2 New Healthy Recipes to Try Tonight

By , SparkPeople Blogger
As you might know, we've added a chef to our team of experts. Chef Meg Galvin, who is a faculty member at the Midwest Culinary Institute at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, is working with us to develop healthy recipes, test some of our best member-submitted dishes and teach cooking basics through videos, articles and, now, blog posts.

In addition to being a World Master Chef (one of only 13 women in the world to have earned that title) and full-time chef instructor, "Chef Meg" is a wife and mother of three preteen boys--and an avid runner. She puts a home-cooked meal on the table almost every night of the week (yes, even chefs have those nights from time to time). She doesn't have all day to spend in the kitchen and, like all of us, wants the best value for her dollar at the supermarket. Influenced by her childhood spent on her family's farm in Kentucky, Chef Meg creates recipes that are healthful and tasty--and they've all been approved and tested by her family.

From time to time, we'll be featuring some of Chef Meg's videos and recipes on the blog to help you answer that age-old question: What's for dinner?

She will also be taking some of the recipes you submit to SparkRecipes, testing them and making them over.

Nothing compares to the smell of roasting chicken. It makes your whole kitchen smell great--and like you've been cooking all day. While the chicken itself requires a bit of time to cook, there's little effort on your part (but you can still take full credit). Chef Meg coats her chicken in herbed oil, stuffs it with lemon and serves it alongside a simple lentil and bulgur salad that's chock full of fiber and vegetables.

Chef Meg Galvin

Watch Chef Meg demonstrate how to make these dishes, then get the recipes so you can make this for yourself. (Find all her recipes and videos here.)

You can view, print or download a cookbook with 20 of Chef Meg's makeovers and original recipes here.

Do you have a recipe that you'd like Chef Meg to test or revise? Share the link in the comments below. Will you try one of these recipes? What kitchen tip would you like to see in Meg's next series of videos?