Healthy Meals

Meral Loves Healthy Cooking

Arugula mix, Israeli couscous, chopped red peppers and raisins. Lemon chicken breast.

One of Orlando, Florida’s most highly sought after personal trainers Meral Ertunc has been cooking healthy meals and showing people how to food shop for more than 25 years. Meral has a love for creating tasty, low calorie, low carb, yet very delicious healthy meals with incredible flavor.

Meral’s secret recipes have never been shared or published. She prepares dishes using natural ingredients, no-salt herbs and spices, fat free cooking spray but you’d never know it. Her meals are usually salt free, dairy-free, low- or no sugar, gluten-free.

Meral works with clients who are struggling to stop eating junk food, fast food, sweets, carbs…whatever the weakness. It takes time to change habits and there is no trick to stopping except for putting down the fork, snack or dessert.

Meral says that keeping track of calories, ingredients, fats, salts, sugars, carbohydrates is important while training. Healthy food is an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and controlling weight. Weight loss and maintenance is food-driven and important.

Your body reacts to healthy food and meals which are different for everyone.  With today’s hectic lifestyles it is very challenging to eat right. But what you eat determines whether you’ll be fit. You cannot workout and expect miracles if you’re not taking in the right foods. You can’t starve yourself either.

Meral insists that food is 85 percent of weight control and body sculpting success.

Healthy cooking requires replacing the unhealthy ingredients, substituting them with ingredients that will taste similarly if not better and be better for you.

Turn Favorite Recipes Into Healthy Recipes

You may have a health issue and need to replace salt, fat, butter, sugar, oil, gluten, dairy, nuts. You may need to use different ingredients to increase the flavors and decrease the salt.

Some of these are done with preparation other can be done with salt-free seasonings or flavorings from lemon or other natural sources. Whatever your meal or food restrictions or challenges, Meral can help to address them with minor and sometimes major but simple changes.

Everyone eats differently and has unique food needs for their individual weight and health goals. Meral can take you grocery shopping and help you make better food choices. Have Meral come to your home and do a kitchen walkthrough to find out what you should pull from your cabinets, counters and refrigerator to keep in line with healthy eating habits.

Grilled Eggplant

Grilled Eggplant

Shrimp with Snow Peas and Peppers

Shrimp with Snow Peas and Peppers

Salmon, Noodles and Vegetables

Salmon, Noodles and Vegetables