This is a perfect detox meal for lunch or dinner. It is full of nutrient dense vegetables, healthy fats, clean protein and black sesame seeds pack in extra minerals. You can meal prep the chicken on your prep day. Prep day for me is Sunday’s but it can be any day that you choose to make your life easier during the holiday’s.  You can add the chicken then to other dishes or you can add quinoa to this bowl to add an extra punch of protein.

 

Creamy Tahini Salad with Smoked Paprika Chicken
Author: Exploring Healthy Foods
A perfect detox recipe that will leave you feeling balanced and satisfied.
Ingredients:
Chicken
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • Pinch of salt
    Salad Ingredients
  • 5 cups greens (I mixed romaine, arugula and spinach)
  • ½ cup cucumbers, sliced and then chopped into fourths
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • ¼ cup shredded carrots
    Salad Dressing
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp lime
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
    Toppings
  • ½ avocado for each serving
  • 1 tsp black sesame seeds
Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Coat chicken breast with olive oil, then sprinkle with smoked paprika, garlic powder and salt on both sides.
  3. Place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper and place in oven for 15 minutes.
  4. After 15 minutes, turn over chicken and bake for another 15 minutes.
  5. After chicken has been cooking for 30 minutes, check to make sure it is fully cooked (no pink). If it’s not add back into oven until fully cooked. When ready, remove chicken from oven and let cool for 5 minutes.
  6. While the chicken is cooking, add all salad ingredients to a small bowl and whisk ingredients together. Dressing should be thick and have a creamy texture. Set aside.
  7. In a large bowl, add greens, cucumber, tomatoes and carrots. Then add dressing and toss together. Separate salad into 2 bowls (recipe makes 2 servings)
  8. Slice chicken breast and top onto each salad bowl.
  9. Top with avocado and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  10. Enjoy!

 

 

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The short answer: bone broth.

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Do you suffer from adrenal fatigue?

Do you have dry skin, and hair?

Are you fighting off an infection?

Do you have issues with gut health?

Well, chicken/bone broth has a plethora of medicinal qualities that can help alleviate many health issues. First and foremost, it speeds recovery and healing from illness. Remember, when you were younger your mom gave you chicken noodle soup for your cold??????

The secret lies in the bones and cartilage of the chicken. This is where all the amazing minerals are contained, such as, collagen, calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, sulfur, sodium, glucosamine (for joint pain and arthritis), chondroitin sulfates, keratin sulfates(for skin and hair) and hyaluronic acid (for skin, hair and joint health).

It also contains cysteine, which is an amino acid that thins the mucus in your lungs making it easier to expel any mucus when you have a cold.

If you suffer from gut issues, chicken broth helps to heal and seal the gut lining. The nutrients are easily digested and helpful in reducing inflammation along the gut lining.

Some of the medicinal properties include:

  • fighting infections, such as a cold or flu
  • reducing inflammation
  • producing beautiful skin and hair
  • promoting sleep
  • repairing gut health
  • alleviating adrenal fatigue
  • alleviating muscle cramps and spasms
  • reducing malabsortion issues

benefits of chicken broth

courtesy of  renowned Dr. Mercola

So you can actually save so much money by making your own bone broth instead of buying supplements to help with inflammation, joint pain and infection.

Enjoy your bone broth like you would drink a cup of tea or add to soup and stews or even use it as a medium for cooking rice or pasta.