Foods

Skillet Sweet Potatoes

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Skillet Sweet Potatoes

Serves: 4
Prep time: 15 minutes, Cook time: 26 minutes
Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red-pepper flakes
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes (1-1/2 pounds), peeled and cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • pinch of salt

Directions:
1. In a large, deep nonstick skillet over medium heat, warm the oil. Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring often, about 6 minutes, or until tender. Stir in the rosemary and crushed red pepper.
2. Add the sweet potato slices and toss gently to coat with the onion mixture. Add the broth and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork.

Nutrition facts for Skillet Sweet Potatoes:
CALORIES – 168.6,FAT – 3.6 G,SATURATED FAT – 0.5 G,
CHOLESTEROL – 0 MG,SODIUM – 233.7 MG,CARBOHYDRATES – 32.4 G,TOTAL SUGARS – 7.8 G,DIETARY FIBER – 5 G,PROTEIN – 2.8 G

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Foods

Lemon Sage Roast Chicken

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Lemon Sage Roast Chicken

Ingredients

  • 2 lemons, thinly sliced
  • 6 fresh sage leaves
  • 1 (6-pound) chicken
  • 3 teaspoons coconut oil, divided
  • 3/4 pound parsnips, peeled and trimmed
  • 3/4 pound carrots, peeled and trimmed
  • 1/2 pound turnips, peeled and trimmed
  • 1 pound unpeeled red potatoes, halved
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme

 

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 425°. Place 6 lemon slices and sage leaves under skin of chicken. Put remaining lemon into cavity. Tie legs together with twine, and tuck wings under. Brush 1 teaspoon oil over chicken. Place chicken in roasting pan; roast in lower third of oven for 1 hour 15 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer registers 165°. Transfer chicken to a cutting board; let rest for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, cut root vegetables into matchsticks. Toss with unpeeled red potatoes in a baking pan with remaining oil and thyme. Roast, stirring occasionally, for 45 minutes or until tender.
  3. Remove skin from chicken. Discard lemons from cavity. Slice enough chicken to serve 4 (such as breasts), and serve with half of vegetables.
Foods

Updated Waldorf Salad

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Updated Waldorf Salad

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons low-fat mayonnaise (Hellmans Mayo is best)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 small (Gala or Fuji) apples, cubed
  • 1 cup seedless red grapes, halved
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced celery (about 1 stalk)
  • 8 Boston or Bibb lettuce leaves

Preparation

  1. Combine mayonnaise and lemon juice in a medium bowl. Add apples, grapes, and cranberries; mix well.
  2. Add the walnuts and celery, and mix well. Serve it on a bed of 2 lettuce leaves. The salad can be refrigerated up to 2 hours before serving.
Foods, Lifestyle

Have a Coke and Some Gout

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In this study, published in BMJ Online First, researchers looked at more than 46,000 men, aged 40 and older, with no history of gout. Information on the men’s food and beverage intake was collected at the start of the study, and details about their weight, medication use and medical conditions were recorded every two years during the 12-year study.

During that time, 755 of the men were diagnosed with gout. The risk was much higher in men who drank five to six servings of sugar-sweetened soft drinks per week and was 85 percent higher in those who drank two or more of the beverages a day, compared to those who had less than one serving per month.

The increased risk was independent of other gout risk factors such as body-mass index, age, diuretic use, high blood pressure, alcohol intake and dietary habits. Diet soft drinks did not increase gout risk.

Health and Wellness Associates

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