Top 10 Healthy Recipes
New Year, New Start!
December 26, 2022
What's Your Goal?
Eating healthy looks different for all of us--some people have to avoid specific foods, while others have to avoid additives like extra sugar or salt, and still others are considering lifestyle changes not just for their own health, but the health of the planet by pledging to eat local or even going vegan.
Those factors can make it challenging to put together a list like this, but we'll take it on!
Benefits of Eating Local
Why might eating locally be important? There are so many reasons! Eating local can put you in touch with foods you haven't tried before, or make you aware of the seasonal offerings in your area. It's also healthier for people--and the planet--when your food isn't traveling hundreds of miles to get to you. Take blueberries, for instance, one of our favorites! When you buy fresh blueberries out of season, they are often picked unripe in South America, put in a shipping container and ripened with a gas, then put into a U.S. port, likely warehoused again, then finally delivered to your supermarket. Compare that with buying Stahlbush Blueberries--even if you don't live in or near Oregon, our blueberries are making a much shorter trip: picked ripe from our fields, where they are trucked to our processing plant on the farm where they are washed, frozen, packaged, and sent to your local supermarket or straight to your home. And because Stahlbush isn't owned by a global conglomerate, we never sacrifice safety or quality for the sake of profits, and a majority of the money we spend to produce our products goes right back into the community of our workers, contractors and local vendors.
We make food for sharing--not shareholders--that's the difference buying local makes.
Our Top 10 Healthy Recipes for 2023
We love working with food bloggers to develop and publish healthy, whole food recipes that will help folks discover the joy and satisfaction of making your own food. Here are our top 10 recipes of 2022 that we published this year. Many of these recipes are already vegan or gluten free, or if they aren't, they have suggestions for making them that way.
Give them a try and let us know what you think!
This quick and easy breakfast recipe is a great way to start the day! Featuring delicious Stahlbush Blueberries along with tangy lemon and fiber-packed chia seeds, it's also vegan, gluten-free, and can be customized however you want. It can be made the night before for a healthy start to any morning.
Hidden Veggie Pancakes
These pancakes are packed with a cup of Stahlbush Island Farms Spinach--but you'd never know it! The secret is the same as adding spinach to a smoothie, and that is that spinach tends to disappear into many dishes, and that includes pancake batter. They don't even appear that green! It's a great way to sneak some veggies into your diet even when you feel like having a treat.
This is a hearty dish that's so healthy! Packed with protein from black beans, the meat filling comes together like a mini meatloaf on top of a portobello mushroom. YUM! Stahlbush Organic Brown Rice and Black Beans make prep a breeze and reduce the number of pans you have to wash afterward.
You'll love the roasty, crispy, spicy flavors in this Black Pepper Tofu Cauliflower dish! Featuring Stahlbush Island Farms Cauliflower, this recipe takes savory, Asian-inspired flavors and uses broth and spices to kick it up a notch while keeping it vegan and low in fat.
The Super Bowl is coming up shortly, and we know sporting events can be a healthy eating challenge! But your guests and hosts will love this colorful, flavorful Game Day Dip with tons of taste and texture. Made with Stahlbush Crazy Corn to add a little extra crunch and sweetness.
What is more healthy than chicken noodle soup? This classic recipe is the cure all for everything from the sniffles to a bit of homesickness, ut we are able to make it even better by adding Stahlbush Classic Mixed Vegetables, and you can kick up the health factor even more by using bone broth in place of chicken stock.
Maple syrup and sesame oil come together with our sweet Tri-Color Carrots to make a delicious appetizer, side, snack or meal! This is a versatile recipe that's as tasty as it is good for you.
This hearty salad easily serves as a meal! Roasted broccoli blends with edamame, roasted peanuts, rice wine vinegar, and soy sauce to create a flavor combination you'll crave! Made with Stahlbush Island Farms Broccoli Florets.
Hear us out--beets are so very healthy for you, and when they are combined with vine-ripe tomatoes, rich ricotta cheese, and puff pastry, you'll find the flavor combination amazing! Stahlbush Island Farms Sliced Beets are perfect for this recipe.
We had to have one dessert on here! Although since all of our recipes focus on whole-food ingredients, nearly any of them are a better choice than something pre-made or store-bought. Did you know that store-bought foods typically have twice as many calories as the same item made at home? That fact right there makes any of our desserts a healthy option if you ask us. This fruit crisp featuring Stahlbush Island Farms Blueberries can even be made with maple syrup for a version with no refined sugar.