If you look at some of the German films of the 1930's, they are quite creative and some are even critical of Nazism. How did they achieve this during a time when you couldn't just say what you wanted? The censors forced them to be a bit more indirect and symbalic in their messages. Boundries can make artists very creative. I just think of that sometimes when I'm trying to cook healthy.
This is a good chicken wild rice recipe I make. I don't use a butter based roux, I just use cornstarche and water and milk instead of heavy whipping cream. Not bad. 1/3 cup of cornstarch and 2 tablespoons of butter and salt are the only bad things you'll find in this gallon of soup.
I also like to make a salad where I take spinach leaves and add broccoli, carrots, green peppers, and then just add fruits like rasberries or blackberrys or sliced plums, apricots. Then top with a balsalmic vinigrette and sesame, walnut, almonds and pecans. Just a few nuts, not a lot. That's kind of my anti-cancer salad. The fruit gives it a bit of a flare.
Also ramen noodles. I fry up spinich and brocoli and green onions. For noodles I use a soba noodle which is a japanese whole wheat noodle. That one has a decent amount of salt though.
I also make a from scratch speghetti sauce. Fry 2 oinions in olive oil, add spices then add tomatoes. You must peel, deseed and then puree the tomatoes so this recipe takes some time. Add a tablespoon of sugar and wine and simmer for an hour or so to reduce it. I put it over a whole wheat noodle. That one is super healthy, not one unhealthy thing in there unless you toss some salt on it.
For breakfast I usually toss straberries a banana, black berries, blueberries, Pom juice and a tiny bit of milk for a base into a blender.
I also have a psudo-Indian dish. Fry up onions in olive oil, add cuman and paprika. Then add chicken stock, corn niblets, oilives and some brown rice. Add cooked up chicken. Pretty good. When adding chicken to soup, don't ever slice it into cubes. Rip it to shreads with your hands.
I don't like that fat feeling after eating a ton of carb like you get after an Olive Garden meal. All of these meals make you feel kind of good and energized after eating them.
The chicken wild rice recipe is probably the highest on the taste/healthy ratio. There are healthier options, yes, but show me something as healthy that tastes as good as that recipe. I've brought it to parties and such and it's usually a hit. A lot of people are snooty towards it because I make "roux" without butter or grease, but screw them, it's a damned good soup.