Your Questions About Healthy Foods Recipes

Chris asks…

Some good healthy food recipes.?

Hey everyone, I’m trying to eat healthier and I was wondering if anybody had any ideas on what to eat all day. I want to be able to eat healthier snacks, and breakfasts. Anybody got any easy ideas.? I’d also appreciate a food schedule. Thank you !

answers:

Here is a recipe for breakfast that you can change with different fruit, add sliced almonds, etc. Also, check out Cookinglight.com for all kinds of healthy eating info. Http://www.cookinglight.com/ You can find resources for creating a food schedule of the foods you enjoy. Hope that helps. =)

Swiss Fruit and Yogurt Muesli

Ingredients

* 1 cup quick-cooking oats
* 1 cup plain low-fat yogurt
* 1/3 cup orange juice
* 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar (optional)
* 1 cup shredded Red Delicious apple
* 1/2 cup sliced banana
* 1/4 cup blueberries

Preparation

Combine oats, yogurt, orange juice, and brown sugar in a medium bowl. Add apple, banana, and blueberries, stirring gently to combine.

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Here is an easy recipe for a great dip for snacking with veggies.

LEMON DILL DIP

3/4 cup low fat or non-fat plain yogurt
4 oz. Low fat or non-fat cream cheese
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 clove fresh garlic, pressed or minced (Or, a little garlic powder)
1 teaspoon fresh onion, finely chopped (Or, a little onion powder)
1 pinch salt
1 teaspoon dried dill weed

Blend yogurt and cream cheese in mixing bowl until smooth. This yogurt/cheese ratio makes for a good consistency for dipping anything.

Add lemon juice, garlic, onion and salt. Mix well and taste; you should taste a trace of lemon. Add a bit more if you like. There should be only a hint of the garlic and onion, and none of the salt; they are there to enhance, not bury the lemon-dill flavor.

Add the dill weed, and mix well. Start with the teaspoon and add to your taste. The McCormick Gourmet shaker top makes it easy to add more dill weed.

Remember, this is a dill dip; it should smell and taste of dill.

Note: Use carrots, celery, cukes, chips, or whatever, to test taste the dip while preparing.

Cover and chill for at least a couple of hours before serving, Overnight is even better.

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Add….Also, raw or roasted no salt-almonds or peanuts, all kinds of fresh veggies, fresh fruit and whole grain crackers are great snacks.

Daniel asks…

i need some healthy food recipes?

so recently ive been buying only healthy stuff such as fruit, and salads and fresh vegetables and also flavoured vitamin water, instead of crappy food, ive been working out/exercising also, i was wondering if anyone could share some healthy recipes with me or some vegetarian ones aswell

answers:

Vegetable soup would be an ideal meal if you are looking for something healthy. You can use store bought stock and buy a variety of vegetables to throw in. It can have carrots, celery, squash, beans, a little rice, corn, and zucchini or anything else you heart desires.

William 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
help

answers:

Breakfast

Scrambled eggs (beat 2 eggs, add some black pepper and a splash of milk) on toast with fresh orange juice

Lunch

Tuna salad wrap

Dinner

Chicken breast roasted (put something like smoky barbeque sauce on top and cover with foil before roasting)
Serve with roasted, steamed or boiled veg

Make sure that you drink plenty of water and that you include some fruit ideally fresh but canned is fine. Add herbs and spices to any food that you think is too plain or you will get bored and give up. Dont think of it as trying to loose weight but more as trying to eat healthier. Cereals are always great for breakfast as they are slow release energy which means you feel fuller for longer. For snacks try eating things like a few nuts and maybe some dried fruit

John asks…

Healthy Food Recipes? ?

I’ve only just started making food properly and I have no idea what I can make.

Could you please give me some easy to make dinners that are relatively healthy.

Thanks

answers:

There are so many recipes, and I’m not sure what you like, but here are some of my favorites…

***Chicken Stir-Fry Wraps***

1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, halved horizontally and thinly sliced
Coarse salt and ground pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, halved and thinly sliced
1 large red bell pepper, ribs and seeds removed, thinly sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons grated peeled fresh ginger
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
3 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch, mixed with 1 tablespoon water
12 to 16 Boston lettuce leaves (about 2 heads)
Directions
Season chicken with salt and pepper. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over high heat. Add half the chicken; cook, stirring constantly, until opaque throughout, 2 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Repeat with remaining chicken.
Add remaining tablespoon oil to pan, along with the onion and bell pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, until onion is tender and golden, about 4 minutes (reduce heat if browning too quickly).
Reduce heat to medium; add garlic, ginger, and red-pepper flakes; cook, stirring, until fragrant, 30 to 60 seconds.
Stir in soy sauce, vinegar, and cornstarch mixture; remove from heat. Add chicken and any accumulated juices; toss to coat. Serve in lettuce cups.

***Black Bean Chili***

4 large poblano peppers
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped
1 large onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, finely chopped or grated
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 cans black beans (15 ounces), drained of half their liquid
2 tablespoons chili powder (a large palmful)
2 teaspoons ground cumin (about half a palmful)
1/2 teaspoon allspice (eyeball it)
1 bottle dark lager beer, such as Negro Modelo
1 can crushed fire-roasted tomatoes (15 ounce can or half a 28o ounce can)
2 cups beef or vegetable stock (use vegetable to make it vegetarian)
Hot sauce, to taste
1/2 cup sour cream, for garnish
1/2 cup chopped cilantro, for garnish
PreparationHeat broiler to high.

