Healthy Recipes: Lunch

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Pizza Dough

I’ve tested so many different pizza dough recipes and this one is a combination of them. A great pizza has a crispy outer crust with a soft textured dough on the inside, baked perfectly in the hottest of ovens. If your oven doesn’t go up to 500° F or higher, I suggest purchasing an inexpensive pizza stone. Use your creativity to top this tasty crust. If you are using meats, seafood, or dense vegetables, pre-cook them before topping your pizza.

Zucchini Bites with Tapenade and Mozzarella

I devised this recipe as an alternative to the average, more caloric party appetizer. Compliment the juicy texture of zucchini by combining it with a light layer of salty, flavorful tapenade. It can be assembled ahead and popped in the oven while you are serving your guests drinks.

Israeli Chicken Cutlet with Arugula Salad

Za’tar is a dried herb mix that is popular in Middle Eastern cuisine. Za’tar is usually made by grinding hyssop leaves into a powder, then mixed with other ingredients such as toasted sesame seeds, sumac, and sometimes cumin.

Lemon Cabbage and Noodles

Cabbage and noodles is an Eastern European staple. This one is high in protein with the addition of cottage cheese. Eat this dish in late fall or winter when cabbage is prevalent. The added fresh lemon will keep away the sniffles!

Leek Quiche

I tasted this elegant, rich quiche while traveling in France. I’ve lightened this version by substituting with some low-fat dairy products. It’s a healthier option for celebrations or holidays and if you need a change from the traditional Thanksgiving dishes, this is a great substitution.

Curried Chicken Salad

Korma and Madras curries are different variations of dried Indian spice combinations. Traditionally, all great Indian cooks take whole spices, toast them, and grind their own freshly roasted curry powder. For convenience sake, you can purchase the powder pre-made. Korma usually contains a mixture of spices like coriander, aniseed, cumin, cinnamon, star anise, and cloves. It has a mild, savory flavor with a touch of sweetness. Madras has added heat from dried chilies and usually contains coriander, turmeric, cumin, and fennel.

Edamame Salad

Edamame or fresh soybeans are packed with low-fat protein and vitamins. This salad is especially good during warm weather or served alongside a flaky piece of white fish. You can find frozen edamame in the freezer isle in organic and health food stores.

Eggplant Parmesan Bake

Baked in ramekins, these creamy mounds of eggplant unmold easily, a sure-fire hit for your next dinner party when you serve them on salad plates with extra sauce.