Red & Green Health Burrito!

Here’s a unique recipe in celebration of Tasty25 Magazine’s 2,000th subscriber! Check out this Red & Green Health Burrito sent in by Jillian Ferrello of Columbus, OH; it’s a low-sodium, diabetic friendly recipe full of crisp bell pepper, kale, and green onions! Moreover, it’s simple to make, and oh so healthy & delicious! Try this one out for your next lunch or dinner, and make sure to share your thoughts by rating & commenting below. Enjoy, and Happy Cooking! – Tasty25 Staff

 

 

Every recipe has a story! Jillian told us theirs: “I’m on a 10 day detox cleanse, and have only been eating vegetables and fruits for the past four days. I needed substantial meal that wouldn’t interrupt my cleanse, and this totally worked! It feels good to eat and still be healthy! Have to give props to the employee at Whole Foods who introduced me to brown rice tortillas in order to make this dish into an awesome burrito!” –Jillian

 

What you need:

2 Brown rice tortillas

1/2 Cup brown rice

1 Red bell pepper

1 Green bell pepper

1/4 Cup green onion

1/4 Cup kale

Garlic clove, chopped

1/2 Tsp. salt

Mixed herbs (Oregano, Basil, and Pepper)

Directions: (Approximate cook time: 25 minutes; Serves 2 adult.)

  1. Boil & cook your brown rice.

  2. While rice is cooking, cut your red & green bell pepper into strips, and chop your garlic clove.

  3. On the stovetop, sauté the red & green bell pepper strips, green onion, kale, garlic, and salt in 1 Tsp. of olive oil; Cook for 3-5 minutes, adding mixed herbs to taste; Remove, and set aside.

  4. Next, place your brown rice tortillas one at a time into the frying pan, and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side.

  5. After the rice is done, place your brown rice tortillas on plates, and add a serving of brown rice along with your sauteed red & green bell pepper medley to each; Serve immediately.

  6. Eat & enjoy!

 Thanks Jillian for sending in this wonderful arrangement to Tasty25 Magazine! What’s your Tasty25 creation? Send in your recipe, and be featured on Tasty25 by going to the “Submit Your Tasty25 Creation” page.

Chicken & Vegetable Frittata!

A wonderful recipe submitted from over 8,000 miles away from Tasty25 Magazine HQ? Yes! Check out this tasty Chicken & Vegetable Frittata recipe sent in by Renee Gardner & Meghann Paul of Brisbane, Australia, founders of fashion, food, and lifestyle blog “kateinmay.com”. Their crispy frittata with fresh eggs, chicken, tomatoes, and so much more will literally make your mouth water! It’s simply a wonderful healthy & delicious recipe, and we’re excited that the Tasty25 food conscious community is growing worldwide each and everyday! Don’t forget to share your thoughts by rating & commenting below, and Happy Cooking! – Tasty25 Staff

 

Every recipe has a story! Renee & Meghann told us theirs: “We like being creative with recipes, and mixing them to suit our taste buds and lifestyle. With this recipe we added many vegetables to get as many nutrients as possible, and added flavor with some mixed herbs. Each time we make the recipe, we change it around for a different creation and taste – it never gets boring!” -Renee & Meghann

What you need:

2 Chicken breasts, diced

3 Eggs

3 Egg whites

3 Mushrooms, chopped

2 Tomatoes, sliced

1 Onion, chopped

1 Garlic clove, chopped

½ Head of broccoli (Cut into small pieces.)

½ Zucchini, sliced

½ Capsicum, chopped

½ Tsp. salt

Mixed herbs (Oregano, Basil, and Pepper)

Directions: (Approximate cook time: 25 minutes; Serves 2-4 adults.)

  1. Preheat the oven to 180º F.

  2. On the stovetop, take your chicken, onion and garlic, and cook them in a frying pan on high for about 3-4 minutes; Remove, and set aside.

  3. Next, whisk the eggs in a bowl, and mix in your chicken, onion, and garlic medley with all additional ingredients. (Except for the tomato slices.)

  4. Pour the bowls contents into a glass/casserole dish and place slices of tomato on the top.

  5. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, or until egg is cooked and slightly brown; Serve hot.

  6. Eat & enjoy!

“Our recipe is also great for leftovers the next day if you can stop yourself from going back for more!” -Renee & Meghann

 Thanks Emma for sending in this wonderful arrangement to Tasty25 Magazine! What’s your Tasty25 creation? Send in your recipe, and be featured on Tasty25 by going to the “Submit Your Tasty25 Creation” page.

Fat-Free Spicy Summer Curry w/ Chicken or Shrimp!