Char the poblanos under the broiler so their skins blacken, 7-8 minutes. Place in a bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let stand 10 minutes. Once the peppers have cooled enough to handle, peel and seed them, then roughly chop them up and set them aside.

Place a medium-size pot over medium-high heat with 2 tablespoons EVOO, about two turns of the pan. Add the jalapeño, onion and garlic to the pan, and cook 6-7 minutes, until the veggies are tender. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper, then add in the beer, scraping up any brown bits from the bottom of the pan. Cook a few minutes to reduce the liquid by half, then add the black beans and their liquid, the chopped poblanos, spices, crushed tomatoes and stock. Bring up to a bubble, then reduce the heat and simmer to thicken slightly, about 5 minutes. Adjust the seasoning with salt and freshly ground pepper as needed.

Serve the chili up and pass around hot sauce, sour cream, and cilantro at the table to top it with.

***Zucchini Pasta with Grilled Fish***

Salt
1 pound spaghetti
1 cup extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), plus more for drizzling
6 cloves garlic, grated or finely chopped
1/3 cup finely chopped flat leaf parsley leaves (a generous handful)
1/3 cup finely chopped fresh mint leaves (a generous handful)
1 1/2 pounds small zucchini, sliced 1/2 inch thick
Pepper
1 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
4 large fillets red snapper
4 cups baby arugula or baby spinach leaves
2 lemons, one half left whole for squeezing, one half cut into wedges
PreparationPre-heat a grill or grill pan to medium-high. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, salt it, add the spaghetti and cook until al dente. Drain, reserving 1 cup pasta cooking water.

While the pasta is working, in a bowl, combine 1 cup EVOO, the garlic, parsley and mint. Spoon about one-third of the herb dressing into a large skillet and heat over medium-high heat. Add the zucchini, season with salt and pepper and cook until softened, 8-10 minutes. Add the reserved pasta cooking water and the pasta; toss. Sprinkle in the cheese and toss. Keep warm.

Meanwhile, score the fish skin with a sharp knife in a crosshatch pattern. Season with salt and pepper; drizzle EVOO on both sides to coat. Grill the fish for 3 minutes on each side.

Divide the fish and arugula among plates. Squeeze the half lemon on top. Season the remaining herb dressing with salt and pepper; drizzle over the fish and greens. Serve with the pasta and lemon wedges.

* Your diet should include plenty of fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and lean meats. Some good choices are chicken breast, turkey breast, fish and shell fish, lean beef (sirloin, flank steak, london broil), and pork tenderloin. Always choose whole wheat or whole grain pasta and brown rice over white. Use minimal amounts of fat, such as oil and butter when cooking.

Ruth asks…

Can anyone help with healthy food recipe’s?

I’m going on a healthy diet but it seems to always consist of salads and things like that. I would love if people gave me appetizing idea’s of healthy foods and recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Thanks!

answers:

BREAKFAST: OMELETTE
4 eggs
20g butter
40g baby spinach
Buttered toast, to serve
Method
Whisk eggs and 1/3 cup cold water together in a bowl until combined. Season with salt and pepper.
Heat a small frying pan over medium-high heat until just warm. Add half the butter. Tilt pan back and forth until butter sizzles and spreads.
Whisk eggs again. Pour half the mixture into pan. Tilt pan to cover base in mixture. Using a wooden spoon, drag set egg from outer edge into centre. Tilt pan so uncooked egg comes in contact with base.
Cook for 1 minute or until top is almost set. Sprinkle with half the spinach. Fold over to enclose spinach. Transfer to a plate. Repeat with remaining butter, egg mixture and spinach. Serve with toast.

BANANA SMOOTHIE
2 ripe bananas, peeled, coarsely chopped
375ml (1 1/2 cups) skim milk
70g (1/4 cup) low-fat natural yoghurt
2 tbs crunchy peanut butter
1 tbs honey
1 tbs wheat germ
6 ice cubes
Honey, extra, to serve
Method
Place the banana, milk, yoghurt, peanut butter, honey, wheat germ and ice in the jug of a blender, and blend until well combined.

LUNCH: VEGORAMA
2 slices light rye bread
1 tsp Vegemite
2 tbs cottage cheese
20g (1/4 cup) grated carrot
Shredded iceberg lettuce
Method
Spread 1 slice light rye bread with 1 tsp Vegemite. Spread 2 tbs cottage cheese over the Vegemite. Top with 20g (1/4 cup) grated carrot. Top with shredded iceberg lettuce and another slice of bread. Cut in half.

HEALTHY CHICKEN AND VEGGIE ROLLS
1 cup (70g) fresh wholemeal breadcrumbs
500g chicken breast mince
1 egg, plus 1 extra lightly beaten egg
1 zucchini, finely grated
1 carrot, finely grated
1/2 onion, grated
1/4 cup chopped coriander leaves
1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley leaves
4 sheets frozen puff pastry, just thawed
1 tbs sesame seeds
Tomato or sweet chilli or sauce, to serve
Method
Preheat the oven to 200°C and line 2 baking sheets with baking paper.
Process crumbs, chicken and unbeaten egg in a food processor until well combined. Place in a bowl, mix well with vegetables and herbs, then season.
Place 1 pastry sheet on a floured surface and halve. Spoon an eighth of the mixture lengthways along centre of each piece. Fold 1 edge of pastry over and tuck in beside filling, then fold over other side to make a roll, pressing down lightly to seal. Repeat with remaining pastry and filling. Cut rolls into 3cm pieces and cut two small incisions into each roll to prevent splitting. Place on baking sheets, cover and chill for 30 minutes. Brush with beaten egg and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake for 25-30 minutes until the rolls are lightly browned and cooked through. Serve with sauce on the side.

