Eating healthy does not mean that you have to sacrifice the taste of your food. There are plenty of healthy dishes that taste delicious if you know where to look. This year, make it a goal for you and your family to eat healthy. You should get the daily nutrients and vitamins that you need to function well and you can get them from your food. To get your started, here are three simple and healthy meals that you can try with your family.
Crab and Avocado salad
This dish takes 30 minutes to do and is an easy way for you to have a healthy dish with your family. You will need:
½ pound green beans halved
2/3 cup of low-fat plain yogurt
1 to 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons of low-fat mayonnaise
3 anchovy fillets, chopped
½ cup of fresh chives, chopped
Freshly ground pepper
¼ cup fresh basil, chopped
½ pound of crab meat
3 romaine hearts, chopped
1 pint of cherry tomatoes, halved
1 ½ cups whole wheat croutons
1 avocado, diced and pitted
Get a saucepan and boil salted water. Add the greens and cook until they are tender, but still crispy. Drain the water and run the greens under cold water. Get a blender and puree the anchovies, basil, lemon juice, chives, mayonnaise, and yogurt. Season with pepper and salt to taste. Toss half of the avocado, the crabmeat and a tablespoon of the dressing. Get another bowl and toss the greens, romaine, croutons, and the remaining avocado. Place the romaine salad in a serving bowl and top with tomatoes and the crab mixture.
Pork tenderloin with balsamic onion-fig relish
For a hearty dinner with your family, enjoy this simple dish. You will need:
1 pound of pork tenderloin, trimmed
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
8 ounces pre-chopped onion
1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
8 dried figs
Pre-heat your oven to 425°F. Season the pork with salt and pepper, and then coat in cooking spray. Get a cast-iron skillet, coat with cooking spray, and heat. Add the pork and cook until it is brown on all sides. Chop the figs and combine water, vinegar, and soy sauce in a bowl. Remove the pork from the skillet and add the figs, onion, and vinegar mixture. Bake the pork uncovered for 15 minutes. Afterwards, add the onion mixture and covered the meat loosely with a foil. Let the pork stand for about 5 minutes before slicing and serving.
Peanut Butter Granola
This is a quick and easy breakfast that is sure to be good for your health. Here’s what you need:
1 cup roasted peanuts
3 cups rolled oats
½ teaspoon salt
¼ cup canola oil
½ cup pure maple syrup
½ cup creamy natural peanut butter
First, preheat your oven to 300° F. Mix the peanut butter, salt, oil, and maple syrup in a bowl. Add the peanuts and oats. Transfer the mixture to a baking sheet with sides. Bake the mixture for 30 to 40 minutes until golden brown, making sure to toss once in a while. Serve the mixture with yogurt and your choice of berries.
Eating healthy can be quick and easy as you can see with these recipes. If you want to be healthier, make sure to check the nutrition facts label for items that you purchase. You’ll have a pretty good idea on the nutrients that you can get from the food that you eat!