The joy of not eating junk food
January 11, 2009 4:29 PM Subscribe
What are your favorite simple, healthy, flavorful and totally delicious recipes? Fresher the ingredients, the better (ie, few or no preservatives). Meals, snacks, treats, beverages, lay it on me!
posted by miss lynnster to food & drink (41 answers total) 190 users marked this as a favorite
I have allergies to preservatives (especially sulfates). Back when I was living super healthy I used to cook a lot and keep my meals as close as possible to the source. I also had lost my love for sweets... but alas, this year I stopped paying attention to all of this and starting eating junk again. I can tell my poor diet has affected me both emotionally and physically, so I'm trying to get back into my old healthy ways. Mainly, been forcing myself to work out and return to my old eating habits (ie, cut down on sweets, avoid white flour, don't eat out much, no canned/processed foods, lots of veggies).
Moral of the story... I'm looking for new, good, easy recipes that are deeeelicious and will make my new diet more exciting and fun. I have a tiny kitchen so it's always good if the meal doesn't take *too* many pans. I tend to use my electric grill a lot, and I recently inherited a food processor but I've never used it.
I do have a relatively sophisticated palate so don't hold back. I love foods from different cultures and I'm all for recipes that use a lot of flavor-filled spices. Last night for dinner I had stir fried chicken and veggies in green curry spices. Today for breakfast I made a nice egg white omelette with zucchini, onions and spices, and a little skim mozzarella on top. For lunch I pureed some broccoli soup in the blender a la Gordon Ramsay's recipe (although I'm sure his soup is better -- he probably would've called me a donkey for not having goat cheese and walnuts on hand). I tend to eat a bit high on protein, veggies and/or fruits. Low on carbs. Omega 3s are great. More vitamins and minerals the better (I try to avoid empty calories -- things like iceberg lettuce that are all water).
Oh, and if you have any simple recipes for little treats that aren't too unhealthy that's good too, 'cuz this sweet tooth of mine isn't going to go away overnight!