Monthly Archives: March 2014

How To Cook Fish – Simple & Delicious [Infographic]


How To Cook Fish – Simple & Delicious [Infographic]

Fish should be an inevitable component of your weekly meal plan and therefore it’s necessary to know how to cook it in a simple and delicious manner.

Well, I suggest you to take a look at this amazingly-brief Infographic published by Gourmandia, on Visual.ly that shows you 6 ways of cooking fish:

6 Ways of Cooking Fish - Simple and Delicious

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What’s Your Favorite Fish Cooking Method?!

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Healthy Cooking & Eating Quote #3


Healthy Cooking & Eating Quote #3:

Healthy Cooking & Eating Quote #3

“People who love to eat are always the best people.”

Julia Child

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9 Tips For Creating a Healthy Meal Plan (Part 2)


As I mentioned the first part, creating a healthy meal plan is basically one of the most important steps everyone should take to have a right eating habit on a daily basis. This is the second part of the 2-part series of articles providing you with effective tips for creating a healthy meal plan.

9 Tips For Creating a Healthy Meal Plan (Part 2)

9 Tips For Creating a Healthy Meal Plan (Part 2)

I have provided for you totally 9 tips for creating a healthy meal plan, 5 tips were given in the first part and here are the remaining 4 tips. Hope you find them useful:

Tip #6 – Get More Healthy Fats & Exclude Unhealthy Ones:

Fats are not avoidable and unnecessary. Instead they should be included in a healthy meal plan since your heart, brain, skin, hair and nails need this nutritional compound so badly. The main point is getting healthy fats such as monounsaturated fats (found in olive oil, canola oil and peanut oil, avocados and nuts) and polyunsaturated fats such as Omega-3 and Omega-6 (found in fish and fish oil, sunflower seeds and walnuts).

You may also exclude unhealthy fats from your meal plan such as saturated fats (found in animal sources) and Trans fats (found in margarine, cookies and fried foods) and or at least minimize their consumption on a daily basis.

Tip #7 – Consume More Healthy Carbohydrates & Whole Grains:

Yes, there are healthy carbs and you should eat them more. Carbohydrate is one the most essential nutritional compounds that should be consumed for providing enough energy. Healthy carbohydrates include beans, fruits, vegetables and whole grains (whole wheat, barley, brown rice, and quinoa). These stuff contain fibers filling you for a longer period as well as providing important substances such as antioxidants.

You should also reduce the consumption of bad or unhealthy carbohydrates in your meal plan. Eating foods containing white rice, white flour and refined sugar should be minimized as much as possible as these stuff are low in fiber and healthy nutrients as well as digest quickly causing spikes in blood sugar level.

Tip #8 – Get Calcium Sufficiently:

Calcium is necessary for your body as it plays a major role in many functions such as building blocks for bones and teeth and participating in muscle contractions, nerve function, blood clotting and cell signaling. Therefore, its addition to a healthy meal plan in a sufficient amount is vital. Calcium can be found in many sources including dairy products (milk, cheese and yogurt), beans (black beans, white beans, pinto beans and black-eyed peas) and greens and vegetables (kale, broccoli, cabbage, asparagus and squash).

The Calcium Recommended Dietary Allowance is 1,000-1,300 mg/day. This amount is obviously different for infants and children.

Tip #9 – Minimize the Consumption of Salt and Sugar:

By eating more fruits and vegetables, lean meat, whole grain and healthy fats, you are already trying to minimize the consumption of salt and sugar. However, you may also reduce getting candies, cookies, cakes, desserts, soft drinks, frozen food, fast food, processed food, soy sauce, canned soups and ketchup. Instead you may try to eat more fruits and vegetables, add natural sweeteners to your foods and drink more water.

The above tips were the most important points to take into account when you are going to create your healthy meal plan. You can also read the fist part here:

9 Tips For Creating a Healthy Meal Plan (Part 1)

Do You Have Any Other Tips For Creating a Healthy Meal Plan?

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9 Tips For Creating a Healthy Meal Plan (Part 1)


Creating a healthy meal plan is probably one of the most important steps you should take on the path of healthy eating. It’s not about making a very strict diet that scares you right from the beginning, it’s about creating a smooth healthy plan that you love to follow and stick to.

9 Tips For Creating a Healthy Meal Plan (Part 1)

There are some principles you should take into account while creating a healthy meal plan. First, you have to know those basics in order to be able to practice them on a daily basis when it comes to your eating habits.