DINNER:HEALTHY MEATLOAF
500g extra lean beef mince
1 cup fresh wholemeal breadcrumbs
1 small brown onion, grated
1 carrot, peeled, coarsely grated
2 tablespoons tomato sauce
2 tablespoons flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/4 cup barbecue sauce
8 chat potatoes, halved
1 bunch Dutch carrots, peeled, trimmed
150g green beans, trimmed
Method
Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Place mince, breadcrumbs, onion, carrot, tomato sauce, parsley and egg in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Using clean hands, mix until well combined.
Shape mince into a 10cm x 18cm rectangle. Place on prepared tray. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until firm to touch. Remove from oven. Drain excess fat.
Spoon barbecue sauce over top of meatloaf. Return to oven and cook for a further 10 minutes or until top is glazed. Stand on tray for 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, place potato, carrot and beans in separate microwave-safe plastic bags. Twist tops to seal. Microwave each on HIGH (100%) for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes or until almost tender. Slice meatloaf. Serve with vegetables.

HEALTHY PASTA
Olive oil, to grease
500g jap pumpkin, deseeded, peeled, cut into 2cm pieces
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
Salt & freshly ground black pepper
4 red capsicums, quartered, deseeded
1 x 500g pkt wholemeal spaghetti
200g reduced-fat feta, crumbled
125g pitted kalamata olives, halved lengthways
1/4 cup finely shredded fresh basil
Mixed salad leaves, to serve
Method
Preheat oven to 200°C. Brush 2 baking trays with oil to lightly grease. Place the pumpkin, garlic and oil in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper, and gently toss until combined. Place pumpkin on a prepared tray. Place capsicum on remaining tray. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes or until pumpkin is golden brown and the capsicum is tender. Set aside for 5 minutes to cool slightly.
Meanwhile, cook the pasta in a large saucepan of salted boiling water following packet directions or until al dente. Drain. Return to the pan.
Thinly slice the capsicum. Add to the pasta, along with the pumpkin, feta, olives and basil. Gently toss until just combined. Season with salt and pepper.

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Your Questions About Healthy Dinner Recipes

Mandy asks…

healthy soup recipes?

ok so i understand that soups can be the best way to eat veggies because all you taste is the broth. so what is a good way to make a healthy broth so i can put a lot of veggies in it and what veggies so i put in the broth and it does need to taste ok

answers:

Hi,

I make veggie soup at least three nights a week. I’ve got it down so I can have dinner on the table in 20 minutes or so. Here’s some info:

So you have two choices with the broth. Either using canned or making your own. If you want to make your own, you need a recipe which includes simmering the broth for an hour or two. You can look up a recipe, but I just used canned. Much MUCH easier and faster. If you get organic vegetable broths from health foods stores with no added sodium, they are just about as healthy for you anyway.

Here is a basic vegetarian soup. Measurements are unimportant, as soup is very forgiving and you can add more or less of the things you like to it. I’ll just put what I use for reference, and feel free to adjust to your taste:

-1/4 cup diced white onion
-1 whole carrot, peeled and diced
-1 small stalk celery, diced
-1/2 clove garlic, minced
——>Saute in 1 tablespoon oil over medium until veggies begin to soften, about 5 minutes.
-1 bay leaf
-basil
-parsley
-1/4 cup rice (20-minute rice)
-1 small white potato, chopped into large pieces (or a quartered Yukon Gold)
——> Add bay leaf, dash of basil and parsley. Add rice and stir mixture several times. Add potato.
-2 cans vegetable broth
-1 cup water
——> Add broth and water (make sure vegetables are covered completely). Season with salt and freshly ground pepper. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Simmer uncovered for 10-15 minutes.
-Fresh chopped veggies of your choice (broccoli, cauliflower, corn on the cob, bell peppers, peas, green beans, zucchini, squash, spinach, kale, chard, etc.)
——> Add veggies and continue to simmer until veggies are done. Some take longer than others to cook, so keep that in mind when you add them if you don’t want them to get soggy.

When done, remove from heat and serve in a big bowl with garlic bread, crackers, a baguette, or whatever else you prefer. Refrigerate leftovers and reheat the next day in a saucepan over low heat or in the microwave.

You can also try adding a can of diced or whole tomatoes, or a spoonful of tomato paste to the broth if you like that red vegetable soup. Experiment with adding pasta or orzo instead of rice, or using different types of greens and herbs.

Hope this helped!

George asks…

Healthy lunch/dinner recipes?

I’m really really to eat better and lose weight. My boyfriend is being supportive and said he’d help and eat whatever I cook. So that being said what is some things I can cook for us for dinner? I get really overwhelmed when making our grocery list because I never know what to buy, I don’t want to buy to much or to little. So any help with that too would be nice. Thanks!

answers:

Chick peas are amazing!!! They’re high in fibre and protein,(but make sure you buy the cans where there’s no salt added) you can put them into awesome bean salads and stuff, lots of protein and fibre!
Or there’s also hummus, just as long u don’t put too much oil and salt in it. (Olive oil is amazing for u but it does have quite a lot of calories) – try not to use vegetable and corn oils, they’re not too good for you.
Avocados are really good too!
Cauliflower is really good, plain oatmeal, almonds, cucumbers, celery, those are some good snacks.
I love substituting bananas or almond butter for butter in a recipe, and substituting dates for sugar, in stuff like brownies.
Quinoa, and kale are super good for you as well, just look up recipes online and u can put them in tons of stuff!
And when buying pasta and stuff, whole grain is always the way to go!

