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TWC Recipes

TWC stands for Total Wellness Challenge. I love games so to me this is the best one so far. It’s a challenge, for sure, but the fact that it’s kind of a game somehow makes it more fun!

TWC rules are strict. Some people follow them all and earn their maxim 10 nutrition points for the day. Due to circumstances beyond their control many players are learning how hard (sometimes impossible) it is to eat within the challenge guidelines.

One of the most important things we learn though is how important it is to live mindfully.

I’m sharing a few of my favorite TWC recipes here for players and anyone who follows the blog.

Chicken in Tomatoes

1 Pound skinless chicken thighs

1-2 Tablespoons olive oil

1 Medium onion, roughly chopped

1 Red bell pepper, cut into 1/2″ pieces

1  28- ounce can Muir Glen crushed tomatoes

1 Cup mushrooms, roughly chopped

1/2 Tablespoon dried oregano

1 Tablespoon dried basil

1/2 teaspoon each onion powder and garlic powder

1/3 cup red wine

1 teaspoon sea salt

Ground pepper to taste

Heat the olive oil in a large (cast iron) skillet. Add onions and sauté over medium high heat until soft, about 5 minutes. Add chopped bell pepper and mushrooms; continue cooking, stirring often for about 2 minutes. Lower the heat to medium then stir in the tomatoes. Season with basil, oregano, onion and garlic power and sea salt and pepper. Add the wine then stir to combine all ingredients. Cook over medium heat (bubbling) for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile rinse and pat the chicken pieces dry. Lightly salt and pepper. Add chicken pieces to the skillet being sure all pieces are covered with the tomato mixture. If mixture is too thick add a bit of broth or water. Cover and cook on medium low (slightly bubbling) for 1 hour. Check every 15 minutes to be sure temperature is correct and mixture isn’t drying out.

Chicken and Tomatoes

Ok, I know this doesn’t look all that appetizing but in this case a picture does not tell a thousand words!

This meal earned high points from the panel.

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