My name is Jared Hansen. I am a personal fitness and nutrition consultant and a certified personal trainer. This blog is dedicated to the support and education of anyone who wants to build a healthy, strong body.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Extra Lean

Unfortunately, I don't have the time to post all of the tasty-looking recipes that I have been finding in Mario Lopez's new book Extra Lean: The Fat-Burning Plan That Changes The Way You Eat For Life.
The reason I actually picked up this book in the first place was because of an interview that he did with a local news station a few months ago. I was casually listening to the report, when suddenly I heard Jared's philosophies spoken in a stranger's voice. My jaw dropped to the floor as I realized that someone out there understood what Jared does day in and out. Our local interview is not available to view, but a similar one can be seen by clicking here.
The program outline is similar to what Jared does, however it is not individualized for gender, age, or fat-loss goal. I do recommend looking through the variety of recipes that he has available. The break-down of proteins, carbs, and fat is listed for each meal, but not always for individual recipes. Try something new and enjoy!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Marmalade Chicken

1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar
1 tablespoon orange marmalade
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
8 ounces chicken tenders
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1 large shallot, minced
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest

Whisk broth, vinegar, marmalade, mustard and cornstarch in a medium bowl.
Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until golden, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm.
Add the remaining 1 teaspoon oil and shallot to the pan and cook, stirring often, until beginning to brown, about 30 seconds. Whisk the broth mixture and add it to the pan. Bring to a simmer, scraping up any browned bits. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer; cook until the sauce is slightly reduced and thickened, 30 seconds to 2 minutes. Add the chicken; return to a simmer. Cook, turning once, until the chicken is heated through, about 1 minute. Remove from the heat and stir in orange zest.
Note: Chicken tenders are the virtually fat-free strips of rib meat typically found attached to the underside of chicken breasts. They can also be purchased separately. Four 1-ounce tenders will yield a 3-ounce cooked portion. Tenders are perfect for quick stir-fries, chicken satay or kid-friendly breaded “chicken fingers.”

Per serving: 213 calories; 8 g fat (1 g sat, 5 g mono); 68 mg cholesterol; 10 g carbohydrates; 27 g protein; 0 g fiber; 246 mg sodium; 55 mg potassium.

2 servings

Active Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Recipe and Picture;