Pomegranate-Peach Salad

By Annette Derovanessian, HCTP July 2016 This refreshing summer salad is loaded with health benefits. Pomegranate and its molasses have been shown to lower blood pressure, reduce arthritis and joint pain, fight cancer and bacterial infections, and improve memory. Combined with antioxidant-rich fennel and anti-aging alfalfa, this salad makes for the perfect healthy and delicious … More Pomegranate-Peach Salad

Kale Citrus Salad

By Sapana Chandra, HCTP November 2015 Elevate any meal with this delicious and easy-to-make kale citrus salad. It’s tangy, flavorful, and sweet, and it takes less than 15 minutes to come together. Make it for a meal at home or for work the next day! INGREDIENTS For the Dressing: 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 … More Kale Citrus Salad

Falafel with Matcha Tahini Sauce

By Madison Surdyke, HCTP May 2018 These avocado oil–fried chickpea balls are insanely flavorful and paired with a creamy, lick-all-your-fingers good, matcha tahini sauce. Stop everything you are doing and get the ingredients for this recipe now. INGREDIENTS For the falafel: 3 diced garlic cloves 1/3 cup chopped red onion 2 tablespoons mint, tightly packed … More Falafel with Matcha Tahini Sauce

Flip Your Kitchen Basic Pesto

By Liza Baker, HCTP October 2013 Pesto comes from the Italian word that means “to pound or crush,” and the paste is traditionally made by crushing basil, garlic, Parmesan, pine nuts, and olive oil in a mortar and pestle – but these days it’s easier to use a food processor. And if basil is out … More Flip Your Kitchen Basic Pesto

Greek Quinoa Chicken Salad

By Natalia Levey, HCTP February 2014 This recipe is incredibly easy to make and bursting with nutrition. Quinoa is a good source of magnesium, protein, vitamins B12 and E, and fiber. It has a high protein-to-carbohydrate ratio when compared to other grain products and was even proposed by NASA as an ideal food for long space flights. Paired … More Greek Quinoa Chicken Salad

Quinoa Mango Salad

By Alexandra Napoli, HCTP July 2014 This quinoa and mango salad is a fresh and delicious way to enjoy nutrient-dense ingredients. It’s a colorful dish filled with plant-based protein, healthy fats, and fiber that will keep your hunger at bay. This salad is simple to throw together and perfect to eat as a side or … More Quinoa Mango Salad

Quinoa, Arugula, and Black-Eyed Peas Salad

By Laura Harshbarger, HCTP March 2018 If salads usually leave you wanting more, give this hearty salad a try! Filled with veggies, hearty protein-packed quinoa, and black-eyed peas, this salad is sure to please. The dressing features Dijon mustard and fresh lemon juice. It’s zingy and really brings the flavors together. The salad is a … More Quinoa, Arugula, and Black-Eyed Peas Salad

Healthy Super Bowl Recipes

By the Balanced Beyars Super Bowl Sunday is an unofficial American holiday known for watching football while munching on some of the best appetizers and snacks you’ve had all year. But why endure the bloat, inflammation, and headaches that comes with greasy, sugar-laden foods? Instead, try out these healthy takes on classic game-day treats with … More Healthy Super Bowl Recipes

Vegan Bread Rolls

By Mariana Bumstead, HCTP January 2017 These vegan bread rolls are the perfect side to any meal. They’re grain-free and packed with fiber to help digestive health and reduce inflammation. These rolls have all the flavoring of an everything bagel without the excessive carbs and sugar. INGREDIENTS 1-1/4 cup almond flour 1/4 cup coconut flour … More Vegan Bread Rolls

Purple Sweet Potato Hummus

By Olivia Edgar, HCTP July 2017 Making your own hummus gives you complete control of the ingredients (no canola or vegetable oils here!). Using sweet potato gives it an additional sweet flavor, and you can’t beat the fresh creamy texture. INGREDIENTS 2 cans chickpeas, rinsed and peeled 2 medium purple sweet potatoes, roasted (about a … More Purple Sweet Potato Hummus

Creamy Cashew Cheese

By Zina Turner, HCTP September 2014 This nut-based cheese is a wonderful alternative to dairy cheese. Organic raw cashews are packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. These include essential micronutrients like vitamins E, K, and B6 along with minerals like copper, phosphorus, zinc, magnesium, iron, and selenium. Combining the power of cashews with superfoods like … More Creamy Cashew Cheese

Shakshuka Breakfast

By Nikki Baumel, HCTP July 2018 Shakshuka is a traditional Middle Eastern dish that combines all the warm and earthy flavors of the fall season. This is a delicious meal that can be served any time of day. It’s easy to make and uses only a few main ingredients, making it perfect for group gatherings … More Shakshuka Breakfast

Easy-Peasy Minestrone Soup

By Ashley Iovinelli, HCTP March 2017 This simple soup is the perfect fix for the colder temperatures approaching. It’s made with hearty beans and a healthy blend of vegetables, making it a great dish for lunch or dinner. The fresh, easy-to-find ingredients make it a seamless recipe for the whole family to enjoy all week … More Easy-Peasy Minestrone Soup

Eat the Rainbow Salad

By Katzie Guy-Hamilton, HCTP September 2015 Check out this exclusive sneak peek from her new book, Clean Enough: “Oh, the dance of flavors in this salad. I am a big fan of the earthy grated sweet potato mingling with the sweet and juicy grated or peeled carrots. A whisper of tahini adds a bit of … More Eat the Rainbow Salad

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gluten-free Veggie Greek Lentil Salad

With just a few simple ingredients, this delicious and healthy Greek-inspired lentil salad can be made ahead of time for a quick lunch or impressive party dish! Black lentils steal the show and are full of satisfying nutrients like plant-based protein (13g in 1 serving) and dietary fiber (9g in 1 serving) which helps promote … More Gluten-free Veggie Greek Lentil Salad

Tropical Raw Raviolis

These little tropical bites of health are so full of flavor you’ll never think “raw” when enjoying them! Try them as an appetizer or as an entire meal- they’re super filling with protein-packed macadamia nuts hosting 2.2 grams per ounce! By: Holly Harding, HCTP Class of November 2016 INGREDIENTS For the pasta: 2 zucchini For … More Tropical Raw Raviolis

Warm Asparagus Salad with Honey Dijon Vinaigrette

Yay, it’s asparagus season! The fresh and tasty asparagus season is brief – from April until June (in the Northeastern United States). So, you’ve got three months to eat asparagus like crazy! You can start with this delicious recipe. By: Andrea Beaman

Oven-Baked Fish Balls

For a lighter, healthier alternative to a classic deep-fried crab cake, these fish ball’s skip the frying and instead are oven-baked with just a few ingredients! With nutrient-packed white fish and olive oil, these balls are perfect over a bed of zucchini noodles and tossed with the lemon sauce. This recipe is super easy to … More Oven-Baked Fish Balls

Loaded Spaghetti Squash

This is one of those easy weeknight dinners that is nutritious, filling, delicious and reheats well for lunch the next day! Definitely a meal prep staple and a crowd pleaser- especially for dinner parties! By: Bianca Klotsman, HCTP Class of March 2016