Your Questions About Healthy Dinner Recipes

David asks…

I need really healthy recipes for sancks breakfast lunch and dinner!?!?

they CAN NOT have any type of NUTS or MEAT….i am a vegetarian and allergic to all nuts so please i am really determined to lose weight and i need really healthy snacks breakfasts lunches and dinners that are easy to make please help thanks!!! the more the better!!
these all seem sooo delicious thanks sooo much…..answer more!! haha thanks


Increase lean protien – that would be beans and try to lay off the carbs for the most part (harder for non meat eaters)

Three Bean Salad Recipe w/Fresh Basil:
1 can chick peas, well drained & rinsed
1 can black whole beans (not crushed) , well drained & rinsed
1 can red kidney beans, well drained & rinsed
1 1/2 cups (fresh frozen) Corn Kernels
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1 diced red pepper (or 1/2 green, 1/2 red, yellow, orange, etc.)
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 bunch (1/2 cup) chopped Fresh basil … must be fresh (key to whole recipe)
Mix in Bowl
1/2 cup red wine vinegar (I mix red wine & apple cider vinegar-or smidgen of balsamic)
1/3 cup olive oil (I use grapeseed oil)
1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 garlic clove (large)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (Tabasco or Louisiana)
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
Mix dressing (whiz up in food processor), add to beans.
This makes a great afternoon snack too – curbs the hunger!
Enjoy! – Cures will in the fridge for a couple days – can make ahead or great day after.

Orig recipe:

very filling, can be used as a meal or for a snack – very all purpose

Sandy asks…

Healthy recipes?

I’m a very picky eater. I don’t like vinegar or oils. I don’t like things like squash, beans, peppers, or aparagus. I need some healthy recipes with normal foods. If you have any please share them.


Ok your like me, i HATE healthy foods haha but i really needed to start eating healthy foods to lose some weight so these are my favorites that are really satisfying yet super healthy and filling at the same time.

1 banana
1/4 cup vanilla yogurt (low in sugar)
1/4 cup peanut butter (the organic creamy kind)
2 cups of 1% low-fat milk
*You dont really have to measure all these exactly just eyeball it and throw it in a blender and thats it! Its so yummy and so healthy for you and easy to make. The best part about this shake is that its SUPER filling so you wont be hungry for awhile and you can add some protein powder to it (vanilla kind) and you wont even taste it!

Lunch/ Dinner:
-Whole wheat pasta (any shape you like)
- Organic tomato sauce ( Make sure it only has less than 10 ingrediants in the sauce and its all natural and check to make sure the calories are really low, about 50 caliories per 1/2 cup of sauce)
- 1/2 eggplant (i know you dont like squash but i dont either and i love eggplant especially in tomato sauce and its a great way to get extra vegtables in there)

* Start with cooking the pasta, put some water in a pot and turn on high heat….while thats boiling cut up the eggplant in small chunks and throw it in a pan with a little olive oil just to cook it…..Then add the pasta to the water, Then put the tomato sauce in the pan with the eggplant and bring it to a simmer. THATS IT! After the pasta is done cooking just take some tongs and transfer it to the pasta eggplant sauce. SO EASY and so delicious.

-Fancy dark chocolate bar
- 1/2 cup 1% low-fat milk
- 1/4 cup brewed coffee (actually helps with celulite!!)
- 1/2 cup strawberries

* melt the dark chocolate bar in a bowl in the microwave on low heat. Then, take half the melted chocolate and put in in a coffee mug, add milk and brewed coffee. DELICIOUS!
Then take the rest of the chocolate and dipp the strawberries in it and sip on some hot “healthy” mocha and enjoy some fresh strawberries diped in chocolate with it!

Sharon asks…

Healthy recipe websites?

Does anybody know of recipe sites with that have healthy recipes on them.
For breakfast, lunch, dinner and deserts etc.
Thanks a bunch!


William asks…

Quick, Easy, Healthy Recipes?

I’m looking for some easy and healthy recipes for snacks, lunch, dinner or even breakfast. I do not want websites, but actual recipes.


I have tons of recipes…. Here are a few.. For more email directly, only a few will post here..

Greek Lemon Chicken Soup

2 cups chopped cooked chicken
2 medium carrots coarsely chopped
½ cup chopped onion
1-2 lemons
2 TBSP snipped fresh parsley
1 garlic clove pressed
1 can (10 ¾ ounces ) 98% fat-free cream of chic. Soup
3 cans (14 ½ ounces each) 100% fat-free Chicken broth
¼ teaspoon of pepper
2⁄3 cup uncooked long grain white rice

1. Chop chicken, onion and carrots using Food Chopper. Zest 1 tsp. Of lemon using Lemon Zester/Scorer. Finely snip zest using shears. Juice lemons using citrus press or juicer to make ¼ cup. Snip parsley using shears; set aside.

2. Heat Executive 4 qt Casserole over medium heat until hot. Lightly spray with nonstick oil. Add carrots onion and garlic pressed with Garlic Press; cook and stir for 2 minutes.
Stir in chicken and lemon zest, juice, soup, chicken broth and black pepper, bring to a boil. Stir in rice; reduce heat. Cover and simmer over low heat for 15-20 minutes or until rice is tender. Remove from heat; stir parsley into soup just before serving.

Nutrients per serving (1 1/3 cups) Calories 230 (18% from fat), Total fat 4.5g, Saturated fat 1.5g, Cholesterol 45 mg, Carbohydrate 26g, Protein 19g, Sodium 670, fiber less than 1g.

To reduce sodium use reduced sodium soups.
Diabetic exchanges per serving 1 ½ starch, 1 ½ low fat meat, 1 vegetable (1 ½ carb)

Shrimp and Linguine

¾ lb uncooked shell-on medium shrimp (about 20-30), peeled, de-veined and tails removed
¾ cup coarsely chopped carrots (2 medium)
2 large plum tomatoes, seeded and diced
¼ cup sliced green onions with tops
1/3 cup (1 ½ oz) grated fresh parmesan cheese
8 oz uncooked linguine
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 garlic cloves, pressed
¾ cup reduced fat sour cream
½ cup fat free evaporated milk
¼ cup snipped fresh basil leaves
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon, coarsely ground black pepper
Additional grated fresh Parmesan cheese (optional)

1.Peel and de-vein shrimp; remove tails. Coarsely chop carrots using Food Chopper. Dice tomatoes and slice green onions using Chef’s Knife. Grate parmesan cheese using Deluxe Cheese Grater.

2.Cook pasta according to package directions in Professional (4 qt.) Casserole; drain. Return pasta to casserole; cover and keep warm.

3.Meanwhile, heat oil in Large (10 in.) Saute Pan. Add shrimp, carrots, and garlic pressed with Garlic Press. Cook and stir over medium heat 3-4 minutes or just until shrimp turns pink; remove from skillet and keep warm.

