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10 Healthy & Delicious Recipes to Try

Looking for some new recipes to try? Think that eating healthy is boring? Try one of the recipes below this week and turn your thinking around!

Avocado Chicken Salad

Total Time: 5 Minutes   Prep Time: 5 minutes   Cook Time: 0 minutes

Makes one serving

Ingredients

  • 3 oz. chicken, cooked and shredded (ideally organic)
  • 1/2 Avocado, smashed
  • 1 Tbsp. sliced green onion
  • 1 tsp. chopped cilantro
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • Lime juice to taste
  • 2 Handfuls of baby spinach or shredded cabbage
  • One whole wheat tortilla

Directions

Combine chicken, avocado, green onion, cilantro, salt, pepper and lime juice.

Serve over spinach or cabbage with a warm whole wheat tortilla.

Salmon with Asparagus

Total Time: 15 Minutes   Prep Time: 5 minutes   Cook Time: 6-10 minutes

Makes 6 servings as a meal

Ingredients

  • 4 sheets of parchment paper (16 inches long)
  • 2 lbs. of fresh salmon fillet (ideally Wild Alaskan Salmon) divided into 4 portions

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Fold parchment pieces in half, open the fold and place one piece of salmon on bottom half, about 1 inch from the crease.

  • 1/2 lb. of asparagus tips
  • 4 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. of minced fresh herbs (basil, dill, tarragon or thyme)
  • Juice of 2 lemons

Directions

Top each fish portion with 1 Tbsp. of olive oil, 1/2 Tbsp. of herbs and an equal portion of asparagus tips. Sprinkle with lemon juice. Enclose fish in parchment with a series of overlapping folds.

Place packets in a single layer on baking sheet. Bake in a 450 degree oven for 6 to 10 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fish. The parchment paper will be puffed up and brown.

Healthy Chicken Nuggets

Total Time: 30 Minutes   Prep Time: 5 minutes   Cook Time: 20-30 minutes

Makes 7 servings as a meal or 14 snack-sized portions

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1 tsp. salt-free poultry seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 lb. chicken breasts (ideally organic)
  • 1 egg, beaten (ideally organic)

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix dry ingredients with almond meal.

Cut chicken into 28 nuggets, dip in beaten egg, and coat with almond meal mixture.

Bake nuggets on an oiled cooking sheet for 20-30 minutes, turning nuggets once.

Tasty Turkey Sausage

Total Time: 20 Minutes   Prep Time: 5 minutes   Cook Time: 10-15 minutes

Ingredients

Makes 6 servings as a meal or 12 snack-sized portions

  • 1 1/2 lbs. lean ground turkey (ideally organic)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp. sage
  • 1/8 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp. fennel seed
  • 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil

Directions

In a mixing bowl, mix spices thoroughly into ground turkey.

Shape into 12 patties.

Heat olive oil in a skillet and brown patties until cooked through. Serve with whole grain toast and fruit.

No-Bake Energy Balls

Total Time: 35 Minutes   Prep Time: 5 minutes   Cook Time: 30 minutes

  • 1 cup dry oatmeal
  • 2/3 cup shredded or flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut or almond butter
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (optional)
  • 1/3 cup raw organic honey
  • 1 Tbsp. chia seeds
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl until thoroughly combined. Chill in the refrigerator for 30-45 minutes. Once chilled, roll into 1” balls. Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.

Sweet Potato Wedges

Total Time: 35 Minutes   Prep Time: 5 minutes   Cook Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

Makes 4 servings as a meal or 8 snack-sized portions

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 2 Tablespoon olive oil
  • Garlic seasoning
  • Rosemary
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Peel and cut sweet potatoes into wedges.

Coat fries with olive oil and toss with seasonings to taste.

Place on baking sheet and cook for 20-30 minutes, turning occasionally.

Coconut-Lime Tilapia

Total Time: 20 Minutes   Prep Time: 5 minutes   Cook Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

Makes 4 servings

  • Zest of 3 limes
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 2 Tbsp + 1 tsp. coconut oil, melted, divided
  • 4 tilapia fillets (5 oz. each)
  • 8 cups fresh spinach or arugula
  • 1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp. lime juice

Directions

Heat a large frying pan over medium-high heat. In a small bowl, combine lime zest, garlic, salt, pepper and 4 teaspoons coconut oil.

Coat tilapia fillets with the oil mixture on both sides. Place fillets, two at a time, in the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes per side, until golden and crisp.

In a large bowl, toss the spinach with the remaining tablespoon of coconut oil and 1 tablespoon lime juice. Divide among four serving plates. To serve, top each plate with a fillet, and drizzle with lime juice.

Smoked Salmon & Soba Noodle Salad

Total Time: 15 Minutes   Prep Time: 10 minutes   Cook Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

Makes 1-2 servings

  • 1 stick (90g) organic soba noodles
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1/2 cucumber, peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 avocado, peeled and cubed
  • 100g hot-smoked salmon, shredded
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. sesame seeds

Directions

Cook soba noodles in boiling water according to packet instructions (about 4 minutes). Drain and rinse with cold running water.

Drizzle sesame oil over the noodles and toss to prevent them from sticking.

Place half the soba noodles on a platter. Top with half the cucumber, avocado and hot-smoked salmon pieces.

Top with remaining noodles and arrange leftover cucumber, avocado and salmon.

Drizzle the salad with soy sauce and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Lemon-Garlic Shrimp & Veggies

Total Time: 35 Minutes   Prep Time: 35 minutes   Cook Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

Makes 4 servings

  • 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 large red bell peppers, diced
  • 2 pounds asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch lengths
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound raw shrimp, (26-30 per pound), peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Directions

Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.

Add bell peppers, asparagus, lemon zest and 1/4 teaspoon salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until just beginning to soften, about 6 minutes. Transfer the vegetables to a bowl; cover to keep warm.

Add the remaining 2 teaspoons oil and garlic to the pan and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add shrimp and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.

Whisk broth and cornstarch in a small bowl until smooth and add to the pan along with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cook, stirring, until the sauce has thickened slightly and the shrimp are pink and just cooked through, about 2 minutes more.

Remove from the heat. Stir in lemon juice and parsley. Serve the shrimp and sauce over the vegetables.

Magnificent Meatballs

Total Time: 35 Minutes   Prep Time: 5 minutes   Cook Time: 30-40 minutes

Ingredients

Makes 4 servings as a meal or 8 snack-sized portions

  • 1 lb. lean ground beef (ideally organic, grass-fed beef!)
  • 1 organic egg, slighty beaten
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup cooked wild rice
  • 1 tsp. Spike or Mrs. Dash salt-free seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder OR minced garlic to taste

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Combine ingredients and shape into 12 meatballs, approximately 1 1/2 inches in diameter.

Place meatballs on baking sheet and bake for 30-40 minutes or until brown.

Matt Richter-Sand, NX Founder & CEO


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