Eating healthy is not boring or painful. It’s DELICIOUS…
If you are one of those people that grumble about eating baked chicken and steamed vegetables, then you’re probably missing the point. Good food can be delicious, too. A few of the right spice combinations can take a simple dish to the next level.
But, Spices are good for more than just taste…
FUN FACT: Rosemary naturally protects you from brain degeneration associated with old age. For this reason, naturopathic doctors will prescribe concentrated doses of rosemary extract for patients showing signs of dementia. And guess what? It actually helps.
But, here’s the really magical part. You know what helps more than these concentrated doses of rosemary extract? Consuming rosemary (the spice) gradually over a lifetime. By using rosemary in your cooking, you can begin to gradually accumulate the rosemary extract that provides protective properties throughout your entire life.
If you think about it, any spice or seasoning that’s been passed down over HUNDREDS of years, probably has a benefit to it. These are considered our “ancient spices.” A few ancient spices include: rosemary, garlic, tumeric, ginger, basil, oregano, and chili pepper.
Think of them as medicine and find a way to use them in your cooking.
Now… onto a great (and quick) way to fix your chicken breast.
Recipe: Rosemary Garlic Chicken Breast
- Chicken Breast
- Garlic Powder
- Salt and Pepper
- Olive Oil
- Lemon to garnish
- Rinse chicken breast and dab with paper towels to dry slightly.
- Sprinkle garlic powder, salt, pepper, and rosemary generously on both sides.
- Heat pan to medium high heat. Once hot, add olive oil to coat the bottom of the pan.
- Sear chicken on both sides for 5 minutes each.
- Continue to cook until center of chicken is firm.
- Garnish with lemon (or don’t) and enjoy.
A Note to the Diabetics: Chicken is not a carbohydrate food. It will not raise your blood sugar. If you are still hungry after consuming your 45-60 grams of carbohydrate, then you can go back for seconds on your non carbohydrate foods (like chicken and vegetables)- not potatoes! Also, don’t freak out about ‘frying’ the chicken. Healthy oils can lower your risk of heart disease by 30%..
Now, THERE is a “fried chicken” worth eating… :)