Millet with chicken, courgette and chives
Last weekend my friend introduced me to millet. She is intolerant to gluten and millet is a gluten free grain - a good alternative to wheat. If you never tried, is similar to rice in terms of cooking and can be eaten savory as an accompaniment, sweet as a dessert (similar to rice pudding) or for breakfast (the equivalent of porridge).
Include millet in your diet as an alternative to other grains so you can get the maximum benefit of a varied diet. Each food has its particular benefits, make sure you vary as much as possible.
If you suffer from hypothyroidism, don't eat too much miller because this grain contains goitrogens. These are substances that suppress thyroid activity and can lead to goite.
1 cup of cooked millet (136g) contains 206Kcal, 2g fat, 41g carbohydrates, 6g protein and 2g fiber.
Try this healthy and light recipe, for your lunch or dinner and get the maximum benefits of millet.
This recipe works well when you have left overs of chicken in your fridge and want to use them for a different and quick meal.
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