Proteins are present in meats, fish, beans and nuts. Proteins build strong bones and muscles and provide a big role in keeping your body healthy and growing smart. You should have 4-6 ounces from this group every day.
Fun Facts About Chicken
- Chicken is high in protein, which is used to build, maintain and replace tissue all over your body (inside and out)
- Chickens lay different color eggs and are the most numerous bird species in the world.
- First domesticated around 7,000 BC, chicken bones have even been found in ancient Egyptian tombs.
- Chicken’s fat is in their skin… so remove the skin!
- Chicken soup boosts the immune system and helps fight colds and flu
Baked Italian Parmesan Chicken Strips
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 1 ½ cups Italian panko or bread crumbs
- ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves cut lengthwise into strips
- ¼ cup liquid measuring cup
- 1 & ½ dry measuring cups
- cookie sheet
- 2 bowls
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Lightly grease a cookie sheet
- ombine Italian panko and Parmesan cheese
- Place chicken strips in a bowl and drizzle with olive oil, stir to coat
- Dip each piece into the panko mixture making sure each piece is well coated
- Place on prepared cookie sheet
- Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until done and juices run clear
Fun facts about Salmon
- Salmon spend most of their lives in salt water but move to fresh water to lay eggs (spawn), after which they die.
- Salmon find their home through smell
- Wild salmon is leaner than farm raised salmon
- Salmon is a great source of Omega 3 which helps to protect cell membranes (part that holds cell together)
- Thought to help children’s concentration and brain power and to protect against childhood asthma
- 2 lbs. Salmon
- ¾ cup teriyaki sauce
- ½ cup brown sugar
- Baking dish
- ¾ cup liquid measuring cup
- ½ dry ingredient measuring cup
- Place salmon in a dish and pour teriyaki sauce over fish, marinate in refrigerator for 1 ½- 2 hours
- Preheat oven to 375
- Remove salmon from bowl and place in a baking dish that has been covered with cooking spray
- Sprinkle sugar over top
- Cook at 375 for 20-25 min or until flaky
Fun facts about Eggs
- Eggs have been eaten by people since the beginning of humanity.
- Columbus brought eggs to the Americas on his second trip.
- Eggs symbolize the essence of life.
- Eggs contain almost every essential nutrient and mineral, contain loads of protein, and have been shown to help preserve memory.
Tomato & Pepper Frittata
- 2 T water
- ¾ cup roma tomatoes, seeded
- 1/3 cup diced red pepper
- 1 ¼ cup cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
- ¼ cup basil, chopped
- Medium nonstick skillet
- Medium bowl
- 9-inch pie plate or ovenproof skillet
- Assorted measuring cups
- Put everything in a bowl.
- Layer 4 clear glasses with 1/3 yogurt and alternating layers with fruit and granola.
- Top with a scoop of lite cool whip.
Fun facts about Chickpeas
- Also known as Garbanzo beans
- Grow in red, black, green & brown colors
- High in protein
- Eaten as a desert in Ancient Greece
- 1 can chickpeas (Garbanzo beans)
- Olive oil to lightly coat
- Seasonings, i.e. salt, chopped
- herbs, pepper, hot sauce
- Parchment paper
- Rimmed baking sheet
- Preheat oven to 400 Degrees F
- Thoroughly rinse chickpeas until water runs clear
- Pat dry
- Toss chickpeas with small amount of oil and desired seasoning
- Bake 40-45 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes
- Store in airtight container