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Quick, Healthy and Instant Breakfast Recipes for Kids and Teenagers

Quick, Healthy and Instant Breakfast Recipes for Kids and Teenagers
Quick, Healthy and Instant Breakfast Recipes for Kids and Teenagers

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and having a healthy breakfast means you and your kid will have an excellent day. Doctors and experts advise to have breakfast within 1 to 2 hours of waking up and it meets 25-30% of nutritional requirements of a person. Usually children complain of having to eat same Indian breakfast items over and over again. So you can try different egg recipes for breakfast.

To help you cook a nutritious meal for your teenagers and kids, we have come up here with best breakfast choices that you can prepare without scratching your head in morning time. Even you can do some preparation at night to prepare breakfast quickly.

Breakfast ideas and recipes for kids

DOSA/CHEELA

1. Moong Dal Cheela: Healthy and wholesome, the protein rich moong dal cheela or green gram dosa is a perfect breakfast for your kids. Serve it with green or peanut chutney with milk.

2. Besan ka Cheela: This recipe brings a lot of memories of our childhood days as it can be quickly prepared. Add some vegetables to the batter to make it more nutritious. Besan is usually gram or chana flour and it is rich in protein as well as energy. This is one of the quick Indian breakfast items for the morning. Serve it to your child with curd or tomato chutney.

3. Ragi Cheela: This cheela or Dosa is made from Ragi/ wheat flour. It is rich in calcium and can be prepared quickly. Prepare the batter of desired consistency and pour it on Tawa. Add some ghee or oil on Tawa and flip the cheela. Serve it hot with curd.

BREAD & BREAKFAST IDEAS

4. Healthy Pav Bhaji with beetroot: Prepare Bhaji with as many vegetables as you can without adding any color. Now see your child gobble them up. Serve it hot with wheat bread or Pavs.

5. Grilled cheese sandwich: Teenagers and kids love cheese. Most of them love to have it with all the meals offered. Try this grilled sandwich with a filling of vegetables like capsicum, carrot and corn with some extra cheese.

6. Egg and salad sandwich: Lots of parents prefer their child to have eggs for their breakfast. It is rich in protein and offers good boost in morning. Pair egg with some healthy vegetables and bread to make the filling of bread egg sandwich. It is one of the best egg recipes for breakfast for kids.

7. Half egg fry with bread: This is one of the quickest Indian breakfast items and is very nutritious too. Pour some oil over a pan and break eggs on it. Don’t let the egg yellow break and cook it till it is semi-cooked. Remove half a fried egg from the pan and serve it with cooked bread with butter. Half egg fry with bread is one of the best breakfasts that are loved by kids, teenagers and youngsters too.

PARATHAS

8. Methi PARATHA: Methi Parathas are delicious to eat and the best breakfast to have in the morning. Prepare methi dough in night and it will hardly take 5 minutes to make Paratha. Serve it with a bowl of curd.

Try out Potato Paratha, Gajar Paratha, Gobhi Paratha and Beetroot Paratha for the healthy mornings.

You can also try some Idlis, Soya Tikkis/Chaap, Bread Omelette, Dhokla, Egg Paratha, and Milk Shakes for the kids. Try out some smoothies for the busy mornings. Share your experiences and quick breakfast recipe videos with all.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and having a healthy breakfast means you and your kid will have an excellent day. Doctors and experts advise to have breakfast within 1 to 2 hours of waking up and it meets 25-30% of nutritional requirements of a person. Usually children complain of having to eat same Indian breakfast items over and over again. So you can try different egg recipes for breakfast.

To help you cook a nutritious meal for your teenagers and kids, we have come up here with best breakfast choices that you can prepare without scratching your head in morning time. Even you can do some preparation at night to prepare breakfast quickly.

Breakfast ideas and recipes for kids

DOSA/CHEELA

1. Moong Dal Cheela: Healthy and wholesome, the protein rich moong dal cheela or green gram dosa is a perfect breakfast for your kids. Serve it with green or peanut chutney with milk.

2. Besan ka Cheela: This recipe brings a lot of memories of our childhood days as it can be quickly prepared. Add some vegetables to the batter to make it more nutritious. Besan is usually gram or chana flour and it is rich in protein as well as energy. This is one of the quick Indian breakfast items for the morning. Serve it to your child with curd or tomato chutney.

3. Ragi Cheela: This cheela or Dosa is made from Ragi/ wheat flour. It is rich in calcium and can be prepared quickly. Prepare the batter of desired consistency and pour it on Tawa. Add some ghee or oil on Tawa and flip the cheela. Serve it hot with curd.

BREAD & BREAKFAST IDEAS

4. Healthy Pav Bhaji with beetroot: Prepare Bhaji with as many vegetables as you can without adding any color. Now see your child gobble them up. Serve it hot with wheat bread or Pavs.

5. Grilled cheese sandwich: Teenagers and kids love cheese. Most of them love to have it with all the meals offered. Try this grilled sandwich with a filling of vegetables like capsicum, carrot and corn with some extra cheese.

6. Egg and salad sandwich: Lots of parents prefer their child to have eggs for their breakfast. It is rich in protein and offers good boost in morning. Pair egg with some healthy vegetables and bread to make the filling of bread egg sandwich. It is one of the best egg recipes for breakfast for kids.

7. Half egg fry with bread: This is one of the quickest Indian breakfast items and is very nutritious too. Pour some oil over a pan and break eggs on it. Don’t let the egg yellow break and cook it till it is semi-cooked. Remove half a fried egg from the pan and serve it with cooked bread with butter. Half egg fry with bread is one of the best breakfasts that are loved by kids, teenagers and youngsters too.

PARATHAS

8. Methi PARATHA: Methi Parathas are delicious to eat and the best breakfast to have in the morning. Prepare methi dough in night and it will hardly take 5 minutes to make Paratha. Serve it with a bowl of curd.

Try out Potato Paratha, Gajar Paratha, Gobhi Paratha and Beetroot Paratha for the healthy mornings.

You can also try some Idlis, Soya Tikkis/Chaap, Bread Omelette, Dhokla, Egg Paratha, and Milk Shakes for the kids. Try out some smoothies for the busy mornings. Share your experiences and quick breakfast recipe videos with all.

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Two Chia Seed Protein Pudding Recipes

Two Chia Seed Protein Pudding Recipes
Two Chia Seed Protein Pudding Recipes

I was introduced to chia seed pudding a few years ago and instantly fell in love. A healthy alternative to regular pudding? Yes, please! I love “healthifying” my favorite foods that aren’t so healthy for you so this was right up my alley. I tried a few chia seed pudding recipes and started to develop my own. Most of the recipes I found didn’t have protein added to them so I decided to boost mine with protein. Chia seed protein pudding packs a healthy punch. It’s loaded with healthy nutrients which makes it a great option for either breakfast or a healthy dessert.

Chia Seeds are a good source of plant based omega-3s, fiber calcium and iron. They also have small amounts of phosphorous, manganese, potassium and copper. I love their “crunchy” texture. They almost remind me of tapioca but they’re much healthier for you.

