Healthy Recipes

wheat berry salad

Wheat Berry Salad With Dried Apricots and Spicy Citrus Dressing

Looking for a sturdy salad that holds up to any summer BBQ, picnic or potluck that comes along? We’ve adapted a recipe from Tufts University featuring whole grains and sun-kissed dried apricots in a lively dressing. This salad contains wheat berries, which are the whole, unprocessed kernels of wheat. This tasty nutritious ingredient can be found in natural food stores and many supermarkets. They are a bit time-consuming to cook, but we’ve included a time-saving method below.

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Quinoa Salad

Quinoa Salad

Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) is a healthy, high-protein, gluten-free alternative to grains. It is actually a seed and is considered a complete protein and a superfood. Quinoa has a light nutty flavor and is extremely versatile. I often use it in place of rice and toss it on salads and into soups. This quinoa salad is perfect as a side dish or you can throw some grilled fish or chicken on top for a main course. Give it a try!

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Grilled Steak Tacos with Pickled Peach and Onion

Grilled Steak Tacos with Pickled Peach and Onion

Weary of the same tiresome summer grill standards? Us too! We’ve adapted a Prevention Magazine recipe that offers a fresh and flavorful respite from the same hotdog and burger fare. Don’t be put off by the pickled peach and onion mixture, as it’s super easy to throw together and will make your dinner guests think you slaved away in the kitchen all day! Swap out corn tortillas if you are going gluten-free.

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Zesty Tofu, Avocado, And Quinoa Salad

Adapted from a Prevention magazine recipe, comes a salad that is as simple as it is tasty and healthy. It features quinoa, a grain that is not only full of fiber, but also loaded with plant-based protein. But, the starring role of this salad goes to the luscious avocado that sometimes gets a bad rap for its high fat content. However, this seemingly decadent fruit is actually high in monounsaturated fat that helps increase good HDL cholesterol.

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Summer Smoothie

Summer Smoothie

Summertime and the living is easy! As the temperature soars, ditch the stove and reach for your trusty blender. The following recipe is a great option for a protein- and vitamin-rich meal replacement or snack. Feel free to tweak the ingredients to your liking.

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Warm Kale-and-Barley Salad

Warm Kale-and-Barley Salad

Adapted from a Prevention magazine recipe, this hearty warm salad is a wonderful side dish. Toss in your favorite protein (tofu, lean meat or nuts) and it’s transformed into a satisfying main dish.

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Pumpkin Curry Soup

Pumpkin Curry Soup

This tasty soup is very easy to make and a colorful addition to holiday meals. Canned pumpkin puree is an easy source for the mashed cooked pumpkin. Or, you can make your own puree by roasting a small pie pumpkin and whipping the flesh in a blender or food processor.

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A bowl of traditional italian minestrone soup with ingredients

Classic Minestrone

Do you yearn for comfort food, but despise spending hours in the kitchen? Have we got a recipe for you! Adapted from a Prevention magazine recipe, this no-hassle minestrone is on the table in less than 30 minutes. What’s more, this tasty traditional Italian soup is full of fiber, veggies and protein-rich beans.

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Lemon Chicken

Lemon Chicken

Looking for a quick and delicious entrée that doesn’t involve a take-out menu? Adapted from a Prevention magazine recipe, this is one “fast food” that will delight your taste buds without abandoning your healthy diet resolutions. Pair with roasted red potatoes and a salad and you have a meal that the whole family will love … in less than 30 minutes!

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