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Chef Bill McCabe
Personal Chef


Proud Member of American
Personal Chef Association


Enjoy An Apple A Day!

March 27th, 2022 by Chef Bill

To get the most out of apples, wash before eating and leave the skin on — it contains half of the fiber and many of the polyphenols.

1. Apples Are Nutritious
Apples are a good source of fiber and vitamin C. They also contain polyphenols, which may have numerous health benefits.

2. Apples May Be Good for Your Heart
Apples promote heart health in several ways. They’re high in soluble fiber, which helps lower cholesterol. They also have polyphenols, which are linked to lower blood pressure and stroke risk.

3. They’re Linked to a Lower Risk of Diabetes
Eating apples is linked to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes. This is possibly due to their polyphenol antioxidant content.

4. They May Have Prebiotic Effects and Promote Good Gut Bacteria
Apples contain pectin, a type of fiber that acts as a prebiotic. This means it feeds the good bacteria in your gut.

5. Apples Contain Compounds That Can Help Fight Asthma
Apples contain antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds that may help regulate immune responses and protect against asthma.

Apples are also a rich source of polyphenols. While nutrition labels don’t list these plant compounds, they’re likely responsible for many of the health benefits.

My favorite Apple is a nice Crisp Gala Apple!

Happy Eating!

Healthy Menu of the Day

June 22nd, 2022 by Chef Bill

Below is a Healthy Menu for a Family with Children!

Lightened Up Chicken Pot Pies
Butter, onion, flour, celery, carrot, peas, chicken broth, roasted chicken, salt, basil, phyllo dough and egg.
Served with a side of Broccoli

Pan-Fried Tofu Scallops
This crispy pan-fried tofu Scallops is going to change your mind about tofu Seafood almost instantly!
Served with Asian Snap Peas with Red Bell Pepper and Shaved Red Onion

Texas Turkey Wraps with Lentils
Ground Turkey, sweet red peppers, onion, diced tomatoes, corn, BBQ sauce,
chili powder with Sprouted Lentils,
Served with Shredded Lettuce, Cheese, Guacamole and Lettuce Wraps.
Complete Fun Meal!

Texas BBQ. Chicken
Split chicken and roasted till just right brushed with Texas Bbq. Sauce.
Served with Corn on the Cob

Kid Friendly Muffin Tin Meatloaf
(Carrots, onion, garlic, seasoned Bread Cubes)
Savory Turkey meatloaf with added hidden veggies in just the right portion size topped glazed with veggie blend ketchup with a few naked ones.
Served with Brussels Sprouts

Original Blueberry Spinach Salad with Chicken
Baby Spinach, blue cheese crumbles, blueberries – and few cranberries,
Walnuts and Grilled Chicken. Splashed with a Wonderful Vinaigrette

Fresh Healthy Cauliflower

June 4th, 2022 by Chef Bill

Now is a good time of year to Enjoy Cauliflower!

Good-quality cauliflower will have white or slightly off-white heads that are firm with no space between the curds. The leaves should be fresh and green. There is no quality difference between large and small heads. Avoid cauliflower that is soft or wilting, has ivory to light brown coloring or that has small dark spots on the curds. Keep cold and humid and use as soon as possible.

Below is a recipe my clients enjoy!

Popcorn Cauliflower Recipe

Ingredients
• 1 tsp salt .
• 1/4 tsp garlic powder .
• 1/2 tsp paprika .
• 1/4 tsp onion powder .
• 2 tsps stevia .
• 1/4-1/2 tsp turmeric .
• 1 head of cauliflower, cut head into medium sized florets

Mix dry spices together. Place florets in a bowl and lightly spray with an Extra Virgin Olive Oil Spray. Then toss evenly with spice mixture.

Directions
• Step #1 Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
• Step #2 Combine salt, garlic powder, paprika, onion powder, stevia and turmeric.
• Step #3Toss cauliflower with spice mixture, place single layer on a parchment paper lined baking pan.
• Step #4 Bake 30 minutes uncovered.

Happy Eating!

Let Healthy Long Island Broccoli Help You Build a Better Body

October 5th, 2021 by Chef Bill

Broccoli may not be at the top of your favorite-foods list, but it should be. From
boosting immunity to strengthening your skeleton and joints to cutting cancer
risk, here are 10 ways this cruciferous veggie sends your health soaring.
Broccoli might not be the most popular vegetable around, but it’s certainly one of the most
nutritious. Considered a superfood for its nutritional value and disease-fighting properties, broccoli Is high in fiber, antioxidants, B vitamins, vitamins A, C, K, and the mineral iron, all of which are essential for a healthy diet. More recently, broccoli has also been praised for its ability to combat osteoarthritis.
Widely recognized as a cancer fighter, broccoli’s health perks stem throughout the body.
Below is a fantastic broccoli recipe that I prepare often and my clients love it!

