Guest Blogger

It doesn’t take a Top Chef like Andrea to know that cooking real food makes a world of difference in the kitchen. By “real” I mean whole, natural, unprocessed foods like vegetables, fruits, beans, nuts, and pastured meats and dairy products.

Why does it matter? Because eating real, fresh foods tastes better. It’s better for you. And, it allows you to experiment with cool new foods you may have never heard of.
For many dishes, adding more ingredients overcomplicates things and adds unnecessary time in the kitchen. We’re all busy people … wouldn’t you like to have 30 minutes back each day?

These 5 healthy recipes will help you do just that. They all have 5 ingredients or less. And none of them will take you longer than 40 minutes to prepare. So now you have no excuse to get your butt into the kitchen and whip up some healthy food.

So without further ado, here are the recipes. Enjoy!


1. Sautéed Daikon Radish with Coconut Oil

Ingredients: 1 radish, 2 Tablespoons of coconut oil, ¼ teaspoon of kosher salt, ¼ teaspoon of pepper (serves 2)

Instructions: Peel the radishes and cut the ends off. Slice the radish into very thin circles and season with salt and pepper. Cook over medium heat in a large pan with the coconut oil until the radishes are slightly browned on both sides.

Nutrition Facts: 380 calories, 20 grams of fat, 37 grams of carbs, 500 mg sodium


2. Healthy Lime Shrimp

Ingredients: 1 lb. shrimp, 1 lime, 1 clove garlic, ¼ cup cilantro, 1 T olive oil (serves 4)

Instructions: Peel the shrimp and cut the tails off. Mince the garlic. Combine shrimp, garlic, juice from half a lime, and olive oil in a pan over medium heat until shrimp is cooked all the way. Add chopped cilantro and juice from other half of lime and serve.

Nutrition Facts: 165 calories, 5 grams of fat, 2 grams of carbs, 223 mg sodium


3. Tuna with White Wine Butter Sauce

Ingredients: 1 lb. ahi tuna, ¼ cup of dry white wine, 2 T of whipped butter, ¼ teaspoon of kosher salt, ¼ teaspoon of pepper (serves 2)

Instructions: Heat a pan to medium-high heat. Season fish with salt and pepper. Add white wine and butter to pan, and sear fish for 2 minutes/side.

Nutrition Facts: 197 calories, 7 grams of fat, 0.5 grams of carbs, 322 mg sodium


4. Sweet Potato Chips

Ingredients: 1 sweet potato, ¼ tsp. of kosher salt, ¼ teaspoon of pepper, ½ teaspoon of paprika, 1 Tablespoon of olive oil (serves 2)

Instructions: Rinse and thinly slice the sweet potato. Coat with olive oil and spices. Cook in the oven at 425 for 15-20 minutes, turning halfway through.

Nutrition Facts: 197 calories, 7 grams of fat, 0.5 grams of carbs, 322 mg sodium


5. Healthier Chocolate Milkshake

Ingredients: 1 cup of organic whole milk, ¼ cup of raw, organic cocoa powder, ¼ cup of yogurt, 1 teaspoon of honey, ice (serves 2)

Instructions: Combine all ingredients in a blender. Add ice as-needed to increase thickness.

Nutrition Facts: 117 calories, 5 grams of fat, 12.5 grams of carbs, 9 grams of protein, 73 mg sodium

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Scott Christ, Health and Wellness Advisor