Braised Chicken with Artichokes and Olives

Whole Foods Fridays - Braised Chicken with Artichokes and Olives

I created Whole Food Friday posts to show you that healthy food can be delicious!  Each post will give you a recipe or a recipe idea and the health conditions it will help treat!  My goal is to help you making healthy living and eating easy!  Enjoy Dr. Dae!

 

This is filling treat.  The chickpeas are packed with protein and in a recent study have been shown to help people feel satisfied and eat less processed food in their diet.

According to the 2007 U.S. Department of Agriculture study, Artichokes are one of the top ten antioxidant rich foods. It is filled with fiber, medium artichoke contains about 6 grams of fiber about 25% of the daily allowance.  This stabilizes blood sugars and helps you fill full and satiated.  This is important reversing diabetes, reducing weight, and balancing hormones.

Olives are full of monounsaturated fats which anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer or antioxidant properties.

Organic chicken is a great source of protein.  For those who want some animal protein along with their meals this a great flavor balance.

Since these are recipes found in Rebecca Katz new book The Longevity Kitchen I can't give the recipes here but the book is worth the money.  You will be able to make several of the dishes to your taste buds delight.  To find out more information about @RebeccaKatzYum or to purchase The Longevity Kitchen go to http://rebeccakatz.com.

Sources:

Mateljan, George. The world's healthiest foods: essential guide for the healthiest way of eating. Seattle, Wash.: George Mateljan Foundation, 2006. Print.