I like hamburger helper on occasion for an easy meal, but I found when I was browning the meat there was so much grease, no matter what percentage mix. When I heard about the new ground chicken I gave that a try - and I like it so much more. There is little or no grease, takes less time to cook (turn it white not brown), it's easier to break into small chunks, and I think it tastes great. Measure out a 1 cup serving, steam some veggies to mix in, and my meal is done!
Of course, you probably don't want to eat pre-packaged food often; but when you do, make it healthier than the package directs. Always measure out your serving and store the rest (in the proper serving size) for future use.
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Leanest meats and fish Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Boneless Skinless Turkey Breast Jennie O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Veal leg, Top Round or Veal Shoulder, arm Lamb Shank Lean Deli Ham Pork Tenderloin (or other lean pork cut) Pork Chop, Sirlion Extra Lean Ground Beef Salmon or flounder Crab Meat Shrimp Tuna canned in water Beef Top Sirloin or Eye Round Steak
I think most people are hesitant to diet because of fear of eating bland, "diet food". I have been more successful by learning how to make my favorite foods in a healthier way so I don't feel deprived of anything. Substitute lean ground turkey or extra lean ground beef for regular ground beef; bake chicken with a crispy coating instead of frying it; etc.
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