Easy and healthy, these Bat Energy Bites are the perfect snack to make this spooky season – full of oats, protein, cocoa powder, and other energy boosting ingredients!
All your favorite falafel flavors on a bun! This savory, herbaceous, chickpea burger comes together in less than 20 minutes.
With flaky pastry crust, strawberry preserves, and vanilla icing, making your own pastry dough is therapeutic and gives you the freedom to fill your “pop-tart” anyway you wish.
Explore the versatility of a common local ingredient with a simple set of recipes to mash, chip, or grill beets with unique, globally inspired flavors.
No baking required, enjoy this cookie dough straight from the mixing bowl.
Please a crowd any hour of the day with these non-traditional ‘charcuterie’ board ideas.
Crispy on the outside, nutrient packed on the inside. These crispy flaxseed crackers are the perfect snack when you need a little crunch!
This citrus marinade for lionfish ceviche balances the butteriness of lionfish for a melt-in-your-mouth meal.
This citrus marinade for lionfish ceviche balances the butteriness of lionfish for a melt-in-your-mouth meal.
Muffins can be a quick to-go snack and the whole wheat flour, nuts, seeds, and carrots in this trail mix-esque muffin will keep you satisfied when on the run.
Warm up with a spicy tomato sauce that incorporates delicious and heart-healthy fatty fish as well as flavorful capers. Makes 2 servings 4 ounces whole grain spaghetti 1 tablespoon, plus...
Layers of eggplant and lentils are drizzled with creamy béchamel sauce in this plant-forward take on the traditional Greek dish. Makes 8 servings For béchamel sauce 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons...
Nothing says good morning like eggs and creamy hollandaise. Try our veg-forward twist on traditional eggs benedict! Makes 4 servings For hollandaise sauce 3 egg yolks 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon Dijon...
Forget boring asparagus with hollandaise sauce — this miso hollandaise puts a twist on this traditional side dish. Makes 4 servings For the asparagus 1 pound green and white asparagus...
Make chickpea sliders and aquafaba mayo for a plant-based — and waste-free — sandwich! This simple food waste recovery recipe was developed by Jennifer DiFrancesco, a culinary specialist with the...
Grilled dessert — why not? Grill up a sweet treat for Dad for Father’s Day!
Take advantage of peak peach season and hydrate with a refreshing frozen peach lassi.
Stock is flavor magic — and making stock is a cinch with our handy visual guide.
Pesto can be made with almost any nut or seed one desires; this recipe uses pepitas. Toasting the pepitas releases their oils and deepens their flavor for a delicious take on the classic. Serve over whole wheat pasta thinned with a bit of pasta cooking water and topped with halved cherry tomatoes, torn fresh basil leaves, and a sprinkling of Parmesan.
Incorporate homegrown or local zucchini into your breakfast or lunch routine with these zucchini and chickpea fritters. Served warm, enjoy these fritters as-is, with a drizzle of yogurt, or topped with a poached egg.
Materials Large heart shaped cookie cutter (or your favorite shape!) Baking sheet Parchment paper Fork Suggested Ingredients 1 portion pie dough (you can make your own, use a store bought...
With this creamy, rich sauce, you will not miss the dairy! The sauce can be used for any dish (think mac n’ cheese, pastas, and more) that usually calls for a dairy-based cream sauce.
Fuel up for your next event with fiber and protein while enjoying these homemade blueberry pepita granola bars.
Have fun experimenting with this plant-based “bacon” that can be stacked high for a delicious BLT.
Give tofu a chance — it takes on the flavors of what it’s cooked in! A combination of savory seasonings with a slightly sweet orange sauce, will make this tofu recipe a favorite.
Get the best of both worlds, more plants without giving up animal foods, with this tasty, blended version of your morning eggs.
Burgers do not have to mean just meat. Try this nutrient-packed all plant-based burger (with a touch of goat cheese) for a hearty, indulgent burger you’ll love.
