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Recipes for Eating Lite: Chinese Chicken Salad and Tasty Lentil Soup With Chicken

One of the best ways to diet is to simply cut back and/or change your eating habits.  Forget about fad diets and watch what you eat.  This Chinese Chicken Salad makes a great lunch or lite dinner.  It combines protein with the salad items and it has enough substance to keep you from feeling hungry an hour after your meal.  The crunch is also a good thing.  With the crunch and the chewing required with this salad, it helps to slow down the eating which allows your brain to catch up to your stomach and realize you are no longer hungry.  If you prefer soup over salad, try this recipe for Tasty Lentil Soup with Chicken.  Lentils and chicken are both very healthy food options.  This soup is full of vegetables that are also healty and low in fat and calories.  Either of these recipes are good options to replace that greasy burger or other fast food.

CHINESE CHICKEN SALAD

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1 1/2 tbsp Soy sauce

1 medium head of cabbage, shredded

6 chopped green onions

2 pkgs chicken flavored Ramen noodles

1/2 cup plain almonds, sliced

1/4 cup sesame seeds

3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

1/4 cup sesame oil

1/4 cup rice or white vinegar

1 of the seasoning packets from the Ramen noodles

1 tbsp Splenda

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Place chicken breasts on foil and pour soy sauce evenly over chicken.  Wrap in foil to make a packet.  Bake for 35 minutes or until chicken is done.  Remove from oven, cool enough to handle and cut into bite-size pieces.  Toast noodles and almonds in a non-stick skillet, stirring so as not to burn.  Add sesame seeds at last minute and brown lightly.  Mix together oil, vinegar, seasoning packet and Splenda.  Put cabbage, onion and chicken pieces into a large bowl.  Pour oil mixture over top of ingredients in bowl and mix well.  Add toasted noodles, almonds and sesame seeds.  Mix again.  Ready to serve. 

NOTE:  This makes enough for several servings.

TASTY LENTIL SOUP WITH CHICKEN

8-oz (1 cup) dried lentils, sorted and rinsed

1 tbsp olive oil

1 lb skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1″ chunks

1/2 cup chopped onion

2 medium yellow squash, diced

2 cups sliced carrots

1 cup sliced mushrooms

1 tbsp basil

4 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

28-oz can Italian-style diced tomatoes, undrained

Grated Parmesan cheese, optional

Heat olive oil in a Dutch-oven or large soup pot over medium-high heat.  Cook chicken with onion until chicken is no longer pink in the center, about 5 minutes.  Stir in remaining ingredients, except cheese.  Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally.  Reduce heat to medium-low.  Cover and cook about a half hour until the lentils are tender.  Sprinkle with cheese when serving, if desired.

Enjoy!

For more of Linda’s healthier recipes visit her at http://diabeticenjoyingfood.squarespace.com

Eating Healthy With Organic Recipes

If you are worried about the kind of stuff (read insecticides and pesticides) which go into your stomach along with the food you eat, then perhaps, you may consider cooking a healthy meal using organic food. So what does organic food mean? And how is cooking with organic food more healthy for you?

When you go shopping for food, do you look for the green USDA label which says that the food you are buying is organic? Probably not. You are probably wondering if it matters all that much after all. Well, it does.

Typically, when you eat food, you are pretty much ingesting a whole lot of chemicals – and it doesn’t matter if you washed it. These chemicals are inside the food or the meat that you are going to eat. After you eat them, they are going to remain inside your body – and perhaps get passed down to the children you may have. Not a pretty picture, is it?

Organic food is the kind of food which is made without the use of chemicals like insecticides and pesticides. This is the kind of food which is naturally grown. It is often not genetically modified.

Organic farmers use natural fertilizers such as manure and compost to fertilize their plants. In order to prevent insects and pests, these organic farms prefer to use beneficial insects and birds, and techniques to prevent the mating of pests. They also use traps to catch pests. To make sure that the soil retains its nutrient content, these farmers practice crop rotation. They remove weeds by hand or use mulch to manage the weeds.

Organic animal farming is also used so that we can have organic meat and poultry. Animals at such farms are given organic feed and they are allowed to go outdoors. Preventive measures like rotational grazing and clean housing are used to prevent disease. These animals are given a balanced diet which does not include chemicals to boost their growth.

