Your Guide To Great Health & Better Living

Make Each Day, a Low-Fat Day – I

“Vegetables are a must on a diet.
I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.” — Jim Davis

Yes, you can’t ever get enough of the dieting recipes, advantages of eating fit, getting rid of junk from your plate etc. But how much of that is practically possible in your daily routine? Do you always have time to go through the elaborate recipes and salads? Probably not! So why not set aside a day of the week, when you can actually go through the whole shebang of healthy eating and savor it. It could be a weekday or a weekend, but make sure to cut out junk, totally and not indulged in rich treats.

Breakfast : Raisin and Spice Oatmeal with Almonds

At just 219 calories per serving, you can easily afford to serve this oatmeal with a small glass of milk, for a very balanced, hearty breakfast. It’s also a quick recipe, cooking included, in just 10 minutes.

1 cup water
pinch of salt
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup non-fat milk
2 Tbsp raisins
1 tsp brown sugar
pinch of ground cinnamon
pinch of ground nutmeg
1 tsp roasted, slivered almonds
1. Pour the water and salt into a medium-sized saucepan, and place over medium-high heat. Bring the liquid to a boil, and then add the oats. Reduce the heat and continue cooking the oats for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
2. Remove the oatmeal from the stove, and stir in the milk, raisins, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
3. Divide the oatmeal into two bowls, and top each with half of the almonds.

It packs a punch of soluble fiber from the oats, a rich contributor to a healthy heart. An extra boost comes from the raisins, providing anti-oxidants which help to keep cells healthy by protecting them from free-radical damage.

Mid-day Snack : Low Calorie Blueberry Smoothie

The rich blue color in blueberries, is a well known cancer preventing anti-oxidant. Pair that with the fact that blueberries are naturally low in calories, and this recipe is top-notch when it comes to healthy recipes at just 120 calories.

6 oz. lite, blueberry yogurt
1/2 cup ice cubes (about 4)
1/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1. Combine the blueberry yogurt, ice cubes, and blueberries in a blender. Blend on high until the ice cubes are crushed into small pieces. Pour, and serve. You may top with a few extra blueberries if you wish.

Blueberries are an excellent addition to your diet in any shape or form. This smoothie makes great use of the juiciest fresh, or frozen blueberries around.

Lunch (Salad) : Spinach Salad with Nectarine and Balsamic Vinaigrette

This healthy recipe is loaded with Vitamin K (for good bone health), thanks to all that spinach. Spinach also contains healthy flavonoids that function to protect against ovarian and prostate cancer.

1 tsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp canola oil
1 tsp chopped fresh basil
Salt and pepper to taste
1 cup baby spinach leaves
1/4 cup sliced, fresh nectarines
1. In a small dish, whisk together the balsamic vinegar, canola oil, chopped basil, and a dash of salt and pepper to taste.
2. In a large bowl, toss together the spinach and sliced nectarines. Drizzle the balsamic vinaigrette over the salad.

Fresh fruit and spinach make for a light a healthy summer salad at just 65 calories. Add more seasonal fruits as per your taste like fresh strawberries or raspberries for the nectarines.

Lunch (Main Course) : Salmon with Citrus-Cilantro Salsa

The power nutrients in this healthy recipe for salmon, aside from the muscle-building protein, is omega-3 fatty acids. These acids are important for protecting heart health, and may also benefit eyesight, mental health, and immunity. Paired with a rich dose of vitamin C from the oranges, this salmon with citrus-cilantro salsa is a stellar healthy recipe.

1 5-ounce salmon fillet
1/8 tsp ground red pepper
1/8 tsp ground paprika
1/2 cup orange segments, with membranes removed
1/4 cup chopped, fresh cilantro
1 green onions, chopped (about 1/4 cup)
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1/4 tsp canola oil
1/8 tsp salt
1. Preheat oven to 350°.
2. Place salmon, skin side down, on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Combine salt, ground red pepper, and paprika in a small dish and prinkle mixture evenly over salmon fillets.
3. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes, or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
4. While fish is baking, slice orange segments into 1-inch pieces. Combine orange segments, and the next 5 ingredients in a small bowl.
5. When the fish has finished baking, place the fillet on a serving plate and spoon the salsa onto the salmon.