Move over meat — by marinating and roasting (much like you might with meat), this cauliflower “steak” is hearty enough to steal the center-of-plate stage.
Start your morning (or have breakfast for dinner) with these unBEETable “red velvet pancakes.”
Zucchini noodles are a lighter, fresher alternative to traditional pasta, while avocado-pistachio pesto is full of flavor and packed with nutrients. Personalize the way you eat plants by enjoying this meal warm or cold!
Do you deglaze? Browning cauliflower in skillet with aromatic shallots, capers, and fresh herbs leaves wonderful bits that are perfect for a pan sauce deglaze. Serves: 4 2 teaspoons oil...
Deglazing a pan with a bit of red wine and herbs elevates the natural umami in mushrooms. Try this seared seitan and sautéed mushrooms with a red wine glaze drizzle....
A splash of broth or white wine saves the tasty bits from seared scallops and turns them into a savory sauce that’s perfect for drizzling. Learn how to turn your...
Braising isn’t just for meats and stews! Let your vegetables soak up some spice with this braised mushrooms recipe, cooked in an ancho chile and lime-juice broth. It’s a tasty...
Eat your way to better gut health by loading up on fiber-rich plant proteins and probiotic foods, both of which can help to increase beneficial gut bacteria.
Take action the night before to fuel a day of healthy choices. Overnight oats are a no-cook way to set yourself up for a nutrient-rich breakfast with minimal prep work. Make a large batch to fuel your week.
Protein, fiber, and healthy fats increase satiety and help you feel full longer. Try this nutrient-packed dip with fresh crudité or pita.
Are you cooking to meet a range of dietary needs in your household? Try this simple salad that includes plenty of leafy greens and lean protein with a punch of flavor from quick homemade chimichurri – all “approved” on many popular diets.
Take a moment to rejuvenate yourself with a spicy and slightly sweet “golden milk” latte made with turmeric, ginger, and cinnamon. This yellow, or “golden,” latte is full of antioxidants...
These adorable reindeer are fun for kids of all ages — and we’re using the term “kid” loosely — to make. Take a break from gingerbread making and cookie decorating to try this healthy holiday snack that’s almost too cute to eat!
Nutritional yeast is a unique protein-rich ingredient that lends the cheesy flavor to this modern take on macaroni and cheese. Adding sweet potatoes and kale boost the fiber and antioxidant content making this a hearty vegetarian entrée or side dish at your holiday table.
Warm up and prevent the sniffles with this immune-supporting soup. Bright orange carrots provide a punch of Vitamin A, while the curcumin in turmeric fights inflammation. Enjoy this hearty soup in the middle of cold and flu season to give your immune system a little TLC.
Bring some cheer to your Thanksgiving with these fun, simple holiday snack-making activities. Want to print them for little ones to see? Get the PDF Turkey Snack Platter It’s super...
Sit down, relax, and enjoy a cup of tea.
Like a warm apple crisp, but it takes only five minutes to prepare, making this recipe an easy pre-bed treat. Warm apples provide carbohydrates and Greek yogurt adds protein to...
Is your Halloween feeling a little more “boo hoo” than “boo!” this year? Here’s a fun activity to do with any kids in your life — and that includes your...
Served hot off the stove for dinner or enjoyed cold the next day, this dish is a real winner. The butternut squash delivers a healthy dose of fiber and antioxidants while the wild rice and hazelnuts lend a delightful chewy and nutty texture.
No time to cook? Making healthy, satisfying dinners can be as easy as filling a sheet pan and then sitting back and relaxing.
Toasting quinoa (or any whole grain) brings a subtle nutty flavor to any dish. Paired with cauliflower, you have a vegetable- and protein-packed twist on a dish traditionally made with bulgur.
Banish the boxed and premade sauces by making your own to boost nutrition and freshness.
Protein works to build and maintain muscles as well as keep your hair, skin, and nails healthy and strong. But eating meat isn’t always necessary to reap these benefits — plant proteins deliver as well!
