Fast, Healthy Meal Ideas To Get You On-Track in the New Year

Treat yourself to better health in 2010 with recipes that feed your mind and body. Eliminate lethargy, digestive issues, sugar cravings and other roadblocks to quality living by cooking delicious, balanced meals.

Are you dedicated to eating healthier in the New Year? Good for you!

All too often, healthy intentions go awry when the convenience and habits of your old ways prevent you from moving forward with positive change. Don’t let this happen to you!

To fight old habits and make wellness easy, check out these fast and nutritious meal ideas. You’ll say goodbye to processed foods forever.

Miracle Noodles with Stir Fried Veggies

If you miss the chewy taste of pasta, you must check out calorie-free, gluten-free Miracle Noodles. These Japanese konjanku noodles are not only gluten-free and calorie-free, low-carb, and high in fiber, so they’ll even help you achieve your weight loss goals! Plus, they can be used in a wide variety of recipes.

Gluten sensitive? Suffer from candida? This gluten-free miracle noodle comfort food recipe is for you:

For the vegetables – Sauté finely chopped onion in raw, unfiltered olive oil. Once the onions turn translucent, add chopped garlic, ocean vegetables such as soaked wakame, and non-starchy veggies such as zucchini, green beans, and bok choy. Cook for 5-7 minutes, then add spinach. Once the spinach had begun to wilt, remove from heat.

For the noodles – Rinse konjaku Miracle Noodles and pat dry. Sauté them quickly in a teaspoon of raw butter, ghee or coconut oil, then add the previously cooked stir-fried veggies and, if you’d like, a Body Ecology sauce such as the Gingery Carrot Sauce.

Tip: Because there’s so much fiber in this meal, this meal makes you feel full with less food.

Wild-Caught Salmon with Green Salad

Salmon is the perfect health food: rich in omega-3 essential fatty acids and high in protein. Paired with a heaping serving of savory greens, it’ll keep you going strong all day long.

Miracle Noodles

If you’re looking for a gluten-free answer to pasta, try Miracle Noodles! Miracle Noodles, also known as konjaku or shirataki noodles, are a high fiber, gluten-free, calorie-free, carb-free delicious alternative to regular pasta. Unlike noodles made from grain-based flours, konjaku noodles are made from yam flour of the konnyaku imo tuber. And they do more than satisfy cravings, they also are outstanding to help you achieve your health and weight loss goals. Eat to your health with Miracle Noodles today!

We absolutely love Dyan’s recipe for Salmon with Julienne Vegetables and Pumpkin Seed Pesto in Parchment Paper, especially because clean up is so easy!

Once you’ve put the salmon in the oven, rinse and coarsely chop a variety of organic leafy green vegetables, such as kale orcollards. These dark, leafy greens rich in chlorophyll and help cleanse your blood.

A great way to prepare cruciferous vegetables, like kale and collards, is to simply boil them. Here’s how:

Start with one pound of washed kale or collards. In a large pot, bring at least two quarts of water to a boil. Cut the kale or collards into narrow strips and if the stems are thicker than a pencil, trim them off, cutting them into 2-inch lengths. Place the thick stems into the water and let boil for five minutes. Add the cut kale or collard leaves. Cook until the stems are very tender, usually 5 to 15 minutes. Drain and serve drizzled with coconut oil or olive oil and a sprinkling of Celtic Sea Salt.

For a delicious, mineral rich bonus, add sea vegetables, like Hijiki (or Arame) with Onions and Carrots, a popular recipe from The Body Ecology Diet book. Sea vegetables are a must if you are trying to restore your vitality and health, improve your thyroid function or overcome mineral deficiencies created by years of eating unhealthy, toxin-laden, processed foods.

If you’d like, try a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, and season with herbs to your personal taste preferences.

Probiotics In Every Meal For Balance and Health

To incorporate probiotics– the friendly microflora in your gut – into these meals, add a  half-cup side dish of delicious cultured vegetables, such as these gingery cultured vegetables that are great as a beginner recipe. Or drink just 2 oz. of your favorite probiotic liquid, like young coconut kefir with every meal.

Probiotic-rich fermented foods and drinks are a great addition to each meal to aid your digestion, provide balance with the sour taste we often miss and help give you that all-important energy boost.

These delicious meal options will get you on your way to beautifully prepared Body Ecology meals that will please your palate and delight your whole family.

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