Chia seeds can be eaten raw or cooked. I recommend eating them after they’ve either been soaked (like in a pudding recipe) or cooked because these seeds expand once they’ve been hydrated. Eating them dry can lead to them expanding in your throat which may give you a slightly weird feeling. One of the big benefits is the fiber content which will help give you a feeling of fullness leading to better satiety.

Chia Protein Pudding Recipe 1: Vanilla, Almond + Coconut

Serves 4:

8 T Chia Seeds

2 C Almond Milk (or milk of choice)

2 T Madagascar Vanilla Extract (I love this vanilla extract because of it’s deep flavor.)

4 T Shredded Coconut (plus a little extra to sprinkle on top)

2 T Maple Syrup (or honey)

4 Scoops Protein Powder (I used grass-fed whey vanilla but you can use your favorite animal or plant based protein powder – about 20g per scoop)

4 T Almonds

*If you like a creamier taste, use vanilla flavored almond milk or toasted coconut almond milk by Califia farms to get a richer taste.

How To:

– Mix seeds, almond milk, vanilla extract, coconut and maple syrup until fully combined.

– Add in protein powder and mix in with a whisk to break it up. Keep mixing until you don’t have any clumps of protein powder in mixture.

– Pour evenly into 4 cups and place in refrigerator for about 15 minutes.

– Take out of refrigerator and give each chia seed protein pudding a stir to make sure the chia seeds are fully incorporated (sometimes they’ll sink to the bottom).

– Return to refrigerator and let sit for a few hours or overnight until mixture has become pudding or gel like.

– When ready to eat, sprinkle almonds and extra coconut on top and enjoy.

Chia Protein Pudding Recipe 2: Double Chocolate Cacao

Serves 4:

4 Scoops Chocolate Protein (animal or plant based)

4 T Cacao Nibs (plus extra to garnish)

4 T Chocolate Covered Hemp Seeds (you could use semi-sweet chips but you won’t get the benefit of the hemp)

2 T Maple Syrup or Honey

8 T Chia Seeds

2 C Almond Milk

*If you like chocolate + peanut butter, add 1 T of peanut butter (or almond butter) to the mixture for that chocolate + nut flavor.

How To:

Use the same how to instructions as above for the Vanilla, Almond, Coconut pudding.

Once the pudding is finished, sprinkle cacao nibs on top and enjoy!

I make these recipes often for breakfast because they’re an easy make ahead meal prep option. Then you can eat quickly or grab and go before heading out the door. I also enjoy them as a snack or healthy dessert if I’m craving something a little sweet. Enjoy them however you like and feel free to get creative with the recipes as you see fit.

I was introduced to chia seed pudding a few years ago and instantly fell in love. A healthy alternative to regular pudding? Yes, please! I love “healthifying” my favorite foods that aren’t so healthy for you so this was right up my alley. I tried a few chia seed pudding recipes and started to develop my own. Most of the recipes I found didn’t have protein added to them so I decided to boost mine with protein. Chia seed protein pudding packs a healthy punch. It’s loaded with healthy nutrients which makes it a great option for either breakfast or a healthy dessert.

Chia Seeds are a good source of plant based omega-3s, fiber calcium and iron. They also have small amounts of phosphorous, manganese, potassium and copper. I love their “crunchy” texture. They almost remind me of tapioca but they’re much healthier for you.

Chia seeds can be eaten raw or cooked. I recommend eating them after they’ve either been soaked (like in a pudding recipe) or cooked because these seeds expand once they’ve been hydrated. Eating them dry can lead to them expanding in your throat which may give you a slightly weird feeling. One of the big benefits is the fiber content which will help give you a feeling of fullness leading to better satiety.

Chia Protein Pudding Recipe 1: Vanilla, Almond + Coconut

Serves 4:

8 T Chia Seeds

2 C Almond Milk (or milk of choice)

2 T Madagascar Vanilla Extract (I love this vanilla extract because of it’s deep flavor.)

4 T Shredded Coconut (plus a little extra to sprinkle on top)

2 T Maple Syrup (or honey)

4 Scoops Protein Powder (I used grass-fed whey vanilla but you can use your favorite animal or plant based protein powder – about 20g per scoop)

4 T Almonds

*If you like a creamier taste, use vanilla flavored almond milk or toasted coconut almond milk by Califia farms to get a richer taste.

How To:

– Mix seeds, almond milk, vanilla extract, coconut and maple syrup until fully combined.

– Add in protein powder and mix in with a whisk to break it up. Keep mixing until you don’t have any clumps of protein powder in mixture.

– Pour evenly into 4 cups and place in refrigerator for about 15 minutes.

– Take out of refrigerator and give each chia seed protein pudding a stir to make sure the chia seeds are fully incorporated (sometimes they’ll sink to the bottom).

– Return to refrigerator and let sit for a few hours or overnight until mixture has become pudding or gel like.

– When ready to eat, sprinkle almonds and extra coconut on top and enjoy.

Chia Protein Pudding Recipe 2: Double Chocolate Cacao

Serves 4:

4 Scoops Chocolate Protein (animal or plant based)

4 T Cacao Nibs (plus extra to garnish)

4 T Chocolate Covered Hemp Seeds (you could use semi-sweet chips but you won’t get the benefit of the hemp)

2 T Maple Syrup or Honey

8 T Chia Seeds

2 C Almond Milk

*If you like chocolate + peanut butter, add 1 T of peanut butter (or almond butter) to the mixture for that chocolate + nut flavor.

How To:

Use the same how to instructions as above for the Vanilla, Almond, Coconut pudding.

Once the pudding is finished, sprinkle cacao nibs on top and enjoy!

I make these recipes often for breakfast because they’re an easy make ahead meal prep option. Then you can eat quickly or grab and go before heading out the door. I also enjoy them as a snack or healthy dessert if I’m craving something a little sweet. Enjoy them however you like and feel free to get creative with the recipes as you see fit.

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3 Drool-Worthy Herbs and Spices Crockpot Recipes to Try

3 Drool-Worthy Herbs and Spices Crockpot Recipes to Try
3 Drool-Worthy Herbs and Spices Crockpot Recipes to Try

Using a crockpot for cooking is perfect for anyone who wants to come home to a delicious home-cooked meal. If you have a full time job but still want to cook and eat healthy food, a slow cooker is just what you need. To make usual stews and soups healthier and more flavorful, make it a habit to add all-natural herbs and spices to your recipes. Get creative for more unique and drool-worthy meals!

Here are 3 herbs and spices crockpot recipes that you need to try now:

1. Crockpot Chili Chicken

What you need:

  • 3 boneless and skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cups diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups green salsa
  • 2 cups white beans
  • 1 3/4 cups corn kernels
  • 1 3/4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon green chile peppers
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste

In your slow cooker, combine the onion, diced tomatoes, green salsa, white beans, corn, chicken broth, chile peppers, oregano and cumin. Stir until all ingredients are well-combined. Lay the chicken breasts on top of the mixture. Toss to coat. Cook on low for 6-8 hours, until chicken shreds easily with a fork. When ready, completely shred chicken, return to slow cooker and stir. Serve warm.

