I would love some recipes for healthier eating
January 2, 2011 12:36 PM Subscribe
I need help making healthier dishes. Any recipe ideas or great sites for this?
posted by smeater44 to food & drink (23 answers total) 54 users marked this as a favorite
Well, the all-important new year's resolution is in full swing. I'm trying to improve my diet for overall health and to lose about twenty pounds. I am in no hurry to lose the weight as I assume a healthier diet mixed with exercise will produce the results I want eventually.
I have noticed a bit of lopsided-ness in my diet and am working to correct it. I eat plenty of carbohydrates, protein, dairy and fruits as my tastes seem to really like these and always crave them. However, I want to cut down on these and add more things like vegetables, legumes, couscous and quinoa to my diet. I like beans and grains just fine here and there, but I have trouble finding tasty recipes for them. I have the same problem with vegetables. I like them enough to eat them but I have trouble eating a lot of them because I get tired of them quickly. I eat spinach salads because I just love spinach but it gets old if I eat it over and over. Also, I have a strong dislike for tomatoes. I only add that because tomatoes seem to be in an awful lot of healthy dishes.
Do you have any recipes or know of any websites full of recipes for vegetables and high-fiber grains, beans and such? And not just for the foods I mentioned, any other recommendations for healthy fiber-ful recipes welcome! Thanks and Happy New Year.