Sunday, 2 September 2012

Healthy Meals

I am enjoying loosing weight by changing my eating habits completely, combined with exercises. I am learning and researching about the nutrients in food I eat. My research allows me to make informed choices in creating healthy recipes.
 I have 2 stones to loose to hit my target weight.
I will update my blog with what i eat and my exercise regime. 

Recipes will be updated on a weekly basis.

Butter bean and chickpea stew with baked chicken

Beans are rich in vitamin B6, folate, fiber, protein, thiamine, manganese, magnesium, iron, copper, zinc and pottasium. They are also a good source for Vitamin K, pathogenic acid, calcium, selenium and antioxidants). 

There are different varieties of beans and many contain toxic compounds such as phytohemagglutinins, with kidney beans having the highest.

To destroy the toxins soak beans for five hours and always bring to the boil of 100*c exceeding the boiling point for at least 10 minutes.

Tuna, red onion and yoghurt mix with baked sweet potato

Sweet Potato is rich in beta-carotene, vitamins A, B6 & C, fiber, niacin,riboflavin, pantothenic acid, manganese, magnesium, potassium, copper, protein, calcium and iron.

Tuna is high in protein,vitamins, minerals and omega 3 fatty acid,low in fat

Onions are high in antioxidant flavonoids and phenols, good source of vitamin B6 &C, potassium and manganese

Pan fried chicken breast on a bed of spiced okra (ladies fingers)

~~Okra is high in Vitamins C, K, A and B6, folate, fiber, niacin, riboflavin, manganese, calcium, copper, potassium and anti oxidants.

Pan fried crispy skin red snapper with brown crab sauce and parsley and chilli pesto

Sesame encrusted tuna with cucumber and spring onion salad

Tuna mixed with red onions on a bed of green salad and plum tomatoes
A perfect meal for brunch, lunch and dinner