2. Herb-Crusted Slow Cooker Pork Roast

What you need:

  • 1/2 kg. pork roast (trimmed of fat)
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano

Mix together ginger, garlic powder, salt, celery salt, black pepper, mustard, basil thyme and oregano in a small bowl. On the fat side of the roast, cut 1/4-inch deep slits about 1 1/2 inches apart. Rub the herb mixture all over the roast, making sure it is completely covered. Place the meat on the slow cooker. Pour wine over it then drizzle with honey. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or until pork roast is tender.

3. Onion and Celery Crockpot Stuffing

What you need:

  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 12 cups white bread, cubed
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 2 cups chopped celery
  • 1 cup mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon sage
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning

Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat then sauté the onion, celery, mushrooms and parsley until tender. Place the vegetable in a large bowl, adding the bread, salt, pepper, thyme, marjoram, sage and poultry seasoning. Toss to mix ingredients well. Add broth and eggs. Transfer everything to a slow cooker and cook on high heat for 40-50 minutes. Reduce the heat to low then cook for another 6-8 hours.

Try these drool-worthy herbs and spices slow cooker recipes and enjoy a healthy and fulfilling meal.

Using a crockpot for cooking is perfect for anyone who wants to come home to a delicious home-cooked meal. If you have a full time job but still want to cook and eat healthy food, a slow cooker is just what you need. To make usual stews and soups healthier and more flavorful, make it a habit to add all-natural herbs and spices to your recipes. Get creative for more unique and drool-worthy meals!

Here are 3 herbs and spices crockpot recipes that you need to try now:

1. Crockpot Chili Chicken

What you need:

  • 3 boneless and skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cups diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups green salsa
  • 2 cups white beans
  • 1 3/4 cups corn kernels
  • 1 3/4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon green chile peppers
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste

In your slow cooker, combine the onion, diced tomatoes, green salsa, white beans, corn, chicken broth, chile peppers, oregano and cumin. Stir until all ingredients are well-combined. Lay the chicken breasts on top of the mixture. Toss to coat. Cook on low for 6-8 hours, until chicken shreds easily with a fork. When ready, completely shred chicken, return to slow cooker and stir. Serve warm.

2. Herb-Crusted Slow Cooker Pork Roast

What you need:

  • 1/2 kg. pork roast (trimmed of fat)
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano

Mix together ginger, garlic powder, salt, celery salt, black pepper, mustard, basil thyme and oregano in a small bowl. On the fat side of the roast, cut 1/4-inch deep slits about 1 1/2 inches apart. Rub the herb mixture all over the roast, making sure it is completely covered. Place the meat on the slow cooker. Pour wine over it then drizzle with honey. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or until pork roast is tender.

3. Onion and Celery Crockpot Stuffing

What you need:

  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 12 cups white bread, cubed
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 2 cups chopped celery
  • 1 cup mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon sage
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning

Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat then sauté the onion, celery, mushrooms and parsley until tender. Place the vegetable in a large bowl, adding the bread, salt, pepper, thyme, marjoram, sage and poultry seasoning. Toss to mix ingredients well. Add broth and eggs. Transfer everything to a slow cooker and cook on high heat for 40-50 minutes. Reduce the heat to low then cook for another 6-8 hours.

Try these drool-worthy herbs and spices slow cooker recipes and enjoy a healthy and fulfilling meal.

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How to Flavor Barley, Cooking Ideas For This Healthy Whole Grain

How to Flavor Barley, Cooking Ideas For This Healthy Whole Grain
How to Flavor Barley, Cooking Ideas For This Healthy Whole Grain

Barley is a plant that can withstand extremes in temperature and has a short growing season. About 95% of the barley grown in America is used for animal food or to make beer. Like all grains the outer husk of barley must be removed to make it edible. Whole grain barley (hulled barley) is the most nutritious form and the best to buy.

Unfortunately, most grocery stores carry pearled barley, which is more processed. The size determines how much of the bran and germ have been removed. The larger the pearl, the less it has been milled and the more nutrients and fiber it has retained. Whole grain barley can be found at health food stores. It has three times as much protein as rice, and like oats it can help lower cholesterol. You should also know that it contains small amounts of gluten.

You can get barley flakes and cook it as an alternative to hot oatmeal. Like oatmeal, it can be spiced with cinnamon and complemented with raisins or berries. You may also use it as a substitute for oats when making cookies. Bob’s Red Mill is one producer that includes the bran and germ and, thus, maintains the grain’s nutritional value. Without these parts, you are left with the same starch as found in white flour.

Speaking of flour, you may substitute up to ½ cup of barley flour for every 2-3 cups of regular flour called for in a bread or other recipe. Try this easy muffin recipe, which uses just barley flour. Whisk together 1 cup of barley flour with 1½ teaspoon of baking powder, ¼ teaspoon salt and 1 tablespoon of sugar. Separately beat together an egg, 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil and ½ cup of water. Add the dry ingredients and stir in 1/3 cup of raisins. Bake at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes (until browned) by filling muffin liners half full. It should make 6 muffins. Like white flour, barley flour may be used as a thickener. Try it the next time you make a gravy or sauce.

You end up having to cook whole-grain barley longer than the pearl barley. It can take up to double the time to cook, in fact, which I’m guessing is why it hasn’t become as popular as other starches. You can reduce the time by soaking it overnight (if you are good about planning ahead). However, a pressure cooker will reduce the time to about 40 minutes. While other grains double in size when cooked, barley expands to about four times its grain size.

Because it takes so long to cook, most recipes require that you make it before adding it to other foods, unless you are using a crock pot. So if you are just adding it to stews, soups, salads or casseroles, you need to cook it first. It has a great nutty taste that is hard not to like. Combine it with parsnips to expand that nutty flavor. For vegetarians it also adds a chewy texture that makes up for the lack of meat. Adding beans to the pot makes for a complete protein and makes for more leftovers.

If you have a favorite recipe that involves potatoes or rice or pasta, give it an added twist by substituting these starches with barley. It will be a nice surprise for both you and your family. Barley can handle any kind of spice you want to throw at it, whether it involves hot peppers or lightly aromatic herbs. I like using Szechuan peppers with barley, along with thyme and sage. Whether you sweeten the flavor with cinnamon for breakfast or use it in a hardy soup, feel free to spice up barley with any of your favorite seasonings.

Barley is a plant that can withstand extremes in temperature and has a short growing season. About 95% of the barley grown in America is used for animal food or to make beer. Like all grains the outer husk of barley must be removed to make it edible. Whole grain barley (hulled barley) is the most nutritious form and the best to buy.

Unfortunately, most grocery stores carry pearled barley, which is more processed. The size determines how much of the bran and germ have been removed. The larger the pearl, the less it has been milled and the more nutrients and fiber it has retained. Whole grain barley can be found at health food stores. It has three times as much protein as rice, and like oats it can help lower cholesterol. You should also know that it contains small amounts of gluten.

You can get barley flakes and cook it as an alternative to hot oatmeal. Like oatmeal, it can be spiced with cinnamon and complemented with raisins or berries. You may also use it as a substitute for oats when making cookies. Bob’s Red Mill is one producer that includes the bran and germ and, thus, maintains the grain’s nutritional value. Without these parts, you are left with the same starch as found in white flour.

