Healthy Chicken Recipes

December 12

Chicken is one of my favorite foods to eat. When I was growing up, my mother always insisted on a well balanced diet and enjoyed trying out various healthy chicken recipes. She was always careful when she cooked chicken, making sure it stayed moist and flavorful. I would quickly finish every bite because it tasted so good.

Now that I am a mom with three boys and a husband to feed, I find myself searching the Internet and scouring cookbooks for healthy chicken recipes that I can feed my family. It seems they are always hungry and they happen to be quite fond of chicken too.

My youngest likes oven baked fried chicken, while the other two enjoy grilled chicken avocado sandwiches. My husband prefers my Chicken Parmesan with extra tomatoes. Tomatoes are full of antioxidants and are best eaten with protein for extra health benefits. The girls from the club prefer my Ficarelli Special; a healthy chicken recipe that includes grilled chicken, Bibb lettuce, tomato and goat cheese.

If you are like me, you get tired of the same boring food week after week. Even dining out, I sometimes feel like all the food tastes the same. That is when I decide that it’s time to find something different to make. I don’t always have the ingredients that are called for so I create my own variation of healthy chicken recipes and most turn out delicious. I guess between watching my mother and grandmother cook and getting tips about what tastes good from my boys, I’ve turned out to be a pretty good cook.

I’m a personal trainer, specializing in women’s fitness, so I encourage the women that I work with to eat healthy foods and to always include a protein at every meal. We exchange healthy recipes, healthy dessert recipes and healthy snacks that we share with one another. It’s a fun way to emphasize a healthy lifestyle.

You can find a whole coop full of healthy chicken recipes when you become a member of Fitness4Her. It only takes a few minutes to join. Once you sign up, just look in the category called Healthy Cooking to find nearly 100 recipes, complete with explanations of the health benefits of each entree. These are recipes that I have gathered over the years and that are low in sodium, saturated fat, cholesterol and sugar.

Not only are there delicious recipes available in the Members Only Section, you can learn exercise routines, get advice on weight loss/weight gain and all around fitness tips and tools to help you get started. There are on-going challenges and contests for Members Only and best of all—it’s free to join!

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Feel free to add your favorite healthy chicken recipes to the comments below!

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One Comment

  1. I’m so glad that I read this! I am going to tell my wife immediately about the grilled chicken avocado sandwiches. Can’t wait!

    We do like to eat chicken every now and then as long as it’s vegetable fed with no hormones, etc.

  2. Jeff Wise on 12/07/2010 at 11:53 am

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