Healthy Meal Ideas

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When eating healthy, remember, longevity is key!

When it comes to eating right, look at comfort foods like lobster and foie gras. It's expensive, right? Not unless you're rich you can't afford to eat like that every day. So why have junk/comfort food and unhealthy drinks every day? You can't afford to let it affect your health and body now, can you? No! So why not save it for holidays, special occasions, and cheat days? Never deprive and always reward yourself. Please see below some of my meal choices for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks in between. Oh, and while you're browsing, forget about how it looks and think about how it will taste and how healthy it will be for you.

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Breakfast

I'm a super egg, bacon, and cheese lover. However, I worry about high cholesterol, so I switch it up now and then by substituting with plant-based food products, such as plant-based bacon by Sweet Earth and vegan cheese like the CHAO brand. I swear you can't tell the difference. Cooked with I Can't Believe It's Not Butter, I scramble them up with tofu chunks; the tofu chunks replace the eggs.  As an option, I combine it with one real egg or no egg and then sprinkle a little bit of Mrs. Dash's non-salt products. I know it may not look appetizing but rest assured, it's healthy and tastes great.

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Snacks and Meal Replacements

I love dry roasted edamame with sea salt. It's rich in healthy fiber, antioxidants, and vitamin K. You have to acquire a taste for dried seaweed but once you do, you'll love it. Seaweed is low in fat but packed with soluble fiber, which helps control blood sugar levels and keeps your bowels moving. Also, it can help you feel full with fewer calories. For another meal replacement option, try healthy smoothies mixed with fruits and veggies. They are low in calories, sugar, and carbs

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SNACKS

I love Hummus! Hummus is a spread or dip made with chickpeas, olive oil, garlic, tahini, lemon juice, and salt. Sometimes it has other added ingredients, like red pepper or pine nuts. Overall this spread is a great alternative to those that contain mayonnaise. It offers more nutrients, including a small amount of protein. There are many brands to choose from, like the Sabra brand. One of my favorites, they have many varieties, like the one above in the picture. I've tried it with 100% no carb no sugar cheese chips from Wegmans and found it to be super delicious! However, I do prefer veggies. See below for a list of healthy veggie alternatives.

  • Sugar Snap Peas

  • CARROTS. Carrots are high in Vitamins A, E, and K, which all contribute to improved vision. ...

  • SPAGHETTI SQUASH. Spaghetti squash is high in B vitamins and potassium, and low in fat, carbs, and calories. 

  • RADISHES. ...

  • SWEET POTATO. ...

  • AVOCADO. ...

  • BELL PEPPERS. ...

  • GREENS. ...

  • ZUCCHINI.

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Dinner or Lunch

There's nothing like chopped kale, cabbage, salad mixed with carrots, snow peas, and broccoli. Throw some plant-based chicken in or a real breast of chicken with some lime or lemon zest salad dressing, and you've got yourself a winner. Oh, and it's light and healthy too.

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Dinner or Lunch

Yummy, check out my Miso Soup with tofu, seaweed, shiitake mushrooms, and miso paste used as a base for the soup broth. It's simple and easy to make. Tofu is also a great source of calcium and iron, especially important for women. In addition to the nutritional benefits, tofu can be a major boost to your weight loss plan.

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Dinner or Lunch

Ceviche all 3 is one of the most healthy and delicious meals to eat. There's no excuse for not wanting to taste this delectable dish! It has an amazing flavor and incredible ingredients, like fresh lime juice, cilantro, tomatoes, red onions, pepper, fish, shrimp, and squid. Also, this dish is not high in calories and is low in fat. If you want to lose weight and eat healthier, eat Ceviche.

FYI: Ceviche includes raw, uncooked fish as a base element. Please know that raw fish may carry pathogens that can make humans sick. Bacteria like Vibrio parahaemolyticus have caused outbreaks of gastroenteritis in many countries including the US. This is due to improperly cooked seafood. When preparing and storing this meal, use fresh ingredients and store leftovers in the fridge in a glass container. Not recommended for pregnant people or people with liver conditions.

Remember, you are the boss of your food, make it work for you!