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Healthy 5-Ingredient Recipes

Cooking healthy meals at home doesn’t have to be hard—or time consuming. Get inspired to cook with these simple meals that are packed with flavor and will fill you up without weighing you down.

Breakfast: Fruit & Chocolate Breakfast Bowl

  • 1/2 cup fat-free Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup blueberries or raspberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped apple or pear
  • 1 tablespoon chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon mini chocolate chips

Scoop the yogurt into your serving bowl. Sprinkle the raspberries, apple, walnuts and mini chocolate chips on top. Serve immediately.

Lunch: Foil Baked Balsamic Salmon

  • 3 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 cup bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 cup sugar snap peas
  • One 4-oz. salmon filet

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with foil. Whisk the vinegar and honey together in a bowl until well combined. Spread bell pepper and snap peas down the center of the foil. Place the salmon on top. Drizzle with the vinegar mixture. If you like, season with salt and pepper to taste.

Top with another piece of foil, folding all four edges together to create a well-sealed packet. Pop into your pre-heated oven. Bake for 20 minutes. When the fish is cooked through and veggies are tender, remove the pan from the oven and place on a rack for 5 minutes. Carefully (the packet will be very hot), cut the packet to release steam before opening entirely. Serve immediately.

Dinner: Greek Chicken Roll Ups

  • 2 cups spinach leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 teaspoon fresh garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Two 6-oz. boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded to 1/4-inch thickness

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray an 8" X 8" baking pan or glass pie plate lightly with oil. Microwave the spinach on high for 30 seconds, or until wilted. Add the feta, garlic and dried oregano. Stir to combine.

Spread equal amounts of the cheese mixture down the center of each piece of chicken. Roll up each piece of chicken over the mixture. Place them seam-side down in your prepared baking pan. Secure them with wooden toothpicks if they won’t stay rolled.

Cover the pan with foil. Pop into your pre-heated oven. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and registers 160 degrees Fahrenheit on a meat thermometer. Remove the pan from the oven and place on a rack. Serve immediately.

Published on: December 01, 2016