There are dishes you make to impress your friends, like Thai coconut soup and chocolate sweet potato cupcakes. Then, there are classic healthy recipes that you go back to over and over to make simple, delicious, everyday dishes.
These are the recipes that you end up knowing by heart and that for some reason, you don’t ever get sick of.
We’re sharing seven of our favorites, here, from the dressing you can put on any salad to a go-to smoothie and the most reliable homemade snack.
7 Classic Healthy Recipes
Salad Dressing: Keri’s Lemon Dressing
Two ingredients (salt and pepper don’t count!), and you’ve got a do-it-all dressing that provides healthy fats AND fresh, zesty flavor.
Smoothie: Berry Green Smoothie
There’s a formula for good smoothies, and this one has it dialed: A little bit of fruit (berries), lots of greens (spinach and kale), healthy fats (almond butter and avocado) and protein.
Easy Breakfast: Overnight Oats
Oatmeal is the perfect classic breakfast because you can make it a million ways depending on the fixings, like fruits, nuts, seeds, and spices. The overnight version is just faster, and we know you’ve got places to be.
Go-to Snack: Spiced Nuts
With its balance of protein and healthy fats, a handful of nuts is basically the perfect go-to snack. Add some spices and crisp them up, and they’re also insanely delicious.
Fast Chicken Dinner: Lemon Walnut Chicken
Here’s the perfect approach to boneless, skinless breasts: bake them and then top with a shallot-lemon-herb sauce. Saute some greens on the next burner to serve alongside them for nutritious, weeknight meal.
Fast Fish Dinner: Broiled Salmon with Spinach
Salmon is the classic fish choice for healthy eaters, and you don’t need any fancy cooking skills to cook it this way. Pair it with classic veggie side sauteed spinach, and dinner’s on the table in fifteen minutes.
Go-to Side Dish: Sweet Potato Fries
It doesn’t get more classic than french fries, and making them healthy is easy: it’s as simple as using sweet potatoes and baking them instead of frying. And hey, want in on a little secret? Sweet potato fries are more delicious than white potato fries! Seriously.
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