Healthy recipes, measuring cups I know that most women are always looking for Healthy Recipes, or they want to know how to revamp the recipes that they already know how to make healthier.
Clean Eating Is Delicious!
I get asked all the time… “Laura, what do you eat???!!!!”
Well, first off, I follow the principles of clean eating. In a nutshell, clean eating is eating foods like fresh (preferably organic) produce, lean meats, whole grains and healthy fats. An easy way to explain is… “just eat foods that have ONE ingredient.” For example, apples, carrots, broccoli, brown rice, chicken, salmon… you get the idea. You can read more about clean eating here.
In keeping with the principals of eating clean, I also try to eat a mostly Raw Food Diet. Please, don’t let the term raw food scare you. Some of you are conjuring up images of bowls full of wheat grass and germinated seeds. No, no, no… I am not telling you to eat like that unless you are so inclined! If you want to know more about eating raw, you can read about that here “raw food diet.”
There are a fortune of healthy recipes that you can make with raw foods. Think about your favorite veggies in a salad, toss in some avocado, some ahi tuna, some raw walnuts, and you can make your own salad dressings with balsamic vinegar, olive oil, red pepper, cilantro. The possibilities for making healthy meals with raw foods are endless. Click here if you want to learn how to make some more raw food recipes.
I personally love to drink “blender salads,” and I drink one nearly every single day. Blender salads are loaded with vitamins and minerals and best of all they are convenient when you are on the go. As a bonus, they give you amazing energy and hydrate your body. My favorite blender salad recipe can be found here blender recipes.
One thing I want you to keep in mind is that pretty much any recipe that you love can be made healthier by eliminating those ingredients that are not good for you with “clean” ingredients. A tip here for making your meals healthier is to take it one meal at a time.
Start with breakfast, for example. If you like oatmeal and you are buying “packaged” oatmeal, switch to whole grain rolled oats. Okay, it may take you a few minutes longer to make it in the morning, but the benefits far outweigh the additional few minutes you are taking out of your day. Toss in some cinnamon, maybe a half a banana or some fresh berries. You can also add some raw agave nectar and ground flax seed. Scramble up some egg whites with veggies and you have a perfectly perfect clean breakfast, and it’s good!
Here is a totally NEW idea for breakfast: Try a Breakfast Salad!
For busy women on the go, a great alternative is to whip up a quick and super nutritious smoothie. Here are some great Protein Shake Recipes that will only take a minute to make but pack hours of energy!
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