4.Gently heat sour cream and evaporated milk in same skillet over low hear whisking with Nylon Spiral Whisk. (Do not boil.) Stir in Parmesan cheese. Add shrimp mixture, tomatoes, green onions, basil, salt and black pepper; mix gently. Pour shrimp and vegetable mixture over pasta; toss gently to coat. Serve with additional Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Yield 4 servings

Calories 300 (23% from fat) Total Fat 8g, Saturated fat 3.5g, Cholesterol 105mg, Carbohydrate 37g, Protein 22g, Sodium 220mg, Fiber 2g

Diabetic exchanges per serving: 2 starch, 2 low-fat meat, 1 vegetable (2 carb)

Vegetarian Black Bean Burgers
1 can (15oz) black beans, drained, rinsed and mashed
¼ cup finely chopped onion
1⁄3 cup whole kernel corn
¼ cup think and chunky salsa
1 garlic clove, pressed
2 Tbsp fresh snipped cilantro or parsley
¼ tsp salt
1⁄8 tsp ground black pepper
½ cup unseasoned dry bread crumbs
2 egg whites, lightly beaten
4 whole wheat hamburger buns
Optional toppings: reduced fat sour cream, salsa and lettuce leaves
1.Mash beans in Classic Batter Bowl using Nylon Masher. Finely chop onion with Food Chopper. Add onion, corn, salsa, garlic pressed with Garlic Press, cilantro, salt and pepper to beans; Mix well. Add bread crumbs and egg whites to bean mixture, mix well. Form into four round patties, about ½” thick.
2.Heat family skillet over medium heat until hot. Lightly spray with nonstick cooking spray; cook patties 6-8 minutes or until lightly browned, turning once with Nylon Turner.
3.Place burgers on buns; serve with toppings, if desired.
Nutrients Per Serving: 280 (11% from fat), Total Fat 3.5g, Saturated Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0g, Carbohydrate 49g, Protien 12g, Sodium 810mg, Fiber 6g

Diabetic Exchanges per serving: 3 starch, 1 vegetable (3 carbs)

Quick Curried Chicken

3 cups hot cooked white rice
1 medium green bell pepper
1 medium red bell pepper
1 lb boneless, skinless, chicken breasts cut into 1” pieces
1 Tbsp ground curry powder
1 tsp cornstarch
½ tsp ground ginger
¼ tsp ground salt
1 garlic clove pressed
1 can (14 oz) light coconut milk
1 can (14 oz) pineapple chunks in juice, drained
2 Tbsp snipped fresh cilantro leaves
Chopped peanuts or toasted coconut (optional)

1.Prepare rice according to package directions, keep warm
2.Meanwhile, cut bell peppers and chicken into 1” pieces using Chef’s Knife. In Classic Batter Bowl, combine curry powder, cornstarch, ginger and salt; mix well. Add chicken, toss to coat evenly.
3.Heat 12” Family Skillet over high heat until hot. Lightly spray with nonstick cooking spray. Add chicken and garlic, pressed with Garlic Press. Cook and stir 6-7 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Remove from skillet.
4.Reduce heat to medium-high. Add bell peppers; cook and stir 1-2 minutes. Stir in coconut milk, pineapples and chicken; bring to boil. Reduce heat; simmer over low heat 15 minutes or until sauce thickens. Add cilantro; mix gently. Serve over rice. Sprinkle with peanuts or toasted coconut; if desired.

Yield: 6 servings

Diabetic exchange per serving: 2 starch, 2 low-fat meat (2 carb)

Nutrients per serving: Calories 270 (20% from fat), Total Fat 6g, Saturated Fat 4g, Cholesterol 45 mg, Carbohydrate 31 g, Protein 21 g, Sodium 170 mg, Fiber 2g

Linda asks…

Healthy lunch & dinner?

Background: 17, Female

Before exercise: Yogurt
After exercise(breakfast): Oatmeal

Ok, so I have my breakfast covered. What should I eat for lunch and dinner? I’m trying to eat properly. My eating habits are really erratic, I go for days without eating at times. I need to eat.
10 hours ago – 4 days left to answer.


Tuscan-Style Tuna Salad
2 6-ounce cans chunk light tuna, drained
1 15-ounce can small white beans, such as cannellini or great northern, rinsed
10 cherry tomatoes, quartered
4 scallions, trimmed and sliced
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt

seasame orange shrimp
3 tablespoons sesame seeds (white, black or a mix)
2 large egg whites
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 pound peeled and deveined raw shrimp (21-25 per pound)
2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
3/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup dry sherry
2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
1 scallion, thinly sliced
5-Ingredient Fish Recipes and Seafood Recipes
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Healthy Gluten Free Dinner Recipes
Curry-Roasted Shrimp with Oranges
Lemon-Sesame Scallops
Orange-Sesame Dressing
Orange & Sesame Seed Sauce
Jumbo Prawns & Balsamic-Orange Onions
Whisk sesame seeds, egg whites, cornstarch, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add shrimp and toss to coat.
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add half the shrimp and cook until golden, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Repeat with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and the rest of the shrimp.
Add orange juice, sherry, soy sauce and sugar to the pan. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened and reduced by half, 4 to 6 minutes. Return the shrimp to the pan and stir to coat with the sauce. Serve immediately, with scallion sprinkled on top.
Freshly ground pepper, to taste

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Your Questions About Healthy Foods Recipes

Lizzie asks…

healthy food recipes or cookbook?

I want to cook at home,do you have some recipes of


It is a simple recipe of healthy food,if you often cooking at home or you want to make some delicious,you can buy a cookbook online,there are a lot of recipes varieties available, breakfast lunch dinner,for children or adult,fried food or healthy food,you can cook youself esaily at home.

Delicious Cauliflower
6 servings

1 head cauliflower
1 cup good quality olive oil
1 tsp salt
2 Tbs minced garlic
2 Tbs chopped parsley

Separate cauliflower into flowerets and cook just until tender. Drain and keep warm. Heat the oil and salt in a pan and cook garlic and parsley for 2 minutes. Pour over the warm cauliflower and serve with additional chopped parsley if desired.


Michael asks…

Healthy food recipes?

I wanna eat healthy and lose some weight so i need some good healthy food recipes :) send me your favorite recipe Thanks


Go to the galleries at the end of this page for more healthy low calorie recipes. Http://

Just found this site. I really like it. Some of their recipes come from which is an OK site but some of their recipes call for things like flax seed oil if you get my drift. Http://

Charles asks…

Best websites for healthy food recipes?

I’m more interested in eating healthy than losing weight. I do NOT want dieting recipes. I just want a website dedicated to healthy recipes that I can make.
If you know any, which do you think is the best?


Don’t let the title put you off from using this one as they are focused on healthy eating that applies to all of us.



Helen asks…

Do you guys have any low-calorie food recipes that are also healthy and delicious?

I’m not on a diet, but I’ll eat 6 small meals everyday and I’ll eat healthy food, however I don’t want to eat those tasteless diet foods. Can you guys give me some recipes of low-calorie, healthy& yummy foods? Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack – any of these is appreciated. Thank you!


Smoothies are a great healthy way to start your day. To lower the calories add more fruit jusice and milk and use less or no yogurt.


this is a great healthy drink

this is my favorite salad of all time it is light and refreshing and goes with any meat.


spinach salad is always healthy and tasty

A friend of my moms posted this and I have not tried it but mom is still on me to give it a shot because it is apperently delicious

this is an interesting and low gi drink

Stir fry are low fat healthy meals

go easy on the mayo and there is nothing else fattening in this beauty

even simple sandwiches with a twist, use a bagel instead of bread.


I don’t want to flood you to death, I love food and could go on all day.

I hope you try some of these, most of them are my recipes and I love them all

Linda asks…

Healthy cupcake recipe!?

