I need help adding to my healthy recipe collection! we are getting in a rut with eating the same things over and over!! My husband and I do try to eat healthy (as we both need to lose poundage!!) i am looking for some simple, quick, healthy dinner time meals and snacks (we have twins at home and he works 12hrs/day 6 days a week…so PLEASE ver SIMPLE and QUICK)!!!!! Thank You!!!
When I’m looking for healthy, quick recipes, I’ve been hitting Martha Stewart”s website lately. She has alot of “light and healthy” choices, and they’re usually pretty quick to make. Here’s a real good one for you to try..(Good luck losing the poundage)..
***Chicken Stir-Fry Wraps***
1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, halved horizontally and thinly sliced
Coarse salt and ground pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, halved and thinly sliced
1 large red bell pepper, ribs and seeds removed, thinly sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons grated peeled fresh ginger
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
3 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch, mixed with 1 tablespoon water
12 to 16 Boston lettuce leaves (about 2 heads)
Season chicken with salt and pepper. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over high heat. Add half the chicken; cook, stirring constantly, until opaque throughout, 2 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Repeat with remaining chicken.
Add remaining tablespoon oil to pan, along with the onion and bell pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, until onion is tender and golden, about 4 minutes (reduce heat if browning too quickly).
Reduce heat to medium; add garlic, ginger, and red-pepper flakes; cook, stirring, until fragrant, 30 to 60 seconds.
Stir in soy sauce, vinegar, and cornstarch mixture; remove from heat. Add chicken and any accumulated juices; toss to coat. Serve in lettuce cups.
****Caesar Salad with Spicy Shrimp****
4 corn tortillas (5-inch)
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
Coarse salt and ground pepper
3/4 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/3 cup light mayonnaise
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish
4 anchovy fillets, rinsed and minced
1 large head romaine lettuce (1 1/2 pounds), cut into 1-inch pieces
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place tortillas on a baking sheet. Brush both sides with 1 teaspoon oil; sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, and season with salt and pepper. Bake until golden brown and crisp, turning once, 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool, then break into pieces.
Heat broiler. In a large bowl, toss shrimp with remaining teaspoon each oil and chili powder. Season with salt and pepper. Lay shrimp flat on a broiler pan, and cook until browned and opaque throughout, turning once, 3 to 4 minutes.
In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, lime juice, Parmesan, anchovies, and up to 2 tablespoons water. Season with salt and pepper.
To serve, toss lettuce with dressing. Divide among plates, and top each with shrimp and broken tortillas. Garnish with more Parmesan.
Healthy Dinner Recipes?
My husband and I are both over weight and we are trying to eat healthier. I need more dinner recipes. I’m tired of eating chicken and green beans. Please help!!! Also I have young children so they need to be somewhat kid friendly.
Almond-Crusted Chicken Fingers
Instead of batter-dipped, deep-fried nuggets, we coat chicken tenders in a seasoned almond and whole-wheat flour crust and then oven-fry them to perfection. With half the fat of standard breaded chicken tenders, you can enjoy to your (healthy) heart’s content
Canola oil cooking spray
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/4 cup whole-wheat flour
1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
4 large egg whites
1 pound chicken tenders
1.Preheat oven to 475°F. Line a baking sheet with foil. Set a wire rack on the baking sheet and coat it with cooking spray.
2.Place almonds, flour, paprika, garlic powder, dry mustard, salt and pepper in a food processor; process until the almonds are finely chopped and the paprika is mixed throughout, about 1 minute. With the motor running, drizzle in oil; process until combined. Transfer the mixture to a shallow dish.
3.Whisk egg whites in a second shallow dish. Add chicken tenders and turn to coat. Transfer each tender to the almond mixture; turn to coat evenly. (Discard any remaining egg white and almond mixture.) Place the tenders on the prepared rack and coat with cooking spray; turn and spray the other side.
4.Bake the chicken fingers until golden brown, crispy and no longer pink in the center, 20 to 25 minutes
EatingWell’s Pepperoni Pizza
Pepperoni pizza gets a healthful makeover with whole-wheat pizza dough and a flavorful tomato sauce that, thanks to the addition of pumpkin puree, provides extra beta carotene and fiber. We’ve topped the pie with low-fat turkey pepperoni, but if you like, use your favorite sliced vegetables instead
1 pound prepared whole-wheat pizza dough, (see Shopping Tip), thawed if frozen
1 cup canned unseasoned pumpkin puree
1/2 cup no-salt-added tomato sauce
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 ounces sliced turkey pepperoni (1/2 cup)
1.Place oven rack in the lowest position; preheat to 450°F. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
2.Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to the size of the baking sheet. Transfer to the baking sheet. Bake until puffed and lightly crisped on the bottom, 8 to 10 minutes.
3.Whisk pumpkin puree, tomato sauce and garlic powder in a small bowl until combined.
4.Spread sauce evenly over the baked crust. Top with mozzarella, Parmesan and pepperoni. Bake until the crust is crispy on the edges and the cheeses have melted, about 12 minutes.
Really healthy yummy recipe for dinner!?
This is one of the most delicious and easy healthy dinner recipes that you will find. Not only is it extra yummy, but you don’t have to stand at the stove all day muttering under your breath. You’re done in about 15 minutes!
