Healthy Recipes to Refresh Your Plate


Planning and making healthy recipes  that fit into your busy schedule is a hassle – let’s just face it! If you’re anything like most people, meal time can be stressful! Whether you’re cooking for yourself or your whole family, it can be challenging to keep your plate refreshed with new, healthy and nutritious recipes that won’t take up too much of your time or budget.

Fortunately, we’ve compiled some ideas to make your meal-planning a bit easier! Below, you’ll find healthy foods to move your day along that are loaded with powerful nutrients your body will surely thank you for!

Recipes to Fuel and Fill Your Day

Breakfast – Loaded Baked Egg Omelet Muffins 


  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 6 large whole eggs
  • 6 large egg whites
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • 3 strips cooked chopped bacon
  • 3 tbsp. thawed frozen spinach, drained
  • 3 tbsp. diced tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp. diced onion
  • 3 tbsp. cup diced bell pepper
  • 2 oz. shredded cheddar


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and spray muffin tins with cooking spray.
  • Whisk the eggs and egg whites in a large bowl, then add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Mix in the remaining ingredients.
  • Place tins on a cookie sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes.

Source: www.skinnytaste.com

Lunch – Cheddar and Apple Sandwich


  • 2 slices of bread (preferably multi-grain, Italian or French)
  • 1 tsp. whole-grain mustard
  • 1 oz. thinly sliced cheddar
  • Several pieces of thinly sliced apples


  • Lay out the bread and spread on mustard.
  • Top 1 slice with the cheddar and apple slivers
  • Sandwich the remaining bread!

Source: www.myrecipes.com

Dinner – Turkey Santa Fe Zucchini Boats


  • 12 oz lean ground turkey
  • 3/4 cups canned black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3/4 cups corn kernels, fresh or frozen
  • 1 hot pickled serrano or jalapeno pepper
  • 1 large diced tomato
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cupped chopped onion
  • 2 tbsp. chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • 5 medium zucchini (7 oz each) cut in half lengthwise
  • 1/2 cup jarred mild salsa
  • 15 tbsp. shredded reduced-fat Mexican blend cheese


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Using a small spoon or melon baller, hollow out the center of the zucchini halves, leaving 1/4 inch thick shell on each half.
  • Chop the scooped out flesh of the zucchini in small pieces and set aside 3/4 of a cup to add to the turkey filling, (squeeze excess water with a paper towel) discarding the rest to save or use in another recipe.
  • Drop zucchini halves in boiling water and cook for 1 minute. Remove from water.
  • In a large skillet, brown the turkey and season with salt. Then add onion, garlic, cilantro, your choice of pepper, diced tomatoes, reserved zucchini and cumin.
  • Mix well and simmer on low, covered for 20 minutes. Remove lid, add corn and simmer an additional 5 minutes or until the liquid reduces.
  • Place the salsa in the bottom of a large baking dish (or 2 medium sized dishes) and place the hollowed-out zucchini cut-side-up in the dish.
  • Using a spoon, fill the hollowed zucchini boats dividing the filling equally, about 1/3 cup in each, pressing firmly.
  • Top each with 1 1/2 tablespoons of shredded cheese. Cover with foil and bake 35 minutes until cheese is melted and zucchini is cooked through.

Source: www.skinnytaste.com

Want More Easy Recipes to Help You Stay on Track?

For a complete list of additional healthy recipes you’re sure to love, you can read the full article from Your Weight Matters Magazine by clicking here!

Do you have any healthy recipes that you think others might benefit from? We’d love to hear from you! Share with us in the comments below or send an email to mstep@obesityaction.org.



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