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50 Healthy Recipes to Kick Off 2012

50 Healthy Recipes to Kick Off 2012
Happy New Year! Many of us are thinking about our New Year’s resolutions and healthy eating is often at the top of the list. If you are setting a goal to eat healthy in 2012, here are 50 healthy recipes to help you get started. Beverages Easy Strawberry Mango Smoothie Berry Banana Smoothie Blueberry Mango Smoothie Breakfast Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Whole Wheat Kefir Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce Pumpkin Granola Roasted Plums with Greek Yogurt, Honey, and Almonds Broiled Grapefruit Steel Cut Oats Maple Almond Granola Roasted Strawberries with Greek Yogurt Honey Yogurt Waffles Appetizers/Snacks Peanut Butter Granola Balls Honey Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas Rosemary Roasted Almonds Tzatziki Sauce Cilantro Lime Hummus Strawberry Mango Salsa White Bean and Artichoke Dip Edamame Guacamole Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips Peach Salsa Roasted Red Pepper and White Bean Dip Vegetable Spring Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce Black Bean Corn Salsa Salads/Sides Quinoa Salad with Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Kale, & Dried Cranberries Related:  Food

Recipes, Cooking Tips, Food Advice and Menus - KitchenDaily Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips Recipe Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips Recipe I posted our edamame guacamole recipe this week and mentioned that we made homemade baked tortilla chips to go with our guacamole. Well, I received several emails and comments from readers wanting to know how we made our chips. So today is your lucky day, I am sharing our simple recipe for baked tortilla chips. We purchase corn tortillas from a local Mexican market, they are cheap and fresh. We cut the tortillas into triangles. These chips are easy to make and much better for you than fried tortilla chips. Edamame GuacamoleMango SalsaBlack Bean SalsaGuacamole DipCilantro Lime Hummus Making your own chips at home is easy, fun, and cheaper too. Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips Ingredients:1 small package of white corn tortillas, taco size, cut into triangles Cooking spray-we use a canola oil spray Salt-to tasteDirections:1.

Easy Tofu Cooking Tips - How to Press and Cook Tofu You've seen tofu. You've eaten tofu. And you may have even purchased tofu at the grocery store — it's available just about everywhere these days. But, like most people, you probably have no idea what to do with it. But in order to turn this white brick of pure potential into dinner, it helps to know a few tricks and tips. Tofu needs to be "pressed." Slice open the package and drain out the water. Some other things to keep in mind: Tofu loves being marinated. Tofu hates marinades containing oil. Get crispy with cornstarch. Don't forget about broiling, grilling & grill pans. Tofu: not just for stir-fries anymore.

50 After-School Snacks : Recipes and Cooking 1. Sweet Bagel Chips Slice stale cinnamon-raisin bagels crosswise into thin rounds. Brush the tops with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Bake 10 minutes at 325 degrees F; flip, brush with more butter, sprinkle with more cinnamon sugar and bake 10 more minutes. 2. Garlic Bagel Chips Melt 3 tablespoons butter with 2 chopped garlic cloves in a saucepan. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 100 Things to Do with a Banana | Endless Simmer How many times has someone spotted excess, overripe or just unused bananas in your kitchen and said, “uh-oh, looks like it’s time to make banana bread!” — as if the only things possible to do with a banana are eat it or turn it into bread? Well we say “no more.” With no particular offense meant to anyone’s banana bread recipe, we believe the humble banana is in fact as versatile as bacon or eggs, and we’ve got the internets to prove it. Here’s our carefully curated list of 100 Things to Do with a Banana (not including banana bread). Click on the photos for full recipes. From Bananas to Apples, 100 things to do with apples: Sponsored Content

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Vacation is finally over and I am a little sad to see it go. Josh and I had an entire week off and we did absolutely nothing. Well, we watched an obscene amount of movies and did our fair share of cooking, baking, and eating, but nothing too strenuous. It was nice to relax and spend time together. One of the highlights of our week was breakfast time. Every morning we made a special breakfast to enjoy together. I usually wake up every morning at 5:00 so I can go to the gym and get my day going. Baked oatmeal is comforting, satisfying, and delicious. If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to eat healthy, add apple cinnamon baked oatmeal to your breakfast menu. Yield: Serves 4-6 Cook Time: 20 minutes Ingredients: 2 cups old fashioned oats 1/4 cup light brown sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups skim milk 1/2 cup applesauce 1 tablespoon melted butter 2 egg whites 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 large Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored, and diced 1. 2. 3.

The Ultimate Sandwich Recipe: Feast your eyes on this! First things first, the CellarVie Wines team cannot lay claim to being responsible for the making of the ‘Ultimate Sandwich’. This remarkable feat of culinary engineering, complete with the beautiful pictures displayed below, arrived in our inbox courtesy of an anonymous email chain on Tuesday afternoon. Jamie Oliver would undoubtedly and perhaps quite correctly, not endorse this as a healthy meal, and it certainly isn't for the faint-hearted but we thought it was a bit of fun nonetheless. So feast your eyes on the ‘Ultimate sandwich’… Ingredients (a guideline) 1 hard crusted Italian bread 3 rib eye steaks 500g mushrooms 1 onion 8 rashers of unsmoked back bacon Swiss Cheese slices Worchester Sauce, Dijon Mustard, horseradish or condiments of your choosing. Salt and pepper to season. Method [See images below] Line up the ingredients and brace yourself for something very special indeed. Hollow out the hard-crusted Italian bread. Rare cook the steaks [they will continue to cook whilst in the sandwich].

