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Limiting Your Nutrition Limits
It’s important to remember what your overall goal is when deciding what to eat. You may have already decided on a type of diet or lifestyle to follow. That doesn’t mean the foods you’re consuming overall are healthy and nutritious options.
A great example is the gluten-free community. It is all too common to see people turn the bulk of their nutrition into processed foods that have a gluten-free label printed on them.
To truly be healthy, a person needs to consume a certain number of nutrients in any given time period. For example, on average, a person should be consuming 140mg of niacin and 420mg of vitamin C each week. The list goes on.
If you just eliminate different foods from your diet, you may end up with deficiencies in multiple nutrients. That’s going to push you in the opposite direction to being healthy.
What Ingredients are in Healthy Recipes?
To get the balance of micronutrients and phytonutrients a person needs to be considered healthy, they must have variety!
We have all got our favorite foods and the foods we don’t like. The problem is, sticking to these favorites will limit your intake of nutrition, much like restricting foods for certain diets.
So, let’s see what we can do about increasing the variety of foods you eat each week by changing what you put in your healthy recipes.
Here at Low Fat Low Carb, we have the Meal Planner. Specifically for members of our site (go ahead and join – it’s free), you can schedule meals to prepare on whichever day suits you!
Typically your consumption of vegetables should heavily outweigh the amount of meat and animal products you eat or drink. Vegetables will contain less toxins and more micronutrients per part than animal products will and you’ll also be increasing the amount of phytonutrients you can make use of!
Here’s a list of all the best vegetables to make up some of your healthy recipes.
There are plenty more that you can add in, but these are rich in different nutrients like folate, vitamin K, lutein, magnesium.
Your healthy meals don’t have to contain every one of these veggies each time you eat. But if you were to eat all of these over the course of the week in ample amounts, your body will thank you!
Now let’s get into the meat of the article (pun intended).
Which Meats Should I Eat?
If you’re looking for healthy recipes that contain meat, you can use our Recipes page. We have a great selection of both vegetable and meat-based meals.
There has been a fair bit of negative attention drawn toward red meat in the last few years. Most of these opinions have been the result of several studies that found the correlation between red meat consumption and bowel cancer.
It’s true, red meat will have some negative effect on the body. The issue is not necessarily with the meat itself, however, but rather the quantity consumed over a given timeframe. Good quality red meat can offer you a complete protein source and some of the vitamins stored in the fatty parts.
Poor quality red meat won’t offer you as much benefit, due to the lack of vitamins and minerals in the animals diet.
Chicken and other poultry is often held up on a pedestal for being “clean”. Unfortunately, this is not completely true.
In some studies, they’ve found harmful bacteria in as much as 97% of the chicken that was examined¹. We say this, not to tell you never to eat chicken again, but to educate and share information that can often be suppressed in favor of increased meat sales.
You have a right to know what you eat!
Having said that, chicken does offer a great deal of protein with very little fat and zero carb content – which is not something many foods offer.
Pork is tricky meat when deciding to eat healthy. If you do choose to eat pork, make sure it’s a lean cut of meat and it is of high quality.
Although it hasn’t been a big problem in most of North America, in some less developed regions of the world, pork can be found to contain Trichinella type parasites. So making sure the source of your pork is of good quality and that you cook the meat through completely.
Fish is an excellent source of protein and fat. It’s been called a brain-food for very good reason.
The best fish-types to consume are salmon, tuna, trout and cod. Some other types of fish have been found to contain contaminants of the environment – for example, swordfish, mackerel and even shark!
Healthy Recipes For You To Try
Coming from the mountains of Syria and Lebanon, tabbouleh has been a favorite among people in the Mediterranean and Middle East for some time.
Our take on this dish makes it easy to enjoy cauliflower while offering a whopping 70% of your RDA for vitamin C from a single serving.
Low Carb Anchovy Zucchini Noodles
CPerfect for any people following a low carb or keto diet. Once you spiralize your zucchini into spaghetti and add the delicious sauce, you’ll forget you’re eating veggies!
This dish contains ample amount of vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium and iron. Be warned, this one tastes so good you might have to increase your calorie allowance for the day.
Tuna and Red Radish Salad
This is the perfect healthy recipe for the person in a rush. As long as you get high-quality canned tuna, you’ll enjoy this meal a lot!
You’ll get a big hit of protein, in the amount of 22g per serving. But you’ll also get 8.5g of unsaturated fat! Great for a sustained feeling of energy in the afternoon.
Not many people will have tried putting eggs and asparagus together. You won’t be sorry you did though!
One serving of this recipe will give you not only 15g of unsaturated fat, but you’ll also be getting 20% of your RDA of iron.
Breakfast Stuffed Peppers
If you need a kick-start in the morning, rather than jumping on the easy-to-eat carbs, try our stuffed peppers. These guys contain eggs, spinach and mushrooms. If you want to add a little more flavor before you eat, you can top it with cheese!
Not only do you get a 27g protein boost with this healthy recipe, you also get a massive dose of vitamin C to keep your immune system strong.