Healthy Recipes

In my quest to find recipes that fit my new lifestyle, I happened upon some really delicious looking options while grocery shopping.  My local store Giant has a free magazine called Healthy Ideas and I was impressed by what was inside.  I'd like to share some of them with you.

If you try any of these recipes, please leave feedback in the comments section.  I'd love to hear whether you liked it or not!  To healthy, happy cooking!




Healthy Snacks/Appetizers


Spiced Chickpeas Julie Menounos MS, RD, LDN

Beans are a good source of fiber, protein and folate.  Try these spices with your favorite bean, pea or lentil!

Kale Chips Larissa Chapkovich

Rich in vitamins A, C and K, which help to promote a strong immune system, kale is also a good source of calcium and potassium.


Tuna Patties Sylvia B. Emberger, RD, LDN

Canned tuna is packed with protein, provides omega-3s, and is an easy ingredient to keep on hand.  Serve tuna patties plain, topped with a slice of cheese or on a bun with tomato and lettuce.


Puddle Day Muffins - Great for the kids! Sylvia Warner, MEd, RD, LDN

 

Fruits and veggies are low in fat and provide fiber and an abundance of key nutrients.  Having fun with your food is an easy way to include more fruits and veggies into your family meals and snacks.


Cucumber Mango Raita Valerie Waters, RD and Chef Eric Henkle

 Indian cuisine is among the most complex and flavorful in the world, but the benefits go far beyond taste.  Indian recipes involve an impressive array of fresh vegetables, lean proteins, herbs and spices that give them a lower calorie content and a thumbs-up in health!

Mock-a-mole - giantfood.com

 Don't like avocado?  Then make this recipe using asparagus!!


Baked Tortilla Chips - giantfood.com

 A healthy and inexpensive alternative to store bought tortilla chips.


Entrees/Sides


Curry Yogurt Chicken Kabobs w/Cucumber Mango Raita Valerie Waters, RD and Chef Eric Henkle

Some dishes use yogurt to lend a rich, creamy consistency and tone down the heat from fresh peppers or chilies.  When preparing Indian food at home, you can use reduced-fat or Greek-style yogurt to get that authentic flavor without the added fat. 


White Chicken Chili - Mary Ann Moylan, RD, LDN, CDE and Chef Dan Keebler

A piping hot bowl of chili is a winter weather staple.  Perfect for a game-day party or one-dish weeknight dinner, chili can be endlessly customized with different meats, vegetables and toppings.

Vegetarian Chili - Mary Ann Moylan, RD, LDN, CDE and Chef Dan Keebler

You may be surprised that with the right ingredients, a hearty chili can be as nutritious as it is delicious.  Here are a few ways to pack your bowl with nutrient-rich flavor, while keeping fat, calories and sodium in check:

  • If using meat, make it lean.
  • Add a variety of fiber-filled beans, like kidney, pinto, garbanzo, navy and cannelloni.
  • Choose a variety of fruits and vegetables, including carrots, green peppers, onions and tomatoes, or even butternut squash, pineapple or pumpkin.
  • Spice it up!  Chili powder and cumin give chili its traditional kick, but you can also use other herbs and spices to add flavor without adding fat or calories.

Jazz up brown rice with pineapple chunks, red bell pepper and scallions.  Yum!


Roasted Green Beans - giantfood.com

Give your green beans a makeover with olive oil, pecans and shallots.

 

 

Stay well!

Jaime ~ The Migraine Diva

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