Health & Fit 5 Healthy and Satisfying Meals Nutritionists Love to Make at Home
What Martina McBride Eats To Make 51 Look 31
But there's one greasy spoon she can NEVER pass up. Celebrity diets tend to err on the side of extreme, with bold statements like "I eat whatever I want!" or "I only eat raw foods" somewhat of a norm. That's why it's so refreshing to hear country music legend Martina McBride talk candidly about food and the huge role it plays in her life. McBride recently teamed up with Bob Evans on a line of ready-to-eat sides you can find at the grocery store and just wrapped up her second cookbook.
And no, they aren't all salads.
Ever wonder what nutritionists eat when they’re craving an easy, healthy, yet super filling meal? We do. That’s why we asked our favorite food experts to reveal the meals they whip up when they're pressed for time or stressed to the max, yet craving something hearty and energizing. Here, five nutritionists dish up the breakfast, lunch, and dinner fallbacks they always look forward to. Eat up!
Go-to grain bowl
"My favorite meal is a power bowl. I just follow this formula: a simple, cooked whole grain (such as brown rice, quinoa, or farro), veggies (greens, bell peppers, tomatoes, cauliflower), plant protein (chickpeas, pistachios, tofu), and a flavorful sauce (vinaigrette, Thai sauce,dressing).
Family meals could give children healthy eating habits for life
New European research has found that regularly eating together as a family helps pass healthy eating habits onto children that last well into adulthood, potentially preventing obesity later in life. Carried out by researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Human Development and the University of Mannheim, Germany, the new meta-analysis looked at 57 studies which together included a total of 203,706 of participants from across the world. The team Carried out by researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Human Development and the University of Mannheim, Germany, the new meta-analysis looked at 57 studies which together included a total of 203,706 of participants from across the world.
This is the foundation of a great meal that provides for my nutrient needs, gives me protein for muscle maintenance, fiber to keep me satiated and boost my gut microbiota, and offers lots of phytochemicals for antioxidant and anti-inflammatory action. Plus, it’s just so easy."
—Sharon Palmer, RD, nutritionist and author of Plant-Powered For Life
“One go-to that I feel great eating and great after eating is a ginger and sesame salmon recipe that’s easy to make—but looks and tastes gourmet. I first glaze heart-healthy salmon in an easy marinade. In a glass or measuring cup, I combine low sodium soy sauce or liquid aminos, honey,(fresh or ground), garlic (minced fresh or dried), toasted sesame seeds, thinly sliced green onions, and a pinch of crushed red pepper. Next, I bake the salmon fillets at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes until the fish flakes. I’ll pair it with a simple salad or vegetable, and a piece of bread or another grain. Consider it the new ‘fallback’ fave you can feel good about eating any time.”
Hello, Crownie (a.k.a. the Croissant Brownie Mash-Up You Can Actually Make at Home)
In this era of cruffins and cronuts and so forth, I remain open-minded. A recipe should taste excellent, no matter what. I'm not just here for the 'gram, OK?
—Wendy Bazilian, DrPh, nutritionist and author of Eat Clean, Stay Lean
Crazy for quiche
“I love an asparagus-kale. A lot of people think quiche is a rich dish, but it’s protein-packed and a great way to get your veggies, especially in the winter. I love the combo of folate-rich asparagus and kale that’s loaded with vitamin K. To make it, just whisk 5 whole eggs together, plus a cup of milk, a half cup shredded cheese of choice, 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper, a cup of cooked asparagus (cut into one-inch pieces), and a cup of baby kale. Pour it into a premade whole wheat crust and bake at 375 degrees for 40 minutes until golden on top. This makes six servings and is great for breakfast, lunch, brunch, or dinner!”
—Frances Largeman Roth, RDN, nutritionist and author of Eating in Color
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Breakfast of champs
“Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day, since we wake up with our blood sugar at its lowest point. I advise breaking your fast with what I call the two Ps (protein and produce) in order to boost metabolism, regulate blood sugar, and feel satiated. I love layering half an avocado and smoked salmon on high fiber crackers (like Wasa crackers) or a piece of sourdough or sprouted toast. It contains the perfect combo of healthy fats, protein, and complex carbs, not to mention a satisfying crunch factor. Another favorite:‘toasts’ topped with sunflower seed butter and sliced fruit!”
—Stephanie Middleberg, RD, nutritionist and founder of Middleberg Nutrition
“For my favorite salad, I first whisk together a tablespoon of balsamic vinegar with a teaspoon each of stone ground mustard, fresh squeezed lemon juice, and Italian seasoning, and fold in a half cup of cooked lentils to coat thoroughly. I serve this over a few cups of fresh greens, like chopped kale, spinach, or romaine, and top it with a small sliced Fuji apple and half an.
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In addition to containing about two servings of veggies and a serving of fruit, this meal is loaded with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory substances. The balance of fiber-rich, slow-burning carbs, plant-based protein, and good fat also makes it satiating, so it leaves me feeling energized. As an added bonus, superfoods like lentils, avocado, apples, and leafy greens have all been tied to protecting against type 2 diabetes and heart disease while promoting weight management.”
—Cynthia Sass, RD, Health’s contributing nutrition editor
Gallery: 8 Foods You Need in Your Kitchen For a Healthier 2018
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- heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and dementia. Keep a good variety on hand and aim to eat at least two servings of fruit and three servings of vegetables every day.
I always like to stock my kitchen with potatoes, onions, garlic, lemons, and limes for cooking. In addition, buy fresh produce like apples and oranges that you can toss in your bag for on-the-go healthy snacks. Make sure you have leafy greens and non-starchy veggies on hand too to help you stick to a plant-based eating plan.
How to use them: Choose more recipes that call for veggies; add veggies to egg dishes, smoothies, and even muffins; eat fruits and veggies as snacks. Shredded veggies can even replace some of the meat in burgers.
Fruit and veggies
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- Mediterranean diet, considered the gold standard for health and longevity.
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Extra virgin olive oil
- whole grains (like brown rice, quinoa, farro, oats, and barley) have been linked to a lower risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and certain types of cancer. Eating more whole grains may even add years to your life.
Whole grains provide filling fiber plus beneficial antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Strive to get about three servings of whole grains per day.
How to use them: Enjoy oats or other whole-grain cereals for a hearty breakfast. Add couscous, farro, quinoa, or other cooked whole grains to salads or side dishes. Bake with whole-grain flour whenever possible.
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- chili, or burrito bowls. Pureed beans can also be used to replace about half of the oil in baked goods like brownies, cookies, and cake.
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This Nutritionist’s Favorite Costco Finds All Cost $10 or Less .
<p>Your shopping lists are about to get a whole lot healthier.</p>Forget what you’ve heard: eating healthy doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. That’s especially true for Costco shoppers, who, according to writer and nutritionist Heather McClees, have access some incredible deals on healthy staples.
Quick & Easy Healthy Meal Ideas
Today I'm sharing with you a few quick & easy to make healthy meals/snacks. I hope you get some ideas and inspiration from my favorite healthy meals. Please share your plate with me on Instagram...
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