Recipes

6 Healthy Recipes that Will Get Your New Year Started Right

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 9:00 AM, January 5, 2016

Rachael Ray Show

Aired January 5, 2016

Want to eat healthier without sacrificing taste? We have six mouthwatering options that are easy on the waistline.

No. 1: Roast Branzino with Fennel-Celery Slaw Topping

You won’t be missing anything but the calories with this delicious dish! Rachael stuffs her mild-flavored Branzino with sliced lemon, fennel seed, garlic, thyme, rosemary and parsley, bay leaves then drizzles with EVOO and roasts on top of a bed of cherry tomatoes, sliced shallots and halved lemons. And no diet fears with the side dish either, Rachael serves with a figure-friendly slaw!

No. 2: Italian-Style Rotisserie-Chicken Noodle Soup with Green Beans

Soup is always a good choice if you’re watching your weight! Rachael’s homestyle Italian chicken noodle soup is guilt-free, featuring loads of figure-friendly ingredients like herbs, vegetables and nutrient-rich stock.

Tip: Leave out the skin and the dark meat if you want to cut the calories even further!

No. 3: Chicken with Olives, Capers & Kale

This recipe packs a ton of flavor but nothing to feel guilty about. Chicken is sautéed with garlic, onions, celery, tomatoes, olives, capers and kale.

Tip: Leave out the bread and use white meat chicken if you to lighten this up.

No. 4: Spaghetti Squash with Spinach and Ricotta

This recipe is like lasagna without all of those starchy carbs! Reduce the cheese to cut even more calories!

No. 5: Eggs in Purgatory

This egg dish is also deliciously good for you! Eggs are lightly poached and then finished in the oven in a spicy tomato sauce bath. Serve without bread to make it lower calorie.

No. 6: Quinoa Cobb Salad in a Jar

This make-ahead salad is as healthy as you make it! Layer your favorite veggies, lettuce, quinoa, dressing and other ingredients in a mason jar, then just toss and eat when you are ready! Substitute the bacon and blue cheese with a lower calorie protein if you like!

What’s your favorite figure-friendly food? Share below, and watch Rachael make her spaghetti squash “lasagna” below: