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What are some good healthy recipes, cheap and easy to make?

I want to lose weight this summer, and train at the same time for softball. Can you list some healthy recipes for lunch/dunner, low in fat, low in carbs, sugars, calories.

And if i ride a bike for a bout a mile or two each day will i lose weight faster?

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6 Responses to “What are some good healthy recipes, cheap and easy to make?”

  1. ツ§ùgαrεd §wεεTαrtツ said:

    Well, I don’t have any recipes, but you could freeze some fruit! like freeze grapes or bananas.(you could also put chocolate on your frozen banana)

    Smoothies are easy. not ICE CREAM smoothies, but ICE smoothies. they are more healthy
    first, get a cup of ice
    pour the ice into your blender
    put the fruit in
    blend and enjoy!

    hmm.. how about some veggie kababs?
    take some fresh or cooked vegetables for your kabab
    shove ‘um onto a long toothpick thing and enjoy!

    well then there’s cauliflower popcorn!
    cook some cauliflower and pour it in a bowl.
    pour ranch over and enjoy!

    you could also make cereal bars
    first melt 2 cups of marshmallows in the microwave
    take your favorite cereal and mix with the melted marshmallows
    enjoy!

    If you need any more, feel free to email me.
    ~*Hope I Helped*~

  2. icybicycle said:

    Quick Breakfast Taco

    2 corn tortillas
    1 tablespoon salsa
    2 tablespoons shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
    1/2 cup liquid egg substitute, such as Egg Beaters

    1. Top tortillas with salsa and cheese. Heat in the microwave until the cheese is melted, about 30 seconds.
    2. Meanwhile coat a small nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Heat over medium heat, add egg substitute and cook, stirring, until the eggs are cooked through, about 90 seconds. Divide the scrambled egg between the tacos.

    BBQ Chicken Sandwich

    1/2 cup shredded cooked chicken
    1/4 cup shredded carrots
    2 tablespoons barbecue sauce
    2 teaspoons light ranch dressing
    1 small whole-wheat sandwich bun
    1 leaf romaine lettuce

    Combine chicken, carrots and barbecue sauce in a bowl. Spread ranch dressing on the bun. Top with the chicken mixture and lettuce.

    Zesty Bean Dip & Chips

    1/4 cup fat-free canned refried beans
    1 tablespoon salsa
    1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro
    1 minced scallion (optional)
    1 ounce tortilla chips (about 10)

    Combine refried beans, salsa, cilantro and scallion (if using) in a bowl. Serve with tortilla chips.

    Inside-Out Cheeseburgers

    1/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
    1/4 cup shredded Gruyere cheese
    1 pound 90%-lean ground beef
    1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
    1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
    1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

    1. Preheat grill to medium-high or preheat the broiler.
    2. Combine Cheddar and Gruyere in a small bowl.
    3. Gently mix beef, Worcestershire, paprika and pepper in a large bowl, preferably with your hands, without overworking. Shape into 8 thin, 4-inch-wide patties. Mound 2 tablespoons of the cheese mixture on each of 4 patties, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Cover each with one of the remaining patties. Crimp and seal the edges closed.
    4. To grill: Lightly oil the grill rack (see Tip). Grill the stuffed patties over medium-high heat, about 4 minutes per side for medium-well. (Be sure not to press the burgers as they cook or they’ll split open and the cheese will ooze out.) To broil: Cover a broiler pan with foil and coat with cooking spray. Broil the stuffed patties in the upper third of the oven, about 4 minutes per side for medium-well. In either case, let the burgers stand for 5 minutes before serving.

    Make it a habit to eat a piece of fruit in the morning, and at least a cup of vegetables at lunch and dinner (A “serving” of most vegetables is ½ cup.) That’s “5 a day” without breaking a sweat

  3. Mountian_Baby said:

    Breakfast stuff:

    Hard boiled or poached egg, 1 slice whole or multigrain toast (Sara Lee has yummy 45 calorie wheat breads now) abnd a little apple sauce on the toast-no butter.

    45 calories wheat toast with apple sauce on top then melt some cheese on top under the broiler until nice and golden brown.

    Oatmeal-otameal has a fair aount of calories to begin with but it is a goos stick to your ribs kind of brekfats that wont leave you hangery in 20 min. Add some fresh fruit., and use a yiny sprinkle of sugar and a splash of milk.

    English muffin, scrambled egg and and nice tall glas of OJ

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    Lunch:

    Sandwiches with eli meat.

    Unroll the fake crab legs and add to a sandwich.

    Salads.

    Reduced calories soups

    Grilled white meats, veggies and a small amount of starch.

    Dinner:

    Grilled, baked or poached white meats, a HUGE pile of veggies and limited starches.

    My best method has been to keep a food journal. I try to not go over 1,300 calories. I know I sneak nibbles and tastes in here and they all add up. 1,500-1,800 calories is a good target range for loosing weight. When I stop at 1,300 I know I have cusion room for the little extras I snuck in during the day, or if I under estemated a serving and calories on a certian thing.

    Also keep hyrdtared.

    Riding your bike will help but when you do the same thing everyday you body basicaly builds an immunity towards that excercise and it doesn’t work any more.

    So don’t forget to do other diffrerent exercises as well.

  4. smdiner said:

    Have protein fo lunch/dinner
    +++++++++

    Mushroom Chicken

    4 chicken breast (or any pieces you like)
    1 can cream of mushroom soup.
    1 can water

    Place chicken in crock pot (or sauce pan for stove top cooking)
    mix soup & 1 can of water together
    pour over chicken
    cook on medium heat until boiling then reduce heat and cook until chicken is really tender & falling apart.

    Serve over noodles or rice or dressing….or???

