Healthy Food Recipes

Posted by on September 19, 2009 | No Comments

Healthy food recipes are mostly dictated in afternoon and morning television programs. If you’re lucky enough, you may get a chance to experience a live cooking show presenting healthy food recipes inside a shopping mall or in a public area. For the most part, huge food companies and restaurants sponsor the preparation of healthy food recipes. Elaborate decorations and heavy stage arrangements are being organized along with an invitation to a special guest who is usually a popular movie celebrity. The celeb guest will be assisting the chosen chef in setting up the healthy food recipe.

Oolong tea is popular in the Orient nations and considerably a healthy food recipe to watch out for. Its alternative name is Wu Long Tea which similarly tasted like green tea. It is one of the nutritious beverages that are rich in polyphenols. Polyphenols are plant substances containing antioxidant powers helping lower the risks of cancer and heart ailments. It was formerly called Vitamin P. So back to oolong tea, it acts as anti-obesity agent, cholesterol reducer and protection from tooth decay. Coming from sinensis plant, oolong tea aids in digestive problems, powers up immune system and helps prevent the risk of bone disease like osteoporosis. This brown-colored tea allows the building of stronger bones and lessens the buildup of cholesterol levels. Definitely, oolong tea makes healthy food recipe for the entire family.

Here is a healthy food recipe called “Sweet beef chuck steak with oolong tea”. The ingredients include 3 to 4 gingers, 2 to 3 oolong tea bags, 1 pineapple, 1/4 cup of brown sugar, 3 cups of water, 2 kilograms beef chuck steak, 1/4 cup of soy sauce, 2 tablespoons of canola oil or olive oil and 1 chopped green onion.

Here is the method for the healthy food recipe. First is to get the pineapple and peel. Take out the inner core of the tropical fruit so you may cut the pineapple into rings. Next is to boil 3 cups of water and place the gingers and tea bags. Let it remain for 10 minutes. Pull out the tea bags and allow the water to cool. Place the beef chuck steak into a bowl and add the cooked liquid. Put a cover and let it stay in the refrigerator for at least 4 to 5 hours.  Set the oven for 400 degrees Fahrenheit. To make a sweet glaze, mix the brown sugar and soy sauce in a saucepan and cook it for 4 minutes over medium heat. Put two skillets in medium heat and pour 1 tablespoon of canola or olive oil to each pan. Then add the pineapple rings on the first pan and get the beef chuck steak from the marinade and lay it over the other pan. Put some glaze over the beef and heat 2-3 minutes per side depending on your preference. Do not overcook. You may turn over the side when you see a golden crust forming. Cook the beef in the oven until 155 degrees Fahrenheit for 9 to 10 minutes. While roasting you may brush the glaze so the sweet taste remains. On the other pan, brush the glaze on the pineapples and turn each side every 2 minutes. Take out the beef from the oven and let it cool for 4 minutes. Slice the beef chuck steak and place the green onion on top. Serve the meal with pineapples.  That’s it for a healthy food recipe.


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