Recipes for a Healthy Living

Today, many individuals are consuming processed foods with added chemicals, added sugars and high in cholesterol. Unfortunately, such foods results to a number of body complications including high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, obesity, diabetes, certain cancers and certain cardiovascular disorders. To avoid such ailments, it is important to consume healthy diet.

Scientists show that consuming of healthy foods with adequate amount of protein, complex carbohydrates, minerals, vitamins, antioxidants and other trace nutrients can boost the body metabolism, help the body to fight diseases, eliminate certain toxins from the body tissues and maintain the body general health. Such foods need to be low in calories, cholesterol, added sugar and low in fat. In addition, an individual needs to consume a lot of fruits, vegetables and water. If you are looking for a healthy diet, try some of these Healthy Recipes.

Healthy Recipes
Cinnamon Porridge with Berries and Banana
This is a super healthy recipe that is prepared using energy-boosting oats and fresh fruits
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Number of serving 4
• 150 g fat-free natural yogurt
• 400 g strawberries
• 3 sliced bananas
• 450 ml skimmed milk
• 4 tsp sugar
• 1/2 tsp cinnamon
• 100 g porridge oats
1. Mix the provided oats, milk, sugar, cinnamon and half sliced bananas in a medium sized saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil and keep on stirring. Continue cooking for the next 4 minutes under low heat
2. Remove the saucepan from heat and divide the mixture between 4 bowls. Top your meal with the remaining banana, a dollop of yogurt, strawberries and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

Vegetable Tagine with Raisins and Chickpeas
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Number of serving 4
• Chopped coriander, to serve
• 300 g frozen peas
• 425 ml vegetable stock
• 4 tbsp raisins
• 400 g can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
• 2 chopped tomatoes
• 2 large courgettes cut into chunks
• 1/2 tsp each ground cumin, coriander and cinnamon
• 2 onions, chopped
• 2 tbsp olive oil
1. On a saucepan, heat the olive oil and add the onions. Fry the onion for 5 minutes over medium heat until the onion turns golden brown
2. Stir in the spices provided then courgettes, vegetables, raisins, chickpeas and tomatoes. Bring the mixture to a boil
3. Cover the saucepan and simmer the mixture for 10 minutes. Then stir in the peas
4. Cook the peas mixture for 5 minutes. Remove the saucepan from heat. Sprinkle with coriander and serve.

Vegetable and Bean Chili
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Number of serving 4
• 400 g can kidney beans, drained
• 420 g can butter beans, drained
• 195 g can sweetcorn, drained
• 500 g chopped tomatoes
• 1 tbsp tomato puree
• 100 g red lentils, washed and drained
• 1 tbsp chili powder and 1 yellow pepper, chopped
• 2 courgettes, diced
• 1 large onion, chopped
• Thumb-sized piece ginger, chopped finely
• 1 clove garlic, chopped
• 1 tbsp olive oil
1. In a large pan, heat the oil. Add garlic, pepper, courgettes, onion and ginger and cook for about 5 minutes until soften. To the mixture, add the chili powder and continue cooking for about 1 minute more
2. Stir in tomatoes, tomatoes puree and 250 ml water. Bring the mixture to a boil.
3. Add the sweet corn and beans and cook for additional 15 minutes.

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