Jenny asks…

What are your healthy breakfast, lunch, or dinner recipes?

Everyone, what are your favorite low cal and nutritional meals? This should be some good inspiration and resources for everyone on this board. :-)

I’ll share one of mine:

Dinner:
steamed pesto chicken breasts (serves 2)

In your steamer, assemble 2 6-oz chicken breasts, 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth, 4 Tablespoons fresh basil, minced fine, 4 cloves minced garlic, dash each of salt and pepper, 1/4 cup white wine, and 2 Tablespoons toasted pine nuts. Steam for 20 min., or until chicken is all the way cooked.

Serve with brown rice pilaf (serves 2)

Saute 1 cup shiitakes, sliced (or other mushrooms), one med. onion, minced, and 1 clove of garlic, minced, in 1/2 cup of low-sodium chicken broth. When onions are translucent, add 1 C. of cooked brown rice, and season with Spike. Heat rice through and serve.

Awesome green beans:

1 lb green beans
2 Tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
2 oz prosciutto, cut in tiny pieces
1 Tablespoon olive oil

Brown prosciutto pieces in pan, and toast sesame seeds. Set aside. In skillet, heat olive oil and cook green beans until tender. Toss with sesame seeds and prosciutto.

One of my ‘hints’ is to use chicken or beef broth when sauteeing anything, instead of olive oil or butter – serves the same function, while adding NO fat, and almost no calories (only 10 cals. for 1 cup of this stuff.)

answers:

Try looking at WebMD since they have loads of healthy recipes and you can sign up and have them sent to your email. They send a few each week. Most of my recipes are healthy ones and my favorites or I would not be making them. Most recipes also can be changed to become healthy or better for you than how they are made up. Just need some experience.

Ken asks…

whats an easy, fast, simple, and healthy dinner recipe?

plz hurry! im hungry and on a diet and i cant find anything on google.

answers:

First, what do you have in the cupboard or pantry and in the refrigerator? That’s where I start. I consider the basic food groups and combine what I have handy so the meal is complete.

If I have, for example, some kielbasa, I will google “what’s for dinner kielbasa” and go from there. I take the main course item I have at home and attempt to build on it. If I have chicken, I will google “what’s for dinner chicken.”

I don’t know what you have at home so it’s a little difficult to suggest an actual recipe unless you’re going to the market. Think of protein, starch and veggie (or fruit). Try to find those items at home.

Michael asks…

Healthy recipes for couples?

My boyfriend and I are trying to better ourselves and attempt to have a healthier life style. We’ve already started exercising and such but I was looking for some food ideas that would be simple and cheap for me to cook for us. We’re on a low budget so something REALLY cheap but good tasting would be perfect. And it would have to be something my boyfriend would eat. He’s you’re typical man. Loves the meats and junk food lol. And if you have any other tips that would be great too. Thanks =)

answers:

Healthy Cooking for a Romantic Dinners for Two
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Bistro Roast Chicken.Serve the roasted heads of garlic on the side. Squeeze out the pulp and use it as a spread on baguette slices or as a condiment for the chicken.

Ingredients

2 chicken leg quarters (about 1 1/2 pounds)
1 tablespoon chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried basil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 whole garlic heads

Preparation

Preheat oven to 375°.
Rinse chicken with cold water; pat dry. Trim excess fat. Loosen skin from thigh and leg by inserting fingers, gently pushing between skin and meat. Combine basil and next 5 ingredients (basil through pepper). Rub herb mixture under loosened skin. Place chicken on a broiler pan. Insert meat thermometer into meaty part of thigh, making sure not to touch bone.
Remove white papery skin from garlic heads (do not peel or separate the cloves). Wrap each head separately in foil; place on broiler pan with chicken. Bake at 375° for 45 minutes. Increase oven temperature to 450° (do not remove chicken from oven). Bake 30 minutes or until thermometer registers 180°. Cover chicken loosely with foil; let stand 10 minutes. Discard skin.

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Linguine Carbonara.The luxurious, velvety texture of a good pasta carbonara is ephemeral at best, so you must enjoy it right away. Tempering the egg with hot pasta water keeps the sauce creamy by preventing it from curdling. For a smoky taste, use bacon in place of pancetta.

Ingredients

4 ounces uncooked linguine
1/2 cup 1% low-fat milk
3 tablespoons grated fresh Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Cooking spray
1/3 cup chopped pancetta (about 1 1/2 ounces)
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1 garlic clove, minced
1 large egg

Preparation

1. Cook pasta according to the package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain pasta in a colander over a bowl, reserving 1/4 cup cooking liquid.
2. Combine milk and next 4 ingredients (through pepper) in a small bowl; set milk mixture aside.
3. Heat a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add pancetta to pan; sauté 3 minutes or until lightly browned. Add onion and garlic to pan; sauté 3 minutes or until onion is lightly browned. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add milk mixture and pasta to pan; toss gently to coat.
4. Place egg in a small bowl; stir with a whisk. Gradually add 1/4 cup reserved hot cooking liquid, stirring constantly with a whisk. Gradually add egg mixture to pan, stirring constantly; cook 4 minutes or until sauce is thick and creamy.

