1400 Calorie Diet Recommended Daily Protein Servings

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Required Amount Based on 1400 Kcals Per Day

Four ounces of proteins. Examples include the following:

1/2 cup of cooked pinto beans
1/2 ounce of English Walnuts
1 Whole Egg

Low Calorie Recipes Featuring Chicken

A one cup serving of chopped chicken contains 266 calories and 40.50 protein grams. Obviously, this is a super rich source for protein grams.

Keep in mind that for all the cuts of the bird except the breast, one serving equals one leg, one thigh, 1 wing; when the breast is involved it's 1/2 a breast.

While it's fine to roast the bird with the skin in place, be sure to remove it before eating. The caloric amount above is based on the lean meat only, and no skin.

As to the following recipes, they will create several servings so they make great choices for family meals or to store and enjoy for other meals on the following day.

Mexican Rice With Chicken Recipe Ingredients

2 cups of cooked roasted cubed white or dark chicken
1 cup of steamed white rice, 1 Tablespoon of reduced fat margarine
1 cup of a mix of chopped onion, chopped bell pepper
1 Tablespoon of ground chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon of ground cumin
1/2 cup of chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 teaspoon of fresh lime juice, salt, pepper

How to Prepare Our Mexican Rice With Chicken Recipe

Add the margarine to a non-stick skillet and allow it to fully melt. Add the onion, cilantro and bell pepper and stir to coat the vegetables and continue cooking so that the oils are released and the veggies are tender.

Next, add the rice and stir. When heated, add the chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper. The amount of the last two ingredients will be based on your personal taste. Finally, add the chicken and the lime juice; stir to fully incorporate.

Cheesy Chicken & Vegetables Recipe Ingredients

We make use of a prepared rice that is pre-seasoned and the flavors are absolutely delicious. This is a big time-saver in the kitchen and a way to save that precious time without sacrificing flavor or quality. Be sure to add slice of whole grain bread selection to your meal plate. The casserole contains a protein, a grain, a serving of vegetables and even a dairy food group serving. If you add a cup of fruit for dessert, you'll have embraced all of the healthy food groups.

3 cups of prepared chicken, dark or white meat
1 packet of Uncle Ben's Spanish Rice, the instant 90 second cook time variety
2 cups of broccoli florets, steamed
1 cup of grated low fat skim-based mozzarella cheese

How to Prepare Our Cheesy Chicken & Vegetables

Cook the rice in the microwave as directed on the package. Remove and transfer to a deep bowl which contains the chicken that has been carved into bite-sized pieces. Add the steamed broccoli and stir gently to mix the ingredients. Transfer to a casserole dish and top with the grated cheese. Place into the oven and bake at 350 degrees until the cheese is fully melted and the casserole is heated throughout. This recipe makes three very generous servings.

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