Healthy & Easy Recipes for the New Year

Posted by Teresa Bitler

At times, preparing a stroke-healthy meal can feel like a chore especially on a demanding day. It doesn’t have to be that way. These seven recipes are not only easy to make but delicious, too.

Healthy Recipes

Inside-Out Lasagna: You get all the flavor of lasagna without the assembly or messy clean-up in this recipe featuring whole wheat rotini, spinach, and ricotta cheese. Serve with steamed broccoli and a whole-grain baguette for a complete meal.

Balsamic Chicken with Asparagus and Tomatoes: Colorful veggies combine with sautéed chicken in this one-pan meal that takes only 30 minutes to make. As a bonus, since it’s packed full of fiber, no sides are required.

Winter Lentil Soup: Sweet potatoes, kale, and brown lentils star in this satisfying soup that requires very little effort. Throw the ingredients into a pot and let it simmer for an hour (or longer, if you want). Whole-grain bread is the perfect accompaniment.

Chopped Greek Salad with Chicken: For a lighter meal, try this Greek-inspired salad with a red wine vinegar dressing. You can easily swap the vegetables in the salad for what you have on hand. Pita bread and hummus make a tasty side.

Mediterranean Rub Alaska Salmon: The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute’s salmon recipe is as simple as it gets. Mix rosemary, garlic, salt (omit if on a salt-restricted diet), pepper, and olive oil. Spread on the salmon and grill or broil it. Serve with steamed vegetables and wild rice.

Tomato-Mozzarella Pizza: Why wait for a delivery pizza when you can make a better-tasting and healthier version at home in less time? This recipe calls for fresh tomatoes, real mozzarella, crispy pancetta, and store-bought dough. Use a packaged, pre-baked crust to save even more time.

Banana Split Berry Yogurt Parfaits: Satisfy your sweet tooth with this take on the American classicthat features fat-free pineapple yogurt, strawberries, banana, and a drizzle of chocolate. Substitute vanilla yogurt and skip the chocolate for a delicious breakfast treat.

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