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Best Healthy nutritious foods

by: Sean Jordan

Why do we have so many problems with our health? One of the underlying factors could be that we are not really concerned about the junk food that we eat. We also eat convenient food as we are always on the run because we are extremely busy. We really do not have time to look for healthy nutritious foods and we therefore grab whatever is quick and easy buy.

Many of us don’t really think about what we are actually eating because we are not paying attention to what food we are buying. If you think about the taste of the food, you will be expanding your limits of eating properly. In turn you will keep your body healthy and nourished.

Most people rush through their meals without even bothering to see what they are eating. It is quite common for people to be busy with another activity while eating. They also gulp down their food without chewing slowly and savoring the taste.

Once you find out more about nutrition, you will start getting more conscious about it. So here you are looking for ways and means in which you can get the best healthy nutritious foods.

How many meals have you eaten today? A large number of people are under the impression that if they starve themselves throughout the day and compensate this with healthy nutritious foods at dinner, they are going to keep healthy. This is definitely not the answer to keeping healthy.

It is absolutely essential that you eat 5 small meals a day. Healthy nutritious meals should consist of all the essential ingredients. You should have grains, vegetables, fruit, meats, oils and nuts, fish, beans and potatoes. In this way you will get all the nutrients you need from protein and carbs to vitamins and minerals. Small portions eaten regularly are going to keep you healthy because your metabolism will be working properly. Plus, you will not feel any hunger pangs or cravings. Moreover, you will not feel weak or lightheaded from lack of food during the day.

You might want to eat foods which are broiled, baked, steamed, stir fried and roasted instead of going for deep fried dishes with rich sauces. If you add dressings and sauces to your food you are only going to increase your fat intake. So, it is much more preferable to eat vegetables and fruit because they are rich in fiber.
This entry was posted on Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010 at 8:02 pm and is filed under Health Food Articles. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site. Edit this entry.

Healthy Food Recipes

by: Tal Gur

Staying healthy nowadays is more or less a trend today. There are many people who want to stay in shape and eating a Healthy Food Recipes is one of the key factors. Eating a healthy diet is one way to prevent mishaps inside your body; it can prevent heart diseases, diabetes, cancer and obesity. If you would want to be in a healthy diet, consuming an appropriate amount of all nutrients found in food is important. Those nutrients that your body needs are occasionally found in vegetables and meat (not in abundance). Here are examples of healthy food diets and their Healthy Food Recipes.

If you want to enjoy a dish of Lasagna without feeling guilt for you stomach, Pesto Lasagne is a good alternative. It is a meal that is light and very easy to prepare. Only 729 kcals per serving, 60.5g in fat this can be a good diet for those in shape. Ingredients used here are fresh basil leaves, toasted pine nuts, 3 garlic cloves, fruity extra-virgin olive oil, a finely grated vegetarian parmisan, tub ricotta, and fresh lasagna sheets.

If tuna is one of your favorite and also want pasta, you can combine those two and make it into a tuna pasta with stuffed olives called “Tuna and olive pasta bake” With 688 kcals and 24.1g in fat, 46.7g in protein, this can be good for the muscles. Ingredients are pasta shapes like rigatoni, jar tomato and herb pasta sauce, can tuna steak in brine and drained, green olives stuffed with pimiento and drained, and cheddar and coarsely grated.

Soups are good for filling you up; they are tasty and full of interesting textures. With 128 kcals and a low 2g fat is the Five-spiced shredded vegetable and prawn soup. Ingredients used here are Low fat cooking spray, shredded spring onions, crushed garlic cloves, carrot that are sliced into thin strips, halved green beans, halved mangetout or sugar snap peas, red or green chili, vegetable stock, Chinese five-spice powder, dried udon noodles, shredded pak choi or head Chinese leaves, cooked peeled prawns, salt and ground pepper, snipped fresh chives.

Salads are good for diets because it gives more energy with less guilt. A good example for this can be the little gem, mushroom salad with mustard dressing with 186 cals, 17.2g in fat, and 1.6g in protein. Ingredients thickly sliced celery sticks, finely shredded spring onions, little gem lettuces, closed cup chestnuts mushrooms, extra-virgin oil, Cox’s apple, Dijon mustard, pinch of sugar, and cider vinegar.

If you don’t want to eat pizza because it might ruin your body, there is an alternative recipe for those who want to be in shape and at the same time eat pizzas; The Spinach and egg pizza with 715 kcals, 32.2g in fat, 33.9g in protein, 77.9g in carbs, 7.8g sugar and 2.2g salt. Ingredients used are olive oil, finely chopped large onion, tomato puree, mixed dried herbs, plum tomatoes, washed spinach, chopped mozzarella, medium eggs, strong plain flour, fine salt, fast-action dried yeast, and olive oil.

