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Healthy Food For The Holiday

 

Healthy Food For The Holiday

Holidays and events are usually crowded and there is not much time to enjoy them due to the chaos and lack of planning in advance.

So, I am pleased to share with you some ideas and appropriate recipes for anniversaries and holidays, which are very useful for your health.

Here are some of them:

 

Breakfast with healthy food:

Morning is the most important part of the day to fill a body with energy.

 

Healthy Food For The Holiday

 

If you don’t consume the necessary calories and nutrients for breakfast, be sure not to wake up all the morning.

So, you will not succeed in anything during the day until you have a substantial meal from healthy food .

Even if you don’t want to eat at the moment, you should realize that you will want it later three times stronger.

According to nutritionists, drinking a glass of water, juice, or tea is the best start of any day.

The liquid helps the body wake up and start the digestive process. Don’t drink coffee on an empty stomach!

According to statistics, 90 % of those who like to drink it in the morning suffer from gastritis.

If you can’t imagine your morning without coffee, nutritionists advise to drink it with milk.

protein and calcium:

The best healthy food for breakfast are cereals.

They promote evacuation, control absorption of fats and help you cheer up.

Buckwheat and oat cereals are especially useful.

It is not recommended to eat in the morning white cereals (such as rice and semolina) to those who are too concerned about their figure.

Moreover, it will do you good if you add dried fruit and honey in cooked cereals.

It will be fine to choose yogurt for breakfast.

It helps strengthen the immune system due to the content of easily digestible protein and calcium.

The lack of calcium in the body makes a man feel nervous, experience irritability and painful cramps.

Cottage cheese, scrambled or soft-boiled eggs are also a wonderful choice for breakfast, as these products are rich in protein and calcium.

Calcium in large quantities can be found in all dairy products .

Vitamins contained in vegetable salads or juices (especially fresh) are an integral part of any breakfast.

Do not forget about laminaria, which also contains iodine that is very important for proper functioning of the thyroid gland, which in its turn is responsible for metabolic processes.

You should realize that having good breakfast in the morning makes you feel cheerful from the start of a day.

SALADS:

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This meal is the basis of healthy food and the key to fitness.

You will find salads of all kinds present in all recipes (diets, weight loss, and fitness).

Here is one of the types of these salads :

Creamy fruit salad bowl :

Ingredients:
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 cups fat-free Greek yogurt
  • Juice of 1/2 fresh orange
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 3 ½ cups strawberries
  • 1 handful green grapes, seedless
  • 1 handful Acai Berries
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds
Directions:
  1. In a medium-size bowl, combine the honey and yogurt. Set aside in a refrigerator.
  2. In another bowl, combine remaining ingredients.

Stir to combine. Add yogurt mixture and gently stir to combine.

  1. Divide your salad among six serving bowls, and enjoy immediately.

 

 

LUNCH:

 

Lunch

 

For those looking for healthy food.

This is easy, great and delicious Mexican Food Recipe for lovers of spicy food!

 

QUESADILLAS:

Ingredients:

1 can of peeled tomatoes

half of bigger onion

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

salt to taste

chopped chilies

3 tablespoons olive oil

300 g red pepper

180 g of chicken white meat (2 small steaks)

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

100 g of mozzarella

100 g yellow cheese

10 tortillas

Directions:

Chop the peppers and fry in a pan.

Put Fried peppers in another bowl.

Coat chicken with olive oil. Fry briefly in the same pan.

When the chicken is slightly cooled down, cut it into thin strips and sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin.

Cut onion into slices and bake it.

Cook the peeled tomatoes to evaporate surplus of liquid.

Add salt and 1/2 teaspoon of ground cumin. And then add the baked onion. Add chopped chilies to taste.

Finally, prepare the grated cheeses.

Take a tortilla, coated with tomato salsa, sprinkle with chunks of chicken, peppers, grated cheese and fold with another tortilla.

A little push and put it on a heated pan. Briefly, just enough to melt cheeses.

Cut into four triangles!

Grilled Portobello Burger:

 

Grilled Portobello Burger:

 

If you are looking for healthy food, this grilled mushroom burger is better than a regular beef burger.

Honestly! You get the same feel of having a patty and all the tasty toppings in between a bun, but you won’t feel lethargic after downing a bunch of beef.

The portobellos get a nice, smoky flavor from the grill, plus the garlic, onions and goat cheese pair perfectly with it.

Diced tomatoes and fresh greens add some crisp, and all the toppings are situated within the mushroom cap.

Now that’s what I call a burger!

4 large Portobello mushrooms
(4–5 inches in diameter, 1 per person)
3 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 red onion, sliced in ½-inch thick round slices
? cup goat cheese
¾ cup plum (Roma) tomatoes, diced
1 cup fresh arugula or spring mix
4 hamburger buns
Olive oil

Directions:

1- Prepare grill.* Heat to medium.
Rinse greens in cold water, wrap in paper towel and refrigerate to crisp.
Sauté garlic and onion until garlic is golden brown and onion is soft.
Set aside.

2- Scrape out the grill of the mushrooms.

Score the mushroom caps on the outside, slicing just through the
top layer about ½ inch apart.

Repeat scoring the opposite way,
forming a grid.

3- Coat mushrooms with a little olive oil and season both sides
with salt and pepper.
Place mushrooms face down on prepared grill and cover for 7–9 minutes.

4- Flip over mushrooms and grill for another 5–9 minutes.

5- Spoon goat cheese, sautéed onion, garlic and tomatoes into the
inside of each mushroom and cover.

Grill for about 2–4 minutes until
cheese is soft and mushrooms are done.

6- Slice buns and toast on the grill. Build the burger with a small amount of
greens on the bottom and filled-mushroom cap on top.