Speaking of flour, you may substitute up to ½ cup of barley flour for every 2-3 cups of regular flour called for in a bread or other recipe. Try this easy muffin recipe, which uses just barley flour. Whisk together 1 cup of barley flour with 1½ teaspoon of baking powder, ¼ teaspoon salt and 1 tablespoon of sugar. Separately beat together an egg, 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil and ½ cup of water. Add the dry ingredients and stir in 1/3 cup of raisins. Bake at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes (until browned) by filling muffin liners half full. It should make 6 muffins. Like white flour, barley flour may be used as a thickener. Try it the next time you make a gravy or sauce.

You end up having to cook whole-grain barley longer than the pearl barley. It can take up to double the time to cook, in fact, which I’m guessing is why it hasn’t become as popular as other starches. You can reduce the time by soaking it overnight (if you are good about planning ahead). However, a pressure cooker will reduce the time to about 40 minutes. While other grains double in size when cooked, barley expands to about four times its grain size.

Because it takes so long to cook, most recipes require that you make it before adding it to other foods, unless you are using a crock pot. So if you are just adding it to stews, soups, salads or casseroles, you need to cook it first. It has a great nutty taste that is hard not to like. Combine it with parsnips to expand that nutty flavor. For vegetarians it also adds a chewy texture that makes up for the lack of meat. Adding beans to the pot makes for a complete protein and makes for more leftovers.

If you have a favorite recipe that involves potatoes or rice or pasta, give it an added twist by substituting these starches with barley. It will be a nice surprise for both you and your family. Barley can handle any kind of spice you want to throw at it, whether it involves hot peppers or lightly aromatic herbs. I like using Szechuan peppers with barley, along with thyme and sage. Whether you sweeten the flavor with cinnamon for breakfast or use it in a hardy soup, feel free to spice up barley with any of your favorite seasonings.

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Diet Plans – 3 Deadly Mistakes That Can Sabotage Diet Plans

Diet Plans – 3 Deadly Mistakes That Can Sabotage Diet Plans
Diet Plans – 3 Deadly Mistakes That Can Sabotage Diet Plans

If you’re on a diet right now you are probably looking to lose a few pounds, but watch out. There are 3 deadly mistakes that kill diet plans and are easy to make, turning a healthy diet and even healthy recipes into one that actually harms our bodies.

Furthermore, one of these mistakes can actually cause you to gain weight!

The first thing to do when considering a diet is change the words you use from ‘diet’ to ‘getting healthy’.

The word ‘diet’ signifies losing. The phrase ‘getting healthy’ signifies winning.

It’s a mindset thing.

The next thing to do is to change the way you look at food. It is nutrition for your body and unfortunately, many added ingredients can change healthy food into unhealthy food without us ever realizing it.

The problem for most of us is we’re so busy that we run into the grocery store, grab what we perceive as healthy and end up eating food that sabotages our health instead.

These are the most common and even deadly mistakes people make while on a diet.

Mistake #1 – Consume food listed as “diet food”, “healthy” or “all natural” without reading the labels.

Marketers are good at writing up the benefits of certain ingredients in manufactured food products. Using words and phrases like ‘all natural”, ‘loaded with antioxidants’ and ‘low sugar’ and ‘low calorie’ draw us like a magnet to products that can actually be bad for us.

It’s an easy mistake to make because marketers are good at shouting the health benefits without mentioning the not so healthy aspects.

For example, did you know that many yogurt products contain loads of sugar?

What to do instead: Look at the label for ingredients. Shockingly many so called health food includes sugar in the first 2-3 ingredients! Even if it’s a small percent of the ingredients, eating sugar will turn on your appetite so you are hungry again in a short period of time. This is a good way to sabotage your diet.

Look for words like dextrose, sugar, high fructose corn syrup, maltrose, or any derivative of these sugar names that might show up. If it’s got it, avoid it.

In addition, note what’s in the ingredients of products touted as “all natural”. Nuts, oats and honey are all natural and normally healthy foods. But when the manufacturer adds high fructose corn syrup it turns the whole mix into food that can actually make you gain weight.

Tip: Avoid foods with artificial sweeteners if at all possible. Many researchers today also suspect that artificial sweeteners have the same effect, just without the calories.

Mistake #2 – Not washing fruit and vegetables before you eat them

No matter how healthy the product, toxins can appear in the form of left over pesticides or contamination that happens along the way from farm to store.

Even organic food may have residue from natural fertilizers that can poison your system through bacteria or toxins that are certainly ‘natural’ but not very healthy.

Boric acid is natural and keeps pests away. But, you don’t want to eat it. Boric acid is categorized as a poison, so it can have adverse effects on people and animals.

Washing before you eat is a good way to have healthy results from your diet.

Mistake #3 – Leaving all fat out of your meals

We have been trained by the media to think all fats are bad, but nothing could be further from the truth.

We all need fat for energy and satiation, particularly as we diet.

There are good fats that help reduce cholesterol, boost energy and most importantly help you feel satisfied so you don’t go back for second and third helpings or feel hungry again after an hour or so. That is key to keeping weight down.

Try sautéing or brushing foods with a little olive oil and then grill or pan sauté.

Avocado oil, which you can buy in a spray form to make it easy to use, is extra tasty on a salad when combined with a little lemon juice, salt and pepper. Toss the salad to blend.

A great source of nutritious fat is to use mashed avocado in place of mayonnaise. Avocados are loaded with the good fats that lower cholesterol and are an excellent source of potassium (containing more per ounce than bananas). In addition, avocados are rich in vitamin K, Vitamin B9, vitamin B6, vitamin B5 vitamin C, and vitamin E. Take ¼ avocado, add a tiny bit of lemon juice to keep the color if you aren’t going to consume it immediately and then mash. That’s it!

Tip: don’t use diet mayonnaise as it often has sugar and other unhealthy ingredients.

A good diet is a natural remedy for weight loss and improving your diet for long term results.

To get healthy and stay healthy you need to feed your brain regularly with information, education and inspiration. When you do, you significantly increase the chance that those diet plans are going to work this time!

If you’re on a diet right now you are probably looking to lose a few pounds, but watch out. There are 3 deadly mistakes that kill diet plans and are easy to make, turning a healthy diet and even healthy recipes into one that actually harms our bodies.

Furthermore, one of these mistakes can actually cause you to gain weight!

The first thing to do when considering a diet is change the words you use from ‘diet’ to ‘getting healthy’.

The word ‘diet’ signifies losing. The phrase ‘getting healthy’ signifies winning.

It’s a mindset thing.

The next thing to do is to change the way you look at food. It is nutrition for your body and unfortunately, many added ingredients can change healthy food into unhealthy food without us ever realizing it.

The problem for most of us is we’re so busy that we run into the grocery store, grab what we perceive as healthy and end up eating food that sabotages our health instead.

These are the most common and even deadly mistakes people make while on a diet.

Mistake #1 – Consume food listed as “diet food”, “healthy” or “all natural” without reading the labels.

