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 - BBQ Ribs


Can homemade comfort foods like barbecue ribs be healthy? Maybe not as healthy as steamed broccoli, but certainly healthier than the high fructose corn syrup drenched options at most chain restaurants. The recipe below is a cleaned up version of an American Classic - Barbecue Baby Back Ribs. Serve with beans and a huge salad - enjoy!





4 LBS. (two full slabs) of pasture-raised or acorn-fed baby back ribs


1/4 Cup organic sugar


1 Tbs. organic smoked paprika


1 Tsp. organic garlic salt


1/2 Tsp. ground black pepper


2 Cups organic barbecue sauce






1. Mix together sugar, salt, paprika, and pepper


2. Rub sugar and spice mixture generously onto both sides of ribs


3. Place ribs meaty side down onto heavy duty foil with the shiny side facing out


4. Put another sheet of foil onto ribs and seal by crimping edges


5. Place onto a baking sheet and bake 2-1/2 hours


6. Take ribs out of oven and turn on the broiler


7. Slice ribs into 4-rib servings and brush boney side liberally with barbecue sauce and broil 2 minutes; flip and repeat on meaty side


8. Let ribs rest 5 minutes, then serve and enjoy