There are a plethora of healthy recipes scattered all over the Internet and filling countless cookbooks. But sometimes, you want something you know will be tasty, tried-and-true. "Trainer Favorites" are nutritionally-dense recipes that my husband and I have tried (he, sometimes dubiously), and found that we really enjoy!
Moosewood Restaurant Cookbooks
Confession: Meal planning isn't always my thing. It's important, it helps me get organized, so I do it, but I'm not always jumping up and down to plan the weekly menu.
But one thing I've found that makes meal planning a whole lot more fun is to curl up with a cozy blanket and pour through a good cookbook to inspire the next week's meals. And one of my favorite series of cookbooks comes from Moosewood Restaurant in Ithaca, NY.
Not sure when we'll make it to Ithaca, but it would be dreamy to visit this restaurant. I love that the recipes they create are full of nutritious ingredients and unique combinations of spices and foods that I never would have thought to put together but upon trying just work! Some of our favorite recipes include:
* Pineapple Salsa with Blueberries
* Italian Lentils and Acorn Squash
* Pasta with Tomato-Peach Sauce
* Kale with Sweet Potatoes
* Butternut Cookies
* Caribbean Sweet Potato Gratin
* Homespun Pot Pie
* Chimichurri Sauce
Is your mouth watering yet??
Moosewood Restaurant posts a selection of recipes to try on their website. One very yummy and easy salsa worth making is Mango Salsa: