As a foodie, have you ever wondered how nutritious your regular meals are or how healthy your food items are? Perform a comprehensive nutrition analysis through a dietary analysis program to check the nutrition values of the meals you prepare. This is the first step to “>eating healthy. However, eating healthy doesn’t mean sacrificing flavor and taste. There are a variety of ways to prepare healthy meals which can be equally delicious and even more savory than regular food items. Here are a few recipe ideas:
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Bacon and eggs or some pancakes are food staples for this meal. However, for a healthier alternative, make a berry omelet using one egg, a variety of berries of varied sizes and colors, and a dash of honey. A mushroom and basil omelet is prepared using some grilled mushrooms, grilled tomatoes, an egg and some cream cheese mixed together. Add basil to taste. Make a bowl of porridge from some whole grain oats, a dash of milk, some cinnamon, and some dried fruits. For lighter breakfast option, try a raspberry smoothie using one chopped banana, a cup of raspberry, and a glass of orange juice.
If you had a light breakfast, you are sure to be hungry come lunch time. A tuna pesto pasta dish is one way to fill your hungry tummy. Cook the pasta beforehand. Once the pasta cools, mix pesto, capers, olive oil, and sundried tomatoes and add the mixture to the pasta. Sprinkle some tuna flakes liberally. A zesty Asian salad takes only a few minutes to prepare. Combine shredded lettuce, some cucumber, and some shredded chicken. Make the dressing by mixing 1tbsp of fish sauce, 1tbsp lime juice, and 1tsp caster sugar. Toss with the salad and you’re good to go.
Bring a jar of muesli made of jumbo oats, some dried apricots, some raisins, and a separate tub of yogurt. Come snack time, mix and soak for a few minutes. Chill it for a bit in the in the freezer and enjoy this fiber-rich snack. Or pack a lunchbox of sliced vegetables including celery, carrots, and red pepper. Bring a pot of bean dip to dip it in come meal time. Make the bean dip by combining butterbeans, some lemon juice, crushed garlic and mint.
Preparing a healthy dinner is easy. For a chicken dish, prepare skinless chicken breasts rubbing some harissa, oregano, and oil. Place the chicken pieces in a baking tray, cover with foil, and bake for 5 minutes. Add some olives or cherry tomatoes and roast without the foil, for about 10 minutes. This dish pairs best with boiled potatoes, either mashed or sliced. For an easy paella dish, lightly fry some chorizo bits, garlic, and onion. Sprinkle with turmeric powder. Add prawns and cooked peas, then add some cooked rice. Pour about 150ml water. Stir the mixture and let the rice and other ingredients absorb the water. This is an easy to prepare and healthier paella option.
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