Meat & Poultry Recipes

No-butter chicken, baked chicken taquitos and grilled bison burgers are just a few of the delicious, healthy recipes you will find in this section.

Asian Meatballs

These delicious Asian style meatballs are flavored with ginger and soy sauce. The red pepper flakes add just a hint of spice. Very good on their own, or dipped in soy sauce. Click for the recipe

Chicken Casserole

A simple one-dish meal, this cheesy chicken casserole is easy to assemble and practically bakes itself. Click for the recipe

Lamb Lettuce Wraps

These lamb lettuce wraps are a variation on the traditional Greek gyro – a quick version of ground lamb cooked with onions and flavored with traditional gyro spices. This would be great wrapped in warm pita bread of course, but for the grain free and/or low-carb crowd, the lettuce is a great option. The contrast between the warm, savory filling and the cool, crisp lettuce is wonderful.

You’ll need two heads of lettuce – the outer leaves are usually damaged, and the inner leaves delicious, but too small to serve as lettuce cups. Only the middle leaves of each head are useable as cups. Click for the recipe

Low Carb Spinach Lasagna

This low carb spinach lasagna is delicious. Warm layers of seasoned spinach, ground beef and melted cheese – truly, you won’t miss the noodles at all. I have learned that quite often, the flavors we associate with grains are in fact the flavors of the fillings and toppings, while the grains are no more than a filler or a binder that absorbs the other flavors. It’s true for pizza, and it’s true for lasagna. Click for the recipe

Hamburger Casserole

A delicious, cheesy hamburger casserole – a classic comfort food! I owe this very flavorful hamburger casserole recipe to Alix. Alix wrote, a few weeks ago, “I’m a big fan of you and your blog. I’m a university student who “went health nerd” a couple of years ago and frequently use your recipes. I recognize a lot of healthified childhood staples here. One “staple” I’m always looking for a healthier version of is a particular casserole I loved growing up. I guess you could call it a “hamburger casserole” – ground beef, pasta, pasta sauce, mozzarella, gravy … you know, all the food groups. I was wondering if you had a healthy version of this or a similar dish you could share. Would love to give it a try.”

Alix’s hamburger casserole sounded delicious, so I was happy to make a healthier version. I simply omitted the pasta, browned the ground beef and onions, added pizza sauce and cheese, and baked. This hamburger casserole is saucy, so definitely serve it on top of something – tonight I served it over plain shirataki noodles (make sure you rinse, boil and dry them in a hot skillet first), but cauliflower rice should work well too. Click for the recipe

Steak Fajitas

Intensely flavorful and spicy but not too hot, these steak fajitas are ready fast. I’ve got nothing against marinating the meat before cooking, but if you forget to marinate, like I did today, worry not – simply season the beef and the vegetables well, saute them quickly, and these steak fajitas will turn out just as delicious and flavorful as fajitas made with marinated steak. Click for the recipe

Moo Shu Chicken

My interpretation of moo shu chicken uses shredded, pre-cooked chicken. The flavor combination is amazing and I’m glad about my last-minute decision to add red pepper flakes. I made this dish for lunch today because I had some leftover chicken and pre-shredded coleslaw mix that I wanted to use up. As with most stir-fry recipes, the cooking itself is very quick – it’s the prep that takes most of the time. Click for the recipe