An Easy Fall Recipe that Won’t Expand Your Waistline

I get excited about food. It’s what my travels revolve around. I look forward to the end of the day, when I can sit down and have dinner. I love grocery stores. Food just satisfies to my soul.

Fall is my favorite food season because things start getting hearty again. Lettuce season is over. Roasts, pumpkin-everything, and stews are in!

Early fall through Christmas can be a dangerous time for my waistline. I truly believe everything in moderation. I won’t go Keto, or Paleo, or Whole 30. I try to indulge in my favorite fall foods (I love chili, so check out my award winning recipe), but keep my weeknight dinners in check and what I am about to share with you is my FAVORITE fall “in check” dinner hack.

Maya Kaimal Tikka Masala is so easy, so delicious, and gives me all the fall feels without a ton of calories, sugar, or carbs. It’s a simmering sauce that is vegetarian and gluten free. Here’s how I prepare it:


1 12.5 oz jar of Maya Kaimal Tikka Masala Indian Simmer Sauce

1 tablespoon of olive oil

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts sliced very thin, or cubed vegetables such as eggplant, zucchini, butternut squash, or a mixture. You could also use chickpeas or tofu.

1 package of Uncle Ben’s Jasmine Ready Rice

  1. Place the sliced boneless, skinless chicken breasts into a pan with the olive oil already heated. Brown chicken slices, or soften vegetables about 2-4 minutes per side depending on how thick. The chicken does not need to be cooked through as it will continue cooking in the sauce.
  2. Turn heat down and add simmering sauce. Simmer on low/medium heat for about 10-minutes.
  3. Cook rice according to package instructions. Place rice in a bowl and spoon chicken/vegetable mixture on top.

I promise, you will not be disappointed. Fall is here (officially tomorrow). Get cooking. #gonnagetit

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