This Mediterranean style dish is both nutritious and packed with robust and vibrant flavors. The Mediterranean style of eating is mainly followed by countries along the Mediterranean Sea, and is thought to be one of the healthiest in the world.
Free Healthy Recipes
Many of the following recipes are from the cookbook Recipes to Remember: Heart Healthy Can Be Delicious. Try them today and enjoy in good health!
These burgers are meat-free but definitely not lacking in flavor. The savory flavors from both the cooked mushrooms and soy sauce blend together with the smokiness of the buckwheat to create a delicious umami flavored dish. Feel free to eat as a side dish or as a main dish on a whole wheat bun with vegetables of your choice.
This is a simple dish that’s a great alternative to rice. The powerful anti-inflammatory turmeric spice is great especially in the winter to help you fight against the ailments that come your way.
Pumpkin bread goes wonderfully with Thanksgiving dinner. You can use this in place of corn bread at dinner or have it as your dessert. Check out My Supermarket Sidekick for tips on dairy products, such as choosing between milk and milk alternatives on pages 37-38. Also check out pages 43-44 for tips on shopping for eggs and the real difference between white and brown eggs.
Stuffing is a tradition at many Thanksgiving dinners because it is the perfect side dish. This recipe is easy and can be prepared the night before to keep your Thanksgiving stress-free. Check out My Supermarket Sidekick pages 47-49 for tips on how to navigate the label of whole grain breads to pick the best option!
The sweetness of the roasted apple is enhanced with mild sweetness of the butternut squash. When the olives are added, their saltiness balances out the sweeter flavors of the salad. This is a great salad to celebrate some of fall’s wonderful flavors.
This is a really easy recipe to assemble. The roasted apple adds a slight sweetness to the chicken along with the mild flavor of the leeks. Some people have a custom to eat leeks on the Jewish Holiday of Rosh Hashana, so a dish containing both apples and leeks is a perfect addition to the upcoming holiday.
Overnight oats are a great make-ahead breakfast for those who don’t have time to prepare breakfast in the morning. They take just a few minutes to prepare the night before, require virtually no cleanup, and are a filling and nutritious breakfast. The added pomegranate seeds in this recipe make a great addition with enhanced flavor, crunch, and color, not to mention the extra powerful antioxidants!
The gorgeous bright orange, green and red colors of this dish remind me of the beginning of fall. This dish works great as an appetizer or as a side dish. Its combination of the mildly sweet, soft squash, slightly bitter spinach and crunchy sweet but tart pomegranate makes each bite a perfect mix of flavors and textures.
These pops are enjoyed by kids and adults alike. They are the “easier version” of frozen yogurt pops, but just as tasty, if not more! Prepare different kinds of healthy toppings that your kids might like, and let them enjoy customizing their own pops.
This is a really fun and easy way to allow children to be creative and design their own animals that they can eat. There are endless options of designs. You can copy mine, or just let your imagination run wild!
These skewers are a really easy and fun snack to eat on the go. Have the older kids help cut up the vegetables, and let all ages design their own skewers.
Salting the eggplant and allow its juice to drain in a colander, removes the bitterness of the eggplant before roasting it, in addition to requiring much less oil for roasting. This is a great summer side dish that complements grilled chicken or fish beautifully. To make it a healthy Mediterranean inspired snack, eat it together with some whole pita.
You would never believe how healthy this recipe is. It gets rid of the traditional breading and frying method by salting and roasting the eggplant in the oven to get rid of excess moisture. This rich homemade tomato sauce is made in large skillet which is then used to cook the rollups, which means only one pan for cleanup!
This soup is a great appetizer or dessert for a spring or summer meal. The papaya makes for an extremely soft buttery consistency and sweet, but mellow taste. The small amount of ginger and lime add an extra dimension of flavor and freshness to the dish.
This salsa makes a great addition to any fish or poultry dish. It has a great balance of sweet, tangy and hot. It can stay in the fridge for a few days, so it can be made in the beginning of the week, and then used throughout the week for various dishes.
This smoothie is super simple to prepare and is a great breakfast for on the go. This chia seeds add a punch of fiber and protein as well as adding to the thickness of the smoothie, because they gel up when added to fluid.
These edamame pods are great as an appetizer, snack or side dish. They are crunchy, flavorful and fun to eat. Substitute a serving of these when you need a snack and you’ll never crave potato chips again!
This is a quick salad to assemble that makes a refreshing side dish to any meal.
If you have been following my recipe posts for a while, you probably figured out by now that I love balancing different flavors and textures to blend together into one harmonious dish. This spinach salad is true to that theme. The sweetness of the dates and the strawberries blend beautifully with the slight bitterness of the spinach and the saltiness of the nuts. Because the dressing is warm when poured over the spinach, it slightly wilts the leaves, taking away their slightly raw and bitter taste. All the while keeping it fresh and crunchy with all of the nutrients intact.
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