I’ve lost 65 pounds and kept it off for more than three years. We can enjoy food that tastes good, awakens the senses, is emotionally satisfying and supplies our bodies with the vitamins, minerals and nutrients we need to thrive. Good and Good for You recipes are built on ingredients that taste good and are good for our bodies, too.
This Spicy Chicken with Clementines is a great example. Boneless, skinless chicken thighs are a protein low in saturated fat, the kind of fat that is linked to an increased risk of heart disease. Protein keeps us feeling full longer, which means you don’t feel the urge to eat as often. Small but powerful, clementines pack a punch with their bright taste and impressive health benefits, including vitamin C and antioxidants. In this recipe, the thin tender peel cooks as part of the dish, increasing fiber along with flavor.
The dish is punctuated with vegetables, including zesty red onions, buttery green olives and spicy chile peppers, plus a touch of honey for a sweet balance.
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Spicy Chicken with Clementines
Thighs sometimes come in a package of 4 to 6 and you don’t know how many thighs there are until you open it. Simply add any extra thighs to the recipe without any additional adjustments.
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