So i eat super healthy. And When i go to family dinners and such I splurge a little but not alot… My grandma is offering to make me “healthier” cupcakes… so she asked me to find a recipe and she will make them! Any suggestions?? Any good websites for it? thanks :)


Apple Cupcakes with Cinnamon-Marshmallow Frosting

12 cupcakes

Active Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 2 1/2 hours (including cooling time)
Nutrition Profile
Low cholesterol | Low saturated fat | Low sodium | Heart healthy |
1 1/2 cups shredded peeled apples
1/2 cup diced dried apples
3 tablespoons packed light brown sugar, plus 3/4 cup, divided
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
1/3 cup canola oil
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
3/4 cup cake flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup nonfat buttermilk
1 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup water
4 teaspoons dried egg whites (see Note), reconstituted according to package directions (equivalent to 2 egg whites)
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus more for garnish

1.To prepare cupcakes: Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 12 (1/2-cup) muffin cups with cupcake liners or coat with cooking spray.
2.Combine shredded and dried apples in a bowl with 3 tablespoons brown sugar and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. Set aside. Beat oil and the remaining 3/4 cup brown sugar in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until well combined. Beat in eggs one at a time until combined. Add vanilla, increase speed to high and beat for 1 minute.
3.Whisk whole-wheat flour, cake flour, baking soda, salt and the remaining 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon in a medium bowl.
4.With the mixer on low speed, alternately add the dry ingredients and buttermilk to the batter, starting and ending with dry ingredients and scraping the sides of the bowl as needed, until just combined. Stir in the reserved apple mixture until just combined. Divide the batter among the prepared muffin cups. (The cups will be full.)
5.Bake the cupcakes until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cake comes out clean, 20 to 22 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack for at least 1 hour before frosting.
6.To prepare frosting: Bring 2 inches of water to a simmer in the bottom of a double boiler (see Tip). Combine 1 cup brown sugar and 1/4 cup water in the top of the double boiler. Heat over the simmering water, stirring, until the sugar has dissolved, 2 to 3 minutes. Add reconstituted egg whites, cream of tartar and pinch of salt. Beat with an electric mixer on high speed until the mixture is glossy and thick, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove the top pan from the heat and continue beating for 1 minute more to cool. Add vanilla and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and beat on low just to combine. Spread or pipe the frosting onto the cooled cupcakes and sprinkle cinnamon on top, if desired.

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Your Questions About Healthy Dinner Recipes

Mandy asks…

Anyone have cheap healthy recipes?

Me & my girlfriend are trying to lose weight; the problem is I hate a lot of health foods, they have no taste to me. I don’t eat fish, so nothing with that in it. But I need something tasty, healthy, and cheap. Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated. I’m a 21 year old female, 158 pounds, 5’5″.


Healthy Dinner Recipes Under $3

We all want the same thing: a delicious, inexpensive dinner tonight. These healthy dinner recipes are full of nutrition, but they don’t skimp on taste. Plus, at less than $3 per serving, they’re easy on the wallet as well as the waistline.

Fajita-Style Quesadillas
1/2 medium red or green sweet pepper, seeded and cut into bite-size strips
1/2 medium onion, halved and thinly sliced
1 fresh serrano pepper, halved, seeded, and cut into thin strips*
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
4 6-inch white corn tortillas
Nonstick cooking spray
1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese (2 ounces)
2 thin slicestomato, halved crosswise
1 tablespoon snipped fresh cilantro
Light dairy sour cream (optional)
Cilantro and lime wedges (optional)


1. In a large skillet cook sweet pepper, onion, and serrano pepper in hot oil over medium-high heat for 3 to 5 minutes or until vegetables are just tender. Remove from heat.

2. Lightly coat one side of each tortilla with cooking spray. On the uncoated side of two of the tortillas, divide half of the cheese. Top with onion mixture, tomato slices, the 1 tablespoon cilantro, and the remaining cheese. Top with remaining tortillas, coated sides up.

3. Heat a very large skillet or griddle over medium heat. Cook quesadillas for 4 to 5 minutes per side or until cheese melts and tortillas are lightly browned. Cut each quesadilla into 4 wedges. Serve warm and, if desired, with sour cream, additional cilantro and lime wedges.

From the Test Kitchen
*Because chile peppers contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with them as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the peppers, wash your hands and nails well with soap and warm water.
Fast Chicken Fettuccine

Lisa asks…

Healthy breakfast,lunch,and dinner recipes?

I’m trying to shape up and eat healthier(: What are some healthy, but yummy recipes for breakfast,lunch,and dinner? Just tell me what the recipes are called and I can search them up (unless its a recipe you created).

Thanks sooo much! xxx


You can pretty much google recipes that are healthy. I am trying to eat better to and change my lifestyle, so here are some of the things I’m doing:


2 eggs, scrambled with eggs, spinach, and low fat cheese
Tangerine or orange

Cottage cheese with fresh strawberries and blueberries

Uncured applewood smoked bacon, two slices cooked and drained
2 eggs, over easy


Turkey burger, grilled, with sliced tomatoes, low fat cheese, lettuce, and sliced dill pickles

Tuna salad with lemon, chopped onion, celery, dill weed with rice crackers
Orange slices

Roasted chicken legs, two, with fresh spinach, grape tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots and light champagne vinagrette


Grilled tuna steak, shredded cabbage salad with feta, tomato, cucumber, lemon dressing
Jello with sugar/fat free Coolwhip

Grilled lean steak, sliced tomatoes, Japanese sweet potato
Greek yogurt with sliced bananas

Grilled chicken thighs (boneless, skinless), sweet potatoe, fresh green beans

For snacks I might have cheese and rice crackers, yogurt, almonds, etc. As you can see, im going low carb, no white flour, sugar etc.

Laura asks…

Can you think of healthy Dinner’s?

i know healthy for breakfast + lunch i was thinking of an evening? since im dieting
im going to the supermarket tommrow could you give me some ideas thanks :D


There are soooo many :-)

Look for easy healthy dinners, or quick easy dinner recipes.
One of my favorites is this easy pizza recipe…

This healthy pizza recipe does not require pizza dough. Instead you’ll be using a flat bread called ‘Lebanese’ bread as your base. It’s alot easier and quicker to make. However, if you feel inclined to give it a go, please try my easy pizza dough recipe.

4 large Lebanese Bread pieces
6 Tbsp tomato paste
1 small onion (coarsely grated)
6 slices of Prosciutto (or ham)
1 tsp crushed fresh garlic
6 sliced tomatoes1 zucchini thinly sliced
6 rashes of diced bacon
pinch of dried oregano per pizza
1 Handful of grated tasty cheese per pizza
6 sliced mushrooms
2 Tbsp ricotta cheese per pizza

Step 1
Lay the each piece of Lebanese bread on a flat oven proof tray and spread 1 Tbsp of tomato paste evenly over one side of each bread.

Step 2
Evenly divide and place the above ingredients on the bread and sprinkle with cheese.

Step 3
Bake in a preheated oven at 180C (350F) for approx 5-7 min until cheese has melted and outsides of bread is crisp and brown. Cut into slices and serve with salad.

Daniel asks…

Healthy Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Recipes?

