100 Awesome YouTube Videos for a Healthier Kitchen

 By Kathleen Baker

If you wonder what that room in your house with the stove and refrigerator is meant for or if you often eat fast food or pre-packaged food that can be cooked quickly when you get home from work, then check out these 100 videos from YouTube. From nutritious meal ideas to help losing weight to meal planning and calorie counting to nutrition information to food safety, the following awesome videos will have you working in a much healthier kitchen today.

Healthy Breakfasts

These videos focus on nutritious and easy breakfasts that will start your day the right way.

  1. Smoothie. Learn how to make a delicious and healthy breakfast smoothie with this video.
  2. Start your day off with a good breakfast. Students, lose the vending machine and learn how eat a healthy breakfast.
  3. Healthy Breakfast Food Recipes – Nutrition by Natalie. Find out how to make five easy breakfast dishes that will provide a great start to your day.
  4. The Gregory Mantell Show — Quick, Nutritious Breakfast. Learn to make easy and fast breakfasts from Muscle Gourmet Dave Nathan.
  5. Breakfast: fast, easy and nutritious. Dr. Roegallo teaches how to make fresh-squeezed orange juice quickly for a morning boost.
  6. "HOW TO FIX A FAST BREAKFAST" BY VIDEO FITNESS COACH. This fitness coach not only teaches how to make a fast breakfast, but also how to use strawberries that may not have worked for other dishes.
  7. Healthy, Quick and Easy Recipes: Brown Rice Breakfast. This breakfast is super healthy and fits almost any diet.
  8. Bethenny’s Healthy Brunch Recipe: Leftovers Frittata. Bethenny Frankel teaches how to use leftovers to create an easy and healthy breakfast or brunch.
  9. Worlds Best French Toast Recipe. With all the healthy ingredients used in this dish, you can enjoy your French toast with no guilt.
  10. Healthy, Quick and Easy Recipes: Greek Yogurt Breakfast. Find out how you can use Greek yogurt to create a super-fast and nutritious breakfast.

Healthy Entrees

Your dinner doesn’t have to come from a box. Watch these videos to learn healthy ways to cook hearty entrees.

  1. John Richardson "In the Kitchen". Watch John teach you how to make a simple and healthy main dish of Mahi Mahi.
  2. SoGood.TV: Turkey Chili – The Master Recipe. Find out how to make a great chili that is healthy as well as delicious.
  3. Kid Healthy Lunch Recipe w/ Bethenny Frankel. Turkey burgers are on the menu today when discussing healthy lunch alternatives that kids will enjoy.
  4. Pure and Simple: Miso Salmon. This great entree is very nutritious and doesn’t take a lot of work to make.
  5. Healthy Cook: Grilled Chicken and Fresh Fruit Salsa. Chicken on the grill with fresh fruit on the side…it doesn’t get much healthier or tastier than this.
  6. Heart Healthy Chicken Wraps. This heart-healthy meal is also easy and delicious.
  7. Italian Wedding Soup. This hearty, traditional Italian soup made with escarole includes ground turkey-meatballs.
  8. Healthy Mediterranean diet recipe with Italian Pasta. This recipe includes spaghetti, tomatoes, and eggplant for a healthy Italian meal.
  9. Chef’s Diet Video Recipe #100. Learn how to make Island Peppered Shrimp with Mango Salsa with this video.
  10. Wegmans Singapore Noodles with Shrimp. This Asian-style entree is super fast and healthy.

Lighter Dishes

If you need lunch, a side dish, or a simple and quick snack, then try these healthy dishes.

  1. Exotic Tabbouleh Salad. Learn how to make this healthy salad that works as a side dish or a light lunch.
  2. SoGood.TV: Shrimp and Avocado Salad. Not only can you learn how to make this delicious dish, you also learn about the health benefits of the ingredients.
  3. Chicken Salad-Stuffed Avocado Video Recipe. Watch how to make this healthy chicken salad from scratch.
  4. Bethenny Bakes: Fresh and Easy Arugula Salad. This salad is made with spicy arugula and can be used as a side or main dish.
  5. BEST HUMMUS RECIPE!!! MUST SEE HUMMUS RECIPE. Learn how to make an authentic hummus with this video.
  6. Garlic Broccoli Video Recipe. This simple dish adds a bit of pizzazz to ordinary broccoli.
  7. Pure and Simple: Raspberry Lavender Lemonade. This healthy and organic twist on classic lemonade will quench your thirst as well as taste great.
  8. 350 calorie meal – nutritious & easy to make. This easy dish includes plenty of vegetables, tuna for protein, a touch of pasta, and Parmesan cheese.
  9. Healthy, Quick and Easy Lunches w/ Bethenny Frankel. Learn to make two healthy lunch salads, pesto chicken salad and tuna caper salad.
  10. COOKING: Scoop-It-Up Tuna. Learn how to make this fast and healthy meal for lunch.

Vegetarian, Vegan, and Raw Diets

Eating a vegetarian, vegan, or raw diet can be a very healthy way to go. These videos offer recipes and information on all three types of diets.