Start a meal with a warm cup of soup and reap the benefits. This filling, hot, fiber-loaded soup will help curb your appetite, which can help with portion control.
Equipped to satisfy all of your pesky cravings, this snack is colorful, full of texture, and easy to make. Can’t get your hands on a persimmon? No worries, a nice red pear can take its place.
Homemade vinaigrettes are easy to make and can add amazing flavor to your dishes. Try them for salad dressing, marinades, dips, and sauces!
Spices like chili powder, cumin, and chipotle create a “wow” flavor factor in this chili, without using too much salt.
With luscious, nutty crema-style sauce, roasted pepper flavor, and bright crunch, this vegan dish is about the “haves” and not about the “have nots.”
If you don’t already appreciate cabbage for its immune and gut health-boosting properties, then love it transformed into this charred, tender, deliciously dressed-up version of itself.
Have you met muesli? It’s similar to granola but rather than mixing in oil and honey prior to baking, you toast the grains plain and add your own honey upon serving.
This creative take on a wrap uses fresh, raw green leaves in place of a tortilla along with ingredients you might already have on hand for a seasonal, whole food boost to your day.
Summer stone fruits like apricots, peaches, and plums are the perfect way to satisfy a sweet tooth without the added sugar. This seasonal salad pairs smoky-sweet grilled stone fruit with spicy arugula and salty olives for a flavorful combination that is perfect for any summer celebration.
Forget boring salads. Fresh figs, bright mint, spicy watercress, and walnuts come together to form a gorgeous salad that takes under 10 minutes to make.
This hydrating smoothie can help cool you down from the inside out. A blend of antioxidant-rich blueberries and cooling mint leaves help combat inflammation and will give you a refreshing break to your summer activities.
When you need a pick-me-up or a quick post-workout recovery snack, reach for these salty-sweet nuggets packed with healthy fats, tart flavor, and satisfying crunch.
If you never thought about grilling your fruit it’s time to start. When fruit is placed on the grill it caramelizes and its flavor intensifies.
Creamy, made without major allergens, and oh-so-satisfying, this plant-forward version of a mushroom risotto includes shiitake mushrooms and green tea for an interesting spin on a comforting classic.
Poaching can feel intimidating, but it’s actually a quite simple cooking technique. Make this beautifully poached wild salmon in minutes to serve over whole wheat pasta and vegetables, all by itself, or even on a sandwich the next day.
The sustainable and deliciously flavorful fish that you didn’t know you loved, mackerel’s omega-3 fatty acids are brain boosting and satisfying.
Many energy bars come with a long list of ingredients and high dose of sugar. Skip the uncertainty and make your own. Naturally sweetened by dates and loaded with almonds for extended energy, these bars are sure to satisfy when hunger strikes.
The foods you choose can make a difference, so go further with this interesting twist on a seasonal salad using flavorful and bold blood oranges, peppery shaved radish, and savory black olives.
Tofu is transformed with the beautiful aromatic flavor of za’atar, a popular spice mix throughout the Middle East. If so inclined, swap out the spring vegetables for those more seasonal to your location.
Dark leafy greens are an antioxidant-loaded nutrient powerhouse. Combine them with hearty lentils and buttery delicata squash for a soup that is bright, healthful, and pleasing to the taste buds.
Oats aren’t the only breakfast-friendly grain. Wheat berries add a sweet, nutty, and satisfying bite to your otherwise average oatmeal.
Cozy up in your favorite chair and enjoy this hearty nutrient-loaded soup. Before taking your first spoonful, take a mindful moment to smell the deep aromas and hint of paprika as the steam warms your face.
With hearty farro and fiber-loaded vegetables, this recipe promises to “squash” your hunger. Concerned about bitter kale? Don’t fret, the sherry vinegar will cut the bitterness and leave nothing but luscious greens.
Don’t toss those leaves! Celery, carrot, and cauliflower leaves are actually edible and add a pop of flavor to your meal. Use them in place of greens like in this celery and cauliflower leaf salad.
