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3 c. cubed chicken breast
1 can black beans, rinsed & drained
1 medium tomato, chopped
1 can green chiles
1/2 c. salsa
1/4 c. onion, chopped
1/4 c. bell pepper, chopped
1 T. lime juice
1/2 t. cumin
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. garlic powder
1 medium avocado, chopped
1/2 c. sour cream
1 head iceberg lettuce
1. Combine first 11 ingredients.
2. Before serving, stir in avocado.
3. Scoop 1/2 cup of chicken mixture into each lettuce leaf & top with 2 t. sour cream.
Step 1 of putting together your healthy meals : Slow release carbohydrates. The fuel of choice: Carbohydrates!
All three macro nutrients i.e. carbohydrate, protein and fat play an important role in the human body as well as for peak physical performance. Carbohydrates are important as they provide not only vital nutrients such as the B vitamins, but they are filling and provide fiber.
Carbohydrates form a very large food group with many different food types. All the following are slow release carbohydrate: breads, cereals, pasta, rice, potatoes, sweets, chocolates, cool drinks, vegetables, fruits etc…
People mistakenly leave these foods out as they believe them to be ‘fattening’ when the truth is quite the opposite – choosing the correct carbohydrate can actually assist with weight loss and keep you energetic! All carbohydrates are digested and produce blood glucose (blood sugar) which in turns fuels us and gives us energy. Balancing blood glucose levels is an effective strategy.
Carbohydrates are the chief source of energy for all body functions and muscular exertion. They are necessary for the digestion and assimilation of other foods. They help regulate protein and fat metabolism, and fats require carbohydrates to be broken down in the liver.
Carbohydrates are carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen molecules arranged structurally in the form of rings. Simple carbohydrates like glucose, fructose (fruit sugar), and galactose (milk sugar) are composed of one single ring and are called monosaccharides.
Sucrose from sugar cane and sugar beets, maltose (which is a component of grains), and lactose (in milk) are composed of two rings linked together and are called disaccharides. The two rings in sucrose are made up of glucose plus fructose; maltose is glucose plus glucose; and lactose is glucose plus galactose. When individuals are said to be lactose- intolerant, it means that they lack the enzyme necessary to break the disaccharide links into a monosaccharide, an action necessary for further metabolism. Fiber is a carbohydrate but consists of very large molecules that are resistant to enzymatic action.