3 Healthy and Easily Prepared Meals
Like everyone, you probably wish you had better eating habits. Staying focused on your health is a round-the-clock practice that can get old with the same tired recipes, especially if these dishes lack flavor, which can leave your belly and taste buds feeling dissatisfied. Indeed, some healthy meals are great in theory, but once you take a bite, exactly why you chose the dish takes a backseat to lack of enjoyment. Yet, while taste can often get in the way of an otherwise perfectly good meal when nutrition is the main motivation, this isn't necessarily the case for every dish. So if you're looking for a few new flavors to enjoy, here are 3 easy-to-prepare meals that will leave both your body and taste buds fully satisfied.
Mushroom and Asparagus Cauliflower Rice with Low-Fat Mozzarella Cheese
You've probably seen the little packs of plain riced cauliflower in the frozen section. Maybe you've even picked up a bag or two. This simple cauliflower rice medley can be prepared in under 25 minutes and enjoyed by just about everyone.
In a nonstick saucepan, throw in your bag of cauliflower rice, along with your diced mushrooms and asparagus, on medium and cover with a lid. Once your rice has started heating up, add 1/4 cup of low-sodium chicken stock for taste. This gives the rice a delicious poultry flavor.
At 25 minutes, turn off and throw in a 1/4 cup of low-fat mozzarella and stir. You'll be amazed how far this tiny amount will go, creating a satisfying, creamy texture that won't leave you bloated but simply satisfied.
Ground Turkey and Spaghetti Squash Pasta with Veggies
If you're a carb lover, chances are you'll enjoy its substitute, spaghetti squash. It can often be easy to overindulge on things like pasta, with all its comforting properties. However, a large bowl of spaghetti squash noodles can be just as delicious, with the added benefit of leaving your belly warm but your tummy tight.
Go ahead and set your oven to 400 and cut your squash into 4 parts then scoop out the seeds. Place your pieces of squash onto a nonstick baking pan. Grease it slightly to ensure easy clean up (or use tinfoil) and stick it in for 20 minutes.
While your noodles cook, warm up a nonstick saucepan on medium and toss in your ground turkey. While it simmers, slice up your own perfect amount of onion, garlic, and zucchini, and add them in after about 6 minutes. Give your meat and veggies another 10 minutes to cook, stirring occasionally. Your squash and meat-veggie medley should be done at the same time. Careful not to burn yourself, scratch out your squash from its gourd onto a plate, pour your ground turkey and veggies over it and enjoy.
Blueberry Apple Smoothie with Spinach and Greek Yogurt
If you're busy like most people, it can be hard to get in a meal that's fast, delicious, and healthy. Packed with fiber, antioxidant vitamins, and minerals, smoothies can be an excellent way to both satisfy your hunger cravings on the go and enhance your well-being.
Simply throw 1 diced apple, 1/2 cup of blueberries, and a generous handful of spinach into a mixer. Add 4oz of greek yogurt (plain or flavored) and some crushed iced then blend and serve. Feel free to substitute greek yogurt for either low-fat greek yogurt or water. It's your choice.
Another excellent way to increase your smoothie's benefits can be to add in a vitamin supplement such as green superfood powder, which has been known to encourage healthy digestion while decreasing bloat and promoting detoxification.
The importance of eating right and feeling good cannot be understated, but better health should never be at the expense of flavor. With how often your body requires nourishment, it's only right that you enjoy what it is you're eating. In short, your taste buds demand satisfaction. Give in.