Many people ask the question what foods help you lose weight. Rather than simply reel out a list of healthy foods to lose weight, let me present you with a small menu-cum-recipe made exclusively from healthy foods to lose weight.
Breakfast: Raisin Bran
Ingredients: 1 cup cereal, half a small packet of raisins and 1 cup low fat milk
Recipe: Mix all the ingredients. That’s it. If you like you can use warm milk or cold milk from the refrigerator will do just fine.
This breakfast will provide you with your daily requirement of vitamins, minerals and proteins besides adding natural fiber to your diet. This is a real ‘get-up-and-go’ breakfast that cuts out all the grease and fat in a normal American breakfast. This is an excellent healthy food to lose weight.
Alternate Breakfast menu : Green Omelet
Ingredients: 1 egg, 1 teaspoon oil, ½ cup cabbage, ¼ cup parsley, ½ cup mushrooms, quartered, salt to taste, 4 tablespoons water
Recipe: Blend together the egg, cabbage, parsley, salt and water.
In a non-stick frying pan, put the oil and heat for a few seconds before pouring the blended ingredients over it. Top up with the mushrooms. If you like it spicy, you may add some turmeric powder and pepper powder. Use a wooden ladle to make your omelet into tiny cubes. Cook well for a three to four minutes. Serve with brown or whole grain bread.
This breakfast is an absolute power house and will provide you with enough energy to last you till lunch time. Additionally, the cabbage, mushrooms, egg, parsley and oil provide you with proteins, vitamins, minerals and fats. It’s an absolute lean power breakfast and qualifies as one of the ideal healthy foods to lose weight.
A ‘Pick-me-up’ Fruit Smoothie for Brunch
One rarely associates brunch with healthy foods to lose weight. But what matters is not when you eat but what you eat. So here is a fabulous fresh fruit smoothie for brunch or it can be had in place of a snack.
Ingredients: 1 cup frozen, unsweetened blueberries; 1/4 cup wheat germ; 1/2 banana; cold water.
Recipe: Mix all the ingredients and blend well. Serve in a tall, frosted glass with a strawberry on the top.
If you are exceptionally hungry, you can replace water with low fat milk.
Similarly, there are lots of other ways you can create lovely, delicious recipes that could qualify as healthy foods to lose weight. The secret is to use fruit, greens and less of meats.
Do not avoid oils or butter or cheese. Instead use it in tiny quantities. Make your food at home rather than buying ready to eat food from a diner or restaurant.
Most food is healthy and good – it is how it is cooked and the quantity we eat that makes all the difference.
I have shown you the way to making healthy foods to lose weight. Go ahead and experiment. Have fun, stay healthy.