High in fiber and protein, garbanzo beans (or chickpeas) can easily become the star of any dish. Flavors of silky coconut curry, fresh mint, and bright lime juice coat the garbanzo beans for the ultimate feel-good salad.
Not your typical “slaw,” but we don’t aim for predictable. The ginger and coriander add a brightness to lentils you didn’t know could exist. Packed with protein and fiber, it can be enjoyed as a hearty side or as a main for a light lunch or dinner.
Hummus lovers, raise your hands! We’ve got a new dip for you. Roasted eggplant and garlic come together to create a smoky, savory dip that will have you craving more.
The bright flavor of lemon pairs well with the spiciness of cinnamon in this fiber-rich salad packed with heart-healthy fats found in sunflower seeds and olive oil.
The nuttiness of barley pairs beautifully with juicy cucumber, savory seaweed, and toasted sesame. Although underappreciated in the U.S., sea vegetables like wakame provide satisfying umami flavor and are more nutrient-dense than land vegetables.
Tender cauliflower rice, sautéed in a savory blend of cumin, onions, and tomato, leaves your mouth with a spicy flavor that calls for a summer celebration.
Antioxidant-loaded beets are transformed with a quick-pickle that lends a sharp, yet sweet flavor. Served over a fresh frisée salad and sprinkled generously with pistachio dust, this salad is healthful, full of flavor, and may just look too pretty to eat. The smoky pistachio dust is adapted from Ripe: A Fresh Colorful Approach to Fruits and Vegetables by Cheryl Sternman Rule
New to sardines? Don’t knock ‘em til you try ‘em. Learn to love this heart-healthy fish by mixing with creamy avocado, lemon zest, and smoked paprika for a flavorful light lunch or hearty snack.
Leverage the magic of spaghetti squash this new year for a nutrient-dense approach to healthy eating! Savory strings of squash topped with vibrant melted leeks will bring a new “lower calorie, but not lower flavor” spin to your pasta nights.
Salad for breakfast? We should have said: Salad! Yes, for breakfast! Warm, satisfying, and super-fast, this breakfast, brunch, or lunch dish is interesting, but so comforting you’ll forget it’s low calorie. Pair with avocado toast, grapefruit, and hot coffee or tea for a complete meal.
If you’re not already eating fermented foods, what are you waiting for? Good for your gut and made with just a few ingredients, sauerkraut is a good place to start. Use it to top a grain bowl, tacos, a bean burger, or try one of the many other suggestions made below.
Go vegan for dinner tonight and try this grilled tofu recipe! The peanut-coconut sauce will unleash an umami flavor (the 5th taste we crave) and quickly become a favorite.
The combination of crunchy pistachios, nutty coconut, and spicy cardamom, brightened up by fresh mint, provide a wonderful punch of flavors. As simple as it is delicious, the thin slices of eggplant create shell-like structure, turning each into a bite-sized treat.
Forget what you know about soup. This watermelon gazpacho is a little sweet, a little savory, served cold — and is extremely refreshing. The watermelon makes it perfect for keeping hydrated on a hot summer day.
Although readily available year-round, seasonal green beans really take the spotlight. For a quick and easy lunch or side dish, fresh green beans are blanched to retain their beautiful vibrant color and are paired with chopped hard-boiled eggs and briny olives.
Beautifully flavored with garlic, spicy red pepper flakes, and a splash of vinegar, these greens prove you don’t need to add more salt in order to create more flavor.
Celebrate National Nutrition Month® by challenging yourself to create a dish using multiple parts of a plant.
Green tea – it’s not just a hot beverage anymore! You’ll see it worked into ice creams, baked goods and here, in a noodle. Paired with heart healthy fish and a kick of heat – enjoy your “tea” in a different way with this green tea noodle dish.
Colorful vegetables tossed together with fresh mint, toasted cashews, and dried fruit give this salad a pop of all the right things! If you feel like you need an immune boost, this recipe is for you.
This salad is made extra special with juicy pomegranate seeds and a dressing whisked with sweet pomegranate molasses.