In this page with healthy recipes you'll find out why healthy eating is important and how to make your diet balanced and tasty. You will also discover lots of ideas for balanced breakfasts, luscious light meals, and mouth watering main meals,all designed to suit even the pickiest eaters. And don't worry, there are plenty of recipes but with a healthy twist!
There is a lot of information to take in, so here's how to get the most out of these recipes. They don't just tell you how to cook food, they suggest alternatives, give helpful advice, and provide some amazing facts about the food you eat.
Eating lots of fruits and vegetables is a vital part of a healthy diet, and some scientists believe it could actually help you to live longer. Fresh fruits and vegetables may even help to protect you against many of the major diseases found in the modern world, including cancer and heart disease. You should eat a minimum of five servings of different fruits and vegetables every day. One serving is roughly equal to the amount you can hold in one hand, e.g. 1 apple, a few grapes, 1 orange, 1 kiwi fruit, 1 to 2 florets of broccoli, a bowl of salad, 1 small corn-on-the-cob and so on.
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Emely's healthy recipes discover how healthy and balanced eating can be delicious easy and fun! Remember, there is no such thing as 'good' and 'bad' foods (or recipes) only good and bad diets!
Beat together sugar and mashed bananas until well blended. Beat in the eggs Sift the flour..
Wash the apples, but do not peel them. Slice thinly or cube. Sprinkle with just enough..
Cook the spaghetti in lightly salted water. Add boiling water to the Soya powder till..
Cook pasta until tender and drain. In a large pan heat oil until hot but not smoking, Add..
Heat olive oil. Fry onions, garlic and mushrooms and fry until soft. Sprinkle walnuts..
Moisten portions of fresh salmon / trout fillets with good olive oil. Place fillets in foil..
Place tofu slices in the marinade and leave aside until veggies are prepared. Preheat oven to..
Divide the tomato and onion mix over the 3-pita breads. Add the peppers and mushrooms..
Preheat the oven to 180°C. Separate 12 pieces of Phyllo dough and lay on counter..
Heat the olive oil and fry the onions and meat cubes until browned. Add the remaining..
Place couscous in a large bowl. Mix together orange juice and stock and pour..
Add the garlic cloves to the pasta and while this is cooking until al dente, fry the onion..
Melt the chocolate. Dip selected fruits half way in chocolate and allow to cool and..
Cook the pasta in lightly salted water. Add boiling water to the Soya powder till..
Cook pasta shells in plenty of boiling water. Drain and reserve. Heat the oil and fry..
Prepare veggies and place creatively on skewer sticks. Mix together the basting..
Mix all ingredients together except olive oil. Form into patties (+/- 1.5 cm)..
Mix couscous, orange juice and hot vegetable stock and leave aside for..
Cook the potatoes in boiling water till just tender. Do not over cook them or they will..
Heat oil in non-stick pan. Add celery, onion and garlic and sauté for about..
Peel the cold potatoes carefully with a paring knife and gently grate them with the coarse..
Whisk together the egg, milk, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla until mixed..
Blend all together in food processor until smooth. Pour into glasses..
Mash the beans or process in food processor till smooth - but not longer than..
Heat the oil and fry the onion, pepper and mushrooms until softened. Add the..
Slice chicken into strips. Place in marinade for at least one hour. Thread chicken..
Melt the margarine in a saucepan. Add the dates and the butter beans mixing to..
Preheat oven to 200°C. Prick with a fork and bake potatoes until tender, about..
Mix all ingredients together. Store in an airtight container. Serve with fat free..
Prepare pancakes as per instructions on the box. Heat a non-stick frying pan and..
Preheat the oven to 160°C. Grease a soufflé dish or six custard cups. In a large..
Dip turkey slices into beaten egg and coat with sesame seeds. Heat olive oil in..
Combine mince, breadcrumbs, celery, parsley, egg white and ½ teaspoon pepper in a bowl..
Gently simmer peaches, curry powder, stock and sultanas in water. Add oat bran to thicken..
Halving the apples before baking them saves cooking rime and lets the fruit..
Egg replacer keeps these breakfast treats lender without dairy or extra oil..
Heat oil in skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, and saute 2 to 3 minutes, or..
The hot dressing poured over this salad slightly wilts the greens without cooking them..
Bring 1 ¼ cups water to a boil, stir in rice, and season with salt. Cover, reduce heat to..
Place Brussels sprouts in bowl of food processor. Pulse 12 to 15 times, or until..
Avocado replaces the eggs and most of the oil in a rich, chocolaty batter that turns out..
Heat oil in saucepan over medium heat. Saute onion and garlic in oil 6 minutes, or until..
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Pip, peel and cube the avocados in 1 cm x 1 cm blocks. Season and toss with the..
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Mash the lentils. Add all the remaining ingredients, except the skim milk. Combine..
Heat the oil and fry the onion till soft. Add the mushrooms and cook for a further..
There are a few foods that shouldn't count as one of your five daily servings, either because they are too high in starch or do not have a high enough real fruit or vegetable content. These are:
Four easy steps to balancing your meals. At each meal include the following:
Bread, cereals, rice, pasta, and potatoes are all starchy foods. They are from the food group known as carbohydrates. These types of food are the body's major source of energy, so they should form the main part of every meal. They also contain useful amounts of fiber, vitamins and, perhaps surprisingly, protein. Sugary foods are also a type of carbohydrates.
There are lots of different types of starchy foods to choose from, but always go for whole grain varieties if you can. Whole grain foods contain more vitamins, minerals, and fiber than processed foods because many nutrients are lost during the refining process (brown rice , whole wheat pasta).
The key to a healthy diet is to eat lots of different kinds of food. This includes fresh fruit and vegetables, and protein rich foods to help you grow. Eating cake or cookies as part of this diet is okay, too just don't eat them all the time, or instead of other foods. Food is fuel for your body, giving you nutrients (vitamins and minerals) to keep you well. Eating a balanced diet of different kinds of food is all part of being healthy.
Every day, you should eat food from all of the five food groups. Each group has a different job to do, but it's important to get the balance right! Fill up on carbohydrates and fruit and vegetables, but don't eat too much fat and sugar.
Starchy foods are also a good source of dietary fiber, which is only found in foods that come from plants. High fiber foods include whole wheat bread, brown rice, whole wheat pasta and whole grain breakfast cereals, which mostly contain insoluble fiber. Although the body cannot digest this type of fiber, it helps the passage of other food and waste products through your gut and keeps your bowels working properly. Soluble fiber is found in oats and beans and can be digested by your body.( oats).
You should eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables every day. Vegetables that are frozen within hours of being picked can be just as nutritious as fresh ones. You can get a good mix of vitamins and minerals by eating a variety of differently colored fruit and vegetables. The more colorful the fruit, the better it is for you, since the color contains antioxidants that help protect us against disease. So a red grapefruit is better for you than an ordinary white grapefruit.
Healthy eating is not just about what you eat, but how much, too. If you feel uncomfortably full, you've probably eaten too much! It is a lot more comfortable to eat several smaller meals throughout the day.