Hi Friends,

I’m heading to Florida tomorrow!!! I had a few moments of sadness while packing, my bikinis aren’t looking as hot as I want them to. Today was a bad body image day, oh well, I have those. I have to take the good with the bad and try to remember not to be so hard on myself. When I’m feeling down and over-weight I like to watch my workout videos. Seeing a video I made 7 days ago reminds me I’m not 300+ pounds anymore. My Fitness Challenges inspire me to keep moving forward and stay positive no matter how I feel. I think I’ll be fighting my body image issues for a long time, but I’m up for the fight. I want all of you to know I’m not perfect, I have good days and bad, but regardless of what I’m feeling I will always exude confidence. Thank god for positive affirmations.

After my own personal pep talk let’s get on to this recipe. I don’t eat meat but the boyfriend does and I don’t want to make this blog a strictly plant-based one. Just because I don’t eat meat doesn’t mean all of you don’t. I love this recipe, the roasted parsnips and red onions are sweet like candy.

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1 large parsnip – cut into 1-inch chunks

1 large white turnips – cut into 1-inch chunks

2 small red onions – cut into 1-inch wedges

2 tbsp red-wine vinegar

2 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp dried thyme

Sea salt and ground pepper

2 tbsp fresh parsley – chopped

4 chicken thighs – bone-in and skin-on

4 chicken legs – bone-in and skin-on

1-2 tbsp honey

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

On large rimmed baking sheet toss parsnips, turnips, and onions with vinegar, 1 tbsp olive oil, 1/2 tsp thyme, sea salt and pepper to taste

In small bowl combine parsley, 1/2 tsp thyme, sea salt and pepper to taste

Carefully slide fingers under chicken skin to loosen

Spread parsley mixture  under and on top of skin

Push vegetables to edges of baking sheet, place chicken pieces in center and roast 30 minutes

In a small bowl combine honey and 1 tbsp olive oil

Remove baking sheet from oven, generously brush chicken with honey mixture

Roast another 30 minutes or until thigh juice runs clean when meat is pierced Serve immediately

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Processed with Moldiv

Processed with Moldiv

Processed with Moldiv

Processed with Moldiv

Peace & Love, Mary

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