Free Healthy Recipes

Becoming healthier is a journey, not a destination. Achieving and sustaining good health will be something that is ongoing throughout your life. The biggest and most important thing you can do to improve your own health is to start eating better. Each of these free healthy recipes is delicious and nutritious – try them and see how much better you feel.

Pasta Primavera Recipe

Pasta Primavera Recipe

1 pkg of Gluten-Free penne pasta (or whatever type of pasta you prefer) 1 jar of your favorite Organic pasta sauce 1/2 chopped onion 3 cloves of minced garlic 1 chopped zucchini 1 cup of chopped broccoli 1 cup chopped asparagus 1/2 large red or orange chopped bell pepper 3 thinly-sliced medium carrots 1 can…  » Read more »

Organic Vegetable Soup Recipe

Organic Vegetable Soup Recipe

3 cloves of minced garlic 1 small to medium diced yellow onion 3-4 medium to large sliced carrots 1 large diced zucchini 2 cups of chopped cauliflower 2 cups of chopped broccoli 1 small red or orange diced bell pepper 2 stalks of diced celery with tops 2 cups of chopped green cabbage 2 cups…  » Read more »

Vegetarian black-eyed peas recipe

Vegetarian black-eyed peas recipe

2 cups of pre-soaked Fresh black-eyed peas 1/2 diced, small yellow onion 4 large, diced garlic cloves 1 stick celery with leaf tops approx 1/2 to 1 tbs. of Better Than Bouillon, Chicken 3-4 cups of water 10-15 cherry or grape tomatoes cut small (or a drained can of Ro-Tel if you like it spicy!)…  » Read more »

Chickpea, Carrot and Olive Salad with Cumin Vinaigrette

Chickpea, Carrot and Olive Salad with Cumin Vinaigrette

This fabulous recipe came from the Jan 2009 issue of “Oprah” Magazine. 1-1/2 tsp. cumin seeds 3 tbs. Sherry vinegar 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil Sea Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper 1 (15 oz.) can chickpeas, rinsed well and drained 2 cups julienned carrot 1/2 cup finely chopped celery 3/4 cup pitted black olives, halved…  » Read more »

Vegetarian Bean Crock Pot recipe

Vegetarian Bean Crock Pot recipe

At one point, I was a vegetarian, and I frequently recommended eating beans. But most people mistakenly assume that beans must be made with bacon or lard or pork in order to taste good. This is simply not true! Here is my personal recipe that I have tweaked and tested and finally believe is perfect and yummy. One…  » Read more »

Garlic Parsley Soup Recipe

Garlic Parsley Soup Recipe

Ingredients: 1 head of garlic; peeled, separated and chopped 1 bunch of parsley; cleaned and coarsely chopped 1 quart of Organic Chicken Broth (or Vegetarian Broth) 2 tbs. Olive Oil Put olive oil in pan and gentle sauté garlic for 2 minutes over medium heat. Then add chicken broth and parsley and bring to a…  » Read more »

Spinach-Banana Smoothie

Spinach-Banana Smoothie

I know, the title doesn’t sound very appealing, does it? But wait! This is a fabulous-tasting smoothie – you should give it a chance. This spinach banana smoothie is jam-packed with exceptional nutrition, which will start your day out with a bang!

Vegetable Mixed Bean Soup Recipe

Vegetable Mixed Bean Soup Recipe

Ingredients 2-3 Tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1/4 to 1/2 Red Onion, thinly sliced 1 Turnip OR Potato (not both), peeled and diced 2 Carrots, peeled and diced 1 Leek 1 Green Chili, sliced 3-4 garlic cloves, peeled and diced 1 tsp Chili Powder 1 tsp Coriander (ground) 1-2 cans Mixed Beans (Cannellini, Kidney or…  » Read more »

Curried Cauliflower Recipe with Spinach

Curried Cauliflower Recipe with Spinach

This recipe comes from Cookshelf Vegetarian 1 medium cauliflower 6 tbs olive oil 1 tsp mustard seeds 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp garam masala 1 tsp turmeric 3 garlic cloves, chopped 1 onion, halved and sliced 1 green chili, chopped 1 lb organic spinach 3 oz. vegetable stock 1 tbs chopped fresh cilantro salt…  » Read more »

Spicy Pea and Spinach Recipe

Spicy Pea and Spinach Recipe

This recipe comes from Cookshelf Vegetarian 1 1/4 cups green split peas 2 lbs of fresh organic spinach 4 tbs olive oil 1 onion, halved and sliced 1 tsp grated fresh ginger root 1 tsp ground cumin 1/2 tsp chili powder 1/2 tsp ground coriander 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 1/4 cups vegetable stock Salt…  » Read more »

Lentil Rice Casserole Recipe

Lentil Rice Casserole Recipe

This great recipe comes from Cookshelf Vegetarian 1 1/4 cups red split lentils 1/3 cup long grain white rice 5 cups vegetable stock 2/3 cup dry white wine 1 leek, cut into chunks 3 garlic cloves, chopped 14 oz. can chopped tomatoes 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp chili powder 1 tsp garam masala 1…  » Read more »

Brown Rice and Vegetable recipe with Herb Gratin

Brown Rice and Vegetable recipe with Herb Gratin

This great recipe comes from Cookshelf Vegetarian 1/2 cup cooked brown rice 2 TBS butter 1 red Onion, chopped 4 garlic cloves, chopped 2 carrots, cut into matchsticks 1-1/2 zucchini, sliced 10 baby corn cobs, sliced lengthwise 2-1/2 tbs raw sunflower seeds 3 tbs chopped mixed herbs (I usually add oregano, basil and thyme, but you can put whatever combination…  » Read more »

Vegetable Jambalaya Recipe

Vegetable Jambalaya Recipe

This great recipe comes from a little book called Cookshelf Vegetarian 1/2 cup cooked brown rice 2 tbsp olive oil 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 red onion, cut into eights 1 eggplant, diced 1 green bell pepper, diced 1/2 cup baby corn cobs, halved lengthwise 1/2 cup frozen peas 3 1/2 oz. small broccoli florets…  » Read more »

Vegetable Mexican Rice

Vegetable Mexican Rice

1 cup Basmati or Jasmine Rice 2 cups water 2 TBS Extra-Virgin Olive Oil 2 Carrots, sliced 2 Stalks of Celery, Sliced 1/2 to 1 yellow onion, chopped 4-5 Garlic Cloves, chopped 1 1/2 tsp Cumin 1/2 tsp Chili Pepper 1 Bunch Cilantro 1 can of Rotel Salt/Pepper to Taste Heat Olive Oil on medium…  » Read more »

Herb Roasted Vegetables

Herb Roasted Vegetables

A healthy vegetarian recipe You’ll need: 2 cups of bite-size cauliflower florets, each halved lengthwise 2 cups of halved Brussels sprouts 2 medium carrots, cut into sticks 1 medium yam or sweet potato (1/2 lb.), diced 3 tbs. of garlic-infused olive oil, divided 1 tbs. of chopped fresh rosemary 2 tsp. of chopped fresh thyme…  » Read more »

Greek green bean recipe

Greek green bean recipe

This recipe comes from Cookshelf Vegetarian 2 Cans Navy Beans (drained) 1 Tbs Olive Oil 5 Garlic Cloves, minced 2 cups vegetable stock 1 Bay Leaf 2 sprigs oregano 2 TBS tomato paste Juice of 1-1/2 lemons 1 small red onion, chopped 1-1/4 cup pitted black olives, halved Salt and Pepper to taste Put the…  » Read more »