Brought to you by the
Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence.
One of the most important ways you can keep yourself healthy is to eat
healthy and have a regular diet. Meal preparation (making your healthy
meals ahead of time so you can heat it up later) is a great way to do
both. Here are some relatively easy recipes you can use to eat healthier
and plan better:
Chicken and Brown Rice Bowl – It’s easy to bake or grill a chicken breast, seasoning it with some
chili powder to help boost your metabolism. Cook the brown rice per the
instructions. You can even add in some steamed broccoli to give it an
added boost of healthy!
Salmon Salad – Any kind of salad is easy enough to make. Simply bake salmon the way you
would like it cooked — try it with lemon and asparagus — then
add it on chopped up lettuce, tomatoes, and other vibrant vegetables.
Egg White and Spinach Omelet – Separate the egg whites from the yolk and mix with your favorite low-fat
or fat free milk to make this omelet. Add some spinach. You can even add
in other vegetables, and if you crave cheese, try a reduced fat choice or feta.
Turkey Burgers – For many people, the most difficult part about a diet is giving up their
favorite foods, such as hamburgers. To help yourself remain committed
to the healthy eating, give yourself that burger, but make it with turkey
instead of ground beef. You get plenty of protein and less fat.
Grilled Vegetables and Brown Rice – This meal will cut out the meat completely, but having a diverse group
of vegetables will be the key to making the flavor outstanding. Use zucchinis,
carrots, asparagus, and peppers.
Oven Fried Chicken – Because some foods may be more difficult to give up than others, this
allows you to still have the chicken in a style you enjoy without the
grease and fat that comes with deep frying it. Coat the chicken with bread
crumbs and bake until cooked through and you’ll barely recognize
Broiled Halibut with Vegetables – Preheat your broiler and a broiler pan lined with foil. After 5 minutes,
put the halibut and your veggies on the pan with seasoning and a little
bit of olive oil. Broil for 8-10 minutes. The halibut should be cooked
through and the vegetables will be perfect.
There are plenty of variations available to help you eat healthy and improve
your personal health. These are just a few quick and easy recipes you
can use to improve your eating habits and boost your metabolism.
At Saint Francis Healthcare, we offer nutrition and bariatrics services
so you can be the healthiest you possible. Give our
Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence a call at 302-421-4121 for more information!