Monthly Archives: August 2013
Selecting Healthy Foods that Offer Low Calories and Positive Impact

It’s true that there are many options when it comes to what foods to eat, and what recipes are best. There are no limitations really to what a person can eat and still be healthy (within reason). Instead, dieting and the recipes selected need to reflect the person’s own tastes and also their ability to stick to certain foods without breaking the habit. It doesn’t help anyone if they start on a diet and then shed most of the weight they want, but the whole time they hate the foods they are eating. The chances of them gaining back that weight in the long term is actually extremely high because their habits have not truly changed.

What people need to keep in mind is that baby steps towards weight loss often require finding recipes that are not only healthy, but are tasty as well.  These will allow you to stick to a diet but still enjoying food and remaining full.  Additionally, many people are too busy to really cook elaborate meals, which is often a requirement to eat healthy.  However, there are also some fast and easy recipes that take 10-15 minutes which can change a person’s life with the right attitude.  These recipes fix a lot of the gorging that people do on fatty foods, but they’re delicious as well.

Some Simple and Healthy Choices

incredible dinner optionsThere’s certainly some preferences for recipes that are fast and easy, however, we find that some of the best ones are those that can take only a few minutes to prepare.

Cold Curry Chicken Salad

It’s true that we try to limit recommendations for salads, as they tend to lead to blandness in a person’s diet, but if protein is added they are usually extremely tasty.

Ingredients:

  • 100 grams of chopped chicken, 1 apple diced, Celery diced up into small pieces, 1/4 cup of water, 2  tablespoons lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of minced onions, 1 whole clove of garlic crushed and minced to preference, 1/4 teaspoon of curry powder, dash of turmeric, cinnamon, cayenne pepper and onion powder to taste.

In order to prepare this, it’s necessary to saute the chicken in a small sauce pan with the lemon juice until it’s turned a golden brown color.  Add the water and spices you chose, continuing to stir well during this time.  Leave it on a low heat and stir until the liquid reduces to a foamy coating over the ingredients and the chicken’s been fully cooked.  Add water if you need more liquidity to the final product.  Finally add in the apple and celery (if you used it) and serve over a green salad with lettuce of your choice.  This recipe supplies only around 200-250 calories but is a huge amount of food.  It also only takes about 10 minutes generally for people to prepare it.