Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Using Healthy Food Recipes to Have a Healthier Diet

healthy food recipesBy Lewis Stonham

When you are trying to get your health straightened out, your diet has to play an integral part in the process. You can workout all you want, but if you are putting garbage in, you are still putting yourself at risk for heart diseases, high cholesterol, etc. It is time to stop ordering out all the time and use healthy food recipes to get your health back on track.

Cooking healthy is often confused with bland food. That is far from the case. There are plenty of spices and marinades that you can use to flavor your food and keep it healthy. The key is to have the proper balance in your diet so that you are not consuming too much sugar or carbohydrates and that you are getting enough protein and fiber.

Every meal that you have should contain a certain amount of calories from each characteristic. For example, a typical diet will have about 40% of its calories from carbohydrates. Now if you are living off of pancakes, sandwiches and pasta, you are blowing that right out of the water. Eat a more balanced diet and you will feel better and be healthier. Not to mention the fact that you may notice that spare tire disappearing before you know it.

Here is a sample of a healthy food recipe that is packed with flavor and is good for you at the same time.

Crab Melts

1/2 pound of crabmeat4 asparagus spears (thinly sliced)1 scallion (chopped) 1/2 red bell pepper (chopped) 2 celery stalks (chopped) 1/2 lemon (juice only) 1T low fat mayo1/4t Old Bay 1t Tabasco Hot Sauce 4 English Muffins (toasted) 1/2 cup Swiss Cheese (shredded) Ground pepper to taste

Preheat oven on Broiler mode if you have it. If not make sure you have a rack on the top shelf of the oven and turn to 525 degrees. Blanch asparagus for about 30 seconds. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl except for Swiss Cheese. Put an even amount of mixture on each half of toasted English muffin. Top with cheese and place in oven for about 4-5 minutes (until cheese is melted ).

The whole thing will take you about 30 minutes to do and you will have a delicious lunch that will have a mere 250 calories per serving and about 30g carbs. And you thought healthy couldn't be tasty!

Healthy Food Recipes

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