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Easy Healthy Recipes For Dinner: Low Fat and Low Carb
In today's jet-set society, you will be hard pressed to cook a meal that requires long, tedious preparations. These easy healthy recipes for dinner fall under one criteria: prepare time is 25 minutes or less. These easy, healthy recipes for dinner can easily be tailored to those who are in a low fat or low carb diet, as well as diabetics (low-glycemic diets). You no longer will need to debate on a low carb vs low fat diet - since this dinner recipe combines both of these elements.
Easy Healthy Recipes for Dinner: Chicken Linguine
This recipe involves chicken, pasta, greens, topped with a diabetic-friendly sauce. This simple yet tasty recipe is full of flavor, and are made from ingredients that are slowly digested by the stomach. The protein in the chicken will keep you full for a long period of time, the broccoli will help keeps things regular with the fiber content, and the sauce will add flavor to the dish. There is hardly any sugar in this dish, making it an ideal meal.
Easy Healthy Recipes for Dinner: Ingredients List
½ a cup of low-sodium chicken broth (very diabetes conscious)
2 cups of broccoli florets (remove the stem from the broccoli. What you have are the “florets”)
6 ounces of dry, plain linguine pasta
2 tablespoons of corn starch
¼ teaspoon of ground black pepper
3 skinless chicken breasts (make sure to cut them up into strips)
2 teaspoons of your favorite cooking oil (olive oil is recommended)
1 tablespoon of fresh dill or tarragon
1. Follow the instructions to cook the pasta. During the last 5 minutes of the cooking time, add the broccoli into the pasta. Mix and allow the food to cook.
2. Mix the starch, ground pepper, and chicken broth into a small bowl. Set it aside for a moment.
3. Pour the cooking oil into a non-stick pan and heat up the oil over medium heath. When the oil is hot – you will know that its hot when you see a rippling effect on the oil – place the chicken strips. Cook until the meat is not pink anymore. This will usually be in 5-8 minutes.
4. Pour in the starch/ground pepper/chicken broth mixture into the chicken. Mix until you see the mixture thicken. Pour in the fresh dill or tarragon. Cook for another 3 minutes. Serve the meat besides the pasta, or on top of it. Chow down!
At just under 5 grams of fat, people who are in a low-fat diet will enjoy this dinner. This recipe will keep you full with its 27 grams of protein and will supply a steady stream of energy with only 36 grams of carbohydrates.