Gram counting recipes.

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    Nov 24, 2009 1:11 PM GMT
    I´ve been cooking for about 20 years, but only very recently started counting grams of protein, carbs and fat. Body builders always talk in this short hand, but it leaves normal people confused. SOOO.. Let´s have some recipes that are either already gram counted or very easily adaptable to what people want to take in AND enjoyable to eat.

    I´m still new at the counting thing so probably got it wrong...

    Chicken and mexican beans

    Grill or chargrill a chicken breast of the size you want to top up the protein level you want.

    The beans: protein 19 grams, carbs ?35 grams, fat 1 gram.

    Half a small onion
    a bell pepper
    clove of garlic
    chili powder
    ground cumin
    coriander (seed or fresh)
    half a can of tomatoes or one large/two medium tomatos
    salt and pepper
    1 can of beans (kidney, borlotti etc NOT BAKED BEANS)

    (1) Chop the onion, pepper, garlic and put in a frying pan with a teaspoon of oil. Cook over a medium heat
    (2) Add the chile powder, cumin and coriander, salt , pepper, drained beans and the tomatoes.
    (3) cook until hot.

    THe chicken you stick on to grill as you start doing the beans.. whole thing takes under 20 mins. You can make double quantity of beans and save half for another day.

    This is nice as it has real flavor, and lots of protein without tonnes of carbs. If you want to add more you could eat with rice.
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    Nov 24, 2009 4:01 PM GMT
    The only grams you should be counting while cooking should be the amount of weed in grams should go into the butter to make weed brownies.
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    Nov 25, 2009 10:22 PM GMT
    the only problem with attempting to count carbs, protein, fat, is you need to be more precise about it.

    Weighing ingredients is the only way to be sure, otherwise, you can end up way off

    you also need to spec the packaged product, ie, size and brand, although most are similar in break down they are all slightly different (usually)

    The difference between a 100gram piece of chicken and a 150gram piece while looking almost identical in size the large piece has a lot more calories over all.

    get your self a good set of scales (mains powered preferably) and start using them, they are incredibly handy for weight gain and loss and also for baking icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 04, 2010 3:06 PM GMT
    Ahh, caloric analysis of meals. My favourite cooking magazines have started to do this for me, which is fantastic.

    I have to recommend scales, again. They're one of the MOST used tools in my kitchen, for both diet and cooking purposes (IE, baking). I'm surprised how many people don't have any, or have pathetic, mechanical excuses for scales. If they're not digital, they're not useful.