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Just because it's Fat Tuesday, you don't have to break your healthy eating routine! In 15 minutes, you can make this Cajun-inspired seared chicken that has all of the flavors of Mardi Gras with none of the guilt. Kate, Recipe Hunter

Kate Swanson, NoshOnIt Recipe Hunter

THE RECIPE

Cajun Chicken with Shiitake, Braised Tomato and Onion

Fat Tuesday without the fat

It’s officially Mardi Gras! With today being Fat Tuesday, our inclination is to do as the name says and indulge into Cajun favorites like gumbo, jambalaya, red beans and rice, and a few Hurricanes. Given that it’s Healthy Tuesday, however, we’re choosing to keep things a little more nutritious without losing an ounce of flavor. This quick and easy recipe first sears Cajun-spiced chicken breasts in a hot pan until crusty, and delicious. Then, in the same pan, earthy shiitake mushrooms, sweet onions, and rich tomatoes are sautéed until they melt together, picking up the flavors of the chicken and turning into a luscious sauce. With a homemade spice rub, you get all of traditional spicy and smoky Cajun flavors without any of the guilt. Just for the record, however, we’re not giving up the Hurricanes.

THE CHEF

Kelly Mulcair

Registered Nutritionist and Recovering Lawyer

Kelly Mulcair from Inspired Edibles

One of my biggest goals as a nutritionist is to show people that healthy eating does not have to be time-consuming, boring or complicated. I focus on whole ingredients that nourish the body and mind while delivering big flavor.

Kelly is a registered nutritionist, “recovering” lawyer, and blogger from Canada who shares her healthful and nourishing approach to cooking on her blog, Inspired Edibles where she shows us that healthy eating and living do not have to be boring. Her recipes use fresh, whole ingredients and are boldly flavored while still being healthy, leaving us feeling satisfied and good about what we’re putting into our bodies. And, since we’re all busy, her dishes are simple and quick for delicious eating any night of the week.

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THE TIP

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