Marketers are good at writing up the benefits of certain ingredients in manufactured food products. Using words and phrases like ‘all natural”, ‘loaded with antioxidants’ and ‘low sugar’ and ‘low calorie’ draw us like a magnet to products that can actually be bad for us.

It’s an easy mistake to make because marketers are good at shouting the health benefits without mentioning the not so healthy aspects.

For example, did you know that many yogurt products contain loads of sugar?

What to do instead: Look at the label for ingredients. Shockingly many so called health food includes sugar in the first 2-3 ingredients! Even if it’s a small percent of the ingredients, eating sugar will turn on your appetite so you are hungry again in a short period of time. This is a good way to sabotage your diet.

Look for words like dextrose, sugar, high fructose corn syrup, maltrose, or any derivative of these sugar names that might show up. If it’s got it, avoid it.

In addition, note what’s in the ingredients of products touted as “all natural”. Nuts, oats and honey are all natural and normally healthy foods. But when the manufacturer adds high fructose corn syrup it turns the whole mix into food that can actually make you gain weight.

Tip: Avoid foods with artificial sweeteners if at all possible. Many researchers today also suspect that artificial sweeteners have the same effect, just without the calories.

Mistake #2 – Not washing fruit and vegetables before you eat them

No matter how healthy the product, toxins can appear in the form of left over pesticides or contamination that happens along the way from farm to store.

Even organic food may have residue from natural fertilizers that can poison your system through bacteria or toxins that are certainly ‘natural’ but not very healthy.

Boric acid is natural and keeps pests away. But, you don’t want to eat it. Boric acid is categorized as a poison, so it can have adverse effects on people and animals.

Washing before you eat is a good way to have healthy results from your diet.

Mistake #3 – Leaving all fat out of your meals

We have been trained by the media to think all fats are bad, but nothing could be further from the truth.

We all need fat for energy and satiation, particularly as we diet.

There are good fats that help reduce cholesterol, boost energy and most importantly help you feel satisfied so you don’t go back for second and third helpings or feel hungry again after an hour or so. That is key to keeping weight down.

Try sautéing or brushing foods with a little olive oil and then grill or pan sauté.

Avocado oil, which you can buy in a spray form to make it easy to use, is extra tasty on a salad when combined with a little lemon juice, salt and pepper. Toss the salad to blend.

A great source of nutritious fat is to use mashed avocado in place of mayonnaise. Avocados are loaded with the good fats that lower cholesterol and are an excellent source of potassium (containing more per ounce than bananas). In addition, avocados are rich in vitamin K, Vitamin B9, vitamin B6, vitamin B5 vitamin C, and vitamin E. Take ¼ avocado, add a tiny bit of lemon juice to keep the color if you aren’t going to consume it immediately and then mash. That’s it!

Tip: don’t use diet mayonnaise as it often has sugar and other unhealthy ingredients.

A good diet is a natural remedy for weight loss and improving your diet for long term results.

To get healthy and stay healthy you need to feed your brain regularly with information, education and inspiration. When you do, you significantly increase the chance that those diet plans are going to work this time!

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How To Create Healthy Powerhouse Sandwich Recipes

How To Create Healthy Powerhouse Sandwich Recipes
How To Create Healthy Powerhouse Sandwich Recipes

Making healthy sandwiches allows you the opportunity to utilize your creative talents in the kitchen once again. Sandwiches can be created as an entire meal, providing all the nutrients necessary for your healthy living.

To create a healthy powerhouse sandwich, use your imagination, by including herbs such as fresh basil leaves, cilantro or fresh parsley. Fresh watercress gives a sandwich a great nippy taste; in addition it gives an appealing look and has virtually no calories. Did you know that watercress is a good source of beta carotene, calcium, iron and potassium?

Fresh chives, which contain sulphur oil (which may lower blood pressure if one consistently eats a large amount), fresh romaine lettuce, is low in calories and high in fiber. Try to choose the dark green leafy lettuce; spinach which is full of vitamin A and folate, and high in Vitamin C and potassium, is an excellent choice for sandwiches as it is also a vegetarian source of protein.

When creating your sandwiches, try using sliced whole rings of green, red, or yellow peppers, as they are not only colourful, but an excellent low calorie source of Vitamin C.

Try using sandwich style sliced dill pickles (patted dry)or cucumbers sliced. Crisp fresh snow peas, are low in calories and high in Vitamins A and C. Snow peas, besides containing protein, help to create a nutritionally complete meal when combined with whole grain products.

Sliced beef steak tomatoes make a great addition to any sandwich. Try using asparagus or green capers on top of your filler. We have only the a few “green” and some red vegetable and herb ideas to season your sandwiches.

Fillings for healthy sandwiches are where we need to use care in calorie use. Always use a light Miracle Whip, light cream cheese or Dijon mustard. Light Miracle Whip and cream cheese taste just as good as the regular products and are one half or less than the calories and fat.

The most favorite fillings for sandwiches are hard boiled eggs, tuna, shrimp, roast beef, thinly sliced ham, smoked salmon in thin slices with cream cheese and capers, various light cheeses, such as Edam, Light Mozzarella, Provolone, Asiago, avocado sliced or in a spread, artichoke tapenade, Black Forest Ham, chicken salad spread, chicken breast slices,

Avocados, which incidentally, are fruits, are high in the “good” fats, meaning mono-saturated, but always remember they are high in calories and fats. These are only a few ideas, but, add the greens previously mentioned and you will have a deluxe healthy sandwich when a good protein is added to your greens.

The last item I will write about is bread, one of the most important items. The healthy breads to look for are logically the ones that contain whole grains, oat, flax, spelt bread, rye bread. These breads contain the “good” carbohydrates that constitute a healthy food choice.

White flour breads have no nutritional value for our bodies. Please try to introduce these good choice breads to your children at any early age, so they will become accustomed to eating healthy bread for healthy living.

Creating healthy appealing powerhouse sandwiches is a learned craft; you will be using all the necessary nutrients of a healthy meal for healthy living. There are a multitude of other types of healthy sandwiches, party sandwiches, rolled sandwiches, pinwheel roll-up sandwiches and even wraps to enjoy creating for you and your family.

You will be surprised at just how creativity bursts out in you when you start making these healthy recipes. These breads taste marvelous, but, it is sometimes a chore to talk children into them. Start children with a good 100% whole wheat bread that is fresh. I am certain that once you add the choice of good healthy items for the sandwich covered with the good bread, your child will love it. Later on, you can slowly introduce other varieties to him/her.

Fortunately, we now have available to us bagels, crusties, and many breads with 100% whole wheat plus many other nutrients in the breads for healthy living.

If you are making sandwiches with sauces, it is easy to eliminate butter or margarine. Replace it with mustard, low-calorie Mayonnaise, light cream cheese. It will eliminate 100 calories to your sandwich.

We have given you a start on your creative power sandwich making. Use your imagination and run with it.

Learn all about the healthy vegetables and how to use them for power sandwich making for healthy living.

Making healthy sandwiches allows you the opportunity to utilize your creative talents in the kitchen once again. Sandwiches can be created as an entire meal, providing all the nutrients necessary for your healthy living.

