A healthy diet is the basic edifice of having a healthy heart. Diets rich in fruits and vegetables, lean meats, poultry, high-fiber foods are the ones which everyone can cherish. The first step toward making healthy food is involving yourself in healthy cooking. You will be easily able to gain all the essential nutrients from foods once you master the art of healthy cooking.
Healthy cooking doesn’t mean that you have to forsake the taste of the food. Furthermore, you can also alter your portion sizes and ingredients as per the needs of your family members. Here is everything you’ll want to know about how you can make healthy foods for you and your family
Healthy Sides for Lunchtime
Cut-up pears and apples once a week and prevent browning by tossing them up in a little lemon. You can also pour juice into your children’s cups in advance. This way you can have a healthy drink or meal on the table in just few minutes.
To enhance the nutrition, flavor and appearance of any food for the sake of your family you can add 2-3 boosters into every recipe. These boosters basically include:
Rinsed, Drained or canned Beans
Already shelled or frozen Edamame
Peppers, roasted red
Peppers, bell (diced)
Fresh, thawed and drained Spinach
Sausage, turkey or chicken which is fully cooked
Diced and Pat dry Tomatoes
Points to Remember:
While involving yourself in making healthy food, see to it that you restrict the content of fats from your foods. Also, to lower the total calorie intake and prevent weight gain, cut back on added sugars. Avoid incorporating sodium into your diet as much as possible; the major source of sodium in our diet is salt, so keep a watch on high sodium condiments such as steak sauce, flavored seasoning salts and pickles.
Here are Some Healthy Quick Food Recipes
With two T tomato sauce, spread a whole-wheat pita. Cover it with 2-3 T cheese (use either mozzarella or ricotta) and add any of the above mentioned boosters. Then place each of the pita on a microwavable paper plate. Once done, cover it tightly with plastic wrap and pile on each other inside a big freezer bag.
While putting together your quesadillas, avoid ingredients from spreading over the tortilla. This will prevent them from overflowing when they are heated. Just fill every tortilla with ¼ – 1/3C cheese and any of the above mentioned boosters (as per the choice of your family). Afterward, fold the filled tortillas in half. Keep each one on a microwavable paper plate and stack many of them in a big freezer bag.
If you follow these healthy cooking tips, you can easily make healthy food for yourself and your family. It will also make you less vulnerable to various carcinogenics and coronary diseases.