Topic: healthy dinner recipes?
January 26, 2020 / By Erick Question:
ive been trying to get my husband and i to eat better so im looking for some healthy recipe ideas if anyone has got any would appreciate it thanks
Collin | 2 days ago
Just use real food to cook with. Stay away from all mixes, boxed helpers, any baked things with a really long shelf life.
Our bodies are equipped to take care of food. We dispose of unused fats. The thing which gives us a problem health wise is when we start eating a lot of foods with chemicals and additives in them. Processed foods really confuse our digestive system and throws everything off balance.
Eat unprocessed foods, organic when possible (no steroids, chemicals or hormones added).
Get some type of exercise every day!
If you do this your body will flow the food right through you...using what it needs and disposing of the rest.
How do I know? I eat anything I want as long as it is natural. I am 71...I go to the doctor once a year just for a check up. I never have head aches, have never had kidney infection, the flu, whatever other people get. I recently had a heart stress test and it showed my arteries all as clean as a whistle.
Rather than listing a bunch of healthy dinner ideas, I'll give you some suggestions on how to increase the nutrition in meals that you already make on a regular basis. It's much easier than listing recipes when I'm not sure what you do/don't like to eat. My family has been trying to do much the same thing as yours, so I'll list our favorite dishes to make as well.
First of all, convert all your pastas to whole grain/wheat. It's amazing how many calories can be saved when eating any type of pasta dish. The flavor is a bit different, but you will get used to it after awhile, and then you won't notice the change. Pretty much any type of pasta comes in a whole grain variety, so you shouldn't have any trouble finding exactly what you need for a recipe.
Use low fat ingredients for EVERYTHING. For example, cream cheese and sour cream don't need to be the full fat versions in many cases when you are cooking, despite what the recipe says. You will save a ton of calories this way, and the flavor isn't any different. Cheeses should be low fat or skim versions as well. This is a simple substitute that will make dishes MUCH healthier.
Bake or grill as much of your meats as possible (chicken breasts, pork loin, burgers, etc) because the grease drips away, and then you don't consume it. This is much better than pan frying. Using lean cuts of meat is obviously going to increase the nutritional value of your meals as well. Sometimes it is better to have a more fatty cut of meat, but if you are trying to watch what you eat then I would not suggest making something that requires a lot of fat in the meat.
One of our favorite meals to have is a spinach burger mixture over egg noodles. All you need to do is brown a pound of burger with some diced onion and garlic. Mix in a cup of low fat sour cream, two containers of frozen spinach (make sure to squeeze all the water out of the spinach first), a splash of milk, one can cream of celery soup, and two cups of shredded mozzarella cheese. Cook on a low heat until completely warm. Serve it over whole grain egg noodles for a fast, delicous dinner.
Another idea is barbecued chicken done on the grill with homemade sweet potato fries. Bake the potatoes in the oven at a very high temperature to get a crispy outside that resembles fries actually put into the deep fryer. You can have some steamed vegetables as a side dish. (P.S. Sweet potatoes are a great alternative to regular potatoes if you are watching what you eat.)
My last suggestion would be homemade soup. It's much better for you than the canned variety because you control what ingredients go into it. Load it up with fresh vegetables for added nutrition. Homemade soups freeze very well and serve as quick dinners on a busy weeknight. Sandwiches are a great side dish.
Here are a few of my favorite recipes for balanced healthy diet. People are surprised at how healthy chili is and it is very tasty
This is one of my favorite healthy dinner recipes