My favorite go to daily food anymore are tacos. I put a couple sprays of I can't believe it is not butter on corn tortillas and warm them up in a pan until soften and a couple ounces of asada or chicken. Little cilantro and salsa or lemon juice. Filling and tasty and low cal and low fat.
Fitness Minutes: (583)
79 3/25/13 1:33 P
I just made healthy goolash today and its flavor was almost the same as the regular kind I make. This recipe has two servings and is under 280 cal (estimation) per serving. I didn't use the garlic, but mine still tasted good.
6 baby carrots shredded (I used a cheese grater) 2 tbsp chopped red pepper 3 tbsp chopped onion 2 cloves garlic 1 c chopped tomatoes 2 tbsp ketchup 4 oz ground turkey 2/3 c dry whole wheat penne pasta (or whole wheat pasta of your choice) Salt and pepper to taste
Put ground turkey, carrots, red pepper, onions, and garlic into a frying pan. Cook together until turkey is done (white all the way through). Add the tomatoes and reduce (around 20 mins) or until liquid from tomatoes is evaporated. Add cooked penne noodles, then mix in the ketchup and serve.
I bought the Spark cookbook from here. It has a lot of great ideas in it, plus a lot of helpful information on things to substitute to make your favorite dishes healthier. I got it on Amazon.com for like $10.
Fitness Minutes: (8,106)
3/25/13 10:40 A
Try seasoning meats & veggies with Mrs. Dash no-salt
Another great one is www.food.com a free recipe share website that includes the nutritional information on all recipes and you can search by diet, genre, comfort, gluten free, dairy free, etc.
Fitness Minutes: (120)
3/24/13 11:35 P
One thing I like to do is take my favorite unhealthy recipes to see if I can make them healthy. Like macaroni and cheese for example. Do you have any favorite dishes you like to eat but aren't exactly healthy?
I second Eating Well (although their recipes tend to be too high-calorie for me and I have to do additional adjusting.) I also really love Cooking Light-- the older issues of the magazine were better IMO, and also more likely to be available for checkout from your public library. Their recipes tend to look kind of high calorie, but that's because the servings are huge. I like magazines with lots of attractive pictures more than cookbooks because I'm more likely to make a recipe if I see the finished product.
I echo Skinnytaste and add Eatingwell.com. Love Eatingwell - the almond crusted chicken fingers, turkey meat loafs, creamy Cajun chicken pasta, maple mustard pork and others are staples around here.
Fitness Minutes: (29,134)
464 3/24/13 7:18 P
Thanks. These sites are really helpful. Can't wait to try some of the recipes. Good luck with your weight loss. this is just why I love Sparkpeople. Everyone is always so helpful and has great ideas. Thanks
3/24/13 6:04 P
Another Sparker led me to look at this site www.skinnytaste.com/ and it has all kinds of good, tasty, "non-diet-food" ideas.
The SparkRecipes site, I find myself using it a lot lately too. I like plunking the "ingredients i have on hand" to the search bar and seeing what comes up. Even when I have seemingly unrelated ingredients, something interesting always comes up. For example, "sweet potato mango" = six or seven different ideas (I'll be making the salad with quinoa later this week actually) recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipes.asp?food=s weet+potato+mango&a=
Don't be discouraged by "low cal recipes" - if they are bland and boring - TOSS! Food is wonderful and can be creative and interesting and DELICIOUS while still being "good for you" and fitting into your eating plan!
I personally don't have any recipes to share, but if you go on sparkpeople's recipe site, sparkrecipes.com, there are a LOT of tasty recipes on there. Some are low fat, some are moderate, but you can search by different contents, depending on what you are looking for. I honestly can't name some off the top of my head but I have tried some and it is definitely worth checking out.
Fitness Minutes: (29,134)
464 3/24/13 5:05 P
I'm all for eating healthy and losing weight, but so many diet recipes just taste so blah. Anyone have any tasty, healthy recipes or websites to go. I also enjoy cooking. Thanks
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