When it comes to food we always hear "Eat well, live longer". Of course, if you want to eat healthy limit the saturated fats, adding more vegetables and grains, while reducing salt. But if this equation doesn’t add up to delicious food, it will not go over well with your family. So how do we change it? When it comes to food there are so many options even when time is a factor. In this page, we’ve gathered some of our favorite food recipes that are good, quick and easy to prepare. With these simple healthy heart changing recipe that you can really benefit from. We hope that you and your family enjoy these food recipes that we love.
Old fashioned Oatmeal Muffins
Deliciously dense, these muffins are made with a combination of regular all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, and old-fashioned oats for a great blend of taste and health. These muffins pair well with coffee, your favorite jam, cream cheese or butter. Serve them warm or cold, either way you will enjoy them.
Active Time: 20 minutes. Total Time:40 minutes. Makes: 12 muffins.
- 1 cup old-fashioned oats, uncooked 1 cup whole-wheat flour
- ½ cup all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoons baking soda ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup plus 1 tbsp packed brown sugar 1 cup low-fat buttermilk
- ¼ cup fresh orange juice 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 1 large egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups fresh blueberries ¼ cup natural almonds, chopped
Pre-heat oven to 400 F Line 12 cup standard muffin pan with paper liners then grind oats in blender and in bowl, whish together oats, both flours, baking powder and soda, salt, and ¼ cup sugar. In small bowl, whisk together buttermilk, juice, oil, egg, and vanilla. Stir into flour mixture, fold in blueberries. Combine Almonds and remaining 1 tablespoon sugar. Spoon batter into pan; sprinkle with almond sugar. Bake 22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of muffins comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack 5 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely. This pantry staple contains "beta-glucan" fiber that studies have shown to be effective in reducing cholesterol levels because oats are also a good source of thiamin and protein, and their regular inclusion in a diet can help regulate blood sugars. Rolled or old-fashion oats are whole oats that have been toasted, hulled, steamed, and flattened with rollers and steel-cuts oats are the whole-grain oat kernels, with only the edible outer chaff removed and cut into pieces. They are chewy with a wonderful nutty-sweet flavor.
Braciole with Grape Tomatoes
Braciole, an Italian rolled roast, is traditionally simmered slowly in tomato sauce. This recipe uses a quicker method: roasting the beef at high heat alongside tine sweet grape tomatoes. A hearty dish that will bring a smile to anyone dining at your table.
Active Time: 15 minutes. Total Time: 40 minutes plus standing. Makes: 8 main-dish servings.
- ½ cup Italian-style bread crumbs 1 garlic clove crushed with garlic peas
- ¼ cup finely grated Pecorino Romano cheese ½ cup packed fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves,finely chopped
- 4 teaspoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon salt 1 beef flank steak (1 ¾ to 2 pounds)
- 2 pints grape tomatoes
Preheat oven to 475F. In small bowl, combine bread crumbs, garlic, Pecorino parsley, 1 tablespoons oil, and ¼ teaspoon pepper and on large sheet of waxed paper, with flat side of meat mallet or heavy skillet, pound steak to even ½ inch thickness then spread crumbs mixture over steak in even layer: press into meat. Starting at one long side, roll steak into cylinder about 2 ½ inches in diameter, to enclose filling. (Some bread crumbs may spill out.) then with butcher’s twine or kitchen string, tie roll tightly at 1-inch intervals. Place roll in center of `8” by 12” jelly-rolled pan. Rub salt and remaining 1 teaspoon oil and ¼ teaspoon pepper all over steak, Scatter tomatoes around steak.Roast 25 to 27 minutes, until instant -read thermometer inserted into thickest part of roll reaches 130F. Let steak stand in pan 10 minutes to set Juices for easier slicing. Remove and discard twine; cut roll crosswire into ½ -inch thick slices. Transfer meat and tomatoes with their juices to serving Platter.
The idea of making cabbage roll for dinner may seem daunting, so why not try this skillet version that takes the ingredients and flavour of cabbage rolls and makes them easy to make for a weeknight meal.
Prep: 10 min. Cook time: 20 min.
- 8 oz (250 g) extra lean ground beef 2 tbsp (30 ml) Butter
- 1 Onion chopped 1 tsp (5 ml) dried thyme leaves
- Pinch crushed chillies 2 tbsp (30 ml) All purpose Flour
- 2 cups (500 ml) 2% Organic Milk ¾ tsp (4 ml) salt
- ¼ tsp (1 ml) pepper 2 cups (500 ml) shredded cabbage
- 2 tbsp (30 ml) chopped fresh parsley 3 cups (750 ml) cooked rice
In a large non-stick skillet, cook beef over medium-high hears for about 8 minutes or until browned then removed to plate and wipe out skillet. Return to medium heat Melt butter in a skillet and cook onion, thyme, and chilies for about 5 minutes or until softened and then stir flour until coated. Slowly whisk in milk, salt, and pepper and cook stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes or until thickened and starting to bubble. Add cabbage and return beef to skillet; simmer for about 2 minutes or until cabbage is tender-crisp Sprinkle with parsley and serve over rice. Makes 4 servings.