Here’s to Our Health [A Recipe Round Up]

18 Feb

I’ve been asked by numerous people to please not stop posting recipe round-ups. :) So I thought since I haven’t done one in a while, today would be the perfect day to do one – especially one that focuses on healthy food choices.

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I just crave HEALTHY FOOD. This usually happens in the dead of winter after I’ve eaten all the comfort food I can hold. It usually happens about the time the temps take a deep dive (like they did this weekend in our neck of the woods) making me despondent for Spring temps and fresh Spring foods. Well, maybe despondent is a little extreme :), but those of you who are not fans of the cold know exactly what I’m talking about.

So, I thought I would round us up a tasty selection of healthy foods we can enjoy without so much guilt while the chill is still in the air. Now, here’s my disclaimer. Everyone’s interpretation of healthy is different – these recipes fall into the category of “What Rachel Thinks Is Health(ier Than What She Usually Eats).” Some of you will think they are WAY too healthy for your taste buds. Others will think they don’t even come close to being healthy. But, either way – hopefully you might see something that interests you. :)

For breakfast, how about some Biggest Loser Oatmeal Pancakes. Add some fresh fruit and you’ve got a great start to your day!

biggest-loser-oatmeal-pancakes

This next recipe could serve as a snack, appetizer or side dish that would be great served along side a sandwich. These Oven Baked Zucchini Chips from The Nutrition Twins look yummy and so easy to make.

zucchinichips

I’m a pasta lover, so no round up (even a healthy one) is complete without a pasta dish. This Whole Wheat Pasta with Ricotta and Vegetables from Fitness Magazine looks scrumptious.

fat-fighting-pasta

I’m also a big fan of rice and beans. They are very filling and usually quite healthy for you. This Mexican Rice and Bean Casserole from Food and Whine would make a fast, fresh side dish or could be a great entree for a Meatless Monday meal.

rice-and-beans

We gotta have some sweets in here, so how about this Strawberry Jam Crumb Cake from Cooking Light? At 250 calories per slice, it’s not a bad alternative to some of the heavier dessert options I’m known to love.

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Now I’m hungry. I need to go downstairs and see if there’s anything healthy to eat. :)

Blessings!
♥Rachel

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4 Responses to “Here’s to Our Health [A Recipe Round Up]”

  1. The Savvy Sister February 18, 2013 at 7:58 am #

    nice recipes here! Thanks Rachel!

  2. Facing Cancer Together February 18, 2013 at 10:02 am #

    Those zucchini chips look fantastic. I’m on my way to learn more! Thanks :) ~Catherine

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