Easy, healthy favorite recipes

February 1, 2017


Who doesn’t like an easy recipe that tastes delicious and is actually good for us? And who doesn’t have favorite recipes?

While I’m away at school, I thought I’d share the links to some of my favorite recipes. Because I’m sure many new year resolutions have been made to eat more healthfully or lose weight–but even in doing that, we don’t like feeling deprived. I don’t know about you, but I like food that tastes good and I don’t want to spend half the day in the kitchen.

So–here are some favorite recipes that fit the bill. I’ll bet you’ll come up with some ideas for dinner this week–or for a taste-tempting company meal. Check them out!

Winter cooking can be so comforting. I’ve got a great winter side dish here — a Brussels sprouts hash I make all the time—and another here, a roasted cauliflower with aromatic sage brown butter. Perfect winter sides and pretty good for us, too.

If you love lemons, this easy skillet chicken dish is for you.

These old-fashioned pancakes got rave reviews when I made them the other day. I couldn’t have them, since I am on the Whole 30/60, but everyone else loved them.

Speaking of Whole 30, which is now Whole 60 for me, meaning I have added a month, it’s basically a no-grains-at-all, no-dairy-at-all and absolutely-no-sugar eating plan.  I’m going to add a few tasty Whole 30 entree recipes just because they’re good and healthy and of course, you can always add all that other stuff to your sides if you want.

This chicken dish is scrumptious. They claim it’s the best chicken you will ever eat and it’s Whole 30-compliant.

Slow cooker Italian pork roast sounds good, right? And it’s on the Whole 30!

Orange rosemary glazed salmon is just the kind of healthy dish I love: loaded with flavor.

Love gingerbread? So do I. This is a healthy gingerbread loaf recipe and my mouth is watering just looking at the recipe. Low calorie, too.

Finally, poached pears make an elegant dessert–who knew they were so easy? Check out the recipe here.

Oh and feel free to share below any favorite recipes or great recipe sites you like. When I am not on Whole 30, I am fond of Skinny Kitchen.  And if you are so inclined, I’d love you to share this post on social media. Thank you!




32 comments on “Easy, healthy favorite recipes
  1. Some fabulous recipes here Carol – and I am so impressed at your 60 day no nothing (well almost nothing) eating plan. I figured you could probably eat bacon still so all is not lost 🙂

  2. Sapana V says:

    This is a good recipe to reduce some extra fat.

  3. Thank you for these, Carol. I’m at that mid-winter point where my recipe repertoire feels stale–it’s so nice to have some well-vetted suggestions.

  4. robin masshole mommy says:

    You have lots of great recipes here. I am going to try that pork one first 🙂

  5. Diane says:

    Oh. My. Goodness. These sound fantastic! Going to try the chicken tonight. Thanks for this! I’m on a no grains, no dairy and absolutely no sugar eating plan since October. I feel so much better than ever before. And shed some weight in the process! (An unexpected benefit!)

  6. sue says:

    Some delicious recipes here Carol and you prove that even though you are eating ‘whole’ it doesn’t mean you have to miss out. I’ve given up alcohol for January and making a concerted effort with eating whole food – probably not as good as you. However, I feel great! I think after a month you should be seeing results and good for you continuing for another month.

  7. Woah! This is over the top healthy! So many greens! What a great change from other sites I’ve seen!

  8. Some great options. I love brussel sprouts and am always looking for new ways to incorporate them into my family’s meals.Like many people, one of my new years resolutions is to eat healthier. Actually I call it being more mindful of what I eat as it’s all too easy to grab a processed meal option when actually there are some great healthy alternatives that would be just as quick to prepare.

  9. Really neat recipes here Carol, I’ll have to try some out! Especially the easy skillet chicken since I have chicken in the freezer!

  10. That salmon recipe looks like it would a delicious dinner, especially with something light like a salad, and a nice glass of wine. Mmmm. Maybe even wrap up the evening with the pears for dessert!

  11. Amber Myers says:

    Mmm, I’ll have to try some of these. I think I’d really enjoy that pork roast.

  12. I’m eating Paleo these days and need new recipes! So I pinned most of them. Great post- thanks for sharing!

  13. Jasmine says:

    I’m drooling already!!! I have to say that the glaze salmon is a winner for me. I think I’ll love salmon no matter how it’s cooked. Gotta check out the rest of the recipes in this list for sure!

  14. These look good, but I’m not eating meat, so staying off grains (which I go light on) would be pretty strenuous I don’t want the cholesterol! But I love to make things with “fake” meat from Beyond Beef or MorningStar Farms or Gardein!

  15. The slow cooker Italian pork roast sounds divine! Thank you for sharing ALL of these. I’m a huge fan of recipes… even when I end up making the same rotation of things again and again. 😀

  16. Great recipes! That salmon and chicken are going into my recipe book! Thank you for sharing !

  17. Ang. says:

    So many good recipes right here. I’m going to try the 3rd one. Looks great!

  18. Oh my… what a lovely roundup you made here Carol. Love that all these dishes are super healthy. I got my eye on that rosemary glazed salmon, looks delish. Thanks for including my gingerbread loaf cake 😉 Sharing and pinning!

  19. I can some times eat fish, and sometimes can’t eat fish. But I would try all the other recipes you have here! They sound delicious!

  20. The slow cooker Italian pork sounds sooo amazing! I have to give it a try!!

  21. What a wonderfully, delicious collection of heathy recipes. You are so sweet to include Skinny Kitchen. Thanks so much Carol!
    All the best,

  22. Nicole says:

    So many yummy recipes! The Gingerbread loaf sounds fantastic, and I definitely need to check out the lemony chicken skillet recipe!

  23. The salmon recipe sounds delicious! My children loves salmon so I’ll try to make this. Thanks for the recipe.

  24. Oh nice, I bookmarked your ginger loaf recipe 🙂 Looks super yummy! I mean all looks super yummy actually but I will try to make the ginger recipe with my excellent baking skills haha

  25. Lisa Rios says:

    I am always up for easy recipes that are healthy to make sure I can prepare them right away when hungry. I love anything that involves Chicken and Pancakes are so much favorite with my kids!

  26. Wildish Jess says:

    The colors in that dish are beautiful! I bet it tastes amazing!

  27. Poached pears are delicious! I’m all about adding fruits to my desserts. They make you feel less guilty.


    Omg so much yumminess!!! And healthy!!! Must try a few of these

  29. Bismah says:

    I would definitely like to try the salmon recipe. Looking forward to having salmon this coming summer when visiting with family so we will just have to see.

  30. You definitely have some delicious-looking recipes here. I think the whole 30 chicken and poached pears would pair nicely for dinner one night – with a nice fresh salad beside.

  31. Stephanie says:

    You have too many recipes. I am so excited to try all these. Thanks for sharing 🙂 I’ll come back to give my feedback on these recipes.

  32. Cara Manual says:

    My favorite food is related to vegetables, I love to eat vegetables. Here are also many recipes that I get, thank you for sharing.

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