In this episode of Lean Live TV, I’m showing you how to make a baked chicken and sweet potato recipe.
Yes, it’s time to turn your “diet” into a lifestyle, by spicing up your health foods.
Get ready to learn how to meal prep a chicken breast, a sweet potato, and spinach, and turn them into a dinner that even your 3 year old kid will want to eat (I have proof from a viewer comment).
If you follow most conventional meal plans, they’ll tell you your meals should be focused around a protein source, green vegetables, and a complex carbohydrate.
In other words:
But what they don’t tell you is how to turn these three health foods into a delicious meal, that you’ll never get tired of eating.
And that’s what you’re about to learn.
So join me in the kitchen, as we’re about to cook up something delicious today!
Regardless if your goal is weight loss, muscle building, or just overall health, hopefully chicken, spinach, and sweet potatoes are a staple in your everyday diet.
These health foods can get very boring if you don’t know how to make them taste delicious.
And the healthiest way to do that, without adding unnecessary calories, is by using spices.
Not only will they bring a lot of taste to your food, spices can also help increase fat burning.
Here are the spices we’re going to use today:
Now this may sound like a lot of spices and extra ingredients, but these spices are staples that should be in your kitchen.
A lot of spice racks actually come with most, if not all, of these spices so it’s easy and affordable to stock up your kitchen.
By using healthy spices to add flavor to your food, you can skip the sugary and fattening, pre-packaged sauces that you buy from the grocery store.
We’re going to use one of my favorite healthy and low calorie condiments, dijon mustard, as the base of the chicken marinade sauce.
Trust me, it’s going to add so much flavor without the unnecessary sugar and fattening ingredients.
When buying dijon mustard, look for a brand that doesn’t contain sulfites or preservatives.
This means you may have to go with an organic dijon mustard.
We’ll also add a zero calorie, natural sweetener called stevia, to the marinade.
To avoid the potential side effects, always opt for a plant based sweetener like stevia over zero calorie artificial sweeteners.
The other marinade ingredients are sea salt and curry powder.
It may sound like a weird chicken marinade combo, but trust me, it’s delicious and it only takes one minute to prepare.
So if you’re coming home from a long day of work, that’s how simple it is to make your chicken breast taste amazing.
Also, try to meal prep in bulk.
Since I’m traveling, I’m only using one chicken breast, but this is a simple health food recipe to meal prep in bulk, then store the leftovers in the fridge, so you can eat it whenever you want.
And to add some healthy fats to the meal, we’ll add some delicious coconut butter (or coconut oil or natural butter) and a simple homemade salad dressing consisting of extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
Yes, throw away your store bought salad dressings, especially if it contains soybean oil, as you do not want that in your diet.
Now, just like chicken breast, plain sweet potatoes can also get boring.
But with the spices we’re about to add, you’re going to love these cajun style sweet potatoes.
|Prep Time||3 minutes|
|Cook Time||45 minutes|
The smells and the taste of this Dijon Glazed Baked Chicken and Cajun Sweet Potatoes recipe will have you yelling, Damn That’s Good!
Even though it took 45 minutes to bake, it really only took 3-4 minutes of actual preparation in the kitchen.
So use those 45 minutes to clean up and spend time with your family!
Again, sure on paper, chicken breast, sweet potatoes, and spinach sounds like a healthy meal.
If you had these three plain health foods day after day, you’d get bored very quick.
And when the majority of people get bored, they resort back to the temptation of unhealthy sugary and salty foods.
This Dijon Glazed Baked Chicken and Cajun Style Sweet Potatoes recipe is another example of turning boring “health foods”, into delicious foods that you’ll actually want to eat.
Well the chicken was cooked perfectly as it was still juicy with no pink inside.
Also, the flavor from the dijon mustard and curry powder glaze makes it delicious!
Now to the cajun spiced sweet potato.
Crispy on the outside and the spices are…wow.
Only one thing to say about this meal… DAMN that’s good!
It may look like it took a long time to prepare just one small meal, but when you meal prep this recipe in bulk, you can store 5 dijon glazed baked chicken breasts and 5-6 cajun style sweet potatoes in your fridge.
Then you’ll have quick access for lunches, snacks, and dinners to come home to after a long day of work.
And it only took 3-5 minutes of actual work to prepare.
This is just another way to cook healthy and delicious foods, using real whole ingredients.
These healthy foods give your body the best nutrients it needs to grow and Live Lean for life.
Leave a comment below if you liked this Dijon Glazed Baked Chicken and Cajun Style Sweet Potatoes recipe.
Also be sure to check out this video on how to cook vegetables and make them taste delicious.
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Brad Gouthro is the founder of Live Lean TV, a media company focused on helping men and women “Live Lean” 365 days a year. Brad’s programs and content have helped millions of people all over the world learn how to get in shape, and more importantly, sustain it for life.
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