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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Celebrate Cinco De Mayo this weekend with this healthy tortilla alternative! Make tacos, Juevos Rancheros, quesadillas, or any other Mexican-inspired dish with these super easy and wholesome tortillas, made with just 2 ingredients. By: Kelly Cohen, HCTP Class of November 2016
One easy way to take your dinners up a notch is to branch outside of your norm. This stir-fry, loaded down with lamb, warming spices, spring vegetables, and fresh herbs, makes such a delicious combination. Eat on its own or place the stir fry over riced cauliflower for a nutrient-dense meal. Source: Ultimate Paleo Guide
“This is an incredibly tasty alternative to pasta that will leave you wanting more. Feel free to add 1/4 cup of black beans, quinoa, some sautéed tempeh, or two tablespoons of shredded chicken for extra protein. I also love to add shaved asparagus, chopped red pepper, and chopped basil. Or just eat it as is! … More Noodles and Cashew Cream
These chicken tenders are juicy and delicious, yet a much healthier alternative to most chicken tenders. The honey mustard is simple to make, without any refined sugars like most store-bought brands.
Everyone loves a good sweet and sour dip, especially when there are beautiful summer rolls to accompany it. There’s no marinating or dehydrating time involved in making this party favorite, but you’ve gotta get organized and work systematically. Rice paper wrappers can be tricky to play with and may require some practice at first. They … More Raw Food Summer Rolls
If you like it HOT, you’ll love these fiery Buffalo Brussels Sprouts, enveloped in a dough-y chickpea batter, then doused in organic chipotle habanero sauce and baked to perfection. Be sure to dip it in the cashew dill sauce so your tongue doesn’t go on fire.
Craving sushi? Make your own DIY Poke Bowl! It’s a way cheaper and easier way to curb your cravings at home.
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
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.