The Ideal Protein Chicken Strips is a maintenance meal:
The Ideal Protein Chicken Strips meal is made with tender chicken strips coated with almond flour, finely ground, and baked until golden brown. Our chef’s prepare this meal with an IP approved honey mustard with sides of roasted broccoli and roasted jicama. This is a great meal to eat before or after a work out. After subtracting out 2 cups of free vegetables, all of which are from the select category, this meal has only 7 net carbs and 337 calories for the 4 oz. size. The best part of this meal is that it is gluten free. If you follow a gluten free diet, you will surely appreciate this meal with a crispy oven roasted crust without the gluten. It’s also served with IP approved garlic aioli, broccoli and roasted jicama fries. Subtracting out free vegetables this meal has:
- 4 oz: 337 calories, 1.5 protein serving, 2 fat servings, and 7 net carbs.
- 6 oz: 402 calories, 2.5 protein serving, 2 fat servings, and 7 net carbs.
- 8 oz: 466 calories, 3 protein serving, 2 fat servings, and 7 net carbs.
Ingredients: chicken breast, jicama, broccoli, almond flour, lemon juice, lite mayo, red bell pepper, Dijon mustard, garlic, stevia, seasonings.
Benefits of Almond Flour:
A typical recipe for an Chicken Strips uses wheat flour. However, many are unable to consume wheat flour due to allergies, inflammatory diseases, celiac disease and other issues. So, almond flour has become an increasingly popular substitute for wheat flour. Almond flour is made from almonds so it’s completely gluten free. Dieters can make almond flour by blending almonds or purchasing it in any grocery store. Besides being gluten free, there are also many healthy benefits to almond flour. Almond flour contains manganese and magnesium. Manganese is important for helping the body heal after injury and for breaking down cholesterol and carbohydrates. Magnesium helps the body manage blood sugar. Other health benefits include heart health and diabetes control. It also contains prebiotic dietary fiber for digestive health and vitamin E. Vitamin E is important for brain health, therefore, can help decrease your risk for cognitive diseases like Alzheimer’s.