Eat Local: Find Your Healthy Weight

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Eat better. Get in shape. Oh, the best laid plans. My New Year’s resolutions have definitely slipped and it’s time to get back on track.

EDBL recently discovered the “Find Your Healthy Weight” program from Desiree Nielsen and her nutrition team at local fave, Choices Markets. This “common sense” program is going to help me get back on target. The program is designed to help people find their healthy weight and includes a nutrition section with nutrition facts, details on the super foods you should eat for weight loss, a meal plan section with healthy recipes and a fitness program by locally-owned and operated Innovative Fitness.

We have a copy of the Find Your Healthy Weight Guide to give away.  If you’re like me and you’ve fallen off the resolution wagon, comment below before February 29th and you’ll be entered into a draw to win the booklet.

To tempt you, here’s a look at one of our favourite recipes.

Warm Cranberry Chicken Spinach Salad by Chef Antonio Cerullo

A warm spinach salad is a great way to add to your daily greens when the temperature dips. Cranberries add a tart and tangy lift to lean chicken breast in this nutrient-dense salad.
Serves 2

Ingredients:

6 tbsp whole-fruit cranberry sauce
Juice from 1 lemon
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced (approx 250 grams)
1 package of trimmed and washed baby spinach (approx 140 grams)
1/4 tsp sea salt plus more to sprinkle on chicken
6 tbsp water
1 tsp of dried oregano
1 tbsp of extra-virgin olive oil

Method:

  • Mix cranberry sauce, lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoon salt, water and oregano in a small bowl.
  • In a large skillet, heat oil on medium high and brown chicken.
  • Once browned but not completely cooked, add cranberry mixture and stir for one minute while heating. Next, add spinach. Cover until spinach has wilted and chicken is completely cooked. Enjoy with a half cup of your favourite steamed grain.

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