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8/13/13 8:28 P

I eat red meat once a week at most, and love chili with ground beef, or a nice fat juicy steak. However on many weeks I eat chicken and veggies for 14 of my 21 main meals.

This week, I am having chicken, tomato, and mushroom cooked in olive oil, for lunch, and dinner every single day. I absolutely love boneless skinless chicken thighs from my local Amish meat market. Not a huge fan of chicken breast though. Too low in fat.

This meal to me is like dessert. I love it, and sometimes toss in onions, but probably have eaten something similar 6 days a week for the last 4 years. I don't think I could eat beef this much. I eat about 1.25-1.5 lbs of chicken daily. I would eat it before having a bowl of ice cream. Right now, I am waiting for my brother to wake up from a nap, so we can have dinner, and watch some TV, so I can have more chicken. I am bordering on addiction to I think it would be the same with any food that you eat a lot. Our body adapts, and craves what is available. I no longer want pop, or any seasoning, besides garlic powder, and black pepper. My chicken tastes salty, even though it is just 80 mg per 4 oz servings.

Tastes change, and if you were to eat fish exclusively for a month, you would crave fish. For me chicken is chicken, and preferable to beef right now.

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8/13/13 7:09 P

I eat chicken and fish, but I enjoy beef at least once a week.

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8/13/13 4:03 P

I've always preferred chicken, pork and fish to beef, but they all have a place in my diet. Venison, too.

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8/13/13 3:32 P

Beef is my beef. ;) When I want beef, I eat beef. I love red meat, and likely always will. I eat a lot of chicken, too, but it's not to "replace" beef... it's just a part of my menu.

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8/13/13 2:55 P

I've never liked beef or any red meat for the matter. I only like white meat; chicken, turkey, fish/seafood and occasionally a pork tenderloin.

Easy way to do fish... broil it on the top rack for about 10 mins. You can look up some marinades too if you like. I do one with honey, OJ, soy sauce, fresh ginger and garlic. Or just mix some Greek yogurt and mayo together with either feta or shredded parmesan spread it on top of the fillet and sprinkle on some garlic powder, broil. Just make sure you check it often after the first 5 mins, every 30 seconds or so to make sure it doesn't burn, especially for smaller fillets.

Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 8/13/2013 (15:00)

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8/13/13 1:57 P

Way less fat! Fish too.. but I can't cook the stuff!

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