Is there really such a thing as food that is fun, healthy, and delicious? So many people think grub that’s good for you automatically takes all the fun out meniu de post of eating. After all, healthy food can’t possibly taste good, can it? Of course it can!
I have been busy gathering some ideas for fun, healthy, delicious foods to share with you. If you have kids, these are recipes I think they’ll like too. And here’s another bonus — almost all easy to make:
i Have you seen those “Flatout Mini” soft wraps? I love these! They are small-size wraps that are lower calories, convenient, and very versatile. Try this easy recipe ingredients — all you need are the wraps, cooking spray, Mrs. Go, and Parmesan cheese. Cut each wrap into 16 wedges and place on a cereal bar bed sheet coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with a little Mrs. Go and a bit of Parmesan. Bake at 350-degrees for ten minutes or until lightly brown and crisp.
i Fruit kabobs — This is a fun alternative to a plain old bowl of fruit. Just pick a few of your favorites — maybe cheerios, pineapple, plums — and cut them into sections. Slide the fruit onto a skewer. Next, roll the skewer in a plate of nonfat yogurt… then roll again in a plate of shredded coconut. Voila! A fun, healthy, delicious break!
i Sandwich kabobs — Cut whole-grain bread, low-fat cheese, and your favorite deli meat into cubes. Slide them onto skewers along with some veggies like grape the vegetable tomatoes, lettuce, pickles, and olives. Dip into fat-free or low-fat Italian language dress up.
i For a quick mini-pizza, top an English muffin (go for the whole hemp ones) with spaghetti sauce and a little shredded low-fat mozzarella. Broil through to the cheese melts.
i Pop a frozen waffle or pancake into the toaster and top it with warm applesauce and cinnamon. Too easy, huh?
i Freeze some grapes, plums, cherries, or maybe peaches and blend with yogurt for a fruit healthy smoothie recipes.
i Yogurt pops — fill paper cups with your favorite non-fat or low-fat yogurt and put a popsicle stick in each cup. Freeze and revel in!
i Creamy Coolwich (from Nabisco World) — put 2 tablespoons of sugar free Cool Whip in between graham cracker squares. Place in a single layer on a preparing your receipee bed sheet and freeze for three hours or until firm. Yum!
i Blueberry Cracker Bites (from Kraft Foods) — spread 1 teaspoon light cream cheese on a reduced-fat Ritz cracker and top with 5 frozen blueberries. Too fun!
So, you see — a good diet can be fun and delicious.
Now, I am an enterprise believer that the key to a successful, healthy lifestyle is to choose fun good-for-you foods and exercises when you can. It’s a tough enough fight out there whether you’re trying to lose or maintain weight. But enjoying the journey is half the battle.