When you’re striving to lose weight and achieve better health through nutrition, eating a low carb diet can play an essential role. A diet that is low in refined carbs and rich in lean protein will help you lose weight without sacrificing the nutrients your body needs to function properly. Eating lean protein helps you build more lean muscle mass, which in turn increases your boyd’s ability to burn calories and boosts your metabolism, while satiating your appetite and helping you avoid overeating. A visit to a nutrition counseling center can help you learn about the best foods to eat when you’re trying to lose weight, maintain results and improve your overall health.
The good news is, it’s easy to find recipes that taste delicious yet are low in calories and fat. The following recipe for Low-carb Apple Chicken is a favorite of members of our nutrition counseling center.
4 skinless chicken breasts
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup apple or cranberry-apple herbal tea
1/4 cup organic honey
1 teaspoon soy sauce
Salt and pepper, to taste
I small onion, thinly sliced
Whisk the apple cider vinegar, tea, honey and soy sauce together. Places the chicken in a dish for marinating and pour the mixture over the chicken. Seal the chicken in either a bag or the dish, and let it marinate in the refrigerator three or four hours, turning the bag over every hour. You can also leave it to marinate overnight.
Pre-heat the oven to 425º. Remove the chicken from the bag and put in a 9×13 casserole dish for baking. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Sprinkle the thinly sliced onions over the chicken. Bake for 45 minutes.
Makes 4-8 servings
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