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Simple Healthy Food Recipes

Updated on October 22, 2011

A healthy diet doesn’t necessarily include boiled vegetables and meat. A healthy diet, rather, is a fat free diet which is rich in proteins, carbohydrates and important vitamins and minerals. A good diet is free of extra fat and provides you with all the essential elements that are good for health.

Those who believe that loosing weight would deprive them of all the good food are completely wrong. You can still eat burgers, cakes, cookies and many of the otherwise fattening food products even when you are on a diet! There are many fat free version recipes of your favorite food items having the taste delicious taste as the original, only differing in the amount of fat.

Following are a few healthy recipes that are rich in everything but fat and also provide a great taste along with all the other good things.

Singapore Hot Fried Rice

This easy to make, healthy recipe is rich in proteins and carbohydrates. This low fat dish has a brilliant taste with a touch of Asian spices that are surely to make your taste buds sizzle!

Ingredients Required:

  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, chopped (also deveined and deseeded)
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 egg
  • 4 table spoons of peanut oil
  • 1 tablespoon (approx) of water
  • 5 cups of whole grain rice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Scallions and raisins for garnish

Method For Preparation:

  1. Beat the egg lightly with minced garlic.
  2. Heat 1 table spoon of oil in a wok and make a thin omelet of the beaten egg.
  3. Make a paste of onion and the jalapeno peppers in a blender
  4. In the remaining oil of the wok gently fry the paste for two minutes. Add in the rice and gently stir fry.
  5. Stir fry for few minutes serve topped with raisins scallions and the omelet.

SERVES: 4

Cucumber Salad

This fat free and extremely delicious salad is perfect to be server with spicy barbeque dishes.

Ingredients:

  • 4 large cucumbers, with their skin peeled off
  • 1 medium sized red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup of fresh mint and cilantro
  • 3-5 whole dried red pepper
  • 2 cups of rice vinegar
  • 2 cps of cold water
  • 2 cups of granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of salt

Method For Preparation:

  1. Cut the peeled cucumbers in to half, remove the seeds and then cut them into thick crescent shaped slices.
  2. mix the cucumbers, onions, mint and cilantro in a bowl
  3. In a mixing bowl, pour in the water, vinegar and salt and sugar. Stir until the sugar dissolves.
  4. Now the pour the mixture over the cucumber mixture, stirring lightly.
  5. The salad is now prepared, cover and refrigerate. Serve chilled.

SERVES: 6-8

Low Fat Fish Stew

Fish is rich in proteins which makes it an important constituent of a healthy diet. This stew, unlike other meat stews is highly rich in proteins and has very little amount of fat.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound fish fillet of your choice (preferably salmon) and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 medium sized potatoes, diced into 1 inch dices
  • 2-3 stalks of celery
  • ¼ cup of chopped parsley
  • 3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped

  • 2 medium sized carrots cut roughly into 1 inch slices
  • 2 medium sized onions, chopped
  • 1 medium sized green pepper, cut into thick slices
  • 1 can of tomato sauce
  • 1 can of tomatoes
  • 1-2 table spoons of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of ground thyme
  • 2-3 table spoons of water
  • 1 bay leaf

Method For Preparation:

  1. Put a pot over flame and add water, garlic and onions into the pot.
  2. Cook for 3-5 minutes over a medium flame until the onions soften and the water evaporates.
  3. Add in the potatoes, carrots, peppers celery, tomatoes, tomato sauce, honey and the seasonings.
  4. Now bring it to boil. Once boiled, cover the pot with a lid and let it simmer for 50 minutes.
  5. When the potatoes are tender, add in the fish and cook, uncovered for 8-10 minutes.
  6. When the fish is cooked, turn off the heat and sprinkle chopped parsley over the stew before serving.
  7. Serve the stew with freshly baked crisp bread and green salad.         

SERVES: 4

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