Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Improve Your Health With Easy, Delicious Recipes!


Each year about this same time, millions of people vow to make
improvements in their overall health. Some want to lose weight, some
want to have more energy, some want to lower their cholesterol or blood
pressure, and some just want to save money by eating at home more often!

Whatever the motivating factor, preparing your own meals does seem to
have a positive effect on your health. Being able to control the
ingredients is a major factor! You can easily prepare some of your most
favorite dishes in a healthier way by substituting fat-free or lower-fat
products for the originals. Lower sodium ingredients are also easily

Focusing on improving your health or your weight doesn't have to mean
deprivation. Thousands of healthy, delicious recipes exist that will
leave you and your family feeling not only satisfied, but excited about

Healthier eating includes an emphasis on lean protein, vegetables,
whole-grains, fruits, low-fat dairy, and heart-healthy oils. Eating
plenty of lean protein and high fiber foods is essential to help you
feel full and satisfied.

There are many delicious recipes to help you prepare lean protein in a
healthy way. Greek salmon, for example, is impressive enough for
company, but only takes 20 minutes and 5 ingredients to prepare. This
simple recipe is just as delicious using chicken or pork.

Frozen vegetables are easy to find and prepare but it may be fun to
experiment a bit with fresh vegetables. You can usually find cooking
right in the produce aisle or on various websites. Preparing
soup is a great way to include vegetables in your diet, and many
wonderful recipes are available.

Many people believe that they have to eliminate desserts if healthy
eating is their goal. While it's true that sugar provides no nutritional
benefit, in small amounts, it can still be enjoyed. Cakes prepared with
diet soda or canned fruit instead of eggs and oil have significantly
less calories and fat, but amazingly just as much flavor!

Some people are intimidated by food preparation and are hesitant to
commit to eating at home for that reason. Cooking can be a highly
skilled task, but it doesn't need to be. Wonderful recipes are readily
available that require little or no cooking skills. So, surprise your
family and yourself by making more home-cooked, nutritious meals this
year! Make good health your priority and reap the rewards!

Gail M. Davis provides delicious, free, healthy recipes
on her website, Easy Weight Loss Tips.
Enjoy weight loss tips, motivational inspiration, fitness ideas, food
and exercise logs, and much more by visiting her site today!

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