Recipes

From savory sides to sweet desserts, from spicy main courses to simple snacks, this collection of healthy recipes includes dishes as unique and flavorful as the culinary professionals who crafted them.

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Brazilian Greens

Brazilian Greens
by Dr. Jessica B. Harris

This simple, fresh recipe for Brazilian Greens is the perfect complement to any healthy meal. Serve them as is, or kick up the flavor by topping them with your favorite hot sauce.

Chili-Dusted Pan-Seared Chicken Medallions with Roasted Apple & Black-Eyed Pea Relish

Chili-Dusted Pan-Seared Chicken Medallions with Roasted Apple & Black-Eyed Pea Relish
by Alex Askew

The flavors in this recipe, from the slightly tart Granny Smith apples to the sweet, spicy chili mixture, meld together to create the perfect dinner-party dish.

Blackened Tilapia and Strawberry Kiwi Salsa

Blackened Tilapia and Strawberry Kiwi Salsa
by Tia Berry

The mild flavor of tilapia provides the perfect base for a flavorful spice mixture of cumin, garlic, chili and paprika. Topped with salsa made from tangy kiwi, sweet strawberry, crisp cucumber and fresh cilantro, this is a healthy, must-try meal.

Skinny Brownies

Skinny Brownies
by Toni Tipton-Martin

Dessert lovers, rejoice: this frosted walnut brownie provides a guilt-free indulgence. Toni Tipton-Martin’s recipe reflects her desire to satisfy an insatiable sweet tooth while watching her weight, her passion for light cooking, and her dedication to the stories and recipes of ancestors.

Curried Shrimp with Pearl Couscous and Vegetables

Curried Shrimp with Pearl Couscous and Vegetables
by Matthew Raiford

Curry, paprika, garlic and coconut milk combine with shrimp, couscous and vegetables for an exotic taste that is both healthy and flavorful.

Mexican Chopped Salad with Yogurt Cilantro Lime Ranch Dressing

Mexican Chopped Salad with Yogurt Cilantro Lime Ranch Dressing
by Rodney K. Taylor

Greek yogurt and cilantro combine for a refreshingly flavorful dressing that perfectly complements a salad of fresh chopped vegetables. It’s the ultimate summer side dish.

Chicken Creole with Shrimp

Chicken Creole with Shrimp
by Leah Chase

Healthy food tastes better. That’s what chef Leah Chase proves with this authentic Creole dish, which combines fiber-filled okra, lean chicken and antioxidant-rich shrimp.

JR’s Fisherman Soup

JR’s Fisherman Soup
by James “Chef JR” Robinson

Warm up with James Robinson’s savory version of fisherman soup, a hearty stew of shrimp, clams, mussels, lobster and crab.

“No Bahn Mi”: Shiro Miso Flank Steak Lettuce Wraps with Pickled Vegetables

“No Bahn Mi”: Shiro Miso Flank Steak Lettuce Wraps with Pickled Vegetables
by Elle Simone Scott

With this creation, Elle Simone Scott plays on the Vietnamese Bahn Mi sandwich. Bahn Mi means “bread” in Vietnamese, but Scott’s twist on the classic dish uses lettuce instead, while keeping the meat and pickled vegetables – hence the name, “No Bahn Mi.”

BBQ Jackfruit Sloppy Joe Sandwich with Apple Slaw

BBQ Jackfruit Sloppy Joe Sandwich with Apple Slaw
by Haile Thomas

This healthy take on the Sloppy Joe sandwich replaces meat with jackfruit for a unique yet satisfying comfort meal.

Texas Caviar on Grilled Rustic Bread

Texas Caviar on Grilled Rustic Bread
by Bryant Terry

One of the many creative ways Southerners use black-eyed peas is by combining them with tomato, bell pepper and onion and tossing it all with a tangy vinaigrette to create Texas caviar. Bryant Terry spoons his onto thick slices of rustic bread for a party-perfect appetizer.

Baked Salmon with Mango Salsa

Baked Salmon with Mango Salsa
by Kashia Cave

Fresh herbs, greens, fruit and even edible flowers make this a creative, colorful dish that is packed with healthy ingredients and easy to prepare.

Chipotle Cocoa Rub Chicken with Mango Chutney

Chipotle Cocoa Rub Chicken with Mango Chutney
by Maxcel Hardy III

Chipotle and sugar combine to give this chicken recipe a sweet kick. Add in honey and cocoa powder, top with a flavorful mango chutney, and you have a dish that’s unexpectedly delicious.