Fennel, Lemon & Tuna Pasta1 of 9
Photo and recipe by @fromtheathleteskitchen via feedfeed.
It's no coincidence that there are so many fennel and citrus recipes out there, since these ingredients go exceptionally well together. Aside from the flavor and lean protein, the beauty of this dish is it's ready in twenty minutes and transports you to the Adriatic Coast, even after a chilly winter workout.
Nut, Chia and Raspberry Smoothie Bowl with Puffed Quinoa2 of 9
Photo and recipe by @shisodelicious via feedfeed.
From the healthy fats, protein and fiber in the nuts, to the Omega-3 in the Chia seeds every ingredient in this dairy-free smoothie packs a nourishing, satiating punch. Even better? It's likely the ingredients are already in your cupboard and freezer.
Local Squash, Brussels Sprout and Cranberry Pizza3 of 9
Photo and recipe by @thefeedfeed via feedfeed.
Pizza night can be healthy and still feel fun. This version is loaded with butternut squash, which delivers heart-healthy fiber, plus potassium, excellent for endurance and bone health. The colorful toppings, Brussels sprouts and cranberries, round out the vitamins and minerals, while pine nuts and cheese add a satisfying heft between their flavor and protein.
Black Pepper Lime Baked Salmon with Crispy Slaw4 of 9
Photo and recipe by @whatscookingoodlooking_ via feedfeed.
It's widely known that salmon is a leading source of the exceptionally beneficial Omega - 3, a fatty acid, which helps do everything from keep cholesterol in check to reduce joint stiffness. The cabbage and pea slaw here is a great way to add some crunch and flavor to your typical boring salmon dinner.
Creamy Cauliflower Dip with Rainbow Carrot Dippers5 of 9
Photo and recipe by @lorindabreeze via feedfeed.
Colorful veggie platters are eye catching and can draw a crowd, yet it's often the dip that makes people stay. Cauliflower is an extremely versatile veggie, absorbing the flavors of whatever's thrown its way. Here, garlic, lemon, cumin, shallots and a bit of Greek yogurt make a savory dip rich in protein, vitamins, minerals and flavor.
Egg Salad in an Avocado Bowl6 of 9
Photo and recipe by @breadbunnie via feedfeed.
Avocados are one of the most nutritionally dense vegetables. They are high in monounsaturated fat, which actually helps regulate cholesterol, in turn delivering anti-inflammatory and cardiovascular benefits. Avocado's dense, creamy texture makes it a treat to enjoy, plus it's extremely versatile. Pairing it with egg is an excellent choice, as the protein therein compliments avocado perfectly. And while these oblong foods are known for their respective benefits of healthy fats and protein, they also deliver vitamins, potassium and iron.
Stuff Baked Sweet Potatoes7 of 9
Photo and recipe by @young_rebecca via feedfeed.
Sweet potatoes deliver significant quantities of key vitamins C, B and A, plus potassium and fiber. The addition of avocado here rounds this out into a delicious, inflammation and cholesterol-fighting meal. Onion, cabbage, cilantro and tahini pack enough complimentary flavors, plus the extra fiber in this dish will have you feeling full longer.
Curry Spiced Congee8 of 9
Photo and recipe by @butimhungrynow via feedfeed.
Garlic, coriander, ginger, turmeric and curry season a satisfying rice base, while protein helps ensure that this bowl will keep you going longer. Coconut oil, which metabolizes immediately as energy versus other fats, which are stored more quickly, and the crunchy peppers round out the texture of this near-perfect meal.