I calculated how many calories I needed to eat based on my height, weight, etc. It said I need between 2900 – 3200 calories. I want to start to eat healthy but it seems it would be really hard to eat healthy and still get all those calories. I need some tips and some recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Also, those amounts are based upon my exercise and activity now, which is basically nothing. I am going to start running every day so the amount will probably go up. Thanks in advance.


Have a look here:

Susan asks…

Quick, healthy and easy dinner recipes for a 14 year old trying to lose weight?

So I’m fourteen and im trying to lose weight. I have pretty good ideas for breakfast, snacks , and lunch but dinner is the one meal I struggle with most of the time. I don’t know what to try to make for myself, I just don’t want to get all bored of the same food over and over again. I’m the only one in the house who is trying to change lifestyles and eat healthier. I’m canceling out junk food completely, uneeded sugar, etc. So can anyone tell me any dinner recipes I , a 14 year old girl, can make? Like on my own, because my mom won’t, she thinks its stupid how im avoiding all the crap people dare call food. If I want to eat as healthy as possible, I have to make it myself. Oh and I’m vegetarian sooo no meat stuff and as little dairy as possible (somewwhat vegan). Just simple dinners that are easy, healthy, and that i can cook in order to lose weight?


Its hard to suggest ideas for someone who is 14, as i am not sure what 14 year olds can cook ….
Also as you are a vegetarian / vegan, it also limits the ideas. Are you a complete vegan, like anything related to animals is a no go, or would you still consider things like eggs / ‘little dairy’?

What you are really looking for then is simple salads with lettuce, tomatoe, cucumber, olives, pepper, TINY bit of dressing – look for lite dressings in the super market, maybe an egg sliced over the top and a TINY bit of cheese.

Im currently in a diet at the moment, and im limiting my dairy intake. Dairy products contain quite a bit of fat in them, and if you are trying to lose weight, each gram of fat is 9 calories.

You could also try soups, but this could be a bit ‘advanced’ for someone who is 14 years old – I may be wrong, if so look on the internet for some great vegetarian soups.

What i had for dinner today was quite nice. I had some rice in a bowl and i mixed it together with, tomatoes in a can cooked on the stove top with some onions, garlic, lettuce, beans, peas and i put in some lentills with some water. I cooked everything out, and reduced the sauce from the canned tomatoes until it thickened a tiny bit and altogether the meal came to around 350 calories. I had that at 6 pm, and it is know 10.50 pm – I live in New Zealand – so it was quite filling, and a great way to add a lot of veges into your diet.

Only last thing is that you are only 14. If you do as you say, cut out sugar and the ‘crap people dare call food’ from your diet, then im sure in the next couple of years, as you get taller i.e. Grow, you will start to grow into your new body.

Other tips is just drink a lot of water, it helps clear your body of toxins and blah blah….. Get a good nights sleep, as you are young, probably need around 9 hours – 10 hours each night.

One last thing, make sure you are getting some sort of multi vitamin each day as you are vegetarian. I have a friend who is a total vegan – wont touch anything animal related – and she fainted during school from lack of iron in her system, from not eating red meat. You can get iron into your system through other things, but just make sure that you are not ‘dehydrating’ your body from an important supplement it needs.

Good luck, and try not to burn yourself on the stove = P

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Your Questions About 3 Doors Down

Sharon asks…

when is 3 doors down next album coming?

now its october 2009, does anybody know when is next album from 3 doors down coming?


The band has just recently begun writing their next record. It is rumored that they are going back in the studio near the end of the year to record their new album which can be expect to be out by spring/summer 2010.

Ken asks…

Who Sings This Song blink 182 3 doors down or nine days?

i am abouslutly confused i typed in this is the story of a girl on youtube and it said blink 182 sang it but on other options it said nine days and the 3 doors down. so who sings it?


Nine days for sure I have the album!

Daniel asks…

Which is your favorite song by 3 Doors Down and 3 Days Grace?

3 doors down-let me go
3 doors grace-never too late

those are my fav


Never Too Late

David asks…

Is Brad Arnold, the lead singer of 3 Doors Down, still married to Terika Roberts?

I was looking at an article on wikipedia about Brad Arnold. It said that he married Terika Roberts (related to lead guitarist of 3 Doors Down, Matt Roberts) In a later version of the same article, it didn’t mention anything about her except that she was driving the car when they got in an accident. So, my question is, does anybody know if he’s still married?


They were still married when the accident happened.

They are no longer married however.

Terika is remarried and Brad just recently got engaged.

Steven asks…

Are there any new rockbands, like 3 doors down ?

I listened to a song that is similar to the style of 3 doors down, but it’s not by them. I don’t remember the name of the band, so can you please tell me some good new rockbands ?



Modern rock blows.

90s is where its at!

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Your Questions About Chamomile Tea Sleep

William asks…

Tea Time! What tea would make me sleep & clear my crazy mind?

Tea Time!
I can’t sleep I haven’t sleep for a month
What tea will make me sleepy?
Where can I get it?
How do you get ready for bed to have a nice sleep?
I’m very stress & there is always something to think about things
I get in bed at 10pm & look at the roof until 6am
I’m 18 I want a good night sleep.
Dose sleepy time tea really works?


Chamomile tea. Maybe try closing your eyes and doing your 4 times tables, then your 5 times tables, ect? You could even say the alphabet. Something repetitive, that you don’t have to think about too much, but you can still have it hold your attention.
Additional information: You have obviously have exaggerated that you ‘haven’t slept for a month’. If you don’t sleep for more than about two weeks, you die.

Mary asks…

Any natural sleep remedies?

My boyfriend Kevin is having trouble sleeping he’s basiclly nocturnal and im getting worried.He’ll do anything but take vitamins (like melatonin).My grandma used to make teas anybody know anything like that?


You might want to ask him to try the following teas:

Chamomile tea
Fennel tea
Motherwort tea
Skullcap tea
Valerian tea

A more complete list of teas appear here:

Michael asks…

what type of tea do i brew to sleep?


Chamomile tea.

Matricaria recutita or German chamomile, also spelled camomile, is an annual plant of the composite family Asteraceae. Synonyms are: Chamomilla chamomilla, Chamomilla recutita (correct name according to the Flora Europaea), Matricaria chamomilla, and Matricaria suaveolens.


“Chamomile & Chamomile Tea: Benefits and Information

If you are a tea connoisseur or a fan of calming, warm drinks that settle you down before bedtime, you are probably familiar with chamomile.

Chamomile tea is a popular drink, thanks to its mild, fruity flavor and capacity to soothe one’s nerves. The word “chamomile” is derived from the Greek terms for “on the ground” (kamai) and apple (melon). There are actually two kinds of chamomile: German chamomile (Matricaria recutita) and English (or Roman) chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile). Although they’re two different species, both are used to treat similar conditions.

Chamomile has a long history of use as both a medicinal herb and a tea. It’s taken internally to promote sleep, reduce anxiety, and relieve diarrhea and other gastrointestinal complaints. It’s also applied topically to speed wound healing and reduce inflammation.

Chamomile contains a wide range of bioactive components, including coumarins, phytosterols, flavonoids and sesquiterpenes. ”


Maria asks…

What is the best tea to drink to make you go to sleep?

Help O_o


Chamomile tea is considered a good sleep tea.

Chris asks…

Is chamomile tea healthy?

i drink 3 cups of chamomile tea that has lemon in it for the past week for my sleep problems and anxiety, ever since i drank the tea i could sleep better and didn’t wake up during the night. i heard that 14 people were tested and it seems it boosts your immune system and helps with flus and menstrual cramps.

is it true?


