Wednesday, June 22, 2011

5 Easy, Healthy, "Go-To" Recipes

When I got married I was a horrible cook.

Like so horrible I could only really make spaghetti and frequently I'd screw that up too.

But about a year ago I decided to "beef" (get it? "beef!") up my cooking skills.

As part of this goal I even decided that I'd add "Learn 5 good, healthy, go-to meals" to my Baby Bucket List.

For something to be considered a "go-to" meal it has to be something I've made multiple times and have perfected. And healthy means low in calories and high in natural ingredients.

This weekend The Mr. and I remade the always amazing, and oh-so-summery Grilled Lemon Chicken with Fennel and Onion.


It was SO delish. I prepared it all and cooked the rice. Then the Mr. grilled it up. Have I mentioned that he is a grill master? He is.

If you have a BBQ you need to make this recipe this weekend. Seriously.

But in making it again I realized that I now have 5 Easy, Healthy, "Go-To" Recipes!

They are:
- Grilled Lemon Chicken with Fennel and Onion (recipe)
- Crockpot Pasta Fagioli Soup (recipe)
- Healthier PW Chicken Spaghetti (recipe)
- Gazpacho (recipe)
- Mediterranean Chicken in a foil pouch (recipe)

And as a bonus I have 4 "Go-To" side dishes:
- Kale Chips (recipe)
- Sweet Potato Wedges (recipe)
- Steamed veggies in my stainless steel waterless cookware
- Brown rice in my rice cooker

So I have my "5" recipes but I'm always looking for more. So tell me, what your favorite "easy, healthy, go-to recipes?"

Let me know and I'll pin them to pinterest foodie board!

7 comments:

Dee Stephens said...

I'm a Gina's Skinny Taste ho! My favorites: Bruschetta chicken, Aisan meatballs, and the recipe I made this weekend. Check my blog out for that one.

Newlywed and Decorating said...

You are good for developing this repertoire! I hate cooking but when I do it, it does turn out great. I have to inspire myself by making new recipes though, not repeats. My favorite things to make were probably fish tacos.

Sarah @ The Strength of Faith said...

Oh my goodness, I was terrible when I got married too! I've come so far. Here's one of my favorites - http://www.thestrengthoffaith.com/2010/08/pasta-chicken-stir-fry.html.

And here's a link to all of my recipes - http://www.thestrengthoffaith.com/p/recipes.html. Happy cooking!

Rachel said...

YUM! You're a natural in the kitchen these days!

One meal I LOVE that is from Cooking Light is their shrimp and grits. Not sure if you're a shrimp fan, but if you are, you must try this!

Shrimp: http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/deep-south-shrimp-sausage-10000001896050/

Grits: http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/spicy-cheese-grits-10000001896051/

the Blah Blah Blahger said...

Some of my favorite recipes that are flavorful and healthy!!!

http://www.theblahblahblahger.com/2010/11/walnut-crusted-pork-chops/

http://www.theblahblahblahger.com/2010/06/baked-ziti/

http://www.theblahblahblahger.com/2009/04/kitchen-confidential-my-go-to/

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I hardly have any good recipes! I'm stealing all of these healthy ideas.

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Looks delicious! I'm sure hubby enjoyed it!

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