Healthy recipes for a healthy lifestyle. Learn about food substitutions, and get healthy eating options for the whole family. Quick and easy healthy recipes.

Cheesy Cruciferous Casserole

Cruciferous vegetables are my favorite anti-cancer vegetables. There’s a lot of clear clinical research on the health benefits of broccoli, brussels sprouts, and their relatives. However, because they can be somewhat bitter when cooked, cruciferous vegetables are ones I find my patients most reluctant to try. One way to begin enjoying a food you’re less […]

Amaranth Power Patties

It’s a great idea to add some meat-free meals into your dietary rotation. I sometimes feel like I don’t get something to really bite into if I’m eating a lot of super grains or beans. Turning the nutrient-packed grain amaranth into a patty gives me something to sink my teeth into while still being relatively […]

Caprese Toast

A caprese salad is a simple, delicious, refreshing salad of tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella. It’s a great dish which relies on extremely high quality ingredients for maximum flavor impact. I love caprese salads, but you can only really enjoy them in the summer, because the hothouse tomatoes available the rest of the year simply aren’t […]

Greek Meatballs

Store-bought meatballs are too often padded out with filler like soy and extra fat for ‘juicyness’. Homemade meatballs are easy to make, you can control the ingredients, and you can easily control the portion size. These are an easy family favorite that can be served on their own, incorporated into a pasta or grain dish, […]

Twice-Baked Potatoes

Twice-baked potato recipes are often an excuse to load you up with salty, preserved meats and way too much cheese and sour cream. This recipe takes a much lighter touch to deliver a much healthier recipe that your family will love. Don’t sacrifice any of the creamy interior or crunchy skin, but do enjoy all […]

Tzatziki: Savory Greek Yogurt Sauce

Yogurt is not just for breakfast. Don’t get me wrong, yogurt is great as a thickening protein source in a smoothie or as a binder for a bowl of fruit, but yogurt is also great as a savory ingredient. Savory tzatziki is a tangy Greek sauce for meat, rice, and bread. It’s a better addition […]

Creamy Quinoa Bake

Creamy Quinoa Bake
Sometimes the best way to introduce a new food is to blend it with an old food. If you or your family members have been nervous to try quinoa, this creamy, cheesy casserole should be a delicious, gentle introduction. Ingredients 1 teaspoon + 4 teaspoons olive oil 1 clove garlic, smashed or finely sliced (omit […]

Power Protein Pancakes

Power protein pancakes
These high protein pancakes use low fat, high protein cottage cheese with rolled oats to make a great, quick, gluten-free pancake. Because these are made without any sugar, you can use them as a savory pancake for dinner, dressing them up with nuts, herbs, or rolling vegetables in them. If you want something sweet and […]

Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie

A smoothie is a great on the go breakfast, pick me up after exercising, or, in this particular case, a lovely sweet dessert. This one uses cottage cheese as a protein source and thickener, and the combination of vanilla and honey for natural sweetness. If you’d like a bulkier smoothie with more vegetables, try adding […]

Protein-packed Cottage Cheese

Cottage cheese is high in protein, which helps control hunger and build muscle, and calcium, which is great for your bones. It does this with about a quarter of the calories of cheddar. I sometimes have plain cottage cheese as a quick snack, but I really like to use it as a substitute in recipes […]

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