Eat– for Good Health

To stay on track for a healthy life style, we need structure.  It’s so easy to become “festively plump” over the holidays.  I chose to sign up for eDiets, and I highly recommend their programs.  It’s only 9.99 per month for their wonderful support.  I track my daily exercise and check off everything I eat on my daily food log.  It’s terrific to get a food plan every day.  Dinner for tonight is eDiet’s Sauted Chicken and Artichoke Hearts!

Ingredients:

24 Ounces Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast, Uncooked, all averages , halved
1/2 cup Chicken Broth, low sodium
2 fl oz White Wine , dry
2 cup Artichokes, (globe or french), frozen, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt , quartered
1 medium (2-1/2″ dia) Onions, raw , diced
1 medium (approx 2-3/4″ long, 2-1/2″ dia) Green Bell or Sweet Peppers, raw , chopped
1 tsp, leaves Tarragon , fresh minced
1/4 tsp, ground Pepper, white
1/3 Tbsp Cornstarch
2 medium whole (2-3/5″ dia) Tomatoes, red, raw , cut into wedges

Directions:

1. Saute chicken in large skillet coated with nonstick cooking spray, until lightly browned, about 3 to 4 minutes per side.

2. Add chicken broth, wine, artichokes, onion, green pepper, tarragon, and white pepper; stir well. Bring to boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until vegetables and chicken are tender. Add a parsley sprig!  Calories per serving are 200.

3. Combine cornstarch and water; add to chicken mixture along with tomato wedges, stir until thickened. Remove from heat. Serve. Makes 6 servings.

Photo below is courtesy of James Carrier, and the recipe is from eDiets.

chicken artichokes

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6 thoughts on “Eat– for Good Health

  1. Janessa, I like the ease of the eDiets plan. Sometimes I need reminders for portion control! You will be able to switch between plans with a simple click. Also, eDiets keeps track of my allergy to shellfish.

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