Healthy Meals Recipes should contain no artificial colors or flavors. The natural bright food colors come from Mother Nature herself, and there is never, ever, anything that will end with the word "doodle" included in the ingredients for a healthy meal. Ever. (If just one person whispers the word doodle, I swear I will show up at your home.)
Ingredients for a healthy easy quick recipes should be fresh produce whenever possible. If fresh produce is not doable, then for flash frozen or canned will do. Check for added sodium or sugar and in fruits, make sure they are packed in water or their own juice not heavy syrup.
Buy the leanest cuts of meat with little to no visible fat. Buy packages of boneless, skinless chicken. Buy beef that is at least 85% lean, and mix it with ground chicken or turkey to stretch if further and lowers its fat content.
All bread, grain and breakfast cereal should be whole grain. Read the labels. The word "whole wheat flour" should be listed first. Steer clear words like enriched flour, which is simply white flour with molasses or other coloring to make it appear to be a whole grain product.
Extra virgin olive oil should be included in the ingredients for a healthy meals recipes. Extra virgin on the label means it was made from the first pressing of the olives and is the highest quality. The flavor of extra virgin olive oil is superior to light olive oil, making it very good for healthier salad dressings. Light olive oil is perfect for cooking.
Buy low fat yogurt and cheese. As for milk, 1 or 2% milk is fine, except your doctor orders you to drink skim milk. We all need some dietary fat in our diets and some products, like Cottage Cheese, are just not as good when they are fat free.
Drinking Juices is a bad idea. It is too easy to consume too many calories in liquid form. Plus you lose out on some of the fiber that you get from eating fresh fruits. Besides biting into a delicious apple is way more satisfying than gulping down a glass of juice.
Dark Chocolate is included in this list of ingredients for a healthy meals recipes because it is actually healthy. Dark Chocolate has more beneficial antioxidants in fact than a glass of red wine. Savor a one ounce portion at the end of your meal and you can declare yourself in healthy heaven.
All of the above are excellent food for diet choices for a great healthy meals recipes plan.