To create a healthy powerhouse sandwich, use your imagination, by including herbs such as fresh basil leaves, cilantro or fresh parsley. Fresh watercress gives a sandwich a great nippy taste; in addition it gives an appealing look and has virtually no calories. Did you know that watercress is a good source of beta carotene, calcium, iron and potassium?

Fresh chives, which contain sulphur oil (which may lower blood pressure if one consistently eats a large amount), fresh romaine lettuce, is low in calories and high in fiber. Try to choose the dark green leafy lettuce; spinach which is full of vitamin A and folate, and high in Vitamin C and potassium, is an excellent choice for sandwiches as it is also a vegetarian source of protein.

When creating your sandwiches, try using sliced whole rings of green, red, or yellow peppers, as they are not only colourful, but an excellent low calorie source of Vitamin C.

Try using sandwich style sliced dill pickles (patted dry)or cucumbers sliced. Crisp fresh snow peas, are low in calories and high in Vitamins A and C. Snow peas, besides containing protein, help to create a nutritionally complete meal when combined with whole grain products.

Sliced beef steak tomatoes make a great addition to any sandwich. Try using asparagus or green capers on top of your filler. We have only the a few “green” and some red vegetable and herb ideas to season your sandwiches.

Fillings for healthy sandwiches are where we need to use care in calorie use. Always use a light Miracle Whip, light cream cheese or Dijon mustard. Light Miracle Whip and cream cheese taste just as good as the regular products and are one half or less than the calories and fat.

The most favorite fillings for sandwiches are hard boiled eggs, tuna, shrimp, roast beef, thinly sliced ham, smoked salmon in thin slices with cream cheese and capers, various light cheeses, such as Edam, Light Mozzarella, Provolone, Asiago, avocado sliced or in a spread, artichoke tapenade, Black Forest Ham, chicken salad spread, chicken breast slices,

Avocados, which incidentally, are fruits, are high in the “good” fats, meaning mono-saturated, but always remember they are high in calories and fats. These are only a few ideas, but, add the greens previously mentioned and you will have a deluxe healthy sandwich when a good protein is added to your greens.

The last item I will write about is bread, one of the most important items. The healthy breads to look for are logically the ones that contain whole grains, oat, flax, spelt bread, rye bread. These breads contain the “good” carbohydrates that constitute a healthy food choice.

White flour breads have no nutritional value for our bodies. Please try to introduce these good choice breads to your children at any early age, so they will become accustomed to eating healthy bread for healthy living.

Creating healthy appealing powerhouse sandwiches is a learned craft; you will be using all the necessary nutrients of a healthy meal for healthy living. There are a multitude of other types of healthy sandwiches, party sandwiches, rolled sandwiches, pinwheel roll-up sandwiches and even wraps to enjoy creating for you and your family.

You will be surprised at just how creativity bursts out in you when you start making these healthy recipes. These breads taste marvelous, but, it is sometimes a chore to talk children into them. Start children with a good 100% whole wheat bread that is fresh. I am certain that once you add the choice of good healthy items for the sandwich covered with the good bread, your child will love it. Later on, you can slowly introduce other varieties to him/her.

Fortunately, we now have available to us bagels, crusties, and many breads with 100% whole wheat plus many other nutrients in the breads for healthy living.

If you are making sandwiches with sauces, it is easy to eliminate butter or margarine. Replace it with mustard, low-calorie Mayonnaise, light cream cheese. It will eliminate 100 calories to your sandwich.

We have given you a start on your creative power sandwich making. Use your imagination and run with it.

Learn all about the healthy vegetables and how to use them for power sandwich making for healthy living.

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Choosing The Right Kind Of Healthy Dog Food

Choosing The Right Kind Of Healthy Dog Food
Choosing The Right Kind Of Healthy Dog Food

When it comes to choosing the right kind of healthy dog food you may find that it is more difficult than you first thought. Certainly most of the dog foods that you find available in your local pet or grocery store contain large amounts of preservatives as well as being over processed. Therefore in order to help you find the most healthiest dog food for your beloved pet we provide you with some tips below.

Firstly you need to understand what your dog’s diet should be made up of. It is important that you provide your dog with ample amounts of protein (40%), fiber (30%) and starch (30%). Therefore look only for those dog foods which contain these amounts of ingredients within their formula. Also when looking at the label ensure that the first ingredient that is listed is some form of protein (pork, chicken etc) and is not made up from meat by products. You will often find that some of the cheaper dog foods will least a meat ingredient first but then just below will provide details of by products and fillers that have also been used to make the food that they produce. Be wary as this means that you will not be provided with sufficient amounts of meat (protein) which your dog requires to remain fit and healthy.

Secondly look at what preservatives the dog food manufacturers are producing. Certainly they are essential as they help to keep the food from going and so remaining edible. However they do not need to be ones which are made from artificial substances as these could actually cause serious health issues for your dog in later life. Instead look for those foods which use Vitamins E and C within them as they are not only great for preserving food but are also much better for your dog as well.

If you can afford to then choose only premium brand foods such as Eukanuba, Iams or Hill’s as these contain the most healthiest of all ingredients that you are likely to find in dog food today. Plus they also provide a wide range of foods that are suitable for dogs of all ages and when they reach certain stages in their lives.

However if you really want to ensure that your dog only eats healthy dog food then you could consider making your own. Today if you were to carry out a search online you will find that there are plenty of sites now offering a vast array of healthy dog food recipes and meal plans that you could try out and see which your dog prefers.

When it comes to choosing the right kind of healthy dog food you may find that it is more difficult than you first thought. Certainly most of the dog foods that you find available in your local pet or grocery store contain large amounts of preservatives as well as being over processed. Therefore in order to help you find the most healthiest dog food for your beloved pet we provide you with some tips below.

Firstly you need to understand what your dog’s diet should be made up of. It is important that you provide your dog with ample amounts of protein (40%), fiber (30%) and starch (30%). Therefore look only for those dog foods which contain these amounts of ingredients within their formula. Also when looking at the label ensure that the first ingredient that is listed is some form of protein (pork, chicken etc) and is not made up from meat by products. You will often find that some of the cheaper dog foods will least a meat ingredient first but then just below will provide details of by products and fillers that have also been used to make the food that they produce. Be wary as this means that you will not be provided with sufficient amounts of meat (protein) which your dog requires to remain fit and healthy.

Secondly look at what preservatives the dog food manufacturers are producing. Certainly they are essential as they help to keep the food from going and so remaining edible. However they do not need to be ones which are made from artificial substances as these could actually cause serious health issues for your dog in later life. Instead look for those foods which use Vitamins E and C within them as they are not only great for preserving food but are also much better for your dog as well.

If you can afford to then choose only premium brand foods such as Eukanuba, Iams or Hill’s as these contain the most healthiest of all ingredients that you are likely to find in dog food today. Plus they also provide a wide range of foods that are suitable for dogs of all ages and when they reach certain stages in their lives.

However if you really want to ensure that your dog only eats healthy dog food then you could consider making your own. Today if you were to carry out a search online you will find that there are plenty of sites now offering a vast array of healthy dog food recipes and meal plans that you could try out and see which your dog prefers.

