Saturday, August 18, 2007

Healthy Food Recipes - Baja Bean Salad

Well, as promised, here comes our first of many healthy food recipes - enjoy !

Submitted By: Christine Johnson
Yogurt and guacamole dress this salad beautifully. There are lots of beans, cucumbers, tomatoes, and onions in this hearty salad, which is served with shredded lettuce and corn chips.
Original recipe yield: 8
Prep Time:
20 Minutes
Ready In:
20 Minutes
1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, drained
1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained
1 cup chopped tomatoes
3/4 cup cucumber - peeled, seeded, and chopped
2 tablespoons diced onion
1 (6 ounce) container guacamole
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup milk
Shredded lettuce:
Corn tortilla chips:
  1. In a large bowl, toss together the kidney beans, garbanzo beans, tomatoes, cucumber, and onion.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the guacamole, yogurt, and salt. If dressing seems thick, stir in a little milk. Stir into the bean mixture, and chill. Serve topped with the shredded lettuce and corn chips
As far as we found healthy food recipes - We found this to be very tasty !

Schools in India to ban junk food

Well, I am sure you will agree that to just read about healthy food recipes is kinda boring. So, we are gonna plonk this site with just enough juicy news and snippets to keep your attention and provoke your thoughts ! The wellness industry is taking the whole world by storm, and it comes as no surprise to read about things such as the following newsbit.
"NEW DELHI: India's children are getting increasingly overweight and unhealthy and the government is asking schools to ban junk food, officials said Thursday.

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights, a government advisory body, has drawn up healthy eating guidelines for both government and privately run schools to follow, said Sandhya Bajaj, a commission member.

"The number of overweight children in schools is growing," Bajaj said in a telephone interview. She said that the commission was getting complaints from parents who said that their children were buying unhealthy food from school cafeterias.

The commission has issued a series of broad guidelines for all schools and parents to follow. Schools should make sure that children have access to healthy drinks like milk, water and fruit juices and that food and snacks sold at school cafeterias are hygienically prepared and nutritious.

Since a majority of Indian school children carry a packed lunch, the commission also wants schools to sit down with nutritionists and health experts and draw up guidelines for parents to follow.

The commission will send these guidelines to the Education Ministry in each state by next week, Bajaj said.

Obesity is emerging as a serious health problem in urban India, a paradox in a country where nearly half the children are malnourished and underweight."

Healthy Food Recipes

This site is destined to be the granddaddy website of healthy food recipes. I have complete understanding that there are myriads of sites out there that offer all kinds of healthy food recipes, but I would like to ask you to bookmark this site as the one that you will always want to come back to.

I have spent my life enjoying the culinary delights of cooking, but it is a sad fact of life that as a rule the foodstuffs that are pleasing to the tongue and palate are those that are not particularly condusive to healthy living.

The past few years have seen me increase in size and bodyweight, bringing to my attention that it would be prudent to start watching what I eat. My mission and quest was to find recipes and foodstuffs that were both pleasing to the tastebuds and healthy at the same time. What you are about to experience on this site is the culmination of exactly that - healthy food recipes !