Healthy Recipes and Tips to Stay Healthy

Funny as it may sound but we actually do a lot of mid-meal snacking than just having just plain, three well defined meals. And we have the best excuses why we do it; one of the funniest being, it's good to eat every after two hours. Well, of course we couldn't stop the voracious foodie from an excuse; we sure could give you some healthy recipes to curb your hunger rampage.

Try this low fat chicken salad recipe: 2 cup cooked chicken, 1 cup chopped celery, 1/4 cup chopped onion, 2 tbsp. lemon juice, 3 tbsp egg-less mayonnaise, salt and pepper to taste. Toss everything together and you are ready to stuff it in the bread, serve in tomatoes or in lettuce. A healthy salad recipe for your hungry stomach!

Drink at least 4 liters of water, every day: Drinking water helps flush your toxins, detoxifies your body and also curbs your untimely hunger. Water regulates your body homeostatic balance and is an overall elixir.

Preach fruit smoothie: Fruits seem boring to you? Whip it up to a smoothie! Fruit + Milk + honey (optional) + Ice is the formula. Any fruit but the citrus clan will go with this formula. If you are trying a citrus smoothie, substitute milk with little water or more ice, depending on how you prefer. Remember, citrus fruits themselves have a lot of water content.

Eat small meals: Divide your daily meal into smaller portions. For e.g. If you eat three meals a day, break it down to 6. This will help you curb your in-between meal hunger. Do not eat three full meals and break it with snacks. This will give you a result quite contrary to what we are preaching here.

Eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow we may die (t). As long as we have healthy recipes to satisfy our taste buds, do we care!

3 Healthy Recipes From the Blender

Eating healthy can be very simple if you have a good game plan, the desire to look and feel good, and a good blender! With the right amount of protein and essential nutrients, a simple shake from the blender can fill you up and keep you energized the entire day. Here are some of my favorite health-conscious ways to use the blender:

1. BlueNana - Blueberry, banana, flaxseed, plain fat-free yogurt. Don't add any preservatives, sugars, or anything else that can turn this healthy masterpiece into a fast-food, preservative-laden beverage. When this one hits your lips, you will see exactly how delicious a healthy treat can be. Say goodbye to candy bars and high-sugar protein bars- say hello to natural fruits and healthy choices!

2. Sweet Tooth- vanilla extract, peanut butter, flaxseed, plain fat-free yogurt. Even a sweet-tooth temptation can get away with a healthy blender recipe! Be sure to use low-fat peanut butter, and just a few drops of vanilla extract. The flaxseed and fat free yogurt are both icing on the cake for this sweet yet healthy blender treat.

3. Healthy Protein Blast - Strawberry, blueberry, granola, flaxseed, plain fat-free yogurt, whey protein. For those who workout intensely, lack sufficient protein from eating meats and fishes, or those who need an added spike to their day- the protein blast is a great way to get YOURS! Feel free to add or subtract fruits, but this particular combination seems to mesh together nicely.

Flaxseed, the new wonder-food is high in Omega-3, known as the good fats. It has been known to lower cholesterol, fight heart disease, and even help prevent breast cancer. Read more on WebMd about the true powers of Flaxseed:

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