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Free Weight Loss Recipes and Healthy Diet

Eating right and maintaining a healthy weight is not all that difficult. In fact, I am very sure most of you already know pretty well what is best. By cooking healthy meals from weight loss recipes and participating in sports activities, you should find losing weight not a problem at all.

Start by adopting an approach for losing weight naturally. Stick to a diet that is high in complex carbohydrates and fibre, but moderate in protein, and low in fat. I have included some free weight loss recipes for you to demonstrate how to achieve that.

Many people believe that “no fat” means “non-fattening.” However, the truth is, you are often getting just as many calories from the no-fat version, and those calories may not coming from fat. So, do not be misled and start to believe that you can eat any amount of the foods that are advertised as “fat-free”. Instead, eat healthy food prepared using the weight loss recipes.

The best way to respond to hunger is with healthful snacks such as a slice of whole-grain toasted bread. Instead of skipping meals, eat snacks. Just remember that if you want to lose weight naturally, you have to keep track of every food you eat and of every activity that you do. Learn to cook healthy and delicious from weight loss recipes. That is also one way to motivate yourself.

Below are some simple weight loss recipes for healthy snacks:

Avocado, cheese, and flavoured tuna


1 cucumber
1 small tin of flavoured tuna
1 avocado block cheese (your choice depends on your preference)

How to Prepare:

Quite easy. I just thought it up the other day and I haven’t tried it yet but it sort of gives a substitute instead of using cracker biscuits.

Slice the cucumber to reasonable thickness. Put a slice of cheese on the cucumber. Then some avocado then finally some flavoured tuna on top. Great snack!

Zero Carbs Chicken Wings


3 lbs. chicken wings
6 T. Hot Sauce
1 Stick Butter
2 qts. cooking oil
Lawry’s Seasoned Salt

How to Prepare:

WINGS: Cut whole wings at joints and discard tips. Sprinkle wings liberally with Lawry’s Seasoned Salt. Deep fry until golden brown and crispy. Drain on paper towels.

SAUCE: Combine melted butter and hot sauce in a large bowl, mix well. Add wings and coat evenly.

This recipe is for mild wings-add extra hot sauce for more heat. Serve with bleu cheese and celery.

Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms


8 oz cream cheese,
softened 5 or 6 slices of bacon,
fried crisp
1 small onion, chopped – or less
15-20 large mushrooms

How to Prepare:

Preheat oven to 350.Take the stems out of your mushrooms, reserving 4 or 5. Clean your mushrooms well and set aside.

Chop your onion well, and chop up the reserved stems.

Fry your bacon til crisp, reserving the grease. Cook your onion and stems until tender in the bacon grease. Drain the grease and add onions/stems to the softened cream cheese. Crumble your bacon in cheese mixture. Combine well. Scoop some into each mushroom cap. Bake for about 10-15 minutes on baking sheet with edges, then broil to brown the tops. YUMMY! Great refrigerated and reheated in oven the next day!

Dave Lu is a health and fitness enthusiast. He researches, writes articles and reviews on various weight loss and health care products available in the market. You can visit his review site at Best Weight Loss Products Review for more information.

Chinese Teapots Ancient And Modern

The history of tea drinking goes back way before the invention of teapots. One story about the origin of tea as a drink credits a Chinese Emperor, Shen Nung, from the 3rd century BCE, as the inventor. It’s said that he was boiling drinking water while sitting under a tea tree when some of the leaves fell into the water, and he enjoyed the taste so much that he continued to drink tea for pleasure. Another says that a Buddhist monk, in the process of a long meditation, became tired and cut off his drooping eyelids, throwing them on to the ground, where a tea plant suddenly sprouted. When the monk made a drink from the leaves, he found it helped alleviate his tiredness.


