Today we are going to talk about so fun and healthy food recipes to help keep you on track or get you started on weight loss goals. Eating is half the battle, some people don’t eat enough and others eat too much or when they eat it isn’t enough of the right things. So today we will talk about and give you a few recipe ideas and suggestions to keep your meals tasty, healthy, easy and fun. There are so many ways to turn a boring meal into a colorful healthy and tasty treat. So lets start with some breakfast ideas.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, because it is the first thing into your body and it gets your metabolism going for the day. If you tend to skip breakfast try not to, and if you think you cant eat something in the morning make a shake or just a simple piece of fruit to get you body energized in the morning. Some great healthy food recipes for smoothies are anything with fresh fruits and veggies with some added proteins and vitamins. Try using a green food of some type and a protein powder; there are many flavors, brands and types. You don’t have to choose the one from milk or whey. I use a hemp protein that tastes great and works wonders. My smoothie of choice includes a mixer of fresh and frozen fruit. I like to use a mixed bag of frozen fruits like peaches, strawberries, blueberries, melon and the like. Then I add a few fresh things like a banana or part of a pear or mango, things that are better not frozen. I like to use both so you have that cold smoothie feel with out having ice chunks later. Then I add water and maybe a tablespoon or two of all natural not from concentrate juice, which adds a little flavor but not all the calories that can come from juice. Of course I add my green food and protein and blend it up, it turns into a great morning treat that fills you up and it lasts for a long time.
Lunch should be the biggest meal you eat in the day if possible. You want to add in lots of vegetables and protein possibly some carbs but don’t make it the focus of the meal. And try to eat carbs during lunch instead of dinner so they are more likely to digest and burn off rather than at home after a long day when all you want is to relax. If it is possible make your lunch the night before or morning of so you can take it with you to work or school. This way you know exactly what you what you put in it, with restaurants or fast food you have no idea what went into your meal and therefore have a harder time managing your weight loss. Make sure you are adding lots of healthy fresh vegetables to your lunch meals and even the combination of both cooked and fresh vegetables are a great way to get the nutrients you need and still keep great flavor. A great recipe idea is a chicken Caesar salad with home made Caesar dressing so easy and so yummy. You simply cook your chicken in your favorite spices, cut up your lettuce and add in some other things like cucumbers, shredded carrots, and any other of your favorite salad toppings. Then to make the dressing your simply need a little anchovy paste, an egg yolk, lemon, olive oil and Parmesan cheese. You beat all the ingredients together and then put a little extra shredded or grated parmesan on top and voila a great salad. Also you can add some lightly sautéed mushrooms and onions to the mix to create another level of flavor.
Now on to dinner, keep it simple; try making something warm but light too full of healthy vegetables and protein. There are plenty of healthy food recipes out there online as well that can aid you in ways to healthy up some of your favorite recipes. Just remember not to eat too late into the night because the food will go unused and then it will collect in your body and cause weight gain. Also don’t forget to snack, you want to eat every two to three hours, just a little snack, a small handful of nuts no more than ten almonds or so. An apple or other kind of fruit or even a small half of sandwich just make sure the sandwich isn’t coved in mayonnaise or other fatty condiments. You want to keep your sugars and saturated fats down especially processed ones. Those ones stay in your body and don’t get used they way natural fats do like the ones from avocados. So enjoy these healthy food recipes and hope they help you on your way to a greater you.