Coming up with recipes for a healthy diet can be difficult. The following are some recipes that are quick and easy to make. Experiment with these and substitute other ingredients, to come up with your own new favorites when following a healthy diet.
Creamy salad dressings can contain a lot of fat. This recipe is for a low fat and low sodium dressing that can be used on salads as well as brushed on meats and vegetables for added flavoring.
1 Cup Canola Oil
¼ Cup Lime Juice
¼ Cup Diced Sweet Onions
½ Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
1 Teaspoon Ground Mustard
½ Cup Honey
1 Teaspoon Salt Substitute
Mix all ingredients except for the canola oil in a blender until they are smooth. While the blender is running, slowly add the canola oil and continue to mix until the oil is mixed well into the dressing.
This dressing can be stored in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. The only fat in the dressing is the small amount that comes from the canola oil. There is no sodium and no cholesterol in this dressing.
The following recipe is for homemade salsa that uses fresh ingredients. The salsa can be used over salads, meats, and even as a dip.
1 Medium Sweet Onion
1 Teaspoon Cilantro
1 Teaspoon Chipotle Seasoning
2 Cloves Fresh Garlic
1 ½ to 2 Pounds Fresh Tomatoes
Cut the onion into quarter pieces. Cut the tomatoes up into quarter pieces. Crush the garlic cloves using a garlic press. Using either your blender or food processor, put in the onions, tomatoes, crushed garlic, cilantro, chipotle seasoning and mix well. You can serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for up to a week.
The following recipe is for a healthy diet meat marinade and dip that contains no fat or no sodium.
¼ Cup Ground Mustard
2 Teaspoons Warm Water
2 Teaspoons Honey
Mix the warm water with the ground mustard until well blended. Add then honey and continue to mix until the mixture is smooth. This marinade and dip can be stored for up to two weeks in the refrigerator.
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