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Seafood Risotto.Risotto must be served immediately so you can best savor its rich creaminess. With this version containing seafood, there’s just enough for two healthful portions. Complete the meal with a salad, bread, and crisp white wine.
Ingredients

2 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1 (8-ounce) bottle clam juice
2 teaspoons butter
1/4 cup chopped shallots
1/2 cup uncooked Arborio rice
1/8 teaspoon saffron threads, crushed
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup grape tomatoes, halved
4 ounces medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
4 ounces bay scallops
2 tablespoons whipping cream
Chopped fresh parsley (optional)

Preparation

1. Bring broth and clam juice to a simmer in a medium saucepan (do not boil). Keep warm over low heat.
2. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add shallots to pan; cook 2 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently. Add rice and saffron to pan; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add lemon juice to pan; cook 15 seconds, stirring constantly. Stir in 1/2 cup hot broth mixture; cook 2 minutes or until the liquid is nearly absorbed, stirring constantly. Add remaining broth mixture, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring constantly until each portion of broth is absorbed before adding the next (about 18 minutes total).
3. Stir in tomatoes; cook for 1 minute. Stir in shrimp and scallops; cook for 4 minutes or until shrimp and scallops are done, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in cream. Sprinkle with parsley, if desired.
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Your Questions About Healthy Foods To Eat

Lizzie asks…

whats the Healthiest food to eat?

what are the most healthiest foods you can eat? if some1 asked you what the 5 healthiest foods are in you opinion what would you say or what have you heard? thanks!!!

answers:

Ther are many healthy foods. There is not just one answer for this question. If you want to stay healthy you can eat any of the foods below. Happy eating!

VEGTABLES
Asparagus
Avocados
Beets
Bell peppers
Broccoli
Brussels sprouts
Cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower
Celery
Collard greens
Cucumbers
Eggplant
Fennel
Garlic
Green beans
Green peas
Kale
Leeks
Mushrooms, crimini
Mushrooms, shiitake
Mustard greens
Olives
Onions
Parsley
Potatoes
Romaine lettuce
Sea vegetables
Spinach
Squash, summer
Squash, winter
Sweet potatoes
Swiss chard
Tomatoes
Turnip greens
Yams

FISH AND SEAFOOD
Cod
Halibut
Salmon
Scallops
Shrimp
Snapper
Tuna

FRIUTS
Apples
Apricots
Bananas
Blueberries
Cantaloupe
Cranberries
Figs
Grapefruit
Grapes
Kiwifruit
Lemon/Limes
Oranges
Papaya
Pears
Pineapple
Plums
Prunes
Raisins
Raspberries
Strawberries
Watermelon

LOW FAT DAIRY
Cheese, low-fat
Eggs
Milk, 2%, cow’s
Milk, goat
Yogurt

BEANS AND LEGUMES
Black beans
Dried peas
Garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
Kidney beans
Lentils
Lima beans
Miso
Navy beans
Pinto beans
Soybeans
Tempeh
Tofu

POULTRY AND LEAN MEATS
Beef, lean organic
Calf’s liver
Chicken
Lamb
Turkey
Venison

NUTS AND SEEDS
Almonds
Cashews
Flaxseeds
Olive oil, extra virgin
Peanuts
Pumpkin seeds
Sesame seeds
Sunflower seeds
Walnuts
Grains
Barley
Brown rice
Buckwheat
Corn
Millet
Oats
Quinoa
Rye
Spelt
Whole wheat

SPICES AND HERBS
Basil
Black pepper
Cayenne pepper
Chili pepper, dried
Cilantro/Coriander seeds
Cinnamon, ground
Cloves
Cumin seeds
Dill
Ginger
Mustard seeds
Oregano
Peppermint
Rosemary
Sage
Thyme
Turmeric

NATURAL SWEETNERS
Blackstrap molasses
Cane juice
Honey
Maple syrup

OTHER
Green tea
Soy sauce (tamari)
Water

chocolate is good…ITS NOT HEALTHY but its nice for a little reward after all the HEALTHY stuff you’ve been eating all week…lol

Robert asks…

Healthy foods to eat?

I don’t want to diet, just eat the right stuff, iv fallen into the trap off eating rubbish- crisps,chocolate you name it!! I’m getting older now and have a two year old and noticed the weights not burning off like it used to so I want to watch my diet and also cook healthy for the whole family. I tend to stick to the same dinners chicken potatoes and veg and have that for dinners most nights nd occasionally change what meat to put with it. I have made a few healthy changes iv gone from white to brown bread. But I’m not sure what your body needs to eat for nutrients to be honest cooking is something I’m not very well educated on. Any suggestions?

answers:

Here are a couple of sites to help you along the way.

On this site you will find some information that will help you to learn how to eat healthier. Http://www.choosemyplate.gov/

Switching to brown bread is a good step, but always check the labels of foods you purchase. Some breads do not contain fiber and well…bread should at least have that

These are some sites to help you to prepare some healthy meals and the food is also good:

http://www.eatingwell.com/

http://www.cookinglight.com/

William asks…

What healthy foods should I eat?

