May 232012
 
There is a lot of nutritional information out there. I found one today on Active.com targeted toward athletes. http://www.active.com/nutrition/Articles/5-Best-Carbs-for-Athletes.
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Basically, it says the top 5 carbs for athletes are: sweet potatoes, oats, wild rice, bananas, and chickpeas. I score great on 3 of the 5, but need to work on adding more wild rice and chickpeas into my diet. How do you rank?
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Here’s a recipe from Kraft with one of the five on the list, sweet potatoes. Both Coach Susie and I make this recipe. It is super easy and incredibly yummy!
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One-Pan Baked Chicken & Sweet Potatoes

 

what you need

what you need

 

 

1/2 cup KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing

3 Tbsp.  brown sugar

1 Tbsp. chopped fresh thyme

1-1/2 lb.  sweet potatoes (about 3), cut into 3/4-inch-wide wedges

1 broiler-fryer chicken (3 lb.), cut into 8 pieces

 

 

make it

 

HEAT oven to 375ºF.

MIX dressing, sugar and thyme in large bowl. Add potatoes; toss to coat. Transfer potatoes to 15x10x1-inch pan, reserving dressing mixture in bowl.

ADD chicken to reserved dressing mixture; toss to coat. Place in pan with potatoes.

BAKE 1 hour or until potatoes are tender and chicken is done (165ºF). Transfer chicken and potatoes to platter. Strain drippings from pan; pour strained sauce over chicken.

 

 

kraft kitchens tips

 

SERVING SUGGESTION

Serve with your favorite steamed vegetable to round out the meal.

 

VARIATION

Substitute fresh rosemary or 1 tsp. dried thyme leaves for the fresh thyme. Try using thighs and drumsticks, or chicken breasts in place of a whole chicken.

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