Here we’ve gathered our Healthy Blogs from Waxing Kara. If you are looking to clean up your diet, you’ve arrived at the right place. This healthy blog features recipes that are easy to make in support of a healthy diet. It’s a new year, time for a new plan. For many of us, the new year comes with new resolutions. We vow to eat a better diet, or be more consistent exercise, or spend less time online. We’ve probably all tried making new year’s resolutions, but how often do we actually stick by our resolutions?
Food is medicine.
The truth is, making a few simple lifestyle changes may lead to feeling better. With any luck, when we feel better, we stick with our new habits, and when we are successful at making lifestyle changes, we “flip the switch” from being temporarily committed to half-hearted commitments to making permanent changes.
A few nights a week, make dinner at home. Whip up one of our favorite dishes for a healthier meal that both you and your family will love. Just before you clean up for the evening, set up some overnight oats, or put all the ingredients for your warm oatmeal together so that it can soak and soften making cooking time shorter in the morning.
Start the day off right during winter with oats. Any of our oatmeal recipes warm or cold will help refuel the body post-workout. Hearty, satisfying and warm in your belly. Natural sugar plus healthy fats equal success.
Healthy Recipe Blogs
These recipes are all easy to adjust as you see fit. Add chicken or shrimp or leave the meat out, or switch up the spices or vegetables we suggest to suit your taste. If you prep your meals one or two nights a week, you have a better chance of success.
Make our soups and stews ahead of time and freeze them for later. Take them out of the freezer to defrost while you go about your day and heat the dishes up in the microwave or a one-serving crockpot. Everyone at the office will be jealous of your homemade warm meal.
Healthy Eating Blogs for Winter Evenings
Keep these chips on-hand for snacking. They are designed for your good health and they will grow on you. You have to trust me. If you’re cutting back on calories, these Kale Chips Recipe will help!
Soups, Stews, and Chili are filling and delicious.
Packed with all of our favorite veggies and beans, our Sweet+Spicy Honey Chili is made with beer and honey, just add toppings and serve with a loaf of crusty bread for a satisfying well-balanced vegan meal.
Sweet and Spicy Chili
Our Carrot Ginger Soup is so delicious it’s hard to believe how simple these healthy eats are to make. I find the most nourishing and delicious foods also are the foods that require only a few ingredients and come together in less than an hour including prep time.
Easy Carrot Ginger Soup
This Lentil Soup recipe comes from our friend Joyce C. Wallace. You’ll find it to be a hearty and satisfying meal that will brighten any dark evening and leave you feeling satisfied. We were able to make this recipe in less than an hour, and you can make it ahead of time and freeze for even faster prep!
Who knew you could make sweet potatoes into a delicious stew? This Sweet Potato Chili is smoky, sweet, and hearty enough to be piled over top of rice or mashed potatoes. Pair it with a green salad for a well rounded, plant-based meal any night of the week.
Sweet Potato Chili
Healthy Sides, Slaws and Salads
Sweet potatoes are the “white hat” carbohydrate. The good one that gives you the right kind of energy. It’s also good for balancing hormones. These healthy mashed sweet potatoes are comfort food for do-gooders.
Healthy Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Ever notice how lots of store-bought slaws have tons of sugar? Even in restaurants lately, I notice that everything from cucumber salad to coleslaw contains sugar. Well, here we offer up a process-sugar-free healthy slaw.
This Honey-Glazed Acorn Squash tastes so good that you may not realize how good it is for you. Acorn Squash is a powerhouse with one of the highest amounts of Vitamin A and polyphenolic compounds. When you combine this veggie with the flavors of cinnamon and honey, you’ll be amazed that such flavor could come from a squash! One of our favorite healthy eats.
Our Healthy Blogs feature many of the ingredients grown on the Eastern Shore of Maryland
I first had a version of this kale salad at the Ranch at Live Oak. Chef Kurt Steeber made amazing vegan food, and this is our best version of his salad. You won’t be disappointed with this recipe and you can add or take away anything to make it your own.
Try these easy pickled onions on top of the kale salad, or on any salad for that matter. You can make a batch of these and store them in a glass jar in the fridge for weeks. They add depth to any meal, and just taste special!
Easy Pickled Onions
Thai Green Papaya Salad (also known as Som Tum) is very light and would make a perfect side to any stir fry. Adding grilled shrimp makes this salad a completely satisfying meal.
Green Papaya Salad
This amazing spinach and fruit salad is simply delicious. Salads can be made into a meal just by selecting all the right ingredients and pick a protein of your choice. One and done. we all like that!
Spinach and Fruit Salad
These little Roasted Cherry Tomatoes pack a mean punch. I never would have guessed that these would change the complexion of an average salad, or add a new dimension to a plate of noodles, but they do!
Roasted Cherry Tomato Recipe
If you are looking for inspiration, try this Fish Dish. Serve it with some deep dark leafy greens like sautéed rainbow swiss chard or kale to make it a complete meal. It took about 20 minutes end-to-end to make this recipe and you’ll love it.
Fresh from the fish-monger, this honey-glazed salmon is delicious. If you want to grill this salmon on a cedar plank, you need to plan ahead. We don’t always have time to do that, but if you make the time, it’s worth the effort.
This Thai Shrimp Stew recipe is sure to warm you up on a cold winter night. Thai cuisine is among the healthiest foods you can eat. Many of the fresh herbs and spices like turmeric, ginger, and lemongrass possess immune-boosting and disease-fighting properties. Then she adds kale to make it even better for you.
We have another altogether new roundup for healthy desserts, but just in case you want just a couple of options, here are a few.
And for a guilt-free dessert, try this Chocolate Raspberry Chia Pudding
Surprise your family with this surprise chocolate pudding made with avocados. They will never know.
Raw Chocolate Pudding
These macaroons are guilt-free! Mostly egg whites, really and coconut and maybe some chocolate if you’re in the mood. Enjoy them after dinner, or as an afternoon snack.
Coconut Macaroons Recipe
Skip the dairy with this dairy-free panna cotta recipe. I had fun watching this come together as panna cotta was not something I have ever made. My friend Joyce showed me how easy it is. I have an unstoppable sweet tooth and enjoy having dessert options that are light on guilt.
Dairy-Free Panna Cotta Recipe
Eating a healthy diet isn’t as hard as we think. It’s a commitment and ultimately it’s a lifestyle decision. Sometimes it means making tough choices when dining out. We will continue to strive to bring you recipes in support of your healthy diet.
If you craft up any of our healthy eats, share a photo with the hashtag #waxingkararecipes on Instagram. We love seeing your photos!