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Chicken Soup w/Dill

March 11, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Cooking a healthy dinner at home does not have to be complicated or take lots of time. This simple recipe for chicken, shallots and fresh dill will only take you about 45 minutes from start to finish. Meals that are rich in protein and fiber and low in carbs, like this one, will help you build muscle and stay lean. Servings: 8

 

 

Here’s what you need:

  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 3 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • sea salt and black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 20 shallots, peeled and halved
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 cup organic chicken broth
  • 1 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup fresh dill, chopped
  1. Place the flour in a shallow bowl. Rinse the chicken and pat dry. Season both sides of the chicken thighs with salt and pepper. Dredge through the coconut flour.
  2. In a heavy Dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium high. Add the chicken and cook until browned, about 4 minutes per side.
  3. Add the shallots and garlic, cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the wine, mustard and chicken broth. Reduce the heat to a simmer, cover and cook for 30 minutes.
  4. Add the tomatoes and fresh dill. Season with a little more salt and pepper. Cook over high for 5 minutes. Serve warm.

Nutritional Analysis: 206 calories, 6g fat, 242mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate, 2.5g fiber, and 35g protein per serving.

Jodi Dykes

March 11, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Lost 5” at Waistline, 9% Body Fat

"Jodi Dykes"

Like most, my New Year’s resolution was to get back in shape and start eating healthy.  Being a full time nursing student and raising a family, it always seemed I was running around with my head cut off and there was no time for anything especially exercise. I felt like I was cooking the right foods for the most part, but I had never in my life read the back of a label. I was determined to make the time to get back on track, and make a few changes.

December 2013 marked 4 years since I quit smoking and I was feeling the effects of weight gain in many areas, and a little bounce in my step. We are a very active family going hiking, walking and biking and there was no room in my lifestyle for that way of living. The time to change was now.

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When I first started I had a waist line of 32.3 and now I am a 27.5. That is 5 inches off my waist! That is something to be proud of. I lost 9% of body fat in three months, I’m so glad that I walked in there that day. It was time I did something for myself.  Not only did I gain a trainer but great relationships.

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Jodi Dykes

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