Broccoli with Red Pepper Flakes and Toasted Garlic

Ingredients
• 2 teaspoons olive oil
• 6 cups broccoli florets (about 1 head)
• 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
• 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
• 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
• 1/4 cup water

Preparation
Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add broccoli, kosher salt, crushed red pepper, and sliced garlic. Sauté 2 minutes. Add 1/4 cup water. Cover, reduce heat to low, and cook for 2 minutes or until broccoli is crisp-tender.

Nutritional Information
Amount per serving

Calories: 53, Calories from fat: 46%Fat: 2.7g, Saturated fat: 0.4g, Monounsaturated fat: 1.7g, Polyunsaturated fat: 0.4g, Protein: 3.3g, Carbohydrate: 6.4g, Fiber: 3.2g, Cholesterol: 0.0mg, Iron: 1mg, Sodium: 147mg, Calcium: 55mg

Healthy Menu for Your Entire Family!

February 8th, 2021 by Chef Bill

Healthy Chicken Enchiladas
These healthy chicken enchiladas are packed with flavor and nutritious ingredients! The homemade enchilada sauce is the star of this healthy meal.
Served with Mexican Roasted Vegetables are crazy delicious. This healthy side dish pairs perfectly with your favorite Tex-Mex and Mexican meals.

Seafood & Chicken Paella
Seasoned Chicken, Sea Scallops, Shrimp, Paella rice, saffron threads, garlic, sweet onion, bell pepper,
peas, fire roasted tomatoes, chicken stock. Complete Elegant Meal!

Chicken Pot Pies
Butter, onion, flour, celery, carrot, peas, chicken broth, roasted chicken, salt, basil, phyllo dough and egg.
Served with a side of Green Beans

Winner-Winner Chicken Dinner
Organic chickens stuffed with lemon and friends, seasoned with EVOO and rosemary, garlic, and sea salt.
Roasted till golden, cooled and carved. Accompanied with gravy
Served with Roasted Red Skin Potatoes

Turkey Sliders
Turkey tossed with egg, dash of mayo-BBQ sauce, panko and cheddar
Served with Sweet Potato Fries

Greek Salad with Chicken
Romaine, chickpeas, red bell pepper, red onion crumbled feta, olives and grape tomatoes with chicken.
Drizzled with Greek dressing.

Hire a Personal Chef to Improve Your Health

April 29th, 2020 by Chef Bill

Be safe—Be aware—Be informed

At Bills Great Meals, the health, safety, and wellbeing of our community is our top priority. As we all continue to monitor the situation with coronavirus (COVID-19), we have taken numerous steps to be extra vigilant!

Not only is hiring a personal chef a great way to save time and eat delicious meals, but it is also an excellent strategy to improve your health.

Bills Great meals can introduce you to a variety of nutritious foods that you might never think to prepare yourself or not have time to prepare, as well as different styles and ethnicities of cuisine that you’ll love.

With a personal chef, it’s easy to eat healthy because you don’t have to deal with the hassles of grocery shopping, prep work, and cook time.

Having a personal chef in your home allows you to focus more on your job, family, and hobbies. It also helps you embrace your foodie side and enjoy the simple pleasures of delicious cuisine.

If you want to eat healthier, more deliciously, and enjoy more convenient meals on a regular basis.

Contact Bills Great Meals today.
(BGM@Personalchef.com) or 631-630-0705

New Years Resolution 2020

December 2nd, 2019 by Chef Bill

As we enter the new year with our New Year’s
resolutions for 2020, let’s plan on doing it smart this year. January 1st is a
bad time to start a diet. The weather is coldest now and our attempts to
limit calories usually fall short as our bodies crave carbs and protein to
give us energy.

Instead of going on a diet, save your diet plan for March or April when the temperature starts to moderate. Outdoor exercise is easier AND healthier as we soak
up some vitamin D as well as take advantage of more salads and light
meals.

A common question that people have is “Can diet soda actually cause one to
gain weight?” The answer is a surprising yes! If you’re drinking diet soda
and think you can get away with that order of fries or sweets, you just
end up adding on to your calories. The chemicals used to sweeten the diet soda are
universally thought to be bad for us and they trick the body into bad
reactions that often cause you to gain weight. In addition, much has been and is
continuing to be written about our gut bacteria. Recent research indicates
that gut bacteria reacts poorly to artificial sweeteners in diet soda which
likely impacts insulin, there by leading us to weight gain.

