Comfort food has never been healthier and easier. It literally takes less than 20 minutes to put this recipe together and voila! This Salmon Quinoa Buddha bowl has been my go-to “fast food” since I started paying more attention to what I eat for better health. This Salmon Quinoa bowl is packed with healthy protein from both the salmon and the quinoa and is definitely a complete meal with lots of vegetables and complex carbohydrates from the quinoa grain. This recipe is also very forgiving for a novice in the kitchen!
This Salad in a Mason Jar is so nutritious and chock-full with loads of antioxidants and vitamins like B6, magnesium, potassium, copper, and manganese. Like most vegetables and fruits, it is very low in calories and packed with essential dietary fiber that should be included as part of your healthy daily diet. All these vegetables contain tons of nutrients that are vital for optimal health. Serving this salad in a jar makes it oh so portable for a healthy meal or snack on-the-go! Best of all, no messy chopping and no clean up!
This is one of my all-time favorite snacks. So simple to make but so delicious and so nutritious. Only two ingredients and takes less than 15 minutes to put together to pop into my watering mouth! The nuttiness of the walnut pairs perfectly with the natural sweetness of dates to give you that wonderful yummy pop in your mouth with every bite. Walnuts probably don’t get the attention it deserves compared to almonds and cashews but this recipes is a game changer!
This is a spin on your classic egg benedict recipe that uses bacon and poached eggs on toast with a hollandaise sauce. Instead of the creamy hollandaise sauce that is not as calorie friendly, we are using creamy avocado. We ditched the bacon because the combination of a nicely poached egg with creamy avocado is yummy enough. Avocado is that one fruit that everyone talks about because of the healthy fats that they contain. Hold the “mayo” and pass the “avocado” instead, please!
I love chocolate! Who doesn’t? Today chocolate is very popular, but they usually come added with some sugar and dairy ingredients to make them more palatable. Not in this recipe! Cacao powder and nibs, on the other hand, are in their purest form, from the cocoa bean. Raw cacao is a powerful antioxidant that boosts your immune system. It contains a broad spectrum of important vitamins and minerals. Why not give this Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding a try and let it be one indulgence in your diet?
Here is another healthy snack for those of us snackers out there! This Matcha Energy Bites recipe is a popular favorite. Matcha is rich and intense in flavor and is packed with antioxidants. Regular consumption of matcha powder has been shown to have positive impacts on your body’s metabolism and therefore helps you burn calories and lose weight. You might want to give this recipe a try and you will be surprised at how delicious healthy matcha can be with the sweetness from the honey and shredded coconut.
Hemp seeds are quickly becoming the next “in” food. They can be found more easily these days at your local grocery stores. Whole and unshelled hemp seeds look similar to large brown peppercorns. Hemp seeds have a slightly nutty flavor and many people have found its flavor to be very palatable and accessible. Hemp seeds contain many healthy essential oils. This is definitely not your traditional salad dressing, but it tastes so good and is so nutritious. It will go well with any simple leafy green salads.
Are you like me and love crunchy things? Like potato chips and tortilla chips? But we know that neither of these is very healthy for you. As kale became more and more popular, someone came up with a brilliant idea to add another way we can consume kale. And I love that someone for it. In this crispy kale chips recipe, I am using the curly green kale. For seasonings, just like potato chips, feel free to use different spices each time you make this recipe. Serve as finger food or enjoy as a snack. Don’t forget to share!
Quinoa is actually not a grain but a pseudo-cereal, a seed that is prepared and consumed like a grain. Regardless of how it is classified, quinoa is very nutritious for you. It contains an excellent amount of dietary fiber and a list of other vitamin and minerals. It has a crunchy texture and slightly nutty flavor and best of all, it is gluten-free! I love quinoa and I have completely substituted my white rice and grain consumption with quinoa. Need I convince you more to try this recipe?
Chickpeas are also known as garbanzo beans. However you prefer to call them, they are extremely healthy for you. Chickpeas have a nutty taste and wonderfully delicious and are also very nutritious for you. They are a great food source of a wide array of essential vitamins and minerals. This recipe makes an excellent main, side or snack dish. You can vary the flavor profile by adding some cayenne pepper this time or adding some paprika the next time. The possibilities are endless!