If you are intimidated by cooking - I've got you covered. I'm here to help with some simple tips that will make dinnertime less stressful. There are simple things that you can do to make dinnertime easier - starting with the grocery shopping.
Did you know that you should be shopping the perimeter of the grocery store to find the healthiest foods? Grocery stores strategically place their fresh foods along the walls of the store and the processed foods in the middle aisles. When I do my grocery shopping, I make a conscious effort to shop the perimeter and fill my shopping cart with as many of the fresh foods from the borders of the store as possible and limit the amount of food that I buy from the inside aisles.
Having an organized grocery list is my second grocery shopping tip. I divide my list into sections based on how my grocery store is organized. When I have a list to shop from, I can get through the grocery store in half the time. When I try and wander up and down the aisles, trying to remember what I need for dinner - I end up with more food that I need and it takes me twice as long to shop.
The grocery list for my apple gouda stuffed chicken dinner was easy - chicken breasts, apples, sweet potatoes, broccolini and gouda cheese. (Every one of these ingredients came from the perimeter of the store by the way.)
Apple Gouda Stuffed Chicken with Roasted Sweet Potatoes
2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1.5 ounces gouda cheese, thinly sliced
1/2 large apple, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon olive oil for chicken
1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, more as desired for garnish
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 fresh ground pepper
Roasted Sweet Potatoes
3-4 sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
Bake at 425 until chicken reaches 165 degrees. (about 30 minutes)
Apple stuffed chicken breasts with creamy gouda cheese and roasted sweet potatoes sounds much more like a Fall meal than a winter meal but let me tell you - this dinner is delicious ANY time of year. I got so excited about this dinner that I couldn't wait for Fall.
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