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Where to Find Some Quick and Healthy Dinner Recipes

Where to Find Some Quick and Healthy Dinner Recipes | eHealthPath's BlogLife gets busy no matter who you are and what you do. Unfortunately, mealtime is often a quick thing that families do in passing because they do not have the time to prepare and eat a meal together. The good news is that there are plenty of quick and healthy dinner recipes that individuals from all different family types can implement in their everyday lives. The trick is knowing where to find them.

The first place to look for healthy dinner recipes that will be quick to prepare is obviously on the Internet. With so many resources available, chances are that you will find enough meals to last you for years. Health bloggers, nutrition sites, and other similar companies and individuals often put together everything from the shopping list to the preparation to the recipe, with videos, so that it is easy to learn.

Another place to find quick and healthy dinner recipes is in the checkout lane of your local grocery store. When you are there picking up your fresh produce for the week, browse the magazines that are in the lane. Many times, you can find one that has easy health recipes, and you can grab it for only a couple dollars.

Finally, check with your family and friends. Put a plea out on your social media site for friends to send you their favorite healthy, five minute meals. Ask for your family members to each bring a recipe to the next family reunion. If you are in some type of book club or other community group, rally together to find healthy meals that are quick to prepare. Chances are that you will come up with a fun cookbook.

Finding quick and healthy dinner recipes does not have to be a challenge. It is possible to help your family stay healthy while spending some time together around the dinner table. Whether you look on the Internet, find a magazine at the grocery store, or get a collection from friends, you could have a decent-sized recipe box in no time.

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Healthy Foods For Your Kids This Halloween

Healthy Foods For Your Kids This Halloween | eHealthPath's BlogWhile we may all associate Halloween with unhealthy snacks, piles of candy, and resulting toothaches, the holiday doesn’t have to be unhealthy. Many healthy foods and fun snacks for October 31st can look creative and exciting for the kids- from FrankenKiwis made from decorative icing and a partially-peeled kiwi, to Strawberry Ghosts, strawberries dipped in white chocolate with mini chocolate chips for eyes. Your family will really enjoy these holiday-themed options for the holiday that won’t leave them with belly aches. Try these fun recipes this month!

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30 Filling Fall Soups

30 Filling Fall Soups | eHealthPath's BlogWith colorful leaves on the ground, a chill in the air, and the days getting shorter, many of us are looking forward to soup season! Healthy and simple soups will be a great tool for you and your family throughout the fall season, and these 30 soups are also filling! Are you in the mood for a stew, chili, or hearty chowder? We’ve got four easy recipes for you to try, from beef stew in a slow cooker to cauliflower chowder. More in the mood for a creamy soup? Check out the recipe for carrot thyme soup or a creamy tomato basil. Greatist has also found recipes for harvest blend soups, healing soups, soups with a kick, cheesy classics, and bean/legume based soups. No matter what type you’re in the mood for, check out the full list for healthy recipes to try.

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Easy Recipes for Entertaining

Easy Recipes for Entertaining | eHealthPath's BlogYou receive the call that you are having unexpected guests over for a casual catch-up session. Not only do you now have to make a quick run to the grocery, but you have to spend at least a little time straightening the house so no one trips over the gym gear that never quite makes it past the entryway. That does not leave much time for actual food preparation, so the best bet is to keep it simple. Here are a couple of easy recipes for entertaining.

A fresh – and amazingly quick – app to whip up is a Caprese salad. Slice tomatoes and mozzarella about a quarter of an inch in thickness, and grab a handful of basil leaves. Alternate the three ingredients around the outer edge of a serving platter, presenting it in a way that looks like a fallen stretch of dominos. Or, for individual servings, stack the three ingredients upwards with tomato at the base, followed by cheese and topped with a basil leaf. Skewer them together with a toothpick through the middle. Lightly spritz balsamic vinegar over the top.