Whatever the true origins of tea drinking, we believe that the plant was first cultivated in China around the 4th century CE, when wild plants were brought to the country from India. Originally, the leaves of the tea plant were hand-rolled, dried and ground into powder, which was mixed with salt and made into balls to be dissolved in hot water to make the drink. Later, the dried powder was used on its own, and mixed with hot water in a bowl. It wasn’t until some time in the Ming Dynasty (14th to 17th century) that using the whole leaves became popular, and this was when the first Chinese teapots seem to have come into existence. These early Chinese teapots were made of clay, and probably used not only for brewing the tea, but also for drinking it. Of course, China was famed for its use of clayware, such as porcelain, and soon Chinese teapots were in demand in Japan, where the tradition of tea drinking quickly took off, and subsequently around the world.


Today, Chinese teapots and other china products are still highly valued. But recently, glass teapots have become really popular, too. These have the great advantage that the tea leaves can be seen brewing, swirling around in the transparent bowl of the pot, and it’s easy to see when the tea has reached the preferred strength. Glass teapots are also just as good at retaining heat as china ones, and are very easy to clean (especially as it’s easy to see when the residue has been removed). With the recent popularity of whole flowers, such as jasmine, peach, peony, and orange, being used to make tea, glass teapots make the whole process one to be really cherished and enjoyed; just steep the flower in boiling water for three to five minutes, and watch it open while the flavors are diffused throughout the drink.


There’s a whole range of glass teapots to choose from, including traditional Chinese teapot shapes, and more modern ones designed especially for flowering teas, such as the Shan glass teapot, which is tall and slender, allowing the flowering tea to be displayed at its best. Try using a glass teapot the next time you have friends around, and you’ll see just how much of an impression it (and you!) make!


For both traditional Chinese teapot and modern Glass teapot, check out The Exotic Teapot company. You’ll be sure to find what you’re looking for among their great range.

Healthy And Cheap Recipes For Your Family

What mom doesn’t want to find healthy and cheap recipes to serve her family? In today’s world, it is getting harder and harder to find good affordable food that you can actually serve to your kids. Junk food is usually cheaper and of course, it’s also easier to whip up or just buy and serve. This has created a society where children struggle with obesity and parents are constantly in a battle over healthy food.

Healthy food doesn’t have to cost a lot, but you do need to be willing to prepare it yourself. The premade meals that are so common these days are expensive, particularly if they are healthy, so look for your own recipes and you will be able to change the way your family eats while on a budget.

Healthy and cheap recipes are actually not difficult to find. Places like offer quick and easy recipes that you can whip up in no time and on a budget. However, you can also create your own.

If you understand the basics of meal planning, including a protein, vegetable, and grain, you can come up with your own recipe. A grain base such as rice or pasta is a great way to start. Then work on a topping that incorporates vegetables and protein. Sautéing onions, celery and garlic will get you off to a good start for any sauce. Add tomatoes or cream for a pasta sauce, or include some meat or beans as a protein.

There’s really no reason not to experiment with the various combinations that your family has enjoyed in the past. If they liked spaghetti and meatballs, try the same thing with different veggies, blend cooked broccoli or spinach into the sauce or add some squash puree for creaminess and added nutrition without having to pay huge sums of money.   

Healthy eating really doesn’t require a lot. You can even make perfectly balanced meals from canned food, all you need to do is plan ahead a bit. Chop up a cooked chicken breast and add it to a simple broth, along with chopped carrots and parsley and you have a very simple, yet healthy meal. Ad some beaten egg and you up the protein content without spending more than a few pennies.

You’ll find that many healthy and cheap recipes are really very simple. There’s no need to get very complicated . . . a simple meal of rice with beans and a little flavoring can be just what you need for a quick and easy dinner and it can feed your family for just a dollar or two, depending on whether you buy canned beans or opt to cook your own.

Healthy and cheap recipes combined with meal planning on a budget can really make all the difference in your family’s health and happiness. Everyone will be happier when they enjoy proper, healthy food that is prepared in the home and you don’t need a ton of time to manage it.

Looking for healthy and cheap recipes? has plenty of quick and easy recipes so you can feed your family cheaply without compromising on quality.