Thinking about our friends over at Team Type 1, I decided to post a healthy recipe for the night before a long run (I usually eat pasta or pizza). If you are diabetic or pre-diabetic, cut back on the rice. Watching your diet and exercising are great ways to maintain your health if you are easing towards diabetes. A few years ago, my blood test showed that I was pre-diabetic. I started living a healthy lifestyle and my blood sugar is now so average that it is boring.
1 8-12 ounce can of tangerines
2 shallots, minced
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard one tbsp plain will work in a pinch
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1/2 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon Tabasco or other hot sauce to taste
4 8-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
freshly ground pepper
Throw the chicken in a Ziploc bag. Toss the ingredients into a food processor and grind them up. Pour the mixture into the Ziploc bag and coat the chicken. Let it stand for 30 minutes and grill for about 15 minutes. I’d recommend 10 minutes on side one, flip and cook for 5 more minutes on the other side.
Serve with rice (I like white), spinach and corn or any vegetables of your choice.
I always have fresh rosemary as it grows year around in Alameda. You can substitute or add spices when you have them fresh.