Fitness Week: 5 Healthy Recipes for 2014


By Dane Feldman

In wrapping up Fitness Week, I wanted to share again with you some of my favorite healthy recipes.

5. Protein Scramble

All photos by Dane Feldman.

What I love about this recipe is that it tastes like regular scrambled eggs (if not a little better), but packs an extra little punch of protein. This is a great option for a far less heavy brunch.

4. Breakfast Quinoa

Quinoa for breakfast is a great lean and protein-packed alternative for those who love cereal, but get sick of oatmeal, farina, and cold cereal. I should probably be eating this far more often than I do.

3. Sweet Potato Fries

I can’t get enough when it comes to fries in general. Thankfully, these oven-baked sweet potato “fries” are as tasty as regular fries. They are simple to make and well-worth the carbs. Sweet potatoes are a wonderful complex-carb-meets-vegetable food and, luckily, there are few foods I like more than sweet potatoes.

2. Quinoa Black Bean Burgers

It should come as no surprise at this point that quinoa is a grain everyone should be eating. Quinoa is free of cholesterol and it’s also high in protein, so combining it with protein-packed lean black beans is a great way to fill up without eating meat or poultry. Don’t skimp on the avocado yogurt sauce, either. Even the sauce is loaded with protein and lean fats.

1. Vegetable Fried Rice

Sometimes it’s okay to have some carbs and combining rice with sauteed vegetables and eggs is one of my favorite ways to do so. This dish is practically more vegetables than it is rice so it’s a smart way to have a balanced lunch or dinner. Add as many eggs as you want and if you really want to keep it lean, use egg whites instead.