Under 30 Minutes Healthy Recipes

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Bitter Frenchie

The tang of bitters is just the trick to get your mouth watering before dinner. I serve this to guests when I pull out the martini glasses and turn on the jazz!

Spiced Hot Cocoa

This low-fat version of hot cocoa has a Mexican twist! I add lots of spices and a hint of chili pepper to give it that extra warm flavor.

Caipirinha

The first time I had this sunny Brazilian drink, it was in the dead of winter vacationing in North Germany! Germans adore its slightly sweet and absolutely refreshing flavor, the perfect remembrance of their summer holidays abroad.

Almond Tea Cake

I’m a big cake fan, though I only indulge on special occasions! Serve this low-fat, protein-packed cake with Spiced Hot Cocoa in the winter or chilled mint ice tea in the spring! Looking for a light treat for mother’s day? Mom will grin when you tell her that this delicious cake is low-fat!

Healthy Buttermilk Chicken Fingers

This is one of my most popular recipes, with adults and children alike! I love the taste of crispy chicken but prefer this version for a healthy everyday meal. I soak my chicken in low-fat buttermilk to tenderize it first, giving it the same tender texture of the deep fried version. If you have a busy schedule, you can soak the chicken overnight and purchase seasoned breadcrumbs instead of making them. Little folk love to eat with their fingers, and this chicken is moist and tender for small mouths!

Pear Hazelnut Muffin

Pears are plentiful in the fall. If you happen to have a few bruised pears at the bottom of your fruit bowl, this is a great way to rescue them! If you don’t have hazelnuts, almonds work just as well. I store all my nuts in the freezer to keep them from becoming rancid.

Balsamic Pasta with Tomatoes, Basil, and Fresh Mozzarella

If you love pasta salad but you’re tired of the same recipe, try this one instead. Perfect for serving at room temperature. Pull it out an hour ahead of time for impromptu parties, picnics, or evening meals on a warm summer night.

Zucchini Bread/Cake

By the time August rolled around, Granny always had plenty of shiny, dark green zucchini in her garden, even after giving basketfuls away to neighbors and to her local church. A hunk of fresh zucchini bread resting on our counter next to Granny’s coffee pot that hooted like an owl as it brewed didn’t last long when neighbors came to call.