My Favorite EASY, HEALTHY Recipes: By Jen Oliak

For those of you who read my posts about food, you know that although I love to eat, I don’t love to cook.  When I find a recipe that combines delicious, healthy AND easy I get really excited. 

Although I like to eat relatively healthy food, I am not a fan of skimping on flavor.  If it doesn’t taste good, I am not eating it!

Here are a few recipes I have tried and LOVE.

Spicy Tuna Stack with Multigrain Rice

I found a recipe for Spicy California Shrimp Stacks by Skinny Taste.com.

I replaced a few ingredients:  1. already prepared spicy tuna poke from local grocery (Bristol Farms) replacing shrimp 2. crumbled dried seaweed squares replacing Furikake (who has that anyway?) and 3. multi-grain rice replacing white rice.

It can be tricky to get the molds to come out just right, but regardless you will have a delicious meal that will most definitely satisfy your taste buds! I would say this one is dinner party or bring-as-an-appetizer worthy!

Tuna Stack Skinny Taste Seaweed

Roasted Chick Peas

This Roasted Chick Peas recipe by chowhound.com has 6 ingredients in it (4 are spices!).  Likely you have the ingredients in your pantry.  Make these and store in a ziploc to enjoy as a snack for days. They will satisfy your salty/spicy chip craving.

Roasted Chickpeas

Creamy Cauliflower Mash with Kale

The trick to this Cauliflower Mash with Kale recipe by skinnytaste.com is to eat it while it’s warm, shortly after it is prepared.  The texture is like mashed potatoes and it will complement a nice steak/chicken or fish serving.  But leftovers this dish is not!  The consistency changes once it is put in the fridge and the dish loses its magic.

Cauliflower Mash with Kale

Lemon Asparagus Quinoa with Tomatoes

I took this recipe for Lemon Asparagus Couscous salad by skinnytaste.com and substituted the couscous with quinoa.  Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables.  A great spring/summer salad to serve as a side.  Throw some grilled steak or chicken pieces on top to make it a meal!

Lemn Asparagus Quinoa Tomato Salad

Cauliflower Bread

When I tasted this Cauliflower Bread from gastronomy.com, I ended up eating the whole tray!  The parmesan/mozzarella cheese and eggs turn this vegetable dish into a crunchy, savory, satisfying side to replace bread.  This is another dish best consumed fresh out of the oven.  You will love these.  And look how easy it is to make!

Cauliflower Bread

Cauliflower Bread

Cauliflower Bread

So there you have it.  Five dishes you can make quickly without much fuss.  What do you think?  Will you try them?  I would love to hear how they turn out for you!

Flavor Your Life with an Ounce of Salt. A lifestyle blog by Jen Oliak