What are your favourite healthy recipes/foods?

Heather - posted on 05/18/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I need to eat more veggies, more fruits and less starches. I am also considering going vegetarian for a couple meals a week. Any recipe or food ideas?

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Kellie - posted on 05/20/2011

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pumpkin, spinach and feta pie.
basically as much of the above as you want (steam Pumpkin and spinach) and I use puff pastry for the base and top, season the mixture with salt and pepper YUM!

Nomsa - posted on 05/19/2011

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mixed verges fried in olive oil, add curry spices and add a tin of baked beans, delicious vegetable curry.

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Mary - posted on 05/18/2011

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I like Spaghetti squash.



Cut the squash in half lengthwise

scoop out seeds from center

place cut sides down in a large frying skillet that is filled with about 1 in. of water and cook on med. heat until the meat of the squash is tender



use a fork to scrape out the cooked meat of the squash. It will come out in long strands or shreds. Do this while the squash is hot, so use oven mitts or hot pads to handle it. Place the shredded flesh into bowl and mix with butter or olive oil, salt & pepper and grated parmesan cheese. You can add other chopped veggies or herbs as well if you choose. Sauteed, diced onion or minced garlic do well in this dish. Serve hot as the main entree or a side dish.



I also like roasted whole, fresh beets.



Get whole fresh beets, cut off the leaves & stems. (You can reserve these for use as greens in a salad.)



Do not remove skin, yet. (It is removed easily after roasting) Coat or rub the beets with olive or vegetable oil. Place them in a single layer on a baking sheet and cook uncovered in the oven at 400 degrees F, for 35-45 minutes. The skin should be loose & wrinkly & the flesh should be tender when poked with a fork. Remove from the oven & let them cool til they are warm. Wear gloves (& protect clothing & work surface, if necessary, b/c beet juice stains), and use a folded paper towel to rub off the skin. Slice or quarter beets and serve alone as a side dish or add to salad. They can be served warm or chilled.



If you love pasta dishes, try replacing the pasta with zuccini that has been sliced lengthwise into extremely thin strands (julienned) and add your favorite tomato, cream or olive oil & herb sauces.

Shastin - posted on 05/18/2011

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A mix of cut up fruit is delicious with low fat yogurt and fat free cool whip mixed. I always have cut up veggies (sugar snap peas, carrots, celery, grape tomatoes) with low fat ranch. If you cut up a mix of peppers and marinate overnite in light balsamic vinegrette that is also good. I also like a low fat waffle with almond butter, banana and a drizzle of sugar free syrup. Low fat cottage cheese, strawberries, a splenda packet and spoonful of fat free cool whip is good also. Wrap sandwich goods in lettuce with horseradish or mustard but skip the bread. Then any meat or fish grilled and served with any vegetable. Egg beaters is a good one to and you can saute mushrooms and top with a little low fat swiss cheese. Get the light bread because you can eat twice as much for the same calories (there are the bagel thins and english muffins as well). The canned low fat chicken breast is actually really tender and great on salad or with a little mustard and light mayo. Shrimp cocktail is one of my favorites. Broth based soups are a great way to eat low fat and get a lot of veggies in.

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I love a simple tuna salad:



Mix:

1 can of tuna

some cottage cheese

chopped up veggies like cucumber, tomato, avocado, carrot



Serve on a bed of spinach or lettuce, or with a slice of whole-wheat bread.

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