There are many alternate Healthy Food Recipes with a big content in nutrients. Just maintain a healthy diet and daily exercise, then sickness in your body won’t be a problem.
This entry was posted on Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010 at 8:00 pm and is filed under Health Food Articles. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site. Edit this entry.

5 Simple Steps to Cook Healthy Nutritious Food

by: Chef Todd Mohr

Every night when you go home, you have to make a decision about what to have for dinner. For the most part, we would like to eat nutritious food, but many of us didn’t grow up learning how to cook healthy meals. If you’re watching your health, eating out is not the best option, so most people look in their cookbooks for recipes. This isn’t always the best solution, because recipes lie. But, if you know the right way, it’s very easy to cook nutritious food every night of the week.

This is the process that many people go through:

1. You come home from work, and have to start planning dinner.

2. You’ve already cooked the 5 things you know how to cook this week.

3. You need more ideas,

4. You look through the pantry, consider calling for pizza…

It’s not only exhausting, but you have to re-educate yourself every single night. It’s not going to get you the results you want or deserve for yourself and your family. If you’re looking to cook more nutritious food at home, save time and have endless cooking ideas, you’re in the right place.

There are 5 simple steps to cooking with fresh ingredients.

Step 1: Get Fresh Ingredients

• The first step for using fresh, seasonal ingredients is to actually GET some.

• This could be the most difficult step for many of you that are used to the huge mega-mart grocery store.

There are alternatives. My eyes were opened to more alternatives during my trip to Paris, France. The food culture in Paris is so much different from where I live in the US. There were very few corporate “chain” restaurants there.

Many of the restaurants were small, 10 table places where there were three people on staff, the chef, the maitre d’ and the dish washer. They had their service each night and went home. Each time I asked why their food tasted so good, they all had the same answer. And, not a single person bragged about their recipes.

Instead, I was told that I needed fresh, simple ingredients. I discovered that I needed to examine where my food is coming from. This doesn’t mean simply the store where you shop, but what is the country of origin for your food. Think about how you feel about your money going to another country when there are farmers in your community that need your help. Now think about how long ago that vegetable was harvested in the far away country, and what happened to it during its travels.

It might be inconvenient to drive past dozens of mega-marts to find a farmers market. But you may find that there’s a local produce roadside stand near you that you’ve avoided. In my case, I signed up for “The Produce Box” which delivers fresh community supported agriculture to my doorstep. Fresh is important because fruits and vegetables degrade as soon as they’re picked.

• Nutrients are lost

• They become visually unappealing

• Harder to cook successfully

• Loss of flavor!

Step 2: Select the freshest ingredients when you shop

Be aware of what you’re choosing, even if you shop at the local produce stand or farmers market. Some items may still be fresher than others and the most nutritious, healthy food is the freshest. You have to be even more aware if you shop at the local mega grocery.

In understanding how to cook healthy, you need to be able to understand the difference between fresh food and food that has been ripened artificially or is not ripe at all. Do you know how to tell a fresh orange or grapefruit? Did you know that color is NOT an indicator of freshness in peaches?

Step 3: Storing Fresh Ingredients

For maximum shelf life, nutritional preservation and budget savings, there are three issues in storing fresh ingredients:

1. Moisture

2. Air circulation

3. Temperature

Not everything can be thrown in to the drawer in the refrigerator and preserve their freshness. In fact, some things will suffocate in a plastic bag. Other produce will need to be wrapped tightly to retain moisture. Other items will need to be kept cold, while others will degrade under the cold.

Step 4: Master a few basic cooking techniques

At the very least, master the following techniques:

1. Understanding the transfer of heat

2. Saute method

3. Know how to make sassy sauces

But there are so many more. All of the basic methods in cooking are covered in my live cooking classes. Giving you the tools to understand these basic methods is what makes my approach to teaching cooking so unique and why people rave about my Web Cooking Classes. Web Cooking Classes empowers you with a thorough understanding of basic methods which allows you to cook and create without a reliance on recipes. Pure freedom!

Step 5: Finishing the Process with Fresh Herbs

This is the number one question I get during my live cooking classes:

Q: “Which herbs to use and how much to use?”

A: “Use the ones you like.”

Seriously! Use your nose to see what it reminds you of, use the ones that you like and use as much as you like.

You want to know my number one herb secret? Herbs go last! Fresh herbs should not be cooked. In fact, just the heat of the finished dish is enough to release the aromas of fresh herbs.

These are the secrets that chefs know about how to cook healthy which are so easy to incorporate into your every day cooking. You can cook nutritious food that you want to eat for your health and for how wonderful it tastes.
This entry was posted on Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010 at 7:56 pm and is filed under Health Food Articles. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site. Edit this entry.

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