Category Archives: Healthy Recipes

Vegetable Stir Fry

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These vegetables have an Asian flair and pair nicely with Honey-Soy Glazed Salmon and brown rice.

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Honey-Soy Glazed Salmon

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The American Heart Association recommends eating fish at least twice per week.  Salmon is an especially good source of essential omega-3 fatty acids, which reduce inflammation and promote heart health.  Try this delicious Asian-inspired recipe.  Your heart will thank you!

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One-Pot Vegetable Quinoa

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Quinoa is a whole grain that is also a complete protein– it contains all the amino acids necessary for our body. It has a fluffy texture and a nutty taste.  To this dish I’ve added a variety of vegetables to introduce more flavors and nutrients.  It all cooks in one pot for minimal clean up.

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Chili Mac

This warm and comforting meal is easy to make and tastes great all week.  The ‘Mac’ stands for the elbow-shaped macaroni noodles I typically use, but any shape of pasta will do. You can also freeze the chili (without the pasta) for up to 3 months.

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Dark Chocolate Cherry Smoothie

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Research shows that drinking tart cherry juice can aid in muscle recovery. Cherries are known for their anti-inflammatory properties which prevent muscle damage. A little cocoa powder gives this delicious smoothie a touch of chocolate behind every sip. If you want to increase the protein content, try adding chocolate protein powder instead of the cocoa powder.

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Roasted Parmesan Green Beans

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Green beans are one of my favorite vegetables. They are mild in flavor, and rich in vitamin C and fiber. Roasting green beans gives them a “meatier” texture. This simple preparation yields a delicious side that can be paired with any main dish.

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Lemon Pepper Chicken

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Chicken is an excellent source of protein. Skinless chicken breast is low in saturated fat and contains 30 grams of protein in just 4 ounces of cooked meat.

Marinating chicken makes the meat more tender and flavorful. It is a good idea to pound the chicken breast until it is less than one-inch thick so the marinade can soak through.

This lemon pepper marinate gives chicken a light and vibrant flavor. You can prepare several servings to facilitate quick meals during the week.

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