Recipe for Chicken Breast

You know I stress eating healthy and less animal protein.
But this recipe is for those of you still eating beef/pork/lamb…try this delicious chicken …. it’s perfect on a cold winter evening:

APRICOT CHICKEN
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/3 cup flour
2 tsp canola oil
1/2 cup apricot preserves
12 cut fat free low sodium chicken broth
1 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce

Coat each chicken breast with flour. Heat oil med heat in a large skillet. Brown chicken for 3-4 minutes per side. Reduce heat to low.

Combine apricot preserves, chicken broth and soy sauce in small bowl and then add to skillet. Cover and simmer for 15 min. Remove chicken, cover with foil and keep warm.

Turn up heat and cook sauce until slightly reduced and thick (about 1-2 min) Serve chicken with pan sauce.

per serving: 290 calories, 1.9 g fat, 34.2g carbohydrates, 0.8g fiber, 34.4g protein.

Don’t forget to send me a photo of the dish!

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FLU

The ‘flu’ is caused by a virus. If you have a sudden onset of flu like symptoms, it probably is the flu. Viruses tend to hit suddenly and harshly. The flu symptoms are fever, body aches, cough, and congestion.

The treatment is to treat the symptoms. Take ibuprofen or Tylenol (not aspirin) for fever and body aches. Take an over the counter medicine for cough and congestion.
There are several studies showing that Elderberry extract will limit the length and the severity of flu symptoms.

Please wash your hands frequently, clean your cell phone with antiseptic and get plenty of rest. Stay home from work and catch up on your reading. If your temperature goes over 102, call the office.

AND when your symptoms are gone..come in and get the flu shot because you can get this several times.

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Cravings

Many of the new year resolutions are about cravings – either curbing or sustaining. We want to curb our appetite for cigarettes, food, alcohol, sex etc. We want to sustain our cravings for economic growth, health, and relationships.

Do you remember the hobbit who went off the charts with craving? ‘My precious” .. a not too subtle reminder that cravings tend to take over our lives. As soon as we get what we crave..we want ‘more’.

This year let’s try to be content. Let’s resolve to give thanks for all we have – no matter how little or much it may be. Alice Walker said ” this could be our revolution: to love what is plentiful as well as what is scarce.”

A Unitarian minister, Forrest Church, put is this way:

“Want what you have
Be who you are
Do what you can”

I like those words – I especially like the ‘do what you can’ as I have always tended to try to do more than possible and berate myself for not doing more.

Want what you have – we all have gifts to be thankful for..but do we all ‘want’ everything we have?

Be who you are – fulfill your quest in life by doing what brings you bliss..if you find joy in the doing then the doing is what you should continue.

I wish for a contented 2013 for us all.

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