How can I eat healthy when my family eats so unhealthy (want recipes)?

Question by ℬℓỉѕѕƒυℓdяεąmsღ: How can I eat healthy when my family eats so unhealthy (want recipes)?
I’m concerned about my health. I want to eat healthier but my family brings home too much junk food for my 3 siblings. I do have willpower but I never have anything else to eat for dinner or when I get hungry, so I turn to the unhealthy food. I do have fruits and vegetables but I don’t like eating them by itself. Any tips on how to eat healthy? Also anyone know any recipes with healthy food that taste good? (I like avocados.)

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Answer by Emma
I’m impressed! Good for you in desiring/seeking a healthy alternative..

One of the simplest remedies, for when you are depending on someone else to provide the ingredients for your meals, is a ‘chef salad’ of sorts:

1) put lettuce in a bowl (spring greens are awesome and can be purchased pre-packaged; romaine lasts a long time..simply moisten a paper towel or two, squeeze dry and wrap the lettuce with it, then place in a plastic bag in the fridge)

2) pile on cooked shredded/chopped meat of any sort you have in the fridge

3) chopped hard boiled eggs

4) cooked pasta or rice

5) any fresh or canned vegies you like

6) sprinkle with shredded or diced cheese of your choice (including parmesan/romano/asiago types)

7) add your favorite dressing or salt/pepper/oil/vinegar & croutons or crumbled crackers or bacon or toasted sunflower seeds

Mix or match or add additional ingredients to your liking.

This quick meal includes fiber, protein, carbohydrates, etc and can be quite filling and healthy…

edited to add: perhaps you could add to the family grocery list so that you have some of these ingredients on hand?

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Why are the best tasting foods usually the most unhealthy, while healthy food typically doesn’t taste as good?

Question by : Why are the best tasting foods usually the most unhealthy, while healthy food typically doesn’t taste as good?
Since the begining of time, shouldnt we have been more focused on making the healthy foods taste amazing.
We have, for example, McDonalds and Burger King. Shouldn’t those been like, for example, Salad King and Healthy Burger?

Why are the best tasting foods usually unhealthy?

BQ: You favorite healthy food?

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Answer by onelove898
the temptation of the forbidden fruit

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Kids Eating Unhealthy Fastfood Value Meals More Often

Ashley Bade, a pediatric dietitian with Newton-Wellesley Hospital, talks to WCVB TV in Boston about how parents and kids are turning to value meals instead of kids’ meals. Value meals are often very high in calories and fat and could be affecting children’s health. Childhood obesity is on the rise.
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Why are the healthy options at fast food places unhealthy?

Question by Puckprincess: Why are the healthy options at fast food places unhealthy?
Even if they have decent nutrition info like calories and fat, why am I hearing to avoid those places even with decent healthy options?

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Answer by Barrett
crazy irony, they are “healthy” unhealthy foods.. I guess they are slightly healthy compared to their OTHER crazy caloric options!

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Why is so called healthy food more expensive than so called unhealthy food?

Question by statickema: Why is so called healthy food more expensive than so called unhealthy food?
It seems the fewer calories, the greater the price. Surely not the best way of encouraging people to take up so called healthy food.

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Answer by sarge927
Simple equation of supply and demand — if people are willing to pay those outrageous prices for the so-called “healthy” food, the manufacturers keep producing it and keep charging too much for it.

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Why is it that food that is healthy usually tastes awful, but unhealthy food tastes great?

Question by MortalGuardian: Why is it that food that is healthy usually tastes awful, but unhealthy food tastes great?
If evolution were true, then why has evolution set us up for a failure like this? Why aren’t we programmed to enjoy eating healthy food like fruits and vegetables- it would be to our benefit if we were.

Evolutionists: explain.

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Answer by ~~Birdy~~
If we had stayed natural, living off the land, we would be healthier. It’s unnatural, processed foods that are the problem.

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How to Avoid Unhealthy Foods that Seem Good For You

Expand the description and view the text of the steps for this how-to video. Check out Howcast for other do-it-yourself videos from vinzfeller and more videos in the Better Health category. You can contribute too! Create your own DIY guide at www.howcast.com or produce your own Howcast spots with the Howcast Filmmakers Program at www.howcast.com The supermarket is full of foods that sound healthy but are actually full of fat, sugar, additives, and calories. Learn how to tell the good from the bad. To complete this How-To you will need: 100% whole-wheat and whole-grain foods Plain yogurt Loose tea or tea bags Food with the Whole Grain Stamp Step 1: Beware of de-fatted foods Beware “fat-free” and “reduced fat” foods. Many are heavy on sugar and additives, and therefore high in calories. Step 2: Get the "whole" thing Don’t be fooled by the word “multigrain.” Just because a product has a lot of different grains doesn’t mean any of them are the healthy “whole grain” kind. Check the label: If the first ingredient is “100 percent whole wheat” or “whole grain,” you’re good. Tip: Look for products that bear the Whole Grains Council’s “Whole Grain” stamp of approval, which means the item contains a least half a serving of whole grains. Step 3: Understand "All Natural" Understand the term “All Natural.” For meat and poultry, it means that the product has no artificial flavors or colors, synthetic ingredients, or chemical preservatives. For all other foods, the