Lately society has highlighted many new health crazes and fads designed to help you cleanse and realign your wellness. However what these trends seem to have forgotten is taste. I don’t know about you, but I think that if I’m going to follow an ultra clean eating plan plus exercise, it better be the best thing I’ve ever tasted. Sadly this doesn’t seem to be the current trend. Since when did healthy eating have to taste bad? Why can’t I have my cake and eat it too? We here at HFR have taken these critical questions into consideration and have presented you with healthy eats that don’t disappoint your taste buds. We decided that healthy recipes should taste great.
- Tofu quiche – I know what you’re thinking: this is just another tasteless tofu recipe that’s low in calories and satisfaction. Worry not, young health nut! This green recipe is quite tasty in fact and also has the perks of having only 200 calories and 7 grams of protein per slice. Go ahead, lick the plate after you make Dana’s tofu quiche. (Disclaimer: The scientific community is split on whether soy products are good or bad for health, with half of studies praising soy products and the other half disagreeing- we will let you decide for yourself how you feel about them.)
- Oatmeal “power bowl” – Oatmeal is a classic healthy breakfast alternative that is warm and filling, but it’s about time this dish got a face lift. And that is exactly what we have found. Oh She Glows has found a way to spruce up this crowd favorite with cinnamon, bananas and chia seeds. Toppings are yours to choose from.
- Shakshuka – A traditional Israeli breakfast of eggs, tomato, onion, peppers, and spices, this recipe is healthy, satisfying, warm, and beyond easy to make. Let your adventurous side run wild as you try this international sensation without fear of breaking the calorie bank.
LUNCH and DINNER:
- Shrimp and Avocado Summer/Spring Roll – An Asian staple, these summer rolls are light, fun, and tasty. This dish is low calorie due to the large amount of raw vegetables filling the wrapper and high in protein shrimp. As far as lunches go, this is a pretty guiltless one. Try your wrapping skills with Christy’s Summer Roll Recipe.
- Paleo Pad Thai – First of all, yum. I personally love pad thai and now I can make a healthy version for myself! The reason you should jump on board with this recipe is simple: it’s paleo. There are no carbs in this dish: only vegetables and protein. Despite that fact, this dish is still filling and satisfying, and the nuts add the creamy texture you might fear missing.
- Chipotle Pork Tacos – With 22 grams of protein and less than 300 calories per taco, this is a healthy and easy to make lunch (or dinner) that will fill you for hours. The red slaw and lime juice add a nice bright contrast to the rich flavors of the pork and sour cream while still keeping a balanced flavor profile. It sounds sophisticated, really it’s just downright tasty. You can try this recipe with either corn or flour tortillas depending on your personal preference. Don’t skimp on the slaw topping.
- Fajita Burger – Less than 450 Calories, a whopping 31 grams of protein and 75% of your daily vitamin C intake in one single burger right here. I want to emphasize that we are talking about a burger, you know – the typical cheat day food that you never want to talk about but always fantasize about sinking your teeth into. Yeah, that burger. And yet we have found a recipe that takes the guilt and secrecy out of the term burger. This dish also has 75% of your daily vitamin C value. This is no ordinary burger: this is super burger.
- Traditional Mexican Beef Caldo with Spinach – This high protein stew is great for a cold or rainy night, however it does not induce the food coma commonly associated with rich stews… because it only has 233 Calories per bowl!! This recipe is already low in cholesterol but if you want to lower the carb count, you can always substitute the potatoes with turnips or beans. Three cheers for healthy options!
- Dark Chocolate and Oat Cookie Clusters – I don’t know about you, but the second I try to turn my diet into a healthy eater’s paradise, I crave warm chocolate and peanut butter things. Good news for me (and you), we have found a chocolatey (and peanut-ey) dessert that is actually a yummy, healthy dessert that only has 160 calories and only 6% of your daily intake of carbohydrates. Give in to your cravings without sacrificing your healthy lifestyle with Health’s cookie cluster recipe.
- Banana Based ‘Ice Cream’: I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Sounds familiar doesn’t it? Ice cream is a total classic when it comes to killing healthy vibes. When will there be an ice cream for all the visionaries in the world that want to have their sweet treats and eat them too? Well it turns out today is the day! May I present to you the groundbreaking banana-based ice cream. Made with frozen bananas, peanut butter, and your choice of extra flavoring (cocoa powder for example) this “ice cream” is oh, so satisfying and totally health-nut friendly! Unfortunately you’ll have to exercise some major portion control, because once you taste this, you won’t want to stop eating.