I love trying new recipes, but there are so many websites that have healthy recipes, and if you are like me, sometimes I find it all a little overwhelming, especially if all I want is a simple chicken recipe. There are thousands and thousands of chicken recipes!! Once I spent an hour and a half searching through about 30 chicken recipes looking for a light, easy, 15 minute chicken recipe online, and in the end I gave up and pulled out one of my cookbooks (remember those?)
Now I know we are all busy, and although eating healthy may be a priority, sometimes at the end of a long work day, you don’t want think about scouring the internet for a new recipe that you don’t even know if you or your family will enjoy.
So I decided to try and help save you some time, and share with you my 3 favorite healthy recipes websites. They have quick and easy recipes that are tried and true, and of course – healthy.
My top 3 favorite healthy recipe websites
1. All Recipes
I use allrecipes.com regularly because they have a huge database of recipes with reviews and tips from people who have tested them. Now although not all of the recipes are healthy, you can refine your search so you get exactly what you are looking for. You can even list a few specific ingredients you have in your fridge and it will pull up recipes with those ingredients. My current favorite recipe for healthy turkey breakfast patties here. It’s super easy to make, and delicious. You can even freeze them (that’s what I did)
Best recipes ever is a show on CBC, but they also post videos plus the recipes on the website. What I really like about the show is that the recipes are EASY. Many of the dishes can be prepared in 15-20 minutes and the ingredients are easy to find at your local grocery store. As an added bonus, many of the recipes don’t require a lot of dishes. Fewer dishes during cooking = fewer dishes to clean up.
Here’s a soup I made a while back from Best Recipes Ever – Sausage, potato and Swiss Chard Soup
Ps. I made a lighter version by using half the sausage and cutting it in smaller pieces, and draining any fat after cooking it. Also, I replaced the potato with sweet potato (using this deep orange vegetable instead of a white potato helps boost vitamin A, E and C, plus b vitamins, potassium and fibre. It is loaded with antioxidants which help reduce cancer risk and boost heart health). Last but not least, I added about double the swiss chard because it shrinks to practically nothing when it cooks!
These sisters, Janet and Greta Podleski are known for taking comfort food and making a healthy version that is delicious but has about half the calories as the original. They had a show called “Eat, Shrink and Be Merry” for years on the Food Network, and continue to publish their book – Looneyspoons
This recipe for quinoa salad with chili lime dressing is on my “must try” list over the holidays.
What are your favorite recipe websites?