According to a 24 year study (why did it take so long?), a woman should forget about finding the right man because what will really make her happy is being the right size. According to the German research, a woman’s weight has a greater effect on her spirits than her love life does. Experts have therefore concluded that the stigma surrounding being overweight or obese has become so great that it can affect almost every aspect of life.
I think I could have concluded this in a fraction of the time, but what I would really like to know…is it the same for men?
Will we have to wait another 24 years to find out? While you’re waiting, try this super simple chicken and sweet potato dish, beautifully bariatric friendly, and which can be on the table in under 40 minutes!
LEMON CHICKEN PARCELS WITH SWEET POTATO
4 skinless and boneless chicken fillets
2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2.5 cm cubes
juice of 1/2 lemon
1 lemon, cut into 8 slices
4 cloves garlic
1/2 x 15g pack fresh rosemary, chopped
salt and freshly ground black pepper
1. Preheat the oven to 200 C/gas mark 6. Cut 4 pieces of baking parchment about 4 times the size of each chicken breast, and fold each piece in half.
2. Place a chicken breast in the middle of each sheet. Divide the sweet potato and the lemon juice equally between the parcels. Add 2 lemon slices and a slightly crushed garlic clove to each, sprinkle with the rosemary and season with salt and pepper to taste. Fold over the parchment to make a parcel, tucking the edges under to ensure no steam escapes during cooking.
3. Place on a baking sheet and cook for 30 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender and the chicken is cooked through. Serve with a green vegeable if liked.
WLS PORTION: 1/2
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