Just thought we could benefit from sharing some of our favorite healthy foods. Recipe's welcome of course, but also simple stuff.
Some of my favorites. I keep it very, very simple.
Tuna fish-straight out of the can
Chicken Breast-cooked on a george forman
Cottage Cheese-great as a side dish
Black Beans-by themselves or mixed with eggs
Eggs (Save a lot of time scrambling them then microwaving them, very easy and fast)
Ground Turkey-substitute for ground beef, I actually like it better too
I like vegetables as snacks, but I get tired of the same old celery and carrots sometimes. I buy those bags of uncut green beans. I throw them on a baking sheet and put them in a 400 degree oven for about 10 minutes. This cooks them just enough and they're still crunchy and I can eat them with my hands. They actually taste pretty sweet.
Asparagus is also good prepared this way in the oven, then drizzled with a little balsamic vinegar.
It's a good way to make veggies easy. Sometimes I don't feel like fussing with the saute pan.
Greek Yogurt with fresh fruit (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)
Sliced Tomatoes and chopped Cucumber marinated in Balsamic vinegar, Olive oil and other spices is a great snack!!
I agree about the ground turkey. It is awesome and replaces all the beef in my cooking. My sister made us dinner two nights ago. She cooked up some lean chicken tenderloins and added a homemade sweet/spicy stirfry sauce, various sweet peppers, and served over whole grain rice. It was amazing.
My favorites are Hebrew National 98% fat free hot dogs. Not sure if they are totally healthy but way better than regular hot dogs. I also love Popchips for when I am craving potato chips or something crunchy. They have way less calories and fat than regular potato chips. One of my favorites for dinner is to buy ground chicken. It's not easy to find though. I like it better than the ground turkey. I like to fry it with vegis and fresh salsa and it that for dinner.
Hummus!! Love it with lots of raw veggies, especially broccoli. Or on crackers (baked and low sodium).
All kinds of nuts in moderation.
I am a bit weird, but I also like basically all veggies. Roasting or steaming them keeps the nutrients in much better than boiling them, plus it taste better. Roast in the oven with some olive oil, salt, and pepper, works on almost any veggie.
I’ve replaced my morning fried eggs (2) with the combination of 1 egg and 1/3 cup of egg whites... scramble it up and bang, tastes just like regular scrambled eggs with much less calories, and 0 fat. Add a slice of quality whole grain organic toast and a teaspoon of organic fat-free peanut butter and a wedge of pineapple for a satisfying, healthy breakfast.
Between meal snacks consist of things like Greek yogurt with granola, low-fat cottage cheese, raw almonds or a piece of fruit (apple, banana, mango slices, pineapple,etc). Sliced veggies are also good snacks - zucchini, cucumber, carrots, broccoli florets, grape tomatoes, baby carrots...