I eat healthy! What do I mean by that statement? Am I trying to say I am a vegetarian, a vegan, a keto diet person am I on a starvation diet? Or do I stay away from some certain types of food? None of these statements describe my eating habits yet I eat healthy. How do I achieve eating healthy? I create my own recipes. I eat healthy meals. What is “Healthy Meals”? Healthy meals are meals that have a combination of food that is agreeable with your health. I will explain a healthy meal by taking you step by step through the dinner I had last Sunday.
My Sunday Dinner: Stewed Chicken with boiled vegetables – 400 calories per portion.
Ingredients in my dinner (serves 6)
Chicken – 6 thighs. Potatoes – 3 very large. Courgettes 1. Carrots 1 large. Tomatoes – 2 medium. Onions – 1 large. Bell peppers (green, red, yellow) half of each colour. Spices (salt + your choice).
Health benefits of this meal
– This meal is fat free. No oil at all was used in cooking it.
– Heart healthy meal
– Can be included in a weight loss diet
– low in calories. This meal is only 400 calories per portion
Chicken – Rich in low fat Protein.
Potatoes – Carbohydrate. A source of energy, it also aids digestion.
Courgettes – Contains anti oxidants and anti inflammatory nutrients.
Carrots – A good source of beta carotene, it improves eye health.
Tomatoes – Contains lycopene and helps prevention of heart decease and cancer.
Onions – Helps improve the health in your sleep, skin and hair.
Bell peppers (green, red, yellow) – Improves eye health.
Spices – rich in various minerals.
Chicken – Not frozen. It was in a sealed package, I left it in the package.
Potatoes – I did not peel my potatoes, I scrubbed them with a vegetable brush to clean out all the sand or mud from the farm. I avoided peeling the potatoes because, just below the skin, potato has a lot of nutrients I don’t want to lose. I Cut the potatoes into 4 pieces each and place them in an insert basket.
Carrots – Almost the same process as the potatoes. Do not peel so you don’t lose nutrients. Scrub them on the outside with a vegetable brush. Rinse them and cut them into 2 inch pieces. I chose to cut them diagonally just because I like that shape. Place the pieces in the basket with the potatoes.
Courgettes – They don’t come with mud so, rinse them and cut them into 2 inch pieces. Place them in the insert basket with the potatoes and carrots.
Tomatoes – Rinse them and chop them into 1/2 inch cubes. Keep them in a bowl till when needed.
Onions – Peel them, grate or chop them into shreds. Keep in a bowl till when needed.
Bell Peppers – Rinse them and chop them into 1/2 inch cubes. Keep in a bowl till when needed.
Saladmaster’s 12″ electric skillet
– This utensil is a mini kitchen on its own it will fry with or without oil, bake, boil and grill. It also acts as a slow cooker and a rice cooker. As a rice cooker, once the rice is cooked, it switches itself off and keeps the food warm at 65 degrees centigrade.
Saladmaster’s 10 qrt roaster with the basket insert
– This is a cookware of about 11 liters in volume. It comes with a basket insert. The food to be cooked is placed in the basket and suspended on the water at the bottom of the cookware. The lid of this cookware has a valve that keeps the cooking temperature at 86 degrees centigrade.
I use the best cookware in the world. It’s called Saladmaster. Saladmaster is made of titanium 316 Ti. This cookware does not react with food cooked in it. It cooks at 86 degrees C, preserving 80 – 90% of nutrients in your food. It uses less energy (gas or electricity). Saladmaster cookware has a lifetime warranty! To get your saladmaster cookware set and to know more about saladmaster leave a comment at the bottom of this post and I’ll get back to you within 24 hours.
Using the electric skillet. Heat it up to 230 degrees. When it is nice and hot at 230 degrees C, place the chicken pieces straight from the package onto the skillet. Let the chicken fry. No oil is added. Chicken fries in its own oil and cooks in its own juices. Fry for 15 minutes, flip the fried chicken pieces over and add chopped tomatoes, onions, bell peppers and spices. Reduce the temperature to 90 degrees and cook till chicken juices run clear. Mix the chicken with the cooked vegetables and serve.
Potatoes + Carrot + Courgette:
Using the 10 qrt roaster – pour some water into the 10 qrt roaster. Place the chopped potatoes, chopped carrots and chopped courgette into the basket. Place the basket into the 10 qrt roaster. The basket will be suspended above the water in the cookware. Cover the cookware and steam the ingredients at 86 degrees centigrade to desired softness. Serve with the spiced chicken and sauce.
What is Healthy Meals?
Healthy meals are meals that contain foods combined in a manner agreeable to your health! Healthy meals vary depending on individual health and body requirements. Having healthy meals will not be complete without drinking enough water and having enough daily exercises.
Always cook with the purpose of cooking healthy meals. Cooking healthy meals is the manner of combing foods with the right portions of carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins and mineral to keep you healthy.
Give my unique Chicken and Vegetable recipe a try. I would like to hear your comments on my Sunday dinner, please leave a comment below. Also, if you would like to know more about my dinner and about saladmaster leave a comment or question and I will get back to you within 24 hours.
Being healthy is not what you do, its who you are!
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