Preparing Delicious Light Recipes at Home – Valuable Tips and Ideas

Kim J. Clark

If you really wish to maintain a good health, an optimum body weight, and a healthy life style, it is very necessary to choose the right diet for yourself. The food that you take should not only be low on calories and rich in fibre, but also light and easily digestible. This is because such foods can easily sustain you for some time and are filled with a lot of essential nutrients. But, any low-calorie dish that you take should be delicious as your taste buds, if not satisfied, can be really demanding at times!

When it comes to light food, you can choose your favorite from a wide range of soups, salads, smoothies, pastas, and sandwiches. These food items, especially the soups, make the digestive juices flow and stimulate the body metabolism without adding any extra fat to your body. And a good metabolism, in turn, ensures quick burning of fats.

You can prepare these light recipes easily at home. Following are a few tips and ideas that can help you select the lightest diet for a healthy lifestyle:

Soups

1) Tomato soups are among the best and the easiest options available to a dieter. Instead of going for instant soup mixes or ready-made soups, prepare them at home.

2) If you prefer using green vegetables, spinach soup is the best choice. A little whipped cream used for garnishing the soup would not affect you in a long run. So, do not hesitate to use it if you wish.

Salads

3) If you feel soups are not filling enough, you can go for nutritious salads. All you need to do is select your favorite fresh fruits and vegetables, chop them, and mix them with sprouted pulses, a pinch of salt, a dash of pepper, and a little honey. A delicious salad is ready! For sprouts, you can go for bean sprouts or gram sprouts.

4) To prepare the lightest of salads you can also mix your favorite fruits and vegetables with nuts, lemon juice, a few herbs and hey presto.

5) For all kinds of salads, thick, low-fat yoghurt is a great dressing option.

Desserts

6) If you are fond of desserts and find it difficult to resist them, slice some seasonal fruits in a bowl and add them to a cold custard mixture. You can also try the Indian desserts; few of them are very light and delicious.

7) If you are fond of ice creams, try their quick, healthy alternative. Add frozen, low-fat yoghurt and honey to a mixture of fresh fruit slices blended with fruit juice.

Sandwiches and Pastas

8) For sandwiches, always make use of whole wheat bread and lots of fresh vegetables. Avoid the use of butter and cheese.

9) For preparing healthy, light pasta, make use of shredded vegetables, herbs, olive oil and low fat yogurt.

Thus, to conclude, preparing light, nourishing recipes at home is not as difficult as it seems. All you need is a little imagination, a little creativity, a little culinary restraint, and a little effort. Following the above tips and ideas, you can go a long way in preparing light dishes without compromising too much on taste.

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