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The Secret Ingredient to a Healthy Life

The Secret Ingredient to a Healthy Life
The Secret Ingredient to a Healthy Life

While in college studying nutrition, my friend heard from a teacher that it is easier for a person to change their religion than to change their eating habits.

But necessity is the mother of invention. When my dad got sick and was hospitalized for cancer, I started researching to learn how to protect ourselves and heal from cancer. While watching “A Delicate Balance,” on Vimeo I heard nutritional researcher T. Colin Campbell describe the results from the largest study ever done on nutrition and cancer as detailed in his book, the “The China Study.”

A friend had given me the book years before but it had been a deal-breaker since it advocated a vegan diet, which meant giving up all animal foods including vegetarian food like cheese and eggs. But in the fight for my dad’s life I was willing to do what it took so I read the book and couldn’t put it down. My first thought upon finishing it was “knowledge is power.”

The premise of the book is that animal protein causes cancer cells to multiply while plant protein causes cancer cells to shrink. This research is backed by empirical scientific evidence and published in scholarly journals. It is detailed in Chapter 3 of the book and would be a compelling place to start your own research. But the research is silenced by lobbyists for the food industry who don’t want this kind of information available.

After reading the China Study and realizing how many ailments are caused by the “Standard American Diet” or SAD, I vowed to go vegan. Turning vegan seemed like an easy choice to protect my health from the dreaded cancer menace.

Although a seasoned vegetarian, I lacked skill making tasty vegan food without cheese and eggs. Committed to the health benefits of a vegan diet, I enrolled in vegan chef school and trained for three weeks with a master vegan chef.

Throughout chef school I lived exclusively on vegan food. The first thing you notice is the amazing energy gained from eating the fresh wholesome food. Antioxidants color the fruits and vegetables which fortify our own systems.

When people inevitability ask where our protein comes from one expert responds, “I get my protein from the same place your protein gets its protein.” Leafy greens, grains, nuts, legumes, beans, seeds are some “whole food plant-based” sources of protein.

And the best thing is that the food tastes magnificent. Cashew cheese, almond milk and coconut butter are staples. Toss tofu cubes with nutritional yeast, tamari and olive oil then bake for savory nuggets. Steam tempeh cubes for 20 minutes – mix with vegan mayonnaise, garlic, onion, basil and parsley. Place in pita for a “mock” chicken salad sandwich.

My passion is well-being and vegan food benefits human health, animal health, and environmental health. Looking for a place to start? Mark Reinfeld of Vegan Fusion offers a series of cookbooks on Amazon.

While in college studying nutrition, my friend heard from a teacher that it is easier for a person to change their religion than to change their eating habits.

But necessity is the mother of invention. When my dad got sick and was hospitalized for cancer, I started researching to learn how to protect ourselves and heal from cancer. While watching “A Delicate Balance,” on Vimeo I heard nutritional researcher T. Colin Campbell describe the results from the largest study ever done on nutrition and cancer as detailed in his book, the “The China Study.”

A friend had given me the book years before but it had been a deal-breaker since it advocated a vegan diet, which meant giving up all animal foods including vegetarian food like cheese and eggs. But in the fight for my dad’s life I was willing to do what it took so I read the book and couldn’t put it down. My first thought upon finishing it was “knowledge is power.”

The premise of the book is that animal protein causes cancer cells to multiply while plant protein causes cancer cells to shrink. This research is backed by empirical scientific evidence and published in scholarly journals. It is detailed in Chapter 3 of the book and would be a compelling place to start your own research. But the research is silenced by lobbyists for the food industry who don’t want this kind of information available.

After reading the China Study and realizing how many ailments are caused by the “Standard American Diet” or SAD, I vowed to go vegan. Turning vegan seemed like an easy choice to protect my health from the dreaded cancer menace.

Although a seasoned vegetarian, I lacked skill making tasty vegan food without cheese and eggs. Committed to the health benefits of a vegan diet, I enrolled in vegan chef school and trained for three weeks with a master vegan chef.

Throughout chef school I lived exclusively on vegan food. The first thing you notice is the amazing energy gained from eating the fresh wholesome food. Antioxidants color the fruits and vegetables which fortify our own systems.

When people inevitability ask where our protein comes from one expert responds, “I get my protein from the same place your protein gets its protein.” Leafy greens, grains, nuts, legumes, beans, seeds are some “whole food plant-based” sources of protein.

And the best thing is that the food tastes magnificent. Cashew cheese, almond milk and coconut butter are staples. Toss tofu cubes with nutritional yeast, tamari and olive oil then bake for savory nuggets. Steam tempeh cubes for 20 minutes – mix with vegan mayonnaise, garlic, onion, basil and parsley. Place in pita for a “mock” chicken salad sandwich.

My passion is well-being and vegan food benefits human health, animal health, and environmental health. Looking for a place to start? Mark Reinfeld of Vegan Fusion offers a series of cookbooks on Amazon.

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Tips For Creating Cheap Healthy Recipes The Whole Family Will Enjoy!

Tips For Creating Cheap Healthy Recipes The Whole Family Will Enjoy!
Tips For Creating Cheap Healthy Recipes The Whole Family Will Enjoy!

In society today, cheap healthy recipes are almost seen as an oxymoron. Cheap meals are often associated with fast food which is chalk full of fat, cholesterol, and sodium. As a result, it seems the only choice most have for cheap meals is often unhealthy meals that serve no good purpose.

The great news is that it does not have to be this way. There are a number of great cheap healthy recipes that taste great, are full of nutritional value, are both fast and easy to make, and cost less than a “meal” at the local burger joint. Here are a few tips on how to create some of these recipes for you and your family to maximize the quality of life for everyone in your home.

A great cheap healthy recipe is making a bean salad medley. This recipe consists of canned beans seasoned with black pepper and mixed with some red onions. To dress the salad, simply add some apple cider vinegar and olive oil. Serve this salad with a grilled piece of chicken and you will definitely see and taste the delicious benefits of eating healthy. This meal is chalk full of protein and will keep you satiated until your next meal.

Another cost effective and nutritious meal idea that anyone can make and will not break the bank is some grilled or barbecued pork chops. This can be accompanied with a baked sweet potato and a house salad with olive oil and white vinegar dressing. This meal idea is a standard meal in my diet. It satisfies all my requirements by being easy to make, healthy, and delicious. A true trifecta of cheap healthy recipes!

Cheap healthy recipes are not just about entrees and salads. It also incorporates snack and desserts. A family favourite in my household is a vanilla frozen yogurt mixed with some fresh, in season fruit, fruit. The kids and the adults will all love this dessert for both its nutritional value and the fact it tastes so good.

These are just a few cheap healthy recipes that you can incorporate into your diet that will immediately start improving your health and your waistline. These simple, yet highly effective, recipes will ensure that eating healthy really can become part of your everyday routine.

Cheap healthy recipes like these will start giving everyone alternatives when it comes to thinking about cheap meals. Cheap meals do not have to be unhealthy. Rather with cheap healthy recipes they can be cheap, fun, easy to make, and delicious. Give them a try today!

