A balanced diet is necessary for both good nutrition and health. You are shielded from a variety of degenerative noncommunicable diseases, including cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. A balanced diet that limits salt, sugar, saturated fats, and trans fats from industrial production is crucial for good health.
To test a range of diets, see the list of 8 healthy dishes below!
Apple Spice Hummus
In this dish, chickpeas are blended with unusual—yet festive—ingredients including sliced apple, peanut butter, and apple pie spice. With carrots or whole grain crackers, serve it as a side dish.
Beet and Apple Salad
Any holiday buffet would benefit from the addition of these oven-roasted red beets with crisp green apple slices and chopped pistachios on top. Beets, apples, and pistachios are all highly high in antioxidants, so it also happens to be incredibly nutrient-dense.
This keto-friendly side dish contains only 2.4 grams of net carbs and 4 grams of fat per half-cup serving. Brussels sprouts, broccoli rabe's cruciferous cousin, are bursting with antioxidants. Along with fiber, vitamins A, C, and K, and a variety of minerals like calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, and manganese, it is also a good source of fiber.
Fig and Walnut Wild Rice Dressing
In this rich, gluten-free recipe, wild rice, a whole grain alternative to classic refined white bread stuffing, is combined with two joyous holiday ingredients: figs and walnuts.
The ultimate comfort food is soup, and this vegan version can even replace turkey with plant-based ingredients. 13 grams of protein and 9 grams of fiber are contained in one serving. Additionally, one of its primary components, lentils, has been connected to a lower risk of diabetes, a few malignancies, and heart disease.
This vegan recipe only contains 65 calories and is seasoned with extra virgin olive oil, which is good for the heart. With only 3 grams of net carbohydrates, it has a very low carbohydrate content. In addition, mushrooms are the only plant-based source of vitamin D, an essential ingredient for strong bones, healthy muscles, and a robust immune system.
Roasted Red Potatoes
This roasted version of mashed potatoes, which is cooked with olive oil and rosemary, won't make you feel sluggish or heavy like standard mashed potatoes can. Additionally, studies suggest that eating potatoes in their skins increases their antioxidant potency by roughly 12 times.
Sweet Potato Wedges
To create crispy wedges with delicate interiors, this vegan and gluten-free sweet potato recipe trades butter for garlic-flavored olive oil. Sweet potatoes, which are rich in vitamin A, help maintain the immune system and eye health. They also supply manganese, a mineral required to make collagen for strong bones and skin.
Just 61 calories are in each serving of this straightforward, healthy salad. It may also be prepared quickly, which makes it ideal for balancing labor-intensive sides that are high in carbohydrates.
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