Spicy and Crispy Baked Fries with Creamy Avocado Sauce

By Francesca Minotti, HCTP September 2017 This recipe is an all-time favorite side dish with a healthy twist! Instead of being doused in heavy oil and fried, these potatoes are baked to perfection and seasoned just right. The avocado sauce is the ultimate dipping option and only uses four ingredients! This easy swap will have … More Spicy and Crispy Baked Fries with Creamy Avocado Sauce

Apple-Quinoa Crumble

The Integrative Nutrition Cookbook: Simple Recipes for Health and Happiness This delicious and decadent apple crumble packs in extra nutrients with the addition of protein-rich quinoa. The ingredients are simple, real, and free from anything refined. It’s filled with sweet cinnamon apples and a buttery crumble, making this dessert a sure winner! INGREDIENTS Serves 6  … More Apple-Quinoa Crumble

A Splash of Sunshine Smoothie

By Sarah Ann Stewart, HCTP July 2012 This refreshing smoothie is the perfect way to enjoy the summer season all year round! It’s packed with plant proteins, omegas, and healthy fat to keep you satisfied. You won’t compromise great taste with these earthy, subtle, and sweet ingredients that are also high in antioxidants. In less than … More A Splash of Sunshine Smoothie

Creamy Avocado Gazpacho

By Beth Romanski, HCTP July 2013 Avocados are an excellent source of healthy omega-3 fats and a wide range of phytonutrients. They help with blood sugar control, insulin regulation, satiety, weight management, and inflammation. Include collagen peptides to provide a clean source of amino acids and complement this fiber-rich and nutrient-packed summer soup. INGREDIENTS 1/2 … More Creamy Avocado Gazpacho

One-Sheet-Pan Salmon and Vegetables

By Cameron Linville, HCTP May 2017 The main requirement of one-sheet-pan meals is that once you’re done cooking, the only dirty dish (other than those you ate on) is the baking sheet. These recipes are delicious and, not surprisingly, incredibly easy. INGREDIENTS 1 bunch asparagus 1-1/2 cups grape tomatoes 1 large bunch broccolini Avocado oil … More One-Sheet-Pan Salmon and Vegetables

Mashed Cauliflower

By Emily Nachazel, HCTP March 2014 Cauliflower is a versatile veggie that can be made to resemble many of our favorite table staples. From pizza to rice to mashed potatoes, this low-calorie food is a great option for upping the nutrients on your dish without taking in the typical, heavy carb load. INGREDIENTS 1 small … More Mashed Cauliflower

Blueberry Banana Cashew Baked Oatmeal

By Meredith Wadsworth, HCTP July 2017 Having baked oatmeal after years of only ever eating microwaved oatmeal is like having fine French cuisine after years of frozen dinners! Try it once; you’ll never want to go back. INGREDIENTS 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil Base: 1/2 cup rolled oats 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk 1/2 … More Blueberry Banana Cashew Baked Oatmeal

Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos

By Shannon Craig and Elizabeth Finch of The Southern Well Being Check out these classic loaded nachos turned healthy! You won’t be missing any of the delicious flavors you expect from this fan favorite – and you’ll even pack in some extra nutrients from the sweet potatoes. The nachos are completely vegan and can be … More Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos

Waffle Ice-Cream Sandwich

By Elizabeth Stein, HCTP 2007, of Purely Elizabeth These gluten-free and grain-free waffle ice-cream sandwiches are the perfect healthy spin on a childhood favorite. They’re low in sugar and simple to make, using just a few ingredients. Make a batch and keep them in the freezer for you and your kids to enjoy at any … More Waffle Ice-Cream Sandwich

Beetroot Hummus

By Bianca Chaptini, HCTP September 2017 This deliciously healthy hummus is perfect for pairing with carrots, cucumbers, radishes, and red peppers. Not only is the color vibrant, but the flavors are, too! It is simple to make and can transform the simplest dishes. You’re sure to enjoy this hummus, whether you’re dipping, spreading, or eating … More Beetroot Hummus

Almond Flour Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

By Angela Shank, HCTP January 2016 These tasty chocolate chip cookies have less than 10 ingredients, are Paleo-friendly and gluten-free, and can be vegan with a few simple swaps. Give these gems a try…you won’t regret it! INGREDIENTS 1-1/4 cup almond flour 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt (pref. Himalayan) 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded … More Almond Flour Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut Butter Fudge Squares

By the Balanced Beyars Satisfy your sweet tooth with real-food healthy swaps, like these chocolaty treats that have little to no sugar. They’re loaded with good-for-you fat that helps you feel full, making just one square more than enough! INGREDIENTS Coconut oil 100% cacao powder Protein powder (optional) Peanut or almond butter (whichever you prefer) Chocolate … More Peanut Butter Fudge Squares

