Sriracha seems to be all the rage these days. Lately, my husband has used it as his very own version of ketchup, adding it to almost anything imaginable. If you are unfamiliar, it is an Asian hot sauce that is thicker, more like ketchup. Today’s recipe will go down well to all ages who like a little spice in their life.

Sriracha and Honey Chicken Tenders

Ingredients
For the Chicken:

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken tenders
  • 1 cup Cabot plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tbs worchestire sauce
  • 1 tbs sriracha
  • 1/4 tsp salt  
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cups panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • pinch of salt and black pepper

For the Sriracha Honey Sauce:

  • 3/4 cup sriracha hot sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tbs brown sugar
  • 2 tbs butter

Directions:

  1. To prepare your chicken, slice breasts into thin tenders.
  2. In a large Ziploc bag, add 1 cup Greek yogurt, milk, worchestire sauce, 1 tbs sriracha, and salt. Shake/Mix (make sure it’s zipped!) until combined.
  3. Add in chicken tenders, give a shake to evenly coat.
  4. Place in the refrigerator overnight.
  5. Preheat oven to 375.
  6. Place, flour, panko, Parmesan cheese and salt in a shallow dish ( I use a pie plate).
  7. Give the mixture a stir with a fork.
  8. Remove chicken from marinade, (discard leftover Greek yogurt mixture), and roll chicken pieces in the coating.
  9. Place tenders  on a greased baking sheet.
  10. Bake for about 15 minutes or until crisp, and golden.
  11. While they are baking prepare your sauce.
  12. To start the sauce, in a small sauce pan mix sriracha, honey, water, sugar and butter over medium heat until it comes to a boil and the sugar has dissolved.
  13. Once chicken has finished baking, remove from oven and dip/coat each tender into the sauce.
  14. Place back on the baking sheet and return to oven for an additional 5- 10 minutes.

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2014 Pound Pledge Week 7 Results

February 24th, 2014 | Posted by admin in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Greetings South Dakota!

Week 7 of the 2014 Pound Pledge is now complete. We have had 6303 pounds pledged. This week we lost 96  pounds for a total of 1512 pounds!

We would like to congratulate Alyce, Sioux Falls SD as this weeks lucky winner! She will be receiving a Be Well South Dakota Prize Package and Subway Gift Card. Do not forget to submit your own results to info@bewellsouthdakota.com by 12pm Wednesday, February 26th to be eligible for this week’s prize and for one more entry to the Grand Prize of $200 to Scheels!

Be sure to check your email for this week’s email for great tips!

Good Luck Everyone!

The Gift of Life

February 20th, 2014 | Posted by Kimberly Vanderpoel in Kim's Posts - (0 Comments)

February 14th National Donor Day

What if you were told that your loved one needed a new liver and without it they would die? Five years ago, this was a reality for my family and I. Due to an unfortunate health condition, my younger brother needed a liver and was placed on the list for an organ transplant.

The need for organ donation is great and growing day by day:

  • Currently 105,525 people are waiting for the organ transplant
  • Approximately 35,000 children are suffering from blood diseases that can be treated only by marrow/blood stem or blood transplant.
  • Every two minutes someone in the world needs blood and more than 39,000 units of blood is required every day to save lives.

In 1998, with the support of US Department of Health and Human Service; February 14th (Valentine’s Day) was designated as National Donor Day to increase the awareness of the life that can be saved by donating organs and tissues. It is estimated that 50 lives can be touched and saved if one person becomes the donor of organ and tissue.

While most solid organ and tissue donations occur after the donor has died, some organs and tissues can be donated while the donor is alive. In my brother’s instance, thankfully, my sister met the criteria to be a live donor.

With liver donation, a living donor can donate one of two lobes of their liver. This is possible because just as skin cells grow new skin; liver cells in the remaining lobe of the liver grow or regenerate until the liver is almost its original size. This re-growth of the liver occurs in a short period of time in both the liver donor and liver recipient.

My sister’s generous gift gave my brother a second chance at life.

By deciding to be a donor, you give the gift of hope.

Hope for the thousands of individuals awaiting organ transplants.

Hope for the millions of individuals whose lives could be enhanced through tissue transplants.

Last year alone, organ donors made more than 28,000 transplants possible. Another one million people received cornea and other tissue transplants that helped them recover from trauma, bone damage, spinal injuries, burns, hearing impairment and vision loss.

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There are many reasons why people suffer end-stage organ failure needing an organ transplant and why others are not accepted as organ donors. Some reasons are totally out of their control, like being born with a genetic disease or becoming sick from a virus or bacteria. However, there are some things we all can do to help reduce our risk of acquiring a chronic disease that could lead to end-stage organ failure or limit our chances to donate.

Many of the actions we take benefit multiple organs, these include:

  • Get a physical assessment of your health status (preventive screening) so you can make a plan to become as healthy as you can be
  • Talk to your doctor about
    • Your weight and your body mass index (BMI) and what this means for your health
    • Your blood pressure and what constitutes a normal range for your age
    • Your cholesterol level and what this means for your health
    • Your family history of disease and causes of death for your close relatives, then make plans accordingly to address any of these concerns
  • Be physically active
    • Engage in moderate to vigorous physical activity daily or at least 3 days per week. Even moderate exercise, such as walking, riding a bike, dancing, and swimming can make your heart stronger, help to keep your weight in check, reduce high blood pressure, and reduce stress
  • Eat a lot of high-fiber foods including whole grains and at least five fruits and vegetables a day
  • If you have stress in your life, look for ways to reduce it
  • Do not smoke. If you don’t smoke, don’t start. If you smoke, try to quit and don’t quit quitting
  • Don’t abuse drugs and alcohol
  • Get enough sleep

Remember giving yourself the gift of good health is a beautiful gift not only for yourself,

but for those who love you!

HOW TO BECOME A DONOR

The most important thing to do is to sign up as an organ and tissue donor in your state’s donor registry.

To cover all bases, it’s also helpful to:

  • Designate your decision on your driver’s license
  • Tell your family about your donation decision
  • Tell your physician, faith leader, and friends
  • Include donation in your advance directives, will, and living will

For more information on organ donation, please visit organdonor.gov.

Source: http://organdonor.gov/index.html

 

 

 

2014 Pound Pledge Week 6 Results

February 18th, 2014 | Posted by admin in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

Greetings South Dakota!

Week 6 of the 2014 Pound Pledge is now complete. We have had 6303 pounds pledged. This week we lost 134 pounds for a total of 1414 pounds!

We would like to congratulate Kristin, Sioux Falls SD as this weeks lucky winner! She will be receiving a Be Well South Dakota Prize Package and Subway Gift Card. Do not forget to submit your own results to info@bewellsouthdakota.com by 12pm Wednesday, February 19th to be eligible for this week’s prize and for one more entry to the Grand Prize of $200 to Scheels!

Be sure to check your email for this week’s email for great tips!

Good Luck Everyone!

What I love most about this recipe is it’s versatility. It can be served over rice, in burritos, or even over a salad. It really is an open and dump type of recipe making it perfect for those week night family dinners.

Cilantro Lime Chicken with Corn and Black Beans:
-2 chicken breasts
-1 bunch of fresh cilantro, chopped
-0.5 red onion, chopped
-1 can of black beans, drained & rinsed
-2 cups of frozen corn
-2 tsp minced garlic
-3 tbsp lime juice (more to taste)
-1 tsp cumin

Mix all items in a crock-pot. This meal can also be placed in a freezer bag and dumped into a crock-pot at a later date.

Cook LOW 8 hours or HIGH 4 hours.

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