Light and Healthy

Eating healthy starts by choosing meals that emphasize vegetables, fruits, whole grains, lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, low-fat dairy, eggs, and nuts. Sure, limiting salt, sugar, and fatty foods can be challenging, but one thing that doesn’t have to be compromised with eating healthy is flavor. Adding herbs and spices to your meals is a good way to add a punch of flavor without adding calories. Eat nutrient-rich, filling foods seasoned with delicious herbs and spices, and you won’t even miss the fats and sugars!

Gravlax with Dill Pollen
Gravlax, a type of cured salmon traditionally flavored with abundant amounts of dill, is a Scandinavian recipe that dates back to 14th-century Sweden.
Porter Beer Mustard
Mustard is one of the world’s oldest condiments; it’s been ground into paste with water, or wine, for thousands of years.
Pickled Red Onions
Red onions are the perfect onions for pickling. When they’re raw, their vibrant hue and sturdy structure adds great visual dimensions and crunchy texture to everything from pasta salad to salsa.
Malagueta Crab Cocktail
When you want a spicy and refreshing appetizer, look no further than our Malagueta Pepper and Crab Cocktail. This brisk, crunchy crab cocktail puts Brazil’s beloved Malagueta Chile to work.
Honey Mustard Potato Salad
Our recipe for Honey Mustard Potato Salad is as close to “set it and forget it” as it gets.
Cape Malay Couscous and Asparagus
This dish celebrates all the great tastes of summer—rich, sweet tomato, snappy asparagus, and a tart burst of lime.
Simple Red Sauce
This quick and easy raw sauce is almost too simple; the biggest challenge involves having a head of roasted garlic at the ready.
Pureed Pea Soup with Shiitake Mushrooms
It’s winter in central PA right now and we just had an enormous pile of snow to dig out from. It’s no surprise, then, that our thoughts have turned to spring.
Spicy Garam Masala Turkey Burgers
The roots of how the spice blend Garam Masala came to be are ancient.
Asian Chicken Lettuce Rolls
Our Asian Chicken Lettuce wraps showcase a new blend, General Tso’s Secret.
Grilled Broccoli with Adobo Lime Marinade
When discussing “marinated food to throw on the grill,” a grilled broccoli was not the first thing that came to most of our minds.
Grilled Harissa Chicken
Harissa doesn't have the popularity it deserves...yet.  A spice blend originating from northern Africa, harissa has grown in popularity in the US as we've opened our embrace to the complex and soph
Turkey Sausage and Spinach Rice Bowl
When talking about building a bowl, we’ve made our opinion known that there’s some strange, indefinable quality that makes it feel… different than when you eat it off of a plate.
Vegetable Stir Fry with Poached Egg
You might think when making fried rice one of the last seasonings you would normally reach for would be one called Everything Bagel Seasoni
Sweet Potato Chili Fries
Sweet potatoes are more than just the orange cousins of the standard potato, dressed up in marshmallows and brown sugar and served once a year at Thanksgiving.
Spicy Coconut Shrimp
Why do people feel so strongly about shrimp? Why do pro-shrimp feel so defensive about their love, and anti-shellfish people feel so strongly about fishing them out of every dish?
Egg Drop Soup
According to the internet, Egg Drop Soup is sometimes called “Egg Flower Soup,” and when we made our rendition of it we absolutely saw how people could think that.
Chinese 5 Spice Chicken Stir Fry
Let’s talk about China. Actually, that’s kind of a big subject, huh? Maybe just specifically, let’s talk about Chinese food. Actually, that’s also a pretty huge subject.
Glazed Meatballs with Soba Noodles
When you think “cold noodle salads,” what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Is it dollops of mayonnaise? Flies landing on your plate at an outdoor BBQ?
Zucchini Ravioli
The key to this recipe is the noodle making. You need a wide vegetable peeler, preferably one that doesn’t have the ridges used for the julienne cut style of vegetable peeling.
Provencal Eggplant Caviar
A good eggplant for this recipe would be a large, one-pound eggplant, but you could use two smaller ones if you  just can't seem to find a large one-pound eggplant. It happens.
Salmon Yakitori
Yakitori is a popular Japanese street food usually made with chicken. We decided to give this traditional food an update with a new ingredient- salmon.
Noodle Salad with Jicama and Miso Vinaigrette
This Asian inspired recipe is quick and easy to make. Heavy on vegetables and light on those delicious cold rice noodles, it is a healthy option for both lunch and dinner.
Spiced Sweet Potato Sandwich with Feta
Each component of this sandwich is seasoned nicely, which helps each individual ingredient stand out on its own in addition to tasting delicious in combination with everything else.
Black Bean Stuffed Peppers
Vegetable based dinners are always so beautifully colored, and this one is no different.
