Simplify Your Meals

More, and more people daily are getting on board the health wagon and gaining success. However, there are still those who have not quite found their niche in getting off the couch and taking control of what they put in their mouths. We all need to get the feeling of “I want to be healthy”. Believe me I know it is not easy, as I too am working on a healthier me. You just need to take one step in the right direction. Believe that you can make a difference in your own life and pump yourself up, after all you know yourself better than anyone else. You don’t have to give up all the foods you eat because you decide to eat more healthy foods. Maybe a smaller portion of the foods you really like to eat for about a week or more, until you decide it’s a good fit. Then maybe the next week get off the couch and walk down to the corner. Changing your food choices and adding exercise to your routine will help reduce your risk for heart disease, cancer, diabetes and depression. Learning new habits will help you gain confidence in yourself and your abilities. Once you get started things will begin to happen faster than you thought. Don’t worry about counting calories right away, after all if you are eating smaller portions you are eating less than you were. At this point you may want to add more water, but be careful, add maybe 1/2 to 1 glass every day until your body has adjusted to the fact that you are doing something good for your system and you are truly serious about what you are doing and it will balance out. Remember that you did not get to the unhealthy state you may be in overnight and it will take some time and effort on your part to reach your goal. Therefore, you must see yourself as a very important person worth the effort. Don’t give up if you don’t stick to the plan one day. We all go through this in the beginning, just get back on board the next day and continue patting yourself on the back. Tell yourself you can and will do this. The goal is within your reach. Below is a dinner meal that anyone can enjoy and feel good!

[column size="1-2" last="0" style="0"]Miss Teas Lemon Himalayan Chicken

Himalayan Chicken[/column][column size="1-2" last="1" style="0"] Ingredients 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 1/2 pounds chicken drumsticks, or thighs, 1/2 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt 1/2 Cayenne Pepper 3 to 4 carrots, sliced 1 inch thick 3 to 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 1 purple onion chopped fine 3 to 4 New potatoes diced 1/3 cup cider vinegar 1 can Cream of chicken Soup, 1 can water 3 tablespoons chopped celery [/column]

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350°. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil. Season the chicken thighs with Himalayan salt, cayenne pepper and add them to the skillet. Cook over moderately high heat, in batches if necessary, turning once, until golden brown, about 12 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a platter. Spoon off all but 2 tablespoons of the fat in the casserole. Add the carrots, garlic, new potatoes and cook over low heat until crisp-tender, 5 minutes. Add the vinegar and stir, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pot. Bring the sauce to a boil and cook for 3 minutes. Add the cream of chicken soup and 1 can of hot water, bring to a boil. Place chicken back in skillet add celery cover with foil or lid move to oven. Let cook for 45 to 50 minutes. Turn chicken once after 30 minutes in the oven. Let continue cooking until done. Serve over Brown rice or noodles, with a salad. Miss Teas LHeimmoalna yan Chicken