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7 Recipes for a Healthier Lifestyle

Whether it’s a New Year’s resolution, a new goal, or a doctor’s recommendation, changing eating habits can be really tough. But it can also be fun! Find meals you love, then look for easy ingredient substitutions like veggie noodles instead of pasta. Every little change you make is a small win! Those small wins will slowly build up as you continue with a healthy lifestyle. To help you get started, here are seven easy, healthy recipes you can get on the table quickly.

1. One-Pot Chicken Parmesan & Zucchini Noodles

One easy food change you can make for a healthy lifestyle is swapping out pasta for zucchini noodles. The crunch and flavor from the zoodles will make you wonder why you ever needed the carbs in the first place. You can try the simple noodle swap with this five-ingredient recipe that comes together in about 20 minutes!

 

One-Pot Chicken Parmesan & Zucchini Noodles
One-Pot Chicken Parmesan & Zucchini Noodles

 

2. Sweet Potato Black Bean Enchilada Casserole

It’s important to eat meals that are high in protein and fiber and have a good source of vitamins. This recipe helps you do just that thanks to the black beans and sweet potato. This is a weeknight comfort food your family will love, and you can get on the table in under 30 minutes.

 

Sweet Potato Black Bean Enchilada Casserole

 

3. Quick Cooker Red Lentil & Spinach Soup

This vegan soup will become one of your new favorites. The subtleness of the lentils gets a boost of flavor from the cumin, coconut, and lime. It’s low-calorie, gluten-free, and cooks quickly in a pressure cooker.

 

Quick Cooker Red Lentil & Spinach Soup
Quick Cooker Red Lentil & Spinach Soup

 

4. Chicken Pho

This spin on the classic Vietnamese soup is healthier and easier to make. The traditional soup usually takes one day to make, but with a few easy ingredient substitutions, you can make it in 30 minutes. And make it healthier by replacing the noodles with a spiralized sweet potato and using low-sodium chicken stock instead of regular stock.

 

Chicken Pho
Chicken Pho

 

5. White Bean, Kale & Sausage Stew

Looking for an easy stew to add into your dinner rotation? Look no further than this quick and delicious stew. Besides great flavor, it’s full of healthy ingredients. Kale is one of the most nutritious plant foods you can eat, and white beans are a great source of protein.

 

White Bean, Kale & Sausage Stew
White Bean, Kale & Sausage Stew

 

6. Romesco Soup

Inspired by the classic Spanish sauce, this soup is made with all of the Romesco flavors like tomatoes, red peppers, garlic, and almonds. This recipe calls for Israeli couscous and fresh spinach leaves which add a more unique taste.

 

Romesco Soup
Romesco Soup

 

7. Quick Cooker Citrus-Herb Salmon & Green Beans

Make this healthy, one-pot dinner in a pressure cooker in under an hour. The orange and thyme mixture pairs well with the salmon and side of green beans. And since it’s made in a pressure cooker, the veggies retain more of their nutrients.

 

Quick Cooker Citrus-Herb Salmon & Green Beans
Quick Cooker Citrus-Herb Salmon & Green Beans

 

This post has been updated since it was originally published in July 2015.


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One Response to 7 Recipes for a Healthier Lifestyle

  1. Fern Kolbe February 9, 2019 at 10:17 am #

    These look delicious and I can’t wait to try some of them. Clean, healthy eating is my goal this year.

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