Makes 2 Servings
- Broccoli – 1 head
- Organic Red Bell Pepper – 1⁄2 of pepper
- Garlic Cloves – 3
- Turmeric – 1 root
- Ginger – 1” of root
- Lemon – 1⁄4-1⁄2 of lemon
- Village Harvest: Basmati & Lentil Rice – 1 pack
- Organic Cherry Tomatoes – 7 whole
- Avocado – 1
- 4th & Heart: Original Grass-Fed Ghee Clarified Butter – approximately 2 tbsp
- Organic, Pasture-Raised Chicken Breast – 1 package
- Himalayan Pink Salt – 1 tsp
- Black Pepper – 1 tsp
- Rosemary – 1 tsp
- Cayenne Pepper – 1⁄4 tsp
- Cold-Pressed, Extra Virgin Olive Oil – 1 tbsp
- Toasted Sesame Oil – 1 tbsp
- Coconut Aminos – 1⁄2 tbsp
- Melt 1 tbsp of original grass-fed ghee butter in a large pan on medium-high heat
- Season one side of the organic, pasture-raised chicken breast with 1⁄2 tsp of Himalayan pink salt, 1⁄2 tsp of black pepper, 1⁄2 tsp of rosemary, & 1⁄4 tsp of cayenne pepper
- At this point, the pan should be ready to sear the chicken breasts; reduce heat & pan-fry the chicken (seasoned side down) in the melted ghee butter – If butter seems to be disappearing out of the pan at any time, add 1⁄2 tbsp of ghee & lower heat.
- Season the other side of the chicken breast with 1⁄2 tsp of Himalayan pink salt, 1⁄2 tsp of black pepper, & 1⁄2 tsp of rosemary
- Chop 1 head of broccoli without the stems, & set it aside.
- Chop 1⁄2 an organic red bell pepper into good bite-size pieces, & set aside
- Peel & dice 3 garlic cloves, 1” of turmeric root, & 1” of ginger, then set aside
- In a separate pan, heat 1 tbsp of cold-pressed, extra virgin olive oil for one minute, on low-medium heat – If the oil starts to diminish or vegetables seem to be burning at any time, add 1⁄2 tbsp of oil & lower heat.
- Check on the chicken; the end result should be a nice crispy brown. When this has been obtained, flip to the other side to cook.
- In the separate pan:
- Add 1 broccoli head, chopped without stems.
- Add 1⁄2 an organic red bell pepper, chopped, then cover with a lid & saute.
- Add an additional 1 tbsp of original grass-fed ghee butter to the first pan & flip the chicken to the other side (if you haven’t already)
- Peel & dice 3 garlic cloves
- Stir the vegetables & add:
- 1⁄2 tbsp of toasted sesame oil
- 3 diced garlic cloves
- 1 peeled & diced turmeric root about 1⁄2 the length of a pinky
- 1” of peeled, diced ginger
- 1⁄4 – 1⁄2 of freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Stir & cover
- Cook 1 pack of basmati & lentil rice in the microwave for 90 seconds
- Slice 7 whole organic cherry tomatoes in half & add to the vegetable pan, then cover
- Check the chicken with a knife to make sure it’s cooked thoroughly & there is no pink.
- Remove chicken to plates once cooked & has a nice crispy brown layer.
- Add 1 pack of basmati & lentil rice to the vegetable pan & stir.
- Add 1⁄2 tbsp of toasted sesame oil to the rice.
- Add 1⁄2 tbsp of coconut aminos to rice, stir, & cook for 1 minute.
- Remove vegetables onto plates with chicken.
- Add 1⁄2 an avocado to each plate.
Combine your bites & eat up!
Benefits & Substitutions:
Organic Pasture-Raised Chicken
Turmeric has a main active ingredient of Curcumin, which helps decrease exercise-induced muscle damage. Curcumin is also an immune booster & antiviral.
Broccoli is a good source of fiber, aiding in digestion & helping in the slowing of mental decline in older adults. It is also shown to support brain & nervous tissue function & can even help lower cholesterol.
Organic Cherry Tomatoes
A higher intake of tomatoes has shown a decrease in many cancers, prostate cancer in particular. Tomatoes are also full of lycopene, a compound that helps with inflammation & blood clotting.
Garlic can enhance the production of serotonin, a brain chemical responsible for signal transmission & mood regulation. Raw garlic also contains allicin, which is believed to have antibacterial & anti-fungal properties.
Lemons contain lots of Vitamin C, known to lower stress hormones, also helping to keep free radicals in the body in control. Vitamin C also helps in the recovery of the adrenal gland that is impacted by stress.
Ginger improves memory & attention, acts as a natural antidepressant, & calms anxiety. It is also an anti-inflammatory making it popular for treating the inflammation caused by arthritis.
Avocados are full of Vitamin K & folate, which is known to help prevent stroke. Aside from also boosting memory & concentration, they have a high dose of lutein, improving brain function.
Himalayan Pink Salt
Himalayan pink salt is believed to be the healthiest of all types of salt & is one of the purest salts available. It is full of elements, some of which are minerals valuable to your body’s functions, including manganese, phosphorus, potassium, & iron.
For this recipe, I use Himalayan pink salt from Thrive Market. Thrive Market has a variety of healthy alternatives. I ordered Himalayan pink salt, black pepper, rosemary, cayenne pepper, coconut aminos, extra virgin, & toasted sesame oil for this recipe; they also have a membership that helps save money on each item by providing them at discounted prices! The best part? It’s delivered right to your door! I do most of my general shopping for seasonings, etc., here & get my fresh produce at the local farmers’ markets!
Ghee butter is grass-fed & pasture-raised. Ghee, also known as clarified butter, allows for better digestion, weight loss, a decrease in inflammation, & the regulation of blood sugar.
4th & Heart: Original Grass-Fed Ghee Clarified Butter is one of my favorite items to keep stocked; it is grass-fed, free of lactose, & includes healthy fats & nutrients that are essential to overall health & digestion. There are various flavors the company sells, but I use the original blend for this recipe. Ghee also adds an excellent flavor to foods & helps to absorb more nutrients when combined. If you choose another product, remember to check the ingredient label before purchasing! A good rule of thumb is to look for products with five ingredients or less; if you can’t say or spell the ingredient listed on the label, you probably shouldn’t be putting it into your body!
Village Harvest: Basmati & Lentil Rice is one of my favorite quick meals that I can incorporate into any dish in 90 seconds. If you’re crunched for time, this rice is an excellent option with exceptional ingredients! If you decide to use a different whole grain for your dish I would recommend choosing basmati, wild rice, or quinoa; always double-check the ingredient label! Again, a good rule of thumb is to look for products with five ingredients or less; if you can’t say or spell the ingredient listed on the label, you probably shouldn’t be putting it into your body!
Get creative & have fun with this recipe! Figure out what you enjoy & what works best for your body! Listen & observe how your body feels before, during, & after a meal – this will help bring awareness to what you consume & the effects different foods have on your body.
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