  1. Victoria’s Secret Kitchen: Eggplant Frittata Episode. Get a secret family recipe from this 83-year old cook who shows you how to make a delicious, egg-free frittata.
  2. How To Make a Veggie Burger. Chef John Burke teaches you how to make a veggie burger from scratch that is not only healthy, but tastes great.
  3. Vegetarian Recipes: Lentil Walnut Veggie Burgers. Here’s another version of a home-made veggie burger that is much more healthy than the store-bought version.
  4. Aloo Gobi Recipe by Manjula, Indian Vegetarian Food. Learn to make a delicious vegetarian Indian recipe that you can serve with bread or make as a sandwich.
  5. Bhindi Masala – Spicy Okra Recipe by Manjula, Indian Vegetarian. You will have no problems making and enjoying this traditional vegetarian Indian dish after watching this video.
  6. Why I go Raw Vegan. Leah talks about why she makes the decision to eat raw vegan the first week of every month.
  7. Ani Phyo’s Raw Food Kitchen: Spanish Breakfast Scramble. Find out how to make a delicious, healthy raw breakfast meal with this video.
  8. Ani Phyo’s Raw Food Kitchen: Kreamy Avocado Soup. Ani shows how to make an easy raw soup with avocados and other simple ingredients including lime juice, cayenne, and rosemary.
  9. Raw Kale Avocado Salad #87. Renegade Health hosts share their delicious salad in this video.
  10. Beyond Chemicals – David Wolfe. David talks about why a raw diet is a beneficial way to eat.

Losing Weight

The following videos offer healthy ways to lose weight and include tips, stories from others who have lost weight, and recipes.

  1. Diet Tips – Lose Weight. Get a video overview of the information available at Diet-And-Nutrition.net.
  2. Weight Loss Journey – Weight Watchers. Tana shares her goals as she begins the Weight Watchers program.
  3. Weight Loss Journey #2. The second installment shares a 9 lb. loss and more.
  4. Weight Watchers – Weight Loss Journey #3. Tana got her 10% charm and shares her progress as well as a technique for keeping water intake high on this update.
  5. Weight Loss Journey #4. Discussing the plateau she’s hit, Tana keeps followers updated despite her stumbling block.
  6. How to Lose 40 Lbs of Belly Fat. Watch this video that introduces the changes necessary for losing stubborn belly fat.
  7. Diet Recipes to Lose Weight. Add this chicken dish to your diet to help lose weight.
  8. Diet Tips: Why You Are Not Going to Lose Weight. This fun top five list offers real reasons why you may be having a difficult time losing weight.
  9. Easy Diet Tips For Cutting Calories – Trainer in the Kitchen. Learn ways to cut calories without sacrificing foods that you love.
  10. Healthy Diet Tips: Foods to Avoid for Weight Loss. Take this advice to stop eating foods that work against you when you are losing weight and getting healthier.

Learning about Nutrition

You can only be healthy if you understand the basics in nutrition. Watch these videos to learn all about nutrition.

  1. Menu Makeover – Earn Your Blackbelt in the Kitchen!. Watch this introduction to the telecourse that helps you learn what to consider when making healthy choices.
  2. NUTRITION ADVICE: Eat More Whole Grains. Learn from dietician Liz Weiss how to choose healthy bread as well as how to incorporate more whole grains into your diet.
  3. NUTRITION ADVICE: Food Rules. Learn about setting realistic food rules for kids from Liz Weiss.
  4. NUTRITION ADVICE: Top Antioxidant Foods. Learn about the top 20 antioxidant foods you should incorporate into your diet.
  5. NUTRITION ADVICE: Seafood Smarts. Liz Weiss discusses how to incorporate healthy seafood into your diet.
  6. NUTRITION ADVICE: Snacking. Learn healthy ways to snack for both kids and adults with this video.
  7. NUTRITION ADVICE: Cooking Oils. With so many oils from which to choose, this video helps educate you on healthy oils that cook well.
  8. Whole Grains: What the heck are they anyway?. The Kitchen Vixen shares her knowledge of whole grains while donned in smart spectacles and a sexy halter top.
  9. Registered Dietician teaches how to read the Nutrition Facts Label. Teresa Terlikoski shares her knowledge to help viewers make smart decisions when it comes to purchasing food from the grocery store.
  10. RD: Your Link to Nutrition and Health. Learn what Registered Dieticians do and how they can help you make smart food choices.

Food Safety

Having a healthy kitchen is more than just eating well, it is also about safe food purchasing, handling, cooking, and storage.