There are many different teas which can be used to address many different health problems:
Green tea for pain. Peppermint tea for breathing (no more than 2 cups a day though) Honey tea for clearing out blocked lungs, ginger tea for sickness (forgot that one) etc etc.

Chamomile has a good calming effect, and helps get to sleep if drunk within 20minutes of going to bed. But if you like it then drink it. Unlike red tea (as I call it) chamomile tea doesn’t do any harm.

There is nothing better than a good varied diet for boosting the immune system. Menstrual issues have never really been a concern for me.

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Your Questions About Chamomile And Anxiety

Ken asks…

Can you give me a list of herbal remedies to aid in quitting smoking?

I REALLY want to help my husband. I have heard that taking licorice can make the cigs taste nasty and that chewing chamomile flowers can ease anxiety. Are these true? Can you offer more tips? THANKS!


There is a book by alan carr bout how to give up smoking
and u read it and by the end of the book u dont wanna smoke anymore really does work

i think the book is called
guide on how to give up smoking but im not sure

Mandy asks…

I am taking Celexa, is it safe for me to drink herbal tea’s such as Chamomile?

I started back on Celexa to help with my Anxiety, I am trying to find out if it is safe to drink herbal tea’s such as Chamomile and if there’s any tea’s that I should specifically stay away from?


A 2006 review of the medical literature reported a number of beneficial effects for chamomile in vitro and animal tests, but added that more human clinical trials are needed before firm conclusions can be drawn.

Research with animals suggests antispasmodic, anxiolytic, anti-inflammatory and some antimutagenic and cholesterol-lowering effects for chamomile. Chamomile has sped healing time of wounds in animals.It also showed some benefit in an animal model of diabetes. In vitro chamomile has demonstrated moderate antimicrobial and antioxidant properties and significant anti-platelet activity, as well as preliminary results against cancer.Essential oil of chamomile was shown to be a promising antiviral agent against herpes simplex virus type 2 in vitro.

Chamomile is also used cosmetically, primarily to make a rinse for blonde hair, and as a yellow dye for fabrics.Tolerance can develop to the sedative action of chamomile if taken habitually.Chamomile is very safe to be taken in conjunction with Celexa.
Take care always

Michael asks…

Which one is best for combating anxiety and mild depression?

I suffer from anxiety and sometimes mild depression and i would like to try herbal treatments to try and combat my anxiety which ones have you tried and recommend and most effective

*St John’s Wort
*Valerian root
*Magnesium Supplement
*Passion flower
*Winter cherry
*Rhodiola Rosea


Passion flower is suppose to be very good for anxiety, according to Dr. Oz. I am planning on trying
it soon. I would try that and also the Rhodiola Rosea.

I’ve tried the chamomile and it is relaxing but not strong enough for anxiety. It does help for sleep though.

If you decide to try magnesium, it works best with magnesium, calcium and zinc combination.

Sharon asks…

Can I vaporize chamomile/lavender from tea bags?

I have a stomach condition and a bit of anxiety. I read that chamomile helps you relax and lavender helps with digestion and stuff. So, I bought chamomile/lavender tea bags. However, one of the problems I have is that sometimes I can’t keep down what I eat/drink (I have gastroparesis). I’m getting a vaporizer in a few days and I was wondering if vaporizing the chamomile/lavender tea bags contents was safe and if it will have the same effect. If it has an effect, it would be ok to inhale the vapors since it will go to my lungs, not my stomach. I just want to know if it’s safe. And, if someone is more of an expert on this, what would the temperature for vaporizing would be?

Thanks to the person who responded. I forgot to specify that the vaporizer I am getting is an Herbal Vaporizer: That’s the one I’m getting (not sure that’s the price paid though…) Not sure if that will make a difference. Thanks.


Actually, you can use that type of vaporizer to inhale the contents of dried herbs, for sure. I don’t know if I would use the contents from teabags, because they might contain other things, dyes, fillers, etc. I would recommend finding a place that sells pure dried herbs. For the last 2 days I’ve done dried chamomile, since I’m having digestive problems. The chamomile has relaxed me, caused my intestines to calm down, and has given me very relaxing sleep. I have a vaporbox ( I would suggest getting a grinder while you’re at it, so you can grind down the herbs so they vaporize better. (well worth it!) It looks like with the vaporizer, you’re getting, you can also do aromatherapy with essential oils, like the other person said. You will be able to do the dried stuff though too. Just make sure you’re not allergic to the herbs though…like pollen and whatnot. Happy vaping.

Laura asks…

Is it safe to smoke these natural herbs?

I need a few “plant experts” to tell me if it’s safe to smoke these natural herbs, as I heard that these herbs are good for depression and anxiety:
-Albizia julibrissin
-Mugwort (this is just a dream potentiator, but still like to experiment)

So if it’s safe to smoke any of these without being poisoned or dieing or anything, i would like to know. Thanx, peace


They may be but as with any drug there is always a chance for side affects. Main thing is to be careful. I would try a small amount first. Adn see and would not go whole hog. Til i was sure of the drugs.

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Your Questions About 2010 Movies

Sharon asks…

What are your top five most surprisingly good movies of 2010?

Movies that you thought would have sucked or be just ok,but turned to be good movies.
The Dark Knight came out in 2008, I said movies that came out in 2010. And did who in their right mind thought that was gonna suck!?? Try reading the question next time.



I thought it’d be something like Defendor meets Daredevil – I didn’t know the director, so I thought “ok, make it at least not too painful to watch, please.” I LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I thought I couldn’t have enough of it, still can’t. The soundtrack just blew my mind, the action sequences were superb, I’d say Kill Bill – Hellboy 2 – Blade – Kick-@ss (Bruce Lee’s Fist of Fury is a masterpiece for its time, but it looks clumsy compared to what people are capable of today), the dialogue hilarious and EXTREMELY quotable (“f*ck you very much!” is but one), story – full of heart, the morals – why’s that a movie about amoral people is GREAT and deserves all the awards? While a movie about people with justice at their hearts is stupid and childish? What makes me feel good is that movies about honorable people make more at the box office, it means more people go and see it, means there are more people with pure souls out there than “smart adults” with corrupted mind.

Also, I Love You Phillip Morris – I thought it’d be stupid or full of cliche, it was amazing, it’s my #1 drama of the year. It’s written and directed by the writers of Bad Santa. Made in 2009, but it’s been released only this month lol

Lizzie asks…

Does anybody know of a list of Open auditions for any upcoming movies for 2010?

I am a professional drama student, but have never auditioned for any movies. I am jsut wondering if anybody knows of any upcoming movies they are holding auditions for in the UK (London), for young adults (under 18s). Does anyone know where they will be held etc?


OH MY GOSH i know the GREATEST website for you.
it is AMAZING and i’ve had 5 audition in the past 6 months! YOU WILL BE AMAZED

Jenny asks…

Does anyone have a listing of christmas shows and movies for 2010 Christmas?

I am looking for a tv listing of christmas movies and shows. like the grinch who stole christmas, roudolph, frostie the snow man, the classic shows. so does anyone have a listing of pretty much all christmas shows and movies, like a website?


