(Closed) What are your go-to healthy recipes?

posted 6 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I do a lot of grilled meat (chicken, fish, pork tenderloin) with bean salads.  My husband’s favorite is “salsa” salad with black beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, fresh cilantro, and bell pepper, and dressed with a little bit of olive oil oil, lime juice, salt + pepper, and cumin.  I also do  cannellini beans with roasted red pepper, onion, and feta dressed with lemon juice, olive oil, salt + pepper, and some fresh basil. 

Quick, easy, and tastes like summer.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Whole wheat pasta with marinara sauce

Salad with grilled chicken breast

Curried lentils

Veggie stir fry and brown rice

I have a question for you too! What’s in that green smoothie that you mentioned? πŸ™‚

 

Post # 5
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Honey bee

I’m obsessed with skinnytaste.com

Ive tried tons of her recipes and they are all pretty easy and fast to prepare (under 30 minutes). 

 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

I usually stick to lean grilled chicken, marinated in some olive oil and spices, maybe topped with some basil and tomatoes.  I usually add brown rice, and a vegetable of FI’s liking. I’m really bad and SUPER picky about veggies, so usually it’s his call.  Sometimes we’ll do a grilled chicken spinach salad.  If I’m making something that has several veggies I don’t eat (really, I only each spinach, VERY THINLY SLICED tomatoes, and corn), he’ll make me a fruit smoothie after dinner.  But I try to keep the healthy dinners to lean grilled meat (we pretty much only eat chicken), brown rice, whole wheat pasta with a light sauce–think: lemon, EVOO, garlic, shallots,  and a bit of white wine.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Our quickest healthy recipe is to cook some whole grain pasta (just watch the serving size) and while its cooking add frozen veggies (we like simple peas and carrots or mixed veggies).  Then when its done we do some sort of a healthy sauce, either marinara or some vegan queso or some heart healthy cream of mushroom soup.  While all of this is cooking up we either steam cook some chicken breast (in the microwave using either ziplock microwave steam bags or our new microwave steam tray, it takes like 5 minutes) and cut it into bite sized pieces, or skillet cook some frozen soy crumbles (they are just like ground beef, morning star or boca make them).  Be sure to season the protein choice.  Then add it into the pasta dish.  Voila!  We call this our “bowl dinner”  It is really comforting, and it is our go-to recipe if we both realize at dinner time that we have nothing planned.

Side note: the vegan queso may sound weird, but its basically made up of vegetables and nutritional yeast which is a huge source of b-vitamins and protein.  This one is good, or I use this recipe and store it in a jar in the fridge ahead of time.  Only 10 calories per serving.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

My year round favorite is Salsa Chicken in the crockpot (1 lb chicken, 1 thing of salsa, put in crockpot and come home to amazing food!)

I love roasted veggies. Put any type of veggie (broccoli, brussel sprouts and aspargous are our favorites and toss with olive oil-salt-pepper and throw it on the grill and throw in the oven (I think putting on grill would work too). Careful on the olive oil, while it is healthy fat, it is fat/high calorie. Could try some of those “spray butters” but I never have. 

Best thing to do is make at least half your plate at every meal veggies, if you don’t have time for the roasted veggies or don’t like them, we also have a bag of the green giant steamers in our freezer. So easy to pop in the microwave for 5 minutes. I know this isn’t a recipe but some quick veggie ideas I think will get you started in the right direction!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@BrookieCookie9:  i love roasted veggies!  have you ever tried using olive oil spray instead?  It really lightens up the olive oil.  I actually make cauliflower without ANY oil like this, and then dip it in bbq sauce like chicken nuggets.  I got that “recipe” from chocolatecoveredkatie.com

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@MrsNerdy:  I JUST purchased an olive oil sprayer last night for this reason! I am so excited to use it (I do WW so i bought the WW version of the sprayer)

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