  1. ConsumerAffairs.com – Food Safety. Learn why food safety issues are becoming more prevalent in recent years.
  2. Food Safety. Tailgaters get a two-minute lesson on keeping food safe when getting together before the game.
  3. Basic Food Safety Course – Part 1 Introduction. Get the basics in food safety with this video that is designed especially for restaurateurs.
  4. Better Food Safety. Discover a new type of edible food film that extends the life of the food and is also environmentally-friendly.
  5. Food Safety. Learn how to shop smart to purchase food that is not going to make you sick.
  6. Food Safety in the Supply Chain. This video explores the safety of the food supply chain in American through an examination of U.S. National School Lunch Program.
  7. Katie Couric’s Notebook: Food Safety (CBS News). See what Katie Couric says about the safety of food in America.
  8. Food hygiene. Learn how to keep your kitchen clean and safe to protect yourself and your family from dangerous illnesses.
  9. Foodborne Illness (Part 1). Get the definition of foodborne illness, find out what types of illnesses you can get from food, and how to prevent these illnesses.
  10. How Safe is Your Food?. Dr. Mike Magee discusses health politics and food safety in light of recent food-related illness outbreaks.

Menu Planning and Calorie Counting

Find out how to successfully plan meals and count calories so that you are not relying on your old, unhealthy eating habits.

  1. MyPyramid Menu Planner, Dr. Brian Wansink (USDA). Learn about food choices and planning a healthy menu from this physician.
  2. What’s your diet?. Identify what type of diet you have and discover what type you want to have…and how to get there.
  3. Meal Planning. Especially targeted to busy moms, this video offers suggestions for incorporating the whole family in planning healthy meals.
  4. Simple Meal Plans for a Bachelor : Bachelor Meal Plans: Basic Meal Planning. Applicable not just for bachelors, but for any single person, this meal plan make the most of a single rotisserie chicken for three easy and healthy meals.
  5. How to Have a Healthy Diet with a Busy Schedule : How to Develop a Healthy Eating Plan. Find out how to make a healthy eating plan no matter your time constraints.
  6. How to keep your calorie intake in check. Learn the importance of keeping a food diary to help monitor calorie intake.
  7. How the Body Works: Daily Calorie Requirements. Discover how many calories you consume doing typical activities every day.
  8. Dr JoAnn Wilson discussing calorie counting. Find out how to start counting calories and why you should do so.
  9. 171. Counting Calories for Weight Loss – Take Responsibility. This video instructs you to count calories in the same manner that Weight Watchers counts points.
  10. Diet & Nutrition : How to Count Calories. Get instructions on easy ways to count calories in order to maintain a consistent level each day.

Healing with Foods

From controlling diabetes to food sensitivities to eating to improve overall health, the following videos discuss ways to heal yourself through food.

  1. Food Expert B. Smith to Provide Health Menu Makeovers. Learn how to make changes to manage your diet when diagnosed with diabetes.
  2. Controlling Type 2 Diabetes with Diet. Find out how to adjust your diet to control and improve your Type 2 diabetes.
  3. Is Your Food Making You Sick?. This video discusses diet and food sensitivities so you can learn to identify potential food problems.
  4. Truth About Ketchup, Nutrition by Natalie, Worst Foods Ever. Discover the history and surprising facts about this popular condiment that may have you re-thinking how you eat your burger.
  5. The overwhelming evidence of the healing power of food…. Dr. Mark Hyman discusses the healing power of food.
  6. Himalayan Crystal Salt the Single Most Important Foundation Food to the Human Health and Diet. Find out how to use high quality salt, water, and organic foods, and other tips to improve health through food.
  7. Fasting for Healing, Detoxing, and Candidiasis. Learn how to cleanse your body and eat more balanced meals in order to heal your body.
  8. Food as Medicine- Cooking with Vaidya. Based on the Ayurvedic style of eating, this video describes how you can eat the best food for healing your body.
  9. Food as Medicine: Powerful New Drug is at the End of a Fork. Watch this video to learn how food can prevent, treat, and reverse chronic illnesses.
  10. Jerry Brunetti "Food as Medicine" – Low fat is not Good Fat. Discussing cholesterol and fats, Jerry Brunetti describes how to eat for life.

Foods and Exercise

If fitness is important to you, then you will enjoy watching these videos that explore the relationship between eating and exercising.

  1. Nutrition in 3 steps for athletes. Find out what type of nutrition athletes need in order to keep their body working at top performance.
  2. Carbohydrate for Exercise. Learn about what types of carbohydrates are the best to eat in conjunction with exercising.
  3. Michael Phelps – What an Olympian Eats. While most won’t eat this way, it is interesting to learn about Michael Phelps’ 8,000-12,000 calorie-a-day regimen.
  4. Michael Phelps Challenge. To truly understand what 12,000 calories-a-day means, watch this video where one man gives it a try.
  5. Healthy Breakfast. Learn how to make a healthy, quick breakfast that will help you build muscle or burn fat.
  6. Mini Post Workout Meals. These healthy meals feature plenty of carbs and protein and will enhance your workout.
  7. Nutrition Tips – Timing Meals Around Workouts. Find out the best time to eat when it comes to timing around workouts.
  8. Muscle Building Nutrition – Part 1A. Learn how to eat healthily while building muscle and burning fat with this presentation from Lee Hayward.
  9. Muscle Building Nutrition Program – Part 2. Lee Hayward continues his presentation here with ideas on ways to build healthy eating plans into busy schedules.
  10. 5 Minute Perfect Zone Diet Meal. Try this fast meal for breakfast or any time you need a quick snack or meal on the go that works well your fitness program.


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