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How to Prepare Healthy Meals

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Prepare Healthy Meals

Food is your body’s fuel and in order for the body to function properly, the fuel needs to correspond to its needs. Thus, all of us should focus on creating a balanced diet and preparing healthy meals on a daily basis. This can be tough in the beginning, because you will need to reorganize your meals, groceries and routines, but it is not impossible.

A healthy balanced diet is important because it preserves our bodies in the top-notch condition, provides the essential nutrients and affects our mood, sleeping routine and metabolism. Also, a balanced diet includes five smaller meals a day which will eliminate hunger and prevent you from overeating, thus maintaining a proper function of your body. In order to get you started, here are several essential ingredients you will need to start consuming and preparing for your healthy diet.



All of your main meals should contain about 60% of carbohydrates. They are the main calorie components of your diet and can help you maintain optimal energy levels and requirements on a daily basis. However, you should refrain from consuming too many carbohydrates because too many of them leads to weight gain and spiked levels of sugar in your blood. The best option is to stick to “good” carbohydrates which can be found in grains, bread, rice, some sweets and food that contains sugar.


Your meals should also be rich in protein. They are essential because they help the body develop and grow adequately and can protect you from various infections. In order to incorporate more proteins into your diet, you should turn to foods such as dairy products, eggs, fish, hazelnuts, walnuts and lean meat. Also, some beans and other types of vegetarian food contain the necessary proteins. Many of protein-rich ingredients can be mixed together into a healthy recipe and prepared on the stove or in your commercial oven. The end result will be a healthy meal, prepared in your favorite way and rich in all the necessary nutrients.


Healthy Fats
Healthy Fats

Even though many people try to stay away from them, fats are actually an important part of a healthy meal. Our bodies use those fats in many different ways; for example, the membranes of the cells in our bodies are made of fats, fats can keep us warm because they make a layer under our skin and they can provide us with the necessary energy for the day. However, you should be careful with the amount of fats you are consuming and remember to stay away from trans fats and processed foods. These unwelcome fats can increase the levels of LDL cholesterol (the ‘bad’ one) and lower the HLD (‘good’) one. The best source of good fats for your meals includes unprocessed oils, such as the extra virgin olive oil.

Fruits and veggies

Fruits and Veggies
Fruits and Veggies

Half of each meal should contain vegetables or fruits. Fruits and veggies are important because they are rich in various vitamins, fiber, water and they are low in fats and calories. If you plan your meals around fruits and vegetables, you are bound to create a nutritious meal that is low in calories but extremely beneficial for your body. Moreover, many fruits and vegetables are a good source of necessary minerals and antioxidants which can preserve your body in many different ways, including prevention of cancer and cellular repair. So, in order for each of your meals to be healthy, you should focus on incorporating green leafy vegetables that are high in iron and folic acid, yellow and orange fruits rich in potassium and vitamin C, as well as many other colors of fruits and veggies. The more colors you incorporate in each meal, the more optimal levels of minerals and vitamins in your body will be.

Healthy meals are a part of a healthy diet which is a part of a healthy body and mind. So, if you want to achieve all this, you should focus on incorporating these essential nutrients in your every meal. All of them are easily prepared in various different ways and you can even eat some of them raw. However, don’t forget to also get the daily dose of exercising and your body will be completely healthy.

Emma Joyce

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Emma B. Joyce is blogger based in Australia. She is a true home decor and DIY fanatic. Emma is interested in music and also is a big reading enthusiast. Finding new designs and patterns is her daily task. She got hooked on home accessories and decorations during her traveling and now cannot stop searching for new inspiration.

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  1. Shalini

    August 26, 2017 at 12:46 am

    Hi Emma, I strictly follow healthy diet because on very first day of gym I got instruction from my training instructor that only running/exercises/workouts are not going to make you healthy, food is also important!! Really love this post!!
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  2. Ivan Stankovic

    October 18, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    Your informations are great ….. we all know that the food important in our lives ….. unfortunately we dont have much time for a proper feeding …. if we all take a pause and make efforts for the good food we all gonna have a better life
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  3. Riccardo Marco

    January 22, 2018 at 12:38 pm

    Thanks for the information, I will definitely use these ideas!!!


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  4. Fish Oil

    March 18, 2018 at 11:30 pm

    Thanks for the information, I will definitely use these ideas!!!


  5. saaqib jilani

    March 19, 2018 at 8:10 am

    an article i was looking for! iv been struggling to make healthy food tasty, nice post


  6. Prep Your Food

    April 10, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    I have a really bad diet and I need some info to turn it upside down. Thanks for this awesome post! I need some protein for my gym visits.


  7. Kirsten N

    April 10, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    Great blog! Thanks for sharing this one. Why not take our time to prepare such healthy meal if it’s only simple like this. It’s for our own sake by the way.


  8. Steve

    April 21, 2018 at 2:13 am

    Great Read! Fruits and Vegetable should go higher!


  9. Natalie

    April 30, 2018 at 11:20 pm

    Yes food is so important! You can exercise for hours each day but if you don’t change your eating habits and eat healthy, exercising is a waste of time. I feel for people who workout hard but then go and eat junk food afterwards.
    Thanks for sharing your tips!


  10. sarah

    May 12, 2018 at 11:18 am

    Awesome article, great read just what I’ve been looking for. thanks


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    May 27, 2018 at 1:00 am

    Looks so delicious and i am already feeling hungry. I will definitely try some day. Currently learning how to make India recipes through http://www.sanjeevkapoor.com


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    June 27, 2018 at 2:15 am

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  13. Ali hussain

    August 7, 2018 at 12:41 pm

    Great information thanks for sharing with us


  14. Stanley Ho

    August 10, 2018 at 5:18 am

    really helpful post .inspiring and knowledgeable. i found this website helpful too. I’ll try do cook it 😀


  15. Copper Compression

    August 21, 2018 at 3:03 am

    Great points here. Fats are always seen by most of the people as an enemy especially for those who are on a diet plan. They still need it but on a limit. That’s why there is what we called a balanced meal. Just follow the proper proportion of food, no more, no less. Just a proper amount.


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    September 7, 2018 at 6:25 am

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