Sunday, January 13, 2013

Yummy Healthy {Recipes}

Since Mike and I are on our way to getting healthier and in better Shape. So we have been trying new quick and easy recipes. We Tried a new Chicken recipe & a new Pork recipe.

Honey Glazed Grilled Chicken
4-5 chicken breasts, thawed
8 oz Italian dressing
1/4 cup lime juice (fresh is best)
1/2 cup honey (you could use agave, but I am a honey lover)

Mix the dressing, juice, and honey together in a bowl or Ziploc bag. Place chicken breasts in marinade and let sit in the fridge for 5-8 hours (the longer, the better!). Grill over medium high heat about 6-7 minutes on each side (or until no longer pink in the middle).

We made this for My Dad while he was in SL for a conference-thingy. We served it with Creamed corn and Minute Rice. Titus loved it and kept asking for "nore" aka More.

Smokey Honey Mustard Pork
4 4-6 oz. pork loin or sirloin chops
Kosher salt and pepper
Liquid Smoke
3 Tbsp. Dijon or whole grain mustard
1 1/2 Tbsp. honey
2 cloves minced garlic

Sprinkle pork chops with Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper. Give them a liberal dousing of liquid smoke (you can usually find this either near the seasonings or the BBQ sauce/condiments in the grocery store). Set aside.

Heat oven broiler to high or preheat grill. Combine honey, garlic, and mustard. Place pork chops on broiler pan/grill and cook for 4-5 minutes. Turn and cook another 4-5 minutes. You want the internal temperature to be at least 165 (that's a little pink inside), but you also don't want to overcook them because they'll become tough. So you may need to adjust your cooking times a little, bearing in mind that they have two minutes to cook after the initial 8-10 minutes.

Baste with honey mustard mixture and cook an additional minute. Turn and baste other side; cook for one additional minute. Remove from heat and allow to stand a few minutes to seal in the juices. 

Titus really liked this one too. If we can get Ty to eat it and ask for "nore" we are good. He liked it more then the rice and he LOVES rice. I guess eating healthy is the way to go when it comes to meal time with our toddler. Enjoy and let me know what you served them with.

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