup…

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Easy Homemade Chicken Broth

Easy Homemade Chicken Broth   Chicken broth can be expensive, and full of ingredients that you can’t pronounce, so I put together a fairly easy way to make it using a rotisserie chicken you can buy at any store ($4-8).  When you consider that a quart of good quality chicken broth is $3.99, this is a pretty good deal!  You also have the chicken you can use for a couple meals during the week.  You can also roast your own chicken, which isn’t too hard to do, but sometimes the…

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Creamy Chicken and Vegetable Soup

This soup is a lower calorie version of other cream soups, but it is still super delicious!  It has added flavor with bacon and cheese, but high nutrition value with all of the vegetables and protein from the chicken.  It is a fabulous main dish for any chilly day, and it smells amazing when you prepare it! Serves 4 2 chicken breasts, cubed (about 3/4 pound or 1/3 kg) 4 strips bacon or ham, chopped 2 cups fresh or frozen green beans 1 red pepper, chopped 1/2 medium onion, minced…

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