Bacon? Eggs? Avocados? I love all three, so imagine my glee when I stumbled across this recipe for Bacon Baked Egg in Avocado from Joyful Healthy Eats! Simple to prepare and full of good nutrition, this could easily become a favorite in our house. Warning: this is a VERY calorically dense dish, so don’t go for seconds. Pair with a salad with vinegar instead. www.joyfulhealthyeats.com/bacon-baked-egg-in-avocado/
When you are looking to keep calories and fats low, chutneys can be a great way to add flavor. That’s why I love this recipe from Eating Well. It’s got lots of winter flavors and protein without a lot of calories or fats. It’s also easy to prepare and clean up is a snap, so give it a try if you are looking for something new! www.eatingwell.com/recipe/270191/pork-tenderloin-with-apple-onion-chutney/
Are you looking to add more fish into your diet? If so, check out this fifteen minute recipe from Healthy Seasonal Recipes. Featuring salmon and avocado, it is loaded with healthy fats that often we don’t get enough of in our diets. Give it a whirl the next time you are short on time but looking for something healthy and delicious to eat! www.healthyseasonalrecipes.com/easy-salmon-with-avocado-and-basil/
Do you love a quick, hearty breakfast that doesn’t involve eggs? If so, try these vegan egg cups from ExSloth. Made with chickpea flour, these little muffins can be made ahead of time, frozen, and reheated as needed. Experiment with your favorite leftover veggies and seasonings! www.exsloth.com/chickpea-flour-omelette-muffins-vegan-egg/
I don’t know about you, but I LOVE pancakes, especially for post workout meals. These pancakes from Ambitious Kitchen have lots of healthy carbs and protein and not a whole lot of fat. It’s the perfect recipe for a post-workout treat. Check them out here: www.ambitiouskitchen.com/cottage-cheese-banana-oatmeal-protein-pancakes/
I love Eating Well’s recipes, and I love one pot meals, so this one grabbed my attention when I saw it. Featuring chicken, kale, and couscous, it provides all sorts of macro and micro nutrients into one dish. Substitute chicken breast for the chicken thighs if you are calorie conscious, but expect it to be slightly drier. www.eatingwell.com/recipe/252518/chicken-thighs-with-couscous-kale/
Crock pot dinners are a regular feature in our house. We love that we can start something in the morning that turns into a hot meal when we get home at night. This recipe from Yummy Healthy Easy does exactly that. Featuring all sorts of yummy vegetables and slow cooked beef, it is perfect for dinner after a crazy long, cold day. Enjoy! www.yummyhealthyeasy.com/crock-pot-roast-with-vegetables/
I love cocktail party food, and my friends will tell you I have a mean recipe or two up my sleeve for such occasions. Many, however, are calorie bombs, which is why I love this decadent yet semi-healthy recipe from Baker By Nature for cucumber bites with salmon and cream cheese. Go easy on the cream cheese to scale back the calories with little impact on flavor. bakerbynature.com/smoked-salmon-cream-cheese-cucumber-bites/
Are you looking for something that tastes decadent but secretly has some hidden nutrition in it? If so, check out Pinch of Yum’s no bake mini fruit pizzas. Filled with fresh fruit, these tasty treats will satisfy your sweet tooth and help you stay on track with your nutrition goals. pinchofyum.com/no-bake-mini-fruit-pizzas
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Amy Mariani is the owner of Fit & Fabulous LLC in Winchester, Massachusetts. She is also the nutrition coach at mountainstrength.com. Her mission is to help people eat healthy and love life.
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