Consists of different combinations of about 20 amino acids. The function is: building blocks of cells, muscles, organs, skin, etc. Primarily NOT used for energy.
Examples of Proteins:
Solid or liquid, generally odorless, tasteless, greasy material found in plants and animal tissue. The function in the body is stored, high quality energy.
Examples of Fats:
Nuts & Seeds, including Nut Butters (raw is best)
Meat, Fish & Poultry Fat
Simple combinations of carbon and water are called sugars. The more complex ones are the starches. The most complex ones are fibers. The function is to provide instant, quick energy.
Examples of Good Carbohydrates are Fibers:
Recipe of the Month:
Garlic Lemon Chicken Kabobs
3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
Zest of 1 lemon
3 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
1 tbsp. minced fresh parsley
1 tsp. kosher salt
½ tsp. ground black pepper
1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into ¾-inch pieces
In a medium bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon zest, garlic, parsley, salt and pepper. Add the chicken pieces to the bowl and mix to coat with the marinade. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours and up to 8 hours.
Prepare a medium fire in a grill. If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for at least 20 minutes before use.
Thread the chicken pieces onto skewers and discard the excess marinade. Lightly oil the grill grates. Place the kabobs on the grill, cover, and cook until the chicken is opaque throughout, about 8-12 minutes, turning once or twice during cooking. Transfer to a warmed platter and serve immediately.
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