Soup:

What kind of Healthy Soup do you like to eat?

You can opt for Chicken Soup, healthy homemade Vegetable Soup or delicious Mushroom Soup.

It does not matter so much – each Soup has its benefits and advantages for your health.

It is one of the pillars of healthy food recommended for weight loss, according to a study cited by the American Health and Medicine Institute

Healthy Soup is a key component of any Diet, regardless of whether the person is completely healthy or sick, whether the person is young or old, whether the person is physically active or not.

Here are, Healthy Soup Recipe, easy to cook, delicious and mouthwatering.

 

POTATO SOUP RECIPE:

 

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Ingredients:

3 Potatoes, cubed

2 leeks, chopped

3 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons sour cream

1 teaspoon chopped parsley

pinch of cayenne pepper

1.5 l water

pepper and salt to taste

Directions:
  1. Hit the butter in heavy-bottomed stockpot over medium heat.

Once hot, add the leeks, add cubed potatoes and fry all ingredients for about 5 minutes.

  1. Then add the red pepper, salt, pepper, and pour the water over it.

Cook until the vegetables begin to soften.

  1. Mash potatoes with a potato masher (you can use a fork, larger forks work even better

or whisk too) in order to get fresh Creamy Soup.

  1. Add finely chopped parsley and sour cream.

Serve immediately.

DESSERT:

Yes, this is the most important stop during holidays and events, but…

How many times have you wanted chocolate and remembered the many tips on that chocolate is bad for you?

You have heard so many times that chocolate fatten you, spoils the teeth, it is unhealthy.

The next time you reach for the chocolate, ignore those remarks.

Dark Chocolate  has many positive qualities.

According to an article published by MD, MPH Monique Tello in Harvard Health publishing.

People can living healthy with chocolate. It is one of the elements of healthy food

So relax and enjoy your favorite delicacy.

Here are some scientific facts, that confirm that chocolate is healthy:

-Chocolate strengthens the heart.

Everyday eating chocolate reduces blood pressure and cholesterol and reduces the chances of getting of cardiovascular disease.

So, it reduces the risk of heart attack.

-Chocolate improves eyesight and blood work.

-It helps in the fight against diabetes.

It’s medically confirmed that people who constantly eating chocolate increase the sensitivity of the body to insulin and thereby reduce the risk of diabetes.

-It protects skin.

Dark chocolate contains antioxidants called flavonoids, which provides from UV radiation.

-Chocolate improves concentration.

Flavonoid is the ingredient in chocolate that makes people watchful and more concentrated.

  • Chocolate lovers are less under stress than the others and have a lot less chance to become depressed.
  • Chocolate improves mood.
  • And chocolate melts calories.

The latest scientific research shows that people who eat a lot of chocolate generally have less body fat.

Chocolate may have a lot of calories, but also neutralizes the fat.

Here are, easy way of making chocolate cake at home in 2020

 

CHOCOLATE WINE CAKE:

 

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Ingredients:
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 (12-ounce) package semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 1/4 cups fine pastry flour
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder

 

Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 360 degrees F. Butter a Heart shaped cake pan.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine together butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla and chocolate chips until the mixture is smooth and well blended.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift baking powder, baking soda and flour. Add the flour mixture to the chocolate mixture.
  4. Pour in dry red wine and stir to combine. Add cocoa powder and stir to combine.
  5. Bake the cake for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Decorate and serve.

 

CAPPUCCINO VEGAN CUPS:

 

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Ingredients:

250 g dark (70%) chocolate, divided

  • 1 cup / 140 g cashews, soaked overnight
  • 6 tbsp / 90 ml coconut cream
  • 3-4 tbsp maple syrup
  • 3-4 tsp instant coffee (adjust to your liking)
  • a few drops of vanilla essence (optional)
  • 1 tbsp Dutch cocoa powder or chocolate shavings (optional), for decoration
Method:

CHOCOLATE CUPS :You can simply make these by melting 200 g of chocolate (makes aprrox. 24 cup shells) very slowly over a bain marie and then spooning about a teaspoon of melted chocolate into each paper cup and spreading it inside the cup using the back of the teaspoon.

Once you coat the insides of your cups, put them into the freezer for 15 minutes or so.

You’ll need a cooking thermometer and room temperature should not exceed 20° C.

COFFEE AND ‘MILK’ LAYERS

Drain and rinse the cashews and chop them quite finely with a knife.

Place one quarter of your cashews in an upright blender with 3 tbsp of maple syrup and 6 tbsp / 90 ml of coconut cream.

Process until creamy and smooth.

You’ll need to scrape the walls of the blender with a silicone spatula from time to time.

Add remaining cashews in 3 batches, processing until creamy and smooth after each batch.

COFFEE LAYER:

Melt the remaining 50 g of chocolate very slowly over a water bath.

Once the chocolate has melted, remove it from the heat, but keep the bowl over the hot water.

Gently stir in ½ cup / 120 ml of the cashew cream you’ve just made. Dissolve instant coffee in 1 tablespoon of warm water and add it to the mixture.

Stir everything well until well combined.

Let the mixture cool down, giving it a good stir from time to time to prevent a ‘skin’ from forming.

ASSEMBLY

Remove chocolate cups from the freezer and half fill them with the coffee layer. Top the coffee layer with the ‘milk’ layer and put the cups into the freezer to firm up (about 1-2 hours).

Gently peel the paper cups off before consumption. Dust the tops with cacao powder for that iconic cappuccino look. Keep in the freezer in an airtight box.

NOTES

My mini paper cups have a 2.5 cm diameter bottom, 4.5 cm top and 2 cm of height.

Finally, I thank you, and I hope you have found the joy and interest in this article.


 

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