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Know any super healthy recipes?

Asked by Deja_vu (4157points) November 10th, 2010

I’ve been trying to be healthier lately. Do you have a good recipes? Since I have to cut out so much from my diet. I would like to try new things.

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Atacama's avatar

I was introduced to a super easy dish a few months ago that may have changed my life. A spring mix salad, topped with a few walnuts and a couple apple slices, using local apple cider as the dressing. I asked the girl who first made it for me for some more good recipes, and we ended up talking about the virtues of being a vegetarian, which after a few months has slowly started to become my choice of lifestyle.

I;m not suggesting this salad will make you a vegetarian, but you should give it a try. It’s easy, healthy (I think, anyway), and super simple to do 100% organically.

Cruiser's avatar

Oatmeal with skim milk for breakfast, can of tuna with ginger and lemon pepper for lunch, poached chicken breast with steamed veggies for dinner.

Stay off the whites (rice, bread, sugar) minimize the carbs and snack on fruit and nuts, carrots and a square of dark chocolate for desert!

My other rules are no or low salt, grill, bake or steam the foods and avoid fruit drinks and sodas.

marinelife's avatar

Any vegge recipe is super healthy. Roasting vegetables brings out the flavor.

Take a winter vegetable mix: butternut squash, onions, parsnips, carrots and sweet potato and cut them in chunks (peel the squash,sweet potato and parsnips), sprinkle with olive oil, salt and pepper, then mix it around to coat everything well. Roast at 425 degrees for 35 min, turning once. Note: you can vary the vegetable mix to your taste.

GeorgeGee's avatar

One of the most healthy and delicious recipes I know is Curried Cauliflower and Chick Peas over whole grain rice.

Curried Chickpeas with mangoes, cauliflower and spinach
1. 1½ cups canned chick peas
2. 1½ cups of cauliflower cut into small florets
3. 1½ cups of cubed ripe mangoes (2–3 mangoes)
4. ¾ cup of sliced red onions
5. 2 cups of loosely packed fresh spinach
6. 2 tbsp of lime juice
7. 1 tsp of turmeric powder
8. 1 tsp of masala powder
9. 1 tsp of curry powder
10. salt to taste
11. 1 tsp of sugar
12. Roast and powder 1 tsp coriander seeds, ½ tsp cumin seeds and 1 tsp mustard seeds)
13. salt to taste
14. 2 tsp oil
15. fresh coriander leaves for garnish
16. ½ cup apple sauce
17. ½ cup chicken or vegetable broth
18. 2 cups brown rice

1. Steam brown rice in rice cooker or pot on the stove with 2½ cups of water.
2. Blanch the cauliflower in boiling water for 2 minutes, drain and set aside
3. In a pan or wok heat oil and when hot, add the onions and saute till they are translucent.
4. Add the powdered mixture, broth and apple sauce and all the powders, salt and sugar and mix it in well
5. Add the chick peas and simmer 10 minutes
5. Add in the cauliflower and let the spices coat themand give a good toss and turn off the heat
6. Mix in the mangoes, lemon juice and spinach when ready to serve.
7. Sprinkle coriander leaves on top

crisw's avatar

What are you cutting from your diet? It would be helpful to know so we don’t give you lots of suggestions with things you can’t have.

crisw's avatar

{ see in another question that you like fresh-baked bread. May I suggest this book? Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day.

It is fantastic and has recipes for all kinds of dietary restrictions. I have a batch of the peppered pumpkin bread dough in the fridge right now…mmmm.

fundevogel's avatar

This isn’t really a recipe, but when I’m lazy and want a healthy lunch I bake a sweet potato (the orange kind). They’re filling, jam-packed with vitamins, and delicious. Plus it’s always easier to eat healthy when it it doesn’t require much more work than eating badly.

Just wash the potato, poke it a few times with a fork, wrap in foil and bake at 400 for 50–60 min (or until it’s soft).

Judi's avatar

Just making sure you include 5 cups a day of fruits and vegetables in a variety of colors is the healthiest thing you can do for your diet. It is high volume, low calorie food and full of phyto- chemicals and the variety of colors work together to give you a synergistic health benefit.

Deja_vu's avatar

Thank you guys for your fabulous answers :)))

truecomedian's avatar

Chocolate covered cat shit, it’s yummy and nutritious, just ask my dog, he cant seem to get enough of cat shit. I swear he eats it like its the best stuff on earth, does anyone else have this “problem” with there dog??

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