Eat– for Good Health

When we eat for good health, our bodies take on an extra glow.  Carrots and sweet potatoes contain Vitamin A, which is proven to keep skin smooth and luminous, not to mention giving our skin a natural rosy glow.  When scientists at Scotland’s St Andrews University asked volunteers to rate people’s skin tone, men and women alike preferred the natural glow created by eating orange fruits and vegetables over a bronzed suntan.  The reason: we associate this natural glow with vitality and a healthy diet and lifestyle.  These are unconscious factors we use when choosing long-term mates! Prick a sweet potato with a fork, microwave for 4 minutes, add cinnamon.  Sweet Potatoes by Wally Hartshorn

Rosemary Chicken– add a sweet potato (one serving recipe which you can double, triple, etc)

  • 3 oz. boneless chicken breast
  • 2 tbsp. low sodium breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp. dried rosemary
  • 2 tbsp. milk substitute

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray a baking pan with cooking spray. Rinse chicken and pat dry. Pour milk substitute into a shallow dish and combine breadcrumbs and rosemary in another shallow dish. Coat chicken with milk substitute, then dredge in the breadcrumb mixture. Discard any excess mixture. Arrange chicken in prepared baking pan, spray lightly with cooking spray and bake about 15 to 20 minutes until no longer pink inside, or until internal temperature is 170° F.

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4 thoughts on “Eat– for Good Health

  1. Janessa Breckenridge

    Fatty sweet potato fries are over-rated. If ordered out, they have lots of calories. Your Rosemary Chicken recipe looks good, Kathleen.

  2. Kathleen Rowland

    Hi Jerilyn and Janessa– funny thing– there was a time when I built a meal around a meat item. Now I pick a vegetable or fruit and think of the protein-thing second. People who eat at least five daily servings of nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables reduce their risk of diabetes by 40% according to government research.

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