Quick and easy–those are the words every busy mom wants to hear when it comes to dinner. Our desire is to create a delicious and healthy home cooked meal. However, we are tightly squeezed under the pressure of time and the schedules of our family.
Dinner goal number one is a healthy meal. One of my go-to recipes for dinner is savory chicken. Because of being diagnosed with hypothyroidism and the fact that it is hereditary, I purchase whole free range chickens from a local farmer. Not only does this family farm allow their chickens to roam freely in their pastures, but they do NOT give them supplemental feedings with soy or GMO grains. This is vitally important in the life of someone with hypothyroidism or other illnesses like autoimmune disease or even cancer.
GMO grains are inflammatory in nature so when you consume them they create inflammation throughout your body. Soy, GMO or not, is detrimental to your thyroid and your hormones. Thankfully, I was able to find a precious family farm who is conscious about how they care for their animals, which in turn cares for me and my family.
Dinner goal number two is quick and easy. There are times when God blesses us with techology and resources to help us accomplish our goals. A pressure cooker has been amazingly helpful to me for a while now. There are several different brands from which to choose, but here is the brand we use.
Now that we have been blessed with the resources, let’s get cooking!
Place rack in pressure cooker and add approximately 1 cup of water. Sprinkle dry seasonings on inside cavity and outside of chicken. Stuff chicken with quartered apple, quartered onion, celery, and a few springs of rosemary. Cook according to your pressure cooker’s directions. Mine states high pressure for 24-28 minutes and then release pressure.
There are multiple meals you an make with this recipe.
Serve it over mixed greens and raw veggies in a delcious spring or summer salad.
Serve it with mixed seasonal vegetables that have been roasted or sauteed (no nightshade veggies for folks with autoimmune or thyroid problems).
Add a sweet potato and veggies remembering to keep your fuels separated if you are a Trim Healthy Mama.
A delicious side of spaghetti squash drizzled with ghee or coconut oil would go wonderfully with this chicken. Here you’ll find an easy recipe for spaghetti squash.
Mashed cauliflower would pair well with this delicious protein as well.
I pray your meals are quick and easy, and that allows your nights to be filled with plenty of time with God and family.
Jesus follower since 1987, wife since 1993, mommy since 1996, working from home since 1998, homeschooling my 4 blessings since 2003 (two of whom have graduated and are currently in college). This is my calling: to encourage, coach, and mentor women, helping them find balance in their lives as they depend on The Lord–to cheer them on and lift them up on their quest for rubies amidst the ruckus and struggle of day-to-day living. I am a Trim Healthy Mama, encourager, lifestyle blogger, organizer, time manager, and wellness enthusiast (currently healing from hypothyroidism and adrenal fatigue), and life coach. I am also a small business owner of two businesses: www.ruckusandrubies.com and www.etsy.com/shop/treasuredsparrow.