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. Viola! 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.