Healthy Dinner Recipes, Easy Healthy Recipes, Simple Healthy Recipes Mike Ockrim

Chicago Health Coach Mike Ockrim is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialst (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and a Certified Personal Trainer with the American Council on Exercise (ACE) that will engage you in functional movement training programs, nutrition and cooking education, and sleep improvement plans to live a healthy and active lifestyle.

Easy Healthy Recipes - Whole Wheat Risotto with Scallions, Asparagus, and Peas


Looking to punch up the flavor in your pastas? Add scallions! They are a strongly, pleasantly flavored green onions. They are great for both cooking into dishes or adding at the end as a flavorful garnish. The recipe below can be eaten as a main dish, side dish, or as a base for seared chicken, beef, or fish. Enjoy!


1 Pound bag organic whole wheat risotto

2 Tablespooons organic unfiltered olive oil

2 Tablespoons organic grass-fed butter

1 Clove organic garlic passed through press

2 Organic shallots diced

1 Bunch organic asparagus with rough end of stalks trimmed and sliced 1/2" thick on the bias

1 Cup organic cage-free chicken stock

2 Cups organic frozen peas

1 Tablespoon organic dried basil

2 Tablespoons organic Italian flat leaf parsley finely chopped

1 Teaspoon organic lemon zest

Organic sea salt and ground pepper to taste


1. Prepare risotto per directions on bag

2. Heat olive oil in large pot over medium heat. Add scallion, shallot,  asparagus, dried basil, and garlic. Cook until onions are translucent. 

3. Turn heat to high and add chicken stock and frozen peas. bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer 2-3 minutes.

4. Add butter, parsley, lemon zest, salt,bpepper, and cooked risotto. Enjoy!