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The Chicken Recipe For Every Occasion

Chicken is by far the most versatile meat used in recipes and will continue to be so as long as it remains relatively inexpensive and easy to prepare.

To give you an idea of the vast variety of chicken recipes, I’ve dug up a few favorites that folks are often looking for online:

Garlic lemon chicken, beer can chicken, chicken marsala, chicken and dumplings, baked chicken, chicken parmesan, chicken pot pie, bourbon chicken, chicken noodle soup, chicken salad, chicken and dumplings, chicken breast, white chicken chili, fried chicken, chicken tortilla soup, chicken cordon blue or bleu, chicken parmesan, chicken divan, chicken wings, chicken cacciatore, chicken enchiladas, orange chicken, chicken casserole, chicken stew, curry chicken, fried chicken.

And that’s just a small sample of the wonderful chicken recipes you can find online. It doesn’t matter if you’re not the greatest cook in the world or if you love to cook but short on time. You’re bound to find several chicken recipes that fit your budget, schedule, and level of cooking expertise.

You can bet your sweet chicken noodle that somewhere right now there’s a cook putting a chicken in a pot, oven, pan, or casserole dish getting ready to create another delicious chicken inspired dish.

Fats – What they are and what they do to you.

The out¬standing fats eaten daily in the United States and Europe are butter, eggs, whole milk, cream, meat, fish and poultry fats, and cheese in various combinations. These fats, at 9 calories pergram, contain more than twice the amount of calories than protein or carbohydrate does at four calories each per gram. As we have noted and shall describe in later chapters, excessive intake of fats leads to the shortening of life, premature death by heart attacks and strokes, obesity, and numerous crippling ill¬nesses.

Fats (or lipids) contain the elements of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen in various combinations of animal and vegetable fats. Examples of animal fats are butter, lard, cream, milk, eggs, and the fat in meats. Vegetable fats are soyabean oil, olive oil, cottonseed and corn oils, and peanut oils; these are found in nuts, coconuts, avocados, margarines and other vegetable fats used in cooking.

Fats do not dissolve in water, and when pure they are odor-less and tasteless. They are found in most bodily tissues, parti-cularly in combination with other elements, proteins, or minerals. Fats or lipids act as vehicles for the absorption of the natural fat-soluble vitamins such as vitamins A, D, and E.

In order for fats to be utilized by the body, they must first be digested and broken down into constituent parts before being absorbed. They are absorbed in the following manner: After the food is masticated and enters the stomach, the digestive sys¬tem supplies its first fat enzyme called lipase, to begin the diges¬tion of the fat. Enzymes or ferments are unique chemical com¬pounds manufactured by the cells of the tissues. In the digestive tract they are vital for the chemical breakdown of all foods before they can be absorbed.

Worst Fast Food Items, Nutrition by Natalie

Worst Fast Food Items

These are some of the high calorie, high fat items that will make you fat if you eat them too often in your diet.

Things that seem healthy might not be. Find out the truth about fast food items.

McDonald’s Big Mac Value Meal
Pizza Hut 2x Deep Dish Meat Lover’s Pizza
Starbuck’s Eggnog Latte
Slotzsky’s Medium Turkey Sandwich
Jamba Juice Peanut Butter Moo’d Smoothie
Quizno Sub’s Large Classic Italian Sandwich
Cold Stone Creamery Founder’s Favorite
Chipotle Chicken Burrito

Greek Gyro Sandwich Recipe With Tzatziki Sauce

Learn how to cook the meat for a Greek gyro sandwich recipe with homemade Tzatziki sauce in this free Greek food cooking video.

Foods To Eat To Build Muscle

Most people would be surprised to learn that when it comes to muscle building that what you eat is more important than what you do in the gym. In fact, your diet and supplements make up 80% of the muscle building puzzle.

So what are the best foods to help build muscle?

- Lean red meat
- Chicken
- Oily fish (tuna is the best fish!)
- Brown rice
- Potatoes
- Nuts (nuts are high in protein and essential fats)
- Eggs (especially egg yolks)
- Dairy products

But to really get the most out of your workouts you should be using bodybuilding supplements. I recommend at a minimum you use a good whey protein supplement. Whey protein is a Superior form of protein, it’s much better for the body than protein found in chicken, eggs or fish. If you are looking to build muscle you should aim to have about 1 gram of protein per pound of bodyweight per day.

You should eat a combination of the above foods spread out over about 6 meals per day. If you stick to a good diet with the food mentioned above and some good supplements you should be well on your way to building some solid muscle!