Healthy food gets a bad rap. From kids refusing to finish their broccoli to adults pretending lettuce is an acceptable substitute for a hamburger bun, people all over the world are laboring under the false impression that your meals can’t both TASTE good and BE good for you.  

Well, at Wana Wellness – where making delicious, wellness-enhancing CBD gummies is our raison d’être – we reject that premise. And to prove our point, here are six easy recipes that taste just as good as they’ll make you feel.


One-Pan Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp and Asparagus

Pescatarian | Gluten-Free 

This 15-minute recipe from the food blog “Carlsbad Cravings” is the perfect weekday alternative to greasy takeout. Garlic, lemon juice, pepper flakes, and a little bit of butter (everything in moderation, right?) come together to make the perfect citrusy, savory, slightly spicy sauce for your oven-baked, nutrient-loaded shrimp. Simple roasted asparagus – prepared using the same pan, mind you – delivers loads of potassium, folate, and Vitamins C, A, and K… plus a satisfying crunch to complement the main course. Serve with brown or wild rice for a filling dose of your daily fiber.

Crispy Mongolian Tofu

Vegan | Gluten-Free 

Taiwanese chef George Lee (better known as @chez.jorge on Instagram) is an amazing source for all kinds of vegan recipes, but his Crispy Mongolian Tofu is definitely a runaway hit. He instructs you to toss hand-torn tofu in corn starch before pan frying it in a thin layer of neutral oil.* The resulting nuggets of perfectly crispy, golden-brown protein are then coated in a sticky sweet-and-spicy sauce that puts General Tso to shame (we also like to add sauteed broccoli to the mix for some extra greenery). If you normally have a textural aversion to tofu, this is the meal to convert you. 

*If the pan-frying method strays a too far from your healthy eating goals, you might try popping the tofu into an air fryer. 

Hasselback Chicken with Spinach and Goat Cheese

Gluten-Free 

We know cheese is not on everyone’s list of healthy ingredients. But a little bit goes a long way when it comes to dressing up an otherwise dreary skinless chicken breast. This six-ingredient recipe from Susan Randall’s “Simple Healthy Kitchen” involves stuffing slits in the meat with a scrumptious mix of goat cheese, fresh spinach and red pepper flakes, then topping with shredded mozz and baking for 25 minutes. Serve with more veggies or a starch of your choice on the side… oven-baked sweet potato fries might be a good option, especially if you’ve got spinach-resistant little ones to feed. 

Chana Masala (aka Indian Chickpea Curry)

Vegan | Gluten-Free 

On her popular website “Tea for Turmeric,” food blogger Izzah Cheema makes authentic South Asian dishes easy and accessible. Made with pantry staples like canned chickpeas, her vegan Chana Masala recipe derives its flavor from fragrant herbs and spices rather than less healthy ingredients high in fat or sodium. We recommend reading through the whole blog post, because Izzah offers lots of tips and tricks for how to make this meal taste restaurant-quality authentic. 

Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole with Butternut Squash and Cranberries

Gluten-Free 

This autumnal casserole from Erin Clarke’s “Well Plated” blog is ideal for feeding a big family on a chilly evening. The savory chicken and wild rice contrasts perfectly with the sweetness of the butternut squash and dried cranberries (look for the ones with reduced sugar for bonus health points). Top it off with an unexpected sprinkling of fresh parmesan and you’ve got a delightful medley of textures that will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy from the inside out. 

Baked Parmesan Salmon

Pescatarian  

Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, salmon is famous for lowering your risk of heart disease and strengthening your cognitive function. Food stylist Judy Kim of “delish” has devised a wildly easy way to make this amazing brain food equally appealing to our mouths and stomachs. This super simple dish involves coating a fresh cut of fish in a mixture of breadcrumbs, grated parm, garlic, and parsley, then baking it for 20 minutes. That’s it. That’s the recipe. And it’s GREAT. Serve with a fresh squeeze of lemon, a side of wild rice, and your favorite veggie.