Everything Bagel Bread

If you’re a die-hard bagel lover, but suffer from that heavy feeling that comes with eating them, this is the bread for you! This recipe completely nixes gluten and instead uses a mix of almond flour, coconut flour and a flax chia seed blend to give it that bagel-like fluff. There are endless toppings for … More Everything Bagel Bread

Vegetarian Pesto Pizza

Consider this healthy pizza your new weekend go-to. It’s delicious, fun to make (perfect for a date-night in or pizza party) and will leave you with plenty of energy and vibrancy to fully enjoy the rest of your evening.   By: Lauren Chambers, HCTP Class of March 2015 Serves: 4 Ingredients Crust Ingredients: 2 cups … More Vegetarian Pesto Pizza

Paleo No Bake Chocolate Almond Fudge

If you always have a serious sweet tooth that needs satisfying, this Paleo no bake fudge is the perfect emergency dessert to have on hand at all times! It’s totally versatile and you can use any nut-butter you have in your pantry. By: Leslie McDonald, HCTP Class of March 2016 INREDIENTS 1/2 cup nut-butter (almond, … More Paleo No Bake Chocolate Almond Fudge

Blueberry, Corn and Chicken Salad with Maple Dressing

This antioxidant rich, immune boosting baby is loaded with heart healthy, brain powering, and gut nourishing ingredients. Talk about a superfood salad fit for a queen! Comprised of seasonal fruits and veggies, healthy fats, protein, and a light maple vinaigrette, this colorful meal-sized salad is not only beautiful on the table, but a wellness package in disguise.

Apple Pumpkin Muffins

Low in sugar and grain-free, these spiced pumpkin muffins, studded with apples and raisins, make for a healthy breakfast or snack!

Salmon with Cauliflower “Rice” and Mango Salsa

This dish extremely easy to make, and so full of flavor! Cauliflower rice is great for those looking for a low-carb option that will be just as satisfying. Cauliflower is so easy to make flavorful because it has a naturally light taste. 

Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day or simply to warm up during these late season snow storms, this slightly updated version of shepherd’s pie is sure to please. Creamy mashed sweet potatoes sit on top of a rich filling packed with grass-fed beef and vegetables.

Smoky Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Carrots

This Smoky Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Carrots recipe is perfect for any occasion…even just weeknight dinner. The vegetables are interchangeable. If you don’t have Brussels sprouts use cauliflower, broccolirabe, cabbage, or broccoli. If you don’t have carrots try parsnips, sun-chokes, sweet potatoes, beets, or other vegetables you like. Have fun with this recipe!

Grain-Free Orange Zucchini Muffins

Zucchini is the perfect way to sneak nutrients into a recipe for muffins, bread, cupcakes or pancakes, that may otherwise be lacking essential vitamins and minerals. Zucchini’s high water content keeps these muffins moist yet crunchy. Don’t shy away from adding this veggie to your sweet muffins because of a fear of flavor change, the … More Grain-Free Orange Zucchini Muffins

Chia and Hemp Seed Pesto

This vegan pesto packs in flavor and nutrition with just a few simple ingredients. The combination of chia seeds and hemp hearts offer a healthy dose of plant-based protein and good-for-you fats that are sure to satisfy you. With the addition of nutritional yeast, a pantry staple for vegans, you’re getting extra vitamins like B12 … More Chia and Hemp Seed Pesto

Healthified Almond Butter Brownies

Notice something “new and good”  with this recent post? We’re excited to be re-launching the IIN Recipe Blog to bring you even more inspiration directly from our own successful IIN community.  Each week you’ll discover two new recipes full of delicious, nutrition, and satisfying ingredients. When you try these recipes, don’t forget to Instagram and … More Healthified Almond Butter Brownies

Classic Vegetable Soup

Building a Better Lunch for All If every school in America included vegetable soup on their menu as a required daily item, students might be a bit healthier and more alert throughout the day. Instead, processed foods of pizza, burgers and chicken nuggets are daily staples on school menus in the United States. No wonder … More Classic Vegetable Soup

Beetroot and Feta Salad with Balsamic Dressing

Easy raw beet salad with crunch and color Although beetroot is most commonly eaten cooked or pickled, the satisfying crunch of raw beetroot is ideal for salads. When uncooked, the sweet and earthy beetroot flavors are even more prominent, and set off perfectly by the tangy taste of soft, crumbly feta. Lemon and balsamic dressing … More Beetroot and Feta Salad with Balsamic Dressing

Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Adult Pudding Cups You may feel a bit silly serving pudding for your Valentine’s Day dessert, but this version isn’t your average Nabisco Snack Pack. Its base is made with avocado and coconut milk, so it is full of healthy fats instead of sugar and preservatives. Plus, it’s kind of fun to tap into your … More Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Easy Peasy Green Beans

An Easy But Tasty Side Just as the recipe title conveys, this is an incredibly easy side to make. A lot of people like green beans that cook on the stove all day in a ton of spices and maybe some bacon grease or fat. That’s obviously not the healthiest way to enjoy them! This … More Easy Peasy Green Beans

Cherry BBQ Chicken

A Great Date Night As Valentine’s Day approaches, are you considering staying in rather than going out? Just think of the major headache you can save yourself (traffic, crowds, long waits) and you can even help to keep your waistline trim in the process. Not to mention, cooking for someone, or with someone, is incredibly romantic! … More Cherry BBQ Chicken

Wild Rice and Veggie Bowl

Win the lottery! Who says you can’t have it all? This combination of squash, mushrooms, carrots, and wild rice has so many vitamins, minerals, nutrients, and antioxidants, it’s impossible not to eat this and think you’ve won the food lottery! True wild rice is the grain and basis of this dish.  It is the only … More Wild Rice and Veggie Bowl

Vegan Cashew Cheese

Debunking some myths about vegan cheese Vegan cheese sometimes gets a bad rap. People wonder if it will be tricky to make, or assume that there’s no way it could taste like ‘real’ cheese. In fact, it’s actually quite easy to make a delicious dairy-free cheese with a savory tang that isn’t a million miles … More Vegan Cashew Cheese

Vegetarian Cheese Enchiladas

New Year, New Foods If your New Year’s resolution was to eat healthier or to reduce your meat intake, then you’ll love this dish! The layers of poblano peppers and oozy, cheesy queso fresco are just the right combination for a chilly winter’s night.

Grilled Portobello Mushrooms with Homemade Basil Pesto

A simple vegetarian lunch with big flavors With their rich, earthy flavor and hearty texture, juicy Portobello mushrooms are a great, inexpensive alternative to meat. For an easy yet delicious vegetarian lunch, try these smoky grilled mushrooms topped with a homemade herby pesto crust. This dish is perfect as a starter, a side dish, or … More Grilled Portobello Mushrooms with Homemade Basil Pesto

Moroccan Stew

Cuisine of Maghreb This recipe packs a punch of heat and nutrients into one easy dish! The basis for it’s heat is a North African condiment called Harissa, which is Tunisia’s main condiment and export. This spicy paste is a staple in the Maghrebian cuisine (North African cuisine) that includes Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and Mauritania, … More Moroccan Stew

Greek Penne Rigate

Gut-Friendly Dairy Yogurt is an ancient food made from the fermentation of milk. Prior to the industrialization of food, it was known basically as milk that had been allowed to sour and curdle; in the southern parts of the United States, it was referred to as “clabber”. Today, yogurt is a processed milk that has … More Greek Penne Rigate

Leek, Artichoke, and Carrot Soup

A Maiden’s Dream Leeks are allium vegetables and cousins to onions, garlic, shallots and scallions. Ancient Greeks and Romans dined upon these delicacies seasoned with honey, vinegar and cumin. Folklore claims that Emperor Nero (36-68 AD) ate leeks on a daily basis to improve his singing voice. In Wales, during the 1620’s, it is said … More Leek, Artichoke, and Carrot Soup

Sweet Stuffed Dates Two Ways

Sophisticated snacks that are ready in minutes Sweet and sticky stuffed dates make for an impressive party platter or a simple but delicious bite-sized snack. They are full of energy and nutrients and, best of all, you can make them in minutes. Thanks to their versatile flavor, stuffed dates work just as well with sweet … More Sweet Stuffed Dates Two Ways

Wild Rice and Oyster Casserole

Mikey Tried It This savory recipe is delicious beyond belief…if you give it a chance. It contains vitamin and nutrient-rich foods that, unfortunately, some have learned to dislike or have simply never tried. Not only is this dish loaded with vitamin A, zinc, and iron, but it contains a complete protein as well. The basis of … More Wild Rice and Oyster Casserole