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Healthy Recipes

Healthy Recipes for Staying Fit and Fine


In order to remain fit and healthy, the right foods must be consumed. Home-cooked meals are considered better than those prepared in restaurants. If you’re looking for healthy recipes to help you lose weight and maintain a fit figure, the following recipes may help.


Broccoli, Apple Salad, and Honey Mustard


The ingredients required to prepare the dish include 2 bunches of broccoli (about one pound in total) with stems, a Fuji apple sliced thin and cored, half a cup of salted and roasted sunflower seeds, and quarter heaping cup of chopped parsley or arugula leaves. The salad will require three tablespoons of whole-grain mustard, two tablespoons of honey, two tablespoons of olive oil, two tablespoons of vinegar (coconut, red wine, white wine, or apple cider), and black pepper and salt to taste.


To prepare the dish, place a big pot over a medium-high flame and add about an inch of water. The water must be brought to a boil after adding a steamer. The broccoli florets must be cut into small pieces and the stems must be thinly sliced. Both the florets and the stems must be inserted into the steamer. The ingredients must be covered and let to steam for a couple of minutes. Remove the ingredients from the steamer, rinse with cool water, and set aside. Olive oil, mustard, honey, vinegar, pepper, and salt must then be mixed in a big bowl. Vigorous whisking is necessary until all the ingredients blend thoroughly. Sliced apple, sunflower seeds, arugula, and broccoli must be added to the bowl and tossed thoroughly. Let it chill for about thirty minutes and then serve cold.    


Celery Salad with Yam Sliders


The ingredients required to prepare this dish will include two large yams, four stalks of celery, craisins, goat cheese, pecans, flat parsley, and champagne vinaigrette. The vinaigrette can be prepared using olive oil, whole grain mustard, lemon, freshly cracked pepper, and champagne vinegar.


The yam sliders can be prepared by preheating an oven to about 450 degrees and slicing each yam into medallions of an inches thickness. The slices of yam must then be placed on a sheet for baking covered in pepper, salt, and oil. Allow it to bake for about fifteen to twenty minutes. Then flip the slices of yam and bake the reverse side for about five to ten minutes before setting it aside to cool.


To prepare the celery salad, the dressing will have to be created first. Whisk olive oil and vinegar in a ratio of 1:2. Additional vinegar may be added to taste. Squeeze one half of a lemon, collect the juice, and add a tablespoon of whole grain mustard to the olive oil and vinegar. Cracked pepper can be added to taste. Chopped parsley, sliced celery, pecans, and craisins must be added to a bowl and tossed with the dressing. The salad must be assembled atop the medallions. Goat cheese must be sprinkled on the dish just before it is served.


Healthy recipes such as these will not only provide great and delicious nutrition, but will also help you lose a considerable amount of weight.     



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