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Type: Recipes   Skills: Health & Safety
Once considered an "adults only" disease, type 2 diabetes is currently an epidemic among young children and adolescents. Obesity may be the single most important factor in the development of type 2 diabetes. Making proper diet and exercise a family priority is an important factor in reducing your child's risk of developing this devastating illness. In this activity, you'll learn a healthier way you can make chicken strips. Healthy Chicken Strips
What We Learn
Help keep your child at a healthy weight
Make weight-control a family affair
Eat a low-fat & low-calorie diet
Watch for symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes & consider early screening if you're concerned
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Ingredients:
1/4 cup seasoned fine bread crumbs
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon garlic powder
4 skinless boneless chicken breasts, sliced in half lengthwise
1 cup egg substitute
Non-stick cooking spray
How-To
Children seem to love eating chicken strips. You can still serve chicken fingers, but by using the following recipe, you'll be serving a healthier version. The reason it's better is because the chicken is baked -- not deep-fried - and it uses an egg substitute instead of whole eggs. It still tastes great and kids absolutely love it.

Remember to get your kids involved in the cooking process. Getting kids involved in creating a meal really makes them much more likely to eat it. Also, the following recipe works great with vegetables. Simply substitute zucchini or carrots for the chicken.

Ingredients:
1/4 cup seasoned fine bread crumbs
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon garlic powder
4 skinless boneless chicken breasts, sliced in half lengthwise
1 cup egg substitute
Non-stick cooking spray

Directions:
Preheat oven 450 degrees F.

Combine 1/4 cup of seasoned fine bread crumbs, 1 tablespoon of paprika, and 1 tablespoon of garlic powder into a shallow dish.

Dip each chicken strip in 1 cup of egg substitute and then roll the chicken strip in the bread crumb mixture.

Arrange the chicken strips on a sheet pan coated with non-stick cooking spray.

Bake the chicken strips for 35 to 45 minutes, or until cooked through. Serve and enjoy.
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