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Lemon Chicken

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This zesty lemon chicken is quick, easy and delicious!!

Life is busy, I get it. Yet we still need awesome dishes that are not only ready in 30 minutes but nutritious as well.  The Lemon Chicken will not disappoint!

LEMON CHICKEN

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 Here’s How:

  • 5-6 chicken breast cut in half
  • Unrefined salt/pepper
  • ½ cup coconut flour for dredging chicken
  • 2 Tablespoons of unrefined coconut oil or ghee
  • 1 cup organic chicken broth
  • Juice of one whole lemon, want to pucker your lips more? Add lemon zest!
  • Handful of fresh parsleyline-separator-green

Instructions:

  1. In a bowl or platter, add your coconut flour and set aside.IMG_6305
  2. Season each piece of chicken with salt and pepper
  3. Heat a skillet over med/high heat and add coconut oil/or ghee.
  4. While oil is heating, dredge chicken in coconut flour and add to heated pan. Cook for only a couple of seconds, just enough to have the coconut flour adhere to
    the chicken.  Cook in small patches, remove from skillet and continue until all the chicken has been lightly cooked.IMG_6306
  5. Place all the chicken back in the pan and add parsley, chicken broth and the juice of a whole lemon, and the lemon zest if adding.

Reduce heat to mediumIMG_6312 heat, cover and finish cooking the chicken until tender and cooked through.

Serve with a side of green bean salad and caulimash.  Enjoy!

 

Chia Seed Pudding

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BREAKFAST CHIA SEED PUDDING

Here’s How:

In a glass container combine:

  1. 2 tablespoons of light or dark chia seeds (if you don’t like the texture, you can grind them first)
  2. ¾ cup non-dairy milk (almond, cashew or coconut)
  3. Add-on – feel free to add the following: ¼ tsp of cinnamon (great for blood sugar balancing), ¼ tsp of ground ginger (digestive health, healing and anti-inflammatory), pinch of clove, ¼ tsp of vanilla extract.

Optional:

  • Add a dollop of coconut cream and/or nuts and seeds on top

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Chia seeds have become a popular superfood, easy to digest and very versatile.  Replacing eggs with chia seeds is very common among the vegetarian and vegan community.  This little seed packs a bunch, full of nutrients, giving you energy and endurance.  The benefit of chia seeds are, healthy skin, anti-aging, supports heart and digestive system, helps to build stronger bones and muscles. They are rich in fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals.  Chia seeds contain the omega 3-fatty acid ALA which your body then needs to convert into EPA AND DHA.  As mentioned chia seeds are a wonderful addition to your diet, as they contain fiber and omega 3 fatty acids that are missing in our modern diet, just don’t forget to eat fatty fish like salmon, sardines, mackerel and herring where you will obtain EPA and DHA.