Each station may have their own list, but I don’t think anyone has put all holiday movies and when they will be on all on one website

Ken asks…

What are your top 5 most anticipated movies of 2010?

There are many good movies coming out this year and my top 5 are
1. Tron Legacy
2. Saw VII
3. Clash of the titans
4. Eclipse
5. Jackass 3D

What are yours?


1. Inception
2. Kick-A$$
3. Iron Man 2
4. The Last Airbender
5. Tron Legacy

Joseph asks…

what is the best website to watch movies 2010 ?

Hii !
Is It Just Me Or does mega Video not Work Anymore !
What is A Good Website That Can Watch All Sorts Of Movies For Free and i Don’t Have To Download ?
Please help !
I Just easily Want To Watch A Movie No Rush !
Thanks To Anyone who Answered !

answers: I use to use the watchmovies websites but they always were to slow or messed up my computer. I watched newmoon on this website and it worked fine, it didn’t even buffer

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Your Questions About Healthy Foods To Eat

Michael asks…

are the foods im eating healthy?

I am doing p90x i lost 10 pounds in 11 days. I used to drink soda lik eit was water and eat fast food and junk constantly. i only drink water i only eat whole wheat wraps and special k bars and rice snacks. that is what my diet is consisting of as of now should i do anything to change it to make me lose weight quicker?what else can i do to improve weight loss


Fruits and vegetables are really good for your body. Try to get more healthy instead of just lose weight. Eat lots of fruit and veggies :3 and don’t eat too few calories either. While a special K bar is better than McDonald’s, it’s still processed and has a long shelf life, therefore I would argue it isn’t particularly “healthy” in comparison to natural foods. It’s not bad, but eat natural food like crazy. To improve weight loss… LOTS of water. Like shoot for 2 liters of water a day, it’s so good for you. You’ll have to pee a lot but that’s good. Also, if this is long term then strength training. The more muscle you have, the more calories you burn 24/7. Whole wheat is always good, and make sure to eat consistently. Eat breakfast even if you don’t like to because it jump starts your metabolism thus burns more calories. And if you do strength training, up the amount of protein you eat in order to form more muscle more quickly.

Mark asks…

Why are people who eat healthy picky with food?

Growing up poor, I engraved into my mind that food is food. Whether it increases the risk of (type random illness here) or not, it was food, and therefore allowed me to survive. After all, if my desire was to live, eating EVEN what is considered to be unhealthy food by America is FAR more useful in keeping me alive than having no food at all…which can cause me to die.

Anyways, please answer…why are people who eat healthy picky with the food that they eat? I’ve read of people that hunt animals just to obtain some kind of chemical in deer that cannot be obtained through fast-food and processed foods….or something like that…….I see that and I’m like “Gosh…where would these people be if humans were somehow forced to live in the wild again and the animals that those people used to kill to obtain the specific chemical that they desire somehow ALL died?”

NOTE: I’m not trying to rant, or seem like I’m better and smarter than you all, and I’m sorry if my words are coming across to you like that…so please…save the rants. If you rant at me, you are being over-sensitive to an innocent question that was asked out of pure curiosity. Also, I can’t respond in my Add details…they’re not working for some


I personally gave up some foods due to ethical reasons. After that I started paying more attention to what I ate. I wouldn’t say I am very picky ( I eat a a cookie or chips once in a while) but I do love, love eating healthy for the most part. I used to not care what I ate as long as it” tasted good.” But I realized that what you eat matters. I want to thrive. It gives me more energy, sharper mind and I look better by eating healthier. I enjoy my food a lot more now that when I used to not care what I ate. Plus healthy food can also be delicious but some people just don’t realize that because they automatically think otherwise for some reason. But that’s just want I think. If someone wants to eat chips and twinkies all day, its their choice.

George asks…

Are cookies a healthy food to eat?

Yes or no?

what are some other healthy foods?

please make me a list of all the healthy foods you can think of :)

i decided that i wouldn’t eat anything unhealthy this whole month

if you make a really good list, i’ll choose you as best answer


Lmao, no cookies aren’t…eat this instead

blueberries, strawberries, nonsugary cereal, carrots, corn, tomatoes, peppers, broccolli, peaches, bananas, rasberries, blackberries, ham- very low carb:), chicken, limited red meat, pineapple, watermelon, melon, kiwi, pears, organic foods, beans, soup, apples, grapes, green tea, oranges, grapefruit, anything with fiber (fiberone has great products), rice, whole wheat bread, low fat butter substitues, salads, peanuts, pretzels, almonds, any nut, probiotics, yogurt, etc.

Those are all the random healthy things that come to my mind:)

Lisa asks…

What Are Some Healthy Food To Eat?

I’m Trying To Go In A Diet And I Was Some Food That Are Very Healthy. That Are Good And Not So Expensive To Buy


Theres alot of healty foods to eat. Non healthy foods are things like candy, soda, ice cream, stuff like that. Also if you want to loose weight you have to give your body something to burn it off. I’m not saying to eat all day long but you do want to eat the 6 meals breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, snack. You also have to exercise. Dance, do yoga, go for a walk. If you don’t like yoga or walking try playing Just Dance, or Zumba for 30 minutes.

Donna asks…

How can I eat healthy foods?

My family was pretty poor when I was young. The only things that my mother could afford were chips,cakes and sodas from the corner store. As a young kid I was used to eating a lot of junk food. Sometimes it was all that I ate because it was the only thing that my mother could afford. I’m now 18-years-old and I continue to eat junk food. I once tried eating a broccoli and I almost threw up. The only vegetable I could stand is lettuce. I can’t stand to eat most vegetables I hate them so much. They taste so nasty to me. I don’t mind most fruits. How can I eat healthier foods like vegetables ? I feel like I should be eating vegetables like my family. I also don’t eat any kind of fish. I eat meat though. I feel like I’m damaging my health each time I eat. The other day I had cake for breakfast. Luckily, I have a fast metabolism so I hardly gain weight. Weight is not the issue right now it’s my overall health. How can I eat healthy foods? How can I stop the cravings for junk food? I fear going to the doctor and being told that I have diabetes. ):


Though picky eating is generally associated with toddlers and young
children, many adults also have a hard time eating a variable diet
filled with foods from each food group.
That is what you can do about it.
1. Eat with other people. Many adults are embarrassed by their picky
eating and are more likely to at least try something they don’t think
they’ll like if their friends and family are watching. Order something
new from the menu when you eat at a restaurant or serve yourself
something new when you eat at someone’s house.
2. Add one new food to your diet each week. Most adult picky eaters
avoid certain foods because of their texture or appearance rather than
how they actually taste. Start out by taking one bite and gradually
work up to eating an entire serving of the offending food. If you
discover that you enjoy the taste of the food, repeated exposure might
help you overcome your texture aversions. Continue adding a new food
each week and over time, you’re likely to find more foods you’re
willing to eat.
3. Eat three bites before you turn up your nose at a food. Tell
yourself that if you still don’t like the food after three bites, you
can stop eating it. Because it can take more than one bite to decide
if you enjoy the flavour of a certain food, taking three bites is one
way to help you find new foods you’re willing to eat.
4. Combine foods you don’t like with foods you do enjoy. If you don’t
like milk, try adding a squirt of low-sugar chocolate syrup to your
glass. If you skip certain fruits, try mixing them into low-fat
yogurt. When you’re eating something you know you like, you’re more
likely to accept foods you may not enjoy. You might discover there are
many more foods you do like when they’re combined with other
ingredients rather than eaten plain.
5. If you know another adult picky eater, join forces to overcome your
eating habits. You can provide each other with support and encourage
one another to keep trying.
Don’t expect to overcome your picky eating overnight. Finding foods
you like takes time, and you may not enjoy everything you try.

