Herbed Cranberry Chicken (From Taste of Home)
If you're looking for a low-sodium yet tasty chicken dish, this is the one for you!  These chicken breasts are full of flavor and the cranberries give them that zing!!

Total Time: 35 minutes
Yields 6 servings

6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
1 Tbsp salt-free herb seasoning blend
2 Tbsp olive oil
⅔ cup green onions, chopped
½ cup dried cranberries
½ cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
⅓ cup cranberry juice (I used unsweetened)
2 tsp pure maple syrup
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
⅓ cup toasted pecans, chopped

1. Rub chicken with seasoning blend.  In a large skillet, cook chicken in one Tbsp olive oil over medium heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reaches 170℉.  Remove and keep warm.

2. In the same skillet, sauté onions in remaining one Tbsp olive oil.  Stir in the cranberries, broth, cranberry juice, syrup and vinegar; bring to a boil.  Reduce heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes.  Return chicken to the skillet; cook for 1 minute or until heated through.  Sprinkle with pecans.

Nutrition (per serving): Calories 263, Protein 24 g, Sodium 109 mg, Cholesterol 63 mg, Total Carbohydrates 16 g (1 g dietary fiber, 13 g sugars), Total Fat 12 g (Saturated fat 2 g)

Blueberry Mango Smoothie (adapted from the American Heart Association)
Here's a little brainfood to start your day or to boost your energy levels!!

Total Time: 5 minutes
Yields 2 servings

¾ cup plain, fat-free Greek yogurt
¾ cup light vanilla almond milk
¾ cup frozen, unsweetened blueberries
¾ cup frozen mango chunks
1 Tbsp honey
⅛ tsp vanilla extract

Add all ingredients to a blender.  Blend until the mixture is completely smooth.  Pour and serve immediately.

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 164, Protein 9 g, Sodium 92 mg, Cholesterol 5.7 mg, Total Carbohydrates 31 g (2.4 g dietary fiber, 27 g sugars), Total Fat 1.3 g (Saturated fat 0.1g)


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