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Recipes to maintain a healthy diet

Who says that healthy diet recipes cannot be tasty?  Not only do they taste good, they're good for you!  There's no reason that you cannot eat delicious meals such as meat or cheese lasagna, chicken parmesan, or a juicy hamburger.  It's how you prepare these meals and the ingredients that you use which makes the difference.  

Healthy cooking recipes are readily available.  All you have to do is look for them.  For those who do not like to cook, find easy recipes to make.  No one says that you have to make a seven course dinner.  A two course meal will be fine!

A healthy diet recipe can be made with everyday ingredients such as broccoli, chicken, carrots, or whatever it is that you like to eat.  The key is to "trim" the fat off of certain recipes.  For example, if a recipe calls for sour cream, use low or non-fat sour cream.  Organic sour cream is even better.  So you see, all recipes can become healthy diet recipes!

Healthy Diet Recipes

Crunchy Chicken Dish


1 Cup cornflakes
1/4 tsp. thyme
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 lb. skinless, boneless chicken breast
1 Tbs. margarine, melted


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Crush the cornflakes between two sheets of wax paper.  Mix
the crushed cornflakes with the thyme and pepper. Rinse the chicken thoroughly and pat dry
with paper towels.  Place the chicken, breast side up, in a 13x9x2-inch baking pan.  Brush the
chicken with the melted margarine. Sprinkle the cornflakes on top of the chicken breasts.
Cover the baking pan with a lid or a large sheet of foil tucked under the sides of the pan.  Bake
for 30 minutes. Carefully remove foil, then bake, uncovered, for another 30 minutes.

Yield: 4 servings
Source:  How to Cook for People with Diabetes

Italian Stuffed Peppers


1 clove garlic in olive oil
3 slices whole wheat bread, crumbled
olive oil, just enough for sautéing
1 can pitted black olives
1/2 Cup grated parmesan or mozzarella
1/2 tsp. dried basil
1/2 tsp. dried parsley
1 18 oz. can crushed tomatoes
4 medium bell peppers, any color
1 large carrot, grated


Saute the garlic in olive oil. Add the crumbled bread, a can of pitted black olives, and 1/2 cup
grated cheese. Stir over medium heat for 10 minutes, adding water to moisten as necessary.
Then, add and stir in the basil, parsley, and can of crushed tomatoes.

Slice the tops off the 4 peppers. Stuff them with the mixture and replace the tops. Place them
in a baking pan with 1 inch of water mixed with 1 grated carrot. Bake at 350 degrees for 30
minutes, basting occasionally with the carrot mixture.

Source:  Recipe4Living

Pulled Turkey Barbecue Sandwiches


1 Jennie-O Turkey loin
Barbecue sauce
Salt and pepper to taste


Take Jennie-O turkey loins and place in crockpot.  Add your favorite bottle of barbecue sauce
and salt and pepper. Cover and cook on high for approximately 3 hours until meat falls apart
with fork.  Take fork and shred the turkey breast, cover and cook an additional 20 minutes.

Source:  Recipe4Living

Broiled Lemon Fish Fillets


1 lb. orange roughy, tilapia or mild fish fillets
4 Tbs. butter or margarine, softened
1 tsp. dried basil
Juice of 1/2 fresh lemon
Salt and pepper to season


Combine the butter and basil in a small bowl.  Place fillets on a lightly greased broiler pan.
Spread the fillets with half of the butter mixture.  Broil 5- 8 inches from the heat for 5 minutes.
Turn and spread with remaining butter.  Squeeze the lemon juice over fillets and broil another
4- 5 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.

Source:  Recipe4Living

These healthy diet recipes are easy to make.  All they take are ingredients that you already have in your refrigerator or cupboard.  It's still a good idea to check your grocery list twice just in case you want to make one of these delicious meals.

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