Per Serving: Calories 221, Calories from Fat 81, Total Fat 9g, (sat 0.5 grams), Cholesterol 80mg, Sodium 203mg, Pro 30g, CHO 5g, Fiber .75 g
This surprising quick dish, does look laborious and that’s it beauty. Apart from the fresh cilantro and oranges that compliment each other so beautifully, creating a light and fresh topping for the peppery salmon.

More Snacks, Dinner and Desserts to follow in Part II

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

21 Responses to “Make Each Day, a Low-Fat Day – I”

  1. […] lunch, salad, snacks. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. → Posts From Other Blogs You May […]

  2. I am no longer certain where you’re getting your information, however good topic. I needs to spend a while learning much more or understanding more. Thank you for excellent information I was searching for this info for my mission.

  3. Wonderful work! This is the kind of info that are supposed to be shared across the net. Shame on the search engines for now not positioning this publish upper! Come on over and discuss with my website . Thanks =)

  4. I am fairly without a doubt Let me realize an abundance of new stuff right here!Top of good luck for the following!

  5. Hiram Selbe says:

    Thanks for the strategies presented. One thing I additionally believe is that credit cards providing a 0% monthly interest often entice consumers together with zero rate of interest, instant approval and easy over-the-internet balance transfers, but beware of the number one factor that will certainly void your 0% easy neighborhood annual percentage rate and as well as throw you out into the poor house quickly.

  6. Of course, what a great blog and revealing posts, I will bookmark your site.All the Best!

  7. One thing is that if you find yourself searching for a student loan you may find that you’ll want a cosigner. There are many circumstances where this is correct because you might discover that you do not use a past credit score so the mortgage lender will require that you’ve someone cosign the money for you. Great post.

  8. Hugh says:

    Hello, i read your blog from time to time and i own a similar one and i was just wondering if you get a lot of spam responses? If so how do you reduce it, any plugin or anything you can advise? I get so much lately it’s driving me crazy so any assistance is very much appreciated.

  9. I’ve learn a few just right stuff here. Definitely price bookmarking for revisiting. I surprise how a lot attempt you put to create any such excellent informative website.

  10. I enjoy you because of every one of your labor on this blog. My mother enjoys going through research and it’s really obvious why. My spouse and i know all of the powerful way you give effective tips by means of this website and as well as improve contribution from people about this content and our own girl is now studying a lot of things. Take pleasure in the rest of the new year. Your conducting a great job.

  11. hey, your internet site is superb. We do appreciate your work

  12. Tessie Hoh says:

    I’d have to examine with you here. Which isn’t something I usually do! I enjoy studying a put up that will make folks think. Also, thanks for permitting me to comment!

  13. I liked up to you will obtain carried out proper here. The sketch is attractive, your authored material stylish. nonetheless, you command get got an edginess over that you would like be delivering the following. sick for sure come further beforehand again since precisely the similar nearly a lot continuously within case you protect this increase.

  14. hey buddy, this is a extremely fascinating post

  15. Lu Mantegna says:

    I truely enjoy your blog. Say thanks a ton for the post.

  16. Dude.. I am not much into reading, but somehow I got to read lots of articles on your blog. Its amazing how interesting it is for me to visit you very often.

  17. Absolutely indited content, Really enjoyed reading.

  18. This is very fascinating, You’re an excessively professional blogger. I’ve joined your feed and look ahead to searching for extra of your fantastic post. Additionally, I’ve shared your website in my social networks!

  19. enjoyed your insight here.

  20. Title…

    Hey! Just wanted to send a quick note to say neat blog!…

Leave a Reply