Food Inc. & Lemon Dill Chicken

Saturday night was date night.

Steve and I took a walk around downtown, picked up dinner at Whole Foods, & then swung by the movie store to rent Food Inc. We’re usually Redbox folks (or we buy them at Sam’s)~ but I couldn’t find Food Inc. either of those places, so renting it was! We even had to sign up for a video card… show how frequently we rent movies!!!

This movie is amazing. It’s a bit reminiscent of Super Size Me (which is also awesome)~ but Food Inc talks about our food industry as a whole. It makes you want to change the way you eat and exposes some of the sad truths of the food industry in America.

Here’s the trailer in case you’re interested!

Steve & I have been wanting to start eating healthier for awhile ~ and so this movie just inspired us to take a few steps in that direction. We’re trying to buy more organic products~ fruits & veggies in particular~ but also chicken, beef, milk & eggs.

Dinner tonight was partly organic~ and fully amazing! I made lemon dill chicken, zucchini fries, and banana custard!! A well rounded meal of yumminess!!

Lemon Dill Chicken

ingredients

  • 1 package organic chicken breast tenders
  • 1 lemon
  • 3 sprigs of fresh dillweed (organic)
  • 3-5 cloves garlic
  • olive oil
  • Salt & pepper

Pre-heat the oven to 350. Drizzle a little bit of olive oil in the bottom of an 8×8 baking dish. Peel garlic cloves & put them in the bottom of the pan. Add in the chicken, I kind of “placed” the garlic cloves around the chicken, so that the chicken & cloves were both touching the bottom. Slice up the lemon & put the slices on top of the chicken. Top the whole dish with the chopped up sprigs of dillweed, salt & pepper.

Cover the dish with aluminum foil & bake at 350 for 45 min-1 hour or until juices run clear. THIS WAS AMAZINGLY tender & flavorful.

So much so~ that I forgot to take a picture before it was pretty much gone 🙂 This dish actually made about 4 small servings~ but we’re planning to blend up the leftover chicken & use it as chicken salad.

I served it with these amazing zucchini fries~(organic zucchini, bread crumbs, Parmesan & other seasonings ~ dip in egg white, then bread crumb mixture, bake on a greased pan at 425 for 20-30 minutes) SO good!

And we topped off dinner with this creamy, rich, but guiltless dessert!

Pretty much all you do is throw a few frozen bananas in the blender & hit G.O. It turns into the creamy, chilled, amazingness~ you must try it! We topped ours with cinnamon for a little extra kick. I think that it would be good with some nutmeg too!

All in all~ our semi-organic meal was amazing. The chicken was the best we’ve had in a LONG time! We’re feeling pretty good about starting to make the switch! I’ll keep you posted on our progress 🙂

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Filed under Chicken, Dessert, Recipes, Side dishes

3 responses to “Food Inc. & Lemon Dill Chicken

  1. Karen

    I tried to make the banana custard and failed! It was close to being custard but a lot of it was on the side of the blender. I used a plastic spoon to push it down (while the blender was still on) and I cut off the bottom part of the spoon and had to throw it all out! At least I didn’t try to push it down with my fingers! I’ll try again when I get some more bananas.

    • Steve & Brit

      awh! SO sad!!! Maybe cut it in smaller pieces next time? or even add a touch of water to the mix? That might help. 😦 Sorry!!

  2. Karen

    We finally watched Food, Inc. last night. It was a real eye-opener. A very powerful message.

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