You have heard it several times that we are what we eat; nothing can be truer. What we eat is what defines our state of health. For some, healthy food means bland, uninspiring, uninviting and don’t seem to fill the tummy. But do you agree with that or just doing it because you have no alternative?
A healthier food doesn’t have to be unsavory eating. Sometimes, what you see and taste adds to the interest you develop for eating. We bring both tastes and look in our list of healthy recipes to help you stay healthy while you eat to your heart’s desires.
What is a healthy recipe?
Healthy recipes have so many relating concepts, but before you get confused, let’s look briefly at what it means. It is simply when your recipe meets daily recommended nutrition per food serving that is less than 2,000 calorie diet, giving that individual food nutrient per day agrees as follows:
- Cholesterol is less than 300 mg
- Fiber is about 25 mg
- Total carbohydrate not more than 300 grams
- Sodium Not more than 2,400 mg
- Potassium at least 3,500 mg
- Protein not more than 50 grams
- Total fat not more than 65 grams
- Saturated fat: no more than 20 grams
- Trans fats limits overall intake to less than 1%
The following recipes for lunch or snack ideas agree with our healthy food recipe described above.
Think a healthy breakfast
Food items include last night pizza, slice bread, low-fat ricotta, tomatoes, olive oil, pepper, and salt.
- Get a slice of last night’s pizza
- Or you try a more sophisticated spin: Take a slice of crusty bread, spread it with 3 tablespoons of low-fat ricotta, and add tomatoes.
- Drizzle 1 tablespoon of olive oil to finish and a little salt and pepper.
- Broiling is optional.
Get up in the morning to a delicious, mouthwatering pizza to start your day on a brilliant note.
Think a healthy lunch
Food items for the Tuna Nicoise lunch are Nicoise salad, canned albacore tuna, olive oil, boiled egg, lemon juice, fresh flat-leaf parsley, lettuce, potatoes, green beans, kalamata olives, chopped scallions,
- Mix 4 ounces canned albacore tuna, rinsed and drained,
- With 1 teaspoon capers, 1 teaspoon olive oil, 1 teaspoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, 1 teaspoon chopped scallions and 1 teaspoon lemon juice.
- Top it with 1 cup Boston lettuce with tuna and 1 hard-boiled egg, quartered; 1/2 cup cooked fingerling potatoes; 1/2 cup green beans; and 2 tablespoons quartered Kalamata olives.
Ways to stay healthy
Various studies identified the leading causes of death in America to include the following: heart disease, some lung diseases, cancer, injuries, stroke, and HIV/AIDS. However, these are preventable by practicing a healthy lifestyle. You can stay healthy following the tips below:
- Eat healthy foods
- Control your weight
- Do exercises
- Watch your body responses and see a doctor at the right time
- Rest well
- Sleep well
- Know that you are human, don’t over push when your body seems unwilling