Convenience Can Be a Huge Burden to Successful Weight Loss
There’s certainly no easy way to win against the food choices we’re presented each day. As time passes, it seems that food simply becomes less and less healthy for us, as companies continue to pump oils, calories and synthetic sugars into the products they make. These products are not only cheap, but convenient, and can be quite damaging to those that wish to lose weight and stay healthy. The phrase “You are what you eat” is no more true than ever before, as people quickly gain weight and lose energy as they partake in these fattening easy foods. However, it’s never the only choice to go down this road, and there are ways to make food quick and healthy without ruining our bodies so readily.
It’s true that there’s no easy solution to weight gain, but at the same time, one of the easiest ways to fix these mistakes is to find fast and healthy food choices which can combat taking the easy road. If a delicious and healthy meal only takes 5 minutes to make, who would not want to do that instead of driving to the local fast food place and waiting just as much time? It’s our hope that everyone would do so if given the chance. One of the key ways to prevent weight gain is by actively pursuing convenient and easy ways to stay in shape and eat healthy foods. These include things like exercising daily, but also can include a lot of simple food choices which are not only easy to prepare, but cheap and fast.
Quick and Healthy Meals
Fresh Chicken Soup – After-Work Chicken Noodle Soup –
Hold off on the canned high sodium soups! We have found a very healthy recipe for chicken noodle soup which will blow you away. Including prep time, this amazing recipe takes only 15 minutes or less (faster if you have an induction stove). 2 cups of cut cooked chicken, 2 medium stalks of celery (chopped), 2 medium carrots (sliced), 7 cups of chicken broth, 1 cup of wide egg noodles and a chopped medium onion (around 1/2 a cup) is all that’s required as far as major ingredients. The rest are spices, such as 1/4 tsp pepper, 2 cloves of garlic finely diced and 1 tablespoon of parsley (fresh or 1 tsp of flakes).
You dump this all into a large saucepan, 3 quarts will do though larger is fine as well and simmer for 8-10 minutes. You now have a very healthy and very easy dinner.
Nutritional facts for this fast meal: 260 calories, 17g of carbs and 30g of protein! This is for the entire soup! I’m not sure about you, but that’s a whole lot of food.
Glazed Salmon With Mint and Cucumber Slaw – glazed salmon and slaw
You say, “I only have 15 minutes!”, well we have the answer for a full fledged meal in that time that’s extremely healthy. This recipe uses healthy salmon filets, frozen or fresh. 2/3 cup orange juice (no pulp), 6 tablespoons brown sugar, 2 teaspoons mustard powder (yellow is fine), 1/4 cup of rice wine vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt and 3/8 teaspoon of freshly ground pepper (substitute already ground if all that’s available). You will need 4 salmon filets (6 ounces each) and remove the skin. I find that the easiest way to do this is actually to quickly cook the skin side on the pain during the prep phase and it just peals right off. Then 1/2 small cucumber, 8 leaves of bibb lettuce and 8 sprigs of mint, then 1 orange peeled and segmented and 1 tbs of extra-virgin olive oil.
Starting with a standard saucepan, move the orange justice, sugar, mustard, 1/4 cup of the vinegar and 1/4 tsp of salt into the pan over medium heat. Bring them together until mixed and boiling and then simmer (reduce the heat back down). Takes about 8 minutes for this to thicken up a bit, make sure to leave it uncovered. This is your glaze. Stick the salmon into a broiler in the oven, though you can just use any pan and put foil over top it. Glaze the fish. Takes about 5 minutes with the oven on “broil” (or maximum depending on your type of oven). Salmon should be flaky. While this cooks dice up the cucumber, lettuce, mint and orange into a bowl and mix them up. Cucumber should be cut into strips like matchsticks and thin slices for the lettuce. Drizzle the oil, leftover vinegar, salt and pepper onto this and then add the salmon.
This is a particularly healthy full fledged dinner, and offers some great alternatives to “fast food” which not only is bad for you, but typically doesn’t taste so great. You will feel more energetic, and a lot healthier after only a few days of eating like this.
Janet is a provider of web’s only real HCG diet products, and outlines many of these fantastic recipes and how they can be used with HCG drops pure diet products on her blog.