One of my New Year's Resolutions was to try a new recipe every week. I am really fortunate that I have a great group of friends who allow me to use them as guinea pigs for these recipes. Today I was successful with 2 different dishes. I can't take all the credit. The inspiration came from my friend Sarah Dean at http://www.fithealthymoms.com/. (Thanks Sarah!) She had posted about a yam/beet combination that sounded wonderful. And it was! It was incredibly easy, healthy and delish (according to my girls, SBH and HPA).
The yams and beets were peeled and sliced into 1/4 inch pieces. I put them in a bowl and drizzled them with about 2 TBSP olive oil, sprinkled them with a little sea salt and a tiny bit of cinnamon. I then spread them out in a 9X13 pan and baked them for about 40 min at 350 degrees. As soon as I took them out of them oven, I crumbled a little goat cheese on top and then sprinkled them with chopped pecans.
The chicken breasts were marinated in a combination of apple juice, honey, lemon juice, garlic, cinnamon, salt and pepper (I will post the exact amounts in the Healthy Eats tab), then browned for a couple of minutes each side, then finished in the same 350 degree oven for about 30 minutes. After removing them from the oven I poured off the marinade and thickened it in a saucepan on the stove. I used that to drizzle over the top of the sliced chicken breasts.
Here's a picture of lunch:
I am so happy with how this turned out, even though my husband was not excited when he saw the leftovers (he doesn't like yams, beets or goat cheese. Feh.). I hope if you give this a try you will let me know how it goes!
PS: Please don't leave me for Sarah Dean's blog. She's totally rad and you should follow her too, but you have to keep following me! ;)