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Anonymous asked in Food & DrinkCooking & Recipes · 1 decade ago

Easy and Healthy Chicken/Household Food Recipes?

I am starting to go on a fitness diet due to me recently getting a membership at the gym. So basically I want to eat healthy while I can gain muscle. What are some quick and easy recipes involving chicken or other common foods? Thanks

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Drizzle the chicken breasts with olive oil and minced garlic or use italian salad dressing. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, turning halfway through. Then use one or more below to accompany it.

    Chicken Rice

    2 cups water

    1 cup uncooked long grain white or brown rice

    2 chicken bouillon cubes

    Parsley

    Salt and pepper to taste

    Bring the water and chicken bouillon cubes to a boil in salted water. Add the rice, pepper, parsley and cover and turn the heat to low. Simmer for 15 minutes for white rice or 40 minutes for brown. Remove from heat and let sit with lid on for 5-10 minutes. Fluff.

    Pasta

    Dry spaghetti other pasta

    1 tablespoon olive oil or smart balance light margarine (melted)

    garlic powder

    salt

    pepper

    Parsley or other herbs desired

    Boil the pasta in salted water according to package directions. Mix a little garlic powder, salt and pepper into the oil or butter. Drizzle over the pasta.

    Rosemary Potatoes

    1-2 potatoes

    1 tablespoon olive oil (with a drop of white truffle oil, optional)

    garlic powder

    onion powder

    rosemary

    thyme

    Peel and dice the potatoes. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Boil 20 minutes or until tender. Drain. Whisk together the oil and herbs in a glass with a fork. Drizzle over the potatoes.

    Vegetables

    Carrots, green beans, broccoli, cauliflower, any vegetable you want

    Microwave: cook according to package directions or use a ziplock steam bag

    Stovetop: bring a pot of water to a boil, boil for time as directed on package

    Rice cooker steamer: Fill the bottom portion with some water. Place steamer basket in. Place vegetables on top. Press cook and lift the cooking button to warm when they are tender.

    Put a dab of smart balance light margarine on top.

  • Kera
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Try and shop as local as possible. Go to the farmer's market and take advantage of fresh seasonal fruits and veggies. (And often if you buy local, it is cheaper) Incorporate more friuits, veggies and whole grains(they also cost less than meat) - less meat-especially beef. Fresh strawberries and vanilla yogurt make an awesome snack or dessert. Tofu is another great protein. You can do anything with it. I cook a lot with olive oil-which is really good for you. There are lots of recipes on the internet. Just pick a main ingredient and go with it. You can also control your salt and additive intake better with fresh foods as well.( I control my blood pressure through diet - not medication. ) It does take a concentrated effort and more effort to eat more healthy, but definitely worth it!! :)

  • Tracey
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Make Over 200 Juicy, Mouth-Watering Paleo Recipes You've NEVER Seen or Tasted Before?

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    sprinkle some italian seasoning or dressing mix on a boneless skinless breast, then top with some Parmesan cheese. Bake at 400F for 20 minutes. mmm

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  • 1 decade ago

    Have a look on the Men's Health forum. It's full of piss taking b*stards but they do give good advice on healthy eating and fitness regimes!

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