Healthy and Homemade

I took a look at my Nutrition section of the blog and noticed it was depressingly empty.  So, I’m going to start posting simple, healthy recipes that should take less than 30 min to cook.  This will help you all avoid going out to eat, which usually leads to eating terrible foods, and also help you save a buck.  Here is your first recipe..

Tuscan Chicken and Toasted Almond Broccoli

Picture of Tuscan Chicken with Tomato-Basil Relish and Toasted Almond Broccoli Recipe
If you’re like me, it won’t look this good when you get done. But it should still taste amazing.

Prep Time: 10 Min

Cook Time: 20 Min


1/2 cup diced plum tomatoes
2 tablespoons diced red onion
1/4 cup sliced, drained sweet pimientos
1/4 cup snipped fresh basil leaves
1/2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
3/4 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Olive oil spray
Toasted Almond Broccoli, recipe follows


Mix tomatoes, onions, sweet pimientos, and basil together in a small bowl. Add vinegar and toss to mix. Add salt and pepper, to taste. Set aside.

Place chicken between 2 pieces of waxed paper or aluminum foil and flatten with a meat mallet or the bottom of a heavy skillet to 1/2-inch thick. Heat a large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat and spray with olive oil spray. Add chicken and saute 3 minutes per side. Sprinkle salt and pepper, to taste, on the cooked sides. Divide between 2 dinner plates and spoon the tomato relish on top.

Toasted Almond Broccoli

4 tablespoons sliced almonds
1/2 pound broccoli florets (4 cups)
2 teaspoons olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Heat a nonstick skillet on medium heat and add almonds. (This can be done in the same skillet used for the chicken.) Saute 1 minute or until almonds are golden, not brown. Remove and set aside.

Steam the broccoli in a collapsible steamer, set up in a pot filled with 1 inch of water. Alternatively, place broccoli in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high for 4 minutes. Remove and add oil and salt and pepper, to taste. Toss well. Sprinkle almonds on top.

Hope you all enjoy!!


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