Eat– for Good Health

Over the weekend enjoy Coconut Curry Chicken!  It’s an all-in-one main dish, and you can make it in a slow cooker.  I’m making this as our Sunday dinner.  Calories for one serving is 396, not bad for a really filling meal.  I’ll serve a field greens salad on the side.  In GOLD STANDARD OF THIN (99 cents for the Kindle edition) we suggest building a meal around a protein, a vegetable, and a fruit.  Once a day a 100-calorie carb is lovely, and the potato is in this recipe.  Ours is a simple plan that works much like the Zone or South Beach, but because our recipes are delicious, dieters stick with it.  This week I received an email of thanks from a post-menopausal woman who lost 28 pounds on the Gold Standard of Thin plan, and it took her seven weeks.  That’s a 2-pound week loss, but sometimes she lost one pound and other weeks, three.

Coconut Curry Chicken Recipe


  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1 cup light coconut milk
  • 4 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon reduced-sodium chicken bouillon granules
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups hot cooked rice
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • Raisins, flaked coconut and chopped unsalted peanuts, optional


  • Place potatoes and onion in a 3- or 4-qt. slow cooker. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, brown chicken on both sides.
  • Transfer to slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the coconut milk, curry, garlic, bouillon, salt and pepper; pour over chicken. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until meat is tender.
  • Serve chicken and sauce with rice; sprinkle with green onions. Garnish with raisins, coconut and peanuts if desired. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts 1 serving (calculated without optional ingredients) equals 396 calories, 11 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 309 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 27 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2-1/2 starch, 2 fat.


4 thoughts on “Eat– for Good Health

  1. Mary Alice Tallmadge

    Kathleen, yours is truly a no-hunger diet. SoCal is still buzzing about it. Locals can shrink down, look and feel great!

  2. Janessa Breckenridge

    I’m on it right now, Mary Alice. Usually a plate look like this: 1/3 protein, 1/3 green veggies, and 1/3 fruit.

  3. Reba Studebaker

    Hey gals, I know the woman Kathleen mentioned. I gave her the link to buy the book. Ninety-nine cents, and she’s down 28 pounds. She said it was a delicious experience. Her husband was halfway on the plan and lost around five pounds. He’s a big fireman and usually had two servings.

  4. Kathleen Rowland

    Hello Reba, Janessa, and Mary Alice– I’m grateful for your support here. If anyone feels hunger pangs between meals (and this happens in the beginning) I suggest snacking on veggies or fruit with a tad of good fat. My daughter Janice loves apple slices with peanut or almond butter.

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