Healthy Recipes: Main Course

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Lemon Pepper Shrimp

Homemade Chinese food can be so healthy if you cut back on the cooking oil. This dish is light and lovely, perfect to serve on top of some tender udon noodles or fluffy brown rice. I also recommend serving it on a bed of sautéed or grilled green onions.

Lean Meat Loaf

Meatloaf isn’t pretty to look at, but it’s funny how many people just love it all the same. When I was a kid, I actually preferred the leftovers. It made the best sandwiches and always seemed more moist and flavorful after a night in the fridge

Spicy Sausage and Spinach Lasagna

Spinach is extremely nutritious and versatile. I incorporate it into dishes whenever I want to increase nutrition by adding vegetables. No-boil lasagna is a time saver but it makes this lasagna dry. If you decide to use it, soak it in hot water for 10-15 minutes first.

Salmon Ceviche

Allow the mixture to marinate 30 minutes before serving, but not longer as the grapefruit will ‘overcook’ the fish. You will notice that the salmon will become more opaque as it marinates. I like to serve it in individual parfait glasses for an elegant presentation and garnish with the remaining tablespoon of cilantro and bits of zest. This dish pairs well with a chilled glass of Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand.

Roasted Lemon Chicken à la Nicoise

Nicoise is a classic French preparation that usually incorporates olives. The term means ‘prepared Nice style’, coming from Nice, France. Roasting chicken this way tenderized the meat and infuses it with the fruity richness of olives

Salmon with Orange and Balsamic Glaze

Orange and balsamic make a sweet and sour combo that is perfect with salmon. If you have a sensitive nose but still want to enjoy the health benefits of eating fish, citrus is always a good way to cut the strong sent of salmon.

Green Bean Soup with Fresh Dill

My Granny always cooked this wonderful, light soup in early fall after she harvested the last of the green beans from her garden. Garnish it with a dollop of sour cream and another tablespoon of fresh dill for an elegant first course or simple summer dinner. This soup is always more flavorful after it rests a day or two in the fridge.

Indian Fried Rice

Hot chilies make you sweat, clear your sinuses, and can help you to burn calories by raising your body temperature. If you can’t take the heat, cut the quantity of chilies by half. But over time, you can develop a tolerance and taste for the magnificent chili!