Favorite Fridays: Healthy Recipes

So not only do I love to eat, but I also love to cook and try new recipes. Thanks to Pinterest — finding new, fun recipes is super easy. And for today’s post, I want to feature 5 of my favorite healthy recipes, since eating healthy is all the rage these days. I’m also working on my food photography skills so most of these recipes, but perhaps in the future that will change!

1. Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad from Damn Delicious

I love this recipe, because it’s super easy and delicious. I like to eat this with some croissant or over a bed of spring salad mix topped with roasted pecans, reduced balsamic vinaigrette and olive oil (see picture below). I also like to poach my chicken breast (find instructions here) since it’s healthier, and then I like to keep the stock leftover for other recipes (such as the chicken noodle soup found below).

chicken salad sald

2. Parmesan Baked Chicken Nuggets from Gimme Some Oven

This is a fun, easy and delicious way to make chicken nuggets – so much better (and healthier) than the frozen ones!

3. Chicken Noodle Soup from Budget Byte

I change this recipe up a bit by poaching the chicken for about 14 minutes (same instructions from the chicken salad recipe) then using leftover chicken broth. Sometimes this broth not might be enough, so I add store-bought chicken broth in increments then taste and adjust it to my liking.

4. Creamy Tomato Basil Soup from Joyful Healthy Eats

For this recipe, I had to add a little bit of heavy cream to achieve the creaminess flavor I liked. However, this might be different for you — but, overall, a delicious and easy recipe to make.

tomato basil soup

5. Carrot Sticks from Healy Eats Real

Ever find yourself with leftover carrots in the fridge, and you don’t know what to do it with? Happens to me all the time. I always feel so guilty for throwing away food, so I’ve been pretty good about finding recipes to help me eat all my veggies before they go bad — and these carrots sticks are a great one! You can even use zucchini instead of carrots, and add other seasonings like cayenne red pepper, paprika, etc.

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