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Healthy Five Ingredient Recipes

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Ravioli with Corn

Ravioli with Corn

Linda Larsen
Here's the dilemma: you want to get in and out of the kitchen quickly, but you have to meet your family's tastes, and you want to serve the healthiest food you can. Turn to this collection of healthy five ingredient recipes to solve all of your problems! Well, not really, but feeding your family well, and quickly, will go a long way towards making your life easier. The recipes use five ingredients or less (not including salt, pepper, oil, flour, water, and seasonings).

As I explained in Healthy in a Hurry, healthy means nutrient dense foods, low in bad fats like trans fat, high in good fats like olive oil, relatively low in calories, and delicious. One way to make sure you're eating well is to try to get as many of the colors of the rainbow onto your plate. In other words, spend most of your time in the grocery store in the produce aisle!

You can, of course, and as always, substitute just about any ingredient in any recipe. You can even go over five ingredients, whereas I cannot! Enjoy these easy recipes this week and start getting ready for spring.

Healthy Five Ingredient Recipes

  • Pork and Onions with Orange Glaze
    Orange marmalade and chili sauce make the delicious and spicy glaze in this easy and healthy recipe.
  • Red Pepper Roasted Lamb Chops
    You could substitute pork chops for the lamb in this colorful and delicious recipe; asparagus could be substitute for the sugar snap peas. Voila! A whole new recipe!
  • Ravioli with Corn
    This vegetarian entree is super quick and very popular with kids. If you're not vegetarian, check out the many different ravioli fillings in your grocery's freezer section.
  • Old Fashioned Goulash
    This homey comforting recipe is packed full of Vitamin C. And your kids will love it too!
  • Nectarines with Sole
    Fish pairs naturally with fruit in this easy and delicious recipe.
  • Red Snapper with Yellow Squash
    This super quick stir fry recipe is very light and delicious. Serve it with a rice pilaf and some breadsticks.
  • Chicken Vegetable Skillet
    This one dish meal is full of fresh flavor. Enjoy it with a fresh fruit salad.
  • Tomato and Feta Chicken
    Feta cheese is very strong flavored, so a little goes a long way. It makes a delicious topping on these tender chicken breasts.
  • Italian Beef Stir Fry
    Tomato paste, with its rich concentrated flavor, is the secret ingredient in this simple stir fry.
  • Lemon Couscous with Salmon
    Lemon is a great way to add flavor to any dish without adding fat. And of course, lemon and fish were made to go together.
  • Shrimp and Broccoli Stir-Fry
    Keep these ingredients in your freezer and pantry for a super quick and healthy main dish anytime.
  • Southwest Pork Kabobs
    Spiced cubes of pork alternate with fresh veggies in this easy and delicious grilled entree.
  • Crockpot Chicken Stew
    Choose your favorite pasta sauce for this easy and delicious entree recipe.

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