Healthy cooking doesn't mean that you have to become a gourmet chef or invest in expensive cookware. You can use basic cooking techniques to prepare food in healthy ways.

There are four main categories of recipes to choose from. Please visit the following links to find out more about the main types of recipes and methods of healthy cooking: Low Fat, Low Calorie, Low Carb, Vegetarian

Below is a collection of Healthy Recipes. *Unless specified, these recipes should not be considered low-calorie and proper portion-control should always be used.

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 Ingredients: 4 Loin pork chops 3 tbsp Onion, chopped 1 cup Tomato sauce 1/2 cup Fat-Free Sour cream 1 small Dill pickle, chopped 3 tbsp Dry sherry Salt and pepper    Preparation: In a lightly greased skillet, brown chops. Cover, reduce heat and cook until almost tender (about 20 minutes). Add onion, cook until pork is tender and onions soft (about 5 minutes). Add tomato...

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Yield: 4 Servings Ingredients: 4 each Swordfish steaks, 6-oz each MARINADE 3 tbsp Olive oil 1 Juice of one lemon 3 cloves Garlic, crushed Salt & black pepper ORANGE RELISH 2 each Orange, peeled, separated into sections, and diced 3 tbsp Olive oil 2 tbsp Basil, fresh, chopped Preparation: 1. Make the marinade: in a shallow nonmetallic dish, combine the olive oil, orange and lemon juices, garlic, and...

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Yield: 1 Shells Ingredients: 1 1/4 cups All-purpose flour 1/2 tsp Salt 1/3 cup Frozen lard or shortening, cut into bits 3 tbsp Ice water Preparation: To ensure a tender crust, this recipe should not be doubled. Thoroughly freezing the lard or shortening will give you the flakiest crust. PLACE THE FLOUR AND SALT in the bowl of a food processor and pulse...

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Yield: 4 Servings Ingredients: 1/2 cup Almonds, slivered 2 1/2 cups Chicken, cooked 4 tbsp Butter 1/4 cup Flour 1/4 cup White raisin 1/2 cup Mushrooms, sliced 8 fl oz Evaporated milk 4 fl oz Sherry 1 dash Salt 1 dash Pepper Preparation:...

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Yield: 6 Servings Ingredients: 2 lb Lean Ground beef 1/8 cup Onion, chopped 3 tsp Garlic, minced 4 tbsp Chili powder 1 tbsp Ground cumin 28 oz Tomatoes, crushed w/puree, (28 Ounce can), With added puree 1 1/2 cups Beef stock, (or canned broth) 2 cups Corn kernels, fresh or frozen 15 1/4 oz Kidney beans, canned, drained (15 1/4 oz can) 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped Preparation: Cook...

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Yield: 6 Pancakes Ingredients: 2/3 cup all-purpose flour, unsifted 2 tsp Sugar 1/4 tsp Salt 4 Eggs, large, beaten 1/2 cup Milk 2 cups Apple slices 1 cup Apple juice 1/8 cup Sugar 1/4 tsp Cinnamon Low-fat cooking spray Preparation:...

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 Ingredients: 3 Tomatoes, med 1 large Burmuda Onion, finely chopped 1/4 tsp Oregano, dried, pref. Mexican 2 tsp Paprika 5 cloves Garlic, finely chopped 4 lb Beef shank, coarse grind 1 tbsp Olive oil 4 Scallions, in bunches, chopped 5 Bell peppers 5 Serrano chiles, fresh 4 cloves Garlic, medium, finely chopped 2 tsp Salt 4 tbsp Red chile, hot, ground 4 tbsp Red chile, mild, ground 3 tbsp Cumin seeds Water   ...  Preparation:

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Ingredients: 6 Pork chops 2 tbsp Olive oil 1 Lemon, sliced 1/2 cup Tomato sauce 1 dash Salt, as required 1 dash Pepper, as required 1/4 cup Brown sugar    Preparation: Brown chops with olive oil in large skillet. Lightly spray a baking dish with Low-Fat cooking spray and add pork chops. Place a thin slice of lemon on each. Sprinkle with salt and pepper....

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Ingredients: 16 oz Red Devil Hot Sauce 2 1/2 tsp Red pepper flakes, crushed 1 small Onion, sliced 1 stalk Celery, sliced 3 cups Tomato puree 1 1/2 cups Water 1 1/2 cups Sugar 1 Lemon, sliced    Preparation: Combine all the ingredients in a heavy pot and heat just till hot. Don't bring to a boil or the sauce will turn dark and become thin....

