Eat Your Way to Fitness With These Easy Healthy Recipes

Easy Healthy Recipes
When it comes to healthy living, eating healthy holds the prime importance. Now, for eating healthy you got to know about some healthy recipes too! Healthy recipes include foods that are rich in all the essential nutrients required for good health.
Here is a list of some easy recipes which you can prepare for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
For Breakfast
Recipe
Ingredients

Grapes nut cereal - 3 cups
Semi-skimmed or skimmed milk - 1 cup
Applesauce (unsweetened) - 1 cup
Dried fruit, diced - 1 cup
Vanilla extract - 2 tbsp.

Preparation

Mix the ingredients and pour the mixture into a non stick cookware. Bake the mixture for about 35 minutes in an oven. Temperature of the oven should be maintained at about 350 degrees F. Once the mixture gets firm, allow it to cool down for sometime and cut into squares.
Recipe
Ingredients

Eggs, hard-boiled, half-sliced - 10 to 12
Butter and flour - 4 tbsp. each
Milk - 2 cups
Curry powder - 2 tsp.
Cream - 6 tbsp.
Salt and white pepper according to taste

Preparation

For this recipe, you can use a double boiler to melt the butter. Add flour and let the mixture cook for about 2 minutes. This mix would be the cream sauce. Stop cooking and add milk to the mixture slowly. Do not forget to keep stirring! Put the container back to be heated until the sauce thickens. Prepare a mixture of curry powder and cream and add it to the sauce. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Once the sauce has been prepared, place the half-sliced eggs in a casserole. The casserole should be buttered. Top the eggs with pimento strips. Now, pour the sauce all over and make sure the sauce reaches the bottom of the casserole. Now, all you have to do is to bake the mixture at 400 degrees F for about 20 minutes. Serve hot!
Recipe
Ingredients

Oats (quick-cooking) - 3 cups
Baking powder - 2 tsp.
Brown sugar - 1 cup
Salt - 1 tsp.
Eggs, beaten - 2
Ground cinnamon - 1/2 tsp.
Milk, fat-free - 1 cup
Butter - 1/2 cup
Peaches, chopped - 1/3 cup
Blueberries - 1/3 cup

Preparation

First, we would have to mix the dry ingredients together; which are oats, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, and baking powder. Thereafter, mix eggs, milk and butter. Ensure that the butter is melted from before. Add this mixture to the mix of the dry items. Now stir in the fruits. The next step would be to pour the mixture into a baking dish. Coat the dish with cooking spray before you do that. Do not cover the dish, and bake at 350 degrees F, for about 35 - 40 minutes, or you can also follow the traditional test. Insert a knife near the center and see if it comes out clean. If it does, then consider it cooked!
For Lunch
Recipe
Ingredients

Bacon - 12 slices
Margarine and all-purpose flour - 2/3 cups each
Milk - 7 to 8 cups
Baked potatoes, peeled and cubed - 4
Green onions, chopped - 4 pieces
Shredded cheddar cheese - 1 to ¼ cups
Sour cream - 1 cup
Salt and black pepper - 1 tsp. each

Preparation

Start with medium heat to cook the slices of bacon in a non-stick frying pan. Cook until they turn brown and thereafter set it aside. Do remember to drain and crumble before setting it aside. You can use a pot that is used for preparing soup stock, for melting the margarine over medium heat. Whisk the margarine smooth with flour. Add milk to it gradually and keep on stirring until you get a thick paste. Add potatoes and onions and boil the mixture.

Boil the mixture at a low temperature and add bacon, cheese, sour cream, salt and pepper. Continue stirring and when you see that the cheese is melting, it's time to serve the soup and enjoy its taste!
Recipe
Ingredients

Chicken broth, low salt - 2 cups
Grape tomatoes, cut in half - 1 cup
Cucumber, peeled and chopped - 1/2 cup
Red bell pepper, chopped - 1/2 cup
Green onions, sliced - 1/4 cup
Rind of lemon, grated - 1/4 tsp
Lemon juice - 2 tbsp.
Extra virgin olive oil - 4 tsp.
Sage, chopped - 1 tbsp.
Couscous - 3/4 cup
Salt and pepper - 1/2 tsp. each

Preparation

To prepare this delicious dish, all you have to do is to heat the broth and bring it to boil, while gradually adding in the couscous. After it has boiled, give it about 5 minutes to stand. Thereafter, add in the rest of the ingredients and serve it in a large bowl.
Recipe
Ingredients

Chicken, cooked, shredded - 1/2 cup
Carrots, shredded - 1/4 cup
Barbecue sauce - 2 tbsp.
Light ranch dressing - 2 tsp.
Sandwich bun, whole wheat - 1
Lettuce - 1 leaf

Preparation

Toss in chicken, the sauce and carrots in a bowl and mix them properly. Spread the dressing on the bun, and top with the chicken mix and lettuce. There you are! A simple, easy and healthy meal for lunch.
For Dinner
Recipe
Ingredients

Macaroni - 2 cups
Cambell's cream of celery soup and tuna - 1 can each
Cream cheese - 1 small package
Garlic and dry mustard - ½ tsp. each
Milk - ¼ cup
Onion, finely chopped - 1
Grape nuts - ¼ cup
Butter or margarine - 2 tbsp.

Preparation

First, cook the macaroni according to the directions given on the package. Make a mix of the cream cheese, milk, and cream of celery. Add mustard, chopped onion, and garlic, and stir in macaroni. The grape nuts are for toppings but before doing that you need to mix them with melted butter. The dish needs to be baked for about 45 minutes at 375 degrees F.
Recipe
Ingredients

Chicken breasts, boneless - 4
Tomato, chopped - 1/2 cup
Cucumber, peeled and chopped - 1/4 cup
Onion and cilantro, finely chopped - 2 tbsp. each
Lime juice - 1 tbsp.
Salt - 1 tsp.

Preparation

Since this method involves grilling the chicken breasts, so it would be a good idea to heat the grill first. In the meantime, mix the ingredients such as cilantro, tomato slices, slices of cucumber and onion, lime juice and salt in a casserole. Place the casserole in the refrigerator for about half an hour. Now, oil the meat and grill until the flesh remains no longer pink. Each side might take about 7 - 8 minutes to be grilled properly. Place the cooked meat in a plate and top it with the salsa you have just prepared. And finally, enjoy the treat!
Recipe
Ingredients

Cornmeal - 1-1/2 cups
All-purpose flour - 2 cups
Milk - 2 cups
Baking powder - 1 tbsp.
Sugar - 2/3 cup
Salt - 1 tsp.
Eggs - 2
Vegetable oil - 1 cup

Preparation

The oven has to be preheated at 400 degrees F. Make a mix of cornmeal and milk, and wait for 5 minutes. In the meantime, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add eggs, oil, and the mix you prepared earlier. Mix the ingredients well until smooth. Pour the batter into the pain, and bake for 30 - 35 mins.
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