The Best Healthy Recipes from Valerie Bertinelli's New Cookbook
Valerie Bertinelli's favorite healthy recipes
If you're a fan of actress Valerie Bertinelli's Food Network show, you're going to love her recently-released cookbook of the same name, Valerie's Home Cooking ($30; amazon.com). The new book features more than 100 recipes that are perfect for entertaining, from flavorful salads to hearty main dishes to incredible desserts. Also good: many of them are diet-friendly, too. Here, three of Bertinelli's go-to healthy recipes to try this fall.
All recipes adapted from Valerie’s Home Cooking by Valerie Bertinelli. Copyright © 2017 Oxmoor House. Reprinted with permission from Time Inc. Books, a division of Time Inc. New York, NY. All rights reserved.
All-in-One Breakfast Smoothie
Try this recipe: All-in-One Breakfast Smoothie
Bertinelli is a big fan of this 5-minute morning smoothie, which is packed with potassium (from banana), protein (from nut butter), and fiber (from rolled oats). Even better: the addition of cold brew coffee gives this drink a rich, creamy texture and much-needed a.m. caffeine boost.
Ingredients: Ripe bananas, unsweetened almond milk, ice, cold-brew coffee, uncooked rolled oats, honey, almond butter, chopped chocolate-covered espresso beans, coconut oil, vanilla extract, mint sprigs
Arugula, Apple, and Fennel Salad With Citrus Vinaigrette
Try this recipe: Arugula, Apple, and Fennel Salad With Citrus Vinaigrette
As far as fall salads go, this one is a classic. Not a fan of Granny Smith apples, or don't have any on hand? Swap pears for the apples if you like, or sprinkle in some dried cranberries for added sweetness.
Ingredients: Shallot, lime juice, lemon juice, honey, Dijon mustard, kosher salt, white pepper, extra-virgin olive oil, arugula, Bibb lettuce, Granny Smith apple, fennel bulb, toasted walnuts
Try this recipe: Roasted Radishes
If roasted potatoes are your go-to, try switching things up with radishes instead. This flavor-packed, low-calorie dish can be on the table in just 20 minutes.
Ingredients: Olive oil, red radishes, thyme, rosemary, garlic, salted butter, kosher salt