Why Is Eating Healthy So Important?
Eating healthy is important to your health and your overall well being. When you eat healthy, you reduce your chances obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes. When you are at a healthy weight, you will feel good about yourself. You will be more outgoing and may want to get out more. While the idea of eating healthy sound like a good one, many people don’t. They think that they just don’t have enough time in their day to prepare a healthy meal. This is not true. There are hundreds of healthy recipes that can be prepared in 20 minutes.
Crab Cake Burgers
These burgers have a great crab flavor without being masked by too many seasonings. This recipe will sever 6 people, and takes only 20 minutes to prepare. Best of all, it only has 163 calories per serving.
- 1 pound of crabmeat
- ½ cup of panko breadcrumbs
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup of mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon of onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
- 4 dashes of hot sauce
- 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
- 2 teaspoons of unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons of minced chives
- 6 whole wheat buns
In a large bowl, combine the crab, breadcrumbs, eggs, mayonnaise, mustard, chives, lemon juice, onion powder, hot sauce, and pepper. Form 6 patties.
In a large skilled, heat the oil and the butter over medium heat. Contine heating until the butter is no longer foaming. Cook for about 4 minutes, or until the patties are golden brown. Flip them, and cook the other side for another 4 minutes.
Toast the whole wheat buns, and put 1 teaspoon of tartar on each burger.
Omelets are not just a breakfast food. They are also a great idea for brunch or dinner. This recipe makes two servings, and contains only 267 calories per serving.
- 4 large eggs
- ¼ cup of cooked spinach
- ½ cup of feta cheese
- 2 scallions, sliced very thin
- 2 tablespoons of chopped dill
- 2 teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil
In a medium bowl, blend the eggs with a fork. Add the feta, scallions, dill, and pepper. Squeeze the spinach to remove any excess water, and add it to the bowl as well. Mix very gently with a rubber spatula.
In a 10 inch skillet, heat the oil. Next, pour the egg mixture into the pan, tilting the pan so that it is distributed evenly. Lift the edges to allow the egg that is underneath and uncooked to flow. Cook until the omelet is light golden. Preheat the broiler and place the pan under the heat until the top is set. This should take 1 to 2 ½ minutes. Cut into wedges and serve while hot.
Barbecued Chicken Burritos
Just because you are trying to eat healthy, it doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy your food. This recipe serves 4 people, and has only 304 calories per serving.
½ pound roasted chicken. Remove the skin and meat from the bones, and shred the chicken
- 1 cup of canned black beans, rinsed
- ½ cup of frozen corn
- 4 leaves of romaine lettuce
- ½ cup of barbeque sauce
- ¼ cup of low fat sour cream
- 2 limes cut in wedges
- 4 whole wheat tortillas (10 inch)
In a large skillet, heat the chicken, barbecue sauce, corn, beans, and sour cream, over medium heat. Cook until hot, for about 5 minutes.
To assemble the wrap, place a piece of lettuce in the center of each tortilla. Top it with ¼ of the chicken mixture. Roll it up like a burrito. Slice each burrito in half, and serve with lime wedges.
Why Fast and Healthy Recipes are Best
Rather than going to a fast food restaurant when you don’t have much time to eat, you can make a healthy meal in your own home in about 20 minutes. Each of these recipes is delicious and good for you.