Healthy Flavors

Having shed 45 pounds, chef Jim Coleman, host of Healthy Flavors, understands the importance of balancing diet and exercise. Coleman’s approachable style will show you how to cook healthy without sacrificing ingredients or flavors. Aligned with the American Dietetic Association (ADA), Healthy Flavors invites noted healthcare professionals, registered dieticians and cardiologists to provide factual dietary information while promoting good health.

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Delicious Healthy Desserts

Episode #103 · An important ingredient for a healthy diet is your enthusiasm. Dessert can help us to maintain that fervor. Chef Coleman prepares three heart healthy but delicious desserts with the help of Pastry Chef Ed Handcock and Dr. Christine Gerbstadt, RD.Angel Food Cake fruit napoleon; Banana Chocolate trifle; Glazed Fruit Turnovers.


Episode #104 · With 16 countries to choose from, exactly what is the Mediterranean diet? Fresh fruits, vegetables and nuts are some of the elements that compose three recipes prepared with "Healthy Flavors".Portobello salad with chipotle portabella vinaigrette; Grilled tuna atop a grilled vegetable antipasto; Walnut fig cake.


Episode #105 · Far from heavy and greasy, Chef Coleman shows how true Asian cuisine is packed with bright, crispy, "Healthy Flavors". Join Chef Jim for an Eastern perspective on...Chicken Ginger Noodle Soup; Asian Crab Cakes; Fruit Compote.


Episode #106 · Vinegar adds flavor and zip to dressings, sauces and marinades. Cardiologist Christina Gasperetti performs an intervention with Chef Coleman to transform vinegar into "Healthy Flavors".Beefsteak tomato and sweet onion napoleon with a balsamic vinaigrette; Pan-Seared Trout with Orange and Basil Vinaigrette & Parisian vegetables; Sage Macaroon Tart with Honey-Vinegar Syrup & frozen nutmeg yogurt.


Episode #107 · Italy brings to mind old country charm and beautiful sights and great but simple dishes. Together with Registered Dietician Deanna Segrave-Daly, Chef Jim Coleman brings a little bit of Italy to your home with "Healthy Flavors".Grilled Asparagus, red onions with parmesan and olive oil vinaigrette; Pesto stuffed NY strip steak with tomato bread pudding; Apple, peach, plum, cherry, & apricot dessert cheese calzone.

Traditional Italian Made Healthy

Episode #108 · Chef Jim Coleman is visited by the Chef-owner of Christian's, at the Italian Market in South Philadelphia, to show that classic Italian cuisine can be "Healthy Flavors".

More Healthy Italian

Episode #109 · The Asian influence on classic Italian dishes? Chef Coleman will surprise you with how delicious "Italian" can be when it's made with "Healthy Flavors".Tofu, Sundried Tomato, Artichoke and Spinach Lasagna; Organic Tomato Soup; Low Fat Tiramisu.

Latino (Coleman-Style)

Episode #110 · Latinos are a growing, at-risk population for diabetes and heart disease. Chef Coleman demonstrates the art of flipping Latino cuisine into Healthy Flavors.Garlic & Onion" Tofu with Corn, Tortilla Soup; Baby Red Romaine topped with a Roasted Red Pepper and Pinenut Flan, and Crispy Tofu Croutons; Drizzled with Creamy Italian Vegetable Dressing.


Episode #111 · Just because things are bigger in Texas doesn't mean you have to get bigger- The classic Three-Bean Salad is modernized into Lone Star Caviar (white bean) salad and we learn how to quickly make tortillas as Chef Jim Coleman and Pastry Chef Christian Gotti grill up some "Healthy Flavors".Homemade tortillas; Chicken fajitas; Fruit filled nachos.

All American Food Revisited

Episode #112 · Chef Coleman shares a few recipes and stories with Guest Linda Taylor's, who's monthly class helps inner-city homemakers make the transition to wholesome foods for the mind body & spirit.


Episode #113 · Superfoods are packed with nutrients to fight off disease, give you energy, and keep you healthy. Chef Coleman demystifies this term and show us how to use Superfoods to cook and enjoy "Healthy Flavors".

Entree Salads

Episode #201 · Why not try a new salad for a change? Chef Coleman creates healthy and satisfying entree salads to suit everyone's taste. In this episode there's Asian Shrimp and Scallop Salad with Lemongrass Vinaigrette, Garlic Crusted Steak Salad, Grilled Tuna & Cannellini Bean Salad, and Poached Chicken Salad with Marinated Vegetables.

Spectacular Superfoods

Episode #202 · Incorporate Superfoods into your diet for enhanced nutrition and Healthy Flavors. Join Chef Coleman as he prepares Whole Wheat Linguini topped with Walnut Spinach Pesto, Roasted Salmon with an Avocado and Jalapeno Salsa & Broccoli-Smashed Potatoes, and for dessert Chocolate Nut Brownies.

Traditional Made Healthy

Episode #203 · Chef Coleman "lightens-up" some traditional favorites to give them Healthy Flavors. Conversations with the entertaining, Althea Zanecosky an ADA Registered Dietician. Try Creole Seafood Gumbo, Norman Rockwell Pork Chops, Risotto Rice Pudding.

