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7 Healthy & Easy to Make Fitness Recipes

We hope you decide to follow through and make one of these tasty and healthy fitness recipes, so that you may experience the joy that we had when we first tried them.

Some take a little longer to prepare than others, so you may have to plan accordingly. Shoot us a message when you’ve tried a recipe from this list and let us know what you think.

7 Recipes You’ll Find Ahead

  • Greek Chicken Pasta
  • Whole Wheat Honey Bread
  • Grilled Peanut Butter & Banana Sandwich
  • Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs
  • Delightful Summer Fruit Salad
  • Sunday Fruit Salad
  • Icy Cold Strawberry Smoothie

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Here are the seven amazing recipes we’ve grown to love and re-make over the years, accompanied by some high level endorsements from chefs and celebrities alike.

Greek Chicken Pasta – Good Source of Protein and Fiber

“This pasta dish incorporates some of the flavors of Greece. It makes a wonderfully complete and satisfying meal. For extra flavor, toss in a few Kalamata olives.” – Chef DeMarco

Greek Chicken Pasta

PREP TIME  15min | COOK TIME  15min | READY IN  30min

INGREDIENTS

  •  1 pound uncooked pasta
  •  1 tablespoon olive oil
  •  2 cloves garlic, crushed
  •  1/2 cup chopped red onion
  •  1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast meat – cut into bite-size pieces
  •  1 (14 ounce) can marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  •  1 large tomato, chopped
  •  1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  •  3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  •  2 tablespoons lemon juice
  •  2 teaspoons dried oregano
  •  salt and pepper to taste
  •  2 lemons, wedged, for garnish

NUTRITION

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
  • Calories 438 kcal 22%
  • Carbohydrates57 g 18%
  • Cholesterol110 mg 37%
  • Fat11.4 g 18%
  • Fiber8 g 32%
  • Protein31.2 g 62%
  • Sodium460 mg 18%

DIRECTIONS

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook pasta in boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente; drain.
  2. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and onion, and sauté for 2 minutes. Stir in the chicken. Cook, stirring occasionally, until chicken is no longer pink and the juices run clear, about 5 to 6 minutes.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low, and add the artichoke hearts, tomato, feta cheese, parsley, lemon juice, oregano and cooked pasta. Stir until heated through, about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat, season to taste with salt and pepper, and garnish with lemon wedges.
*Original recipe makes 6 servings.

Whole Wheat Honey Bread

“For me life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

whole wheat honey bread

PREP TIME  5min | COOK TIME  3hr | READY IN  3hr 5min

INGREDIENTS

  •  1 1/8 cups water
  •  3 cups whole wheat flour
  •  1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  •  1/3 cup honey
  •  1 tablespoon dry milk powder
  •  1 1/2 tablespoons shortening
  •  1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast

NUTRITION

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
  • Calories148 kcal  7%
  • Carbohydrates30 g  10%
  • Cholesterol< 1 mg  < 1%
  • Fat2.2 g  3%
  • Fiber3.8 g  15%
  • Protein4.6 g  9%
  • Sodium297 mg  12%

DIRECTIONS

  1. Place ingredients in bread machine pan in the order suggested by the manufacturer. Select Whole Wheat setting, and then press Start.
  2. Alternatively, you may personally mx with a hand mixer, this will increase prep time.
*Original recipe makes 1 – 1 1/2 pound loaf.

Protein Filled Grilled Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich

“I do the same exercises I did 50 years ago and they still work. I eat the same food I ate 50 years ago and it still works.” – Arnold Shwarzenegger

grilled peanut butter and banana sandwich

INGREDIENTS

  •  Cooking spray
  •  2 tablespoons peanut butter
  •  2 slices whole wheat bread
  •  1 banana, sliced

NUTRITION

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
  • Calories437 kcal 22%
  • Carbohydrates56.8 g 18%
  • Cholesterol0 mg 0%
  • Fat18.7 g 29%
  • Fiber8.9 g 36%
  • Protein16.8 g 34%
  • Sodium422 mg 17%

DIRECTIONS

  1. Heat a skillet or griddle over medium heat, and coat with cooking spray. Spread 1 tablespoon of peanut butter onto one side of each slice of bread. Place banana slices onto the peanut buttered side of one slice, top with the other slice and press together firmly. Fry the sandwich until golden brown on each side, about 2 minutes per side.
*Original recipe makes 1 serving.

Hawaiian Chicken Kabobs – Healthy Recipe with Chicken

“These kabobs are tender, sweet, and delicious. They’re easy to make and only require a few ingredients.” – Chef Guliani

hawaiian chicken kabobs

PREP TIME 20min | COOK TIME  10min | Ready in 2hr 30min

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  •  3 tablespoons brown sugar
  •  2 tablespoons sherry
  •  1 tablespoon sesame oil
  •  1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  •  1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  •  8 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – cut into 2 inch pieces
  •  1 (20 ounce) can pineapple chunks, drained
  •  Skewers

NUTRITION

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
  • Calories 203 kcal 10%
  • Carbohydrates 17.1 g 6%
  • Cholesterol 61 mg 20%
  • Fat 4.2 g 6%
  • Fiber 0.6 g 2%
  • Protein 23.6 g 47%
  • Sodium 413 mg 17%

The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cook time, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.        

