Healthy Recipes

Looking for healthy meal ideas? We've got recipes and tips for your healthy appetite. Try our good-for-you breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack recipes, including chicken, bread, salad, and dessert.

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Brussels-Sprout Tacos

Roasted Brussels sprouts are a great vitamin-and-mineral-rich vegetarian taco filling. Here we pair them with avocado they make for a delicious addition to the taco-night menu. 

Ginger-Lemongrass Broth with Noodles, Silken Tofu, and Broccoli

Cozy up with this warming, Southeast-Asian-inspired soup that features a lemongrass-scented broth, silken tofu, and tender noodles. To ward away any sign of a cold, a serving of vitamin C-packed broccolini is stirred in at the end.

Roasted Broccoli with Seeds and Feta

For a broccoli side dish that’s all grown up, embrace this brassica's best qualities, like its grassy, earthy sweetness, via the flavor-concentrating powers of a hot oven. Place a crown on the finished florets in the form of briny chunks of feta cheese and a bold blend of sesame, poppy, and sunflower seeds along with cumin.

Three Healthy Carrot Recipes That Are Just What the Doctor Ordered

Get a boost of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties from these three colorful carrot-centric recipes.
By Claire Sullivan

6 Healthy Baked Treats That Actually Taste Good (From Martha's Latest Book!)

Yes, you can bake better-for-you cakes, cookies, and breads without sacrificing on flavor! The trick is to incorporate less-processed grains and natural sweeteners. Not only do they enhance the taste of otherwise classic recipes, but they also impart a more interesting texture. These recipes are just a few of the wholesome sweet and savory treats waiting for you (along with all kinds of healthy baking tips) in Martha's latest cookbook, "A New Way to Bake."

Why Sweet Potato Toast Should Be the New Avocado Toast

This gluten-free breakfast idea is sure to become your new favorite.
By Embry Roberts

Easy Creamed Spinach

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Our take on the classic creamed spinach side dish uses fresh spinach and cream cheese as a thickener. It's a crowd pleasing recipe that's popular with both young and old.

Big Martha's Mashed Potatoes with Cream Cheese

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This wonderfully creamy mashed potato recipe comes from Martha's mother, Mrs. Kostyra. What's her secret? She adds cream cheese to the mashed potatoes, along with a generous amount of butter, plus a touch of milk and cream. A mixer is used to whip the mixture into fluffy clouds for what is sure to be everyone's favorite side dish. These mashed potatoes can be made up to two hours ahead—a big win when entertaining.

Bechamel Sauce for Lasagna

One of the mother sauces of French cuisine, béchamel is a true classic. This simple white sauce made with milk, butter, and flour is the basis of other sauces and used in many recipes, like our Lasagna Bolognese. A secret to success with a béchamel sauce recipe is to cook the roux long enough to avoid a floury taste, but don't let it brown. Another tip: whisking constantly while adding flour, then milk, prevents lumps from forming.

Roasted Cabbage Wedges

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Super simple to make, this healthy side dish packs a crunchy, flavorful punch. Try serving the roasted wedged alongside our Slow-Cooker Corned Beef.

Baked Potato Slices

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All you need are Yukon gold potatoes, olive oil, fresh thyme, and salt to make these crispy baked potato slices. Use a mandoline to create uniform potato slices—it's also quicker than slicing by hand. Try serving this simple side with our Striped Sea Bass with Blood Oranges and Olives.

Mint Jelly

There's nothing better with Roasted Leg of Lamb  or another roast lamb dish than homemade mint jelly. It's the classic accompaniment for good reason. Our mint jelly recipe starts with lots of fresh mint, sugar, and a little lemon juice. Pectin is added to ensure the jelly sets firm. Food coloring provides the verdant shade of green, but you can skip this ingredient for a more golden hue.

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Our Favorite Recipes to Help Boost Gut Health
Looking to improve your digestion and boost immunity? Try these easy recipes that feature probiotic, prebiotic, and fiber-rich foods known to help feed a healthy gut.
Our Favorite Spinach Pasta Recipes Will Help You Add More Greens to Your Weeknight Dinners
Much as we love a spinach salad, we firmly believe that the best vehicle for spinach is pasta. The green leaves wilt down and heat up in mere minutes, providing bright color, a smooth texture, and an abundance of nutrients that will truly level up your pasta game.  How does spinach improve your dish's nutritional value? It's an extremely nutrient-dense ingredient, meaning it's low in calories but high in beneficial nutrients, including iron, calcium, zinc, and vitamins A, C, K, and B9 (otherwise known as folate). And if all that isn't enough to make you see that spinach is a powerhouse, don't forget that this leafy green vegetable provides tons of fiber and antioxidants, too. Spinach is also an accessible ingredient—it's available frozen, fresh, and canned—so you can always keep some on hand. And you can easily use it in one of our spinach pasta recipes for dinner tonight.
Baked Acorn Squash with Brown Sugar
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This easy and delicious fall side dish only requires a few minutes of hands-on time, leaving you free to work on the rest of the meal.