Optavia Lean and Green Chicken Stuffed with Spinach and Mushrooms
The Lean and Green Stuffed Chicken meal has 1.5 cups of cooked vegetables. This is a delicious weight loss meal. Our chef’s make this meal with tender chicken breast stuffed with green onions, mushrooms, and spinach served with a side of Bacon flavored Jicama Hash. It has less than 20 carbs. It is sure to satisfy you, while facilitating weight loss.
What Is Jicama?
Is jicama a starch? Is it low in calories and carbs? This veggie is composed of about 86 percent to 90 percent water. So it’s naturally low in calories, natural sugars and starch. Therefore, it has a low glycemic index score. Jicama can be part of most diets, including the Optavia Lean and Green, Vegan, Paleo and the ketogenic diet plan. Other jicama nutrition benefits include that it’s a good source of immune system-boostin nutrients such as vitamin C, magnesium, potassium and fiber. Check out a few of the many benefits of adding Jicama to your diet:
First, it a great source of prebiotic fiber.
Although it’s a root veggie, jicama is low in starch, sugar and carbs compared to other vegetables like potatoes. It’s biggest characteristic to health is that it is high in fiber. One serving of jicama will supply almost 25% of your daily recommended serving of fiber. Jicama’s also contains a prebiotic fiber. This type of fiber is great for the gut. It helps grow the good bacteria in the GI tract. Most people need more fiber and prebiotics than they receive from their diets. So, jicama is a great place to start.
Second, it supports weight loss and blood sugar levels.
Why is jicama good for diabetics? As a veggie high in fiber, jicama also has a low glycemic index and is therefore a great starchy vegetable choice for anyone struggling to balance their blood sugar. It may also be helpful for losing weight fast, too. When digested, high-fiber foods also expand in your stomach and absorb water, so it’s important for keeping you full.
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