Showing posts with label gourmet. Show all posts
Showing posts with label gourmet. Show all posts

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Healthy Habits: My Gourmet Tricks to a Healthier Lifestyle

A prime factor in maintaining a healthy lifestyle is learning to prepare meals that are good for you; however, this doesn't mean that you have to be a superior chef to do so.  When I am preparing healthy meals for myself, I tend to focus on portion control and including plenty of colorful fruits or vegetables.  One of the most recent meals I prepared was so delicious that I had to share the recipe(s) with you! 

The complete dish: Chicken breast in a Sauvignon Blanc sauce | Sweet potato mash in a bell pepper cup, honey-glazed pistachios and Brie cheese on top | Zucchini cups filled with asparagus spears and shredded carrots | Apricot relish

1) For the chicken breast, I sauteed garlic and onions in chicken broth with a splash of Sauvignon Blanc wine.  To thicken up the sauce slightly, I added a dash of cornstarch as well.

2) The apricot relish was quite simple to prepare, as I chopped up some cherry tomatoes and mixed it with diced zucchini along with a splash of lime juice and apricot preserves.

3) To make the zucchini cups, I hollowed out blocks of zucchini with a melon-baller and threw in some cooked asparagus spears.  I shredded up some carrots and placed the zucchini cups on top.

4) Finally, I prepared the last component by hollowing out half of a green bell pepper and filled it with mashed up sweet potatoes.  I topped this with honey-glazed pistachios and a few slices of Brie cheese, then I placed it in the oven to melt the cheese slightly.  Delish!!