If you are looking for a healthy yet hearty meal then here is a Cornish hen recipe you will not want to miss.
So, if you are looking for a healthy and simple meal to prepare then slow cooking is a great option. When you slow cook meals, food results in a savory and moisture rich texture. Especially if your diet allows for meat, slowly-cooked Cornish is so tender that it literally falls off the bone.
- Cornish Hens (2)
- Goji Berries (1/4 cup)
- Bob’s Red Mill Texturized Vegetable Protein (1/4 cup)
- Bob’s Red Mill Red Bulgur (1/4 cup)
- Chia Seeds (1/4 cup)
- Spinach (2 cups)
- To begin, add ¼ cup of goji berries, texturized vegetable protein, red bulgur, and chia seeds in a bowl.
- Once you finished mixing, your mixture will act as stuffing for both Cornish hens. So, feel free to mix more if you need to.
- Finally, cover with aluminum foil and cook on low heat for approximately 4-6 hours in the oven.
- However, if you have a crockpot, then you can also cook the Cornish hens in your slow cooker.
- For veggies, I also added 2 cups of spinach and cooked it with the Cornish hens.
What’s In The Cornish Hen Stuffing?
Similar to adding small dices of apple and raisins to turkey stuffing, you can also add goji berries.
Regardless of what type of diet you are on, you can’t go wrong with including goji berries in your diet plan. Especially if you want to consume more nutrient-rich foods, then take note that goji berries pack a punch. In fact, ¼ cup of goji berries provides 180 percent of your daily vitamin A, 30 percent of vitamin C, and 15 percent of iron. Of course, keeping track of the vitamins you consume daily is no small task. Therefore, health professionals suggest taking a multivitamin in addition to eating healthy.
Textured vegetable protein by Bob’s Red Mill gives you that crunch you are looking for and also provides 12 grams of protein per serving. Red Mill’s bulgur is also a healthy grain from the Middle East and Mediterranean regions. While these two products are not gluten-free, they are vegan-friendly. I find that adding textured vegetable protein to salads, meats, and even fish give meals an extra nutritional kick.
If you are a fearless soy lover, a sweet soy glaze is a great marinade and offers the right sweetness and desired flavor to Cornish hen.
One Cornish hen delivers 50 grams of protein and pairs well with veggies like spinach. Nutritionally, one cup of spinach offers vitamins A, K, C, B6, riboflavin, and folate.
So, put on your chef’s hat and enjoy this healthy, high-protein and nutritious meal.