Jan 19, 2012

think healthy

 This post goes out to all you fellow bloggers, friends, and family, I need your help.
I am in search of healthy recipes for dinner or lunch.
Being borderline with gestational diabetes I have completely changed my diet, and I am in need of some new things to cook up.
To be perfectly honest this is the best I have been eating in my entire life and I feel absolutely great, but I am in dire need of some new recipes.
I have gone online a lot, but many of the recipes have ridiculous amounts of ingredients which can get pretty pricey pretty quick.
So, I am asking you for your favorite, go to, healthy meals.
I would be so very grateful, it would help me out more than you know! 
If you want to email me a recipe instead of leaving a comment my email is
Again, thank you, thank you, thank you! 
It will be very much appreciated!


  1. Ok simple simple idea that isn't to unhealthy I don't think. For lunch on saturdays when I'm just making for me I make a grilled cheese sandwhich. BUT I do it my way. I use no mayo no miracle whip. And only I can't believe its not butter to help grill it. Anyways. put mustard on both slices of rye or 8 grain bread and then a couple thin slices of tomato and some low-fat mozzerella cheese. If you like mustard and tomatoes it will be like you died and went to heaven. Mmmm my mouth is water just thinking about it. Side dish is grapes and OJ to drink normally.

  2. My cute friend Candice runs a health blog. She is out to make everything healthy AND delicious. Check out her blog, she has tons of recipes on there. It is bodyofamother.com Anyway, you may enjoy it!

  3. Jord and I are doing a cleanse right now and my favorite salad so far was:
    1 avacado diced
    1/2 cucumber thinly sliced
    Tomato diced
    1/2 can of black beans
    Chopped cilantro
    A bit of diced onion
    A dash of kosher salt
    A few tbs lime juice
    Pepper to taste

    I tastes like a chunky guacamole. I think it would be great paired with a whole wheat cucumber sandwich. Good luck!

  4. One of the simplest sides ever could be a veggie lunch as well.
    Tomato Stacks: Layer sliced tomatoes and cucumbers in a stack, season with salt and pepper, then douse with a red vinegar. If you've got some splurge money, get some crumbled feta for the top. It will last for a few meals minimum. Now is not ideal for buying fresh vegetables I know, so catch sales for this one.

    1. Thank you guys those all sound soo good!!!

  5. Roast 2 bunches of broccoli cut into florets at 475 tossed with olive oil and salt for like 15 minutes, at least until the edges are crispy. Then make sauces to dip them in, like melted butter with really fine chopped up garlic. Or fake ponzu:

    2 T soy sauce
    2 T lemon juice
    1 T orange juice
    1 1/2 t honey
    a pinch of ginger (optional)
    3 chopped scallions (optional)

    Whisk everything until the honey is dissolved.

    Limey dipping sauce:
    1/3 cup mayo
    1/2 t lime zest
    1 T lime juice
    1/2 t minced garlic

    Let sit 10 minutes after whisking everything together. Especially good with sweet potato fries.

  6. 2 clove(s) (medium) garlic clove(s), minced
    1 medium uncooked onion(s), diced
    2 medium uncooked carrot(s), diced
    1 medium sweet red pepper(s), diced
    1 rib(s) (medium) uncooked celery, diced
    2 small uncooked zucchini, diced
    2 cup(s) cooked green cabbage, shredded
    2 cup(s) uncooked Swiss chard, chopped
    2 cup(s) uncooked cauliflower, small florets
    2 cup(s) uncooked broccoli, small florets
    2 tsp thyme, fresh, chopped
    6 cup(s) vegetable broth
    2 Tbsp parsley, or chives, fresh, chopped
    1/2 tsp table salt, or to taste
    1/4 tsp black pepper, or to taste
    2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice, optional

    Put garlic, vegetables, thyme and broth into a large soup pot. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat to low and simmer 10 minutes.

    Stir in parsley or chives; season to taste with salt, pepper and lemon juice. Yields about 1 cup per serving.