Easy recipe with nutrient information!
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One healthy tip at a time!
It is very important to include every food group (meats, fruits, vegetables, dairy, and grains) in our diet. Each food group provides essential nutrients that our body needs for growth and maintenance. Eliminating any specific food group, that many popular diets ask for, may lead to quick weight loss but does not lead to a positive lifestyleContinue reading “One healthy tip at a time!”
Eggless Breakfast Ideas
Eggs are the best source of protein food at breakfast! As I have mentioned in one of my previous posts, it is important to have a combination of protein and carbohydrates at every meal. Click here to read the post on a balanced breakfast. For those picky eaters, like my cousin, I put together aContinue reading “Eggless Breakfast Ideas”
Easy Hummus Recipe with Nutrient Analysis
Hummus is a very common side dish in the Middle East that is gaining popularity in the West. It is a great low calorie snack and a good vegetable source of protein. Chickpeas, the main ingredient in hummus, are rich in fiber and protein. They also contain vitamins and minerals such as folic acid (chickpeas tend toContinue reading “Easy Hummus Recipe with Nutrient Analysis”
Breakfast: important meal!
Have a balanced breakfast that consists of carbohydrates and protein! Carbohydrates: choose “complex” carbs that will provide soluble fiber. It will slow stomach emptying and help you feel fuller longer. Good sources are oatmeal, whole wheat bread, brown rice, apples, and kidney beans Protein: good lean sources of protein are chicken, turkey, fish, eggs, milk, yogurt, beans,Continue reading “Breakfast: important meal!”
Homemade Strawberry Smoothie
This simple and easy smoothie is a great snack that will provide calcium, vitamin C, vitamin E, potassium, and some monounsaturated fats (healthy fats)! Number of servings: 2 150 calories per serving Ingredients: 1 cup frozen strawberries 1/2 medium banana 1 cup of skim milk 1/2 cupContinue reading “Homemade Strawberry Smoothie”
Baked Tilapia for desi taste buds
Why should I eat fish? It is a good source of lean protein and contains omega 3 fatty acids – good for the heart! What is the recommendation? Eat 2 servings of variety of fish/week What do you need for this recipe? 5 Tilapia pieces (~4 oz piece) 2 tsp Red chili powder 1/2 tspContinue reading “Baked Tilapia for desi taste buds”
My Plate vs. My Plate
I know it’s not easy nor is it fun to count calories – you just want to enjoy the meal! USDA came out with the My Plate few years ago and I believe it is a great guide to eating healthy. It gives a quick visual of how our plate should look to be on theContinue reading “My Plate vs. My Plate”
Chappli Kabab: healthier version
Chappli Kabab is one of my favorite foods but it is usually deep fried in oil. My mom slightly adjusted the recipe on the back of the Shan Chappli Kabab masala box to make it a little healthier. Bake it don’t fry it! Forget the egg! Go lean! Serving size: 2 kababs Number of servings:Continue reading “Chappli Kabab: healthier version”