Dad’s are very important people. They impress us with lifelong lessons. For me, my dad gave me my first lesson in food safety. Yep, it was dear ol’ dad who use to
preach remind me and my siblings to, “Wash your hands BEFORE you eat!” As I grew up this basic lesson was expanded to, “Wash your hands BEFORE you eat or handle any food.” Yes, something Dad taught me, at age two, has stuck with me and remains important in my life today!
Because we have so much to thank dad for, remember him on Sunday, June 17! Have you already come up with a plan? If not I have one for you. Invite dad over for a barbeque. I’ll help you with a recipe for the grill. I have jazzed up my old standby barbeque chicken recipe from The American Heart Association Cookbook with some ideas from chef, restaurateur and media personality Jamie Oliver.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10-12 minutes
Ingredients (serves 4)
- 3 Tablespoons of ketchup
- 3 Tablespoons of honey
- 1 tsp canola oil
- 1 tsp ground mustard
- zest of one orange
- dash of hot sauce
- 4 chicken breasts
Mix above ingredients from ketchup to hot sauce. Put chicken breasts in shallow bowl and add marinade to coat chicken. Let sit while grill gets hot.
Use tongs to place chicken on grill racks. Cook for about 5 minutes per side, turning every minute. Chicken is done when a food thermometer inserted reads 165 degrees F.
Nutrition Profile per serving: 199 calories, 27 grams protein, 16 grams carbohydrate,3 grams fat, 68 mg cholesterol, 203 mg sodium
What life lesson do you remember your dad teaching you?
Diane Boyd, MBA, RD, LDN