Article by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites
Calories are for one Bronx as generally served in public:
1 1/2 fluid ounces of Gin
1/2 fluid ounce of sweet Vermouth
1/2 fluid ounce of dry Vermouth
1/2 fluid ounce of fresh orange juice
Bronx Calories & Carb Grams
One Bronx contains about 191 calories and 7 carb grams.
One jigger of Gin that is 80 Proof contains about 100 calories. Up the caloric content by about 20 calories for 100 Proof Gin. One shot of dry Vermouth contains about 55 calories per shot and 32 calories per ounce. Sweet Vermouth contains about 40 calories per ounce.
Orange juice contains 14 calories per fluid ounce and 7 calories per 1/2 ounce. Lemon peel is virtually calorie-free in minimal quantities.
Diet Tips Featuring Lemon
Ah, the fresh flavor of lemon. There is nothing quite like it. And lemon can assist in weight loss in big ways. Here are our favorite tips for dieters that make use of lemons:
Lemon & Water - Refreshing, Virtually Calorie Free
Rather than ordering soda or other beverages that are high in calorie values, try a simple water and lemon. You can also make your own diet lemonade by adding a few packs of sugar substitute. A zero calorie solution that tastes yummy. Lemon juice also adds flavor to other beverages - so experiment away and taste the freshness.
Quick Lemon Chicken Recipe
How about lemon chicken? Most of us grab the lemon juice when it comes to our fish and we squirt it on - and yes, does it ever add flavor! This zero calorie trick can also be used for other meats like chicken. And lemon works particularly well with chicken.
Simply pan roast your chicken as you normally would; remove the chicken from the pan and squirt in just a bit of lemon as you don't want the lemon flavor to overpower the dish. You're simply seeking to add flavor without significant calories and fat.
Return the chicken to the pan and move it about to thoroughly coat. This method allows for a more even coating of the meat than if the lemon had been added to the chicken rather than the pan. Lemon also goes very well with parsley.
Lemon Extracts to Enhance Recipes & Foods
Lemon extracts add tons of flavor to low calorie desserts - such as angel food cake, commonly referred to as sponge cake. Simply add a teaspoon to the batter along with the vanilla extract.
Lemon as an Inexpensive Cleanser
Empty lemon husks come in handy for cleaning up after the meal due to their acidic composite. Use to make chrome and stainless steel shine. It will also lighten and add sheen to the hair when lemon juice is used as a rinse. Be sure to use on hair free of dyes.
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