9 Tips For Creating a Healthy Meal Plan (Part 1)

I have provided here 9 tips for creating a healthy meal plan for you, hoping to help you get a better picture about diet, nutrition and meal plans. This is the first part of a 2-part series containing 5 tips. You can read the second part here. Read them one by one and make some notes if you want:

Tip #1 – Change Your Attitude:

Instead of thinking about a healthy diet as a big dramatic change, set up yourself as you are going to take easy and doable steps. That way, your attitude about the healthy eating approach will be improved and you’re more determined to stick to your healthy meal plan.

You have to simplify your habits in terms of thinking about variations, freshness and color rather than counting calories and measuring portion sizes. You also need to start slow and keep going gradually rather than expecting immediate results. Remember the main goal of a healthy meal plan is about being healthy, having enough energy and reducing the risks of diseases, so any change even in minor dimensions matter.

Tip #2 – Maintain Balance & Moderation:

Having a healthy meal plan does not mean omitting the foods you love. The main point is not to exclude certain foods such as sweats, salts and even some unhealthy foods instantly, since you can still take advantage of each and every food group.

A healthy meal plan helps you to create an eating habit composed of eating more healthy and fresh food groups and getting less and less other “controversial” foods. But, banning yourself completely from these foods will have a temporary effect since you will still be craving them. Try to keep the balance and reduce gradually those unhealthy foods as well as their portion sizes.

Tip #3 – Adopt Healthy Eating Habits:

You may have heard this phrase many times before that state: “it’s not about what you eat, it’s more about how you eat!”. That’s true. You should adopt some healthy eating habits in order to be able to follow your meal plan.

First, you should think about listening to your body which never lies to you. If you’re hungry, eat something instead of ignoring your body which will turn your metabolic activity into a saving mode, a negative impact on your system. Try to eat socially and avoid sitting in front of TV or Computer while eating. Eat breakfast and never ignore this very important meal even if it’s a simple snack.

While you are eating, you should take it easy and eat in small portions and also chew slow. Finally, if it’s possible, try to not eat late at night and have your dinner early in the evening.

Tip #4 – Get Fruits and Vegetables:

For creating a healthy meal plan, taking fruits and vegetables into account is essential since these stuff are low in calories and packed with fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Some great examples of fruits would be apples, berries, oranges, bananas and mango. Fresh vegetables can be ranged from Greens such as broccoli, cabbage, kale to Sweat Vegetables including beets, sweat potatoes, onions, corn and carrots.

These food groups should make the main foundation of your healthy meal plan not just because of their healthy nutritional facts, but also their color, variation and freshness.

Tip #5 – Add More Proteins:

Proteins are the best food groups after fruits and vegetables in your healthy meal plan. They give you enough energy to maintain your regular physical activity. Additionally, they contain amino acids which are the building blocks of your body cells and tissues, maintaining your muscle mass and accelerating your body growth especially for children.

Sources of protein vary and it’s necessary to know the main ones such as beans like lentils, black beans and garbanzos, soy products such as soy milk and tofu, and nuts including walnuts, almond and pistachios. Remember the quality and size of protein portions matter when your are creating a healthy meal plan.

The above-mentioned tips are the most important points when you are going to create a healthy diet. In the next part, 4 more tips are provided for you that are likewise essential and you have to take them into considerations as well. You can read the second part here:

9 Tips For Creating a Healthy Meal Plan (Part 2)

What Are Your Tips For Creating a Healthy Meal Plan?

After reading this 2-part series of tips about creating a healthy meal plan, do you have anything extra to add? Why not share your experience with us about your healthy diet?! It’s appreciated.

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Should You Choose a Theme For Your Holiday Cooking?


Either it’s Christmas or any other occasion, you may wonder if you should choose a theme for your holiday cooking or not. Well, it may end up a challenging task, but it’s always good to have variations based on a theme.

Should You Choose a Theme For Your Holiday Cooking?

For some families, there is constant competition from one year to the next one to top the efforts of the hostess for the last season’s holiday festivities and cooking.

If you are looking for a great way to do just that when it is your turn to do the holiday cooking for the family, how about breaking with tradition and creating your own theme for the holiday?

I know it may seem a little rebellious and some may not like it but others may find it ingenious.

You can make your holiday cooking fit any theme or situation you like. You can create the perfect picnic complete witch a checked table clothe, seating on the ground, and baskets filled with goodies for everyone to dig in when ready.

The idea is to do something a little bit (okay I admit it a lot) different from what others have done in the past and give them ideas to build upon for the next holiday cooking theme.

