Anytime of the day, always an innovation that go with any preparation. The summer heat takes its toll and its soothing refreshing drinks that call for our temptation to cool down the nerves. However, stuffing on food and the junk is always a high feel experience after gulping the over dose in the heat and adding water to quench the thirst – that makes it worse!
We need to guard over summer temptations. Educate our self to healthy eating and what better way could be fruits and salads? Time to refresh our palate. Cold salads are delightful and savor our taste buds. Moreover, they have natural water content that hydrate us dropping the temperature of the human body. Chopped vegetables like the cabbage, carrot, lettuce greens, cucumber and tomatoes give the cooling effect with a nourishing bowl of diced fruits like the watermelon, blue berries, papaya, strawberries and the like. Added almonds and nuts with bits and pieces of jelly is so healthy and fresh that can go as a main course of dinner.
Much as we like to eat a variety of dishes, Salads with mint and lemon with pinch of salt and pepper are perfect for summer cool feel. Creamy dressing if you so like or tuck it between the bread slice and they become a healthy meal. No wonder, a great way to cook a healthy soup could be a broccoli or corn soup. Why, steam cooks the broccoli and corn, carrot or beat. Mix with added pastas and it is cherishing dish. Dressings are best for the salads too.
Green salad, pasta salad, egg salad, fruit salad, potato salad – Try in variations and I’ve enjoyed eating in a varied recipe with ingredients to match my mood. It is fun. Count the calories if you are on diet. A dieter who is eating 1,300 to 1,500 calories per day might want a smaller salad, maybe 300 to 400 calories. Greens, vegetables, fruits, cheese (less proportion), nuts and Salad dressing – all calls for calorie counts. Vitamins, antioxidants, phytochemicals and fiber and comes in at just under 400 calories. Vitamins, antioxidants, phytochemicals and fiber can make up for a calorie count. Change the ingredients to create completely different flavors, and you will find refreshing healthy salad meals.
More fruits and vegetables and that’s the way to live healthy!
(All Posts by ilaxi patel : This Health & Fitness Blog is based on personal thoughts and research work. Readers may please Consult your Doctor for your Health Problems)