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

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!

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.