This recipe for Greek Chicken Rice Bowls is easy to follow and results in two delicious and healthy bowls that are great for lunch or dinner. They also contain natural ingredients that just might help you sleep better.
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The recipe for these tasty gluten-free bowls comes from Eat to Sleep: What to Eat and When to Eat It for a Good Night’s Sleep―Every Night by Karman Meyer, RD, LDN. The chicken is seasoned well and served on top of cauliflower rice and served with fresh cucumber, shredded carrots, diced bell peppers, green onions, and feta cheese and drizzled with a delicious feta dill Greek yogurt dressing.
- 2 (5-ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- ½ teaspoon dried oregano
- ½ teaspoon dried thyme
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 (12-ounce) bag frozen cauliflower rice
- ½ cup diced red bell pepper
- ½ cup diced yellow bell pepper
- ½ cup sliced cucumbers
- ½ cup shredded carrots
- ¼ cup sliced green onions
- ¼ cup feta cheese
- ¼ cup Litehouse Foods Feta Dill Greek Yogurt dressing
- Season both sides of each chicken breast with oregano, thyme, garlic powder, and black pepper.
- Lightly coast a small grill pan or skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Add the chicken once pan is hot. Cook 8 – 10 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.
- While chicken is cooking, prepare the cauliflower rice per package directions. Once chicken has finished cooking, slice into strips.
- Divide the cauliflower rice between two bowls and top with sliced cooked chicken, vegetables, feta cheese, and dressing.
Excerpted from Eat To Sleep: What to Eat and When to Eat It for a Good Night’s Sleep – Every Night by Karman Meyer, RD, LDN. Copyright © 2019 by Simon & Schuster, Inc. Used by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 330Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 86mgSodium: 650mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 3gSugar: 9gProtein: 34g
Nutrition information is an approximation.
Getting a good night of sleep is really important because our good health depends on it. What some people may not be aware of is that what we eat during the day can affect our sleep, both positively and negatively.
In her book, Karman Meyer teaches readers about foods to consume and foods to avoid that affect the quality and quantity of sleep that we get each night. While it might seem discouraging that there are foods not to eat, don’t fret! Karman lists 50 foods that are beneficial for better sleep and explains how and when to enjoy them and provides sleep and health benefits along with the history of the foods and nutrition facts.
Want to know what some of those foods are? Among the 50 foods are almonds, barley, cashews, cheese, chickpeas, eggs, flaxseed, oatmeal, salmon, and tofu.
The book is easy to read and is broken down into three main sections:
- Making the Connection: How You Sleep and What You Eat – Here is where we learn about sleep basics and the food-sleep relationship.
- The Best Foods for Sleep – There are 25 recipes in the book which include breakfast options, smoothies, quinoa bowls, lettuce wraps, curry, salads, veggie dishes, and trail mix.
- A Quick-Start Plan to Better Sleep – This is where we find her recipes and a three-day meal plan and a template for a sleep log to help readers figure out what is affecting their sleep.
If you or someone you know are not getting the sleep that you need, then this is a book that you might want to check out. Look for it at your local library, your local bookstore, or at Amazon.com