What is a healthy recipe you enjoy preparing?

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Maxine Pride, Class of 1970

One of my favorite recipes is Sausage Roll-ups.


  • 1 lb. Owens Hot Sausage
  • 2 pkgs. Pillsbury Crescent Rolls

DIRECTIONS Preparing these goodies the night before you plan to serve them usually works best. Roll out the package of crescent rolls and pinch the holes together so it is one large piece of dough. Cut the sausage in half and spread evenly over one half on each of the 2 packages of crescent rolls. Once that is done, roll the dough up like the sausage was rolled. Next, roll that up in wax paper and place in the refrigerator overnight so they can firm up. The next day, slice them like you would cookie dough and place on a cookie sheet in the oven at 350 degrees and cook for 15 minutes. Usually makes about 3-4 dozen.

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Tanya Woods, Class of 1997

In my quest to become a happier and healthier me, I not only began exercising on a regular basis, but I also changed my eating habits. I tried recipes that my family would also enjoy. My favorite meal is grilled tilapia sprinkled with lemon pepper seasoning and extra virgin olive oil, steamed squash, zucchini. I also like asparagus with the same seasoning.

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Stanley Stephney, Class of 2005

I prepare a slightly modified version of Alton Brown’s granola recipe – instead of maple syrup, I use honey. It’s awesome over yogurt!


  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 3/4 cup shredded sweet coconut
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup raisins

DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine the oats, nuts, coconut, and brown sugar. In a separate bowl, combine maple syrup, oil, and salt. Combine both mixtures and pour onto 2 sheet pans. Cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes to achieve an even color. Remove from oven and transfer into a large bowl. Add raisins and mix until evenly distributed.

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Yana Nikitina, Class of 2009

One of my favorite healthy recipes is salmon baked in foil from the television show “Everyday Italian”.


  • 4 (5 ounces each) salmon fillets
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil plus 2 tablespoons
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tomatoes, chopped, or 1 (14-ounce) can chopped tomatoes, drained
  • 2 chopped shallots
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

DIRECTIONS Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Sprinkle salmon with 2 teaspoons of olive oil, salt, and pepper. Stir the tomatoes, shallots, 2 tablespoons of oil, lemon juice, oregano, thyme, salt and pepper in a medium bowl to blend. Place a salmon fillet, oiled side down, atop a sheet of foil. Wrap the ends of the foil to form a spiral shape. Spoon the tomato mixture over the salmon. Fold the sides of the foil over the fish and tomato mixture, covering completely; seal the packets closed. Place the foil packet on a heavy large baking sheet. Repeat until all of the salmon have been individually wrapped in foil and placed on the baking sheet. Bake until the salmon is just cooked through, about 25 minutes. Using a large metal spatula, transfer the foil packets to plates and serve.

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Amber Hall, Class of 2011

One recipe that I prepare to stay healthy is grilled chicken, sweet potato and green vegetables.