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 Ingredients: 2 tbsp Sugar 1 tbsp Dry sherry 3 tbsp Hoisin sauce 1/2 tsp Garlic, finely chopped 1 dash Salt, optional 1/2 cup Ketchup 3 lb Pork back finger ribs, cut in 1-inch wide by 3 inch long    Preparation: Place ribs in nonreactive, plastic, bowl with a lid. In a separate bowl, combine marinade ingredients; sugar, sherry, hoisin sauce, garlic, salt (if desired) and...

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Ingredients: Salad: 2 cups vegetable broth, low-sodium canned, or homemade 1 cup barley 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 cup chopped dried apricots 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted 1/2 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 scallion (white and green parts), thinly sliced Dressing: 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 teaspoons honey 1/4...

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 Ingredients: 1 lb Lean Ground Beef 1/4 cup green olives, pitted, halved 4 oz Noodles, uncooked, about 2 cups 2 cups Water 1 tsp Oregano Leaves 1/2 tsp Salt 1/2 tsp Pepper 1 cup low-fat Cheddar Cheese, shredded 1/2 Onion, (medium), chopped 8 oz Whole Kernel Corn, (1 8-oz can) 8 oz Tomato Sauce    Preparation: Cook and stir the meat and onion in a large skillet until the...

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Beef Medallions with Shiitake Mushroom Sauce Ingredients: 1 tablespoon, plus 1 1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil 4 beef tenderloin medallions (about 4 ounces each), patted dry 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more for seasoning Freshly ground black pepper 4 ounces shiitake mushrooms (about 12 medium), stemmed 2 shallots, coarsely chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1/4 cup Cognac or other brandy, or Madeira...

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Yield: 6 Ingredients: 15 oz Black Beans, canned 3/4 cup Tomato, (medium), finely chopped 1 Serrano Chile 1/2 cup Red Bell Pepper, chopped 1/4 cup Red Onion, finely chopped 2 tbsp White Wine Vinegar 1 tsp Olive oil 1/4 tsp Salt   Preparation: * Black beans should be canned and they should be rinsed and drained. ** Serrano chile should be seeded and finely chopped. Mix...

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 Ingredients: 1 lb Boneless sirloin, (or round steak), trimmed and cut into thin strips 2 tbsp Olive oil 1 large Onion, thinly sliced 1 each Red Pepper, cored, seeded, and cut into strips 2 each Sliced Scallions, for garnish MARINADE 1/2 cup Dark soy sauce 6 tbsp Japanese rice wine, (or dry sherry) 2 tbsp honey    Preparation: 1. Make the marinade: in a bowl, combine...

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 Ingredients: 1 1/2 lb Broccoli 2 tbsp Olive oil 2 tbsp Soy Sauce 1 tsp Cornstarch 1 tbsp Honey 1/2 tsp Ginger, fresh grated 1/4 tsp Hot pepper sauce 1/4 cup Almonds, slivered    Preparation: Wash broccoli and cut off broccoli flowerets. Slice stems 1/4 inch thick. In large skillet or wok, heat oil; stir-fry broccoli 5 minutes until crisp-tender. In small bowl, mix soy sauce...

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Broiled Snapper with Herbs Ingredients: 1 1/2 tablespoons tamarind from a pliable block 1/2 cup cold water 2 small shallots 3 garlic cloves 2 teaspoons finely chopped cleaned fresh cilantro  1 tablespoon Asian fish sauce  1 1/2 teaspoons sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil 2- six ounce red snapper fillets with skin 2 scallions 1 medium fresh red chilies (1 to 3" long)  2 tablespoons fresh whole basil leaves or...

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Broiled Tomatoes with Fresh Herbs Ingredients: 3 large plum tomatoes (about 12 ounces), halved lengthwise 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs, such as thyme, rosemary, oregano, or marjoram 1 tablespoon freshly grated Parmesan Directions: Season tomatoes with the salt and place seed-side down on a rack or paper...

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Carrot-Almond Soup Ingredients: 2 tablespoons canola oil 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/2 cup whole almonds 1 pound carrots, sliced 1 medium yellow onion, diced 3 teaspoons kosher salt 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger Freshly ground black pepper 6 cups water 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1/2 cup plain yogurt...

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 Ingredients: 5 tbsp Fat-free Mayonnaise 2 tbsp Yellow mustard, heaping 2 tbsp Olive oil 1 tsp Garlic salt 1 Juice of mediums size lemon 4 Bell peppers, sliced 1 Large cabbage, shredded 1 tsp Louisiana hot sauce 2 tbsp Ketchup 1 tbsp Wine vinegar 3 tsp Salt, to taste 2 medium Onions, shredded    Preparation: Put mayonnaise and mustard in a bowl large enough to hold complete mixture, but shaped...

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