Here are Just a Few of the Many Healthy Foods to Eat. Make the Right Choice.

Which healthy foods to eat should you include in your cooking and meal preparation? Well you can prepare fast healthy meals with any of these.

Learning to cook is an important life skill to have. But there is so much more to it than just learning the basics of cooking.

Knowing what effects different foods have on the body will help a lot when it comes to choosing healthy foods to eat and cook.

The benefits of a healthy diet are too many to list. The nutrition pyramid is a great way to work out what you should eat the most of, and what to keep at a minimum.

When it comes to preparing fast healthy meals, consider some of these foods, and how you can incorporate them. You can include them in all different types of fast healthy meals.

These are just a few of the many healthy foods to eat so you get plenty of vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients.

There are lots of reasons to eat healthy foods. Here are just a few.

  • You'll have more energy and vitality.
  • Helps to control your weight.
  • Control of blood fats and helps prevent heart disease.
  • Helps to control blood glucose levels and avoid complication if you have diabetes.
  • It also helps prevent diabetes.

So be sure to learn more about different healthy foods to eat. Search around and read what you can. The more you read about good foods and understand them, you'll want to include more of them in your cooking recipes.

Healthy Foods To Eat

Each of these are very healthy foods to eat so include them as much as you can in your cooking. There are many I have not included like 'oats', but none-the-less eat these foods and you will surely feel the benefits of a balanced healthy diet.


Raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries...Fresh or frozen, these are fantastic foods for you.

They're a good cheap way to add flavor to desserts, yogurt and smoothies. They're very good for balancing blood sugar and a great source of antioxidants.

Blueberries are among the lost of top 10 healthiest foods also known as 'power foods'. Very healthy foods to eat.

Try this blueberry muffin recipe.


Eggs are among the healthy foods to eat. They add protein to your diet along with many nutrients. Egg contains the highest quality food protein known. It's almost perfect.

Eggs are packed with heaps of nutrients. One egg has 13 essential vitamins and minerals and only 75 calories. Eggs are also a great source of high-quality protein.

They including all nine essential amino acids, and the fats they contain are healthy unsaturated fats. Eggs contain two antioxidants that contribute to eye health, Lutein and Zeaxanthin.

For fast healthy meals, make a frittata with vegetables. Try to keep your intake to max 2 yolks per day.


Natural yogurt is made by the natural fermentation caused by good bacteria.

Yoghurt is nutritionally rich in protein, calcium, riboflavin, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12. Because it has been through a chemical change it has much more of a health benefit than just plain milk.


Raw nuts and seeds are a great source of fibre and protein. Sunflower seeds, almonds, walnuts are all a great source of good fats. Like everything, moderation is important.

Don't feast on them, but rather have a handful or two once or twice a day. They are also great for weight loss as they have the ability to se-press your hunger pangs. These are wonderful healthy foods to eat.

There is a big confusion on what buckwheat is. It's actually a seed and not a grain. It's in the grain family because it acts similar to grains and it does not actually have any wheat in it.

It's very good for you. You can make a cereal with it like porridge, or you can just cook it and use it in pancakes, salads or something like buckwheat patties with salad.

It stabilizes your blood sugar so that it does not spike which gives you a feeling of feeling fuller for longer. It's very high in minerals and vitamins and tastes great.

This has to be one the best healthy foods to eat. Try including buckwheat in some of your fast healthy meals.


Vegetables are great for you... including spinach. Popeye the Sailor Man alway used it and he was very strong!

Spinach has a high nutritional value and is extremely rich in antioxidants, especially when fresh, steamed, or quickly boiled.

Spinach and Silverbeet along with other green leafy vegetables, is considered to be a rich source of iron.


Garlic has numerous health benefits. It can stimulate your immune system, Garlic contains a lot of iodine which helps people who suffer from hyperthyroid.

Garlic aids weak digestion because it stimulates the secretion of gastric juices, and is powerful against tumor-formation (including cancer) due to its sulfur and selenium content.

Studies found that garlic even offers protection against the influenza virus.


This is not actually a rice at all. It's a 'grass'.

Wild rice is high in protein, dietary fiber, and low in fat. Like true rice, it does not contain gluten. It is also a good source of the minerals potassium and phosphorus, and the vitamins thiamine, riboflavin and niacin.


There are plenty of ways to cook lentils. They are part of the legume family and are highly nutritious.

They have plenty of protein and are high in fibre. If you're a vegetarian then this food is a great source of protein.

Apart from a high level of proteins, lentils also contain dietary fiber, folate, vitamin B1, and minerals.

If you include these in your cooking recipes, you will surely see and feel the benefits of a healthy diet. They're highly nutritious.

If you'd like to include them in a few fast healthy meals, you can pre-cook them and keep them in the freezer. Just defrost them for salads etc.


Tomatoes are believed to benefit the heart among other things. They contain lycopene, one of the most powerful natural antioxidants.

They can help reduce the risk of cancers and other illnesses. You only have to take a good look at how healthy the Mediterranean diet is to see the benefits of a healthy diet.

You can make fast healthy meals with tomatoes, capsicum (bell peppers), cucumber, olives and a little Greek fetta. A beautiful Greek Salad. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

Author's Bio: 

Lance Thorne is an experienced qualified chef with over 17 years experience.