Author: Emily S. Johnson
Not everyone among us is a fitness freak. At young age you might not have paid attention to what mom used to say; that is - having healthy and nutritious food. For years you have consumed large quantity of burger, pizzas and colas. You found it heard to resist the temptation of ice creams, French fries and doughnuts. But if you are to join the forty-club it's time you should start eating healthy. Try some healthy diet recipes for yourself and for your family as well. In fact a healthy mother is the pillar of a happy and healthy family.
Many of us bear a wrong notion about health food. We think that health food is always minus the taste. But that is not the case with our healthy recipes that are available on websites and online magazines related to food and recipes. You can include in your daily diet some easy to cook soups that are both healthy and delicious. These easy recipes allow you to customize the soups accordingly with seasonal ingredients. Even if cooking is not what you really like these soups are some of the easiest meals to cook at home.
If you are tired of having the same old tomato soup everyday then do some experiments with it to please the entire family.
Heat the soup with 1/4th tea spoon of garlic powder and Italian seasoning each. Then add previously cooked meatballs in the soup.
Slit hero rolls and stuff the meatballs within. Top it with grated cheese. Broil it till the cheese melts. Or you can bring Italian flavor to American tomato soup by adding melted cheese tortellini to it. Finally serve the soup with grated Romano cheese sprinkled on it. And see the reaction of the people at the dinner table!
We all know that chicken soups are part of a healthy diet. Make ordinary chicken soup tastier with its Mexican variation.
Cook a basic 'all-you-can-eat' soup first. In a nonstick saucepan pour some water and add pieced carrots, onion, celery and garlic.
Cook it for 8 to 10 minutes until the vegetables softens. Then add tomatoes with its sides slit open along with chopped cabbages and green beans. Pour more water and broth and add salt and pepper for taste.
Cover the saucepan and let it boil. When all the vegetables turn soft your soup is ready to put in boneless chicken chunks to it.
Add some cumin seeds and corns and heat the soup to boil again. When chicken becomes tender simmer it for few minutes with crumbled tortilla chips. Finally serve with sprinkled cilantro and lime juice on it.
Vegetables are low in calories and rich in vitamins. To get fresh and supple skin and flat abs vegetables should be essential part of your diet. Your must have been presenting salads and veg-soups on the dinner table for long and fed-up that your kids do not even want to taste them anymore. Try this vegetable soup that is tasty, easy to cook, cost effective and at the same time rich in nutrition values. To make this soup you only need seasonal vegetables and lentils. Regular vegetables will also do.
Chop vegetables such as cauliflower carrots and broccoli. Chop some fresh tomatoes finely and put it aside for later use.
Crush some green cardamom, cinnamon and clove together to create a spice mixture. Now pour the lentils into water and let it boil for 5 minutes. After 5-6 minutes add the chopped vegetables into it along with pinch of salt, black pepper and spice mix.
Boil the whole mixture for about 30 minutes. Stir it well so that the vegetables blend well. After 30 minutes add the chopped tomatoes in it and simmer for few minutes more. Finally, our appetizing Tomato-Vegetable soup is ready to serve.
Very easy, isn't it?
So, spice up your menu with some easy healthy recipes. Switch to a healthy diet today because to think healthy you need to eat healthy.
Emily S. Johnson is a self-published author and food critic. She writes articles on healthy diet and recipes for you. For more easy recipes, she recommends you to visit: http://www.womansday.com/Articles/Topic/easy_recipes.html