This recipe is courtesy of Chef Alina Z.Below is a recipe featured in her new book, “Single and Hungry: A Realistic Guide to Food & Self-Love,” featuring 30 plant-based recipes + bonus healthy snacks, coming out on Valentine's Day!
For an easy meal prep dish that is as delicious as it is good for you, whip up this quick tuna salad. You can store it for about five days, and can be eaten as a sandwich (make it gluten-free by putting it in a lettuce wrap) or a side to another meal.
Do you know what’s better than snow cones on a hot day? Homemade popsicles. These healthy popsicles are loaded with goodness — so good, you might even let the kids have one for breakfast. Here are a few of my favorite popsicle recipes.Recipes courtesy of Happy Money Saver
I am not ashamed to say that as a child, I loved Hamburger Helper. I loved it so much that I specifically requested it at a sleepover, a story my family friend has never let me forget. Apparently, I told her that my mother makes this wonderful dish that I thought everyone would love for dinner — the illustrious Hamburger Helper. So when we were presented with the challenge of making a healthy grain recipe, my very first thought was to make my own healthy and frankly, upgraded, version of Hamburger Helper.My first hurdle was the name. Everyone I told had the same (shocking, to me) reaction of semi-disgust and disbelief. But I persevered and I’m glad I did. I used ground turkey, whole-wheat fusilli, grated Parmesan, a touch of heavy cream and butter, and garlic to put together a completely tasty, creamy, satisfying dish. Think of it this way: It’s almost like a turkey Bolognese replacing the tomato stew-like base with creamy cheesy goodness. (Jury’s still out on a new name.)The saltiness of the Parmesan and the slight sweetness of chopped tomatoes worked so nicely alongside the lightness of the lean ground turkey and the creaminess of the whole thing made it feel slightly indulgent while still being healthy. That my boyfriend got up from the table and went for seconds should be testimony enough.
A simple soup cannot only take you through a cold winter but right into spring with it’s fresh ingredients. It is a simple quick fix that my whole family loves especially when made with easy House Foods Shirataki Noodles. It can be made with chicken and fish sauce or those can be omitted and it is vegetarian or vegan, just check your individual products to make sure. This can be gluten free also if you make sure the hoisin sauce is also gluten free or omit it. This recipe is courtesy of Noshing with the Nolands.
These healthy granola bites are the solution to all your snacking needs. They’re filled with nutritious ingredients, but are just sweet enough to avoid tasting like a virtuous health-food.This recipe is courtesy of Mel’s Kitchen Café.
Our healthy mac and cheese has fewer calories and less fat without sacrificing the trademark cheesy flavor and hearty satisfaction that mac and cheese brings to the dinner table. Using a butternut squash purée as a base creates a luscious and creamy consistency that is poured over the noodles. In our recipe, we’ve also opted to use a quick and easy frozen purée that cuts down on prep and cook time.
I'm not one for salads. They're just not indulgent enough for me. In fact, if I have to make one, I sneak a little cream into the dressing just to make a point. But when I wanted to make something quick, I knew that a salad was one of the easiest options. To force myself into salivating for one, I thought hard about what my favorite ingredients are to have in a salad and came up with chicken, corn, heirloom tomatoes, and spinach. With some quinoa and a few additional touches, I am now just a little bit more in favor of salads. I think you will be, too.
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