Soul Food Recipes – 46 Healthy Soul Food Recipes For A Tasty lunch Or Dinner

46 healthy soul food recipes

It’s time for another set of 46 healthy soul food recipes. Why? Because the soul food industry continues to grow despite the popularity of healthier eating. And as more people insist on healthier eating, the industry is sure to follow. Take note that there are several new, popular southern recipes this year.

Chicken Recipes

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If you’re a meat lover, then you’ll want to check out the new chicken recipes this year. The first recipe we’ll focus on is the peach casserole. You can have any flavor of chicken, sausage, or shrimp to add to this healthy side dish. Add vegetables, ham, or cheese to the top. The following complementary chicken recipes are from the Southern Healthy Soul-filled Meats collection.

Savory Items

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This fried chicken recipe has a tangy, spicy, and sweet flavor. This recipe uses black beans, corn, onion, garlic, salt, and pepper to make a spicy, fresh taste. Serve this delicious chicken dish with peach salsa, and add some lettuce, tomato, and cilantro to your plate. To make this dish gluten free, simply omit the oil and vinegar. The dish can be served either hot or cold.

Southern Style

If you love Southern cooking, then you will adore these soul recipes for fried chicken. One recipe calls for onion gravy and brown sauce, which you’ll combine with chicken. Next, you’ll create a tasty chicken broth with garlic powder, salt, and pepper to taste. You’ll then stir in your vegetables and seasonings.

Spicy Options

For this popular southern recipe, chicken lovers can feel good about using black beans instead of the lighter meats. You can use a chili pepper along with the beans for added heat. A chili pepper can be softened by adding tomatoes, onions, and green chilies. This nutritious low carb soul food dish is served with a tomato and green chili sauce on medium heat.

Collard Greens

The final four healthy recipes we have for you here are all from the Southern Healthy Soul Kitchen. The first two recipes are both easy to make. They start out with collard greens, which are rich in nutrients and can be used in salads or as a side dish. To make the collard greens, use a vegetable stock to create a rich, sweet, and velvety sauce. Then, cook the collard greens until they are tender, then use them in salads or to top dishes.

Fried Items

The third recipe for the soul food recipes fried chicken uses golden brown fried chicken and focuses on using okra. Okra is fried in a skillet with collard greens and dark roux. Use the okra and brush it lightly with an olive oil mixture before placing it on top of steamed and browned collard greens. This tasty dish can be served with peach wedges, potato chips, and dessert like biscotti. This healthy recipe for okra is part of the black bean and cabbage casserole.

Cheese Items

The last recipe for the soul food recipe, we will talk about today, uses Zimmerman’s cheese. This cheese is made from pasteurized milk, buttermilk, and rennet. Cheese like this comes from animals that have been fed natural nutrition with no chemicals or drugs added. You may have to look closer to find the real Zimmerman cheese, as there are many imitation versions that advertise to be just as good, but they are not quite as healthy.

Egg Meals

To make this recipe for Zimmerman’s smoked trout lollipops, you will need cheese, duck eggs, and glazed flour. Combine all of these ingredients and stir them together in a bowl until they become smooth. Then roll out the mixture and cut it into pieces the same size as the pebbles in the pot pie. Use your fingers to smooth out any lumps and then put them into each cavity of the popcorn.

Potato Dishes

Next you will want to add your smoked trout to your glick. In order to do this you will need to melt some butter. Once the butter has melted, stir in your African-American sweet potato mix. Once the sweet potato mix has melted, place it into your pot along with your gliks. Then fold in half two pieces of the Zimmerman and string them together into a neat ball with a slight knot at the bottom.

Wrapping Up

Finally you will want to add your vegetable medley to the top of your pot. The variety of vegetables is a great way to round out the meal while still maintaining a healthy foundation. For example, peppers and onions are common vegetables found in soul food recipes, but they can be paired with more exotic vegetables such as okra, jalapenos or smoked shrimp to create an even healthier meal. Nettles, corn and rice are other common vegetables found in soul food recipes, but you can also pair these vegetables with many fruits such as apple, peach, plum or banana to create a delicious and balanced lunch or dinner.

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