In society today, cheap healthy recipes are almost seen as an oxymoron. Cheap meals are often associated with fast food which is chalk full of fat, cholesterol, and sodium. As a result, it seems the only choice most have for cheap meals is often unhealthy meals that serve no good purpose.

The great news is that it does not have to be this way. There are a number of great cheap healthy recipes that taste great, are full of nutritional value, are both fast and easy to make, and cost less than a “meal” at the local burger joint. Here are a few tips on how to create some of these recipes for you and your family to maximize the quality of life for everyone in your home.

A great cheap healthy recipe is making a bean salad medley. This recipe consists of canned beans seasoned with black pepper and mixed with some red onions. To dress the salad, simply add some apple cider vinegar and olive oil. Serve this salad with a grilled piece of chicken and you will definitely see and taste the delicious benefits of eating healthy. This meal is chalk full of protein and will keep you satiated until your next meal.

Another cost effective and nutritious meal idea that anyone can make and will not break the bank is some grilled or barbecued pork chops. This can be accompanied with a baked sweet potato and a house salad with olive oil and white vinegar dressing. This meal idea is a standard meal in my diet. It satisfies all my requirements by being easy to make, healthy, and delicious. A true trifecta of cheap healthy recipes!

Cheap healthy recipes are not just about entrees and salads. It also incorporates snack and desserts. A family favourite in my household is a vanilla frozen yogurt mixed with some fresh, in season fruit, fruit. The kids and the adults will all love this dessert for both its nutritional value and the fact it tastes so good.

These are just a few cheap healthy recipes that you can incorporate into your diet that will immediately start improving your health and your waistline. These simple, yet highly effective, recipes will ensure that eating healthy really can become part of your everyday routine.

Cheap healthy recipes like these will start giving everyone alternatives when it comes to thinking about cheap meals. Cheap meals do not have to be unhealthy. Rather with cheap healthy recipes they can be cheap, fun, easy to make, and delicious. Give them a try today!

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6 Practical Healthy Recipe Ideas for Weight Loss

6 Practical Healthy Recipe Ideas for Weight Loss
6 Practical Healthy Recipe Ideas for Weight Loss

Out of convenience, most of us just munch on fast food products and forget how to be healthy. Some say that healthy recipe ideas are far-fetched because it can be costly and hard to maintain just like our weight.

However, all you have to do is read along and be resourceful in following these 6 tips in doing healthy recipes for weight loss.

1. Lean on Protein

You can make easy healthy recipes out of different kinds of meat but the healthiest can be done with fish and chicken. One famous dish is Baked Chicken Casserole which would only require you to use simple ingredients such as pepper and salt to dress the chicken for flavor, then bake it in the oven for 45-60 minutes on an oil-brushed baking pan. This healthy recipe for weight loss can also be done with fish but wrap the fish in an aluminium foil when baking.

2. Be beautiful, eat vegetables

Vegetables are the number one choice if you want a healthy recipe for your idea of weight loss. It has no fat and can be made into various dishes which would not add inches to your waistline. Make sure that when you do a healthy and easy recipe with vegetables, do not overcook to preserve the vitamins it could offer you.

3. In the loop with soup

For those who are into warm and tasty broth, soups are definitely on top of the list for a healthy recipe for weight loss. Soups are very popular because of its ability to give you a tasty experience but at the same time make you feel full and not crave for any more food. The best thing about healthy recipe soup ideas is that you can play with flavors. Just don’t forget to avoid preservatives and artificial flavorings.

4. Mad about Salads

Now if you want to overhaul your diet and detoxify, mixing lean meats, fruits, and vegetables is a great healthy recipe idea. A healthy and easy recipe for weight loss should only be dressed with the basics and not those with too much cream as it can also be loaded with empty calories. You can try vinaigrette or a simple mix of spice, soy, and a small sprinkle of cheese.

5. Whip those Fruits

If your schedule is too busy and have no time to cook, just pull out your blender and do this healthy and easy recipe by making your very own sugarless fruit shake. This method is undoubtedly a go for those who want a healthy recipe for weight loss because it does not only detoxify you, it also speeds up your metabolism, which in return makes it easier for you to lose weight. Try the cranberry banana shake for a unique taste of flavour.

6. Healthy Recipe Ideas and Alternatives

If you are a person who adores carbohydrates, too much fat, or too much sugar then your body might be silently asking you to stop. But don’t fret; there are alternatives if you want a healthy recipe for weight loss. Are you a rice person? You might want to try the brown or red one for more fiber and less sugar. If you think your body needs fats, go for the healthier ones like the ones in fish, which contains fats that are healthier for you. Another healthy and easy recipe alternative is replacing your sugar cravings with mixed fruits and nuts.

Out of convenience, most of us just munch on fast food products and forget how to be healthy. Some say that healthy recipe ideas are far-fetched because it can be costly and hard to maintain just like our weight.

However, all you have to do is read along and be resourceful in following these 6 tips in doing healthy recipes for weight loss.

1. Lean on Protein

You can make easy healthy recipes out of different kinds of meat but the healthiest can be done with fish and chicken. One famous dish is Baked Chicken Casserole which would only require you to use simple ingredients such as pepper and salt to dress the chicken for flavor, then bake it in the oven for 45-60 minutes on an oil-brushed baking pan. This healthy recipe for weight loss can also be done with fish but wrap the fish in an aluminium foil when baking.

2. Be beautiful, eat vegetables

Vegetables are the number one choice if you want a healthy recipe for your idea of weight loss. It has no fat and can be made into various dishes which would not add inches to your waistline. Make sure that when you do a healthy and easy recipe with vegetables, do not overcook to preserve the vitamins it could offer you.

3. In the loop with soup

For those who are into warm and tasty broth, soups are definitely on top of the list for a healthy recipe for weight loss. Soups are very popular because of its ability to give you a tasty experience but at the same time make you feel full and not crave for any more food. The best thing about healthy recipe soup ideas is that you can play with flavors. Just don’t forget to avoid preservatives and artificial flavorings.

4. Mad about Salads

Now if you want to overhaul your diet and detoxify, mixing lean meats, fruits, and vegetables is a great healthy recipe idea. A healthy and easy recipe for weight loss should only be dressed with the basics and not those with too much cream as it can also be loaded with empty calories. You can try vinaigrette or a simple mix of spice, soy, and a small sprinkle of cheese.

5. Whip those Fruits

If your schedule is too busy and have no time to cook, just pull out your blender and do this healthy and easy recipe by making your very own sugarless fruit shake. This method is undoubtedly a go for those who want a healthy recipe for weight loss because it does not only detoxify you, it also speeds up your metabolism, which in return makes it easier for you to lose weight. Try the cranberry banana shake for a unique taste of flavour.

6. Healthy Recipe Ideas and Alternatives

If you are a person who adores carbohydrates, too much fat, or too much sugar then your body might be silently asking you to stop. But don’t fret; there are alternatives if you want a healthy recipe for weight loss. Are you a rice person? You might want to try the brown or red one for more fiber and less sugar. If you think your body needs fats, go for the healthier ones like the ones in fish, which contains fats that are healthier for you. Another healthy and easy recipe alternative is replacing your sugar cravings with mixed fruits and nuts.

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