Healthy Snack – Simple Hummus Recipe

simple hummus recipeIf you have not had the pleasure of tasting this delicious, healthy snack, you are going to be in for a surprising treat with this simple hummus recipe. This middle eastern dip derived from garbanzo beans (chick peas) is a fantastic replacement from the typical ranch dip or nacho cheese alternative which are popular when combined with their unhealthy potato chip comrades. The only special kitchen tool you’ll need in order to make this simple hummus recipe right from home is a food processor. Don’t worry if you don’t have one on hand, you can find one at your local Walmart or Target store for less than $20.

Regardless of how fancy the containers are you see in the supermarket, or the hefty prices you’re charged if you buy it when you’re out, this simple hummus recipe listed below will cost you under $2 and literally take less than 5 minutes to make. What can be easier than that?

Actually, it will take a tad bit longer if you’re planning to make your own homemade healthy pita chips. However the time only goes up by a mere 10 minutes so it’s not much of a detour to get to the final destination.

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Trying New Recipes Can Be Exciting and Healthy

trying new recipesComing from an ex-300 pound man I know how difficult it is to develop healthy eating habits especially when being addicted to fast food, soda, and potato chips for over a decade. In hindsight, it makes complete sense why an individual would gain a substantial amount of weight eating out more often than cooking at home.

If you are in a similar situation and would like to change your habits around in an effort to lose weight, one of the best ways to do that is by trying out new recipes at home. If a positive change is going to be made, it needs to first start in the kitchen. By trying new recipes not only will you get the chance to cook something healthy, but you may find new combinations you hadn’t thought of, or tried before.

This can be the perfect opportunity to make those delicious looking meals you may have seen in a magazine, on a television show, or somewhere on the Internet. Heck, you may even want to splurge and purchase a recipe book from a bookstore to get directly in your hands a great number of meals you can prepare. You can then keep this book right in your kitchen and highlight/tab the pages with meals your family enjoys for future reference.

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Healthy Meal of the Week 27 With Healthy Leftover Idea

healthy meal of the week 27
Healthy Meal of the Week: Turkey Sausage Pasta
Healthy Leftover Idea: Mini Pizzas

This healthy meal of the week came about as I was walking the grocery aisles shopping for food and I happened to pass by a section displaying various items to make homemade pizzas. Mmmm, my favorite! Interestingly enough, there were these mini pizza crusts already premade needing nothing more than to add toppings and to be baked for 8-10 minutes. Simple pizza for 1/3 of the cost, tastes fabulous, and more healthy too! Each 2/3 of a pizza comes out to about 450 calories so how much better can that get when you hear the word pizza?

Since each one of our healthy meals of the week offers a leftover idea, and because turkey sausage was going to be used as one of the pizza toppings, it was a simple match to combine the extra with vegetable penne pasta. In any case, you can decide which of these meals will be the main course and which you’d prefer to have for as a lunch leftover for the next day – either will be a great choice.

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Healthy Question of the Week 5

question of the week 5Dear HealthyChoicesInLife

I have tried eating healthier but whenever I am at work, by the time lunch comes I am so hungry I give into the urge to pick up some kind of fast food meal. Afterwards I feel so guilty knowing that I did completely the opposite of what I originally intended to do. Please help me fix this problem!

An Embarrassed Reader

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Buy An Organizer And Get Organized

buy an organizerIf you have the desire to lose weight and get into better shape, one key to making sure this goal is attained is by maintaining healthy nutrition on a regular basis. Regular is what’s important here, not a once in a while occasion since that’s not going to do much good.

As you focus on developing and maintaining healthy living habits, you’ll find that organization is an important ally in helping maintain consistency. Let’s face it, what long-term good will it do if you are healthy for one week, but then do the complete opposite the following week? That will do nothing but cause you to get frustrated continually losing a bit of weight then gaining some back. Trying to deal with that yo-yo effect of weight fluctuation will get old rather quickly and your efforts may fizzle out completely.

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Money Can’t Buy Fitness, You Gotta Earn It

money can't buy fitnessIt’s long been said that money can’t buy everything and most will agree if they are truly being honest throwing silliness aside. Money can’t buy you true love. Money can’t buy back your youth or bring back loved ones that have passed on. And additionally, money can’t buy fitness no matter how much you shell out of your pocket.

To make that point clear, all the money in the world cannot automatically create that perfect physique regardless of how much you are willing to pay. Sure money can pay for a private gym membership or even allow you to build your own gym in your backyard. Money will also allow you to hire a 24 hour a day personal trainer along with a chef to be at your beckoning call whenever you need a healthy meal prepared.

Money can also pay for weight reduction surgeries or “tummy tucks” which can give the appearance of a reduction in weight. However even in this case the person is not fit, they just have less fat – completely different case.

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Get Used To Going To The Supermarket

One of the best habits you should try to develop as soon as possible is going to the supermarket. As funny as that may sound, this is an extremely crucial habit that many folks often overlook. The issue that gives the majority of people continued trouble regarding weight loss is their daily nutritional intake. Gaining […]

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Healthy Question of the Week 4

Hello, I just came across your website and saw that you have a questions of the week section so I thought to send in my inquiry. I am a 42 year old mother with 3 children and have unfortunately gained a lot of weight since having my first child over 12 years ago. I want […]

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How Healthy Was Your Day?

When you truly want to improve your health and fitness, it’s important to realize that your success will depend on how you live each day. Weight loss success can be determined on how well you maintain healthy nutrition along with your exercise commitment throughout any 24 hour period. The decisions you make in regards to […]

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