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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Healthy Recipe Round-up

A Healthy Dinner

We've almost reached the end of my month of healthy eating! Since the beginning of September, I've completely eliminated sugar and sugar substitutes like honey, and drastically reduced my consumption of grains and dairy. Some days were difficult; some not so much, but I always knew I wouldn't eat this way forever.

I am pleased to report that I feel much better, and am well on my way to reaching my target weight again! With both of those things in mind, I'm planning to continue on a very similar diet even when we get to October in a few days. I found myself in a sugar rut this summer (as evidenced by publishing almost no recipes that didn't contain chocolate!), so I thought now that I'm nearing the end of my healthy month, I would share some of the best recipes that got me through it.

Massaged Kale Salad

1. Massaged Kale Salad. James introduced me to this almost a year ago, and I'm a total convert. We stick to the recipe, just eliminating the salt (between anchovy paste and soy sauce, it isn't necessary!).

Bruschetta Salad

2. Bruschetta Salad. We modify this one a bit, too, just making the tomato part and serving it without bread or feta spread. I usually eliminating the pine nuts as well, as I can't usually be bothered to toast them.

Tuna Cake

3. Tuna Cakes. I've made these twice in the last two weeks, they're that good! I find they're easier to do as patties than in muffin tins. I also found that 2 eggs made them a little runny, so I prefer to use just 1. I also cut back on the lemon zest, as it isn't my favorite flavor. And we have so many fresh herbs at the moment, I've really enjoyed adding parsley and thyme instead of cilantro, and subbing dried chipotle flakes for the jalapeno.

4. Zucchini Noodles/Spaghetti Squash. Both best with lots of pesto!

5. Chicken Fritz. This is a crazy simple recipe from Big Girls, Small Kitchen, which involves taking the leftover chicken shreds after roasting a whole bird, and frying them up with shallots, garlic, salt, pepper, and paprika. Totally delicious!

And for just one slightly naughty recipe, Ella's Raw Brownies (no agave or maple syrup added, of course). Sometimes a girl just needs her chocolate!

So that's some of what I've been living on for the past few weeks! This isn't the end of my healthy kick, so stay tuned in weeks to come for some more recipes that aren't necessarily dessert-related.

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