Recipes for healthy, tasty food?
Topic: Recipes for healthy, tasty food?
June 16, 2019 / By Clementine Question:
It's not like I think I am fat or anything, but, I want to have some good options for food, like for a snack. Also, some good food to make for my family. Does anyone know some good recipes for salads, snacks, main courses, anything or a site that would be helpful?
Best Answers: Recipes for healthy, tasty food?
Bekki | 2 days ago
You can cut down on fat and calories by using cottage cheese instead of ricotta. As a rule, the best cooking oils are those you can see through with olive oil being the best. Anything like shortening is pure fat, don't use it. You can tell it's bad because it's solid white.
Snack on celery sticks, they have negative calories which means the body expends energy trying to digest them. Cucumbers fly under the radar for carbohydrates so they're good and if you have diabetic tendencies, perfect for the diet.
Low fat bread sticks are good when you want something crunchy but not the fat and oils of chips.
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Originally Answered: Can anyone suggest cheap, healthy and tasty (mixed/single) bean vegetarian recipes?
I love all kinds of bean dishes too! You don't really need recipes. Just add your favorite legumes (beans, peas, and lentils) to many of your favorite dishes. They come in dozens of varieties. They taste great with rice, tortillas, pasta, soups, salads, even on top of a baked potato. Have you tried blending them into a dip like hummus or mashing them into a veggie pattie?
Beans are inexpensive, tasty, versatile, and high in all sorts of nutrients. They are very convenient to keep in your pantry, whether you choose dried or canned. I like to cook a large pot of beans on the weekend, so I can add them to all sorts of meals throughout the week.
Here are some very easy recipes to get you started. Have a look at the Power Plate website. Click the legume section of the plate to find recipes with beans. If you wish to look at brown rice or other whole grain options, you will enjoy that section of the plate as well. Have fun!
RecipeZaar and Allrecipes are some great sites for all kind of recipes. They are simple, tasty and are easy on the budget.
My all-favorite however is Epicurious.com. You can set up an acct for free and keep favorite recipes in a 'recipe box'. It is easy to navigate and can be filtered by cuisine, level of expertise, kid-friendly, low carb, etc. You can filter by ingredients that you already have, and the ease of preparation based on the time you have. I am an ok cook (many say great cook..but there is a lot of room for improvements). I like this website best because it offers many exotic dishes that are easy to prepare. I am always looking to find something new.
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healthy pasta salad:
1 lb spaghetti or other pastas, cooked & rinsed
2 cups Wishbone Fat-free Italian dressing
1 small onion, very finely diced
1 large tomato, diced
1 can black olives, sliced or roughly chopped
2 tablespoons McCormick Salad Supreme Seasoning (available in spice section)
1Combine all ingredients well.
2This should sit at least 30 minutes, but its best if it can sit overnight.
Healthy banana loaf:
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup unsweetened dried shredded coconut
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup mashed banana
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons honey
1Mix together flour, coconut, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl.
2Combine banana, oil and honey.
3Stir into flour mixture quickly but gently until just combined.
4Do not overmix (Batter will be rough or lumpy and stiff).
5Spread batter evenly in a lightly greased 8 x 4 inch loaf pan.
6Bake in 350 degree oven 45 to 50 minutes until tester inserted in center comes out clean.
7Cool in pan 10 minutes, turn out of pan and cool completely on rack.
8Wrap in waxed paper and store overnight before slicing.
9If keeping for longer than 2 days, refrigerate.
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.Crab Salad Melts
3 asparagus spears or 12 snow peas, trimmed and thinly sliced (about 1/3 cup)
8 ounces crabmeat, any shells or cartilage removed
1/3 cup finely chopped celery
1/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
1 scallion, finely chopped
4 teaspoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon low-fat mayonnaise
1/4 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
2-5 dashes hot sauce
Freshly ground pepper to taste
4 whole-wheat English muffins, split and toasted
1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
1. Place rack in the upper third of the oven; preheat broiler.
2. Place asparagus (or snow peas) in a medium microwave-safe bowl with 1 teaspoon water. Cover and microwave until tender, about 30 seconds. Add crab, celery, bell pepper, scallion, lemon juice, mayonnaise, Old Bay seasoning, hot sauce to taste and pepper; stir to combine.
3. Place English muffin halves, cut-side up, on a large baking sheet. Spread a generous 1/4 cup of the crab salad on each muffin half and sprinkle each with 1 tablespoon cheese. Broil until the cheese is melted, 3 to 6 minutes.
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Snacks: Any vegetables. Dried fruit. Nuts. I probably wouldn't go overboard on the druid fruits and nuts. Lately I've been into the Roasted soy beans. Delicious and nutritious!
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Originally Answered: tasty low fat soup recipes?
Here are a bunch of low fat soups:
And if you need only low-calorie, as opposed to low fat, try some of these:
You can make a lot of "cream-of" soups too (cream of cauliflower, broccoli, etc) that aren't bad in the fat or calorie dept simply by using 2% (or even lower-fat) milk rather than cream along with the broth/water, etc, (sometimes a bit of potato or even potato flakes help too), and making sure the other ingredients are flavorful...yum! I also like to blend up most of each cream-of soup for that creamier mouth feel.
(most soups freeze pretty well too so you can freeze portions then pull them out for snacks, or for eating before dinner/lunch or alongside them, to help give you that full feeling)
HTH, and best of luck!