You have probably read somewhere that the way to a healthier you is through exercise and good nutrition. You may even have an idea of what the perfect healthy meal is supposed to be, and of course it has to include carbohydrates, proteins, good fat, vegetables, fruits and good hydration. But what does that really mean in simply terms? Let’s break it down into simple meals that you can implement, and they work very well with either lunch or supper.
2 Slices of whole wheat bread with butter that contains unsaturated fats. Use sliced ham (lean), lettuce with cucumber as a filling. Complete the meal by having a banana.
Seeded roll with butter that contains unsaturated fats, low fat cheese and tomato. Complete the meal with raisins or prunes or dried fruits.
Prepare baby potatoes with some tuna or salmon. You can include low fat mayo with your tuna or salmon, and for your vegetable you can include some lettuce, tomato and cucumber. The meal can be completed with 100% fruit juice or an apple or a fruit of your choice.
Prepare a salad containing red, green and yellow peppers, with lettuce and cucumber with light salad dressing. Prepare a chicken breast to enjoy with the salad and you can complete the meal with grapes or kiwi fruit and low fat yoghurt.
Grill or oven bake some lamb chops, and enjoy them with a salad with low fat salad dressing. Opt for herb leaves for your salad, and add some low fat feta cheese. Enjoy with an orange or some grapefruit juice.
These meals are really quick to prepare and you won’t have to feel guilty on consuming. You can even use the same meals guidelines to prepare healthy meals for your kids for lunch. Eating healthily is a matter of being more aware of the foods that you are putting into your stomach.