Add Spice To Your Meals For Help With Flavor And Weight Loss
When is the last time you tried to add spice to your meals? I don’t, I love spicy food! Not only does it taste great but it keeps you full longer. When you eat spicy food you drink a lot of water and nothing makes you feel fuller longer than water. The best thing about drinking a lot of water is zero calories. That’s why I always recommend eating as much spicy food as your body will allow. You definitely don’t want to make yourself sick or give yourself heartburn. This is why I recommend starting slow if you’re not used to spicy food. Use mild hot sauce or salsa and work your way up. Keep the water by your side when eating. Here’s a paleo friendly Coconut Jerk Chicken recipe you’ll enjoy – don’t forget the water!
2 tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoons curry powder 2 teaspoons dry Caribbean jerk seasoning 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules 1 teaspoon fresh minced garlic 2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – cut into 1/2 inch cubes 1 cup peeled, seeded, and diced butternut squash 8 ounces button mushrooms, sliced 1 bunch green onions, cut into 1/4-inch pieces 1 (13.5 ounces) can coconut milk 1 (28 ounces) can whole peeled tomatoes, chopped, juice reserved 1/2 cup tomato juice 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in the curry powder, jerk seasoning, bouillon granules, onions, and garlic. Stir and cook for 2 minutes. Reduce heat to medium, add the chicken, and continue to stir and cook 6 to 8 minutes more. Stir in the squash and mushrooms. Reserve 1 tablespoon green onions for garnish, and stir in the remaining amount. Continue to stir and cook 2 minutes more. Pour in the coconut milk, tomatoes, 1/2 cup reserved tomato juice, and sugar. Reduce heat to low, and simmer for 35 to 40 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve, using 1 tablespoon green onions for garnish.