Tea is becoming more popular in restaurants , supermarkets , convenience stores and vending machines . Tea is only second to water as the most popular beverage in the world . Tea contains naturally occurring plant compounds that may be good for your health . The antioxidants in tea are most attributed to the tea's health benefits associated with overall heart health . Here are a few tips to help you enjoy tea in a healthy way .
Be mindful that tea contains caffeine . Typically a cup of tea contains less than half of the caffeine than coffee , however , actual caffeine amounts depend on the specific blend and the strength of the tea .
If you are looking to manage your weight , some studies have suggested that drinking tea may help with weight management . Tea can help you meet your fluid requirement without the added calories of other popular drink options .
Try cooking with tea . Brew up a batch of your favorite flavored tea and use it for cooking instead of water . A simple green tea adds flavor and depth to rice . Teas with fruit blends make great oatmeal .
Roasted Chicken and Vegetables
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 minutes Bake: 45 minutes
Makes: 6 servings
1 large onion, coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
1-1/4 teaspoons salt, divided
1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed, divided
3/4 teaspoon pepper, divided
1/2 teaspoon paprika
6 bone-in chicken thighs (about 2-1/4 pounds), skin removed
6 cups fresh baby spinach (about 6 ounces)
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1 . Preheat oven to 425°. In a large bowl, combine potatoes, onion, oil, garlic, 3/4 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon rosemary and 1/2 teaspoon pepper; toss to coat. Transfer to a 15x10x1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray.
2 . In a small bowl, mix paprika and the remaining salt, rosemary and pepper. Sprinkle chicken with paprika mixture; arrange over vegetables. Roast 35-40 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 170°-175° and vegetables are just tender.
3 . Remove chicken to a serving platter; keep warm. Top vegetables with spinach. Roast 8-10 minutes longer or until vegetables are tender and spinach is wilted. Stir vegetables to combine; serve with chicken.
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