All of us here at BodyWorks Health and Wellness have decided to create a page to help support our patients in their nutrition. The goal is to only put recipes of delicious food that is simple to make, and a healthy option all at the same time. We would love feedback on this page if you have any, or if you have any healthy recipes that you would like us to feature on this page, let us know.
This Recipe is a little different, but gets great ratings nonetheless. It is an easy quick meal you can make, that at the same time is healthy.
First, preheat broiler and cut 1 grapefruit in half. Sprinkle each half with ½ tsp. sugar and ¼ tsp. cinnamon. Broil both halves for 3-5 minutes on a cookie sheet.
Amazing French Toast (serves 8)
- large egg whites (2)
- large egg (1)
- 3/4 cup low-fat (1-percent) milk
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons butter
8 slices firm whole-wheat bread
Preheat your oven to 200 degrees F or on the warm setting.
In a pie plate, mix the egg whites, egg, milk, vanilla and salt with a wire whisk until it is completely mixed. In a nonstick skillet, melt the butter on medium heat.
Dip the slices of bread, one at a time, in the egg mixture to coat both sides well. Place the slices of bread in the skillet, and cook until lightly browned, 3 to 4 minutes. Flip and cook until lightly browned on the oppisite side, usually takes about 3 to 4 minutes.
Transfer the French toast to a oven safe pan, and keep warm in the oven. Repeat with remaining butter, bread slices and egg mixture.
Vegetable and Meat Jambalaya
This is one of my VERY favorite meals, and we have it very regularly. We have it when our fridge is filling up with left over meat and vegetables that need to be used. There is no set vegetables or meat that go in this, I always just use what is hanging around in our kitchen. This is probably the most healthy meal that my family eats. My kids love it, and by the end, we very rarely have any left over.
In the picture that you see below I have: Asperagus, purple onions, mushrooms, zucchini, squash, red peppers, green beans and a mixture of chicken and pork (already cooked). Be creative, you don't have to follow this, but this is the concoction that I love the most! The meat does need to be precooked, and the vegetables need to be raw.
This is a wire basket that I bought for $6. You will need something like this to grill the vegetables in. Once you put the food into the wire basket, put a little olive oil and stir it around. Also use your favorite seasonings. I use Johnny's seasoning salt and pepper.
Occasionally come out and stir the mixture to make sure that everything is cooking evenly. Depending on what you cook, the cooking time can be between 10 minutes and 20 minutes. Just keep a close eye on it :).
I put the wire basket on something that will catch the juices so it is not too messy. You can serve this over rice, or just eat it as is, it is amazing either way. This is the finished product. There are so many vitamins in this meal, and the best part is that our kids love it. Give it a try and let me know what you think.
Street Tacos (brought to us by Melissa Lindsay)
Shredded chicken (2 chicken breasts will make approx. 12 street tacos)
Broccoli slaw (can be purchased at most grocery stores)
Put thawed chicken breasts in the cock pot on high for 2 1/2 hours. Remove chicken from the crock pot and drain the juices. Shred the chicken. Add taco seasoning to the chicken, and put it back in the crock pot (with a wooden spoon stir the taco seasoning into the chicken) for 30 minutes.
Put seasoned chicken on the corn tortilla and top it with mozzarella cheese. Add broccoli slaw and top with salsa. ENJOY!