Grilled Chicken Kebabs

Grilled Chicken Kebabs
Servings: 8 Serving Size: 2 kabobs
Prep time: 5 mins; cooking time: 14 mins
Nutrition/serving: 205 calories,
8 g fat (2g Sat, 4g mono, 1g poly)
9g carbohydrates, 24g protein 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup Balsamic Vinegrette Dressing
  • 2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs an breasts, trimmed and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 large oranges 
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

 

PREPARATION

  1. Add 1/2 cup Balsamic Vinegrette Dressing and chicken in a large zip-top plastic bag then seal and marinate in refrigerator 30 minutes.
  2. Prepare grill to medium-high heat.
  3. Cut each orange into 8 wedges; cut each wedge crosswise into 3 pieces.
  4. Remove chicken from marinade. Place chicken and orange pieces alternately onto each of 16 (10-inch) skewers.
  5. Sprinkle evenly with salt, pepper, garlic poweder and cayenne pepper.
  6. Place kebabs on a grill rack coated ...

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Posted Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 by Michael Gonzales in Recipes, Entrees

 
 
 

Easy Butternut Squash Risotto

Easy Butternut Squash Risotto
Servings: 4
Prep time: 5 mins; cooking time: 14 mins
Nutrition/serving: 256 calories,
8 g fat (2g Sat, 4g mono, 1g poly)
41g carbohydrates, 10g protein 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 medium butternut squash 
  • 1 1/4 cup brown rice 
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large shallot, minced
  • 1 (14-ounce) can fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup grated fresh Parmesan cheese, plus additional for garnish
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 

 

PREPARATION

  1. Cut squash in half lengthwise.
  2. Place the squash halves, cut sides down, on plastic wrap in microwave. Cook on HIGH 10 minutes or until cooked through. Scoop flesh into medium bowl, stir until smooth, and set aside.
  3. Microwave rice according to package directions, omitting butter.
  4. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add shallot; cook 2 minutes, stirring. Add rice.
  5. Alternately stir in squash and broth, 1/2 cup at a time ...

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Posted Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 by Michael Gonzales in Recipes, Entrees, Side Dish

 
 
 

50 Ways to be Healthier

50 Ways to be Healthier
by By Jennifer Rainey, EverydayHealth.com

 

If you're convinced you need to make dramatic changes in order to improve your health, we've got good news. It doesn't have to be that hard. We've found 50 simple, good-for-you moves to improve your health from head to toe - no life altering required.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brain

  • Breathe deeply and count to 10. Bottling up anger is the biggest predictor of headaches, even more than depression or anxiety, according to a new study from Saint Louis University.
  • Eat the Mediterranean way. The Italian Longitudinal Study of Aging found that people who ate a diet high in mono - and polyunsaturated fatty acids did better on cognitive tests. Good sources include olive oil, butter, cheese and fish.
  • Get more zzz's. Sleep deprivation can affect your ability to concentrate, remember information and perform mental tasks.
  • Watch less TV. "Watching TV is to your brain ...

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Posted Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 by Michael Gonzales in Healthy Living, Health