Here’s what you’ll need to create this quick and easy meal –
• 1 medium package whole wheat soft tortillas
• 1 package of fresh baby spinach
• 1 8oz package low-fat mozzarella
• 1 can organic black beans
• 1 Tbsp black pepper
• 1 jar veggie salsa of your choice
First, you will heat the beans on medium low heat until they are hot. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and spray a cookie sheet or pizza pan with non-stick spray.
Chop your baby spinach finely.
Get 8 tortillas ready and spoon about 2-3 tbsp of the heated beans on one side of each tortilla. Sprinkle a dash of pepper on the beans, and add a tablespoon or two of the mozzarella cheese.
Place these in the oven, open, for about 8 minutes, or until the cheese is nice and melted. Take them out of the oven and add 1 to 2 tablespoons of spinach to each tortilla.
Fold the tortillas while the cheese is still hot, and cut each one into 4 quarters. You can dip these in the salsa, and they are yummy!
If you like a little spice in your food, sprinkle a dash of cayenne pepper on each quesadilla before you put it in the oven.
Healthy, Tasty, Simple dinner recipe. DETAILS:?
priority # 1 is to have a healthy dinner recipe. I would prefer if beef/chicken is involved, however fish is also an option for me. Next comes tastiness and simplicity. I want something my maid can easily cook.
Quick links to other web pages are also accepted as responses so long the three aspects above are covered. Thanks a lot.
OK, now I’m jealous because I don’t have a maid cook for me. But, my hubby cooks for me most of the time. I looked through my recipes and here’s what I recommend. The chicken is awesome- I substitute potatoes for the fennel because I don’t like fennel.
Perfect Roast Chicken
The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook
Rated: 5 stars out of 5
Cook Time:1 hr 30 min
Yield: 8 servings
1 (5 to 6 pound) roasting chicken
Freshly ground black pepper
1 large bunch fresh thyme, plus 20 sprigs
1 lemon, halved
1 head garlic, cut in half crosswise
2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter, melted
1 large yellow onion, thickly sliced
4 carrots cut into 2-inch chunks
1 bulb of fennel, tops removed, and cut into wedges
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
Remove the chicken giblets. Rinse the chicken inside and out. Remove any excess fat and leftover pin feathers and pat the outside dry. Liberally salt and pepper the inside of the chicken. Stuff the cavity with the bunch of thyme, both halves of lemon, and all the garlic. Brush the outside of the chicken with the butter and sprinkle again with salt and pepper. Tie the legs together with kitchen string and tuck the wing tips under the body of the chicken. Place the onions, carrots, and fennel in a roasting pan. Toss with salt, pepper, 20 sprigs of thyme, and olive oil. Spread around the bottom of the roasting pan and place the chicken on top.
Roast the chicken for 1 1/2 hours, or until the juices run clear when you cut between a leg and thigh. Remove the chicken and vegetables to a platter and cover with aluminum foil for about 20 minutes. Slice the chicken onto a platter and serve it with the vegetables.
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Asian Grilled Salmon
Rated: 5 stars out of 5
1 side fresh salmon, boned but skin on (about 3 pounds)
For the marinade:
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
3 tablespoons good soy sauce
6 tablespoons good olive oil
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
Light charcoal briquettes in a grill and brush the grilling rack with oil to keep the salmon from sticking.
While the grill is heating, lay the salmon skin side down on a cutting board and cut it crosswise into 4 equal pieces. Whisk together the mustard, soy sauce, olive oil, and garlic in a small bowl. Drizzle half of the marinade onto the salmon and allow it to sit for 10 minutes.
Place the salmon skin side down on the hot grill; discard the marinade the fish was sitting in. Grill for 4 to 5 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fish. Turn carefully with a wide spatula and grill for another 4 to 5 minutes. The salmon will be slightly raw in the center, but don’t worry; it will keep cooking as it sits.
Transfer the fish to a flat plate, skin side down, and spoon the reserved marinade on top. Allow the fish to rest for 10 minutes. Remove the skin and serve warm, at room temperature, or chilled.
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Greek Orzo and Grilled Shrimp Salad with Mustard-Dill Vinaigrette
Recipe courtesy Bobby Flay
Rated: 5 stars out of 5
3/4 pound orzo, cooked al dente
1 large cucumber, seeded, quartered lengthwise, and sliced
3 green onions, thinly sliced
1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup chopped fresh dill, plus extra for garnish
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/2 cup olive oil, plus additional for brushing shrimp
Salt and freshly ground pepper
3/4 pound feta cheese, crumbled
16 medium shrimp, peeled and de-veined
Combine orzo, cucumber, green onions, and tomatoes in a large bowl. Place dill, vinegar, and mustard in a blender and blend until smooth. With the motor running, slowly add the olive oil and blend until emulsified. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Pour the vinaigrette over the orzo mixture and stir well to combine. Gently fold in the feta cheese.
Heat grill to high. Brush shrimp with oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill for approximately 2 minutes per side or until just cooked through. Divide orzo salad among 4 take-out containers or plates and top with 4 shrimp. Garnish with additional dill.
I usually say Happy Cooking- but in this case, I’ll say Happy Eating!
Healthy family dinner recipe?
can some one Give me a dinner recipe that I can cook for my family tonight. I Just need a simple recipes because I am one of the worst cooks ever but they agreed I could try to make my family healthier by cooking 1 healthy dinner once a week.
That’s a great idea! If you want your family to be healthy and live well, they need to eat well. Here is a site that has tons of recipes for you and your family! Just click on a recipe that sounds good to you.
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