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Does Healthy Have To be Bland?

"It's Fitness Friday"

Friday's the day to think about our body, our health and our fitness!
If we don't take care of 'us' then everything else falls apart!

Healthy Eating. Does it have to be bland?

Yeah, you've heard of it but do you do it?

Healthy Eating, the more raw the healthier it is. Some people eat only raw which is fabulous. I wish I could but it's not going to happen, not in the near future anyway! I am trying to eat healthily though cos I know it could cost me my health if I don't.

I have even employed the help of a dear friend who is the epitome of healthy eating. He recently started up a Facebook coaching group which I joined to make sure he could keep me on track. And he does, bless him. He keeps a watchful eye on me and everyone else in there, we support and encourage each other and are accountable for each other's success. There are even some people who have chosen to sign up for his other programmes which enable them to get one on one coaching time with Carl and at that level he creates them all sorts of personalised eating and fitness plans. He is amazing!

You can check him out here – if you're committed to your health and wellness – Elements of Wellness

Anyhoo, I thought I'd share one of Carl's amazing recipes with you today. Add a little spice to shake things up a bit. Most of Carl's recipes can be adapted to be Vegan or standard.

Moroccan Chicken

1 whole chicken, cut
¼ cup Shoyu soy sauce
¼ cup dry white wine
2 tablespoons agave syrup
Juice of 2 lemons
Grated rind of 2 lemons
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon curry
¼ teaspoon ginger
½ teaspoon oregano
½ teaspoon thyme
½ teaspoon crushed peppercorns
3 tablespoons coconut oil
2 cups low sodium chicken broth
8 dried, unsulfured apricots, soaked and chopped

Combine soy sauce, wine, agave, lemon juice, rind and all spices. Then add the chicken pieces and allow to marinate overnight.
Remove the chicken from the marinade, pat dry and place in stainless steel baking dish. Reserve the marinade! Brush each piece with coconut oil, season with sea salt and black pepper. Bake at 375 degrees for about 2 hours.
Remove the chicken and keep warm while making the sauce.
Pour the chicken stock into a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Add the reserved marinade and the apricots. Reduce the sauce over medium heat to about 50%. Taste for seasoning and pour over the chicken!

What do you think?

Healthy doesn't have to be hard to do or tasteless!

  • The G-6 Chronicles

    OK This made me hungry! =) My wife and I have changed our eating habits due to illness and obesity so I can relate to this posting. Thankfully I have lost over 100 lbs so far over the last year and a half and am still losing. Went from over 450 lbs to 348 last I weighed. Next hundred hear I come! lol Thank you for sharing this post.

    Daniel L Carter

    • Tara Chatzakis

      Well Done Daniel!! You are your wife are obviously working hard towards your healthy eating goals. You must be so proud of yourself. I’ll look forward to hearing the next update! :))

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