When you think “healthy recipe,” do you think “low-fat” or “low-calorie” and, sadly, “disappointment”? Think again! Sargent Choice recipes feature ALL of the principles of healthy eating with a special emphasis on taste and satisfaction. How do we do it? We begin with flavors you love and use the following beneficial ingredients:

  • 100% whole grains instead of refined grains
  • More fruits and vegetables
  • Plant sources of protein such as nuts, seeds, and dried beans
  • Lean meats
  • Reduced fat cheeses
  • Heart-healthy liquid oils in measured amounts
  • Herbs and spices and flavorful cooking techniques eliminating the need for too much salt

Let our recipes inspire you. The principles are flexible. Use our healthy shopping list to stock up on healthy ingredients and make our recipes your own. You don’t have whole wheat pasta? Try brown rice or whole wheat couscous. No broccoli? No problem. Substitute your favorite vegetables. Tired of chicken breast? How about salmon or sirloin steak? You get the picture. Enjoy!

Test Kitchen: Lentil Meatballs

Jay Patruno, Junior Dietetics Student, SAR '18 Let me start off by saying I LOVE meatballs. These lentil meatballs are super versatile.  Just pair these with any sauce (lemon pesto, creamy mushroom, or a classic tomato basil red sauce) and you’ve got yourself one crowd pleasing meal (or snack!). If you’re... More


Test Kitchen: General Tso’s Tofu

February 27th, 2017in Recipes, Sargent Choice Test Kitchen

Jay Patruno, Junior Dietetics Student, SAR '18 Although we made this dish with tofu instead of chicken to keep with the Test Kitchen’s vegetarian theme, this recipe for General Tso’s Chicken was still quick, easy, and flavorful. All of the ingredients came together to create a delicious and simple dish. Making... More

Easy Baked Frittata Muffins

September 19th, 2016in Recipes

Rachel Reynolds, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist at SCNC You can never have too many options for quick, easy and tasty on-the-go breakfast options. Here are 2 recipes for what I like to call Frittata Muffins – a delicious way to get some protein, veggies and whole grains in one portable little package... More

Building a Balanced Bowl

September 10th, 2016in Kitchen & Cooking Basics, Recipes

Kate Killion, Junior Nutrition and Health Student, SAR '18 Has anyone else noticed the current food trend of piling up ingredients into one big bowl of food? I always thought they looked pretty on Instagram, but I’m telling you—they taste even better than they look (try out a bowl at Whole... More