Oatmeal meets the 21st century. Overnight oats are all the craze! The beauty of this concept is you make individual servings so everyone in the family can have their own tailored to preferences and dietary needs. Cow’s milk, almond milk or soy, they all work well. They are delicious, and oatmeal is high in soluble fiber and essential minerals.
If you are looking for a good breakfast sandwich to eat at home, but find the frozen varieties in your grocery store to be unhealthy, it’s easy to make your own. This recipe is quick, easy and fun to make. Get your kids involved in the assembly! You can add veggies to the eggs for a western or Tex-Mex version.
When looking for a sweet grab-and-go breakfast, skip the donut and try these blueberry breakfast cakes. They are higher in protein and fiber and lower in fat. They are easy to make any time of year using frozen blueberries.
Try a new twist on breakfast. Rather than getting fast food on your way to work or school, consider these make-ahead breakfast burritos. They store well in the freezer for up to 3 months and are more nutritious than takeout. Reduce the fat content by using low fat cheese.
Here’s a healthy chicken chili with all the robust flavor of a traditional beef chili without all the saturated fat! In addition to the fiber from zucchini and beans, there is an added dose of iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, niacin, copper, phosphorous, manganese, dietary protein and fiber from the addition of bulgur wheat. It’s a great one pot, hearty dish for a cold December day!
Sometimes that craving for chicken tenders just needs to be satisfied. But storebought frozen chicken tenders contain about 14 grams (54% of calories) of fat. Chicken strips from a fast food restaurant can be as much as 470 calories and 24 grams of fat per serving, while this recipe cuts the fat to 5 grams per serving … and they are super crispy and super easy to make!
Looking for something more hearty than a bowl of cereal for breakfast on a chilly fall morning? This make-ahead breakfast casserole is great as a holiday morning treat as well. Whole wheat bread, turkey sausage and egg whites take a traditionally high fat breakfast to one that is guilt free. Add some additional veggies like onions, peppers, broccoli or asparagus to make an even more positive nutritional impact!
Here is a great recipe for when you are craving a big bowl of chicken and dumplings but don’t want all the fat. Its use of whole wheat gnocchi makes it higher in fiber and simplifies the recipe. It makes a great Sunday dinner, and the leftovers are even better the next day!
This recipe has it all! A juicy, flavorful gravy-covered burger with sweet potato wedges and tender green beans. Mushrooms are a great source of B vitamins; sweet potatoes are packed with Vitamin A and C; and green beans are a great fiber source. And best of all, it’s an entire meal ready in under 40 minutes!
Unfortunately, many comfort foods are high in fat and calories and low in vitamins. Traditional macaroni and cheese recipes often exceed 700 calories for a modest portion and more than 40 grams of fat. You can enjoy this recipe for macaroni and cheese without the guilt and with added nutrition from spinach and whole wheat macaroni!