Diet Recipes made with Chicken & Eggs

Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

Current egg consumption recommendation is 1 egg per day and that includes the eggs that are used to prepare everything that you eat during the day.

Cock a doodle do! Chicken is one of your best protein choices for your weight loss ambitions.

There are about 140 calories in 3 ounces of roasted white meat without the skin - and that's something to crow about!

Here is an iddy-biddy caloric comparison using beef, fish & shellfish calories:

Type of Protein, 3 ounces

Preparation Method, Notes

Caloric Values

Sirloin, beef roasted, leanest cut

165

Ground Beef broiled, extra lean

218

Chicken baked, roasted, grilled

140

Fish, cod baked

90

Alaskan King Crab steamed

80

As a note, eggs also rock for your diet plan. One medium contains about 80 calories - so unlatch the hatch!  Take heed however, that the current recommendation is 1 egg per day which unfortunately includes the amount used in other foods consumed in the diet throughout the day.

Lower Fat Quiche Recipe

If you are watching the amount of cholesterol in your diet, then use egg-substitute. You will need one small carton. Add 1/2 cup of Half & Half, salt and pepper to suit personal taste and the following sauteed vegetables: 1/2 cup of chopped onion, 1/2 cup of chopped bell pepper, 1/2 cup of sliced mushrooms of any variety. Saute the vegetables in a pan on the stove top using either cooking spray (any variety) or a bit of extra virgin olive oil.

Pour into a quiche dish and bake at 350 degrees until the filling is set.

If you desire a crust, bake the crust until it is half-way done and allow to cool before adding the raw filling. Then bake as directed above.

Diet Chicken Salad Recipe

Let's combine the best of the chicken in our tasty, low calorie salad. You will need the following ingredients to prepare:

2 cups of chopped roasted chicken breast
1 boiled egg, peeled, washed and diced
1 teaspoon of chopped black olives
2 teaspoons of sweet pickle relish
dash of dried dill weed plus a dash of celery seed
1/4 cup of Light Miracle Whip Salad Dressing
salt and pepper to suit personal taste

How to Prepare

Combine the above ingredients and serve with your favorite whole grain food selections. It goes exceptionally well with kangaroo pocket bread as well as with whole grain buttery-flavored crackers. Or serve on a bed of lettuce and top with cherry tomatoes.

To take the ingredients to another layer of flavor add dried sweet cranberries or golden raisins along with chopped English walnuts, pecans, sliced almonds or toasted sunflower or pumpkin seeds.

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