It’s never too late to get healthy! Health is something you get to practice and live everyday. There are no shortcuts, so take your time and have fun with it. Health starts with a home cooked meal, so start getting healthier with recipes that will allow you to live a healthy and successful life.
Run the World with Make-Ahead Breakfasts
We believe that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but also realize that it can be the most difficult to fit in. Finding the time to make a quick and healthy breakfast while managing kids and their needs, fighting through your commute, and rushing to way-too-early morning meetings is no easy task.
But eating breakfast not only a great way to kick off your day, it’ll also help you eat healthier and provide the energy you need to run the world. Starting your mornings with a healthy and filling breakfast means less unhealthy snack choices.
Take charge of breakfast so you have the fuel you need to run the world.
To be able to enjoy a healthy and delicious breakfast without all the stress, we’ve come up with healthy breakfast ideas that can be made completely ahead of time, so regardless of how hectic your morning routine is, cooking a healthy, homemade breakfast isn’t something you have to worry about.
Here’s to making your mornings better so you can go off and run your awesome little world!
Make-Ahead Breakfast Burritos
Take charge of breakfast with 3 hearty make-ahead breakfast burrito recipes.
Make-Ahead Steel-Cut Oatmeal
Enjoy a healthy, fiber-filled breakfast with 3 make-ahead oatmeal recipes.
Make-Ahead Breakfast Sandwiches
Fuel your mornings with one of our filling and healthy breakfast sandwiches.
Best-Ever Smoothie Combos
Make your mornings smooth with our favorite smoothie combo ideas.
How to Eat Healthy Without Compromising Taste
While cooking your own meals is a good start to eating healthier, it doesn’t necessarily define “healthy.” To eat healthy, it’s all about understanding the foods that you eat and achieving a balanced meal.
We don’t like to omit anything entirely, because we believe that eating healthier doesn’t mean you have to deprive yourself in any way. Keep in mind, though, that everything is best eaten in moderation!
Our recipes prove that you can eat and live healthier without compromising taste. Even if some of our meals are low in calories, they are definitely not low in flavor.
But remember, healthy doesn’t always mean low-cal, and in reverse, eating less calories does not make it healthy. By understanding the caloric value of the foods you eat, you will be able to get a better understanding of how to eat healthy, and in turn, achieve new health milestones.
To get you started with healthy eating, here are some health smarts:
Use small amounts of fat
Don’t compromise taste just because an ingredient is high in calories. You can still enjoy richness and flavor by cutting the amount of fat called for in recipes. For example, if a recipe calls for coconut milk, which tends to be high in calories, we use a small amount, so that we can still enjoy the taste, but with fewer calories. Likewise, when cooking with butter or oil, you really don’t need a lot. If you’re worried about the food sticking to the pan, use a non-stick pan.
Manage portions correctly
Rice, pasta, and other heavy carbs can be very caloric, so we understand why some folks have eliminated them from their diet. But we love these grains, so instead of getting rid of them entirely, we learned how to portion our serving sizes. 1 cup of uncooked rice can easily serve 4, especially if you add other healthy components to balance your meal. Don’t make the heavy grains the main part of your meal, but instead, as a complement to your proteins and veggies.
Eat more veggies
Balance out your meals with healthy and good-for-you carbs – veggies! Reducing the amount that you eat can be unfilling, so rather than going for a second serving of pasta or meat, add more veggies to your dish. You’ll still be able to enjoy your grains and meat, but you’ll also be able to eat your fill.
Take advantage of herbs and spices
Healthy meals do not have to be bland and boring. A simple way to incorporate more flavor into your dishes is to add dried spices or fresh herbs. They virtually have to calories, so seasoning your food properly maximizes flavor without increasing the calories.
When we say that meals should be balanced, we mean it! Enjoy rice, red meat, and butter every now and then, but like we said, keep it in moderation. Don’t feel like you have to eliminate your favorite foods just to stay healthy. But whenever you can, choose a leaner option. If you’re already had a bit of steak for the week, choose lean ground turkey instead of ground beef for your next weeknight meal. If dinner already consisted of chicken breast, go for fish or seafood.
“Choosing lean” applies to cooking methods as well. Baking and broiling in the oven only requires a small amount of fat, whereas frying means that food is cooked in fat. So when you’re trying to decide the healthiest way to cook dinner, try a cooking method that calls for less fat, such as sauteing, roasting, or braising.
Eat a salad
We know, this is the most dreaded thing people want to hear when they want to know how they can eat healthy. But listen – salads aren’t just piles of boring green leaves! They’re refreshing, packed with lots of veggies, and you can customize it to your liking. Because they are so low-cal, you can take advantage of that and indulge in a creamy, homemade dressing. Homemade dressings mean great control of calorie intake, and better yet, no preservatives!
These health smarts are our favorite ways to eat healthy, but they also let us eat the things we enjoy the most.
Remember, you can always eat healthy without compromising taste. Below, we’ve put together a collection of 10 Healthy Low-Cal Recipes that will give you the opportunity to eat and live healthier and satisfy your taste buds at the same time. Each recipe is under 450 calories, but each bite is certainly packed with flavor.
Top 10 Healthy Low-Cal Recipes
Take charge of your health with healthy, homemade meals under 450 calories.