3 Healthy Recipes for the New Year

3 Healthy Recipes That You’ll Love

We firmly believe that with the right recipes; cooking healthy meals every night of the week doesn’t have to be difficult or boring. Just ask our Heinen’s Wellness Consultants and they’ll tell you that with minimal effort, you can easily create great tasting meals made with simple, wholesome ingredients.

Open up your recipe box and be sure to add these simple (and tasty) recipes that are time-tested favorites in the homes of our Wellness Consultants. These recipes are perfect for the whole family and we think that they’ll become mainstays in your home.

Slow Cooker Chicken Soup with White Beans, Kale, and Brown Rice Noodles

Heart Healthy Waldorf Salad

Wild Rice and Mushroom Soup


Slow Cooker Chicken Soup with White Beans, Kale, and Brown Rice Noodles

-Provided by Jaclyn Sztul – Wellness Consultant, Shaker Heights Heinen’s

Chicken Soup

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound chicken breast (Gerber’s thin sliced cutlets)
  • 1 large vidalia onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Braggs Seasoning Blend
  • 1/2 tsp pink Himalayan salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 5 cups chicken stock
  • 1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 15.5 ounce can great northern beans drained
  • 2 cups kale
  • 1/2 pound brown rice pasta (Tinkyada), cooked

Preparation:

  1. Add all the ingredients (except the pasta) to the Slowcooker, on High, for about 3-4 hours.
  2. Take chicken out to shred and return to crockpot.
  3.  Add brown rice shaped cooked pasta and cook 10 more minutes.

*Make it Vegan: To make this recipe Vegan; remove the chicken, double the beans and substitute vegetable stock for the chicken stock.

SlowCooker Chicken Soup


Heart Healthy Waldorf Salad

-Provided by Deb Piper – Wellness Consultant, Strongsville Heinen’s

Healthy Waldorf Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1 apple, diced, with skin
  • ¼ c. chopped walnuts
  • ¼ c. chopped celery
  • ¼ c. blueberries
  • 2 Tbsp. Grapeseed Oil Vegenaise “Better than Mayo”
  • Fresh beet root
  • ¼ tsp. matcha powder

Preparation:

  1. In a medium sized bowl, gently combine the apple, walnuts, celery, blueberries and Veganaise.
  2. Sprinkle with microplaned fresh beet root and ¼ tsp. matcha. Enjoy!

Heart Healthy Waldorf Salad


Wild Rice and Mushroom Soup

-Provided by Heather Lentz – Heinen’s Wellness Director

Wild Rice and Mushroom Soup

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Heinen’s wild rice blend
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1/2 tsp. salt, plus more, to taste
  • 3 cups sliced wild mushrooms, such as maitake, shitake, or baby bellas
  • 2 Tbs. unsalted butter
  • 1 yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, diced
  • 1 celery stalk, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 3.5 cups vegetable stock
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 Tbs. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Preparation:

  1. Place the rice in a saucepan and add the boiling water and the 1/2 tsp. salt.
  2. Place over high heat and bring to a boil. Immediately reduce the heat to low, cover and cook, without stirring, until the rice is tender and the water is absorbed, about 40 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool.
  3. In a soup pot over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the onion, carrots and celery and sauté; stirring occasionally, until soft, about 10 minutes. Increase the heat to high, add the wine and cook until reduced to about 2 Tbs., 3 to 4 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium; add the fresh mushrooms and sauté, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms wilt, about 15 minutes. Increase the heat to high, add the stock and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and cook, uncovered, until the mushrooms are very soft, about 20 minutes. Add the wild rice and simmer for 5 minutes more to blend the flavors. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Ladle the soup into bowls, garnish with the parsley and serve immediately.

Wild Rice and Mushroom Soup

7 comments

  1. I have two questions about the Wild Rice and Mushroom Soup.

    How much does this make? How many people will it serve? – amount as shown in the bowls in the picture.

    Does this soup freeze well?

    Thanks

    1. Hi Char, this soup will make approximately 24-28 ounces, or about 4 servings (6 oz. ladles). We do not recommend freezing this soup as the rice may not hold up well when thawed and reheated. Hope that helps. Thanks!

  2. .what does PDF mean
    I always like your soup recipes. I am a soup lover. The soups you make in the store are always pretty good.
    I use a lot of your recipes other then soup.
    I enjoy watching Billy P. making different things. He really has a great personality. He is also very good at telling you how to do each step.

    1. Hi Estelle, thank you for your kind words. PDF stands for Portable Document Format and we include a link to a PDF version of our recipes in order to make it easier to print the recipes that are on our blog. Hope that helps!

  3. Heart Healthy Waldorf Salad has remarks saying how to make the recipe vegan (remark belongs with the Slow Cooker Chicken Soup recipe) and the article on mushrooms has a picture of cherries. Proofing errors. I did not proof the entire e-mail just happen to catch these two. Additionally, where do you find fresh beet root and matcha powder in the Waldorf Salad recipe, and do you really need a quarter of a teaspoon? Thanks.

    1. Hi, Thank you for letting us know about those errors, we’ll work to avoid them in the future. Matcha powder can be found in the Wellness Department in our stores and beet root is actually just a beet, found in the produce department, that can be grated or micro-planed for this recipe. The Matcha powder can be added to taste, more or less depending on your needs. If you need any assistance finding these items or anything else in our stores, our associates are always willing to help find them for you. Thanks!

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