Hello everyone! I’m getting back into clean-eating cooking for my family and I felt like I just stumbled upon that proverbial pot of gold. Why? Because Good Housekeeping just sent me their new series of 400 calorie cookbooks to review!!! Yahoo!!!
Each volume includes 60 main dish recipes that are 400 calories or less, chapters on starters, sides and desserts, light & healthy techniques, and “Skinny Meal Planning” tips. They give detailed nutritional information and I really like how they offer side dish suggestions to complete the meal. (The less thinking I have to do at dinnertime the better.) All books in the 400 calorie series are $14.95.
I made the Maple-Roasted Chicken Thighs because I already had all the ingredients in the house, it was only 290 calories and included the vegetables in the preparation, so I only had to use one pan. Even my kids liked and you know that my kids hate anything that’s not a hot dog, so I consider this a true victory. I think maybe the maple syrup helped.
Here is the recipe excerpted from “Good Housekeeping 400 Calorie Chicken – Easy Mix-and-Match Recipes for a Skinner You!” © 2013 by Hearst Communications, Inc. www.goodhousekeeping.com. All rights reserved: May not be reprinted without publisher permission.:
Maple-Roasted Chicken Thighs
Active Time: 15 minutes – Total Time: 55 minutes, Makes: 4 main-dish servings
- 4 large skinless bone-in chicken thighs (1 1/2 pounds)
- 1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch chungs
- 1 small onion, cut into 1 inch pieces
- 8 ounces baby carrots or parsnips, cut into 1-inch chunks
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
- In 15 1/2″ by 10 1/2″ jelly-roll pan or large shallow roasting pan, combine chicken, sweet potatoes, onion, carrots, maple syrup, salt, and pepper; toss to coat.
- Roast chicken mixture 40 to 45 minutes or until juices run clear when thickest part of thigh is pierced with tip of knife and liquid in pan thickens slightly, stirring vegetables once and turning chiken over halfway through. Instant-read thermometer insterted into thickest part of thigh will register 165 degrees F when chicken is done.
290 Calories PER SERVING. 21G Protein. 41G Carbohydrates. 4G Total Fat (1G Saturated). 4G Fiber. 80 MG Cholesterol. 695 MG Sodium.
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