The key to successful, healthy comfort food recipes is to apply plenty of healthy ingredients, let the natural flavor do the talking, and use enough fresh, not frozen, seafood. In keeping with today’s changing seasons, I am sharing warmer, summertime comfort food recipes such as summertime comfort food recipes for soup, stew, chili, and chili and chips.
These recipes are healthier than your average meal just because the ingredients are fresher and not frozen. They taste great, and they are also good for you. You will also enjoy using less fat in your meals when using wholesome, home-cooked foods versus pre-packaged, pre-prepared, restaurant items.
With respect to the seasons, I have enjoyed making healthy soups all year round. A well-made, healthy soups not only taste great but are also a great addition to a full meal. They’re healthy enough for lunch and dinner and can be adjusted to feed a large group or a small group with less effort. One of the great things about creating soups is that they are very versatile. You can adjust the ingredients, seasonings, or techniques used to create a healthy food recipe into one that is convenient to prepare and delicious to eat.
A classic comfort food receitas for soup includes potatoes, canned or fresh tomatoes, carrots, a can or two of tomato paste, and a can or two of low-fat milk. If the can or bottles of soup have been refrigerated, add some low-fat milk to make it easier to heat and add to the pot. Add a little bit of fresh ginger or garlic and simmer until the vegetables are soft, about 15 minutes. Then, add a can or two of low-fat milk and bring to a simmer again. When serving, dollop some low-fat cream on the top and enjoy.
Another great and easy way to enjoy this type of recipe is by making a soup recipe salad. This salad is great if you are having company over, because it can be dressed up as well as being easy to make. This type of food recipe for soup is a healthy alternative to the traditional fast food restaurant fare of canned or packaged soups and snacks.
A can or bottle of soup can be enhanced by adding a variety of foods to it. Low-fat yogurt or sour cream can be added to increase the calcium and vitamin content, while fresh herbs such as basil, parsley, or oregano make a delicious addition to many types of soups.
Vegetables are another food choice, especially if you like a crunchy and tasty meal. Carrots, celery sticks, zucchini, and summer squash are all excellent choices for adding variety to your meal and getting the recommended daily allowance of fruits and vegetables.
No matter which type of food recipe you choose, remember to use the nutrients in your soup in the healthiest manner possible. This will help to improve the nutritional value of any meal, whether it is one that you make yourself at home, or one that you buy at the store.
If you enjoy eating soup and other low-calorie meals, you should be adding it to your diet more often to keep your weight on track and to feel healthier and eat less food. With a little planning and creativity, you can easily transform your favorite soups into low-calorie, high-nutrient meals that are just as tasty and as satisfying as the real thing.