Thursday, March 8, 2007

A few easy meal ideas

Eating healthy can be a little confusing at first if you have been used to eating greasy and fried foods for most of your life. I'm going to give you a few ideas that I personally use. Most of them are easy to make and are low in calories and fat! Remember to measure out your portions so that you know exactly how much you are getting. Once you measure your food out a few times you will begin to be able to eye ball it without having to measure it exactly forever!

Most people think that salads are boring and you are right, they can get boring if you eat them every day or if you don't add a little bit of variation to them here and there! I love to make a nice big salad with lots of cut up veggies and cheese and then add some grilled boneless skinless chicken breasts with fat free ranch dressing on top! It ends up being very filling and you get your meat and veggies in there, too!

I also love taco salad, done in a simple way. It's basically lettuce, sliced veggies of your choosing, salsa (which is very healthy), a few crunched up baked tortilla shells, a little bit of taco meat, shredded cheese and you can even top it all off with some fat free sour cream! Just like the above salad, it ends up being very filling and you are getting your healthy veggies in there! As long as you don't go overboard on the taco meat and cheese it will be low in calories, also!

Eating healthier doesn't mean that you have to cut out all of the good tasting foods completely. You can still have spaghetti. You can still have macaroni and cheese, you can still even have french fries (bake them in the oven, don't deepfry). The main thing to be careful of is your portions. Make sure you measure them out so you know exactly how many calories you are consuming and make sure to fill your plate with vegetables and fruits to keep you full!

Next, I will be talking about a few good dessert choices that I love!

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