Our Almond Flour Chicken Strips is one of our many Paleo Meals
If you’re looking for great Paleo meals, you’ll our Almond Flour Chicken Strips! Our chef’s prepare this meal with tender chicken strips coated with almond flour, finely ground, and baked until golden brown. We add a honey mustard sauce with sides of roasted broccoli and roasted jicama. This is a great meal to eat before or after a work out. 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.
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.
Benefits of Jicama:
Jicama is a vegetable composed of about 86 percent to 90 percent water, so it’s naturally low in calories. It’s also low in natural sugars and starch. Therefore, it has a low score on the glycemic index. It fits most diets, including the vegan, Paleo and the ketogenic diet plan.
Some benefits of Jicama include:
- Great Source of Prebiotic Fibers
- Supports Weight Loss and Blood Sugar Control so great for Diabetics
- Helps Increase Immune Function
- Benefits Heart Health
- Great for Digestion
- High in Antioxidant Vitamin C
- Supports Bone Health
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