Vietnamese Lemongrass Chicken Noodle Bowl
At first glance, the name of this recipe probably had you thinking about soup.
Imam Bayildi
Imam Bayildi is a classic Turkish recipe that brings savory eggplant and sweet summer tomatoes together in one silky, vegan, baked casserole.
Chai Spiced Overnight Oats
Overnight oats are nothing new, but for anyone who has never tried them before, you will find that they are so delicious that it is impossible to imagine how you could have survived before them.
Tomato and Rice Soup
Tomato and Rice Soup is the perfect recipe when you’re looking to cook up some comfort on a cold day. Be sure to make yourself a double batch and portion it out for storage in the freezer.
Mushroom and Barley Soup
Hearty. Flavorful. Delicious. Healthy. So snuggle up for a cool Fall evening and enjoy a dish that will satisfy the urge for warm comfort food and not railroad your healthy eating plan ...
Pressure Cooker Pink Beans and Miso
Fall seems to be early this year in this part of Pennsylvania. Cool weather is setting in at the end of August and even though it's early, it seems like soup weather.
One Pan Roasted Chicken and Vegetables
Summertime means an abundance of fresh produce.
Grilled Lobster Tails
We are back at the grill and this time we are dishing up lobster tails. If you have never tried them on a grill, then you are in for a real treat.
Grilled Portobello and Radicchio Salad
Summertime means grilling. But grilling doesn't just mean steaks and burgers.  Portobello mushrooms are from the cremini family of mushrooms and are perfect for the grill.
Garlic and Herb Roasted Tomato Pasta
Summer flavors are in full bloom in this delicious recipe.
Bristol Bay Grilled Salmon
Wild caught, Alaskan sockeye salmon is one of our favorite proteins for the grill.
Aromatic Herbed Chicken
Have you ever walked into your house, taken a deep breath and could tell that dinner was almost ready before even stepping foot in the kitchen?
Red Miso Soup
Miso soup is a traditional Japanese soup that starts with a flavorful vegetable broth or dashi, a fish broth.
Spinach and Egg Shakshuka
Shakshuka, meaning "a mixture" in Egyptian Arabic, is a dish with Tunisian origin and is now incredibly popular in North African and the Middle East.
Creamy Lentil Stew with Mushrooms and Kale
This delicious plant based meal is hearty, healthy and full of flavor. Lentils are probably our favorite type of dried bean because they are so healthy and quick to cook.
Golden Milk
A traditional Indian drink, turmeric milk or golden milk is believed to have healing qualities in Ayurvedic medicine.
Broccoli and Sun-dried Tomato Pasta
Quick. Easy. Light. Healthy. Perfect as a side dish or as a meal.
Zuppa Verde Patata
Zuppa Verde Patata, translated is Green Potato Soup. Sounds better in Italian, if you ask me. The potatoes aren't really green, instead the rich green color comes from kale and escarole lettuce.
Ground Turkey and Cabbage Casserole
Cabbage. Maybe you like it, maybe not. Maybe you remember eating it at dinner in the form of cabbage rolls.
Smoky Oaxacan Shrimp and Grits
The Pasilla de Oaxaca is a gorgeous chile pepper, smoky and rich and almost meaty in both taste and texture.
Quinoa Feta Phyllo Cups
As the weather starts to warm up and blooms appear on trees, one of my favorite things to do is open the windows, feel the breeze, and bake something light and delicious.
Sweet Potato Poutine
Poutine (pu-teen) is a signature Canadian dish and a point of culinary pride made with french fries, topped with cheese curds and smothered with brown gravy.
Salsa Soup
As we flip the page on the calendar, it's official, Summer is over.
Ginger Spiced Grilled Pork Chops
Whenever I am at the butcher I frequently gravitate toward pork. In my opinion, it may be the most underrated meat out there.
Beef and Zucchini Parmigiana
We love pasta dishes, but sometimes we like to look for fresher, more nutrient dense ingredients than pasta, even though it is delicious.
German Chocolate Chia Energy Bites
In our ongoing quest to live healthier lifestyles, we continue to look for food and recipes that fuel our bodies, allow us to be stronger, work harder and live healthier.
Garbanzo Bean Salad
Ahhhh, the dog days of Summer.
Sicilian Cod
When we think about healthy eating, it really is about keeping things simple. Fresh, seasonal ingredients and flavorful seasonings make dinner time delicious and healthy.
Jamaican Jerk Grilled Chicken Kabobs
Jerk chicken is considered street food in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, so chicken kabobs on the grill seemed like a perfect way to enjoy this spicy dish.
Manzanillo Taco Salad in a Lettuce Bowl
It was one of those days. I was really craving a taco salad. Not a taco, or a burrito or a taco wrap, but an actual taco salad in a nice, crispy bowl.
Spicy Thai Coconut Soup
This delicious and hearty soup was inspired by the authentic Tom Kha Gai Soup or chicken coconut soup that is a staple in Thai cuisine.
