anyone have any good healthy recipes that taste good?

Juliana Harris member since Dec'11

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Yesterday I made Lentil Balls. They are really good.

1 cup lentils, 1 cup grated carrots, celery about 2 ribs also grated, 2 T onion minced and garlic. I just put all of the vegetables in a food processor until coarse. Saute the vegetables in a tablespoon of olive oil stirring frequently. Add raw lentils and 1 16 oz can chicken broth. Season with salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes, oregano. Oh, I also added several tablespoons of ground chia seed. Cook until the lentils are tender, about 20-30 minutes. Drain the lentil/veggie mixture, press out as much liquid as you can. Mash the lentils into a paste and add about 1 cup of bread crumbs and 2 eggs. Mix well. Form into balls about the size of a 50 cent piece place on a greased or parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes. My recipe made 35 lentil balls. Eat with a light yogurt dipping sauce or a spicy Thai sauce, or marinara. I calculated the total calories to be about 1400 that works out to be about 40 calories per ball. Tasty!

posted : 5/20/2012 at 8:33 AM

asavoy member since Mar'12

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I found this blog called It's a lady that lost a lot of weight with weight watchers and all her recipes have the nutritional information to go with them. A lot of great things for my husband and I to eat. It definitely doesn't taste like diet food!

posted : 5/20/2012 at 6:55 PM

asavoy member since Mar'12

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I found this blog called It's a lady that lost a lot of weight with weight watchers and all her recipes have the nutritional information to go with them. A lot of great things for my husband and I to eat. It definitely doesn't taste like diet food!

posted : 5/20/2012 at 6:55 PM

Thanks for the website suggestion. I will check it out!

posted : 5/20/2012 at 8:55 PM

Thanks for the website suggestion. I will check it out!

posted : 5/20/2012 at 8:55 PM

TanishaB member since Jul'12

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Good morning everyone,
I have a SERIOUS sweat tooth, chocolate is my fav. is there any good recipe out there for me that is health

posted : 8/23/2012 at 10:30 AM

purrsnikitty member since Jun'11

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One of our favorite snacks/dessert is lowfat cottage cheese or yogurt topped with cherry pie filling and a handful of almonds. The canned cherry pie filling is, however, loaded with high fructose corn syrup, red dye 40 and other things I can't pronounce nor want to eat. Yesterday, I bought a big bag of cherries, pitted them while watching TV, substituted 1 tablespoon of Stevia (powdered - liquid will provide a different measurement) for the 1 cup of sugar the recipe called for, plus 1/4 cup cornstarch. Simmer until the cherries release their juice, whisk in the cornstarch and Stevia, simmer until thickened. Let cool, refrigerate and serve. It's delicious. It would be great over ice cream too for a splurge.

posted : 8/23/2012 at 1:54 PM

Brooke Secoy member since Jan'11

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I am a HUGE foodie and love to recreate recipes into healthy variations. Some of my favorite, healthy food items are ethnic dishes; my recent kick has been Turkish/Greek foods. (And Mexican, but I always love Mexican food!) Anywho, one of my newer dishes makes for a great snack, side, dip, or a small meal- Tipili/Tabouleh (Bulgar Salad). Bulgar is a course wheat that is low on calories and high on protein/fiber. It ranks up there with Quinoa, in my opinion. Either way, this is the recipe:

*1 cup bulgar
*1 cup diced tomatoes
*2 tablespoons olive oil
*Juice from one lime
*1 medium onion, diced into small cubes
*1 Bunch of parsley, chopped (Or cilantrao.)
*1 sprig of mint, chopped (optional)

Soak the bulgar in an abundant amount of water (2-4 cups) for at least 2 hours. After soaking, drain the bulgar and squeeze out as much water as possible. Mix with all of the above ingredients and sprinkle salt to taste. Chill and ta-daa!! This provides approximately 5, 1 cup size servings with around 147 calories, 3.3 g fat, 550 mg sodium, 7 g fiber and 4.7 g protein.

posted : 9/23/2012 at 3:21 PM

Brooke Secoy member since Jan'11

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If you like oatmeal, here is a nice fall recipe that I had gotten off a clean eating website( awhile back. This dish is awesomeness!! I have made with and without the egg whites.Happy

lean Eating Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
(Makes 4 servings)

Note: the egg whites were added in order to get more protein. They are optional.

1 cup dry oats, cooked
1/2 cup pumpkin purée
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice, no sugar added
4 egg whites (optional)
1/4 cup pecans per serving
Maple syrup to taste


Step 1 – Cook the oats according to package directions.

Step 2 – In the last 5 minutes of cooking (just take a guess, the oats should basically be pretty much done cooking), quickly stir in the eggs, being sure to stir vigorously so they get well-distributed. Then, stir in the pumpkin purée and pumpkin spice.

Step 3 – Put some oats in a bowl and top with pecans and maple syrup.

Eat and Enjoy!

Nutritional Content
1 serving = 1/4 of the recipe

(Figured with 1 tbsp. maple syrup per serving and 5 pecan halves per serving. Also includes the egg whites.)

Calories: 204
Total Fat: 7 gm
Saturated Fats: 1 gm
Trans Fats: 0 gm
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 59 mg
Carbohydrates: 31 gm
Dietary fiber: 4 gm
Sugars: 14 gm
Protein: 7 gm

posted : 9/23/2012 at 3:27 PM

Brooke Secoy member since Jan'11

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Try this rich chocolate protein froyo recipe:

6 ounces nonfat plain Greek Yogurt
2 TB unsweetened baking cocoa
Stevia to taste

Stir all ingredients until smooth. Pop in the freezer for 30-45 minutes. Enjoy! (You can eat it immediately if you want more of a pudding consistency!)

posted : 9/23/2012 at 3:30 PM

Judy Jones member since Feb'12

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posted : 9/24/2012 at 10:12 PM

ladyphoenix member since Nov'09

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Massaged Kale salad from Aarti Sequeri on Food Network

1 bunch kale (black kale is especially good), stalks removed and discarded, leaves thinly sliced
1 lemon, juiced
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
Kosher salt
2 teaspoons honey
Freshly ground black pepper
1 mango, diced small (about 1 cup)
Small handful toasted pepitas (pumpkin seeds), about 2 rounded tablespoons


In large serving bowl, add the kale, half of lemon juice, a drizzle of oil and a little kosher salt. Massage until the kale starts to soften and wilt, 2 to 3 minutes. Set aside while you make the dressing.

In a small bowl, whisk remaining lemon juice with the honey and lots of freshly ground black pepper. Stream in the 1/4 cup of oil while whisking until a dressing forms, and you like how it tastes.

Pour the dressing over the kale, and add the mango and pepitas. Toss and serve.

I have my daughter and her 4 kids, aged 12-3 living with me. They ALL love this and ask me to make it often. I just planted kale so we can have a ready supply.

posted : 9/25/2012 at 8:23 AM

Brooke Secoy member since Jan'11

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If you do hit up pinterest, seek me out under Brooke M. Secoy. (I am the only Brooke Secoy in the world so it shouldn't be too hard to find me. Well, at least the only Brooke Secoy who surfs the interwebz. Tongue ) I have a whole slew of healthy recipes saved- whether you are seeking clean, raw, or just nutritious.

posted : 9/27/2012 at 9:05 PM

Cranky1 member since Mar'13

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I made this quinoa recipe last week for a pot luck, it was a big hit. I adapted the recipe by doubling the avocado and leaving out the olive oil. I also omitted the salt.

Total time: 20 minutes.

¾ cup quinoa
⅓ cup diced red onion
1 Tbs. red wine vinegar
1 large navel orange
1 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
½ avocado, diced cup roasted,
¼ unsalted sunflower seeds
½ teaspoon salt

Prepare the quinoa according to the package instructions, then allow to cool.

Combine the onion and vinegar in a large bowl and set aside until the onion turns pink, about 5 minutes.

Cut the peel, pith, and outer membrane off the orange, then slice it. Cut the slices into bite-size pieces.

Toss all the ingredients except the salt in the large bowl with the onion, then season with up to ½ tsp. salt.

Serves 4.

Calories: 260
Total Fat: 13 g
Sat Fat: 1.5 g
Protein: 7 g
Carbohydrates: 30 g
Fiber: 6 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 250 mg

posted : 3/30/2013 at 12:27 AM

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