How Eating Healthy Made Me a Better Person

It is essential to eat properly as the foundation of good health is having nutritious diet. Most of us may seem to be on a healthy diet, but we need to be sure that we are not missing the vital nutrients in the meals. There are some great eating healthy tips here for your consideration in ensuring your daily meals are as healthy as possible. Couple sites with great
Make use of spices and flavouring while preparing your low calorie and low fat meals. This is so that your low fat food is not tasteless, and more importantly, with the variety tastes in your food, you feel more satisfied with less food.

Fish is a perfect low fat food and it provides high quality of protein, calcium and other essential minerals. The high omega 3 content it carries makes it the ideal food for the brain. Be sure to include fish in your meals, at least twice weekly.

If you like to prepare sandwiches for your meals, do opt for wholemeal bread over white bread. Stay away from high fat meat such as pastrami and avoid unhealthy condiments. Use light or fat-free condiments with lean meats such as tuna, chicken breast or turkey instead. Lean white meat helps in reducing a great deal of saturated fat intake while retaining protein in your diet. It benefits the health of your heart, and supplies the nutrients needed in growing and repairing our muscles.

Remember to take as much green vegetables as possible in your daily meals. To make your green dish tastier while maintaining healthy, try creative ways in preparing them. For example, if you are too tired of eating steamed broccoli, you can try roasting it with olive oil with a sprinkle of sea salt on it. Serve it with a few drops of lemon and some grated Parmesan.

Salad is another healthy choice of food, but wary of your intake of the salad dressing that comes with it. Some salad dressing contains high content of nutritionally detrimental elements, like fats, which can be found in various salad dressings. Always ask for the dressing to be served separately in a cup from the salad when you are dining in a restaurant. In this way, you can avoid taking in too much salad dressing without you realizing it.

Do not eat excessively. Eat when you are hungry. Some people have the tendency to eat to relieve boredom or stress. A common mineral over consume by this group of people is sodium. It is common knowledge that sodium is a vital element for our nervous system to function properly. However, taking in too much of sodium can potentially lead to ailments like high blood pressure. Avoid fast food totally if possible. A site i recommend with great health and fitness tips and recipes

Excessive eating could also result in too much saturated fat being consumed. Saturated fat is harmful to the body and could lead to heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. To minimize consumption of saturated fat, be sure to use liquid plant oil, such as olive oil, coconut oil for cooking or frying.

It is really not too difficult in embarking on a healthy and nutritious diet journey. The basic principle of eating healthy is pretty easy to understand. The information provided in this article helped me took my first step into beginning a healthy diet journey. So join me and you will find yourself in better health than ever before you knew it.

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Favorite Protein Pack Tzatziki Dip

This super easy protein packed tzatziki dip is the perfect accompaniment to your crudite platter, to dress your favorite salad, or over chicken. Disclosure: I was contacted by Chobani to develop a recipe using their Greek yogurt, I was not compensated for my time or ingredients. All opinions are my own.

But how on earth could I just choose one way to use this thick, creamy, and tangy yogurt? I’m currently swimming in farmers market vegetables, so I thought I’d try to make something to dip fresh vegetables (and yummy multigrain crackers) into. After a second of thinking my favorite Greek topping came to mind…… tzatziki!

Have you had Greek tzatziki sauce/dip before? It’s really the most refreshing & delicious creamy topping to anything really, but is particularly delicious over grilled chicken and vegetables. Add a sprinkle of feta cheese and you’re golden. I know this isn’t your typical tzatziki sauce, no dill in sight! But dill is one of those flavors that I just can’t take in large amounts, and since this is my own recipe, I do what I want! So really, you need to spend just 5 minutes to toss this together and it might just change your life annnnnd keep you full because it’s chalk full of protein. I know, you’re welcome!

Favorite Protein Packed Tzatziki Dip
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Tzatziki sauce is a traditional Greek yogurt sauce. It’s typically full of fresh cucumbers, dill and citrus. Here’s a spin off of the traditional, but still as delicious and refreshing.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Chobani Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup English cucumber, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint, julienned
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • Fresh ground pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Mix all ingredients until well incorporated.
  • Serve

Notes
This delicious and simple tzatziki sauce is a unique protein packed sauce that’s delicious topping a salad, your favorite Greek gyro or salad, or as a dip for some pita chips or fresh vegetables.

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Winter Beet and Kale Salad with Clementine Vinaigrette

I’m so excited to share this winter beet and kale salad! I’ve always been a salad-at-a-restaurant fan, but not so much a salad-at-home fan. The toppings really make a salad in my mind & I am too lazy to do all the chopping and planning to make delish salads on the fly. Just do a day of chopping & you’ll have lots of ready to use salad and entree toppings that are colorful, crunchy, full of flavor and really good for you!

I’ve made this one for many a party & it really is easy. Plus, it’s good and filling as I include whole grains, a lean protein and nuts to add a bit more protein and some fat (with a crunch) to fill me up. It’s really one of my favorites!

I initially made this for my family in the fall, honestly they were a bit hesitant at first, then it grew on them & my sister asks for it all the time. I mixed up my regular homemade lemon vinaigrette dressing to use up some Costco clementines & I’m just a bit obsessed. The color is fabulous & they’re sweeter, so I didn’t have to add as much sugar as I did to the lemon dressing. Win, win, win!

Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
35 min
Ingredients

  • 1 large bunch kale, leaves taken off stalks and massaged
  • 3 medium beets, washed, peeled, and cubed
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 bell pepper, sliced
  • 3 stalks celery, cut into small cubes
  • large handful pistachios, chopped
  • 2-3 ounces Chevre Goat cheese
  • Add grilled chicken if desired

Instructions

  • Set oven to 400 degrees
  • Drizzle olive oil, salt and pepper over cubed beets, bake for 15-20 minutes
  • Top kale with other veggies and dress with clementine dressing.

Notes

  • You can top the salad with any veggies you’ve got on hand!
  • This salad can serve as a main course or as a side salad

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