Eating healthy. It's something that everyone should all be doing more of. People give up on it so easily with the same old excuses. "It's too hard." "It's too expensive." "It's not practical." "It tastes bad." All of those are just myths. They are fears that people have because nobody taught them the correct way to eat healthy. They didn't put in the effort to research and to try it out. Sure, eating healthy takes a little bit of work. It is worth it though, 100%. There are also some very easy, and very delicious and recipes out there that are under 600 kcal's each! They won't leave people with those uncomfortable, stuffed, and bloated feelings. Here are my two favorites.
Salmon has always been one of my favorite weeknight dinners. It's good, and it's good for you. The recipes that people can make with salmon are endless, and they all taste so good! My favorite salmon recipe is only 239 calories. That's right, only 240 calories! It might sound to good too be true, but it's not. This salmon is prepared using ingredients that many already have in your fridge. If not, all it requires is a quick trip to the grocery store to find them. Did I mention this recipe is gluten free as well? That makes the trip to the grocery store worth it!
The first necessary ingredient is of course salmon filets itself. It's best to buy this fresh to really ensure high quality, and to get all those great flavors and freshness. This recipe is to make 4, so it's perfect for feeding the family, or having leftovers for later. The recipe also requires tinfoil, 1 1/2 pounds of aspargus, sea salt, pepper, 3 lemons, and 2 tablespoons of butter. That's it.
Start off by preheating the oven to 400F. Wash the asparagus, cut them in half, and place the tops in a large bowl. Sprinkle the sea salt, pepper, and juice from half of a lemon over those asparagus tops and shake them around to insure that everything is coated. Cut a large piece of tinfoil into a rectangle. Place the asparagus side by side to create a bed for the salmon to lie on top of. Six is a good amount of asparagus for the bed, but if you like more then use more! Place the salmon on top of the asparagus and sprinkle it with some more salt, pepper, and lemon juice. Add 2 pats of butter and 2 slices of lemon on top. Fold the foil pouch closed with the seam side up, and cook in the oven for about 30 minutes. That's it! It's so simple. Since this recipe is so diet friendly, you have room to add some brown rice or a salad when serving it for dinner.
My next favorite under 600 kcal recipe, is one that I frequently make for lunch. It's simple! It's quick to throw together for on my way to work, and it tastes delicious. It's a chicken salad sandwich. Now, many out there might be thinking chicken salad?! That's not healthy with all that mayo. The trick is to throw out that traditional chicken salad sandwich recipe, and use this healthier one. Use cooked and shredded chicken breasts, avocado instead of mayo, grapes to add an additional healthy kick, and a wrap instead of bread. There you have it! It'll cut the original calorie size of a chicken salad sandwich in more then half! A serving size will run you between 200 and 300 calories depending on how much chicken salad you use.
There it is, 2 simple recipes under 600 kcals to banish those myths that eating healthy is hard.