Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Recipe Swap Roundup - Healthy Recipes

I know it's cliche to make one of your New Years resolutions to eat healthier meals, exercise more and just generally take better care of yourself. But let's be honest, those types of resolutions are popular for a good reason - they're important. Taking good care of our bodies is important, but that doesn't mean we have to sacrifice flavor when we cut calories. When I chose Healthy Recipes for the latest recipe swap it was my hope that it would provide others looking for healthy, flavorful meals a few new recipes for their arsenal.

Melissa's recipe for Chicken with Gruyere & Sage was more low-carb then low-fat, but still a delicious and easy dinner:

Jaida's Scallops with Asian Green Bean Salad was the perfect all-in-one meal, with great flavors:

Heather has been trying to eat healthier meals lately so she was excited to add Healthy Turkey Chili to her list of favorite chili recipes:

Nicole, who is a dietician, was skeptical of her recipe for Healthy Lasagna, but was converted after just one bite:

Jenna doesn't like bacon so she opted to turn her recipe into Chicken Fettuccine with Broccoli:

The Cookaholic Wife combined ground turkey and ground beef for her Asian Meatballs with Lime Dipping Sauce:

Leanne had never cooked spaghetti squash before, but she loves the sweet and savory flavors of Moroccan cooking so she couldn't wait to try Moroccan Spiced Spaghetti Squash:

The Cooking Nurse loved the short-cut tip of buying coleslaw mix for her Crispy Baked Egg Rolls:

Ashley used fresh-caught pike her husband brought back from ice fishing for her Baked Pike with Moroccan Vinaigrette:

Mary Ellen had only used her crockpot once before, to warm meatballs for a party, so she was hesitant about her recipe for Crock Pot Asian Pulled Pork, but it ended up being a delicious and easy meal:

Melissa's Lemon Pepper Salmon was an easy, tasty way to prepare salmon:

Cathy was a bit skeptical of her Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies once she realized they didn't contain any sugar, but after one bite she realized they made the perfect breakfast snack:

Coleen and her husband absolutely loved Spicy Asian Chicken with Carrots and Brussels Sprouts, a recipe inspired by one of her (and the recipe submitters) favorite restaurants:

Lisa had been wanting to make this recipe for Chicken with Creamy Chive Sauce, so she was thrilled when I submitted it for the swap. It didn't disappoint:

Turkey cutlets were a new thing for Jey, but her recipe for Turkey Cutlets with Parmesan Crust helped get her back to eating healthier:

Kristina isn't usually a fan of salads with fruit, but she enjoyed her Holiday Salad with Berry Vinaigrette:

I've realized that I'm not a big fan of salmon, but the sauce for my Poached Salmon with Creamy Piccata Sauce was good and would work well with another type of fish:

Initially Melissa was hesitant to make her recipe for Warm Sweet Potato and Chickpea Salad, but she ended up really liking it:

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  1. Delicious looking stuff here! Thanks again for organizing!

  2. Such a great theme to start of the year...thank you :)


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