Healthy Recipes for the Family

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When planning a meal for the family, it is a good idea to cook healthy dishes. By cooking healthy dishes, you are ensuring that your family gets proper nutrition, which can prevent illness and disease. When preparing healthy recipes, remember to always wash your hands. Here is a healthy meal that you can prepare for your family.

Tuna Melts

For this recipe, you will need: 4 slices of toasted whole-wheat bread, 2 sliced tomatoes, 1/2 cup of shredded sharp cheddar cheese, 2 tbsp. of low-fat mayonnaise, 12 oz. of canned chunk light tuna in water, 1 tbsp. of lemon juice, 2 dashes of salt and 1 dash of pepper. Drain the tuna. Mix together the tuna, cheese, mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Spoon the tuna out onto the bread. Slice the tomato and place each slice on top the sandwiches. Sprinkle the top with salt. Bake in the oven on 350 degrees, for 10 minutes.

Broccoli Bacon Salad

For this recipe, you will need: 1 minced garlic clove, 1/4 cup of low-fat mayonnaise, 1/4 cup sour cream, 1 tsp. sugar, 4 cups of chopped broccoli crowns, 1 8 oz. can of chopped water chestnuts, 4 slices of cooked crumbled bacon and 3 dashes of pepper. Whisk the garlic, sour cream, mayonnaise, sugar and pepper in a bowl. Fold in the remaining ingredients.

Watermelon Fresca

For this recipe, you will need: 8 cups of cubed seeded watermelon, 1 cup of water, 1/3 cup of sugar, 1/4 cup of lime juice, 1 liter of chilled club soda and a sliced lime. In a blender, blend divided amounts of the ingredients. Refrigerate the drink until it is chilled. Garnish with a slice of lime.

Roasted Peach Sundaes

For this recipe, you will need: 3 ripe peaches; halved and pitted, 1 tbsp. of brown sugar, 2 tsp. of lemon juice, 3 cups of non-fat vanilla frozen yogurt and 6 crumbled gingersnaps. Mix the peaches, brown sugar and lemon juice in a bowl. Place the peaches, cut-side up, on a baking sheet. Bake the peaches in the oven, on 350 degrees, for about 20 minutes. Put the peaches in a bowl and top each with a small scoop of frozen yogurt. Sprinkle the gingersnap crumbs on top.

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Kristal Blanford writes for her local entertainment magazine, as well as Demand Studios, and eHow. She also maintains a public blog and website and has been writing for the Web for four years. Blanford holds a visual communications degree, with a photography specialty. She graduated from Ivy Tech College in Evansville, Ind. She also studies health, nutrition and Web design.

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