We have company over.
Currently, they are going through a hard time so our family is supporting them by giving their children a place to stay.
Our lifestyles are different BUT those who enter my house know that I prioritize health and nutrition above all else.
This recipe was created to allow for the optimum absorption of iron available in this dish.
Quinoa is a very great source of plant-based iron!
According to one of the scientific studies that I read and discussed in my previous cooking lives, to enhance your body's absorption of iron from your food especially non-heme iron, it is ideal to combine it with vitamin A and vitamin c.
In this dish, because vitamin A easily degrades under heat I have the raw carrots and I added some fresh lemon 🍋 juice when I serve this dish.
This recipe is super simple so let me show you how!
*Disclaimer: I am not a doctor nor am I claiming that I'm a licensed medical professional, therefore please consult the appropriate medical authority for any questions related to health, nutrition, and how it applies to your particular medical situation. If you are interested in reading the same scientific article that I referenced in this post, please send me a DM and I'll be more than happy to send you that link so you can read the article for yourself.*
4 tbsps of Coconut oil
2 Lean Chicken Breasts (sliced into 1/2 thick pieces)
6 mini colored peppers (of the red, orange, and yellow color variety) sliced
1 tomato (I would highly suggest more like 2 or 3 but I had ran out when I made this. 😅)
Soy sauce to taste (For me this was ~2 tbsps)
2 tbsps of Epicure's Asian Stir Fry Seasoning
Black Pepper to taste
A lemon to freshly squeeze when serving
Cooked Quinoa (made with salt)
1 raw and peeled carrot
In a frying pan, add the coconut oil and allow it to get heated.
Add the cut chicken breasts and allow to cook until the surface is slightly golden brown and mostly cooked inside.
Add the tomato and colored bell peppers.
Cook until tomato is soft and mushy almost like a sauce.
Add the soy sauce, black pepper, and Epicure Asian Stir Fry Seasoning.
Allow to fully cook (~5 minutes)
Take a plate, put the cooked quinoa, add the sauteed chicken on top of the bed of quinoa and squeeze some lemon juice on top.
Eat with raw carrots for a complete healthy meal! Buen provecho!
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