Bayou Chicken is an Ideal Protein Phase 3 Meal.
This is one of our favorite Phase 3 recipes prepared fresh following all guidelines of the Ideal Protein diet. Bayou Chicken uses a lean chicken breast topped with turkey bacon, cheese and onions. Since this is one of our Phase 3 recipes we’ve added healthy carbs including sweet potatoes along with broccoli. This is a great meal before or after a work out. It’s sweet and savory and will keep you satisfied while maintaining the weight lost during Phase 1. Subtracting out free vegetables each size variation has the following:
- 4 oz : 365 calories, 1.5 protein serving, 1 fat serving, and 24 net carbs.
- 6 oz: 430 calories, 2.5 servings of protein, 1.5 serving of fat, and 24 net carbs
- 8 oz: 494 calories, 3 servings of protein, 1.5 serving of fat, and 24 net carbs.
Ingredients: chicken, broccoli, sweet potatoes, yellow onion, red bell pepper, turkey bacon, cheddar cheese, olive oil, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, swerve brown sugar, nutmeg, seasonings.
Benefits of adding sweet potatoes to a healthy diet:
Sweet potatoes fall under the starch category. So, are sweet potatoes something you should include in your daily diet? Sweet potatoes are from the complex carbohydrate category. Of all carbs, complex carbs are best for a healthy diet. Some of the benefits of complex carbs are that they slow down the absorption of sugars. This assists in removing cholesterol. It also slows down digestion. When digestion is slowed this results in keeping you full longer which in turn reduces the amount of food consumed. Another reason to add complex carbohydrates into your diet is to fuel your body during and after high intensity work outs. With all this in mind, sweet potatoes are a great addition to a healthy diet. However, portion control is important if eating them often. In phase 3 meals offered by Ideal4umeals a typical serving of sweet potatoes is about a half a cup.
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