If you decide to go with the picnic theme, be sure to bring drinks, cheese, and plenty of finger foods that travel well. If the weather permits (and it may depending on where in the world you live) you can actually make a picnic event of your turn doing the holiday cooking.

You can set your food up and display your cooking efforts like buffet if that’s what you like, though I hope your cooking is much better than most of those I’ve tried. The point is to make the theme something that is new and a little bit different but also that isn’t really related to the holiday but allows the family to enjoy the benefits of the occasion, which includes the pleasure of each other’s company.

If you really want something new go with an ethnic theme for your holiday cooking. This leaves a lot of room to explore and those who have the duties of cooking for the holidays next year will have a hard act to follow if you choose a theme that you really enjoy eating and cooking and decorate well to suit the theme. Let your imagination, personal tastes, and knowledge of your family be your guide as you decide what theme to incorporate and how far you want to take it. You can even have a lot of fun by issuing a challenge from the very beginning.

One fun theme that I’ve always wanted to bring into my Christmas cooking (specifically) is a Medieval Christmas theme. I think it would be fun to require costumes for the dinner, dancing afterwards, and observance of some of the cultural ‘manners’ of the time for the celebration of Christmas. It just seems like such a fun way to spend the day with family and loved ones even if you are doing the cooking. The good news is that with a Medieval Christmas cooking theme you have a little bit of room to let your imagination run wild and it will definitely be a hard act to follow.

The downside is that skipping tradition is always a risk. If you are worried that your family might not like it, ask first, and then decide if this may or may not be the right move for your family situation. You could always do the other as a Christmas party or for your own personal Christmas with immediate family only (though arguably that would be less entertaining).

Do You a Choose a Theme For Your Holiday Cooking?

How about you? Do you follow the regular routines or you give variations and choose a theme with some differences? Let us know what you think and share your ideas right below!

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Healthy Cooking & Eating Quote #2


Healthy Cooking & Eating Quote #2:

Healthy Cooking & Eating Quote #2

“Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are.”

Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

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Top 10 Healthy Recipes


Are you looking for the top 10 healthy recipes about appetizers, main dishes, desserts and snacks? Do you want to to get some ideas for breakfast, brunch and lunch? Well, congratulations! You’ve come to the right place!

Top 10 Healthy Recipes

Top 10 Healthy Recipes

I have prepared a top 10 list on healthy recipes for different purposes such as appetizers, main dishes, desserts and snacks. Go ahead and check them out one by one, bookmark each and every page for future reference and share the articles!

Top 10 Healthy Appetizer RecipesTop 10 Healthy Appetizer Recipes

Here is a list of top 10 healthy appetizer recipes you should try out. They are all healthy, quick and easy to make.


Top 10 Healthy Main Dish RecipesTop 10 Healthy Main Dish Recipes

This one is a list of top 10 healthy main dish recipes for you, mostly are easy and quick meals to prepare and cook.


Top 10 Healthy Side Dish RecipesTop 10 Healthy Side Dish Recipes

Here’s a quick list of top 10 healthy side dish recipes I have prepared for you based on many sources. You should try them out!


Top 10 Healthy Dessert RecipesTop 10 Healthy Dessert Recipes

This one is a list of top 10 healthy dessert recipes you have to try. Fortunately, they are so simple and fast to make and of course healthy.


Top 10 Healthy Salad RecipesTop 10 Healthy Salad Recipes

I have found so many great salad recipes on the Internet and prepared a list of top 10 healthy salad recipes for you.


Top 10 Healthy Snack RecipesTop 10 Healthy Snack Recipes

This one is a list of top 10 healthy snack recipes prepared for you which are very easy and fast to make, healthy and delicious.


Top 10 Healthy Breakfast and Brunch RecipesTop 10 Healthy Breakfast and Brunch Recipes

This is a list of top 10 healthy breakfast and brunch recipes, for those who wants to eat before noon and stay healthy.


Top 10 Healthy Lunch RecipesTop 10 Healthy Lunch Recipes

I have provided a list of top 10 healthy lunch recipes for you to give you some ideas about what to eat in the middle of the day!


Top 10 Healthy BBQ and Grilling RecipesTop 10 Healthy BBQ and Grilling Recipes

It is a list of top 10 healthy BBQ and Grilling recipes for you to give you ideas and inspirations about what to grill!


What Are Your Top 10 Healthy Recipes?

If you have any other ideas or suggestions, feel free and leave your valuable comments right below and let us know about your top 10 healthy recipes!

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Top 10 Healthy BBQ and Grilling Recipes


Do you love BBQ & Grilling? Well, I’m so crazy about foods that are grilled. The real thing is how to prepare them healthy.

