3 Quick Healthy Recipes

3 Quick Healthy Recipes

Looking for more quick healthy recipes to get you through the week?

I’ve been working hard to improve my health and fitness for well over a decade. And I’m always looking for new ways to better myself, both inside and out. Diet plays a big role in that, and over the years, I’ve tried a ton of healthy recipes – some good, and some bad.

Today I’m offering up 3 of my best quick and healthy recipes. These recipes are great for supporting an active and healthy lifestyle, including one in which burning fat is a major goal. I generally adopt a whole foods diet approach, which simply means that I like to stick to natural, fresh ingredients as much as possible, without all the additives and preservatives. This is a useful approach for any healthy lifestyle.

As you’ll see, all of these recipes are packed full of fresh whole ingredients! So let’s get to the recipes…

3 Quick Healthy Recipes

Ginger & Cilantro Pesto Chicken


  • ¼ cup of ginger, peeled and chopped
  • ½ cup of green onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 cup of fresh cilantro
  • 7 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/3 cup of pine nuts
  • 2 to 4 skinless boneless chicken breasts
  • Whole wheat pasta of choice

Directions: In a food processor, blend ginger, green onion, garlic, cilantro, olive oil, and salt until smooth and there are no visible chunks. Add pine nuts and blend again quickly until nuts are chopped and mixed well. Brush pesto onto chicken breasts and bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes. Cook pasta until desired consistency, drain, and add remaining pesto before heating on low. Serves 2 to 4 people.

HEALTH TIP: For an even bigger metabolism-boosting effect, try substituting the olive oil with the super fat-burning Nutiva Organic Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil.

Santa Fe Salad with Salmon


  • 1 package of organic spring mix salad
  • 1 small can of corn, drained
  • ½ can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 whole avocado, peeled and pitted
  • ½ cup of cherry tomatoes, cut into halves
  • 1 to 2 skinless salmon filets, skin removed
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
  • 5 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions: In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, and salt and pepper. This will be both your dressing for the salad your glaze for the salmon. Brush the salmon filet(s) with the glaze and bake in a shallow pan for 15-18 minutes at 375 degrees. In a large bowl, combine spring mix salad, corn kernels, black beans, avocado slices, and cherry tomatoes. Toss with remaining dressing, and serve with sliced salmon filets on top. Serves 1 to 2 people.

HEALTH TIP: To reap all the benefits (including weight loss) of salmon without eating it every day, try supplementing daily with these Optimum Fish Oil Softgels.

Cool Quinoa Salad


  • 2 cups of cooked quinoa, cooled (approx.. ½ cup uncooked)
  • 1 large cucumber, diced
  • 1 cup of cherry tomatoes, cut into halves
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1/3 cup of low-fat feta cheese, crumbled
  • 5 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
  • 1 or 2 squeezes of fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions: In a large bowl, add cucumber, tomatoes, peppers, and feta to cooled and dried quinoa. In a separate bowl, mix olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, and salt and pepper. Add to quinoa mixture and toss well. Serves 2 to 4 people. This makes a great veggie dish with the high-protein quinoa, but you can easily add chicken or a protein of your choice.

HEALTH TIP: To get an extra health boost out of any meal, try sprinkling your salad or entrée with these high-protein, metabolism-boosting Nutiva Organic Chia Seeds.

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