Sunday, August 30, 2009

Healthy Chicken Stir Fry Meals

Stirs frys are sensational, and the lean protein from the chicken and the healthy carbs from the vegetables help me to feel full without over eating. Pull up a chair to get more ideas on how to make fun and healthy chicken stir fries.
Use a cutting board to cut up two chicken breasts into small bite size pieces. If you are vegetarian you can use tofu in place of chicken as I demonstrated in a previous hub. I prefer to buy a frozen package of chicken because I am unable to eat an entire tray of chicken before the expiration date. In the past to save money I have bought a fresh tray of chicken breast and then froze the individual pieces when I got home. There are 120 calories in a four ounce serving of chicken breast, but only 35 for these calories come from fat. In total a four ounce serving of chicken breast constitutes about five percent of your daily alloted fat intake according to the FDA, so lean meats such as chicken breast are a good source of protein for those concerned about high fat foods. Saute the chicken breast by drizzling a little bit of olive oil in the pan. Olive oil has 120 calories per tablespoon serving and all of these calories come from fat, but this is a healthy form of fat when used in moderation. Use a restricted amount if you are concerned about calories and fat.

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