Simple Healthy Recipes

How to Make a Grilled Portobello Burger

This grilled mushroom burger is better than a regular beef burger. Honestly! You get the same feel of having a patty and all the tasty toppings in between a bun, but you won’t feel lethargic after downing a bunch of beef. The portobellos get a nice, smoky flavor from the grill, plus the garlic, onions and goat cheese pair perfectly with it. Diced tomatoes and fresh greens add some crisp, and all the toppings are situated within the mushroom cap. Now that’s what I call a burger!

How to Make Grilled Chicken with Peach Sauce

These sweet things are just what you need this week. Smoky grilled chicken breasts pair perfectly with peach salsa. Fruit and meat really were made to go together, and this recipe proves it! You can use freshly peeled and chopped peaches or frozen, prepared ones, depending on how much time you have. While the confection-like fruit mixture is simmering on the stove, you can switch gears and grill up the chicken. Spoon a bit of the sauce over each piece of chicken before you serve it. Yum!

How to Make a Black Bean Burger

There are lots of people who want to try being a vegetarian but have a hard time finding recipes that don’t have 20 ingredients. Problem solved! This black bean burger is sure to be a staple in your weekly meals. It’s quick, tasty and only 11 ingredients. Here’s the trick: after you form the patties, chill them for about 20 minutes so they are firm when you cook them. Make extras and freeze them for a quick healthy snack that’s perfect for hungry kids right after school. See you in the kitchen!

How to Make Baked Salmon with Corn Relish

Try to learn to love fish. Many of us have had bad experiences eating fish that wasn’t very fresh (and was fishy tasting) or fish that wasn’t prepared correctly. The trick to fish is to buy it fresh and never overcook it. This salmon with corn relish is a super simple recipe (just 4 ingredients) that takes no time to make. Be sure and make up a batch of my secret spice recipe (video is available on my website) which adds flavor and not calories. Once the fish is in the oven you’ll have just enough time to put the relish together before the fish is done.

How to Make Shrimp and Pea Rice Bowl

This could be the poster-child for clean eating. Light seafood and peas with plenty of protein and fiber make a refreshing yet nutritious combo. When cooking the shrimp, you’ll see them turn opaque and pink, but watch closely so they don’t overcook. It can happen real fast! To stave off possible hunger later, make a pot of rice (extra points for brown rice!) and serve your shrimp and veggies over it. Garnish with sliced avocado, and you’re all set to enjoy this beautiful shrimp and pea rice bowl.

How to Make Watermelon, Bacon Feta Salad

It seems like a weird combination but you’ll be amazed. Start with crisp watermelon pieces. Add a couple of slices of cooked bacon crumbled up into small pieces. Sprinkle a little feta and fresh mint over the top, and it’s done! This summer salad is refreshing, flavorful and beautiful to look at. Bring it to your next gathering and friends will be begging for the recipe.

How to Make Roasted Vegetable Pasta

Here’s a pasta recipe that’ll surely get you a serving or two of vegetables. Start by mixing up a marinade (olive oil, sherry vinegar, basil, garlic, Dijon mustard, salt and black pepper). This tasty dish comes together quickly and has lots of great flavors.  It's a vegetarian dish that is hearty and robust.

How to Make Roasted Chicken Thighs

There is nothing better than cooking chicken on the bone. Why? It keeps the meat moist and tender and adds a ton of flavor. Chicken breasts are people’s go-to cut of meat if they are trying to eat healthy, but I challenge you to try a chicken thigh. They get a bad rap because they have more fat, but that’s true only if you eat it. Here’s a trick. Trim off any excess fat. Peel the skin away from the thigh but don’t throw it away. Season the meat and add some fresh herbs. Pull the skin back over the thigh and roast it.

How to Make a Whitefish Sandwich

Can’t go wrong here with this lightly pan-fried fish sandwich. Walleye and tilapia are great choices, and buying it as fresh as possible will make it even better. A simple egg wash helps the flour stick nicely to the fish and will give it the right amount of crispiness while keeping it out of greasy territory. You’ll know it’s done when it turns golden on the outside, and white and flaky on the inside. Serve in a hoagie bun with Tangy Tartar Sauce. It's easy to make and oh so good!

How to Make Hawaiian Marinated Flank Steak.

The flank steak gets a nice dose of salty and tropical flavors combined from sweet honey and pineapple juice. Marinate for 45 minutes and grill or go with the skillet/oven method (sear in the skillet then finish baking in the oven). Steak feels decadent, and you might be wondering how it’s considered healthy, but with simple ingredients and without going overboard on portions, it’s totally doable.

How to Make Cranberry Glazed Chicken Breast

This cranberry-glazed chicken dish is a family favorite and so easy.  It's just 5 ingredients (not including salt and pepper). The trick to this dish is to sauté the chicken breasts and then deglaze the pan with the cranberry mixture. Here’s another tip: if you have leftovers, put the chicken in a corn or flour tortilla (or a lettuce leaf if you really want to keep it healthy) and pack it for a nutritious lunch.

How to Make Grilled Chicken and Pineapple Sandwiches

Want to know a killer culinary combo? Try chicken and pineapple. The sweet, savory combination satisfies without being greasy or heavy, and the secret sauce really knocks this meal out of the park. Stir together a little French dressing, light mayo or plain yogurt and some pickle relish. This meal is quick and easy (like all our recipes) as well as fresh and healthy. That’s the way we like it!