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Your Questions About Healthy Dinner Recipes

Betty asks…

Healthy dinner recipes ?

i’m 15 and my mom works at nights sometimes. what are some easy healthy dinner recipes i could make ?(:


Here you go…


Browse the site, there are so many easy recipes there.

Paul asks…

Healthy recipes?

I am cooking dinner for my boyfriend this weekend…have any suggestions for a healthy meal? ( i would like to use organic products)


You may want to check it out at my recipes with 450 recipes plus photo.

Replace deep-frying with baking or toasting for a healthier meal. The greens can be replaced by organic greens that you can find. Replace oil with olive oil, salt with sea salt for healthy dishes.


Lizzie asks…

Good easy healthy dinner recipe?

Please help. Looking for good recipe to make a big dinner from scratch. Not too big on spicy. Love comfort foods but im dying to try new things. Im a newly wed and want to surprise my husband with somthing new, its been the same for too long. Please and Thank you for your help!


I like this recipe, It is very filling but not too fattening =) and since this recipe yields 6 servings, you can freeze half for another time.

Vegetarian Shepards Pie

2 Tbs. Extra virgin olive oil, divided
1 large yellow onion, roughly chopped
4 cloves garlic, crushed
2 Tbs. Curry powder
1 tsps. Ground cumin
2 small red or green bell peppers, chopped
1 eggplant, cubed, unpeeled (3 cups)
1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes
10 small red potatoes, halved
1/2 cup fat-free half-and-half (or milk)
1 cup frozen or fresh peas
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Preheat oven to 400 degrees, In a large skillet on medium heat, heat 1 Tb. Oil; add onion, garlic, curry and cumin. Saute until onions are soft 5 minutes.
Transfer to bowl.
Heat remaining oil in skillet; add peppers, eggplant, tomatoes and 1/2 cup water. Saute until soft 20 minutes. Stir in onions. Place in a shallow 8-by-8-inch baking dish.
In a saucepan, boil potatoes until done. Drain and smash. Stir in half-and-half, peas, salt and pepper.
Spread over vegetables and top with Parmesan.
Bake 15 minutes. Brown in broiler. Serves six.

Nutritional analysis per serving: 193 calories, 9 g protein, 22 g carbohydrate,
8 g fat (2g saturated fat), 7 g fiber.

Parmesan-Crusted Tilapia

4 tilapia fillets
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder (to taste)
1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper (to taste)
1/4 cup finely-grated fresh parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons butter
Pepper to taste

Mix garlic powder and lemon pepper. Pat fillets dry with paper towel. Sprinkle season mixture on both sides of fish and place fillets in lightly-oiled baking dish. (I use olive oil spray).
Top fillets with finely-grated parmesan. Place thin pat of butter on top.
Bake at 350 for about 10 minutes, or until cheese is slightly golden and fish flakes easily.

Serve with Rice and mixed Veggies or just a simple salad.

Daniel asks…

Any healthy breakfast,lunch, and dinner recipes?

I’m trying to shape up and eat healthier(: What are some healthy, but yummy recipes for breakfast,lunch,and dinner? Just tell me what the recipes are called and I can search them up (unless its a recipe you created).

Thanks sooo much! xxx


I honestly wouldn’t focus so much on recipes but ingredients. I stock my fridge with a VARIETY of fruits and veggies.

With the fruit I usually make a salad with non fat greek yogurt. I will use Kiwi, Strawberries, Raspberries, Apples, Blueberries, and Bananas. And I will mix these with about a 1/2 cup or cup of Non fat Greek Yogurt.

With the veggies I eat a variety (aim for having a veggie of a different color: red bell peppers, carrots, spinach, radishes, onion). I keep at least 3 different dressings (right now I have a light ranch and a ginger dressing that I am addicted to). And then I will choose to top the salad off with salmon cups or a 1/2 cup of beans (pinto, black beans, etc). Pairing this with feta cheese is also a very tasty choice :)

Sharon asks…

Healthy Recipes?

I want to help my family eat healthier this month so I would like some healthy recipes, Especially dinner. I’m 13 but I love to cook and bake, but it can’t be anything extremely difficult. I liek to use whole wheat pastas and rice and my family is not picky at all. I can’t buy good fish where I live and I can’t really get whole wheat flour if you suggest that either. Thanks! :)
We can eat meat, vegeterian food sometimes, just no tofu or something like that lol :P
I actually want to make something with chicken breasts one night because we have them so any recipes with those would be good :)


Way to go helping out like this.

I would suggest lots of green salads. You can buy the stuff already chopped even. Or just ask Mom to pick up lots of different fresh veggies and mix and match them each night. You can make simple salad dressings with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, or buy light or fat free dressings to make them healthier.

You can make salad as a meal…add grilled chicken, fajita steak, taco meat, lean bacon, tuna…some other stuff that is really good on salad include sunflower nuts, sesame seeds, chow mein noodles.

You can also use homemade or bottled healthier salad dressings to marinate meat and to splash on pasta instead of alfredo sauce.

My fav meat, and it’s super healthy and cheap…is ground turkey. It works for any recipe that calls for hamburger, so it’s pretty easy to work with.

You can make healthier baked goods with things like quick bread (banana and zucchini, pumpkin, etc.) and oatmeal cookies, apple cake, and fruit desserts. If you want to cut the fat in chocolate cake and brownie mixes, use choc syrup instead of oil. You can also substitute applesauce for oil if the taste suits the recipe.

Removing about half the yolks from your scrambled eggs help cut cholesterol…to do this, crack it clean, then hold it up in the air and tip the contents back and forth from one half of the shell to the other. The white will ooze out of the shell, the yolk will stay put. Use yolks of half your eggs to keep the pretty color and no one will miss the other half.

The best way to prepare cooked veg is to steam them. It’s easy in the microwave, just add a couple tablespoons of water to the bowl and cover with saran wrap.

Go with your mom to the store and browse around in the spices and herbs. You will find a lot of different stuff that helps cut salt and oil without giving up flavor. With some research and experimenting, you will learn how to use them, and what goes with what.

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Your Questions About Healthy Foods Recipes

Chris asks…

What are some healthy, yet delicious food recipes?

