I sincerely apologize for the delay in posting this list of finalists, but let's just say, some unavoidable circumstances shifted this to a lower priority, and I'm sure my kind readers will forgive me this sin! Also, selecting 10 finalists from a pool of hundred healthy recipes is NOT a small feat; but we managed to nail it down to ten favorites, and now its upto you all to decide who wears the crown, and walks away with Pam Anderson's beautiful new cookbook! So here's presenting the top 10 healthy recipes that made their way to the finals. Use the voting form to vote for your favorite recipe; please be honest, and choose wisely; its not as easy as voting for a US president - this is the Best Healthy Recipe contest, and it deserves your full concentration!
Dee's Date & Almond Rolls
An intriguing mix of almond butter, dates, sunflower seeds, apple-juice and cocoa powder, these tiny rolls are extremely hard to resist!
Sunita's Peanut Butter & Puffed Rice Squares
An innovative use of puffed rice, chopped dried fruits and nuts, chunky peanut butter and molasses - these delicious breakfast bars are sure to b a hit with kids and adults alike!
Cristina's Healthy Summer Salad
It's hard to make a salad very interesting, but here's one with swiss chard, lettuce, strawberries and cashew nuts , all mixed with a zesty orange and parsely dressing!
Ricki's Zucchini & Pineapple Mini Loaves
A healthier version of a heavier bread, this is a great recipe that uses leftover zucchini, avocado and pineapple mixed with barley flour, dates & sunflower seeds to make these delicious mini-loaves!
The Taste Tinkerer's Masala Muffin Vadai
For a healthier take on the favorite Masala Vadai, these savoury muffins are made of chana dal (lentils), onions, spices, olive oil and flax seeds - very filling, yet low in calories!
Ashley's Healthy Applesauce & Oat-Bran Muffins
Packed with the goodness of soymilk, amaranth-flour, whole wheat, oat-bran, nuts, as well as no sugar and no egg, these have got to be the healthiest and tastiest muffins ever!
Sharon's Summer Black Bean & Quinoa Salad
Quinoa, black beans, red peppers, cucumber and cilantro all tossed with some zesty salad dressing and a hint of butter make this a lovely yet healthy take on a filling salad recipe
Priya's Berry-Tasty Pancakes with Jam
Made from whole wheat and oat flour, berries, walnuts, no sugar and no eggs, then topped with homemade fresh fruit jam, these pancakes are the perfect breakfast ever!
Nags' Whole Wheat Curry Noodles
Whole wheat noodles get a spicy makeover with addition of a curry base, eggs, fresh veggies and some indian spices, making it healthy and tasty at the same time!
Tal's Old-Fashioned Organic Apricot Cake
Filled with the richness of organic apricots, and healthier ingredients like whole-wheat flour, quinoa flour, date-molasses and natural cane sugar, this old-fashioned cake is all set to roll!
Thanks again everyone for your wonderful entries. It was hard to choose just a few, but unfortunately, I cannot afford 100 cookbooks to give away! The voting will be open from tomorrow until Sept 30th; so vote for your favorite Healthy Recipe, and may the best one win! Please visit the entire roundup for more ideas.
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