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GMO stands for genetically modified organisms. They can be plants or animals that have been genetically altered, or engineered, in a way that does not occur naturally. These products have been altered to improve a specific trait. For example, apples can be genetically engineered to resist browning. Corn can be genetically engineered to be resistant to insect damage or immune to plant disease. GMOs use science to improve the DNA of organisms to help create the best genetic variations. GMOs are not regulated by the FDA and do not require labeling on foods. However, GMOs have been around since 1980 and have not been known to cause health issues.


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15-Minute Roasted Chicken and Veggies

Prep Time: 5 minutes / Cook Time: 15 minutes / Makes: 3 servings


1 cup bell pepper, chopped
½ onion, chopped
1 zucchini, chopped
1 cup broccoli florets
½ cup grape tomatoes
2 medium chicken breasts, chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
¼ teaspoon paprika


  • Preheat oven to 500 degrees.
  • Chop all the veggies into large pieces.  On another cutting board, chop the chicken into cubes.
  • Place the chicken and veggies in a sheet pan (do not use Pyrex dish).  Add the olive oil, salt and pepper, Italian seasoning, and paprika.  Toss to combine.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until the veggies are charred and chicken is cooked.  Enjoy with brown rice, whole wheat pasta, or a salad.

Nutrition Information Per Serving (Serving Size: 1/3 of recipe)
Calories: 345, Total Fat: 14 grams, Saturated Fat: 2.5 grams, Sodium: 306 milligrams, Carbohydrates: 10 grams, Fiber: 3 grams, Sugar: 5 grams, Protein: 43 grams

Recipe from: GIMMEdeliciousFOOD