Cooking Foods That Are Good For Your Health

May 28th, 2012 / / categories: Cooking /

Most people are well aware that fast food and on-the-go packaged snacks are not part of a nutritious diet. Even including the best vitamins within this diet often times does not work. Living in such an on-the-go culture, sometimes making healthier food choices takes a backseat to a busy lifestyle. But it certainly is not impossible to take a few extra minutes in your day to prepare some more wholesome meals to enjoy.

Scrambled eggs can not only be very quick to prepare and cook, but also quite healthy. Instead of butter, use a canola oil spray on your frying pan. Eggs are somewhat higher in cholesterol, so try adding in some egg whites along with your regular eggs. If you want to add some cheese for flavor, go for a lower-fat version. Throw in some diced peppers or tomatoes to get some veggies in your meal. It literally takes minutes to gather your ingredients and cook this nutritional breakfast food.

Craving some pizza for lunch? Why not try to make one for yourself in a flash? Your local supermarket should carry some already baked Naan bread, which is an Indian flatbread that you can be use instead of regular pizza dough. Go for whole wheat instead of regular white Naan. You can spread some pizza sauce, or even try bruschetta, pesto, or even jarred roasted tomatoes. Cut a few quarter-inch slices of lower-fat fresh mozzarella as your cheese. Chop up some fresh basil leaves and throw them on top. Add some black olives. Place your Naan pizza on a baking sheet, and pop it in no more than ten minutes. Naan bread pizza is absolutely delicious, and so easy to prepare.

Rather than order Chinese food for the fifth consecutive Friday night, try cooking a quick, healthy stir fry dinner. Stir frying is rather simple, and most of the few minutes it takes to complete is chopping peppers, cabbage, and some chicken breast. Add some oil to a wok or skillet and allow it to heat up. Add some minced garlic, and then throw in some ginger and green onions. Pop in some of the chicken. Take out the chicken after finished cooking, and put everything in a bowl. Then add some more oil to the skillet, and simply cook the veggies for five minutes. Add some chicken broth, and put on the lid, and allow to cook for 2 to 3 more minutes. Put the chicken back in for several minutes. This is much quicker, healthier, and even cheaper than Chinese take-out.

These are just a few examples of easy, quick alternatives to typical drive-thru food choices. There are literally hundreds of similar recipes all over the Internet and in cookbooks. “Fast food” doesn’t have to mean the local burger joint or food chain. Healthy, homemade meals can be just as “fast.”

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