There is a widespread belief in modern society that in order to eat tasty, delicious and mouth-watering meals we will put our health and physique in jeopardy. Likewise if we want to be ultra-healthy and slim, we have to stick to a strict menu consisting of not much more than ‘rabbit food’ and water.
Yet this is not strictly true. As eating healthily and having an active lifestyle is becoming increasing etched into mainstream society, there has been a drive to make healthy meals that are bursting with nourishment and goodness without compromising our health or putting on pounds. What’s more, a healthy diet that is simply delicious can include both savoury meals as well as sweet.
Desserts may be synonymous with heart attacks and weight gain but there is an increasing creation of desserts that are designed to be healthy to our hearts and not make us put on any pounds. For healthy dessert recipes there are plenty of options available – most of which involve fresh fruits and other healthier ingredients. Take a look at the Schwartz website, which is dedicated to providing readers with delicious recipes that are brimming with nourishment and goodness.
Healthy desserts typically contain a lot of fruit and are made with healthy ingredients such as soy, coconut milk and even herbs such as coriander. Of course a dessert could not be attractive to dieters’ or those intent on living a healthy lifestyle if it was brimming with sugar and fat. Desserts that sell themselves as being a healthy and low fat alternative for those with a sweet tooth are typically made with low fat ice cream instead of cream and include plenty of fruit to ensure that you get your vitamins.
Whilst it may be tempting to shove a frozen ready meal in the microwave and be happily munching away on it ten minutes later, those whose diets consist mainly of ready-cooked meals will not be advocating the healthiest of lifestyles. The truth is that even the most time-strapped individual can whip up a delicious, healthy meal in no time at all.
Homemade Spaghetti Bolognese, for example, includes plenty of fresh vegetables and lean meat whilst still being easy to prepare, inexpensive to make and, most importantly, a delicious and healthy addition to anyone’s diet.
With a dish like Spaghetti Bolognese you can literally throw in any vegetables that you want. Mushrooms, onions and carrots go particularly well in this favourite Italian dish and of course the more veg you throw in, the healthier your meal will be.
Those interesting in making this dish should also consider cooking a larger quantity than they need. This may sound a little strange for those on a diet but instead of eating everything that you make, freeze the excess in individual sized portions for later consumption. That way, you can have all the convenience of a frozen pre-cooked meal with all the benefits of a freshly prepared dish.