Here at The Café, as the calendar turns over to a new year, it’s time to readjust. The holidays were lots of fun and there was a plethora of delicious food but much of it was quite indulgent. Lots of wonderful sweets and yummy, but heavy meals. They were perfect for the season but it’s time to move on.
I put together a collection of 10 Delicious, Light, Lean & Healthy Recipes that are favorites around here. Recipes we turn to when it’s time to start a new leaf and shed a few pounds. If you’re in the same boat, looking to freshen and lighten your menu without loosing a bit of delicious flavor, read on and enjoy!
Arugula Chicken Salad with Honey Lime Dressing – a fabulous power salad full of lean protein and delicious fresh produce. The sweet-tart dressing is a perfect finishing touch!
Whole Lemon and Thyme Salad Dressing – the most sunny, bright delicious salad dressing you’ll ever meet! And it’s got a zillion other uses too!
How to Make Perfect Quinoa – a step by step, picture tutorial for fluffy, delicious quinoa. Make a batch and eat healthy all week long!
Double Almond Granola – deliciously addictive, this oat-free granola is easy to throw together with just five basic ingredients! You may never buy granola again!
Broccoli Parmesan Quinoa – What if you could serve a broccoli dish so delicious that everyone at the table would be begging for more? This one’s quick, easy, healthy and a real crowd pleaser!
Quinoa and Kale Salad with Apples and Bacon – we can’t get enough of this healthy, super delicious salad. And I love that it’s just as good the next day too!
Roasted Shrimp, Tomato and White Bean Salad – easy enough for a weeknight dinner but elegant enough for your fanciest company – and it always brings rave reviews!
Apple Cranberry Spinach Salad with Honey Cider Dressing – an insanely delicious and super healthy salad – perfect for any fall/holiday get together!
Spinach Salad with Poppyseed Dressing – a delicious, classic salad everyone seems to go crazy over.
Slow Cooker Lemon Orzo Soup – for those days that you want a delicious, healthy dinner ready with minimal effort.