Easy, Healthful, Flavorful

I know, I know...two back-to-back food posts.  I must be obsessed or something.  Well, for those of you out there who didn't think the Pad Thai looked healthy enough or natural enough (Though might I add, it is all Gluten Free and low-fat), the next night we made an all organic meal and simply added seasonings!  It is sooo easy and so delicious.  And not that you couldn't have figured out good flavors for yourself, I thought I would share some of our seasoning techniques.

First off, the main course was a chicken breast we split because it was BIG!  Many of our favorite seasoning choices include cajun, italian, and jerk.  This night, we used a spice from Penzey's called Northwoods.
As you can see, we used the George Foreman
All finished, ready to split
We also included a side of green beans and a side of potatoes.  Let's start with the green beans.  This is the easiest way to cook really flavorful green beans!  If we don't have fresh green beans in season, we prefer Trader Joe's Haricot Vert.  They are skinnier green beans and taste so fresh, like they were picked that morning.  All we do is put them in a microwave safe dish, we use the steamer from Pampered Chef, spray a couple of pumps of spray butter and get this, use steak seasoning (thanks for the suggestion mom!).  That is it and they are delicious.

Finally, the potatoes are pretty easy too.  This time around, we used the teeny tiny potatoes from Trader Joe's, but we often just use the B-sized red potatoes and cut them in half.  Make sure you rinse the potatoes, but leave the skin on.  Add 1 tbsp olive oil, to coat the potatoes and season with rosemary, garlic salt, and black pepper.  There are two ways you can cook these.  In the over, they will get a little crunchy/chewy, and they're great that way.  But they are quicker in the microwave.  So we popped 'em in the microwave for about 6-7 minutes, until they you can easily poke a fork through the.  Trust me, these are good potatoes.

Doesn't our final product look yummy?

If you have any suggestions on good ways to cook chicken or other veggies.  Please share! We're always looking for good new recipes that make eating healthier easier.

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