Saturday, March 31, 2012

Who said Healthy Stuff is Disgusting? They are surely DE-LI-CI-OUS!

Part 1

Awright! I’m back to blogging! Funny things is; when I was thinking about my next post and got nothing but hunger, then this (hopefully) brilliant Idea came out!

XD happy happy happy, I am so silly!

Ehm, well than, back to business! Today’s post is about foods, Yeah foods! And I bet you guys have favorite food right? Mine’s seafood! Ah well, not this time…
We’ll talk about healthy foods, well I know what’s in your mind; “Healthy stuff smells bad!”, “Leafy things stinks!” Well well, not this time guys, I will share ya a looong list of delicious, healthy and addictive foods! Hey hey don’t stop reading now, as I am also a couch papaya (Lol not potato) so I understand you guys feeling. So I only picked the smurfy ones! Lol

For your convenience I decided to split it by two. This section is about Cheap, Affordable Healthy stuff you can find in a market!, Wait for the Next part!

Here comes the list!

Healthy & Cheap! List of Foods

Canned Salmon
Get your Omega-3's for less. Salmon is full of these healthy fats, which help lower cholesterol and prevent heart attacks. Oh and a tip! To avoid unnecessary fat, you should put all of your canned meat inside fridge for few hours, then when you open it you can scrape the fat inside it easily!

Chicken breasts
Fitness peps favorites! Easy-to-prepare, chicken is full of lean protein, which helps keep you fuller longer. Good for you who want to carve some six packs on your flat/round abs. Like me! Round abs I mean lol.

Natural peanut butter
Everyone loves peanut butter. Skip the sugary, processed varieties and spread the real stuff on whole-grain bread. Throw a tablespoon in smoothies or yogurt, use it as a dip for carrots and pretzels, or mix it with a bit of low-sodium soy sauce, brown sugar and garlic, then thin with water for a quick sauce.

Cheap Cheap cheap! Not just for breakfast, eggs are among the easiest foods to cook. If you're watching your cholesterol, scramble one egg and two egg whites. Add onion and spinach and you've got a great omelet. Remember The yolks is the one who has fat, so feel safe to eat the whites!

Get vitamin E, fiber and protein while satisfying in a crunchy craving! Nuts are rich in an amino acid that could be linked to heart benefits. Chop a few raw ones and throw them on yogurt. Simply delicious for all age!

Fruits and Berries
Throw some in the blender with milk or yogurt for a healthy treat. Frozen berries can be used in oatmeal or drained and baked into muffins and quick breads. Though I prefer fresh Fruit than frozen one :P, Simplest one! Eat Apples! “Rosy flesh and seeded womb” ya got it? No? watch Dan Browns masterpieces.

These yellow fellows packed with juicy benefits! Slice one on your morning yogurt or oatmeal for some added fiber and only 100 calories or so. Snack on a potassium-rich banana to prevent cramps after a workout. As a plus, Bananas also increase vitality of mans.

Don’t just drink the liquid form, eat The Fresh one! Freeze grapes for a decadent, low-calorie dessert or snack. Grapes--especially the dark purple ones--contain plenty of antioxidants that are known to help heart health. But any types of grapes will do the job!.

Mom was right. Carrots are good for your eyes, thanks to the antioxidants, including beta-carotene, in them. (That's what makes them orange!) Dip them in hummus (made from canned beans), natural peanut butter or low-fat dressings, I usually eat them raw. Can’t resist because they are too sweet and crunchy!

Who said Spinach is bitter?! If you don’t like spinach dishes, then your momma wasn’t a great cook! Toss it in omelets, soups, stir-fries and pasta sauces. Spinach is full of vitamins A, C, K, plus fiber and even calcium. Popeye’s love them, so do we!

She is a beautiful, lovely and caring (Indonesian jokes), ditch the bottled and powdered stuff if you want to reap more of the myriad health benefits. Pungent and tasty, garlic can help lower cholesterol and blood clots, plus it can have a small effect on high blood pressure. Crush or chop it to release more of the antioxidants.

Sweet potatoes
My Favorite! Aside from being sweet and delicious, these bright root vegetables are a great source of fiber and antioxidants. Bake, mash or roast them--you'll forget about those other, paler potatoes. We often throw it to the campfire. Ah brings back memories… Ah yeah don’t eat too much, too much calories isn’t good!

Like garlic, her lovely sister, this smelly vegetable is full of health benefits. Onions have been proven to lower risks for certain cancers, and they add flavor with few calories. Try roasting them to bring out their sweetness and cut their harsh edge. (If you well up while cutting them, store onions in the fridge for a tear-free chop.)

Broccoli is like a toothbrush for your insides. Full of fiber, it will provide you vitamins A and C, plus fiber and a host of antioxidants. Broccoli is a superstar in the nutrition world.

Whole-grain pasta
With a nutty flavor and a subtle brown color, whole-wheat pasta perks up any meal. Start with half regular, half whole-wheat pasta, then gradually add more wheat pasta for a burst of fiber and nutrients.

Popcorn kernels
Air-popped popcorn has just 30 calories and a trace of fat. Pop a few cups, spritz with olive oil or butter spray and sprinkle on your favorite seasonings for a guilt-free treat.

Brown rice
Very popular in Indonesia (as we can acquire lots of them, cheaply) Brown rice is a great side dish, but you can also use it to help stretch your ground meat. Mix a cup of cooked rice with 8 ounces of lean ground beef next time you make meatloaf to save 45 calories and five grams of fat (and some money) per serving.  Perfect for you who still in a body shaping process.

Oatmeal is a hearty breakfast of american, but you can also cook sturdy steel-cut oats in chicken broth for a savory side dish. Or, mix oats with ground turkey to stretch your meatballs.

Quarts of low- or fat-free yogurt
Yogurt Yogurt Yogurt, can’t get enough of them! Buy large containers of plain or vanilla yogurt, then add real fruit. You'll save money and calories by not buying fancy single-serve yogurts.

Gallon of skim milk
It really does a body good. Full of calcium and protein, milk can help stretch a meal. Pair an eight-ounce glass with a piece of fruit or a granola bar for a filling snack.

(Thanks for for the List! You rockz!! :D )

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