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Who's sick of chicken?
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Joined: Apr 10
Posted: 15 Dec 2011, 02:24
I know I am getting sick of chicken! When I was young, I lived with an Aunt who murdered chicken, made it nasty and dried out. Same with my Mother in law who lived with us. Now I am eating chicken way too much, and quite frankly am sick of it. Maybe if it was fried... hehe
Ideas for other lean meats? Doing 1500 calories a day, and finding my protein intake lower than I like. I do supplement with a low cal powder sometimes.
Off to look at chicken recipes....
Joined: Dec 11
Posted: 15 Dec 2011, 02:33
what about turkey or fish? fish got various sorts and some you can eat cold (as tuna) or raw (as salmon).... so there should be more varieties for recipes...
how do you cook your chicken? ever cooked it just in WATER? it sounds odd but it is really delicous. because without oil the chicken stills tastes like chicken...
put a chicken (breast, wing, a whole one or whatever) in a pot, fill it with water and some herbs (curry for example) and some vegetables (onion, peppers, carrots and so on) and just cook it in water.... it will be VERY tender and tastes wonderful.
Joined: Jan 11
Posted: 15 Dec 2011, 03:02
Chicken can get that way, stupid poultry! >
You can eat meat, it wont kill you. Try steaks. I know everyone says to stay away from the red meat but when you first starting to diet you need variety, later on once youve established a habit of eating healthy you can start limiting. For now try small sirloins or just small cuts. Dont get a Tbone or nothing, and pair it with veggies or over a salad.
Joined: Aug 11
Posted: 15 Dec 2011, 07:17
CHICKEN BURGERS : chicken breast meat: minced. (my butcher does it!). Mix and marinate with herbs, spices, why not sweet red peppers cut in very small pieces, and a tiny tiny bit of olive oil. Then shape with your hands into little portions like flat burgers, and cook them in a pan with no other fat. Cook slowly, so they remain tender.
I also make big pots of vegetables soup, and drop one chicken breast filet in the pot while cooking. Once cooked, I take the chicken out, cut it in small bits, put it back in the soup and mix all: thicker and tastier veggies soup, with the chicken in it!
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Joined: May 10
Posted: 15 Dec 2011, 07:30
Don't forget the other white meat - pork. Pork can be very lean if you get the right cuts, like pork loin.
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Joined: Apr 11
Posted: 15 Dec 2011, 09:00
I love turkey breasts, marinated in dijon, maple syrup and herbs, then roasted in the oven. Since they are big and last me for a few days, I eat them with side veggies, or cut up in a big salad with boiled egg and cheese.
To make chicken salad more lean, I cut up red pepper, pickles, celery, grainy dijon and just a touch of mayo.
When everything else fails - there is always cottage cheese. Sometimes I add one tsp of salsa (only 4 cal!!!) to make it interesting.
Good luck, let us know if you find any new ways to eat more chicken!
If it is important to you, you will find a way. If not, you will find an excuse.
Joined: Jun 08
Posted: 15 Dec 2011, 09:08
Might I suggest substituting legumes for some meals? They are high in protein and there are a number of really great recipes out there. Try this website:
"It should be easy" --famous last words...
Joined: Dec 11
Posted: 15 Dec 2011, 10:45
tilapia is great! white fish, tastes like chicken, but its a lot easier to eat because of the flaky-ness!
Joined: Aug 10
Posted: 15 Dec 2011, 10:59
Fish? Try slicing some onions and oranges and arranging them in the bottom of a skillet. Add enough water to almost cover them. Lay fish over the fruit and onions, season to taste. Cover and steam (do not boil it, it should not be immersed) until done. It's my favorite way to eat fish and it is the healthiest way I know of, too.
Eggs, tofu,and beans are also high in protein. Nuts are too, but they are difficult when calorie counting.
Read labels carefully when choosing your meat. Things like ground poultry and turkey bacon are no healthier than regular bacon as they add fat and lots of salt.
Even though I am not a vegetarian, I do scour vegetairan websites for healthy, tastey, meat alternatives, many of which are high in protein.
Joined: Nov 11
Posted: 15 Dec 2011, 11:10
If you have a butcher nearby see if they carry specialty beefs like Piedmontese or Belgian Blue. These cows have a genetic trait (natural not engineered) that makes them extra lean and extra tender. The nutrition is on par with chicken breast as far as fat and protien and you get the great flavor of beef. The only trick is to cook it a little shorter than normal beef because the lack of fat makes it cook faster.
Joined: Dec 11
Posted: 15 Dec 2011, 11:11
I have been eating a lot of lentils and red beans...oooo and chickpeas...never in my life did I think that I would like beans but they have helped completely stop my sugar cravings too...I have to almost force myself to eat something at dinner time because I'm still full from beans at lunch...I'm making lentil sloppy joes for lunch today...mmmmmmmmm
Joined: Aug 11
Posted: 15 Dec 2011, 16:54
I try and have at least 1 serving of fish each week. Other than that, I'll usually rotate between the following items as my main dinner time proteins:
* Lean beef
For some alternative breakfast and lunch proteins, I will alternate between some of the following:
* Lowfat Cottage Cheese
* Greek Yogurt with fruit & granola
* Boiled Eggs
* 1 whole egg & 3 egg white omlettes
* No Nitrated added Bacon (I Prefer Applegate Brand best!)
* Raw Almonds
* Turkey Sausages
Biggest thing to remember on some of these items is portion control. As much as I love bacon, it is not necessarily the best breakfast item, but that is why I am limited to 3 thin slices.
I try my best to plan my meals and snacks to each have a protein and a vegetable and for my breakfast and morning snack I also get a fruit. I also get a carb with breakfast, 1 slice of Ezekiel bread or a cup of oatmeal are usually my choices.
Joined: Sep 10
Posted: 15 Dec 2011, 18:35
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