1200 Calorie Diet: How Many Servings of Grain
For the 1200 Calorie Diet, the daily recommendation equals 4 ounces of grain per day.
1/2 cup of cooked oatmeal
1 slice of multi-grain bread
1/2 cup of steamed white rice
By adding selections from other food groups, you can up the ante of the nutritional values you receive from the foods on your meal plate. For example, rather than having a serving of whole grain hot or cold cereal, add some more values to the bowl.
Add slices of fresh peaches or bananas to corn flakes or bran, add fresh blueberries to a warm steaming bowl of whole oats. But don't stop there! Add a serving of low fat milk while you're at it.Now you'll have satisfied servings from multiple groups rather than just one.
This is just another great reason to sit down and enjoy your meals rather than eating breakfast, lunch or dinner from a box while on the go - or while working at your desk, or in front of the computer, television or game machine.
On that note, it's time for us to share one of our most beloved recipes created in Diet Bites most humble kitchen; it's a low calorie recipes prepared using only a few ingredients - and as with all of our recipes, it is fully modifiable so that you can make it suit your personal preferences where your taste buds are concerned.
The traditional taco is prepared with ground beef and as health study after study has indicated, red meat isn't the healthiest on the planet and may play a big role in contributing to heart disease, particularly in those individuals who have a family history of heart woes.
Therefore, keeping this in mind we have opted for the healthier white meat of the chicken. We hope that you'll enjoy this recipe and that you'll share this site with your family and friends.
This diet recipe for Chicken Tacos serves four generously; be sure to add a side of steamed rice or Mexican rice to your meal plate and a low calorie beverage such as plain, unsweetened tea.
2 cups of roasted chicken breast, chopped to bite sized pieces
4 steamed corn or flour tortilla shells - or you can opt to use the hard variety of corn tortilla taco shells
4 cups of the following fresh chopped vegetables: lettuce of any variety, tomatoes, onions, cilantro
1 Tablespoon of ground chili powder, 1 teaspoon of ground cumin OR a packet of taco seasoning
Optional Ingredients: reduced fat sour cream, shredded low fat cheese, pickled jalapeno peppers, salsa, Pico de Gallo
If you are short on time, you can purchase the pre-made chicken breast in the cold-meat section at the market - or you can opt to use the white meat from a rotisserie chicken. There are so many different seasonings offered these days where the rotisserie bird in concerned - from Cajun seasoning to buttery garlic - so pick the flavor that you feel will go best in the taco.
Place the chicken into a non-stick skillet and add just a bit of water. Sprinkle on the ground chili powder and cumin and stir until the water evaporates and the seasonings permeate the meat.
Serve in the tortilla shells with the mix of salad and optional ingredients of your choice.
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