A Healthy Pizza Recipe

Tried and tested you can be sure that kids will love this pizza base (as will the biggest kids of them all – our husbands!) and you’ll know you’ve managed to get a few extra serves of healthy meals into the family without them even knowing.
veggie pizza
While cauliflower is not a well-studied cruciferous vegetable from a health standpoint, you will find several dozen studies linking cauliflower recipes-containing diets to cancer prevention, particularly with respect to the following types of cancer: bladder cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, and ovarian cancer. 

This connection between cauliflower and cancer prevention should not be surprising, since cauliflower provides special nutrient support for three body systems that are closely connected with cancer development as well as cancer prevention.

These three systems are:
 1. Body’s detox system
 2. Antioxidant system
 3. Inflammatory/anti-inflammatory system.
Chronic imbalances in any of these three systems can increase risk of cancer, and when imbalances in all three systems occur simultaneously, the risk of cancer increases significantly.

 

Pizza with Cauliflower Crust Recipe

Pizza with Cauliflower Crust Recipe

 

Makes 4 small pizzas or 1 large one
Ingredients:
For the crusts:
1 medium-size cauliflower, grated
100g goat’s cream cheese
1 egg
Salt and black pepper
For the tomato sauce:
Olive oil
1 onion, chopped
3-4 garlic cloves, minced
400g can of chopped tomatoes
A handful of fresh basil, chopped
A pinch of dried chilli flakes
Salt and black pepper
Procedure Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 200C/400F/gas mark 6 and line a baking tray with baking parchment.
2. To make the crust, add the cauliflower to a pot of boiling water and boil for 5 minutes. Drain, then wrap in a teatowel and squeeze out any excess water.
3. In a bowl, mix the grated cauliflower with the cream cheese and egg, and season.
4. Divide the cauliflower mix into four portions and, using your hands, shape the crusts on the sheet. They should be about 1-1½cm thick. Bake for about 30-35 minutes, or until firm and golden.
5. While the crusts are baking, heat the oil in a frying pan. Add the onion and saute for a few minutes. Add the garlic and stir briefly, then add the rest of the ingredients. Simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring every few minutes.
6. When the crusts are done, add a spoonful of tomato sauce to each and spread evenly. Add toppings as desired, plus grated cheese.
7. Bake the pizzas for about 10 minutes at 220C/450F/gas mark 8, until the cheese is golden.
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Healthy Chicken Recipes

Chicken is a healthy fowl, even more so if you know how to prepare them properly. You can start your healthy recipes right at the supermarket—choose certified free range or organic chicken, which are raised without antibiotics and given organic feeds such as a mix of whole corn, wheat, barley,oat groats, peanuts, bran and more.When you get home, clean the chicken and remove the fatty parts including the chicken skin which is high in fat and calories.

healthy chicken recipe

There are healthy chicken recipes when the skin is not needed and the mean is more the focus. Select the leaner cuts such as the breast meat, legs, thighs and wings.When cutting the chicken, aim also for portion control, especially for casseroles,stews, and braises when the dish can be extended with the addition of vegetables and tomato-based sauces. Large, individual pieces can be made into fried chicken but to make it healthier and still retain the crunch of the chicken, dip in breading as usual, arrange on a baking dish and then bake.It’s possible to still prepare your favorite chicken recipes, just use low-fat cooking methods, such as stir-frying, braising, poaching, grilling, boiling, and baking.

When stir frying chicken, use a non-stick pan, so you don’t have to add as much oil. Use healthy oils (but sparingly, if possible) such as safflower, canola, and olive oil when pan-frying or stir-frying.Steer clear of rich sauces (mostly from cream, milk and butter) in your chicken recipes because they will substantially increase the fat content of your meals. Add flavor to healthy chicken recipes with ground herbs and spices as well as lemon zest.Knowing how to prepare chicken in a healthy way in the beginning will help you with your healthy chicken recipes. Grilled chicken breast, for example (minus the skin), can be cut into strips and sprinkled into a bowl of baby greens, cherry tomatoes, and olive oil vinaigrette for a hearty salad. Cooking chicken with vegetables and grains is a good idea. Serve grilled chicken on a bed of couscous and bell peppers, tomatoes, and olives.

chicken recipe

Shred boiled chicken breast and sprinkle it on salads, pastas, or as filling for pita bread pockets or shawarma sandwiches. Add some sautéed mushrooms and onions, low-fat cheese, and whole wheat tortilla and you have yourself a healthy quesadilla. Prepare a salsa out of cucumber, jicama and watermelon to serve on the side.

Source: www.gourmandia.com

Making your Dinner Recipes Healthy

To make your dinner recipes healthy, the home cook must consider some changes not only in his or her supply but also the way ingredients are selected and prepared. Healthy means preserving the nutrients in the food and also transforming food into the barest essentials form minus fat and fanfare.

healthy dinner recipes

healthy dinner recipes

How to select a nutritious easy healthy dinner recipes:

Use recipes that contain low-fat substances like fresh vegetables, fruits, lean meat, skimmed milk and whole grains. Opt for the freshest cooking elements possible.
Organic food is raised without the use of hormones and pesticides and are the best food for your body. It’s all about having the finest cooking elements on hand at home so as to be able to pick and make a wholesome dinner for your family.
Awesome Recipe with Turkey Leftovers
Awesome Recipe with Turkey Leftovers

Awesome Recipe with Turkey Leftovers


Ingredients:

4 eggs
1 ½ cups of half and half
Salt and pepper
Ham, chopped
Turkey, chopped
Broccoli
Swiss cheese, grated or diced
Cheese
Procedure:
Right now we are going to do a Thanksgiving leftovers quiche. Mix together your eggs, half and half, and a little salt and pepper. You can use a prepare pie crust from the supermarket. Add a little chopped ham and turkey to your pie shell. Then add our leftover cooked broccoli, Swiss cheese, and then we add our egg mixture. Add just enough egg mixture to cover all the ingredients in the pie crust. Then add a sprinkling of cheese over the top of the pie.Bake at 375 F degrees for about 40 minutes or until it gets a nice golden brown on top and the crust has set and the top has set.

Making dinner at home has multiple benefits – not just saving time, money and health. It allows you to get valuable and quality time with your family. Sharing a nutritious dish around the family table is among the different ways of enjoying a healthy dinner.