Pimento Cheese, Not Your Grandma's Spread

Pimento cheese is one of those foods that has been so corrupted by the food industry that it has become synonymous with other crappy foods like Spam.  I'm not even certain what store bought pimento cheese might contain, nor do I want to find out.  It's a shame because pimento cheese can be a delightful treat, even if it does Read the full post…

Plum Good BBQ Sandwiches

In a few days it will officially be fall but the temperatures are still warm enough for me to continue swimming for a few more days.  The breeze was a little cool but that didn't stop me from swimming several laps this morning and I felt great afterwards!  Have you exercised lately?  With fall's cooler temperatures and fewer insects, you Read the full post…

Shingles Vacine and Treatment

A friend of mine was recently diagnosed with shingles so I felt I should discuss this nasty virus once again.  If you ever had chicken pox, you are at risk for getting shingles and believe me, you don't want it.  Shingles is a painful rash with blisters that scab over and may take 4 weeks or more to heal.  The Read the full post…

Vegetarian Tacos are muy delicioso!

There are times when I think I could easily become a vegetarian, especially when I try a new dish that is as good as the vegetarian tacos I had at Local Lime restaurant in Little Rock and the tofu fried rice at Sai Tai here in Jonesboro.  My husband and I celebrated our 23rd anniversary this past weekend by spending Read the full post…

Midyear Health Check

Summer is winding down , the year is more than half way over and our January resolutions are long forgotten.  It's time for a health reality check.  First of all, how is your health lately?  If you have enjoyed good health, are you thankful?  Take some time to appreciate how wonderful it feels to be healthy, for your family to Read the full post…

Vacation Lessons For A Healthier Life

  I'm back from a lovely beach vacation and I wish I was still there with all my heart.  Wouldn't it be nice if our every day life was as nice as a vacation?  If we could relax, eat well, sleep and exercise just enough without having to worry about bills, work, illnesses and school, our lives would be perfect.  But Read the full post…

Life is too short to eat bad food! Rosemary Baked Chicken with Potatoes

[ Post by Lisa Tedder ][ Post on September 22, 2009 ][ In Chicken & Other Poultry ]

Life is too short to eat bad food. That is my motto and it should be your’s too. That is why when we travel, we search out some place decent to eat. Fast food is last on the list. That is why we make food choices very carefully. Why waste calories on something substandard when you can have something much better? Why would you grab those chicken strips and tater logs from the gas station when you can make a better choice with a little effort? It takes a little thinking to break bad habits but isn’t your health worth it?
Speaking of health, my next post will talk about calcium scores. What is it and who needs it? If you have concerns about your heart health, be sure to read my post on Thursday.
Today is the first day of fall and I am waiting to see if it will be warm enough to swim and whether the rain will hold off. It is time to start thinking about an alternative exercise plan now that the weather will be getting cooler. I plan to add long walks to my routine so I can enjoy the fresh air. I hope you will take advantage of this free exercise too. Just make sure you wear comfortable, supportive shoes.
I tried a new recipe last night and it was a hit. Quick and delicious. I found it in last week’s newspaper.

Rosemary Baked Chicken with Potatoes
6 chicken thighs, skin removed, preferably boneless
1 1/2 lbs. small potatoes, do not peel
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. paprika
1 1/2 tsp. rosemary
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 to 1 tsp. garlic powder
Heat oven to 425. Mix oil and seasonings in a large bowl. Wash and halve potatoes.
Add chicken and potatoes to oil mixture and toss to coat well. Add potatoes to a 15 x 10 baking dish sprayed with no stick cooking spray. Bake for 15 minutes. Push potatoes to one side and add chicken. Return to oven and bake for at least 30 to 35 minutes or until potatoes are tender and chicken is cooked through.
Nutrition information per serving: 264 calories, 12 grams of fat, 20 grams of protein, 19 grams of carbohydrates, 64 mg. of cholesterol, 334 mg. of salt and 3 grams of fiber.
You could use chicken breasts and reduce the fat content.
Happy First Day of Fall!

Upadated on September 22, 2009

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