Healthy Recipes

Loads of easy, healthy recipes to help you get back on track after a trip’s worth (or just a weekend's worth) of indulgences.
Roasted Squash Tacos with Toasted Chile Peanut Salsa | http://saltandwind.com

Roasted Squash Tacos with Toasted Chile Peanut Salsa

On a taco-eating trip to Baja California, I became completely obsesed with the tostadas at La Guerrerense. And every tostada was even better when topped with their salsa; it's a toasted garlic and peanut salsa that was hot, smoky, crunchy —  pretty much it was instant love. Since then, I reverse engineered that salsa and put it on everything from grilled chicken to seafood and, most recently, these squash tacos. 

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Pistachio Spiced Coconut Carrot Muffins | http://saltandwind.com

Pistachio Spiced Coconut Carrot Muffins

We love a good muffin recipe but too often they're too sweet or too heavy. This is a simple dump-and-stir recipe for gluten free spiced carrot muffins that are just right!

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Split Pea Veggie Wrap with Cilantro-Mint Chutney | http://saltandwind.com

Split Pea Veggie Wrap with Cilantro-Mint Chutney

I've got a confession: I eat any and everything when I'm out on the road. But when I get home? At home I eat super vegetarian. As in lots of salads, dips, and veggies upon veggies. Truth is, it's the only way I can get back on track after being on the road. And right this second I've got a crush on these Split Pea Veggie Wraps with Cilantro-Mint Chutney. 

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Smashed Pea Bruschetta with Avocado and Pickled Radish | http://saltandwind.com

Smashed Pea Bruschetta with Avocado and Pickled Radish

If you know me, then you know I have a thing for Piri Piri sauce, which explains my love for Nando's Peri Peri joint. When we were filming Off Menu in Washington DC, I ate there and got the chicken with tons of mashed peas. The mashed peas are buttery but have herbs and a good amount of chili heat, which make them the inspiration for this Smashed Spicy Pea Bruschetta.

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Paprika Grilled Salmon Spring Salad | http://saltandwind.com

Paprika Grilled Salmon Spring Salad

If you've been anywhere near Alaska in the summer then you know that the salmon run is a really big deal. It's also a big deal around here since our family goes north and returns with chest upon chest of fresh-caught wild salmon. This year, we're continuing the tradition, which means we'll be pulling out one of our favorite salmon recipes: this Paprika Grilled Salmond Late Spring Salad.

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Superfood Chocolate Mendiants | http://saltandwind.com

Superfood Chocolate Mendiants

An super easy recipe for Superfood Chocolate Coins (aka Mendiants) made with melted dark chocolate topped with honey-roasted nuts, goji berries, coconut, and cacao nibs. 

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Roasted Squash and Pepita Pesto Dip | http://saltandwind.com

Roasted Squash and Pepita Pesto Dip

I can't really imagine a time before this Roasted Squash and Pepita Pesto Dip was in my life. Okay, that sounds dramatic, but I'm really happy it's in my life. And, since it's friendly to almost any diet, it's a great recipe to make when you've got a lot of guests with dietary restrictions.

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Chipotle and Toasted Walnut Wheat Berry Salad | http://saltandwind.com

Chipotle and Toasted Walnut Wheat Berry Salad

Wheatberry is super incognito -- those in-the-know have been cooking with it forever, putting it in soups, salads, and using it instead of rice in risotto. But, for the rest of us? It just seems like brown rice's more refined big brother. One of our favorite ways to give people a taste of wheatberries without too much commitment is this Chipotle and Toasted Walnut Wheat Berry Salad.

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Acorn Squash with Apple Walnut Stuffing | http://saltandwind.com

Acorn Squash with Apple Walnut Stuffing

Once upon a time, Thanksgiving was all Mom’s Green Jell-o, Classic Green Bean casserole, and Midwest mashed potatoes. These days it's been joined by some more modern friends — vegetarian and vegan sides and with an emphasis on fresh and healthy. Having something filling other than mashers and turkey is key — which is why we came up with this Farro-Stuffed Roasted Acorn Squash. 

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Shaved Brussels Slaw with Dates and Pepitas | http://saltandwind.com

Shaved Brussels Slaw with Dates and Pepitas

We're all for roasting, hashing, or sautéing a Brussels sprout or two but, in our book, slaws take the cake. During the Fall and Winter, the Californian in us misses the freshness of summer salads and this Shaved Brussels Slaw with Dates and Pepitas fills that void.

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Squash, Arugula, Pomegranate Salad with Tahini Dressing | http://saltandwind.com

Squash, Arugula, Pomegranate Salad with Tahini Dressing

With each passing year, we gets a bit healthier with our holiday menus. This salad is super colorful and pretty much all make ahead and also vegan and gluten free so it'll satisfy pretty much any eater. 

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Mexican Shredded Chicken Tinga Burrito Bowl | http://saltandwind.com

Mexican Shredded Chicken Tinga Burrito Bowl

This healthy recipe for a gluten-free burrito bowl uses a quick take on chicken tinga then layers it with black beans, sweet potatoes, avocado, and fresh vegetables. 

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