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a shallow glass dish, mix the soy sauce, brown sugar, sherry, sesame oil, ginger, and garlic powder. Stir the chicken pieces and pineapple into the marinade until well coated. Cover, and marinate in the refrigerator at least 2 hours.
  2. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  3. Lightly oil the grill grate. Thread chicken and pineapple alternately onto skewers. Grill 15 to 20 minutes, turning occasionally, or until chicken juices run clear.
*Recipe makes 8 servings.

Fiber Rich Delightful Summer Fruit Salad

“The perfect fruit salad for a backyard bbq or any occasion. There are never leftovers! This is one of my favorite fruit salad recipes, as I think the sauce really makes it. This salad is tastier the longer you can let it soak in its juices. I prefer 3 to 4 hours in the refrigerator before I serve it. Enjoy. ” – Martha Stewart

healthy summer fruit salad

PREP TIME   25min | COOK TIME  5min | READY IN  3hr 30min

INGREDIENTS

  •  2/3 cup fresh orange juice
  •  1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  •  1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  •  1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
  •  1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  •  1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  •  2 cups cubed fresh pineapple
  •  2 cups strawberries, hulled and sliced
  •  3 kiwi fruit, peeled and sliced
  •  3 bananas, sliced
  •  2 oranges, peeled and sectioned
  •  1 cup seedless grapes
  •  2 cups blueberries

NUTRITION

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
  • Calories155 kcal 8%
  • Carbohydrates39 g 13%
  • Cholesterol0 mg 0%
  • Fat0.6 g < 1%
  • Fiber4.5 g 18%
  • Protein1.8 g 4%
  • Sodium5 mg < 1%

DIRECTIONS

  1. Bring orange juice, lemon juice, brown sugar, orange zest, and lemon zest to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla extract. Set aside to cool.
  2. Layer the fruit in a large, clear glass bowl in this order: pineapple, strawberries, kiwi fruit, bananas, oranges, grapes, and blueberries. Pour the cooled sauce over the fruit. Cover and refrigerate for 3 to 4 hours before serving.
*Original recipe makes 10 servings.

Sunday Fruit Salad – A Healthy Recipe for Picky Eaters!

“I always have apples and fruit in the house. It’s easier to eat something healthy if it’s within reach.” – Martina McBride

healthy fitness recipe sunday fruit salad

INGREDIENTS

  •  1 (20 ounce) can pineapple chunks, juice reserved
  •  2 apples, peeled and cored
  •  1 (21 ounce) can peach pie filling

NUTRITION

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
  • Calories183 kcal 9%
  • Carbohydrates45.6 g 15%
  • Cholesterol0 mg 0%
  • Fat0.5 g < 1%
  • Fiber4.7 g 19%
  • Protein2.1 g 4%
  • Sodium15 mg < 1%

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a small bowl, toss the chopped apples in reserved pineapple juice. Allow to sit for 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. In a large salad bowl, combine the peach pie filling and pineapple chunks.
  3. Remove apples from pineapple juice and add to pie filling and pineapple mixture. Add chopped bananas to reserved pineapple juice and let sit for 5 to 10 minutes.
  4. Peel and slice kiwi and 1/2 of strawberries. Chop the other 1/2 of strawberries and set aside.
  5. Remove bananas from pineapple juice and add to pie filling mixture. Add chopped strawberries; toss together.
  6. Arrange kiwi slices around the edge of the serving bowl and alternate with strawberry slices. Chill and serve.
*Original recipe makes 6 to 8 servings.

Protein Packed Icy Cold Strawberry Smoothie

“I love berries. Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, black berries, anything with an ‘errie’ in it!” – Jordin Sparks

icy cold strawberry smoothie

PREP TIME  5min | COOK TIME  1min | READY IN  6min

INGREDIENTS

  •  8 strawberries, hulled
  •  1/2 cup skim milk
  •  1/2 cup plain yogurt
  •  3 tablespoons white sugar
  •  2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  •  6 cubes ice, crushed

NUTRITION

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
  • Calories160 kcal 8%
  • Carbohydrates30.3 g  10%
  • Cholesterol5 mg  2%
  • Fat1.1 g  2%
  • Fiber1 g  4%
  • Protein 5.6 g  11%
  • Sodium71 mg  3%

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a blender combine strawberries, milk, yogurt, sugar and vanilla. Toss in the ice. Blend until smooth and creamy. Pour into glasses and serve.
*Original recipe makes 2 servings.

Conclusion

Whether you’re looking to make a healthy recipe on a budget, something for your kids, for weight loss, lunch or dinner, you’re sure to be satisfied with one of the options above. We won’t bore you with the ever important lecture on how important proper nutrition is, but we will say, in closing, that if you treat your body well, it will return the favor ten fold!

By eating healthy with these and other amazing fitness recipes, not only will your body feel better, but your mind will follow and your whole day to day may change by adapting a new healthy nutrition oriented routine.

Don’t take it from us, have a look at what Harvard says about your brain on food, and you’ll have some re-assurance that we’re not just blabbering on. A great point that is made is that your brain is like a luxury car, a Ferrari if you will, and you don’t put just any type of fuel in a Ferrari.

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