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HEALTHY (PALEO) COCONUT PINEAPPLE DRUMSTICKS

HEALTHY (PALEO) COCONUT PINEAPPLE DRUMSTICKS

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Health (Paleo) Coconut Pineapple Drumsticks is one of the dishes Shawn enjoys.  Shawn loves drumsticks much more than I do, and he eats pineapple.  Shawn is not always on the Keto diet, depending on his weight-lifting and running routines.  I made up this recipe one evening. I had a 5 pound batch of drumsticks.  I went into the cupboard and found a can of whole fat coconut milk and a can of unsweetened pineapple.  We both advocate and love Turmeric.  I decided to make this recipe with these 3 ingredients.  The dish turned out well and super tasty, not to mention quick to make.

Turmeric is so important in our diet.  Turmeric is a native plant of south-east Asia.  It is also cultivated in India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, China, Taiwan, Peru, Haiti, and Jamaica.  The largest production of turmeric comes from Indian.  In fact, India grows and consumes about 80 percent of the world’s production. 

WHAT IS THE NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF HEALTHY (PALEO) COCONUT PINEAPPLE  DRUMSTICKS?

These Healthy (Paleo) Coconut Pineapple Drumsticks hit the nutritional spot.  The recipe includes Turmeric.  Turmeric is a spice that has been used for thousands of years in traditional medicine and cuisine. It contains a compound called curcumin, which has been shown to have powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. These properties make turmeric a valuable addition to any diet.

In terms of nutrition, turmeric is a good source of iron, potassium, and vitamin B6. It also contains small amounts of vitamin C and magnesium. Additionally, studies have shown that curcumin may help improve brain function, reduce the risk of heart disease, and even help prevent certain types of cancer.

Overall, incorporating turmeric into your diet can offer a range of health benefits. It can be used to add flavor and color to a variety of dishes, including curries, soups, and stews. You can also find turmeric in supplement form if you prefer not to use it in cooking. As with any supplement, it’s always a good idea to talk to your doctor before adding it to your regimen.

WHAT IS THE TASTE PROFILE OF HEALTHY (PALEO) COCONUT PINEAPPLE DRUMSTICKS?

Keto Low-carb Coconut-Coated Drumsticks

Keto Low-carb Coconut-Coated Drumsticks

The predominant taste sensations of Healthy (Paleo) Coconut Pineapple Drumsticks are sweetness from the coconut and pineapple, pleasant bitterness and warmth from the tumeric, and spicy zing from the fresh ginger.

WHAT WINE HARMONIZES WITH HEALTHY (PALEO) COCONUT PINEAPPLE DRUMSTICKS?

The savoury nature of this Healthy (Paleo) Coconut Pineapple Drumsticks dish reduces the sweetness of the coconut and pineapple.  But it’s still sweet. So choose a white wine with some sweetness.  Examples include off-dry Riesling or off-dry Gewurztraminer.  An off-dry rose also works.  But consider this…do you want to add extra sugar to your meal?  If so, opt for a cup of tea.

WINE TIPS:

ALCOHOL AND KETOSIS:

To support your Paleo or Keto diet or low-carb lifestyle, opt for quality, non-alcoholic wines that are low-carb and low in sugar. Additionally, alcohol does not align with a keto diet or low-carb lifestyle. Moreover, your liver processes alcohol before nutrients, pausing ketone creation and slowing the ketosis process. Furthermore, your body will metabolize alcohol as fuel before utilizing food, which can decelerate fat burning and may lead to the storage of carbs, fat, and protein as excess body fat. Moreover, alcohol consumption stimulates the appetite, potentially causing overeating.

ALCOHOL AND HEALTH:

Did you know that when you consume alcohol, your liver has to work extra hard to break it down? This can result in damage to your liver. Furthermore, it can elevate your risk of health issues such as inflammation and cancer, particularly with heavy consumption. Additionally, alcohol can disrupt your blood sugar levels, leaving you feeling dehydrated and disrupting your body’s normal functions.

NON-ALCOHOLIC WINE AND HEALTH BENEFITS:

Non-alcoholic wines with minimal carbs and sugar are advantageous for your health. They not only aid in weight management, blood sugar control, and hydration but also contain essential nutrients and antioxidants from grapes that can decrease your risk of health conditions like heart disease. Consequently, since they lack alcohol, they’re ideal for socializing without any adverse effects, promoting feelings of happiness and reduced stress.

Know the sugar content before purchasing.

WHAT OTHER HEALTHY (PALEO) RECIPES CAN I ENJOY?

Meatloaf Sante Fe

Bacon Wrapped Dates

Hearts of Palm Mango Salad

HOW DO YOU PREPARE HEALTHY (PALEO) COCONUT PINEAPPLE DRUMSTICKS?

Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray a large pan with non-stick cooking spray. Lay drumsticks in pan. Set aside.

 

Get all ingredients ready.

 

Mix all ingredients, except chicken in a bowl.

 

Pour mixture over drumsticks. Set in oven. Cook for 1.5 hours until chicken in cooked. Set under broiler to crisp up.

 

Sprinkle with fresh cilantro. Serve hot.

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HEALTHY (PALEO) COCONUT PINEAPPLE DRUMSTICKS

HEALTHY (PALEO) COCONUT PINEAPPLE DRUMSTICKS


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This healthy (Paleo) Coconut Pineapple Drumbstick recipe sings with Caribbean goodness. The dish is so delicious with its sweet pineapple and coconut flavour and nutritional turmeric! You can enjoy these drumsticks for dinner throughout the year. All the ingredients are easily found in any local supermarket. The recipe uses chicken drumsticks, fresh garlic, coconut milk, unsweetened canned pineapple, red pepper, fresh ginger, garlic powder, onion powder, and fresh cilantro. Check out the recipe!


Ingredients

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5 lb package drumsticks

6 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped

1 can coconut milk (about 1.5 cups)

1 can unsweetened pineapple chunks with juice (about 1.5 cups)

1 red pepper, chopped into pieces

1 tablespoon ground turmeric

1-inch piece fresh ginger, grated

1 tablespoon garlic powder

1 tablespoon onion powder

Fresh cilantro, parsley, or mint (optional for garnish)


Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.   Spray a large pan with non-stick cooking spray.  Lay drumsticks in pan.  Set aside.  In a large bowl combine all ingredients.  Pour ingredients over drumsticks.  Bake for 1.5 hours until drumsticks are cooked.  Set on the broiler.  Set pan under the broiler to turn crispy and golden on top.  Serve hot, sprinkled with fresh cilantro.

Notes

  • The recipe baking temperature and time is an estimate.  Follow your own oven’s temperature and cooking time. It takes a gas oven 10-15 minutes to reach the desired temperature. Electric ovens can take 10 minutes longer than that.  The age of your oven will also determine the temperature, time for roasting or baking, and where you want to place your dish in the oven.  The bottom of your oven may be hotter than the top, depending on its condition.  This also includes where to set your dish under the broiler.  So use your own best judgment based on the type, condition, and age of your oven.  Prep times will also vary depending on how slow or quickly you like to work.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1.5 Hours
  • Category: HEALTHY
  • Method: BAKING
  • Cuisine: DINNER

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