Top 10 Healthy BBQ and Grilling Recipes

Grilling is one of the healthiest cooking methods and if you know what and how to grill, then you’re on the right path of healthy eating. Just find the best healthy recipes!

Top 10 Healthy BBQ and Grilling Recipes:

You can grill literally anything, However, I have prepared a list of top 10 healthy BBQ and Grilling recipes to inspire you, the selection is based on the ratings and reviews on Allrecipes.com:

1. Unbelievable Chicken:

Ready in about 9 hours

Well, marinating the chicken breast halves in vinegar, mustard, garlic, lime and lemon juice and salt and pepper takes a few hours. Grilling them is so easy and quick though, not to mention delicious!

2. Key West Chicken:

Ready in about 60 minutes

This one is based on marinating chicken is soy sauce, vegetable oil, honey, garlic and lime juice for half an hour and then just grill!

3. Grilled Fish Tacos with Chipotle-Lime Dressing:

Ready in about 6 hours

You need to marinate Tilapia filets with honey, lime juice, lime zest, vinegar, olive oil, garlic, cumin, chili powder, seafood seasoning and black pepper, refrigerate overnight and then grill.

4. Pineapple Chicken Tenders:

Ready in about 75 minutes

This healthy grill can be served as an appetizer or a light meal with salad, prepared by grilling marinated chicken tenderloins.

5. Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs:

Ready in about 150 minutes

This healthy grill can be made by marinating boneless chicken breasts with ginger, oil, sherry, brown sugar and soy sauce and grilling properly.

6. Chicken Satay:

Ready in about 165 minutes

This is another healthy grill, based on a Thai-style, marinated in peanut butter and soy sauce and then grilled quickly.

7. Spicy Chicken Breasts:

Ready in about 30 minutes

This spicy grill is prepared by mixing boneless chicken breasts with garlic and onion powder, paprika, thyme and pepper and then grilling.

8. Maple-Garlic Marinated Pork Tenderloin:

Ready in about 8 hours

For those who are pork-lovers, this is a nice and healthy BBQ and Grill option, made of pork tenderloins marinated with maple syrup overnight and grilled afterwards.

9. Jenny’s Grilled Chicken Breasts:

Ready in about 45 minutes

Chicken breast, lemon juice, onion powder, dried parsley and salt are the only ingredients of this simple and healthy grill.

10. Easy Grilled Chicken Teriyaki:

Ready in about 1 day

Well, it indeed takes time to get prepared, but it is so simple. Just marinate the chicken breasts with Teriyaki sauce, lemon juice, oil and garlic in a resealable bag and grill it the day after.

(Source of information: Allrecipes.com)

What Are Your Top Healthy BBQ and Grilling Recipes?

If you like barbecuing and grilling, then you should have a list of healthy BBQ and Grilling recipes at home. Why not share it with us and let other people know about your ideas?

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The Health Benefits Of Leafy Greens [Infographic]


The Health Benefits Of Leafy Greens

Do you know any leafy green? How about their health benefits? I’m talking about nutritious vegetables such as Arugula and Swish Chard.

OK, take a look at this amazing content-rich Infographic published by HealthCentral, on Visual.ly that illustrates the health benefits of leafy greens:

The Benefits of Leafy Greens

by HealthCentral.
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Do You Know Other Leafy Greens?!

If you are a healthy eater, then you should know these health benefits of leafy greens. Do you know any other plants in this category? Share your valuable knowledge with us and leave your valuable comments below!

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Healthy Cooking Videos: My Food Diary


Having a food diary gives you the right directions about what to eat each and every day. The smart move is to have a healthy food diary that helps you eat properly, stay healthy and even lose weight.

Healthy Cooking Videos: My Food Diary

Healthy Cooking Videos: My Food Diary

I have provided you here with 3 amazing healthy cooking videos published by TheThirdShift, a popular and high-quality content channel in the health and fitness field. Sit back now and get ideas by watching these videos!

#1 –  My Food Diary: What I Eat (Low Carb) (Part 1):

This video shows you some great low-carb ideas for your breakfast, lunch and dinner:

#2 – My Food Diary: What I Eat (Part 2):

This one is the second video on food diary based on meals containing fresh vegetables and high protein:

#3 – Weight Loss Meal Ideas: My Food Diary (Part 3):

Watch this one and get some ideas on food that help you lose weight and stay healthy:

What Is Your Food Diary?

Do you have any food diary? If yes, then what is it? Leave your thoughts and ideas right below and share this post with your family and friends!

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