Healthy Food Choices for Dinner Dinner time can be a major chore, especially if you have been running around or working all day. It can be very easy to say that you are going to just throw a pizza in the oven or heat up some chicken nuggets in the microwave, but eating out of a box is just not healthy. You have to come up with better alternatives. Thirty Minute Wonders There are many meals that you can make in thirty minutes or less that are very healthy for you to eat. Baked fish, grilled or baked chicken breast, and meatloaf are all healthy options that do not take long to cook. Vegetables for a side take less time to cook than French fries or tater tots from a bag. And, if you get creative, you can come up with any number of one pot meals using rice or pastas that are healthy and take less time to cook. If you just arenâ€™t that great of a cook or that creative, you need ideas for thirty minute meals. There are many cook books out there that offer thirty minute dinner recipes, such as those from Rachel Ray, Pillsbury, or Taste of Home. You can also search the Internet for healthy recipes to cook when you are in a hurry. The Meat Factory A lot of our poor diet can be blamed on the meats we choose to eat. Red meat is not that good for you in large quantities, especially if it is not a lean cut. If you have to have red meat, choose for leaner cuts of meat. Find a good butcher in your area and go to them. They will often even trim off the fat for you of the cuts you pick out. As an alternative to red meat, you should look at pork as a substitute. Pork roasts, pork ribs, ground pork, and pork links are healthier for you than their beef counterparts. You should also consider adding more chicken and fish into your diet. When you choose your chicken, choose cuts that are lean in nature. You should also choose breast meat over dark meat at least most of the time. Besides being better for you, breast meat cooks faster than dark meat on a bone. Salmon at least once per week is recommended for a healthy heart and to prevent Alzheimerâ€™s. Other fish types are also healthy for you at least once per week for the fatty acids, and are even healthier if you bake them rather than fry them. Goodbye to Starch Most of the starches we put into our body come from dinner. We are a meat and potatoes nation. Unfortunately, those potatoes are full of starches that turn into fat and sugar when
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Published on Jul 5, 2011
Dinner time can be a major chore, especially if you have been running around or working all day. It can be very easy to say that you are goi...