Heart Healthy Cooking

Heart Healthy Cooking

Tantalizing heart healthy cooking with stir fry shrimp and low fat diet to overcome depression and over 100 sugar free low fat recipes.Researchers who study depression, its causes and treatments have come to the belief that diet is one of the most effective ways to help prevent and treat depression.

A number of nutrients are necessary to maintain brain health. Nutrients such as amino acids, omega 3 fatty acids, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, magnesium and zinc are all important in fighting depression and keeping your mind healthy. So no matter what kind of diet you and your family are on, finding a few depression recipes containing these nutrients can not only strengthen your body but your mind and mood as well.

The following recipe will get you started on planning your own depression busting meals while keeping your body healthy as well. This recipe is both low fat, low sodium and low in sugar making it the ideal meal for those who are trying to lose weight, watching their blood sugar levels, and who are trying to achieve optimum heart health. Loaded with vitamins and minerals as well as great taste this simple stir fry takes only minutes to make and can be made anytime of the year.

This recipe contains shrimp, which contains both omega 3 fatty acids and the amino acids L tyronsine, which is an amino acid used to treat mood swings and mild depression. Bell peppers which contains both vitamin C and B6, and onions and garlic to add extra taste and spice to this fantastic dish.

Shrimp And Pepper Stir Fry

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・ 1 pound of medium or large frozen shrimp cooked and shelled with the tails cut off

・ 1 each large red, green, orange, and yellow bell pepper. Seeded and cut into strips

・ 1 medium onion peeled and cut into strips

・ 1 clove garlic cleaned and diced

・ 2 Tablespoons olive oil

In a wok or large sautee pan, place the 2 Tablespoons olive oil and heat. Then add the onions and garlic and cook until the onions are tender before adding the rest of the ingredients. Cook until the shrimp is heated through making sure the peppers are a bit on the firmer side (unless you like your bell peppers softer.)

Place on dinner plates and serve (makes 4 servings)

For those who want a more hearty meal this stir fry can be served over brown and long grain rice.

Variations of This Dish

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There are many variations of this dish that you can try. For those who really love their seafood try adding a few scallops, some crab, or even orange roughy along with the shrimp. Or try combining or substituting chicken and adding a few carrots and perhaps some tomatoes as well.

Turning Your Stir Fry Into A Salad

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Of course, you can use the same ingredients and instead of making a stir fry, you can make a healthy depression fighting salad. Simply Thaw the shrimp, use some raw spinach or mixed greens and use the pepper and onion strips raw. You can make a great salad dressing using lemon juice or low fat cream cheese and milk mixed into a blender until thin enough to pour and seasoned with garlic, chives, and little dry Italian seasoning.

Recipes such as this can help you to get and maintain not only a fit body, but a fit mind as well.


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