The end result: food which is naturally grown and contains all the natural nutrients and vitamins. And best of all, this food is free of chemicals and genetically modified components which may harm you and your children. In the long run, organic food can even prevent diseases such as obesity, Alzheimer’s and Cancer. And these foods are tastier than you could ever imagine!

This is why, more than ever, nowadays people are looking for healthy cooking options. Organic food provides you with the most basic raw material which you require for cooking healthy. Also, cooking with organic foods means not having to use highly processed foods. Flavors are usually enhanced using sea salt or kosher salt in the place of iodized salt. Many organic cooks even avoid using microwaves to cook the food – preferring to use the stove instead. They also prefer to reduce the quantity of liquids like stocks, sauces and and tomatoes (a high water content food) to enhance the taste of a dish. They also prefer to use organic, unsalted butter for baking and cooking.

These and many such tips and tricks will help you cook healthy and eat healthy – helping you to live healthy.

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Recipes for Eating Lite: Chinese Chicken Salad and Tasty Lentil Soup With Chicken

One of the best ways to diet is to simply cut back and/or change your eating habits.  Forget about fad diets and watch what you eat.  This Chinese Chicken Salad makes a great lunch or lite dinner.  It combines protein with the salad items and it has enough substance to keep you from feeling hungry an hour after your meal.  The crunch is also a good thing.  With the crunch and the chewing required with this salad, it helps to slow down the eating which allows your brain to catch up to your stomach and realize you are no longer hungry.  If you prefer soup over salad, try this recipe for Tasty Lentil Soup with Chicken.  Lentils and chicken are both very healthy food options.  This soup is full of vegetables that are also healty and low in fat and calories.  Either of these recipes are good options to replace that greasy burger or other fast food.

CHINESE CHICKEN SALAD

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1 1/2 tbsp Soy sauce

1 medium head of cabbage, shredded

6 chopped green onions

2 pkgs chicken flavored Ramen noodles

1/2 cup plain almonds, sliced

1/4 cup sesame seeds

3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

1/4 cup sesame oil

1/4 cup rice or white vinegar

1 of the seasoning packets from the Ramen noodles

1 tbsp Splenda

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Place chicken breasts on foil and pour soy sauce evenly over chicken.  Wrap in foil to make a packet.  Bake for 35 minutes or until chicken is done.  Remove from oven, cool enough to handle and cut into bite-size pieces.  Toast noodles and almonds in a non-stick skillet, stirring so as not to burn.  Add sesame seeds at last minute and brown lightly.  Mix together oil, vinegar, seasoning packet and Splenda.  Put cabbage, onion and chicken pieces into a large bowl.  Pour oil mixture over top of ingredients in bowl and mix well.  Add toasted noodles, almonds and sesame seeds.  Mix again.  Ready to serve. 

NOTE:  This makes enough for several servings.

TASTY LENTIL SOUP WITH CHICKEN

8-oz (1 cup) dried lentils, sorted and rinsed

1 tbsp olive oil

1 lb skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1″ chunks

1/2 cup chopped onion

2 medium yellow squash, diced

2 cups sliced carrots

1 cup sliced mushrooms

1 tbsp basil

4 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

28-oz can Italian-style diced tomatoes, undrained

Grated Parmesan cheese, optional

Heat olive oil in a Dutch-oven or large soup pot over medium-high heat.  Cook chicken with onion until chicken is no longer pink in the center, about 5 minutes.  Stir in remaining ingredients, except cheese.  Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally.  Reduce heat to medium-low.  Cover and cook about a half hour until the lentils are tender.  Sprinkle with cheese when serving, if desired.

Enjoy!

For more of Linda’s healthier recipes visit her at http://diabeticenjoyingfood.squarespace.com

“Big Bill” Kicked Out Of All-You-Can-Eat Restaurant For Eating Too Much

A Milwaukee, Wisconsin-area man known as “Big Bill” who was asked to leave an “all-you-can-eat” restaurant for eating too much fried fish is now protesting the restaurant. Is he right? Tell us what you think in the comment section below whether the restaurant should be allowed to kick him out is he right this is “false advertising”.

http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/341777/20120516/eat-fish-chucks-place-thiensville-bill-wisth.htm

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