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Easy Healthy Recipes for Women on the Go

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Easy Healthy Recipes for Women on the Go

Here are some healthy recipes that will keep you fit and satisfied.

Here are some healthy recipes that will keep you fit and satisfied.

Easy Healthy Recipes for Women on the Go

It’s hard to fit in a healthy diet when work, school, kids, and everyday fiascoes consume our lives. Sometimes us ladies aren’t lucky enough to even fix our hair, let alone cook a healthy meal and work out every day. It seems like some people are capable of making it look so easy! Take Beyonce’ for example, one day she is pregnant and the next day she’s dancing on stage with a perfect body. Most of us probably don’t have chefs or personal trainers.  However, not to fear, there are ways to make leading a healthier lifestyle easier.

Step 1: FILL YOUR FRIDGE WITH HEALTHY FOODS– The next time you go grocery shopping fill your cart with vegetables, fruits, yogurt, nuts, oatmeal, chicken, etc. If your refrigerator is full of healthy foods there is no way to eat badly in your home.

Step 2: PRE PACK YOUR LUNCH– By pre-packing your lunch there is no need to go to a fast food restaurant on your lunch break. This way you can eat healthy while saving your money. Hey! You might even have time to take a walk around the building, for a little exercise.

Step 3: ELIMINATE SODAS AND JUICES FROM YOUR DIET– Although some juices might look as if they are healthy, a lot of times they are not. Apple juice can have up to 48 grams of sugar. Water is always the best way to go!

DC Life Magazine spoke to certified trainer Ivan Tchemy from the Washington Sports Club and searched the internet high and low for the best nutritious recipes!


TRAINER TIPS

“Eat 5 meals a day”

“Eat every 3 hours”

“Eat small proportions”

“Busy women should cook on the weekends for the whole week”

“Never miss breakfast”

Let’s face it fatty foods are just more attractive. But don’t give in to temptation because healthy dishes can be just as delicious. Here are some healthy recipes that are low in calories but high in deliciousness.

Breakfast- Egg White Muffins

Materials: a Muffin pan

Ingredients: PAM or olive oil, 1 carton of egg whites, spinach, onion, salt-free seasoning, and bell pepper.

Directions:

Spray muffin pan with PAM or olive oil

Put 3 to 4 spinach leaves in each muffin section

Chop up onions, and peppers and spread them evenly into each muffin section

Pour 2 egg whites per muffin section in the top of the vegetables

Sprinkle the salt-free seasoning on top

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 30 minutes

You can eat two now and save some for later!

More at this site: http://shanaandadam.blogspot.com/2012/05/eat-clean-my-egg-white-muffins.html

Lunch- Spinach Macaroni 

Materials: Muffin Pan

Ingredients: 4 cups of cooked whole wheat macaroni, 1 pack of cooked spinach, 1 egg and 1 egg white, 3oz of cheddar cheese, 3 oz of a softer melting cheese, 1 tablespoon of butter or (Can’t Believe it’s Not Butter) 1 tablespoon of flour, 1 cup of milk, clove of garlic and salt and pepper.

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400F

Cook pasta in water

Melt butter in a pan on medium heat, add flour and whisk until thick

Add garlic

Add a cup of milk and cheese

Drain pasta and mix it with spinach and cheese mixture

Grease muffin sections

Bake in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes

More at this site: http://jasons-bites.com/2012/10/25/jason-teaches-again-this-week-baked-spinach-mac-n-cheese/

Dinner- Mango Coconut Jasmine Rice

Materials: Pot

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups of dry jasmine rice, 1 15 oz can of coconut milk, 1 cup water, 1/2 teaspoon of  salt, 1/4 honey, 1 large mango

Directions:

Place jasmine rice in a pot and rinse 3 to 4 times

Drain water

Add can of coconut milk and cup of water

Place lid on top and put it on medium heat until it boils, then let it simmer down on low heat

While the rice  simmers cut the mango into cubes

Turn off heat and let the rice sit

Fluff rice

Drizzle honey over rice and mix

Add cubes of mango and mix

More at this site: http://budgetbytes.blogspot.com/2012/06/mango-coconut-jasmine-rice-479-recipe.html

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