15 Ways to Eat Healthy on a Budget 1. I wonder how I can keep the family in organic and gluten free food without spending quite as much? -Sadie H. Kristin: The key is that you really don't need to go organic on everything. The Environmental Working group publishes their dirty dozen and clean 15 list yearly. MORE: Start Your "Eat Pretty" Journey Here 2. Kristin: I would first assess what your children are eating and work with their physician to determine how many calories they should be eating. Read More You can get bags of fruits and veggies, beans, oatmeal, cereal and pasta. 3. Kristin: Your body works hard for you day and night. Good news is, it's not too late to rev up your metabolism. MORE: Ladies Who Lunch Weight Less 4. Kristin: You can get dried herbs for 99 cents a jar and still get great health benefits. Cinnamon: Some studies link cinnamon consumption to better control blood sugar. Turmeric: The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin. QUIZ: What’s Your Eating Style? 5. MORE: Where to Get Your Omega-3s 6. 7. 8.

10 Gourmet Meals For $10 or Less photo: 10buckdinners.com Eating cheap is easy. Given $10 to buy ingredients for a meal for four, even the most hopeless home cook could whip up grilled cheese and tomato soup or a simple spaghetti-and-meatballs combo. But putting together a gourmet dinner for under $10 is more challenging. Now Frugal Foodie has a challenge you: what’s your best super-cheap yet gourmet meal? (All cost estimates are based on non-sale New York City supermarket prices. One Pan Chicken and Rice by Hilary Allard of Sliced and Diced Cost: $5.73, or $1.43 per serving. Allard’s sauté uses one pot and is finished in the oven, minimizing dishes as well as cost. Caramelized Cauliflower Fritatta by Michael Natkin of Herbivoracious Cost: $7.08, or $1.77 per serving Fresh herbs give Natkin’s frittata zing, but can make a big dent in the budget if you’re not already growing your own. Monday Spinach Rice Medley by Katie Clark and Telly Kousakis of More Dough Than Dollars Cost: $7.15, or $1.79 per serving Strawberry Chicken Salad

Whole Grain Master Recipe from “Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day” using Vital Wheat Gluten! (The picture above is another Mark Luinenburg gem; Mark’s done the photography on our new book). Speaking of our new book… … this has been a long and wonderful road; tomorrow (Tuesday October 27) is the publication date for: Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day: 100 New Recipes Featuring Whole Grains, Fruits, Vegetables, and Gluten-Free Ingredients We are thrilled with the early reviews, and already have already been on TV to talk about the book. The answer: Yes, you can, but you have to make some changes. What is vital wheat gluten? We are going to publish the basic whole grain recipe here on our website. Ingredients: 5 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 1 1/2 tablespoons granulated yeast (can decrease) 1 tablespoon Kosher salt (can adjust to taste or health concerns) 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) vital wheat gluten (or vital wheat gluten flour) 4 cups lukewarm water (about 100 degrees F) Now add the water to form a very wet dough. Slide onto the hot stone…

College Suvival Guide Part I: 50 Amazing Ramen Noodle Recipes Going to college requires a lot of your time, which doesn't allow you to cook your common four-course meal. Using the age-old college fallback, ramen noodles, you can cook yourself a tasty treat in a short amount of time without breaking the bank. Preparing Ramen Noodles for a Recipe Boil the noodles according to the directions on the package and drain. If raw noodles are called for, then just break the noodles into bite-sized pieces before opening the package. Fried ramen noodles add crunch and a unique flavor to a recipe. 50 Amazing Ramen Noodle Recipes Boiled Ramen Noodle Salads Fried Ramen Noodle Salads Uncooked Ramen Noodle Salads Ramen Noodle Soups Beef Ramen Dishes Chicken Ramen Dishes Ham Ramen Dishes Super Quick Ramen Dishes Ramen For Breakfast Ramen Desserts Ramen Snacks Boiled Ramen Noodle Salads To make a basic ramen cabbage salad, shred a cup of Napa cabbage and a cup each of red cabbage and carrot. Top Fried Ramen Noodle Salads Uncooked Ramen Noodle Salads Ramen Noodle Soups

Brushetta A beautiful summer night (11 p.m. to be exact) in Drogheda. Remember when I first arrived, and I wrote a post about the “Irish diet?” Basically I was amazed that even though I was eating more starch, fat and sugar than ever before, I wasn’t gaining weight. I think at the time (it was still wintery in early March), I chalked it up to the fact that my body – used to the balmy climate of Los Angeles – was working overtime to keep warm in freezing-cold Ireland. Well, it’s not so cold here anymore. Salad with white beans, prawns, low-fat cheese and cilantro (fresh corriander). So this week I’m back on track and back to the gym. And speaking of cures: I can’t remember how it first came up, but my friend Sinead told me a story about how her sister, when just an infant, was inflicted with thrush of the mouth. Brown bread with avocado, tomato and a soft-boiled egg; baked oven “chips” with lean filet steak. Healthy Prawn Salad Sandwich (Serves 2)

PRETZEL BITES Do you need a perfect snack for the big game? These Pretzel bites will hit the spot for sure. You can make a combination of Parmesan bites with a Cheese dip or Cinnamon and Sugar bites with a Vanilla glaze for dipping. I've finally used up my supply of Rhodes Roll dough . . . until I buy more. It's quite nice to have on hand when you need it. If you have some hanging around your freezer, you can whip these up in a jiffy. Simple . . . CINNAMON and SUGAR PRETZEL BITES Take a Texas size Rhodes roll that has been thawed. Roll it out in a four inch rope. Cut in four sections. I got tired of this method. so I simplified even more. Take your roll, and cut horizontally and vertically. You have four pieces. You will need: as well as: Once your bites are all cut, place on a large greased baking sheet. Let rise until double in size. Like this . . . Bring some water to boil in a large pot. Prepare a Baking sheet with a clean towel and Paper towels on top. Like this: Heat your oven to 375 Degrees. like this . . .

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