Eating is a great pleasure. To be healthy you need a sensible diet which will include foods low in cholesterol and saturated fats. Fortunately, the choice is varied enough to meet everyone’s preferences in making a healthy diet plan.
A healthy diet shouldn’t be time-consuming or bland. For instance, take chicken. A total of 5 – 7 ounces every day of meat group foods (fish, eggs, nuts, poultry, dry beans, meat, nuts) provides protein for building muscles, iron for blood as well as other important minerals and vitamins.
Being a versatile meat, chicken is very easy to cook and it suits for a number of delicious recipes. Skinless, boneless chicken thighs and breasts go from the fridge to table in fifteen minutes. Additionally, fat content of a 3-ounce portion of entire roasted chicken is lesser than a half of beef and one-third of pork. Chicken fat is mostly unsaturated, which reduces the levels of blood cholesterol.
Chicken breast fillets are a good to have in the fridge. Chicken fillets are marinated to give you the most juicy and tender taste possible. They are simple to cook, and make a nice base for a number of different recipes. Besides, they contain less than 100 calories.
So, the choices for making your dinner more exciting without adding fats are restricted just by your imagination. Improve the chicken flavor with spices and herbs, wines, flavored vinegars, citrus juices and soy sauce. Grilling, boiling, poaching, roasting can help you to avoid adding any fats. To saute chicken, you may use a non-stick pan and non-stick sprays to avoid butter or oil. Try sauteing the chicken in some chicken broth, this will add flavor.
Another thing you can do is to season skinless, boneless chicken thighs and breasts and marinate with some fresh flavors. Select breasts in Cajun style, lemon, chili lime with pepper cracked and garlic herb roasted.
Below you will find a healthy, easy-to-cook dinner entree with roasted garlic herb and chicken breasts marinated. It need 10 minutes to prepare and 25 minutes for the dish to be completed, so you will serve a healthy, tasty meal in half an hour.
10-ounce of skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets – garlic herb roasted
15-ounce can of chili beans
15-ounce can of black beans
14-ounce can of diced tomatoes
11-ounce can of mexicorn (red and green bell peppers, corn)
Cheddar cheese shredded 2 cups
sour cream 2 cups
green onion chopped 2 tbsp
flavour tortillas 8
First, you are to heat non-stick skillet.
Put some oil in a skillet; place chicken breasts there and cook them for 4 to 6 minutes each side till juices get clear and they are not pink anymore.
Then slice the chicken into small cubes.
In a large saucepan add the chicken cubed, black beans, chili beans, mexicorn and diced tomatoes.
It should be simmered for about ten minutes. Remember to stir regularly.