The queen of health & fitness does it again! Check out this amazing Fat-Free Spicy Summer Curry with Chicken or Shrimp recipe sent in by Emma McQueen of London, England; Indulge in this spicy Indian delicacy without reservation, because Emma’s love for healthy & delicious recipes led her to remake this staple ethnic dish in a FAT FREE version! Served with either chicken or shrimp, her recipe makes for a spicy & tasty dish worthy of the Tasty25 Hall of Fame! Show some love by rating & commenting below, we hope you enjoy, and Happy Cooking! – Tasty25 Staff

 

 

Every recipe has a story! Emma told us hers: “Curry has been our great nation’s favourite food for years. Sadly, although Indian food is delicious, it is notoriously fattening, with ingredients such as  ghee (clarified butter), and other highly calorific additions which are hardly waist line friendly; that’s before even considering rice, poppadoms, naan bread and everything else that comes along for the ride! Being a Brit, of course I love curry too, so it was necessary to come up with a recipe that tasted good, looked good, and was good for you! This curry is an adaptation of a Tandoori, and is full of fresh fiery ingredients such as chilli and cayenne, which are metabolism boosters. Share this with your friends & family, and enjoy!” -Emma

What you need:

1 Cup natural fat free yogurt

2 Tomatoes, chopped

3 Cloves garlic, crushed

1 Red chili, finely chopped (Remove seeds to reduce spice if you prefer.)

Bunch of fresh coriander, finely chopped

1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice

2 Tsp. curry powder

2 Tsp. ground coriander

2 Tsp. cayenne pepper

2 Red onions

1 Tsp. ginger

1/2 Tsp. salt

6 Diced skinless chicken breasts, or 14-20 Jumbo shrimp (Optional)

4 Hard boiled eggs for garnish (Optional)

Directions: (Approximate cook time: 25 minutes; Serves 4 adults.)

  1. Preheat your oven to 375ºF.

  2. Combine the curry powder, ground coriander, cayenne pepper, tomatoes, red onions, ginger, garlic, coriander, chili, yogurt, and lemon juice to make the marinade.

  3. Take a large sandwich bag, and place the marinade in the bag with either your chicken or shrimp; Seal the bag shut, and shake around for 5-10 minutes to ensure that the flavors permeate the meat.

  4. Lay the curry out on a flat baking tray, and put in the oven for 20 mins. (“You can finish it off under a hot grill to achieve that blackened Tandoori smokey taste.” -Emma)

  5. Garnish with fresh coriander and optional garnish with halved boiled eggs; Serve while hot.

  6. Eat & enjoy!

 Thanks Emma for sending in this wonderful arrangement to Tasty25 Magazine! What’s your Tasty25 creation? Send in your recipe, and be featured on Tasty25 by going to the “Submit Your Tasty25 Creation” page.

Berries & Peaches Breakfast Smoothie!

Yum yum yum! Breakfast recipes are an excellent way for us to quickly get the energy & healthy nutrients we need to kickstart our day, and this Berries & Peaches Breakfast Smoothie recipe submitted by Jordin Purcell-Riess of Manchester, Connecticut is the perfect fit; it’s a sweet and filling blend of fruit, almond milk, protein, and an added twist of organic strawberry lemonade! Does this not sound like an awesome smoothie, or what? Definitely give this recipe a try for a quick breakfast, a tasty snack between meals, or even a healthy sweet treat during the day! Before you make this great Tasty25 creation, go ahead and tell us what you think by rating & commenting below, and Happy Cooking! – Tasty25 Staff

 

 

Every recipe has a story! Jordin told us hers: “I decided to start changing my diet to foods my body would actually benefit from; and since I work at a nationally known health food store in the US, I had all the makings at my finger tips! Now I have a breakfast smoothie almost every morning after my coffee.” -Jordin

What you need:

1/2 Cup frozen berrie medley

1/2 Cup frozen peach slices

1 Cup unsweetened, organic almond milk

1 Serving of Goji/Acai greens powder

1 Scoop unflavored soy protein

1 Tbsp. organic strawberry lemonade mix

Directions: (Approximate cook time: 5 minutes; Serves 1 adult.)

  1. Combine the fresh or frozen fruit and almond milk in blender; Blend on low for 20-30 seconds, then turn power to high until the fruit is well blended.

  2. Add the greens powder, soy powder and the lemonade mix; Blend on high until the consistency is one that you prefer.

  3. Add to a medium to large sized glass; If you’re on the go, place smoothie mix in your favorite reusable bottle.

  4. Drink & enjoy!

 Thanks Jordin for sending in this wonderful arrangement to Tasty25 Magazine! What’s your Tasty25 creation? Send in your recipe, and be featured on Tasty25 by going to the “Submit Your Tasty25 Creation” page.

Banana Berry Blast Oatmeal!

