Healthy starts at home
Cooking a healthy dish for your friends and family shows you care about them and yourself. Plus, it’s a great way to start healthy habits at home.
These smart recipes are easy enough to make on a hectic weeknight but delicious enough to bring to a party or special occasion. Even the pickiest eaters will enjoy these classic flavors with a healthy twist.
Greek Chicken Kabobs
Ever wonder how Mediterranean restaurants add so much flavor to their kabobs? Well, this recipe will not only give you the flavor you’re looking for, but protein and color to boot. No matter the weather, you’ll be cooking up a balanced dinner on your outside grill or stovetop griddle in a matter of minutes.
Buffalo Chicken Dip Quesadilla
Are you tailgate ready? Buffalo chicken dip is a fan favorite. However, itʼs usually packed with calories and devoured with loads of unhealthy chips. This twist on the beloved dip ditches the chips and makes it into a dinner-worthy meal.
Oatmeal Raisin Pancakes
Back to the morning routine! Whatʼs better than a healthy, whole-grain breakfast that will keep you energized throughout the day? A breakfast that tastes like one of your favorite cookies. These oatmeal raisin pancakes are gluten-free and can easily be kept frozen for mornings on the go.
Berry Lemonade Popsicle
Red White and Blueberry – Popsicles are a summer favorite for all ages. But havenʼt we all outgrown the sugary syrup that leaves you feeling sticky and not so great? Enjoy the freedom of a fruit-filled popsicle that will cool you off without making you crash.
Apple Cereal Sammies
Schools out! Sometimes it seems like all the kids want to eat is cereal — and not the healthiest ones. So this snack combines a serving of fruit, protein and the cereals they love in a hand-held sandwich. It’s so fun and colorful, they won’t even miss the bowl or the sugary milk.
Banana Strawberry Swirl Ice Cream
For Mom! There’s nothing better than a cold treat on a warm day. And let’s face it, you deserve one! Treat yourself to a giant scoop of “nice” ice cream made with 4 natural ingredients, and not an ounce of guilt.
Avocado Benedictine Dip
Since it’s origin at the beginning of the 20th Century in Louisville, Ky, Benedictine has become a staple at Southern soirees and summer luncheons. This version, however, substitutes half of the cream cheese with avocado, so you get a natural green color without using dyes.
Fresh flavors, like cilantro and salmon, make you feel like you’re beachside during any season. And, by combining colorful vegetables with whole grains and foods rich in Omega-3s, your sweetheart won’t be the only heart to thank you for this complete meal.
Banana Oat Bars
When a salty or sweet craving hits, this oat bar has you covered. The rich combination of peanut butter and banana is a delicious way to get your protein in without added sugar. Try it as a post-workout snack or for a morning on the go.
Easy Quiche Cups
A little creativity goes a long way. Try substituting your favorite ingredients for a custom quiche that fits your taste. Or, prepare these perfectly portioned cups on Sundays, and reheat them for an easy, on-the-go breakfast throughout the week.
Flourless Peppermint Fudge Cookie
Festive enough for the holidays but perfect for any day, these chocolate fudge cookies are low in calories and rich in ooey-gooeyness. Make them a year-round favorite by swapping the peppermint for toffee or sprinkles.
Hot Brown Dip
Heat up a cold tailgate or holiday party with this healthy recipe. We’ve cut the calories but left all of the southern flavors.
This lasagna is the perfect quick dinner option. It can be made ahead of time, then baked when you’re ready to eat. And, by using healthy substitutions, we’ve cut down the fat and beefed up the flavor.
Roasted Basil Bacon Broccoli
Broccoli never tasted so good! The flavor combination may seem unexpected, but they pair together so well that this side dish may become the star of the plate. Just throw it together, pop it in the oven and forget it.
Pumpkin Spice Blossoms
You’ll be crazy about these bite-sized treats. From their fall flavors of pumpkin and cinnamon to their fat-conscience ingredients, they’re a must try for your next party. Dress them up for Halloween or arrange them on a platter for the Thanksgiving dessert table.
Whether you’re looking for a low-carb option or just something light for lunch or dinner, these lettuce cups are the answer. And, by doubling the Teriyaki recipe, you’ll have a better-for-you marinade and stir-fry sauce.