Chicken Salpicon Happy for Health
Chicken Salpicon Happy for Health
August 2009 Happy for Health Chicken Salpicon This recipe, from Cooking Light, makes six halfcup servings. Add some black beans or a salad and dinner is done. For a milder flavor, seed the peppers before slicing, or use fewer of them. Makes Supper Super Ingredients • 6 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves • 2 cups chopped seeded tomatoes • ½ cup chopped onion • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro • 6 jalapeno peppers, sliced • ¹⁄³ cup white vinegar • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil • Salt and pepper to taste Recent research published in several newspapers across the country reports that people who appreciate the joy in small, everyday events tend to be more resilient to stress and have overall better health. Researchers at the University of North Carolina conducted a series of studies that asked participants to log their emotions daily. Results showed that people who enjoy the happy moments each day of their lives tend to be happier and are more resilient. They didn’t necessarily deny upsetting events that happen to all of us, and they didn’t label themselves as “Pollyannas.” Lead journal author, Barbara Fredrickson, said, “This study shows that if happiness is something you want out of life, then focusing daily on the small moments and cultivating positive emotions is the way to go.” Take a moment and think about one thing today that made you smile, laugh or happy. You’ll be healthier! • ¾ cup diced peeled avocado Directions Add 1 inch of water to large skillet and bring to a boil. Add chicken, simmer 8 minutes or until done. Cool and cut into thin strips. Combine chicken and next four ingredients in a large bowl. In another bowl, mix vinegar, oil, salt and pepper, then add it to the chicken mixture. Toss gently to coat. Add avocado just before serving Yields: 6 servings Nutritional Information: Calories: 194; Fat 5.4g; Protein 28.1g; Carbohydrate 8.6g; Sodium 479 mg; Fiber 2.3g Did You Know? still tasty) versions nd (a r ie th al he r fo g okin A Healthier You is lo to ve a wonderful way ha u yo o D s. od fo of longtime favorite d ? Can your oven-frie ke ca e at ol oc ch ie make a low-calor n? Send your uthern Fried Chicke So s n’ ee D a ul Pa chicken beat e’ll share bcbskc.com and w [email protected] Yo r_ ie lth ea _H A recipes to itting. orkers, space perm them with your cow Making Sure You Get the Proper Portion Getting the right size when you eat is tricky. Not many of us whip out our measuring cups while we’re on the go to make sure we only get one cup of rice, right? Here are some ways to keep it straight. Rice, pasta, fruit, veggies: One cup = your fist size Lunch Eating a salad every day for lunch can get boring in a hurry and we know that boredom can bring a trip to the vending machine. Try one of these healthy lunches when salad becomes stale. Each entrée has approximately 400 to 500 calories. •Chipotle Mexican Grill® Vegetarian Fajita Bowl (without guacamole). Ask to replace rice with lettuce. Meat, fish, poultry: 3 ounces = the palm of your hand Nuts or raisins: 1 ounce = one handful Chips, popcorn or pretzels: 1 ounce = 2 handfuls Peanut butter or hard cheese: 1 ounce = the size of your thumb Cooking oil, mayo, butter or sugar: 1 teaspoon = the tip of your thumb Stretches Relieve Office Fatigue Have This, Or This • Subway® Turkey Breast 6” Sandwich and Veggie Delite Salad with fat-free dressing. • Chili’s® Chicken Fajita Pita (no fries) and Steamed Seasonal Veggies with Parmesan Cheese • P.F. Chang’s China Bistro® Steamed Shrimp Dumplings and Sichuan Asparagus Try these stretches to ward off afternoon office fatigue. 1 Wrist Stretch: Extend one arm in front with your palm up, and grab your fingers with your other hand. Gently pull hand down to stretch the forearm. Repeat on the other side for 10 seconds. 2 Standing Hip Flexion: Stand with your abs in and your spine straight. Lift one leg straight up until it is level with your hip. Hold for 3 seconds, then repeat on the other side.
Another Recipe from the Treebeards’ Cookbook… Treebeards' Chicken Breasts with Fresh Basil Vinaigrette