For easy recipes that satisfy the sweet tooth, head to the islands – figuratively – for tropical fruit. Quarter and core a pineapple then drizzle honey over the sides. Grill or bake it (flesh down) until it is softened to your preference. For that extra special kick, mix the honey with spiced rum before brushing it on. Once finished, carve the pineapple from the skin and cut into bite-sized sections. If possible, serve it on the skin to maintain that fresh pineapple aroma.

If you are looking for comfort food, perhaps a bowl of home fries will fit that bill. Slice potatoes lengthwise, continuing until you achieve the width you prefer, and place on a baking sheet. Add in slices of bell peppers, chopped onions and zucchini crescents, along with sprigs of rosemary and parsley. Add sea salt and cracked pepper, if preferred. Drizzle it with olive oil and bake until lightly crispy.

Last minute entertaining does not have to be intimidating or time consuming. Use these easy recipes to delight your guests and their palates with plenty of flavor sans the stress.

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Integrating Beets into Your Healthy Recipes

Integrating Beets into Your Healthy Recipes | eHealthPath's BlogAs you continue on your journey toward improved health and mindful eating, trying new ingredients and types of food in your cooking can be a great asset. Beetroots are one great idea for the fall, with so many different options for recipes! Beets can easily be added to any salad as an easy start, but they can also become a central part of any main or side dish to accompany any type of cuisine. Beets are friendly with Mediterranean seasonings, and the greens are interchangeable with any other type of mild green. With the beetroot’s beet and greens, “you get two sets of nutrients: anthocyanins and betalains, known for their antioxidant properties, from the beetroots, and vitamins K and A, as well as other phytonutrients – lutein and zeaxanthin- from the greens.” Don’t hesitate to try something new- maybe the beetroot will become your new favorite ingredient in your healthy recipes.

Click here to read the full article by Martha Rose Schulman for New York Times.

Healthy After-School Snacks for the Kids

If your kids make a beeline for the pantry after they get home from school, you’re not alone! Finding healthy snacks for the kids to choose from may seem like a difficult task, but there are certainly healthy options for them to enjoy. Making a list of what the kids like, which should include fresh fruit and veggie options, will be helpful for keeping ingredients on hand. Choose fun and creative snacks that the kids can help prepare, such as ants on a log, celery and peanut butter with raisins on top, egg boats, hard-boiled eggs with a cheese “sail,” or fruit kabobs. These can be packed for snack at school as well as ready to be made at home for an after-school pick-me-up. Other easy-to-pack options might be trail mix, whole-grain pretzels, nuts, or cut-up vegetables.

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Find New and Healthy Recipes to Keep Things Fresh

When it comes to spending time in the kitchen, you may thoroughly enjoy it, or you may sometimes feel like it is something of a chore. One way to jazz up your daily routine is to start diversifying the things you eat, and once you really start looking, you will find that there are an abundance of healthy recipes out there just waiting to be tried out.

It is easy to be drawn into a routine of preparing the same three things you are particularly good at making, but there are numerous ways to keep things fresh if you are willing to put in a little effort. For starters, take into consideration the time of year. Is it spring, when asparagus and other vegetables are at their peak? Is it fall, when soups and stews help reduce the nighttime chill? If so, incorporate them into your meal plan for a few weeks, and inject some new, healthy recipes into a tired or boring rotation. Not only do you get to experience a broad range of new flavors four times a year, but you will also benefit from buying ingredients at their lowest prices of the season, which feels as good as it tastes.

Another tip to help you keep things fresh and clean in the kitchen is to attempt to use a new ingredient once a week. Maybe you have never tried beets before, or perhaps you have always wondered exactly what one does with a plantain. The point is, by trying new, healthy ingredients with any degree with frequency, you are sure to find at least a few you like enough that you can then begin to inject them into your daily or weekly diet.

Ultimately, the responsibility to keep things new and exciting in the kitchen is on you, but there are numerous resources out there where you can get some great ideas as to how to proceed. Find enough healthy recipes to keep the family’s interest for more than a few days, and you are on the fast track toward staying fit and healthy year-round.

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