Vindaloo Curry Spiced Bean and Tomato Soup
This spicy bean and tomato soup is sure to warm up even the frostiest day.
Roasted Carrot Soup with Ras El Hanout
Sweet roasted carrots and warm ginger are the shining stars in this easy to prepare soup.
Chicken Pho Soup
Get ready for a Winter warm up with this Asian inspired chicken noodle soup. Slurping is encouraged as you enjoy this intensely flavorful soup.
Sweet Apple Chicken Sausage and Roasted Vegetables
Sausage can be used in combination with many ingredients to create delicious meals that don't have to be eaten for breakfast.
Caldo Tlalpeno (Chicken and Chipotle Soup)
In North East PA, where we're located, there's something about these frigid temperatures that can chill you right to the bone, but we've found a sure cure - a bowl of nice hot soup.
Kofte Kebabs
Kofte is an umbrella term for a style of Middle Eastern cooking that starts with ground or minced meat mixed with onions and spices.
Chicken and Orzo Soup
This chicken and orzo soup is a hearty and flavorful soup that doesn't take hours in the slow cooker. This is a perfect dish for leftover grilled chicken.
Jamaican Stir Fry
Looking for a super easy stir fry recipe with a twist? This is a very flavorful version of Jamaican Jerk chicken and everything can be prepared in advance and stir fried just before serving.
Apple Cider Sweet Potatoes
Nothing too difficult with this mashed sweet potato recipe, just a slightly different take on traditional mashed potatoes.
Tomato Spinach and Quinoa Bake
This recipe has been sitting on my desk for a while and I am super excited to make it now.
Turkey Sausage with Roasted Vegetables
This is a delightful twist on the dynamic duo of sausage and peppers. But instead of using fatty Italian pork sausage I opted for the leaner turkey sausage.
Bean and Vegetable Soup
Making homemade soup doesn't have to be a time-consuming task! In fact its super easy making this winter staple.
Turkey and Pumpkin Chili
Are you looking for ways to eat healthier? Then, like many others that have come before you, you're sure to find these "healthier light meals" tend to leave you starving shortly after.
Panzanella Salad
Making a trip to the Farmers Market is so much fun for me.
Herb Crusted Tilapia
I am always on the lookout for good flavorful tilapia recipes that can be prepared for everyday meals.
Chicken Shawarma
Shawarma is a Middle Eastern dish made with very thin cuts of meat, seasoned and threaded on skewers and grilled.
Spaghetti Squash Spaghetti
Spaghetti is one of my favorite comfort foods and substituting spaghetti squash for the pasta is a great way to lighten up this dish.
Cornmeal Pizza Crust
I found several recipes for this type of crust, but I knew I didn't want a yeast crust and I wanted something that was more like a taco shell than a pizza crust.
Oaxacan Tlayuda
Tlayudas are Mexican street food, a sort of pizza from the southern state of Oaxaca.
Ground Beef with Tomatoes and Zucchini
Summertime brings out the best in so many things, including local vegetables. We love taking a long trip to the farmers market to see what is available and chat with the growers.
Healthy Carrot Cake Squares
These tasty carrot cake squares are loaded with fresh carrots and are super moist without adding fat.
Chicken Herbs de Provence
Many people are consciously adding more chicken to their diet for the health benefits. This is all fine and dandy, but sometimes we can get into a flavorless rut.
Easiest Pancakes Ever
I am a pancake nut - I love to indulge in a really good Saturday morning stack.
Salmon with a Fiery Warm Salsa
Ok, this dish was a blast and not just because it was delicious!
Quick and Easy Vegetable Curry
Since this recipe yields small portion sizes, we added an extra ¼ cup to each of the vegetable ingredients to give us a little bit more.
Saffron Basmati Rice
Saffron Basmati rice is a popular Persian dish that does a great deal to enhance the natural flavor of the rice. This recipe really lets the Saffron shine through.
Cumin Spiced Baked Tortilla Chips
Tortilla chips are a favorite go-to snack for many of us. They're crunchy, salty and soooooo good, but all with the grease that comes from deep-frying, they're also soooooo bad.
Roasted Vegetable Sauce and Penne Pasta
If you want an easy and delicious way to make this sauce, try roasting your vegetables.
Salmon with Spinach in a Ginger and Soy Asian Broth
Simple, elegant, healthy and delicious - this recipe does not disappoint.
Chili and Bean Burgers
Ever sit on the sidelines wishing you could have a big juicy burger but it's not part of your healthy eating plan?
Moroccan Soup
With the weather turning colder it is time to go back to easy prepare one pot meals and what's better in cold weather than a flavorful pot of spicy soup?
Vegetable Stir Fry
This super-easy recipe is loaded with healthy vegetables.