Easy Healthy Meals That Won't Sabotage Your Weight loss Goals

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My Greatest Challenge...Finding easy healthy meals to prepare on a daily basis can be challenging. Especially if you're keeping up with your workout routines and want to eat right so that you don't sabotage your weight loss progress.

I'll admit that one of my biggest challenges was to change my eating habits. You see I come from a family where cooking and eating are a favorite past time and doing workout routines is considered an oddity or a joke almost.

Soul Food is the norm and anyone who doesn't eat mac and cheese, peach cobbler, cake, and pork chops with gravy, is just weird. So as far as family goes, I don't really have whole-hearted support at all for finding or planning easy healthy meals that taste good without the fat, sugar, etc.

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Since healthy weight loss involves eating right just as much as it does choosing the right workout routines , I will add recipes and I also ask that you submit your favorite heart healthy recipes as well. I'd like for this to be a safe place for us weird people to share our healthy meal planning tips and ideas.

To find a great Easy Healthy Chicken recipe why not visit my friend Pam's Chicken Wing Recipe page at her great Cutting Edge Mediterranean recipe site.

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Call Me "Health Nut"So as of late, because I am on a "health kick" as some have put it, I am the weird one in the family. Spending time doing workout routines and eating salads and backed foods, instead of indulging in traditional artery clogging foods and sitting on the couch till my butt spreads makes me a black sheep (hilarious).

Hopefully, I can start a health trend in the family. Because I know my commitment to workout routines and good food means I will bypass heart-attack, stroke, diabetes, and the like, I don't mind being a little weird.

Because I don't like cooking large, complicated dishes, I look for easy nutritious meals to prepare and thankfully I've found several from various sources that I would like to share with you.

Easy healthy meals that won't derail your weight loss

Why not mix things up with frozen fruit?

It's hot. You're at the pool. You crave something light and refreshing but don't want to spend too much time in the kitchen.

There's no better time than summer to find a cool way to eat healthy. Ideal for smoothies, salsas or everyday snacking, frozen fruit has the added benefit of being just as nutritious as fresh fruit. It's a terrific way to enhance your summer menu, with 100 percent natural frozen fruit.

"The beauty of frozen fruit is that it has nutrition benefits equal to fresh fruit plus the added value of being easy to use. You only prepare what's needed and store the rest," said Wild Blueberry Association nutrition expert Susan Davis, MS, RD.

According to Davis, the Food and Drug Administration considers frozen fruits nutritionally comparable to fresh, allowing frozen produce to be labeled as healthy.

Easy to prepare and serve, frozen fruit is washed and ready to eat. The picking, cleaning, dicing and chopping have already been done. Eating healthy doesn't have to break the bank either. Ounce for ounce, frozen fruit offers tremendous value compared to fresh.

Easy healthy meals that won't derail your weight loss

Try this delicious, colorful Mango Salsa for a savory-sweet twist on summer grilling:

Mango Salsa

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Chill Time: 30 minutes

Makes 23/4 cups

2 cups Dole® Fresh Frozen Mango Chunks, partially thawed

1/2 cup finely chopped Dole Red Bell Pepper

1/4 cup finely chopped Dole Green Bell Pepper

1 tablespoon chopped Dole Green Onion

2 teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro or parsley

2 teaspoons chopped jalapeño chiles

1 teaspoon grated lime peel

Combine mango chunks, bell peppers, onion, cilantro, chiles and lime peel in small bowl. Serve salsa at room temperature or slightly chilled. Serve over grilled chicken breasts or fish fillets. This delicious and colorful mango salsa can also be served as a dip with tortilla chips, spooned over quesadillas or tacos.

Nutrition Information Per Serving: 31 calories; 0g fat (0g sat.); 0mg cholesterol; 2mg sodium; 8g carbohydrate (1g dietary fiber, 7g sugars); 0g protein; 13% Vit A; 56% Vit C; 1% calcium; 1% iron; 3% potassium; 2% folate.

Easy healthy meals that won't derail your weight loss

Refreshing Summer Treats

Hold on the ice and enjoy the juicy, sweet, refreshing fruits of summer!

Tropical Breeze: Get out the blender and combine low-fat vanilla frozen yogurt, Dole Fresh Frozen Tropical Gold™ Pineapple and Dole 100% fruit juice. Pour into a dessert dish for a pineapple soft serve.

Fruity Finale: Add Dole Fresh Frozen Fruit as a topping for frozen yogurt, sherbet or light ice cream.

Easy healthy meals that won't derail your weight loss

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