Recipe

Honey Dijon Chicken

Finding meals that everyone in our family can agree on is challenging especially since I have one extremely picky eater!! However, yesterday’s dinner was a SUCCESS therefore I definitely wanted to share it with you 🙂 If you would like weekly recipes and other Healthy Lifestyle tips feel free to subscribe for the weekly Healthy Lifestyle Corner Newsletter here.

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Honey Dijon Mustard Chicken
Serves 5

What you’ll need:
5 thin chicken breast
3 Tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1/3 cup organic raw honey
2 Tablespoons dijoin mustard

What you’ll do:
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
2. Spray shallow baking dish with non-stick spray then place in chicken breast
3. Bake chicken breast for 12 minutes then flip and cook for another 10 minutes or until juices are clear.
4. While chicken is baking in the oven, in a small skillet place the 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil with minced garlic and cook over medium-low. You DO NOT want the garlic to burn…you are simply allowing the fragrance of the garlic to disperse into the oil.
5. Once oil is warm and garlic is soft add in honey and dijon mustard. Whisk together to combine and simmer, whisking often.
6. Once chicken is done, pour half of the glaze mixture onto chicken breast and bake for 2 minutes. Flip chicken, place the remainder of the glaze on the other side of the chicken and bake for 2 more minutes.

I served this with home cut fries using Yukon Gold potatoes sprinkled with extra virgin olive oil, garlic and parsley. These were baked on a large cookie sheet in the oven along with the chicken. Also on the side was whole string beans which were cooked in a microwavable steam bag. Super easy and quick clean up!!

Nutrition for Honey Dijon Chicken:
Calories: 230 calories
Fat: 8g
Carbs: 14
Protein: 26

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Fitness, Health, weight loss

Good Morning Everyone!!  My nutrition has been all over the place these past couple of weeks.  I have given in to cheese, alcohol and comfort foods..well no more 🙂  I was getting headaches pretty regularly and just felt drained then it dawned on me…my eating like a garbage can was causing me to feel this way.  So this past week, I put my head down, planned out my meals for the week and went shopping.

Being two days into this week so far, it’s amazing how great I feel!!  I’m sleeping better, I don’t have brain fog, I can concentrate and be more creative, I’m pushing harder in my workouts and I’m not craving sweets or high carb dishes.  It’s seriously amazing how getting your nutrition back on track can have positive effects in so many different areas of your life.

Every Tuesday in my online wellness accountability group I like to devote Tuesday’s to healthy meals. I know that it’s difficult for some people to always come up with healthy ways how to fuel their bodies. Sharing healthy meals once a week allows us to learn some new dishes and bring variety to the table 😉 I wanted to share a daily mid-morning staple that provides me with an efficient amount of protein, healthy fat and complex carbs. This combination helps me focus, allows me to stay full until lunch and totally helps me crush my afternoon workout!

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I cook two whole eggs,two egg whites scrambled with one handful of organic baby spinach in one teaspoon of coconut oil. Along with that I have one serving of steel-cut oats cooked in water, sprinkled with cinnamon and topped with berries. It’s seriously delicious and look at that picture….It’s so pretty!!

Remember….we only get one body therefore we need to fuel it properly every single day to get the most ‘miles’ out of it. Make smart choices and I promise you that you will feel better, your skin will be clearer, your belly will be slimmer and your energy will increase.

I would love to hear what your go to meal is. Leave a comment below and share it…who knows, someone else may just add it to their meal rotation.

XoXo,

Jennifer