Made With Paleo Ingredients

  Relogged:from                                                                                                                                          Garlic Roasted Chicken

INGREDIENTS:                                                                                            Garlic Roasted Chicken
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Wash chicken inside and out, then pat dry with paper towels.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together sage, oil, salt and pepper.
  4. Rub the sage mixture under the skin of the breast, and all over the skin of the chicken.
  5. Insert half the garlic slices under the skin of the breast, drumsticks, and thighs.
  6. Place the remaining garlic slices inside the cavity of the chicken.
  7. Place chicken, breast side down, on a lightly greased roasting pan.
  8. Roast for 30 minutes, then turn chicken breast side up, and continue roasting for another hour, or until an instant-read thermometer reads 180 degrees.
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Skillet Shrimp with Tomatoes and Feta

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  1. In small nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray cook garlic over medium-high heat about 30 seconds or until fragrant. Stir in tomatoes, oregano, salt and pepper. Cook and stir about 2 minutes or until tomatoes are soft.
  2. Add shrimp and onions. Cook and stir for 2 to 3 minutes or until shrimp turn opaque. Sprinkle with cheese.                                                                                                                  Chicken, Cook, Cooking, Cooking spray, Feta, Food, Garlic, Health, Human nutrition, Shrimp, Tablespoon, Teaspoon, Tomato, Top Weightloss

Savory Italian Grilled Chicken

Want to make some Yummy BBQ chicken this is what you need,                                                                                                                                                                               6 chicken breasts                                                     1/4 cup olive oil                                                          3 cloves garlic, crushed                                     fresh ground black pepper                                        1/4 cup fresh basil leaf, chopped                        1/4 cup melted butter                                               3 sprigs fresh rosemary                                             1 tablespoon parmesan cheese  Directions:                                                                                                                                                                                    To grill, skin chicken breasts and rub in pepper to taste. Blend basil, olive oil, butter, garlic and parmesan cheese at low-speed

using an electric blender, chopper or processor till smooth. Baste chicken lightly with mixture. Grill over medium coals

basting during cooking time with basil sauce. During this time add the rosemary branches to coals for added smoke flavor.

Do this 2 or 3 times. Grill 10 minutes each side depending on barbecue temperature. Garnish with fresh basil and serve this grilled chicken recipe with rice or Italian pasta   

Nutritional Facts

Calories 403

Calories from Fat 273 (67%)

Amount Per Serving %DV

Total Fat 30.3g 46%

Saturated Fat 10.1g 50%

Monounsaturated Fat 14.2g

Polyunsaturated Fat 4.1g

Trans Fat 0.2g

Cholesterol 113mg 37%

Sodium 159mg 6%

Potassium 336mg 9%

Total Carbohydrate 0.6g 0%

Dietary Fiber 0.1g 0%

Sugars 0.0g

Protein 30.8g 61%


How Many Beans Equal The Protein Of Chicken?

Reblogged:from Kitchen Daily                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Over the course of many decades, diet fads and food trends have been shaping — and reshaping — the way we eat. And while what we should and shouldn’t be eating can get confusing (as it changes so often), there’s one item we want to be sure to get straight: nutrition.

With “meatless Monday” becoming more and more mainstream, a trend we see growing is a decrease in meat consumption. We all know that meat is a great source of protein, and that it’s important to be sure that we eat our fill of it. We also know that we can get our much-needed nutrients from vegetarian sources. But how much protein are we getting from these meat-free sources? Come to think of it, how much protein should we be eating in general? And, more importantly, what is protein?

2012-03-15-30028.JPG.jpg A protein is a pretty simple thing. It’s made up of nine essential amino acids necessary for the dietary needs of humans. There are two kinds: complete and incomplete. A complete protein has the right proportions of all nine essential amino acids; they are most easily attained from meat, poultry and dairy.

Proteins from plants, such as beans, legumes and grains, are incomplete proteins. That means that in order to get everything you need from a vegetarian protein source, you need to eat a combination of them in order to create a complete one. For example, if you eat lentils, adding bulgur to your dish would make that protein complete. And you don’t need to eat these protein sources during the same meal; so long as you consume them at some point throughout the day, your body will take care of the rest. And how much protein you need a day varies from person to person.

