Thursday, January 24, 2013

Turkey & Veg Meatloaf w/ Balsamic Glaze

Pictures of meatloaf can never do it justice. I've been pouring over my pics, and well, they're not very attractive. Nor does a "meat loaf" sound particularly appetizing. But, trust me, this was moist, flavorful, and delicious "comfort" food -- the LAST thing I would think was that this dish was packed full of lean protein and veggies -- but it is! You've to give this recipe a try; I was absolutely shocked how MUCH I loved it!!

I served this with my Pureed Cauliflower, and it was the perfect healthy comfort food complement. That post is coming up next, so check back if that suits your fancy!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Lightened-Up Chicken & Curry Pot Pie



Hello fresh followers, yes, I am finally sharing new, and (hopefully), inspired, recipes with you! This recipe is the first of a series that I call "lightened-up" comfort food: warm, hearty, and rich dishes for winter that are also guilt-free.

I am quite delighted that this is the first recipe; it captures the theme perfectly -- a delicious, crowd-pleasing dish, but was simple to make and also deceptively healthy. The recipe is similar to a traditional chicken pot pie, however, I lightened-it up by taking away the bottom crust, adding more veggies, and creating a lighter sauce that also features some curry flavor! It was soul-soothing and seemed decadent -- however, keep reading -- I promise that you will be shocked to see how healthy it really is! Let's do this...


Monday, January 7, 2013

Healthy Recipe Compilation

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season!!! I don't know about y'all, but I was just about the laziest person alive -- there has been A LOT of couch sitting and mimosa drinking in my life, haha. I was in desperate need of some relaxation, so sorry I haven't been around much! However, now that I'm rejuvenated, I'm really looking forward to the New Year, and helping people incorporate fresh & healthy ingredients into their lives!

I'm currently developing some lightened-up classic comfort food dishes; wonderful meals to keep you warm in the winter that are more nutritious than the usual! Until I get those posts ready, I wanted to share a compilation of some of the healthiest recipes on my blog, featuring breakfast, salads, & entrees! Just click on the title to get to the specific recipes that interest you. Hope you try them out, and here's to a FRESH 2013!!

Breakfast 

Blueberry Breakfast Quinoa 















Mango-Nut Granola















Almond Butter, Oatmeal & Banana Bars






















Salads

Citrus Quinoa Salad











 



Chinese Chicken Salad















Quick & Easy Quinoa Salad





  











Entrees & Sides

White Bean & Chicken Chili















Baked "Fried" Chicken















Panko-Crusted Asian Salmon & Lightened-Up Fried Rice 















Baked Fish w/ Arugula-Caper Salsa Verde















Roasted Broccoli & Cherry Tomatoes
 














Orzo-Stuffed Bell Peppers















Roasted Chicken w/ Citrus-Garlic Sauce (Note: to make this dish less fattening, remove the skin upon eating.)
















There are more healthy recipes on the blog, but I thought this was a nice variety. EAT FRESH! ~Leah