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Recipe: Crispy Baked Chicken and Winter Vegatables

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Hi There Fit Friends! This is a delicious, easy, filling winter meal… And it’s healthy to boot. Not to shabby!

Prep Time: 15 minCook Time: 25 minphoto

Ingredients
chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
1tbsp mayo (I use a canola mayo)
Panko crumbs
2-3bunches of kale (I love kale so the more the better)
Sweet potato
Parsnips
Butternut squash

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400.

Rough Chop the sweet potatoes, parsnips, and Butternut Squash. Toss in olive oil, Salt, and Pepper. Place on a baking sheet and put in the heated oven for 25-30 min.

Spray baking dish with a cooking spray. Place chicken in dish, spread a thin layer of mayo on the chicken, and sprinkle panko on top. Place in oven uncovered for 20 -25 min until golden brown and delicious!

In a pan on the stovetop heat a pan with 1 tsp of olive oil and 1 tsp truffle oil. Chop the kale into bite sized pieces and put in the heated pan, season with salt, pepper and minced garlic.

ENJOY!!

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My yummy winter chili

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My yummy winter chili

I love comfort food in the winter! It makes you feel all warm and fuzzy, plus it keeps the winter chill at bay. Slow cooker are great for recipes just like this because in the words of Ron Popeil you can “set it and forget it”! Chili is totally a matter of taste and there are some that say true chili is only meat, chili peppers, onion, and tomatoes and any variation from that is blasphemous … Well fit friends then I’m a blasphemer! I am just a “messier” cook than that .. I love to throw all sort of veggies and stuff in my chili both during cooking and in the bowl. My toppings generally include 0% Greek yogurt (I prefer to sour cream), reduced fat sharp cheddar, Cornbread (baked with actual corn in it), and sometimes brown rice! It looks like a holy mess but boy does it taste good! Today I am posting my basic chili recipe chock full of beans for extra protein and yummy fiber! enjoy!!

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Makes 12-16 cups
slow cooker high for 4 hours
Brown 2lbs lean ground beef (or turkey or chicken)
Chop 1/2 onion
Mince 2 cloves garlic
1 can light red kidney beans
1 can dark red kidney beans
1 can cannelli beans/ great northern beans
2 15oz cans crushed tomatoes
2 15 Oz cans of diced tomatoes
1 bottle beer (I always like a seasonal – I used blue moon winter abbey)
1cup beef broth
2 bay leaves (don’t forget to remove before serving)
1tbsp brown sugar(I used Splenda brown sugar)
Chili powder and cumin to taste
Chili sauce (tobasco or sriacha) to taste
Salt and pepper to taste