Healthy Mushrooms

Episode #204 · Mushrooms are valued for their versatility and distinctive flavor. Different varieties of mushrooms are used in the recipes Chef Coleman demonstrates in this mushroom-themed episode. Wild Mushroom Salad, South Pacific Spiced Butternut Squash/Mushroom Soup, Roast Tenderloin over Shrimp Risotto with Portobello.

Healthy Cooking 1-2-3

Episode #205 · Healthy Cooking doesn't have to be complicated! Cookbook author, Rozanne Gold shows how easy it is to whip up recipes with Healthy Flavors using just three ingredients. In this episode there's Roasted Asparagus & Orange Salad with Asparagus Fettuccini, Roasted Beets & Garlic with Balsamic Syrup& Dried Beet Greens and Sauteed Chicken Breast with Oven Dried Grapes.

Healthy Hearty Autumn

Episode #206 · There's a chill in the air... but don't worry, Chef Coleman comes to the rescue with three satisfying but healthy, hearty recipes. Try some Clam Chowder, Chicken & Dumplings and Phyllo and Cherry Turnovers. Commentary by Dr. Christina Wjasow, M.D. of nationally recognized, Deborah Heart & Lung Center.

Grains and Tofu

Episode #207 · Tofu is not just for vegetarians! Join Chef Coleman as he prepares a meatless menu that's healthy and chock-full of Healthy Flavors. Barley, Lentil & Tofu Mini Casseroles, New Mexico Baked Pepper with Lemon Brown Rice and Black Beans and Chocolate Tofu Pie.

Understanding Grains

Episode #208 · Whole grains are an essential part of a healthy diet. Chef Coleman and registered Dietician, Tara Gidus, prepare three recipes using whole grains that are easy to prepare and chock-full of Healthy Flavors... Wild Rice, Lentil & Fennel Salad with Lemongrass Vinaigrette, Chicken Breast Stuffed with Apple and Bulgar Grain Filling, and Walnut & Rolled Oats Pie.

Flavor Characteristics

Episode #209 · Chef Coleman prepares three recipes with an Asian flair using the versatile ingredient, tofu. He is joined by Food Scientist, Fred Jewett to help us understand how to incorporate Healthy Flavors into our recipes... Pan-Seared Asian Tofu with Lemongrass Vinaigrette, Marinated Vegetables and Tofu Fajitas and Chocolate Tofu Cake.

Latino Inspiration for Health

Episode #210 · Spice up your life with Chef Coleman's Latino-inspired menu: Tomato, Spinach and Cauliflower Soup, Kale and Swiss Chard Empanadas, and Red Snapper with a Pineapple and Tomatillo Vinaigrette. Chef Jim cooks with Latino fireball and Registered Dietician, Melena Perdomo.

Latino Fiesta

Episode #211 · Join Chef Coleman as he prepares a menu fit for a fiesta. Quinoa Vegetable Soup, Shrimp and Spaghetti Squashed Chili Rellenos, and South American Flank Steak with a Cheese Tortilla Roll-Up.

Healthy Soups and Breads

Episode #212 · Nothing could be simpler or more satisfying than a meal of soup and bread. Today, Chef Coleman whips up Roasted Tomato & White Bean Soup with an Herb Pesto, Hot & Soup, Apple Curry Soup, and Mediterranean Olive Bread and a Rosemary Bread.

Breakfast of Healthy Flavors

Episode #213 · Chef Coleman creates a delicious and healthy breakfast menu that will inspire you to get out of bed and get into the kitchen. Banana Bread French Toast, Tofu Smoothies, and Apple and Pine Nut Coffee Cake.

You Say Tomato

Episode #304 · Chef Coleman demonstrates creative ways to incorporate the healthy and versatile tomato into a heart-healthy diet. Tunisian Tomato Soup with Chickpeas and Lentils, Tomato Fritters, Saute of Chicken with Tomatoes and Garlic, Risotto with Caramelized Tomatoes and Mascarpone.

Diabetic Meals for the Whole Family

Episode #308 · Make healthy eating a family priority. Chef Coleman prepares healthy recipes that will appeal to everyone. Apple, Currant, and Caraway Stuffed Chicken Breasts, Garlicky Greens and Chowder, Chocolate & Peanut Butter Souffle.

Healthy Entertaining

Episode #310 · Your guests will appreciate your hospitality and the delicious health- conscious fare offered at your next party. Wasabi Shrimp Crackers, Batter Dipped Tofu & Ginger Sauce, Mango-Curry Shrimp Salad in Wonton Cups, Toasted Almond Tofu Burgers Served with Tofu Steak Fries, Crab-and-Pork Spring Rolls served over Japanese Noodles.

Recipe Makeovers

Episode #311 · Chef Coleman adapts favorite home recipes to make them healthier. Tofu Shrimp and Pea Crustless Mini Quiches, Penne w/ Roasted Chicken &Radicchio served with Mixed Greens, Decadent Chocolate Orange Cake.