12 Tomatoes is home to some of the tastiest recipes online. From soups, stews, breads and cakes to Jewish casseroles and Singaporean cuisines, 12 Tomatoes has practically every recipe you could ever want.
With such a vast array of recipes to choose from, it’s easy to miss some of the best ones. So we put together a list of tasty and healthy options you might have missed.
This easy-to-make chicken salad is chock-full of healthy veggies, which makes it perfect for a quick weekday lunch. Speed things up by using pre-cooked chicken, like rotisserie or frozen grilled chicken breasts. For a lighter option, substitute Greek yogurt in place of the mayo.
Chocolate cookies that won’t break your diet? Absolutely! These morsels use honey instead of sugar, and healthy coconut oil instead of butter. This recipe also calls for natural peanut butter, which skips the added sugars, hydrogenated oils and sodium of most other peanut butters. Use locally produced honey for an added immunity boost —pollens in the honey give your system an added safeguard against the irritants surrounding you.
Looking for more ways to fit veggies into your diet? Try these savory and sweet pockets of tangy chicken wrapped up in a lettuce leaf. It’s a lighter, more refreshing option than a bun or wrap, and the cold, crispy lettuce is a nice contrast to the steaming hot chicken (or whatever meat or substitute you have on hand).
Brimming with juicy berries, these gooey pastries do double duty as breakfast and dessert. Feel free to experiment with fruits — strawberry, or mixed berries, or even peaches. For a healthier take with more protein and less fat, puree cottage cheese in a blender until creamy and substitute for cream cheese.
Just because it’s decadent and sugary doesn’t mean it has to wreak havoc on your diet. This french toast recipe calls for ingredients like heavy cream, maple syrup, and cream cheese, but with a few tricks you can cut down on the fat in this recipe. Use the cream cheese substitute from above, or replace the heavy cream with equal parts milk and Greek yogurt.
Which of these recipes will you be trying out this week? Be sure to share your favorites in the comments.