Kinohimitsu Superfood+: Heart-healthy, Greek-Inspired Chicken Skewers with Yoghurt Sauce

Eat your way to a happier heart with this heart-healthy recipe inspired by the Greek Isles! Full of flavour yet uncompromising on nutrition, this recipe was developed together with the National Heart Institute for the Superfood Cookbook.  Following the principles of the Mediterranean way of eating, our recipe is suitable for those on a low cholesterol diet or those who are looking to lower their risk of heart diseases.

Ingredients (makes 5 servings):

  • 400g chicken meat, we recommend lean cuts like chicken breast, cut into cubes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil (can be substituted for other heart-healthy vegetable oils like avocado, flaxseed or sesame oil)
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ½ garlic blended
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ½ tbsp chilli powder
  • ½ red and green capsicum, cut into 1-inch squares

Dipping Sauce:

  • 1 cup low-fat plain yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 scoops of Kinohimitsu Superfood+
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp chopped spring onion
  • 1 juiced lime

Steps:

  1. Whisk oil, honey, garlic, salt, pepper and chilli powder in a bowl until combined.
  2. Pour it over the chicken and mix well, marinate it for at least 2 hours in the fridge.
  3. Skewer 5 chicken cubes, alternating each cube with capsicum pieces 
  4. Heat the oven and grill the chicken for 4-5 minutes,
  5. To make the sauce, whisk ingredients together until well incorporated.
  6. Serve chicken with Superfood Yoghurt Sauce

Eat your way to better heart health with these simple tips:

Fiber up: To prevent heart attacks and the like, experts recommend that you get at least 20 - 35 grams of fiber a day. Fruits and vegetables along with whole grains are amazing foods that lower cholesterol fast. They help to lower the risk of heart disease with soluble fiber that binds cholesterol and flushes it out of the digestive system before it can wreak havoc on your body.

Oils matter: The oils that you use can play a part in preventing heart diseases as well! Using vegetable oils such as olive oil when cooking can help to lower the levels of bad LDL cholesterol.

Avoid Trans Fats: Found in many foods including your favourite baked goods like cakes, biscuits and cookies. Trans fats have been shown to raise blood pressure and increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

Eat more fish: Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, fatty fish such as salmon and mackerel can help raise levels of good cholesterol (HDL cholesterol).

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Charlene K
Charlene K

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Charlene enjoys long walks to the fridge, makeup and emotional eating. A former journalism student and avid skincare nerd, you'll find her on the weekends reading up and writing about the properties of ceramides, acids and oils.



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