Recipes

Healthy recipes can be quick and easy to prepare no matter if you’ve cooked for years or are just getting started. In this section, you are sure to find a quick, healthy recipe you will like.

Trying new things can keep meal time interesting. For those following our week of healthy meals, you’ll find all the recipes you need right here.

If your household is smaller, simply divide all of the ingredients in half or save leftovers for another meal. Click here for tips on storing leftovers.

For large families double the recipe. Cooking can be fun for the whole family, don’t be afraid to get the kids involved. Remember cooking skills last a lifetime!

Take a look at healthy cooking and baking substitutions below.

And don’t forget to check back because more recipes will be posted soon!

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Healthy Cooking Substitutions

Instead of:

Try:

1 cup cream

1 cup evaporated milk

Cream to thicken soups

Pureed potatoes or vegetables

Stick margarine

Small amounts of olive oil or canola oil

2 ounces cheddar cheese

1 ounce reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese

White rice

Brown rice, bulgur, kasha, quinoa, whole wheat cous cous

Meat or poultry for stir fry

Tofu (extra firm) seitan, tempeh, or more vegetables

Ground beef

Ground turkey, finely chopped vegetables with less meat, crumbled firm tofu, tempeh, seitan, soy crumbles, beans

Sugar as sweetener

1 tsp honey or artificial sweetener

Butter, margarine, or vegetable oil for sautéing

Fat free cooking spray, chicken or vegetable broth, or a small amount of olive oil

1 cup mayonnaise

1 cup plain non or low fat yogurt or 3/4 cup plain yogurt with 1/4 cup or less low-calorie mayonnaise or use “light” mayonnaise

Healthy Baking Substitutions

Instead of:

Try:

1/4 cup oil, butter or margarine

1 cup evaporated milk or 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

1 egg

2 egg whites or 1/4 cup egg substitute

Sweetened condensed milk

Fat free sweetened condensed milk

Evaporated milk

Evaporated skim milk

1 cup chocolate chips

1/2 cup mini dark chocolate chips, chopped dried fruit, or chopped nuts

Frosting

Sliced fresh fruit with a dusting of powdered sugar

Sour cream

Nonfat sour cream, low fat sour cream,  non or low fat plain yogurt, pureed cottage cheese with 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Whole milk

Skim milk

Cream cheese

Low fat cream cheese or ricotta cheese pureed with fat free cream cheese

Sugar

Artificial sweetener for some or all (follow manufacturer’s directions); 1/4 to 1/4 less sugar in the recipe

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