Im trying to eat healthy but im not on a diet I want it to be a lifestyle. People always say to avoid anything high in sugar fat calories carbs etc… I’m planning on doing a sport from September through May. I also go to the gym couple times a week and I do karate twice a week also. There’s always a food high in something bad and I have a hard time deciding what to eat for a meal/snack. So what foods should I ear and what should I avoid? (10 points for best/accurate answer)

answers:

The first step in being healthy by moving away from the modern American diet to avoid fructose without fiber or anything that adds fructose. So if you see the ingredient sucrose or high fructose corn syrup then you should not eat that item because it is literally a toxin for your body. Fruit does have some fructose, but the fructose metabolized much better when eaten with fiber (that fruits have).

The second step is to avoid all processed foods. This will get you away from those foods that have the fructose and trans fats.

The third step is to not eat refined vegetable oils or trans fats. Canola oil, corn oil, etc are all garbage. Anyone who tells you canola oil is good for you has done no research. The fat has been denatured by the refining process and is very unhealthy, the refining process also creates trans fats. Olive oil is good for COLD uses, when you heat it too much it denatures and becomes just as bad as the refined oils.

Cook with coconut oil and other saturated fats because they are less likely to denature with heating. Saturated fats are not bad for you, coconut oil especially has been praised for its anti-inflammatory and energy giving properties.

So I recommend you eat a diet that is about 50% fat, 25% protein, 25% carbs.

Eat meats (lean and not lean) from good sources, look first for antibiotic and hormone free then if you have the time explore pastured meats.

Eat vegetables. All kinds of vegetables and as many as you like. Green leafy ones are the best

Eat fruit. All kinds of fruit, but try to space them out so you dont get too much fructose at once.

Eat nuts. Find out which ones you are ok digesting.

Eat squash and sweet potatoes, but not a lot as you dont want a big glycemic response.

Try to minimize grains, and only whole grains and only in small amounts.

Paul asks…

Is there a way to get more weight by eating healthy foods?

I’m 110lbs for an 18 year old…. i’m so skinny it sucks. wierd thing is i EAT SO MUCH!!!! i eat so much every 3 hours AND i eat when im hungry so imagine al the food i’m consuming each day! I eat healthy BTW i started eating a lot 2 weeks ago. So maybe I have to wait a little longer. I’m even taking supplements to get muscle like creatine glutamine whey protein… I don’t look bigger but i got a little stronger in just 2 weeks so I hope i get bigger and stronger. Should i wait a month or two to see the difference?

answers:

Read my articles and do as you please.
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Tips for Gaining Weight
By
minootoo

You must count calories and at least in initial stages write down what you are going to eat and when then stay on that list. Your total calories for the week must exceed, (Calorie per BMI+ 500calori =Y) Y x 7 = Z calories this will give you a weight gain of approximately 1 pound per week. But you must write down what you eat and account for the calories so that you can adjust it slightly up ward if necessary.

Please read my article on this subject and follow them.
While at it build your body too, while gaining by doing body parts specific exercises.

If you are not too old, then best way to gain your weight is to increase your height.

Most people should take one a day water soluble multi-vitamins when on this program; they can be purchased at the pharmacy near you.

Http://search.yahoo.com/search?ei=utf-8&…

Http://www.halls.md/body-mass-index/bmi….

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Body Building
BY
minootoo

You are blessed.

Most people put on weight after age 40.

Any way before you try any thing, see a doctor to rule out any abnormalities (Hormone, Pituitary).

Remember it is ten times easier to put on the weight then to take it off.

Body building is opposite of weight loss. But you must understand weight loss in order to build body.

I will include my article on weight loss also.

Most people eat protein reach food and complex carbohydrates, with one thing in mind, that they have to exercise 6 days a week and they have to eat more than what they burn off each day.

If you eat about 300 to 400 more calories per day then you burn off, you have a weight gain of slightly less than one pound per week.

You need to eat about 4000 calories per day minimum.

If that does not work than slow down your exercises routine.

In extreme case you will not exercises for two weeks at all, followed by vigorous exercises routine for six weeks. Repeat this cycle again and again till you reach your goal.

References:

http://search.yahoo.com/search?ei=utf-8&fr=slv1-mdp&p=Calories+chart

http://www.halls.md/body-mass-index/bmi.htm

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Life Style Change Program for Loosing Weight
By
minootoo

Who needs to loose weight?

Answer is simply not every one, only the over weight person.

Who is over weight?

This is simple, it is easy to find out and it is available on line, it is call Body Mass Index, and calculations are simple. According to this calculation if you find your self say only 10 pounds more, you may not be over weight. Remember every one is slightly different and you can just watch it, on your own and not let it get out of hand.

What is the reason for being over weight?

This is also simple, have doctor check you out for any physical or hormonal abnormalities. The doctor should be advising you of your ideal weight even though you have already figured out the ideal weight and you are seen a doctor because your weight is not where it should be according to BMI.

Basic understanding of loosing weight.

Every one uses calories at all time. There may be some exceptions to this rule, for most of us; the rate of use, even when we are resting, we use 65 calories per hour minimum. This comes to1560 calories per day. The actual range is between 65 and 100 calories per hour. This is consistent with heart rate of 60 to 80 bits per minute.

Simply put any person eating only say 1500 calories a day will not put on any additional weight. At this level of calories consumption the person should loose some weight over long haul, depending on the individual rate of metabolism.

What is a healthy weight loss?

When one tries to loose weight, one should loose excess fat; there should be a healthy loss of weight. Loosing muscles tissue is unhealthy.

How much is one pound of body fat?

One pound of body fat weight is approximately same as one pound of butter. If you look at a one pound package of butter, you will see it contains between 3200 to 3600 calories. This means that each time a person burns 3600 more calories then what the person takes in, the person will loose one pound.