Hello everyone! I’m planning on losing a couple pounds, as well as getting the habit of eating healthy. But I can’t think of a lot of healthy meals to eat throughout the week. I am planning to eat 6 times per day. But small meals each time. If your doing the same or know any recipes or food I can eat to help me out, please be kind and share with me ! Thank you :-)


Chicken Rice Casserole with Mozzarella Recipe
Non-fat sour cream and skim milk mozzarella give zing to this Weight Watcher’s recipe for basic chicken and rice baked as a casserole. You may use brown rice or traditional white rice. Smoked turkey may be substituted for the chicken.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 clove minced garlic
1-1/2 medium red bell peppers, diced
1 cup frozen corn, thawed
1 cup low-salt chicken broth
1-1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 cups cooked brown or white rice
1/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons non-fat sour cream
2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
8 ounces skinless, diced cooked chicken or smoked turkey
3 ounces part skim milk mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/4 cup chopped parsley
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Spray a 1-1/2 quart casserole with nonstick cooking spray.
In a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, warm the oil until hot but not smoking. Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring, until the onion begins to brown, 3 to 5 minutes.
Add the bell peppers, corn 1/4 cup of the broth, the thyme, and black pepper, and continue cooking until the bell pepper begins to soften, 3 to 5 minutes.
Stir in the remaining 3/4 cup broth, the You may use brown rice or white rice, sour cream, and mustard. Add the chicken or turkey, remove from the heat, and stir until well combined. Stir in one-third of the mozzarella and the parsley.
Transfer the mixture to the prepared casserole. Spread the mixture evenly. Sprinkle with the remaining mozzarella and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the casserole is heated through and the cheese has melted.
Yield: 4 servings

Eggplant Parmesan
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 tablespoon dried basil
1 tablespoon dried oregano
4 (8-ounce) cans no-salt-added tomato sauce
1 (28-ounce) can no-salt-added whole tomatoes, undrained and chopped
1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 (1-pound) eggplants, cut crosswise into 1/4-inch slices
1/4 cup water
3 egg whites, lightly beaten
1 1/4 cups Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Vegetable cooking spray
3 cups (12 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
Fresh oregano sprigs (optional)
Combine first 7 ingredients in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 20 minutes.

Place eggplant in a large bowl; add water to cover, and let stand 30 minutes. Drain well; blot dry with paper towels. Combine 1/4 cup water and egg whites in a shallow bowl. Combine breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese; stir well. Dip eggplant in egg white mixture, and dredge in breadcrumb mixture.
Place half of eggplant on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray, and broil 5 minutes on each side or until browned. Repeat procedure with remaining eggplant. Set eggplant aside.
Spread half of tomato mixture in bottom of a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Arrange half of eggplant over sauce; top with half of mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers with remaining sauce, eggplant, and cheese.
Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until bubbly. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Garnish with fresh oregano sprigs, if desired.

Fresh Gazpacho
2 cups tomato juice, preferably freshly juiced
1/2 small cucumber, peeled and chopped
1 tomato, chopped
1/2 green pepper, chopped
1 tsp. Onion, minced
1 tbsp. Fresh parsley leaves, minced
1 small garlic clove, minced
1 tbsp. Fresh basil leaves, minced
2 tsp. Red wine vinegar
1 tsp. Honey
1 tbsp. Lime juice
1/2 tsp. Bragg’s seasoning, or sea salt to taste
dash of Tabasco sauce (optional)
Blend all the ingredients in a blender until smooth ~ work in batches, if necessary. Serve immediately.

Golden Potato Bake
(Serves 4)
4 – 6 medium potatoes, peeled
1/2 cup bran flake cereal
2 tbsp. Butter, melted
1/4 tsp. Onion powder
1/4 tsp. Garlic powder
1/2 tsp. Sea salt
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Crush the cereal into crumbs. Mix crumbs, salt, onion and garlic powder. Brush potatoes with the melted butter and coat with crumbs. Bake uncovered 1 to 1 1/4 hours.

Baked Tofu
1 lb. Brick of firm tofu
3/4 c. Chopped onions (opt.)
2 tbsp. Lemon juice (opt.)
2 tbsp. Soy sauce or Bragg Liquid Aminos
1 tbsp. Chicken style seasoning
2 tbsp. Nutritional yeast flakes
3/4 c. Water
Slice tofu into slices 1/4–1/2 inch thick. Sprinkle with remaining ingredients. BAKE
in 350° oven for 30–40 minutes, until beginning to dry out a bit. This can be prepared
ahead, allowed to marinate, and then baked. Or, to save time, omit water and just
sprinkle with seasonings. Cook in non-stick skillet.
Tofu squares may be used as sandwich filling, cut and used in stir-steamed vegetables,
or served as “steaks” with gravy.

Donald asks…

Healthy recipes?

I need to start a diet, but I really love food. I am not big on salads (mainly the lettuce part) and I usually don’t have a lot of time to cook much (I get home from work at 6pm everyday)

What are some of your great healthy recipes that don’t take a lot of time to prepare (or can be prepared in advance)?
Just to give you an idea of what I like — pizza, pasta, burgers, cheese, cakes and cookies. I like soup, but am horrible at making it (even when following a recipe Turkey, dressing, bacon (and no, turkey bacon is not the same, though I do like it)


For Healthy Recipe Ideas browse Good Housekeeping’s Healthy Recipe Section:

or Try these 100 calorie snacks, when you’re on the go:

Good Luck!

Thomas asks…

Healthy food ideas/recipes?

I eat healthy. No fast food, occasionally some snacks and take out, not too often though. No soda (maybe steal a sip if needed, same with coffee.) I don’t like sweets so that’s not a problem.

I just want some healthy lunches, snacks and breakfasts. (I am deathly allergic to strawberry and kiwi.)


Sounds like you are already on a good eating path. Here are are few of my favorite foods and eating well tips!

I focus on eating 4-6 small meals/day and try to include fiber and protein as part of each meal and snack.

Typical day for me:

Breakfast Smoothie (Basic recipe)
-Yoplait Greek Plain (17 grams protein per 6 oz. And is an excellent source of calcium and vitamin D)
-Frozen fruit (I like blueberries, mango, cranberries)
-small amount fruit juice
-ground flax seed (fiber and omega-3′s)

Then I will have either a hardboiled egg or handful walnuts to round out the meal

Snacks (I have about 2/day) here are some choices:
1. Cottage cheese and triscut crackers (very filling)
2. Hummus and celery/jicama sticks
3. Brown rice, veggies, tofu chopped up sprinkle with soy sauce or miso
4. Hard boiled egg and apple
5. Apple slices dipped in small amount of peanut butter
6. Larabars (many yummy flavors)
7. Trail mix made with: whole grain cereal, nuts, dried fruit

Dinner and lunch are typically salads with lean meat grilled. I also enjoy making soups, which can be nutritious and filling.

Have you tried the Two Week Tune Up plan? That has a lot of great recipes as well. I’ll list the website below with some of my other favorite websites for healthified recipes!

Betty asks…

can i have some healthy food recipes?

i’m a 13 year old who’s trying to lose my stomach (looks like a prego lady) and become healthy cause all my mom buys is those freezer foods and foods that are fatty and im really tired of it so please help me out and give me easy breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipes that also don’t cost a lot to make please


Oats are great for breakfast, they are great to lower cholesterol too
and a tasty treat and healthy is add 1/2 a container of yogurt to the cooked oats

salads for lunch with healthy cold cuts that are 98% fat-free like turkey make a great lunch with a healthy soup- like a seafood soup. Fish is low in calories-

I make a seafood soup
chicken broth
seaweed dry mix
artificial crab meat (cheap at aldi’s stores)
salt, pepper, dry onion and garlic powder
heat thru

dinner- chicken breast is good- low in fat and cholesterol

and do not forget to eat lots of fruits and veggies esp whole grain because whole grain is good for weight loss

Michael asks…

healthy recipes?

does anyone know any good websites with healthy resipes?


You can hit the food network website, then click on healthy lifestyle or recipes, the same with all recipes and recipezaar.

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