February 25, 2019 | Abby Caviness
Maintaining an active lifestyle is important for staying healthy. However, pairing exercise with nutritional eating plans could be the deciding factor in whether you meet your personal health goals. So, USHEALTH Group® is here to help you take the next step in your health journey by providing a few simple, nutritious recipes to leave you feeling both happy and healthy.*
You have probably heard at least once in your life that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. While this is true, according to the NPD Group2, approximately 31 million U.S. consumers skip breakfast entirely. To fuel yourself for the day, pair your morning coffee with a crustless corn and pepper quiche from Shape magazine. Even better, double the recipe to meal prep your breakfast for the rest of the week.
Surprise, surprise. This ‘superhealthy’ pizza is, you guessed it, super healthy. Courtesy of BBC Good Food, this recipe removes the guilt and replaces it with enjoyment with this healthy alternative. This pizza which satisfies your cravings and keeps you on the right track toward meeting your goals. While the recipe calls for specific toppings, you can add whatever vegetables you like to satisfy your own taste buds.
Because the enemy of healthy eating is convenience, making nutritious recipes in bulk combats all your lazy moments. This benefits both you and your wallet. Recipes like this spicy turkey chili, courtesy of Martha Stewart, are great for meal prepping so you cannot be tempted. This way, a healthy and tasty meal is right at your fingertips and ready to reheat whenever you need it.
Before you opt for your traditional ham and cheese sandwich, consider swapping the processed ingredients for fresh ingredients. For example, the ones found in this veggie caprese with olive pesto vegetarian sandwich recipe are healthy. Do not let “vegetarian” scare you—this sandwich will keep you full without the need for meat. So, don’t be afraid to try it.
Some may think no nutritious recipes for dessert exist and that dessert is never an option when committed to a healthy lifestyle. However, adding some chocolate to your diet can save you from impulse ice cream store trips when you crave treats. Even better, mix that chocolate with protein and fiber and you have a dessert that is both sweet and healthy.
There are plenty of healthy recipes out there to kickstart your lifestyle revolution. By starting with a few simple ideas, you will feel less burnout and get the hang of it quickly!
*This material is provided by USHEALTH Group® for informational/educational purposes only and should not replace medical/clinical advice or direction from your health care provider.
- “Crustless Corn and Pepper Quiche,” Shape.com, last modified September 15, 2015, https://www.shape.com/recipe/crustless-corn-and-pepper-quiche
- “31 Million U.S. Consumers Skip Breakfast Each Day, Reports NPD,” NPD.com, last modified October 11, 2018, https://www.npd.com/wps/portal/npd/us/news/press-releases/pr_111011b/
- “Superhealthy Pizza,” BBCGoodFood.com, last modified April 2009, https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/10117/superhealthy-pizza
- “Spicy Turkey Chili,” MarthaStewart.com, last modified March 2013, https://www.marthastewart.com/965071/spicy-turkey-chili
- “Veggie Caprese with Olive Pesto,” LoveandLemons.com, accessed February 4, 2019, https://www.loveandlemons.com/veggie-caprese-sandwich-olive-pesto/
- Sugar, Jenny, “5-Ingredient Protein Balls Taste Like a Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup,” last modified October 21, 2018, https://www.popsugar.com/fitness/Chocolate-Peanut-Butter-Protein-Balls-40039099