How many pounds should a person loose in a month?

Any one that is trying to trim down can figure out how long it took to put on the excess pounds. The fact is; it did not happen over night. It usually creeps up, but the person realizes one day suddenly.

This is why a person should not be in a hurry to loose weight. The person should start at once but go slowly. Do not wait for New Year.

Taking above in to consideration a person should not loose more then 2 pounds per month. If a person looses any thing more then that, chances are that the person will not be able to maintain the weight loss. It will take extra efforts to loose and it will take extra efforts to keep it off. Remember slow and steady wins the race.

When an overweight person should start loosing weight?

At once. The person should not be in a hurry to loose weight. The person should start at once but go slowly. Again do not wait for New Year.

How does body react to weight lose?

Any time there is depletion of fat beyond certain level, the body reacts by slowing down metabolism, so that it can build up fat. If the body is use to say 2000 calories per day and detects only 1500 calories per day for considerable length of time it reacts to the situation by reducing the rate of metabolism. When this happens one need to help body by increasing activity. Usually takes about four weeks for body to react.

What is the relationship between body and body fat?

Under ideal condition fat act as a reserved energy source for our body. Certain level of fat is good for healthy living and even may save our life in certain life threatening situations. Every one should have minimum required level of fat on their body.

What if there is no weight loss at 1500 calories in take level?

This is a rear occurrence. Do not panic. The body has slowed down the metabolism to such a great extent that you must help it. The only way to help is to increase activities, this means you have to exercise. You do not need to join Gym but you can go on an an half an hour walk every day or batter still engage in a power walk for same duration. Power walk burns 250 calories per hour and walk burns 100 calories per hour approximately.

What is the importance of body fat for a female?

Females require little more body fat then men. In the absence of certain required level of body fat, females are not able to function properly; in particular they may not be able to conceive. You can find lot more about this on internet.

At 1500 calories intake per day what one must drink and eat?

Drink

One gallon of liquids most of witch should be in the form of water (zero calories).
Calories should be accounted for all other liquids.

Why water?

Water is a universal solvent, means it dissolves almost every thing at least in very minute quantities. This helps purification of body.

Eat

What should be your proportionate in take of fat, Proteins and Complex Carbohydrates?

This depends on what your need are.

1.Need to reduce fat.

Fat: 10 percent of 1500 calorie per day = 150 calories.
Complex Carbohydrates: 30 percent of 1500 calories per day = 450 calories.
Proteins: 60 percent of 1500 calories per day = 900 calories.

2.Need more energy.

Fat: 10 percent of 1500 calorie per day = 150 calories.
Complex Carbohydrates: 40 percent of 1500 calories per day = 450 calories.
Proteins: 50 percent of 1500 calories per day = 750 calories.

3.Need to reduce weight only.

Fat: 25 percent of 1500 calorie per day = 375 calories.
Complex Carbohydrates: 25 percent of 1500 calories per day = 375 calories.
Proteins: 50 percent of 1500 calories per day = 750 calories.

4.Need to increase muscles bulk, but still reduce weight.

Fat: 10 percent of 1500 calorie per day = 150 calories.
Complex Carbohydrates: 15 percent of 1500 calories per day = 225 calories.
Proteins: 75 percent of 1500 calories per day = 1125 calories.
Exercise the muscles you want to develop, you can find right exercise on line, recommend use of light weights.

Foot note: To take fat is so important, while reducing even fat, that it is included in all cases. If the fat is completely cut out, body will think of producing the fat, and will produce the fat by reducing metabolism, without fat in take, you may actually again weight even at lower than 1500 calorie level. You will feel run down and lethargic.

How one must, drink and eat?

Drink

Every one may not be able to follow this regime.

A 16 oz glass of water first thing in the morning will be very healthy start.
If you need to stabilize your stomach before eating, you can have a glass of water just before each and every meal. This is the easiest way to meet your quota of gallon of liquids.

Eat

To day almost half the world is starving.

In western culture. Standard healthy practice for long time was three warm square meals per day. No eating in between, but children were allowed night cap.

All that has changed, present thinking is 5 to 6 times per day. Any way what practice one follows is up to them; to each his own.

Another best practice will be a glass of water before bed time, nothing to eat for two hours before bed time.

How do I know the calorie count for various drinks and food?

If you are buying packaged items it is on the package.

Go on the internet and find the calorie information.

Lots of cook book now a days list calorie per serving.
Use your best guess, in this method use higher figure then you have guessed.

References:

http://search.yahoo.com/search?ei=utf-8&fr=slv1-mdp&p=Calories+chart

http://www.halls.md/body-mass-index/bmi.htm

Sandra asks…

What types of “healthy food” should I eat ?

I am currently on a quest to weight loss..I ate the right amount of calories to lose weight, but I was told that if I don’t eat healthy food I wouldn’t see results is that true ?

answers:

Definitely true! You can eat the right amount of calories, but if those calories are all coming courtesy of junk foods you won’t see much in the way of results.

Limiting white sugars and starches will help. Try to eat lean protein at each meal (fish, chicken, turkey, certain cuts of beef). Make sure that you don’t cut out fat entirely – you’ll want to eat healthy fats such as olive oil and avocados. Getting enough fiber is also really important. Eggs are a great food to eat when you are dieting/trying to eat healthy. They’re cheap, filling, and one of the most nutrient-rich foods around (the bulk of the egg’s nutrients, as well as it’s fat, are found in the yolk, while just the white alone, is a great source of protein).

