Love food that loves you back! We believe that healthy meals do not have to compromise flavor for nutrients, and that food is best enjoyed with those you love.
As a result, we’ve compiled a list of seven nutrient-dense recipes to share with your loved ones. Get cooking!
Double Tomato Pesto Spaghetti with Zucchini Noodles
If the name is any indication, this recipe is loaded with flavor and plenty of nutrients! Fiber in the whole grain spaghetti will keep you full while the abundance of tomatoes will give your skin a natural dose of sunscreen. Tomatoes contain lycopene, an antioxidant that improves our skin’s natural SPF. Not only that, this recipe calls for heart-health walnuts.
Creamy Chicken Stew with Turmeric
Honey Garlic Salmon
Garlic is flavorful and full of medicinal properties, and takes on a strong supporting role in this dish. A part of the onion family, garlic’s active compounds can reduce blood pressure and may prevent Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia.
And the star of this dish, salmon, is an excellent source of lean protein that contains brain boosting Vitamin B12 and omega-3s that are great for heart health.
Collard Greens Soup
Hailed as a “fat busting” soup, this recipe calls for hearty lentils and quinoa, both of which provide fiber, protein, and other great nutrients. This soup also calls for collard greens, which are full of antioxidants such as calcium, folic acid, and magnesium.
Crockpot Chicken with Butternut Squash, Pears, and Cranberries
Cranberries have been a go-to for preventing UTIs, but they’re also helpful in boosting the immune system, lowering cholesterol, and improving digestion. Additionally, butternut squash is brimming with vitamins, including A, C, E, and B that are good for eye and bone health.
To top it all off, the ingredients of this tasty recipe can be added to a Crockpot in the morning and will be ready just in time for dinner
Spaghetti Squash Chow Mein
A take-out favorite, Chow Mein is easily cooked at home- and with a healthier twist. Spaghetti squash promotes eye and skin health, helps fight off free radicals, abate inflammation, and more. It takes center stage in this recipe, along with ginger and other great vegetables.
This recipe calls for Brussels sprouts, which are great at detoxifying the body, and sweet potatoes, which keep you full. Paired with chicken, brown rice, spices, and more, the Harvest Bowl is super tasty and super healthy.
Set the table with a nutrient-dense meal and enjoy it with those you love!
Meg is a dreamer, entrepreneur, and homesteader based in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. She loves her cats, feasting, and road trips in her green VW Bug.