Sometimes it can be hard to eat right because you just don’t know where to begin, or you run out of new and interesting ways to make the same foods taste good. Also, when you’re trying to eat more healthily you’ll need to figure out how to cook a meal without using ingredients that contribute to a higher fat gram or calorie count per serving. Not only that, but you’ll want to learn what makes good substitutes for notoriously fattening foods, and give them a healthy spin.
Depending on the time of day you may need a specific recipe that suits your taste buds, as well as the size of the meal you’re having. These recipes are grouped according to the traditional three square meals, with desserts added for good measure.
The breakfast recipes we’ve found for you will not only propel you through your morning, but will also help contribute to healthy choices for the rest of the day. If you start the day off eating right you’re more inclined to keep the trend going. If you skip breakfast, or get an unhealthy start with a fast food breakfast sandwich, there can be a tendency to write off the rest of the day food-wise, and continue eating junk. So start things off right and enjoy the benefits.
These lunchtime recipes are great when you’re on the go, or need something you can pack yourself for lunch that will still taste good hours later. The nice part about them is that they don’t include ingredients that will give you the afternoon blahs, and they’ll provide you with balanced energy that easily sustains you to dinner. So don’t overlook lunch, it’s a vital meal of the day, and can make or break your performance during the crucial middle part of the day.
For many Americans this is the main meal of the day, and gets the most attention. It can also lead to some of the biggest weight gain because a big heavy meal at night will be largely undigested by the time you’re trying to get to sleep. The best way to get around that happening is to prepare light meals with wholesome ingredients and keep the portion sizes reasonable. These recipes definitely help.
You want to feed your family and yourself right, but you also want to stick to your budget. The two don’t have to be mutually exclusive, and here we’ve delivered some healthy recipes that also keep things reasonable in regards to price. Use these as a guide to create entire meals that clock in at only a few dollars per serving, or less in some instances.
When you’re trying to lose weight, desserts often get the torches and pitchforks treatment and are the first to go. But this doesn’t have to be the case. You can make desserts that use nutritious foods like antioxidant-rich fruits, and avoid the things that make typical desserts a no-go, items like cream, butter, and chocolate. Many times it’s enough just to make things from scratch so you’re not getting the additives that come from store bought desserts.
Here are recipe lists broken down by the type of meal you’ll be creating, so if you already have in mind what kind of meal you want, but need the step-by-step directions, you’ll be good to go.
Dropping some uncooked foods into a slow cooker, going about your day, and returning to a home filled with the smells of dinner is reason enough to start incorporating more Crock-Pot meals to your repertoire. The bonus is that these foods actually taste good, avoid ingredients that are bad for you, and provide complete meals you can serve and eat.
If you enjoy coming home to the smells of a meal that’s ready to serve, you’ll love our healthy chicken crock pot recipes. Each one is hand-picked for flavor, without sacrificing nutritional value. This means that you can feel good about serving it to your family, and to yourself. We’ve featured easy-to-prepare recipes as well as tastes from all over the world so you’ll never get bored.
Vegetarian meals are often a stumper for meat-eaters and vegetarians alike. Even with all of the foods that are available to use, it seems somehow limiting not to be able to add meat-based products to a meal. But there are plenty of vegetarian meals to make, and often it just take a bit of creativity to turn a popular meat-filled dish into a vegetarian sensation. You just have to start thinking outside the box.
Soups are fantastic foods to get good at because they’re easy to make in a healthy way, and they hit the spot whether you’re just needing something to hold you over until a bigger meal, using it as a meal starter, or rounding it out so the soup provides all of the essentials for its own meal. These recipes focus on keeping things healthy, keeping you within your caloric limits and accounting for your nutritional needs.
Chicken is often used as a meat when eating healthy because if you use the skinless and boneless variety you’re packing in plenty of protein without adding much to the bottom line in regards to fat and calories. It’s also a very versatile food, soaking up the flavors of the other ingredients, and picking up herbs and seasoning quite easily. There’s also a high margin of error, since it will still taste good if you cook it a little too much. Just be sure not to undercook it.