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As we enter the beginning of a New Year many people will have resolved to lose weight and with this in mind I am going to give you some tips to cook healthy chicken recipes that will flood your taste buds with amazing flavor but also help as part of a calorie controlled diet.
But first of all, here are a few fun facts that you may not know about the chicken.
There are more chickens on earth than there are human beings
A chicken bred with a turkey is called a “Turken” which has the head of a turkey and the body of a chicken.
The United States has 4 cities with the word “chicken” in them: Chicken Town, Pennsylvania, Chicken Bristle, Kentucky, Chicken Alaska and Chicken Bristle Illinois.
The largest amount of yolks ever found in a single chicken’s egg is 9.
Anyway, enough of that and on to some tips for creating healthy chicken recipes. Chicken is a very popular meat to cook because its subtle flavors adapt well to many different dishes and methods of cooking. It is also high in protein and has less fat than red meat. Having said that, however, many Americans buy boneless, skinnned chicken breasts and cooked wrongly, these can soon end up dry and tough as old boots, which leads me into my first tip.
1. When it comes to basic cooking there are two different methods: dry heat and moist heat. Dry heat includes baking, roasting, frying and grilling and moist heat includes poaching, steaming, microwaving and slow cooking. When using dry heat for chicken breasts, use a high heat and cook for a matter of minutes. Grilled chicken cooks in about 8-10 minutes. When using moist heat to cook chicken breasts they will take longer, but only about 15 minutes (depending on the thickness of the breasts).
2. Chicken crockpot recipes are always popular especially with working moms and nothing beats the smell of slow cooked chicken as you come through the door. In order to make these recipes both healthy and tasty, I would recommend that you use chicken thighs. So many people overlook chicken thighs and choose breast, but thighs are much more flavorsome and incredibly cheap. Remove all the skin and brown them all over in a pan before removing them with a slotted spoon and adding them to your favorite crockpot recipe. They will happily cook in a crockpot, retaining both moisture and flavor. Try adding some fruit like dried apricot or prunes as these work really well with chicken and help to bulk out the dish.
3. Try getting lots of flavor into your chicken, whether it be breasts or thighs, by marinating for several hours prior to cooking. A sweet and sour marinade consisting of honey, soy sauce, olive oil, and chill works well and if you pour the entire contents into your pan to cook the chicken, you will end up with delicious, tasty, sticky chicken which works really well with stir fried vegetables or a green salad.
4. Shake and bake chicken is another great way to pep up the humble chicken and keep the fat content low. You can make your own seasoning with a basic crumb mix and what you add to this is entirely up to you, but some good combinations include lemon zest and cracked black pepper, crumbled Parmesan cheese, or even some curry powder for a taste of India. Chicken, oven baked in this way, retains the moisture inside whilst becoming nice and crunchy on the outside and is always a winner with the kids.
Use these tips and don’t be afraid to get creative and experiment with marinades and seasonings. When it comes to healthy chicken recipes the only limit is your imagination.
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Here you can find another article connected with cooking and eating. As you know I like writing about it. I'm also interested in information about topics and aspects connected with food and eating. I would like to write about nutrition process. Please read this article to the end, if you are interested in this topic. I hope that you will find some interesting information in it.
The nutrition is a process of giving food to every part (cellula) of our body. Food can help our body to be well built. Thank to food we have got a lot of energy. Food is also some kind of reserve for our organism. That means nutrition isn't only giving food to our breadbasket. After obtaining food from breadbasket, the ingredients are distributed through organism thank to blood. Nutrition is a very important for each organism. It also helps people to be healthy. There are many illnesses connected with nutrition. If you are eating too less you can be undernutrited or have too low weight. If you are eating too much, you can become overweight or obesity.
Many organisms need food ingredients. People are eating food in form of meals. This part of the article will give you some information about culinary (not biological) aspect of nutrition. I would like to write about some advantages of eating healthy food and using healthy recipes. As I written in my previous articles, healthy food can help us to fight with obesity. We can keep fit and feel better thank to healthy recipes for food. They have got a lot of vitamins and other food nutritious ingredients that are important for us. They are also not fat, so we don't have to worry about heart diseases.
As you can see the biggest advantage of healthy food is that healthy food is … healthy. There are many healthy recipes for this kind of food. For example salads and soups are very healthy, but we can also eat meat (especially boiled meat from chicken and other birds). In my opinion everybody should include healthy food in his / her everyday diet.
That's all about nutrition process and its biological and culinary aspect. I hope that this article wasn't boring and that you have enjoyed reading it. I tried to include the most important information in it that can be interesting and helpful for you. Thank you for your attention and for reading my articles (this one and previous). Please be patient and maybe I will write more culinary articles in the future. Now I'm going to look for some interesting culinary topics. Once again thank you for reading.
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Like those ice creams and tasty fruit shakes, smoothies are perfect to have during sunny days and in humid environments. Sipping your favorite smoothie will surely quench your thirst with its soothing taste. Aside from its delicious taste, of course, every smoothie is also packed with essential vitamins and minerals from fruits that keep your body healthy. Another great thing about smoothies is that you can easily prepare them by yourself at home. Here are some recipes for a smoothie that you might want to try.
In this particular article about smoothies, we shall be focusing on one particular fruit that is most commonly found in parts of the world which have tropical environments – the banana. Delicious banana-flavored smoothies are fairly common and preferred by some people because of banana’s abundance in potassium, protein, and many other vitamins and minerals that help them have healthy bodies.
Vanilla Banana Blast
After a day’s work, having a taste of Vanilla Banana Blast will make it great. This particular smoothie has an incredibly great scent because of its vanilla and cinnamon combination. People who have tried this smoothie recipe love its delicious taste and soothing scent. To make this smoothie recipe, you are going to need the following ingredients.
1 banana, peeled and cut.
1/3 cup of vanilla soy milk.
½ tsp vanilla extract.
pinch of cinnamon
This recipe is good for two servings. All you have to do is to combine all ingredients together into a blender and blend until smooth.
Banana Coffee Smoothie
For those coffee-lovers, the Banana coffee Smoothie is perfect for you. With a taste of coffee, this particular smoothie recipe is a very great energy enhancer and great to have during a stifling working day. Below are the ingredients you need in making a Banana Latte Smoothie.
2 medium bananas.
1 cup of low fat milk.
¾ cup of strong coffee or espresso.
4 large ice cubes.
This particular smoothie recipe is good for two servings. It will only take you a maximum of 1 minute to prepare this recipe. All you need to do is to blend all the above mentioned ingredients using a blender then you are ready to enjoy this great treat.
Banana Berry Blaster
The Banana Berry Blaster has a very great fruity taste and is very rich in Vitamin C. So for those of you who love fruit-tasting drinks, this smoothie recipe is the perfect one for you. This particular smoothie flavor has a delicious mix of sweet and sour taste. In addition to that, the scent of vanilla leaves a relaxing scent that makes it yummier. You will only need the ingredients below to make your Banana Berry Smoothie.
½ cup of low fat vanilla yoghurt.
¾ cup of peaches frozen or fresh.
1 cup of strawberries frozen or fresh.
1 Tbsp. of orange juice concentrate.
This banana smoothie recipe is good for two servings. Like in the other two recipes above, all you need to do is to combine all ingredients in a blender. Just make sure that you have to chop the banana first.
Not only do these three banana smoothie recipes have great tastes; these recipes for a smoothie also bear ingredients that are very beneficial for your health. Each of these banana smoothie recipes has vitamins and minerals found in bananas. In addition to that, these healthy beverages are very easy to prepare and have ingredients that can be found inside your own fridge. Have them any day you want at home and keep a healthy lifestyle.