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
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
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
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
Roasting a chicken can be intimidating, but it’s actually really easy and great for leftovers. Make sure to buy organic, pasture raised chicken and save your bones for broth! By: Mia Rigden, Health Coach Training Program Class of January 2014 INGREDIENTS 1 organic, pasture raised chicken ½ cup coconut oil or ghee, melted 1 lemon … More Perfect Roast Chicken
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
This lightened up turkey chili is a super easy recipe that’s bound to be a hit at your next summer cookout. Turkey Chili can be served many different ways, but a favorite is over zucchini noodles, brown rice or quinoa. For a party, load it on nachos with cheese or serve over a tortilla with … More Turkey Chili
Need a quick refreshing on-the-go snack? Try this immune boosting chia pudding! This citrus treat combines a blend of hormone-balancing mushroom powder, vitamin-packed blood oranges, and a natural prebiotic fiber-filled sweetener. By: Kerri Axelrod, HCTP Class of September 2012
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.
This soup is so simple and is done in about 1 hour. Lentils are part of a food group called pulses, filled with vitamins and nutrients, and particularly rich in dietary fiber lean protein, folate and iron. They contribute to several nutritional and health benefits associated with the prevention of chronic disease and may also protect against cancer. With … More Crushed Red Lentil Soup with Bone Broth
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
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
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.
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.