Thursday Kitchen NYC
Eating Healthy Can Be Fun!
With so many foodie websites out there, it takes something truly special to stand out. So congratulations on finding us! We aim to deliver a real insight into maintaining not just a healthy body, but doing so with a very satisfied palate as well. Believe us, it is possible to dine superbly – both at home and when out and about – if you know what to do and what to look for. Our team of culinary experts ranges from professional nutritionists through to chefs, food critics and some of the biggest names in the restaurant business. So enjoy exploring our site and we hope you dine well!
Tricks For Preparing Your Food
One of our award-winning chefs suggests that many of the principles used within the restaurant kitchen can easily be performed at home. These save time, reduce food wastage and will add that extra dimension to all domestic cuisine. Here are a few secrets they’re willing to share:
How To Design A Diet Plan
We’ve all heard about the millions of ‘plans’ out there for healthy yet satisfying dining, but it is actually easier than most people think. If looking to drop a few pounds, just use portion control – and these tips will make that so much easier.
1) Eat regular meals. Three a day with an occasional snack keeps the belly sated and away from grumbling. It doesn’t take much, just use common sense and try to make breakfast the key meal of the day.
2) Protein is your friend! It needn’t be meat – beans are just as good and arguably much better thanks to their mineral content. When combined with fibrous vegetables they will make a meal so much healthier and also filling. Try to incorporate both of these with every meal.
3) Size your plate. A great tip for portion control is to use a smaller plate. Sounds simple, but it does work wonders. Make sure that at least half is a nutritious and extremely low-calorie salad or maybe even a ratatouille.
4) Plan your meals ahead. This does not need scheduling. You can cook for a week and then pick and choose which portion/meal you wish throughout the week. Get home from work and not in the mood for a stew? Have a soup or salad instead. Effective meal planning involves variety!
A Perfect Dinner Menu
One of the beautiful aspects of planning your meals ahead is that you should be able to dive and delve into a wide range of foods throughout the week. What is better than a little portion of salmon/smoked tofu curry (it really does get better a couple of days after cooking) to make up the protein? Combine it with a properly baked potato – just as good when reheated – and a huge salad of greens, pine nuts, olives, and diced tomato. That’s how to make a very filling, nutritious and superb meal together in a matter of minutes.
For dessert? We’d all like a lovely cheese board – but maybe save that for a monthly treat. A bowl of lemon sorbet with raspberries and a little maple syrup is packed with nutritional goodness for a tiny amount of calories.
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