Madelyn Fernstrom, of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, told “Today” that protein intake is determined according to weight. The easiest way to understand your body’s protein need is to “take your weight, divide it in half, and subtract 10. The total will be the number of grams of protein you should consume each day.” So if you weigh 150 pounds, you would need about 65 grams of protein a day. Now, keep in mind that you don’t only get protein intake from meat or beans, so you don’t need to eat that many grams of high-protein sources. You get a good amount of protein from rice, cheese, yogurt, bread, etc.

Since chicken is a go-to source of protein in many households, it’s a great reference point for figuring out how much vegetarian-sourced protein is needed to take that chicken’s place on your plate. Most people normally eat a 3-oz. portion during a meal. This equals roughly 21 grams of protein. So to get the same amount of protein from a 3-oz. serving of chicken you would need:

  • 1 cup, plus 2.5 tablespoons of lentils. These little legumes pack quite a protein punch. If eating a lentil soup, stew or veggie burger, this quantity can be easily consumed.


  • 1-1/3 cups of black beans. Black beans might not be as powerful as those small lentils, but black beans are often times paired with rice, which helps equip you with a complete protein.


Parmesan Crusted Chicken

   Reblogged: from                                                                                                                                          INGREDIENTS                                                                                                                                                                                                   1/2 cup Hellmann’s® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise                                                                                                            1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese                                                                                                                                                        4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 1-1/4 lbs.                                                                                                      4 tsp. Italian seasoned dry bread crumbs


1. Preheat oven to 425°.                                                                                                                                                       2. Combine Hellmann’s® or Best Foods® Real Mayonnaise with cheese in medium bowl. Arrange chicken on baking sheet. Evenly top with mayonnaise mixture, then sprinkle with bread crumbs.                                             3. Bake 20 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Also terrific with Hellmann’s® or Best Foods® Light Mayonnaise or Hellmann’s® or Best Foods® Canola Cholesterol Free Mayonnaise.
Cost per recipe*: $7.16 Cost per serving*: $1.79 *Based on average retail prices at national supermarkets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                TIP: Omit Parmesan cheese and have Magically Moist Chicken on table in less than 30 minutes.
Calories 370, Calories From Fat 210, Saturated Fat 4g, Trans Fat 0g, Total Fat 23g, Cholesterol 100g, Sodium 390g, Total Carbohydrates 2g, Sugars 1g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Protein35g, Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 2%, Calcium 8%, Iron 6%                                                                                                                                                                                                    Bread crumbs, Chicken, Cook, Eating, Food, Health, Hellmann, Hellmann’s and Best Foods, Human nutrition, Mayonnaise, Nutrition, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Sheet pan

Best of Diabetic Connect

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I just found this great new recipe in a free recipe book I downloaded from Best of Diabetic Connect to share with you. I find a lot of  free recipe ebooks online. So if your diabetic and struggling with your weight this would be perfect for you. Here is a link so you can download your own copy of this e-book with many more delicious Recipes. This will help with planning healthy meals for your new eating plan.  Just click the link for your copy     1408_BODCrecipes                                                                                                                                                                                       Lemon Baked  Chicken                                                                                                                                                                                                                             You will need  4 lemons, 4 skinless boneless chicken breasts, 2 Tbs butter, 1/2 c flour, 1/2 tsp pepper, 1 tsp salt. Directions : Squeeze 1/2 c juice from lemons, marinate chicken in juice and refrigerate, at least an hour and up to 12 hours. Heat oven to 350 and butter a roasting pan. Melt butter, then combine flour, salt and pepper. Roll chicken in flour mix and set in roasting pan. Drizzle with melted butter and cook in pre-heated oven until well browned, 50-55 min. Nutritional Facts,Can cut Carb/salt by substituting Smart Balance Light instead of butter, and Mrs. Dash for salt. Cal. 534 Protein 50g Sodium 695g Carb 10g Servings:4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Loss Weight, diet, Dieting, Weight Loss Tips, weight loss programs, dieting programs, Top Weight loss, Health, Portion Control, Food, Human nutrition, Eating, Nutrition, Physical exercise, Fitness, Programs, Calorie