Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Healthy Diet Challenge #1 Classic Roast Chicken

Let's get started on eating healthy. Eating healthy isn't about deprivation. . .it's about eating something delicious but yet low in fat and calories.

The challenge is to cook this healthy meal at least once this week.

Come and join us in this challenge. If you decide to participate in this challenge, be sure to let us know what you thought of the meal and if you would cook it again. If you want. . .take a photo of your dish and upload it.
Classic Roast Chicken - from the Weight Watchers All Time Favorite Recipe Book

1 (4 1/2 pound) chicken, giblets discarded
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 lemon, halved
5 garlic gloves, peeled
5 fresh rosemary or thyme sprigs

1. Preheat the oven to 350 F

2. Rub the chicken inside and out with the salt and pepper. Squeeze the lemon over the outside of the chicken. Place the lemon halves, garlic, and rosemary sprigs inside the cavity of the chicken. Tie the legs together with kitchen string.

3. Place the chicken, breast side up, on a rack in a large roasting pan. Roast until an instant-read thermometer inserted into a thigh registers 180 F, 2-2 1/4 hours. Transfer the chicken to a carving board and let stand about 10 minutes. Remove the lemon, garlic and rosemary sprigs from the cavity and discard. Carve the chicken. Remove the skin before eating.

Hands on prep: 15 min
Cook: 2 hrs
Serves: 8

Per serving (1/8 of chicken):
161 calories
6g fat
2g sat fat
0 trans fat
74mg cholesterol
287 mg sodium
0g carb
0g fiber
26g protein
19mg calcium

Points value: 4

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