Stress-Fighting Beef Stir-Fry
In addition to being an excellent source of tryptophan and protein, lean beef provides plenty of selenium, zinc, iron, and B complex vitamins to help you fight stress. Choose organic, grass-fed beef if you can to avoid pesticides and hormones that potentially can interfere with your own.
High-Energy Bangkok Coconut Chicken Stir Fry
Try this sugar-busting recipe from Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum’s “The Beat Sugar Addiction Now Cookbook.”
Grilled Orange-Vanilla Pound Cake with Strawberries
Grill slices of this delicately flavored pound cake in butter and top with the season’s best strawberries for a knock-out dessert.
30-Minute Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons
Grilled cheese croutons are the perfect topper for this easy tomato soup.
Crunchy Grated Carrot Salad with Lime (Carottes Rapées)
A super easy, fresh-tasting carrot salad, starring lime, cumin and cayenne.
Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce
Skewers of savory chicken and a luscious peanut sauce for dipping. Satay is the perfect dish for introducing kids to the flavors of the world.
Gluten-Free Layered Three-Bean Casserole
This Mexican-inspired vegetarian casserole layers three kinds of beans with corn tortillas, cheese, and salsa.
Gluten-Free Spaghetti Squash “Pasta” Puttanesca
This vegetable dish, disguised as a pasta, is a fresh and flavorful gluten-free take on an Italian classic.
Tzatziki is an awesome Middle Eastern mezze that compliments many dishes. It adds a lot of flavor to whatever you put it on, and it’s really healthy too!
Moroccan Spiced Pork Loin with Apricots and Chickpeas
This dish celebrates the sweetly spiced seasonings of Morocco, which pairs so beautifully with fruit and chickpeas. Serve with 1/2 cup steamed couscous.
Quick Chicken Mole
Carla Hall’s Quick Chicken Mole is the perfect solution for chocolate lovers to have chocolate before dessert, not to mention packing in the healthful antioxidants that chocolate possesses.
Toasted Ciabatta with Shrimp, Tarragon, and Arugula
Tarragon goes so well with shrimp and really elevates the flavors overall.
Crispy Breakfast Pita
This is a twist on a piadina, an Italian flatbread. For weeknight ease, I use store-bought pitas as the base. They get topped with a creamy mascarpone spread, a salty bite of prosciutto, a lightly dressed arugula salad, and a fried egg.
Turkey Lettuce Cups
Take your typical taco, swap the tortilla for a lettuce leaf, add Asian herbs and spices, and you get these Thai-flavored Turkey Lettuce Cups from Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis.