Baking Healthy: Recipes For Better Nutrition
In recent years there has been an explosive interest in food culture and healthy eating. The farmer’s market, locally grown produce, and organic foods have become everyday catchphrases and food trends for everyone from inspiring Michelin chefs to the average person who is in charge of the shopping and cooking at home. The television is saturated with food shows, and magazines are filled with delicious, healthy, and easy to follow recipes. People were once afraid that a good meal took too long to prepare and cook; they thought that low fat or fat free ingredients were the key to healthy living. However, that has all changed. People are no longer timid about using unusual ingredients. They have discovered that healthy, five star meals can be prepared as quickly as a standard pasta dish or a bean and cheese burrito wrap. In other words, people have gotten adventurous when it comes to food.
Here are two easy, healthy, and delicious recipes:
Grilled swordfish with mango salsa is sure to please even the most diehard food aficionado. Depending on how many people are eating, simply grill 1 or 2 pounds of fresh swordfish. For the salsa, cut up 4 ripe mangoes and place them in a bowl. Add 1 teaspoon of cumin, 6 tablespoons of lime juice, salt, 1 medium red onion, some cilantro, and then stir. That is it. Total cooking time is about 30 minutes. Serve the dish with rice. It is a healthy, Caribbean treat.
People are generally nervous about cooking lobster. But in truth, it is easy and preparation only takes around 20 minutes. The rule of thumb: 1 pound of lobster should be boiled for 5-10 minutes. For each additional quarter pound add another 2 minutes. Serve the lobster with corn or a baked potato.