3000 Calorie Diet: How Many Servings of Grain
Do You Need Each Day?

Article by Diet Bites

For the 3000 Calorie Diet, the daily recommendation equals ten ounces of grain per day - and we have ample energy values to work with to ensure that we'll be able to easily fit our requirements into our eating plan.

Let's take a look at what a serving of grain might look like on the meal plate or at snack time:

1 plain rice cake; spread on a teaspoon of peanut butter and it will add protein to the snack.

1 serving of whole grain wheat-based crackers; add a 1/2 ounce serving of low fat sliced cheese and a 1/2 cup serving of chopped fruit to get in some healthy dairy and fruit group selections.

1/2 cup of cooked Spanish rice that has been steamed; if we add chopped lean chicken, we'll be adding some protein benefits while creating a healthy casserole of sorts. We can even add more fresh cooked vegetables - such as onion, cilantro and bell pepper along with a bit of shredded low fat cheese, and we'll add more food groups, more nutritional values while keeping calories minimal.

We'd like to share a couple of our quickest bread recipes that can fit into the most healthy of weight loss plans.

Quick Irish Soda Diet Bread Recipe Ingredients

2 cups of bread flour plus 1/4 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
3 Tablespoons of reduced fat margarine
2 large eggs - both the white and the yolk
3/4 cup of reduced fat buttermilk or 3/4 cup of skim milk plus 1 teaspoon of vinegar

How to Prepare Our Quick Irish Soda Diet Bread Recipe

Combine all of the dry ingredients in one bowl and the wet in another until fully incorporated. Add the wet to the dry to create the dough.

This bread requires very little kneading - about a dozen strokes or so. Finally, form the bread shape desired and bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees until golden brown - about half an hour for a shaped loaf.

Quick Biscuit Recipe Ingredients & Preparation Notes

2 cups of all-purpose flour, sifted to remove any lumps
1 Tablespoon of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of cream of tartar
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/2 cup of melted reduced fat margarine
1/3 cup of club soda plus 1/3 cup of milk

Add the dry ingredients to the wet to form the dough. Knead for about thirty seconds.  Next cut out the biscuits with a circular cutter. Place onto a baking sheet and place into a hot 450 degree oven; bake until golden. This recipe makes about a dozen biscuits.

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