    CHILLI DOG CASSEROLE
    1 pkg. (8) hot dog buns
    1 pkg. (8) hot dogs (use more if you like)
    1 can Chilli (15 oz. without beans, use more if you want)
    1 small onion (chopped)
    2 cups shredded cheese
    mustard

    DIRECTIONS: Pre-heat oven 350 degrees
    In a 9″ x 13″ baking pan, break up hot dog buns (bite size) and spread in pan.
    Cut up hot dogs (about 1/2″ size) spread over buns.
    Spoon/spred chilli over hot dog/buns.
    Sprinkle onions over all.
    Squirt mustard over entire mixture (don’t spread…just make a few lines both ways across mixture)
    Cover with shredded cheese.
    Bake until cheese is melted and bubbly.
    (Hint: If using extra hot dogs & chilli, don’t add extra buns.)

    EASY BEEF STROGANOFF

    Ingredients:

    3/4 lb ground beef
    1 jar Heinz HomeStyle Savory Beef Gravy (12 oz Jar)
    1 can mushrooms, drained (7 oz can)
    1/2 cup sour cream
    4-6 cups hot cooked noodles
    salt & pepper, to taste

    Instructions:

    In a medium skillet, cook ground beef over medium heat until browned and thoroughly cooked. Carefully drain liquids and return to stovetop. Stir in Gravy and mushrooms, and bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and stir in sour cream, until thoroughly combined. Add salt and pepper, to taste, and serve immediately over hot noodles.

    Preparation Time: 1-15 minutes
    Cook Time: 25+ minutes

    “Corny Beanie Weenies.”
    (from a country preacher in Mississippi…wife & 2 teenage sons)

    Mix one can of good baked beans
    We use a good sized can of beans (14-16 ounces, I think) and
    get a kind that we like (maybe with brown sugar, onion, and bacon).
    There are several kinds of good baked beans.

    and a package of Oscar Meier Weiners (all sliced up).

    with a can of whole kernel corn (drained)

    Any way, heat up these three ingredients, and serve with brown bread
    (maybe toasted ?) and a glass of milk.

    It doesn’t get any easier than this, and is suprisingly good!

    P.S…..Might put ingredients in a casserole dish and top with corn muffin mix.
    Substitute a pound of cooked ground beef……rename to…??

    POT ROAST
    Your choice of beef (to fit crock-pot)
    1 pkg. dry Ranch dressing mix
    1 pkg. dry Italian dressing mix
    1 pkg. dry Brown Gravy mix
    1 cup water
    Put beef in pot.
    Mix together all the dry mixes….then add water …pour over meat and cover & cook on high 4-6 hours.
    Until meat is tender.
    The first time I mad it I didn’t have the Italian Dressing mix….so I added a pkg. of Onion Soup Mix….I have to say I liked that better.
    If you use more water you might want to add more Brown Gravy mix….to make a thicker sauce. Was gonna add
    potatoes and carrots…but never got around to it.

    HASH BROWN CASSEROLE

    2 lbs. frozen shredded hash brown potatoes (thawed)
    1 bunch green onions, chopped
    sweet pepper chopped (red – green – yellow – orange – or a mixture of all)
    1 lb. Sausage, cooked until pink disappears, crumbled
    1 cup ham cubes
    4 slices crisp bacon, crumbled
    1 small can sliced mushrooms
    1 small can sliced black olives
    2 – 8oz. packages of shredded cheese
    ½ cup milk
    12 eggs beaten
    Tabasco (optional)
    sour cream & salsa (optional)

    Grease a 9 x 13 baking pan, wipe excess with paper towel.
    Spread potatoes on bottom (cand be lightly browned in a skillet first if desired)
    Sprinkle sausage over potatoes…then
    Peppers…
    Mushrooms…
    Ham..
    Onions (reserve about ¼ cup)
    Mix eggs & milk together…….I added about 2 TBLS. Tabasco…more to your taste… pour slowly over all.
    Cover with shredded cheese….then sprinkle over all
    Remaining onions…
    Olives…
    Bacon…
    Cover and refrigerate overnight.
    Uncover and bake at 375 degrees for 35 – 45 minutes…until browned and cheese is melted.
    Serve with sour cream and/or salsa.

    OLD SETTLER’S BEANS
    INGREDIENTS:
    1/2 lb. ground beef1/2 lb. bacon
    1 chopped onion
    Brown in skillet and drain excess grease.

    ADD:
    16 oz. can Red Kidney Beans (drained)
    24 oz. can Pork & Beans (drained)
    1/2 cup white sugar
    1/2 cup dark brown sugar
    1/4 cup Catsup
    2 TBLS. Molasses
    1/2 tsp. dry mustard

    Mix Thoroughly !
    Cook in a crock pot until…hot…hot…hot!

    MARINATED VEGGIE SALAD
    1 lb. can French style green beans
    1 lb. can small peas
    1 lb. can white corn
    1 – 4oz. jar pimento (chopped)
    1 cup shopped onion
    1 cup chopped celery
    1 cup chopped green pepper
    1 cup sugar (I used artificial sweetener)
    2/3 cup vinegar (I used red wine vinegar)
    1/2 cup cooking oil
    1 tsp. salt
    1 tsp. pepper

    1.)Pour green beans, peas, corn & pimento in a colander to drain over a

  5. the name's blaire. said:

    just have excercise, good meal and SLEEP early,wake up pn the same time everyday [example: sleep at 8pm wake up at-7am, have a daily routine to keep your body clock going] studies show that sleeping is the best and cheapest way to stay fit and right.

  6. J said:

    Here you can find a lot of tips and recipes on “healthy” cooking;

    http://allrecipes.com/HowTo/Healthy-Cooking-Spring-Edition/Detail.aspx

    Enjoy 🙂

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