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Learning to eat healthy after all these years....

Monday, August 23, 2010

By cruising around the internet this morning, I found this great site by The Harvard School of Public Health:

They also have recipes and I thought the one below sounded really good.

Spicy Chicken Kebabs
This chicken kebab recipe mixes common pantry spices with citrus to develop a zesty marinade. Skewering grapes with the chicken is another way to build flavor without adding salt. One kebab makes a great appetizer, or serve two kebabs on a green salad for a delicious, healthful meal.

* 2 garlic cloves, sliced
* Pinch of salt
* Black pepper, to taste
* 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
* ¾ teaspoon paprika
* ¾ teaspoon cumin seed
* ½ teaspoon dried thyme
* ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
* 1 teaspoon curry powder
* 3 tablespoons canola oil
* 1 tablespoon lemon juice
* 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped
* ¾ teaspoon salt
* 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch cubes
* 30 flame seedless grapes

In a mortar, pound the garlic with a pinch of salt to make a paste.

In a dry skillet, heat the coriander seeds, paprika, cumin seeds, thyme, crushed red pepper, and curry powder until hot and aromatic, 30 seconds. Remove from pan and put the mixture into a spice grinder or mortar and pestle. Grind to make a fine powder.

In a bowl, combine the garlic, spices, canola oil, lemon juice, parsley, ¾ teaspoon salt, pepper, and chicken cubes. Toss well to coat completely and let marinate several hours, mixing occasionally.

Skewer the chicken and grapes and grill until chicken is cooked through.

Nutrition analysis for 1 skewer:

Calories: 90⁄ Protein: 9 g ⁄ Carbohydrate: 3 g ⁄ Fiber: 0 g ⁄ Sodium: 180 mg
Saturated fat: 1 g ⁄ Polyunsaturated fat: 1 g ⁄ Monounsaturated fat: 2 g
Trans fat: 0 g ⁄ Cholesterol: 25 mg

I hope everyone has a happy healthy eating week!

Love, Kate
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    Super yummy! I'll definitely try them. emoticon
    2802 days ago
  • PSMITH3841
    Sounds yummy, Thanks! emoticon
    2803 days ago
    That sounds great. I'm a veggie so will try with tofu or quorn. Thanks for sharing this.
    2803 days ago
  • 45ANDFIT1
    The kebabs sound great!
    2803 days ago
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