This is one of my favorite recipes from Dr. Barry Sears’ book, A Week in the Zone. I’ve modified it with a bit of chicken broth and Bragg’s Amino Acids as most of the recipes in that book are fairly bland. This particular recipe is for one 4-block meal. Michael and I divide the batch and try to get the whole portion down for a 2-block meal, but it’s a lot of food. I just wanted to give you all an idea of what eating in the Zone is, and that you don’t have to be hungry when you diet. Here it is: 

Ginger Chicken 

  • 1  1/3 teaspoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 4 ounces boneless, skinless Chicken Breast cut lengthwise into thin strips
  • 2 cups Broccoli Florets, washed
  • 1 ½ cups Snow Peas, washed
  • ¾ cup Yellow Onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Fresh Ginger, grated
  • ½ cup Chicken Broth
  • Bragg’s Amino Acids to taste (For those of you who have never had this product, it tastes a lot like soy sauce.)

For dessert (yes, there’s more to complete this 4-Block meal!) you need a half-block of some other carb on your Zone list. For the lists I’ve posted, pick your particular blood type, choose a carbohydrate and have use half the volume which is listed after the item. Dr. Sears uses 1 cup Grapes for dessert for this meal (that would be ½ cup per person if the recipe is divided into two), but eating fruits after you eat your vegetables gives me (and a lot of people) a gut ache, so I’d choose some non-fruit carbohydrate item instead.  

Instructions:  In a wok or large nonstick pan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken and sauté, turning frequently, until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Add broccoli, snow peas, onion, ginger (sometimes I add a bit more ginger because we like a little more spice) and 1/2 cup chicken broth. Continue cooking, stirring often, until the chicken is done, water is reduced to a glaze, and vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes. If the pan dries out during cooking, add water in tablespoon increments to keep moist. Season with Bragg’s Amino Acids to taste. Serve the ½ block of carbs for dessert.

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Dr. Denice Moffat is a practicing naturopath, medical intuitive, and veterinarian working on the family unit (which includes humans and animals) through her phone consultation practice established in 1993. She has a content-rich website at and free monthly newsletter. 

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