Good luck!

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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

answers:

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
Dressing:
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:

http://www.sylviafox.ca/2009/03/12/bean-salad-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.

answers:

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.

Breakfast:
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.

Dessert:
-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!

answers:

Healthy.betterrecipes.com
www.cookinglight.com
www.foodfit.com
www.allfood.com/mmeal.cfm
www.cookingnook.com
www.healthy-quick-meals.com/
www.whfoods.com/recipestoc.php
www.channel4.com/food/recipes/healthy/
www.helpguide.org/life/healthy_recipes.htm
www.deliciousdecisions.org/cb/rec.html
www.goforyourlife.vic.gov.au/hav/articles.nsf/leveltwoview/healthy_recipes
www.sparkrecipes.com
www.myrecipes.com/recipes/healthydiet
www.quickandhealthy.net/recipes_to_try/index.html
www.fitnessandfreebies.com/printable.html

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.

answers:

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

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.

answers:

Lunch
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

dinner
seasame orange shrimp
INGREDIENTS
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
MORE HEALTHY RECIPE IDEAS
5-Ingredient Fish Recipes and Seafood Recipes
Fresh Recipes for Oranges
Easy Onion Recipes
Healthy Gluten Free Dinner Recipes
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
Curry-Roasted Shrimp with Oranges
Lemon-Sesame Scallops
Orange-Sesame Dressing
Orange & Sesame Seed Sauce
Jumbo Prawns & Balsamic-Orange Onions
PREPARATION
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

answers:

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.

Http://9f31bfqtukn9ula-ggzf1sardd.hop.clickbank.net/

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

answers:

Go to the galleries at the end of this page for more healthy low calorie recipes. Http://www.delish.com/recipes/best-recipes/low-calorie-recipes

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

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?

answers:

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.

Http://www.diabetes.org/food-and-fitness/food/recipes/

Dune

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!

answers:

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.

Http://www.realhomerecipes.com/recipe/fruit-yogurt-and-spinach-dlender-drinks

this is a great healthy drink

http://www.realhomerecipes.com/recipe/watermelon-mint-juice

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

Http://www.realhomerecipes.com/recipe/summer-salad

spinach salad is always healthy and tasty

http://www.realhomerecipes.com/recipe/spinach-salad-with-lemon-ginger-dressing

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

http://www.realhomerecipes.com/recipe/cucumber-salad

this is an interesting and low gi drink

http://www.realhomerecipes.com/recipe/peanut-butter-banana-breakfast-shake

Stir fry are low fat healthy meals

http://www.realhomerecipes.com/recipe/stir-fry

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

http://www.realhomerecipes.com/recipe/the-best-tuna-melt-ever

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

Http://www.realhomerecipes.com/recipe/chicken-avocado-bagel

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 :)

answers:

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 |
Ingredients
Cupcakes
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
Frosting
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

Preparation
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″.

answers:

Healthy Dinner Recipes Under $3

http://www.bhg.com/recipes/healthy/dinner/cheap-heart-healthy-dinner-ideas/

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 http://www.bhg.com/recipe/appetizers-snacks/fajita-style-quesadillas/
Ingredients
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)

Directions

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.
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Fast Chicken Fettuccine http://www.bhg.com/recipes/healthy/dinner/cheap-heart-healthy-dinner-ideas/#page=2

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

answers:

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:

Breakfast:

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
Apple

Lunch:

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

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
Banana

Dinner:

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

answers:

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.

answers:

Have a look here:

http://www.mensfitness.co.uk/nutrition/healthy_meals/

http://www.menshealth.co.uk/food-nutrition/healthy-recipes/

http://www.men-can-cook.com/

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?

answers:

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?

answers:

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?

answers:

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

answers:

Kryptonite
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?

answers:

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 ?

Thanks

answers:

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?

answers:

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?

answers:

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?

answers:

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.

Http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matricaria_recutita

“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. ”

http://vitamins.ultimatefatburner.com/chamomile-review.html

WebMD
http://women.webmd.com/pharmacist-drugs-medication-9/natural-sleep-remedies

Maria asks…

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

Help O_o

answers:

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.

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2005-01/acs-tn010405.php

is it true?

answers:

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!

answers:

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?

answers:

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
*Chamomile

answers:

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!
Thanks to the person who responded. I forgot to specify that the vaporizer I am getting is an Herbal Vaporizer: http://www.amazon.com/Arizer-Extreme-4-0-Herbal-Vaporizer/dp/B003GD2KME/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1315783195&sr=8-1 That’s the one I’m getting (not sure that’s the price paid though…) Not sure if that will make a difference. Thanks.

answers:

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 (vaporbox.com). 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:
-Lavender
-Albizia julibrissin
-Chamomile
-Damiana
-Mugwort (this is just a dream potentiator, but still like to experiment)
-Mulungu
-Vervain
-Valerian

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

answers:

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.

answers:

Kick-@ss

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?

answers:

OH MY GOSH i know the GREATEST website for you.
Www.talenthunter.com
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?

answers:

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

http://abcfamily.go.com/specials/25-days-christmas/schedule

http://www.nbc.com/movies-specials-more/Happy_Holidays/schedule/

http://www.tvsquad.com/2010/11/26/christmas-tv-picks-74-holiday-shows-specials-and-marathons/

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?

answers:

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 !
…Xxx

answers:

Ineedmorepopcorn.com 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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