No-Bake Coffee Pecan Pie

By Bia Alvarez, HCTP January 2017 Bringing healthy desserts to a party is always a fun way to surprise family and friends with delicious sweet dishes they won’t believe are vegan! This no-bake coffee pecan pie is rich in flavor, super satisfying, and won’t leave you in a food coma! Since it’s only sweetened with … More No-Bake Coffee Pecan Pie

Brunch Pizza

By Anna Glennon, HCTP May 2017 Pizza is not often thought of as a morning meal, but when it’s filled with breakfast essentials like bacon, eggs, and avocado, this fan favorite can be enjoyed anytime! INGREDIENTS 4 large sweet potatoes (or 6 medium ones) 12 eggs 1/2 cup coconut flour 1/4 cup dried parsley 1 … More Brunch Pizza

Fig and Strawberry Raw Bites

By Shaina Benzaquen, HCTP November 2017 Figs are so versatile and the best way to dress up any recipe – from meat to fresh salads to desserts and more! Figs are also loaded with health benefits, dense with fiber, and packed with potassium. They’re the perfect complement to any dish! INGREDIENTS Crust: 1 cup dates … More Fig and Strawberry Raw Bites

The Green Smoothie

By Sarah Kay Hoffman, HCTP September 2011 This green smoothie is packed with loads of greens, nutrition, and flavor while remaining low in sugar. There is zero extra sugar added to the recipe; the only place it’s found is naturally via a small portion of banana. The green smoothie is made with Elmhurst Unsweetened Milked … More The Green Smoothie

Fiesta Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

By Elise Museles, HCTP 2010 Create a party on your plate with these nutrient-dense, vibrant, and delicious fiesta loaded sweet potatoes! Simply prepare the sweet potatoes and then pile on all the colorful (and flavorful!) toppings for a satisfying and energizing easy-to-make meal. Use this recipe for inspiration, and try other fillings, too. INGREDIENTS 2 medium sweet potatoes … More Fiesta Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Mushroom and Avocado Fresh Rolls with Peanut Sauce

By Michelle Starr, HCTP March ’17 In Vietnamese cuisine, fresh rolls traditionally consist of rice paper wraps filled with fresh vegetables, rice noodles, and a protein, such as shrimp or pork, and are usually paired with a peanut sauce. Vietnamese fresh rolls are delicious, but the possibilities of what you can put in a rice … More Mushroom and Avocado Fresh Rolls with Peanut Sauce

Festive Chocolate Almond Butter

By Talia Pollock, HCTP September ’11 This festive, decadent, high-protein, creamy, and chocolaty nut butter turns anything you spread it on – toast, apples, bananas, a spoon, a knife, or your thumb! – into something worth celebrating! Also worth celebrating? How ridiculously easy it is to make! INGREDIENTS 3 cups nuts 2 tablespoons coconut sugar … More Festive Chocolate Almond Butter

Paleo Granola

Crunch, crunch, crunch! There’s only so much non-crunchy food you can eat before needing something to crunch on. So why not make this delicious granola? It’s so versatile – you can create it with any of your favorite superfoods. Mix your favorite nuts and seeds, add grains if you enjoy them (not Paleo), and bake. … More Paleo Granola

Gluten-Free Crock-Pot Lasagna

Cooking in a Crock-Pot is one of the simplest ways to make healthy meals without sweating over the stove. Just throw in the ingredients, let the slow cooker do its magic, and find yourself with a delicious and nutrient-packed meal. Crock-Pots are not only good for soups, stews, and overnight oats, but they can also … More Gluten-Free Crock-Pot Lasagna

Sun-dried Tomato Pasta with Broccolini

Looking for a vegetable-based recipe that even the kids will actually want to eat? Here’s your recipe! Chickpea pasta is a delicious alternative to the carb-heavy noodles you’re used to, plus packs in the essential protein and fiber necessary for a balanced diet. By: Jamie Klausner, HCTP Class of March 2016 INGREDIENTS 1 8oz. box chickpea-based … More Sun-dried Tomato Pasta with Broccolini

Pineapple and Zucchini Kebabs

These kebabs are a great addition to any summer barbecue. They take just a few minutes to prepare.  They’re perfect to serving in place of heavy starchy sides. They pair beautifully with fish or chicken and are also amazing on their own! Summer is about lighter, more refreshing meals. This one is a keeper! By: Mia … More Pineapple and Zucchini Kebabs

Go-to Green Smoothie

This smoothie takes about 3 minutes to make and is easy to whip up on the regular, especially for those with busy schedules! Including greens and fiber in your smoothies is an essential way to restore our digestive systems and have a happy gut. So, if you’ve recently come home after a long trip, drank … More Go-to Green Smoothie

Protein-Packed Vanilla Avocado Mousse

You don’t have to eat meat to get enough protein. One avocado has 4 grams of protein! Pair it with high protein plant-based foods like leafy greens or chia seeds and you have a protein packed meal. Looking for a clever way to incorporate more avocado in your diet? Try this Avocado Mousse! By: Jessica … More Protein-Packed Vanilla Avocado Mousse