The Chicken Shawarma Bowl
Our chef’s prepare the Chicken Shawarma like all our gluten free chicken recipes, with tender chicken topped with colorful bell pepper strips and onions served with a house made cauliflower eggplant hummus, jicama spears and brown rice.
Rice: To Eat or Not To Eat?
With the Keto diet being so popular in the last 10 years carbs have been portrayed as being bad for you. But carbs are not the enemy. They are actually an important and necessary part of a healthy diet. There are, of course, good carbs and bad carbs. So, where does rice fall in the world of carbs. Rice is a complex carbohydrate. A serving of rice has 23 grams of carbs. Based on a standard diet, if you are maintaining weight, most should eat between 225 and 325 grams of carbs a day. If you’re trying to lose weight, you can still eat as much as 125 or more carbs a day. With this in mind a serving of rice at 23 carbs can definitely fit into a weight loss diet. So, have no fear, add rice to your diet! As with any carbs, always keep in mind portion control. A serving of rice in Optimized Lifestyle meals are about a half a cup.
Why is it so important to maintain a healthy weight?
It is important for overall health. It will help you prevent and control many diseases and conditions. Being overweight can put you at a higher risk of developing health problems, such as: heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, gallstones, breathing problems and certain cancers. If you can maintain a healthy weight, your risk for developing these problems lowers. You will feel good about yourself and will enjoy life with more energy.
Let us help you to maintain a healthy weight with our Optimized Lifestyle meals. So, even if you have had a lapse and slipped back into old habits, it does not mean you have failed. You just need to get back on track. Our meals will help you to get back on track so you can feel better.
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