Healthy Alternatives

I’m so excited to have this new set of recipes on The Traveling Cook Abroad. The “Healthy Alternatives” section is 100% dedicated to simple, mouth-watering, HEALTHY recipes.  All of the recipes here at The Traveling Cook Abroad are INCREDIBLY DELICIOUS, but sometimes we just need to crack down and focus on food that’s delicious AND nutritious. Thanks for stopping by, and please enjoy some of my favorite recipes I like to cook at home!


Asian-Inspired Chicken Noodle Soup

Chilled Spanish Tomato Gazpacho

Chilled Yogurt and Cucumber Soup with Mint

Irish Root Vegetable Soup

Simple Curry Pumpkin Soup

Breakfast Ideas

Delicious Vegetarian Quiche

Loaded Pizza Breakfast Casserole

Spicy Turkey, Red Pepper, and Sweet Potato Hash

Sweet Potato Toast

Lunch Ideas

Chicken Caprese Salad

Coconut Curry Farro

Delicious Egg and Avocado Salad

Deconstructed Falafel Bowls with Roasted Veggies

Healthy Asian Noodle Bowls with Sesame Vinaigrette 

Korean BBQ Tempeh Tacos

Spanish Ceviche

South West Veggie Burgers with Chipotle Lime Aioli

Stuffed Turkey Breast with Cheesy Herb Filling

Sweet Potato Toast

Tuscan White Bean and Tuna Salad

Dinner Ideas:

Chicken and Winter Vegetable Pasta in a Creamy Garlic Sauce

Coconut Curry Farro

Grilled Chicken with Strawberry Basil Salsa

Korean BBQ Tempeh Tacos

Shrimp Scampi Pasta with Spring Vegetables

Southwest-Style Stuffed Red Peppers

Stuffed Turkey Breast with Cheesy Herb Filling

Dips and Salads

Caprese Salad with Basil Pesto Dressing

Cooked Zucchini Salad with Moroccan Spices

Delicious Egg and Avocado Salad

Green Bean and Roasted Red Pepper Salad

Italian Sun dried Tomato and Green Olive Farro Salad

Mexican White Bean Hummus

Moroccan Pureed Eggplant Salad

Salata de Vinete (Roasted Eggplant Dip)

Simple Tomato and Cucumber Salad

The Most Delicious Hummus of ALL TIME



German Red Cabbage Salad

Shaved Fennel and Blood Orange Salad

Sweet and Savory Sweet Potato “Noodles” With Pistachios

Snacks and Appetizers

Best Ever Traditional Tomato Bruschetta

Caprese Bites: The Most Adorable Little Appetizer

Delicious Egg and Avocado Salad

Edamame Hummus Bowls

Mexican White Bean Hummus

Pear with Gorgonzola and Prosciutto

Prosciutto Wrapped Figs with Brie Cheese and Honey

Sweet Potato Toast

The Most Delicious Hummus of ALL TIME



Pumpkin Spice Buckwheat Muffins

Sauces and Topping

Chicago-Style Italian Giardiniera

Simple Dressed Tomatoes

Simple Green Sauce (Perfect for Fish)

Spiced Caramelized Onions

Traditional Basil Pesto


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