10 Minutes of Exercise Alters Body Chemistry

“Unfit? Just 10 minutes of exercise alters your body chemistry…The bare minimum of exercise can trigger a profound and lasting effect in a person’s body chemistry, a team of researchers has found.

Even after only 10 minutes of exercise on a treadmill or stationary bicycle, the bloodstreams of unfit and average test subjects filled with higher levels of the metabolites that process fat, sugar and amino acids, said Massachusetts General’s Dr. Gregory Lewis, an author of the study.

Levels shot up 98 per cent in the average healthy adults, as compared with 60 to 70 per cent in the less fit.”  To read more click here!

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‘Tis the Season: Kraft Fruit Recipes

Grilled Chicken and Fruit Salad

  • 4 small boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1 lb.)
  • 1/2 cup  KRAFT Original Barbecue Sauce
  • 1 pkg. (10 oz.) salad greens
  • 2 cups  fresh raspberries
  • 1-1/2 cups cantaloupe chunks
  • 1/2 cup  KRAFT Light Ranch Dressing

HEAT greased grill to medium-high heat.

GRILL chicken 10 min. on each side or until done (165ºF), turning and brushing occasionally with barbecue sauce. Cut into strips.

COVER plate with greens; top with fruit and chicken.

DRIZZLE with dressing.

Chicken and Citrus Salad

  • 4 cups each baby spinach leaves and mixed salad greens
  • 2 cups  sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1 can (15 oz.) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1/2 lb.  sugar snap peas, halved
  • 1 pkg. (6 oz.) OSCAR MAYER Deli Fresh Oven Roasted Chicken Breast Cuts
  • 1/2 cup  PLANTERS Pecan Halves, toasted
  • 1/2 cup KRAFT Light Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing

Make It!

COMBINE all ingredients. 

SERVE immediately.

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Chicken Recipes

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Need a simple, healthy dinner idea? Check out these!

  • Instant Chicken and White Bean Stew
  • Quick Pad Thai
  • Sizzling Fajitas
  • Moroccan Stewed Chicken
  • Lemon Herb Chicken (pictured above)
  • Tuscan Chicken Pasta
  • Chicken Pesto Pizza
  • Chicken Flautas
  • Chicken Spinach Parm
  • Spicy Chicken Stir Fry

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IWMSB Chicken and Almonds – Kraft.com

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From Kraft.com, this looks yummy and is simple to make!

Ingredients:

  •  4 small boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1 lb.)
  • 1/4 cup  KRAFT Tuscan House Italian Dressing and Marinade, divided
  • 1-1/4 cups fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp.  garlic powder
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 cup  instant white rice, uncooked (no reason you can’t use brown!)
  • 1/4 cup PLANTERS Sliced Almonds, toasted, divided

 Directions:

 Cook chicken in 2 Tbsp. dressing in large nonstick skillet on medium heat 4 min. on each side or until evenly browned.

Stir in broth, garlic powder and remaining dressing; bring to boil. Cover; simmer 5 min or until chicken is done (165ºF). Remove chicken; cover to keep warm.

Add broccoli to skillet; cook, uncovered, 3 min. Stir in rice and 3 Tbsp. nuts. Remove from heat; cover. Let stand 7 min. Serve chicken over rice; top with remaining nuts

Note: Substitutions are available on the webpage here.

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