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How to Prepare Healthy Meals for your Family without the Hassle

As we are all busy with our work, deadlines and stressed lives we tend to ignore to prepare our meals. We would just want to by those instant microwavable foods on convenient stores and just heat them on the spot or buy those hotdogs and have your breakfast or dinner on the bus or on your way home. Thanks to new innovations in technology, it is now much faster and easier to prepare food and you don't even need to buy so many ingredients and prepare them one by one. Making your dinner can now be so easy.

Explore the produce section of your local grocery store to find fruits and vegetables in every color you can find. If the season doesn't allow you to find a couple of vegetables in each color, move to the frozen food section and find them there. Be sure to cover leafy green and dark green, loose leaf lettuce and broccoli or Brussels sprouts; orange sweet potatoes and carrots or cantaloupe; bright yellow foods such as bell peppers and crisp corn on the cob. Pick up mushrooms, yellow or red potatoes and green and red bell peppers and onions too. Think of vibrant colors and try to find at least one food item for each color you can think of. These are among the healthiest items in the market. These are also the corner stones of a healthy diet.

The Needed Meat
We all love meat and we won't be able to have a meal without it for so long. Now when going to the meat counter, look for chicken (breast part preferably), pork, fish and shellfish; make sure that they are fresh and clean. Lean beef is also healthy for you, but let's not make that as an everyday meal. Keep in mind that a serving sized piece of meat is about the size of the palm of your hand.

Other Healthy Stuff
Choose your dairy items carefully and please try to use low fat selections whenever possible. These kinds of dairy items are as flavorful as their counterparts and you will have the benefits of less fat. Some say that the taste may change but it's just a matter of being health conscious, a little difference in the taste won't matter.

The Preparation
When it's time to prepare a meal, you only need to remember 1 thing, that is "balance", begin with selecting a palm sized piece of meat for each of you and then you can sear, broil or steam it instead of frying. Baking is also an option but this can be time consuming. Select some of your brightly colored vegetables and stir fry them in olive oil, adding seasonings to suit your taste. You can also toss together a light salad of those healthy greens and colorful add-ins.

The Internet also has a wide resource of healthy salads, meals and even slow cooker recipes. Just toss them in your crock pot and that's it. Having a home made healthy meal doesn't need too much work or preparation, you will just have to mix and match and you will have a variety of healthy meals right in your kitchen.


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