AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Click above to Bookmark this page for yourself and/or share it with your friends


Click on the links below for "The Best" in:

 Health News & Information

Article Directory

Home & Herbal Remedies

Beating & Avoiding Cancer

Diets & Weight Loss

Healthy Recipes

Natural Living

& Longevity

Pets and Animals



Health Books




 Making Money


Luella's Corner

The TBYIL Complete Supplement & Health Catalog


Contact Us

If you would like to donate to help us keep this web site active and growing, click on the button above.   Much thanks! - Tony & Luella

The Best Years in Life Recommends:


Mercola Healthy Cookware


The Best Colloidal Silver on the Planet!

The Best Years in Life

Healthy Recipes

Sesame Asparagus - Click here for a high resolution 
photo Bread1

Skip the Takeout

Sweet Sour Chicken

Skip the takeout and get back to the basics by making Chinese cuisine in the comfort of your own kitchen. Conventional stir-fries can be high in fat, sugar and sodium. The recipe featured this week is a healthful version of a restaurant favorite. A medley of vegetables offers a broader range of phytochemicals, which laboratory studies have shown could reduce cancer risk. Added nutritional value comes from substituting brown rice, a source of fiber and B vitamins.

Sweet and Sour Chicken
with Brown Rice

  • 2 cups cooked brown rice

  • 1 Tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce

  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar

  • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch

  • 1/4 cup apricot preserves

  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil, divided

  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces

  • 4 tsp. minced ginger

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 6 cups frozen vegetable mixture

  • 1 can of sliced water chestnuts, drained

  • Pinch crushed red pepper flakes (optional)

  • Sea Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Prepare rice according to package directions. Set aside. Whisk soy sauce, vinegar, cornstarch and apricot preserves in a small mixing bowl and set aside as well.

Heat 1 tbsp. oil in large skillet over medium – high heat. Add chicken to skillet and cook undisturbed for 2 minutes. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally until starting to brown, about 2 additional minutes. Transfer chicken to a plate.

Add remaining 1 tbsp. oil, ginger and garlic to skillet and cook over medium-high heat, about 30 seconds. Add chicken broth and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Add frozen vegetables, reduce heat, cover and simmer under vegetables are thawed, about 5 minutes. Do not overcook vegetables.

Return cooked chicken to pan. Add water chestnuts. Whisk reserved sauce and add to skillet. Add a pinch of red pepper flakes, if desired. Simmer, stir occasionally until sauce thickens and chicken is heated through. Transfer chicken to a serving platter. Season with salt and pepper. Serve.

Makes 4 servings.

Per serving: 490 calories, 9 g total fat (1.5 g saturated fat), 66 g carbohydrates,
33 g protein, 6 g dietary fiber, 470 mg sodium.

To see more healthy recipes, click HERE.


Your hosts Tony Isaacs and Luella May

Click here to visit our CureZone Health Forum: Ask Tony Isaacs: Featuring Luella May– Natural Health, Cancer, Longevity and Home & Herbal Remedies.

Mountain Rose Herbs. A Herbs, Health & Harmony Com

For the best in health information, subscribe to The Best Years in Life Newsletter featuring articles by Tony M. Isaacs

Sign Up Now

Subscribe to The Best Years in Life Oleandersoup Hesalth Forum - Free Subscription

Powered by

Available Now!
Click on the image for more information

The plant you need to make your own home remedy for cancer, hepatitis-C & more may be growing in your back yard!  Read all about this proven  remedy plus much more on how to naturally beat illness and live a long and healthy life.



100% Organic MicroComplexed™ IntraCELL™ Level IV Technology ~ 415 Nutrients All-In-One, Perfect Whole Foods & Phyto Nutrition ~ Super Energizing ~ All Natural DefenseThe Most Scientifically Advanced, Clinically Proven, Health Promoting Organic Nutritional Supplement Available Today!

Mercury-Free Salmon

Mercury-Free Salmon

Free-Range Organic Chicken

Free-Range Organic Chicken


Gold Aloe Skin Care Bar - a TBYIL Favorite!


Herbal Musings - Natural Remedies, Natural Cosmetics, Medieval & Renaissance Supplies & More

The Best Years in Life* P O Box 121 * Cooper * TX * 75432
Phone: 903-886-2436 Fax: 903-829-3434
Email: Dquixote1217[at] (replace [at] with @)


Disclaimer: The information on this page and on this website has not been evaluated by the FDA.  We do not diagnose, treat, cure or prevent illness or disease - instead, we try to help people learn how to do so themselves.  Anyone who believes they have a serious medical condition or health issue should seek diagnoses from a qualified medical professional before making any decisions on how to best address their health. We do not sell or advocate drugs, nor do we make any claims that anything advocated or sold on this website is a drug.  Furthermore, anyone contemplating using any products or information on this website must accept such use as experimental and voluntary.  No claims are made regarding the therapeutic use of the products or information on this website and all products featured or sold on this website must be considered nutritional supplements only.