Healthy Recipes & More

Here is an alternative to mashed potatoes for Thanksgiving, ideal for those of you cutting out white carbs (potatoes, rice, pasta, etc). Parsnips are a very light yellow and look like funky carrots. They do have quite a bit of sugar/carbohydrate, but are healthier than......

This is a fresh, delicious slaw nothing like the store-bought, goopy stuff filled with mayonnaise. It’s a perfect recipe for any time and goes well with tacos, barbecue or just as a salad. It’s also perfect for a potluck or party since it should be......

Healthy, filling and tasty, this soup is perfect for fall. If you omit the ham and use vegetable stock, it’s vegan. Serve with toasted whole grain bread or homemade croutons. Mushroom Barley Soup Serves 6-8 3 TBSP olive oil 2 large or 3 medium onions,......

This is from Bon Appetit magazine. I followed the recipe exactly except for the addition of the chili.  Healthy, easy and delicious. Broiled salmon with scallions and sesame 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice 2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 teaspoons honey 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons vegetable oil ½ teaspoon sesame seeds,......

This easy recipe from Food and Wine magazine is as good as the best fried chicken (without actually frying). Serve with a hearty grain (like farro or brown rice) and a green salad. Coriander-and-Almond-Crusted Chicken Legs Ingredients: 1/2 cup whole blanched almonds 2 1/2 tablespoons......

Here’s a hearty, healthy, vegetarian one-pot meal loaded with protein from the beans. The soup tastes rich and filling due to the starch given off from both the beans and the pasta. Pair it with a salad and dinner is done. I used the escarole......

Here’s a great slow cooker recipe for the filling for chicken tacos. It’s super easy and a lot of fun since everyone can add their own toppings. You can easily double the recipe for a fun taco party. Try them with pickled onions (see recipe......

It’s probably no surprise that Dr. Mattai makes AMAZING Indian food. Here’s the simple, tasty and healthy recipe for her lentils. Enjoy. Dr. Mattai’s Lentils 1.5-2 cups mixed lentils (ex: brown, orange, green) 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp turmeric 7-8 garlic cloves, 5 peeled and......

¼ cup sugar ½ vanilla bean 1 ½ pounds slightly under-ripe Bosc pears (or pear of your choosing) 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons water 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces Preheat oven to 375°F. Place the sugar in a small bowl. With......

This is my favorite chicken enchilada recipe. I make it whenever I have a bunch of leftover chicken. The recipe comes from a very old Cooking Light recipe that I modified slightly. Chicken Enchiladas 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided 2 cups leftover chicken, shredded or......

This recipe comes from our one-and-only, amazing office manager, Claudia, who likes anything with Jarlsberg cheese. Grilled Chilies with Cheese 4 Anaheim green chilies 4 approx 1-2 oz pieces Jarlsberg  cheese, in long strips or chunks 1 TBSP olive oil salt/pepper   Cut tops off......

I adapted this recipe from a Bon Appetit recipe for shrimp tostados. This is surprisingly easy, relatively light and so delicious. The pickled onions are a must. You can skip the sour cream, or use low fat sour cream or non-fat plain yoghurt to cut......

Israeli Couscous with Halloumi, Corn, Peas and fresh Herbs – serves 8-10 1-2 cups Israeli couscous 
Kosher salt 1/2 package frozen corn, thawed 1/2 package frozen peas, thawed 1 tablespoons plus 1⁄4 cup olive oil, divided Freshly ground black pepper 8 ounces Halloumi cheese, sliced......

Niçoise Salad – serves 6 1.5 lbs cooked thick fish fillet or steak (ex: halibut, tuna, salmon, or steelhead trout) 1-1.5 lbs yukon gold potatoes, cut into quarters. 1 lb haricot verts or green beans, trimmed and cut 3-6 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and halved. 3/4......

These turkey burgers are the best you’ll ever eat. I serve them on the those whole-grain sandwich thins rather than a burger bun. Also, you can skip the sour cream sauce, but as you can see in the picture, just 1-2 TBSP is all you......

Sweet Potato Roast — Adapted from Smitten Kitchen website Serves 8 3 tablespoons salted or unsalted butter, melted 3 tablespoons olive oil Coarse salt and black pepper or red pepper flakes to taste 
4 pounds sweet potatoes or yams, peeled and sliced thin (I sliced......

This recipe comes from the fantastic food blog– Smitten Kitchen. If you haven’t seen it before, check it out. As noted below, she adapted it from Nigel Slater’s cookbook Eat. This is the first dessert “recipe of the week”, but I like it because it......

Lobster Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce (Serves 3-4 for lunch, 2-3 for dinner) 1 tbsp butter 1 tbsp olive oil 2 medium shallots, diced 2 medium shallots, diced 3 medium garlic cloves, sliced thin 6-7 small ripe, plum tomatoes, diced (or 1 can chopped tomatoes)......

This recipe is super easy and you can make a small amount to feed just a family of 4, or a larger amount to feed a whole crowd (hence the loose quantities written below). I often bring this to potlucks since it can be assembled......

Here’s a recipe that’s great for summer- light, refreshing and healthy. It’s an amalgamation of several chicken recipes, mostly based off the recipe for Julienne’s Chicken Salad from the LA times archives. Tarragon Curry Chicken Salad 1/2 bunch celery, finely chopped 1/2 bunch green onions,......

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Hi all, cooking is one of my hobbies and I thought I’d share some of my recipes and how I stay fit. These recipes are what I call “healthy-ish”. You’re not going to find any rich, fattening desserts or heavy pastas and carbs. (Yes, I......

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