Healthy Food Recipes

Healthy Food Recipes

Adding healthy food recipes doesn't have to be complicated, just add in the health to whatever you are cooking up!

How it works:

1 - Buy fruits, vegetables, grains and other healthy foods.  (Check out my food nutrition page)

2 - Sneak all the healthy foods that you have into the recipes you are making.

That's it! 




SNACKS

BIG-BOY BEAN DIP

Oh man, these beans pack the nutrition in!  You can really throw whatever healthy grains and veggies you want.

Ingredients:

4 Cups: pinto, kidney or black beans

2 Cups: tomatoes or salsa

1 Cup: other beans, grains, seeds or nuts

1 Cup: vegetables


Blend it all up.  Add water if too thick.  Stir in some diced avocado, chia seeds and cilantro.



SNACK PACKED POPCORN

Yummy, yummy popcorn... what more can I say.

Ingredients:

6 Cups: Popped Corn Kernels

1 Cup: Chopped Nuts

1 Cup: Dried Fruit

1/8 Cup: Dark Chocolate

Optional: 2 tsp. Honey

Toss all the ingredients together and enjoy!



FRUITY YOGURT POPS

A great way to snack of fresh fruits whenever you want!

Ingredients:

1 Cup: Plain or Greek Yogurt

3 Cups: Fruit

1/4 Cup: Grains

Optional: 2 tsp. Honey

Blend up the fruit and grains, then stir in the yogurt.  Pour into popsicle trays and freeze for 6 hours.



FRUIT YOGURT DIP

A delicious, nutritious dip for any fruit!

Ingredients:

3 Cup: Plain or Greek Yogurt

1/2 Cups: Fruit

1/4 Cup: Grains

Sliced Fruit

Optional: 2 tsp. Honey, cinnamon

Blend up the fruit and grains, then stir in the yogurt.  Add honey and cinnamon.



NO-BAKE HEALTHY BITES

These are a new favorite and so easy and fast to make!

Recipes:

No Bake Energy Balls


These are great for packing in the nutritious ingredients.



HUMMUS

Nothing goes better with crackers than a healthy dip of hummus.

Recipe:

Wheat Thin Crackers

Easy Hummus- (I like to boil my own garbanzo beans, not use the canned ones)

1/8 Cup: Grains, Nuts or Seeds

1/8 Cup: Finely Diced Vegetables

Follow the recipe to make hummus and crackers.  Stir in the extra ingredients into the hummus.



MUFFINS

My family loves muffins and they come in so many varieties!

Recipes:
Banana Wheat

Blueberry Honey Wheat

Wheat Apple Cinnamon

Pumpkin Honey Wheat

Wheat Chocolate Chip

Chocolate Chocolate Chip


Grains: You can replace a little of the wheat flour with oats, flaxseed and/or chia seeds.

Fruits: You can always add more variety to the fruits in the recipe, like mangoes, strawberries or peaches.

Oil: You can also replace the oil in the recipe for applesauce.

Sugar Topping: I like to just leave off the sugar toppings.



NOT JUST APPLESAUCE

Such a very, very easy way to eat delicious fresh fruits and grains.

Ingredients:

4 Cups: Apples

1 Cup: Fruit

1/4 Cup: Grains

Throw it all in the blender and mix until smooth.


MEALS

ALL OUT OATMEAL

Can't wish for a better start for your day than a hot bowl of packed oats.

Ingredients:

2 1/2 Cups: Water or Natural Soy Milk

1 Cup: Oats

1/4 Cup: Grains, Nuts or Seeds

1/2 Cup: Fruit


Cook the oats and grains in the water or soy milk until soft.  Add in nuts, seeds and fruit. 



GREEN SMOOTHIE

These are what started me on the path of eating healthy!

Recipe:

Simple Green Smoothies


Fruit: I like to buy bags of frozen berries and mixed fruit to throw in.

Vegetable: I chop up spinach, kale, broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage, then put it in bags in the freezer to add my smoothies.



WAKE UP WHEAT PANCAKES

Pancakes are the best!  And are even better when packed with nutrition.

Recipe:

Whole Wheat Pancakes

Grains: Grind up some grains and add it to the wheat flour

Toppings: Blended Fruit, Nuts, Chia Seeds, Dark Chocolate, Raisins, Honey



UP AND GOING OMELETS

Omelets are a wonderful way to pack some veggies in breakfast.

Ingredients:

6 Eggs

1/4 Cup: Milk or Natural Soy Milk

1/4 Cup: Ground Grains

3 Cups: Diced Vegetables and Herbs

Optional: Diced Lean Meat

Whip the eggs, grains and milk.  Pour the egg mix onto a greased skillet, make a large rectangle.  Sprinkle on vegetables and meat.  Once the eggs are firm, fold together.  Top with salsa.




SNEAKY SAUCES, SOUPS AND CASSEROLES

These are all perfect places to sneak in the grains and vegetables.

Just grind up some grains and vegetables and mix in with your sauces, soups and casseroles.


EXTRAS

NO BAKE JAM

Perfect with peanut butter sandwiches, or as a topping for oatmeal or pancakes.

Ingredients:

4 Cups: Fruit

1/2 Cup: Wheat Flour

1/4 Cup: Grains, Nuts or Seeds

Blend all the ingredients in a blender until smooth. 



HEALTH BURSTING BREAD

If you have a bread machine, or can kneed some loafs out, bread is an awesome way to load up on healthy grains.

Grains: Grind up grains and add as part of the wheat flour.

Add-ins: Seeds, Nuts, Sprouted Wheat or Beans

Veggie Bread: Try adding spinach, garlic, onions or other vegetables.

Fruit Bread: Try make a fruit bread with berries and other fruits thrown in.

Chocolate Bread: Throw in some dark chocolate to make a nutritious treat.



GO AHEAD KETCHUP

We all love ketchup, so why not make it healthy

Recipe:

Healthy Ketchup

1/2 Cup: Grind up some grains and vegetable and stir in.





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