New Year, New You!
Dietitian Carolyn O'Neil stopped by with healthy and flavorful options for 2018.
Get her tips and recipes below and watch 'Atlanta & Company' weekdays at 11:00 on 11Alive and streaming.
Straight from Carolyn:
It's the new year and that means a whole bunch of folks are promising, yet again, to live healthier. But that doesn't mean you have to eat 'diet food'!
The good news is that 'healthy eating' today is delicious and nutritious. So what's hot in food & nutrition for 2018? Let's taste our way through the trends!
Go With Your Gut! -- Foods that improve digestive health is one of the hottest nutrition trends. Important because it also helps boost your immune system.
Old School Foods Make a Comeback! -- Look out Greek yogurt, cottage cheese isn't Grandma food anymore. High in protein and other dairy nutrients, it's gaining in popularity with new flavors and packaging for on-the-go lifestyles. And Prunes are Prunes again! No more “dried plums”, prunes are back in vogue because of their digestive health benefits.
Snacks with Benefits -- Snacking isn't going away, but snacks that pack a nutrition
punch are more popular than ever. Quality not quantity counts.
Think About Your Drink -- Wines are getting lighter, identify lower alcohol and lower calorie wines.
PLUM GOOD JAMAICAN CHICKEN WITH CALIFORNIA PRUNES
The fruity flavors of prunes combined with the spicy kick of Jamaican jerk seasoning adds a fabulous flavor punch to boneless chicken breasts. This is a great recipe to add to your New Year's resolution to cook healthier dishes without giving up any of the flavor fun.
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
1 1/2 teaspoons Jamaican jerk seasoning, divided
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup orange juice
1/2 cup (about 3 ounces) coarsely chopped California PRUNES
1/2 cup chopped multi color bell pepper
1 tablespoon lime juice
Rub 1 teaspoon of the jerk seasoning onto chicken breasts. In large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil over medium heat until melted. Add chicken; cook 10 minutes or until done, turning once. Remove chicken to serving platter; keep warm. Add remaining jerk seasoning, remaining olive oil, orange juice, prunes, bell pepper and lime juice to skillet. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened. Spoon over chicken.