So instead of making a new year’s resolution to diet, make a positive change
in your life and give up diet soda. Replace it with plain sparkling water or
Seltzer with lemon or pomegranate. Your body will thank you for it!

To help you with your weight loss via customized “High Protein – Low Carb Meals”.
Please email Bill @ www.personalchefbill.com

Eat Well..Be Well… Chef Bill

Health Benefits of Eating an Apple a Day!

January 20th, 2019 by Chef Bill

Apples are also a rich source of polyphenols. While nutrition labels don’t list these plant compounds, they’re likely responsible for many of the health benefits.

To get the most out of apples, leave the skin on — it contains half of the fiber and many of the polyphenols.

1. Apples Are Nutritious
Apples are a good source of fiber and vitamin C. They also contain polyphenols, which may have numerous health benefits.

2. Apples May Be Good for Your Heart
Apples promote heart health in several ways. They’re high in soluble fiber, which helps lower cholesterol. They also have polyphenols, which are linked to lower blood pressure and stroke risk.

3. They’re Linked to a Lower Risk of Diabetes
Eating apples is linked to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes. This is possibly due to their polyphenol antioxidant content.

4. They May Have Prebiotic Effects and Promote Good Gut Bacteria
Apples contain pectin, a type of fiber that acts as a prebiotic. This means it feeds the good bacteria in your gut.

5. Apples Contain Compounds That Can Help Fight Asthma
Apples contain antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds that may help regulate immune responses and protect against asthma.

New Years Resolutions 2019

January 3rd, 2019 by Chef Bill

As we enter the new year with our New Year’s
resolutions, let’s plan on doing it smart this year. January 1st is a
bad time to start a diet. The weather is coldest now and our attempts to
limit calories usually fall short as our bodies crave carbs and protein to
give us energy.

Instead of going on a diet, save your diet plan for March or April when the temperature starts to moderate. Outdoor exercise is easier AND healthier as we soak
up some vitamin D as well as take advantage of more salads and light
meals.

A common question that people have is “Can diet soda actually cause one to
gain weight?” The answer is a surprising yes! If you’re drinking diet soda
and think you can get away with that order of fries or sweets, you just
end up adding on to your calories. The chemicals used to sweeten the diet soda are
universally thought to be bad for us and they trick the body into bad
reactions that often cause you to gain weight. In addition, much has been and is
continuing to be written about our gut bacteria. Recent research indicates
that gut bacteria reacts poorly to artificial sweeteners in diet soda which
likely impacts insulin, there by leading us to weight gain.

So instead of making a new year’s resolution to diet, make a positive change
in your life and give up diet soda. Replace it with plain sparkling water or
Seltzer with lemon or pomegranate. Your body will thank you for it!

Eat Well… Chef Bill

Healthy Snacking

October 30th, 2018 by Chef Bill

Healthy Fall Snacking:
As fall quietly creeps up on us and summer fades, our eating habits change but it’s not always for the better. The arrival of colder temperatures stirs our bodies to crave more carbs, just like bears and many other animals that are known to over eat and put on pounds to get them through the winter. Although humans have evolved, our metabolism remains rooted in survival techniques that evolved over time. The expression “you can’t fight Mother Nature” comes to mind.

The fall holiday season also brings temptations as we have numerous traditional foods that everyone wants to eat, from the normal excess of thanksgiving to the sweets and sugar binges surrounding Christmas. Follow these tips to try and hold back the worst of the holiday season.

Make sure you keep alternate lower calorie snacks on hand, especially at work where co-workers can quickly change your plans with pastries and candy.

A breakfast of a organic multigrain bread (Dave’s Killer 21 grain organic bread from Costco is outstanding…..as is Dave’s amazing personal tale of addiction and recovery) with almond or peanut butter provides protein and high fiber slow digesting carbs that stick to your ribs and keeps you satisfied longer.

A great snack to bring to work is a hardboiled egg, protein rich and filling.

Try and break at least one bad eating habit you have. If it’s that flavored Starbucks Mocha coffee in the Venti size, make it a short or tall drink instead and cut your calories in half. Better yet, try a plain coffee to save calories and money, it’s a win, win!

Make an effort to get just a little more exercise as the days get shorter and we spend less time outdoors. Take the stairs whenever possible, walk a few blocks more to the next subway or bus stop and get out during the day for at least a little bit of sunshine and fresh air.

While no one wants to diet during the holidays (and would most likely fail if attempted), try these little things to alleviate at some of the effects of poor eating that the holiday season always brings.

Eat Well – Be Well!
Chef Bill