We love simple breakfast recipes! Check out this healthy & delicious Banana Berry Blast Oatmeal recipe submitted by Anastasia Bardouk of Toronto, Canada; it’s low-sodium, uses honey & fruit as natural sweeteners, and is packed full of healthy protein! This yummy creation is the perfect way to start your day refreshed & focused, so definitely give this recipe a try for your next breakfast. Remember to take a second and let us know what you think by rating & commenting below, enjoy, and Happy Cooking! – Tasty25 Staff

 

 

What you need:

1/2 Cup plain organic oats

1/2 Cup water

1/2 Cup sliced bananas

1/2 Cup sliced strawberries

1/4 Cup blueberries & blackberries

1 Tbsp. flax seed

Directions: (Approximate cook time: 5 minutes; Serves 1 adult.)

  1. Place the plain oats, water, flax seed, and honey into a medium-sized bowl.

  2. Stir to mix evenly, and microwave covered on high for 2 1/2 minutes.

  3. Next, remove oatmeal from microwave and allow to cool for 1-2 minutes.

  4. After 1-2 minutes of letting the oatmeal cool, add your fresh banana & strawberry slices along with the blueberries and blackberries.

  5. Eat & enjoy!

 Thanks Anastasia for sending in this wonderful arrangement to Tasty25 Magazine! What’s your Tasty25 creation? Send in your recipe, and be featured on Tasty25 by going to the “Submit Your Tasty25 Creation” page.

Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese Lox!

It’s healthy & delicious recipes like this one that show one thing: It’s possible to be food conscious without losing the amazing taste & flavor of good food! Check out this Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese Lox recipe sent in by Austin Stukins of Lafayette, LA; It’s full of delicious flavor, and topped with fresh tomatoes, spinach, and capers! A summertime brunch of warm bagels topped with cool cream cheese & smoked salmon, all stacked with fresh veggies and a bit of spices. Yum! Definitely give this recipe a try, and let us know what you think by rating & commenting below. As always, enjoy, and Happy Cooking! – Tasty25 Staff

 

 

What you need:

2 Onion bagels (Separated into halves.)

8 Smoked salmon lox (Lox – A thinly sliced salmon filet that has been cured.)

4 Fresh tomato slices

1 Cup fresh baby spinach leaves

1/4 Cup fresh capers

Tsp. low fat cream cheese

Tsp. black pepper

1/2 Tsp. salt

Directions: (Approximate cook time: 10 minutes; Serves 4 adults.)

  1. Place the onion bagel halves in a toaster; Toast on medium heat until lightly crispy.

  2. Spread 1 Tsp. of cream cheese onto all 4 bagel halves; Place 2 salmon lox on top of each of the bagel halves.

  3. Next, add a tomato, 4-5 leaves of baby spinach, and a few capers to each bagel slice.

  4. Evenly sprinkle the 1 Tsp. of black pepper & the 1/2 Tsp. on top of each of the bagel halves; Serve immediately.

  5. Eat & enjoy!

 Thanks Austin for sending in this wonderful arrangement to Tasty25 Magazine! What’s your Tasty25 creation? Send in your recipe, and be featured on Tasty25 by going to the “Submit Your Tasty25 Creation” page.

The Editor’s Own: Fresh Sunburst Salsa!

Greetings everyone! I’ve got a great new recipe for you today that I created during our first Tasty25 food tasting party on Cinco de Mayo; and I must add, everyone LOVED it! Try out my Fresh Sunburst Salsa recipe; it’s light, refreshing, and full of delicious flavors. Ingredients include fresh tomatoes, onions, green bell pepper, garlic, cilantro, and more! It’s also only 40 calories per serving, and goes well with multigrain salsa chips, or toasted tortillas. Before you get to work on making my Tasty25 creation, be sure to join our healthy eating community and stay connected with us by placing your email address in the subscription sidebar on the right; also tell your friends & family about the great things we’re doing at Tasty25! Happy Cooking everybody, and don’t forget to send me a photo to editor@tasty25.com after you try it out! Much health, wealth, and prosperity. – David Jones II, Editor of Tasty25 Magazine

 

 

What you need:

2 Medium slicing tomatoes

1 Cup of onions

1/2 Cup of green bell pepper

1/2 Cup shredded parmesan cheese

6 Garlic cloves

1 Fresh lemon

2 Tbsp. fresh cilantro

1/2 Tsp. sea salt

Freshly ground black pepper (To taste)

 

 

Directions: (Approximate cook time: 5 minutes; Serving size – 2-4 adults)

  1. Chop your tomatoes, onion, garlic, and bell pepper into fine pieces, and combine in a medium sized bowl. (Make sure to thoroughly wash your fruit first!)

  2. Taking a large spoon, crush ingredients and stir until mixed evenly.

  3. Next, add 2 Tbsp. of fresh lemon juice along with the shredded parmesan cheese, finely chopped cilantro, salt, and ground black pepper to taste; Repeat step 2.

  4. Serve immediately, or refrigerate for 15-20 minutes for cold salsa.

  5. Eat & enjoy!

 What’s your Tasty25 creation? Send in your recipe, and be featured on Tasty25 by going to the “Submit Your Tasty25 Creation” page.