Skinless, boneless chicken thighs are meatier, quicker to cook, and surprisingly healthier than you might think. They’re also budget-friendly and less expensive than breasts. It definitely saves you money and adds a delicious flavor to your meal.
Chicken thighs are the most delicious alternative. Marinate them so they can soak up flavor, grill for a smoky crispness, or coat in crumbs and pan fry for a lighter “fried” chicken.
1 1/2 lb. yellow new potatoes (about 25)
Kosher salt and pepper
4 medium chicken thighs
2 tsp. Dijon mustard
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 tbsp. white wine vinegar
1 tbsp. prepared horseradish
2 scallions, finely chopped
1 tbsp. tarragon, chopped
2 small radishes, thinly sliced
1/4 c. flat-leaf parsley, chopped
Place potatoes in a large pot. Add enough cold water to cover, then bring to a boil. Add 1 tsp salt, reduce heat, and simmer until tender, 12 to 15 minutes. Drain and run under cold water to cool.
While potatoes are cooking, season chicken with ¼ tsp each salt and pepper and place in a large, heavy skillet, skin side down. Brush with mustard and place a piece of foil on top. Place a second skillet on top of the chicken and put heavy cans in a skillet (the contents won’t cook) to weigh it down (this will flatten the chicken so it cooks up evenly and extra-crisp). Cook on medium until skin is deep brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Flip chicken and cook, uncovered until cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes more.
In a large bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, and horseradish; stir in scallions and tarragon. Halve potatoes (or quarter if large); toss with vinaigrette, then radishes.
Fold parsley into potato salad and serve with chicken.
Skipping breakfast is associated with an increased risk for obesity, metabolic syndrome, elevated triglycerides, high LDL cholesterol, and low HDL cholesterol (all risk factors for cardiovascular disease) in children.
A large study published in the journal Circulation followed over 20,000 men for 16 years and found that those men who skipped it were 27% more likely to develop coronary heart disease.
Children who regularly eat the first meal of the day have higher IQs than those who only eat it on occasion.
Regular breakfast consumption is associated with better behavior in school and better academic performance, including better grades and achievement test scores.
#1 — Don’t allow the fear of failure to stop you from taking risks
While we will all do more to avoid pain than to gain pleasure in the short term, we need to flip our thinking so that we look more to the long term. We must ask ourselves questions like, “Why am I so worried? What’s the worst that can happen if I just take a risk? What’s the potential outcome 2, 3, 5, or even 10 years from now?
#2 — Remember that you’ve got this — you’ve pulled through before, and you’ll pull through again
Other ways to achieve it: all you have to do is realize that you’ve pulled through in the past and you’ll pull through again. Jot down how you were able to figure out a once-desperate situation. Recall the times when things seemed dark and bleak, but somehow, one way or another, you figured it out. You did it before and you’ll do it again.
#3 — Immediately disrupt any and all detrimental behavior and negative beliefs that are holding you back
I talk about beliefs because worry is born from a state of negative beliefs. There are different ways to come to the “chronic worrying path”. We worry because we believe we’re not good enough, smart enough, or capable enough to see something through. We worry because we don’t think we have what it takes. That leads to negative thinking and a set of resultant behaviors that help to close the loop of negativity.
#4 — Your self-worth doesn’t rely on others’ opinions of you — ignore the naysayers
Make a conscious decision right now to do it. Decide, right here in this very moment, that your life means more than others’ opinions of you. And tell yourself you’re not going to worry about it anymore. It’s just not that important. It’s not worth your mental health. Just keep doing you and moving forward. All of the rest will eventually fall into place over time.
#5 — Anything in life that’s worthwhile, will never, ever come easy
Worrying does a huge number on us. It takes away on every level.
Physically, emotionally, spiritually, and or financially. But, in order to move away from worry, not only do we need a major shift in our focus, but we need a strategic plan for the future. We need to set goals, create a plan, take action, persist, and never give up. Find your way back!
You may be wondering what is in this salad that makes it such a party! We start with a blend of chopped spinach and cilantro, then top it with brown rice, pinto beans, and kidney beans. Next comes a generous pile of pico de gallo, fire roasted corn, and sliced avocado. Top it all off with homemade queso and you are good to go!
Endometriosis can usually be treated by medication or surgery designed to preserve fertility. However, a few patients may have symptoms so severe that the uterus and ovaries must be surgically removed. Fortunately for most patients, alternative treatments are available and hysterectomy is rarely necessary.
NOTE: Remember that the best medicines are education and prevention.
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