Vegan Cauliflower Rice Sushi

By Olivia Budgen, HCTP September 2013 Making sushi is not as hard as you think. This cauliflower rice sushi is raw, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, and filled with flavor! INGREDIENTS 2 cups cauliflower florets 4 raw nori sheets 1 carrot 1/2 bell pepper 2 spring onions 1/2 avocado Handful cilantro Optional: handful sunflower sprouts Sweet and Spicy … More Vegan Cauliflower Rice Sushi

Walnut Cinnamon Milk

By Mia Rigden, HCTP January 2014 Walnuts give this creamy milk a warm, nutty flavor and cinnamon helps regulate blood sugar levels. Use the milk in your morning coffee, with granola, in a smoothie, or on its own. INGREDIENTS 1 cup walnuts (feel free to substitute other nuts here – almonds, cashews, pecans, a combo…get … More Walnut Cinnamon Milk

Rainbow Spring Rolls and Dipping Sauce

By Joanne Schneider, HCTP March 2013 Looking for a fresh meal that only takes minutes to make? Try these rainbow spring rolls filled with a colorful blend of veggies and tofu, alongside a subtly sweet dipping sauce! They’re perfect for packing and bringing with you for lunch or enjoying as a dinner that won’t leave … More Rainbow Spring Rolls and Dipping Sauce

The Hunter’s Wife Health Bar Walnut Chorizo

By The Hunter’s Wife Health Bar Executive Chef, Arrow Grey, HCTP March 2017, and The Hunter’s Wife Health Bar Owner, Tandi Rolen, HCTP May 2018 Accelerated This is a delicious and flavor-packed vegan version of a South American favorite! It’s made with just a few ingredients – nuts and a strong array of spices – … More The Hunter’s Wife Health Bar Walnut Chorizo

Vegan Chickpea Omelet

By Letitia Richards, HCTP Fall 2009 Not only is this recipe quick, but it’s also super nutritious! Chickpeas are a great source of protein, fiber, potassium, and iron. They support weight loss, protect against heart disease, and improve gut health. This is a delicious egg substitute that has a similar consistency and great taste that … More Vegan Chickpea Omelet

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

A Splash of Sunshine Smoothie

By Sarah Ann Stewart, HCTP July 2012 This refreshing smoothie is the perfect way to enjoy the summer season all year round! It’s packed with plant proteins, omegas, and healthy fat to keep you satisfied. You won’t compromise great taste with these earthy, subtle, and sweet ingredients that are also high in antioxidants. In less than … More A Splash of Sunshine Smoothie

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

Peanut Butter Fudge Squares

By the Balanced Beyars Satisfy your sweet tooth with real-food healthy swaps, like these chocolaty treats that have little to no sugar. They’re loaded with good-for-you fat that helps you feel full, making just one square more than enough! INGREDIENTS Coconut oil 100% cacao powder Protein powder (optional) Peanut or almond butter (whichever you prefer) Chocolate … More Peanut Butter Fudge Squares

No-Bake Coffee Pecan Pie

By Bia Alvarez, HCTP January 2017 Bringing healthy desserts to a party is always a fun way to surprise family and friends with delicious sweet dishes they won’t believe are vegan! This no-bake coffee pecan pie is rich in flavor, super satisfying, and won’t leave you in a food coma! Since it’s only sweetened with … More No-Bake Coffee Pecan Pie

Fig and Strawberry Raw Bites

By Shaina Benzaquen, HCTP November 2017 Figs are so versatile and the best way to dress up any recipe – from meat to fresh salads to desserts and more! Figs are also loaded with health benefits, dense with fiber, and packed with potassium. They’re the perfect complement to any dish! INGREDIENTS Crust: 1 cup dates … More Fig and Strawberry Raw Bites

The Green Smoothie

By Sarah Kay Hoffman, HCTP September 2011 This green smoothie is packed with loads of greens, nutrition, and flavor while remaining low in sugar. There is zero extra sugar added to the recipe; the only place it’s found is naturally via a small portion of banana. The green smoothie is made with Elmhurst Unsweetened Milked … More The Green Smoothie

Fiesta Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

By Elise Museles, HCTP 2010 Create a party on your plate with these nutrient-dense, vibrant, and delicious fiesta loaded sweet potatoes! Simply prepare the sweet potatoes and then pile on all the colorful (and flavorful!) toppings for a satisfying and energizing easy-to-make meal. Use this recipe for inspiration, and try other fillings, too. INGREDIENTS 2 medium sweet potatoes … More Fiesta Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Mushroom and Avocado Fresh Rolls with Peanut Sauce

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

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

Paleo Granola

Crunch, crunch, crunch! There’s only so much non-crunchy food you can eat before needing something to crunch on. So why not make this delicious granola? It’s so versatile – you can create it with any of your favorite superfoods. Mix your favorite nuts and seeds, add grains if you enjoy them (not Paleo), and bake. … More Paleo Granola

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

Go-to Green Smoothie

This smoothie takes about 3 minutes to make and is easy to whip up on the regular, especially for those with busy schedules! Including greens and fiber in your smoothies is an essential way to restore our digestive systems and have a happy gut. So, if you’ve recently come home after a long trip, drank … More Go-to Green Smoothie

Protein-Packed Vanilla Avocado Mousse

You don’t have to eat meat to get enough protein. One avocado has 4 grams of protein! Pair it with high protein plant-based foods like leafy greens or chia seeds and you have a protein packed meal. Looking for a clever way to incorporate more avocado in your diet? Try this Avocado Mousse! By: Jessica … More Protein-Packed Vanilla Avocado Mousse

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

Sweet Potato Almond Butter Smoothie

Making this Sweet Potato Almond Butter Smoothie is a great way to ensure your body is receiving the best of the best nutrients. Sweet potatoes are high in beta-carotene, which is excellent for healthy skin, mucus membranes, our immune system, good eye health and vision. Along with other root vegetables, these are considered warming to the body … More Sweet Potato Almond Butter Smoothie

3-Ingredient Coconut Berry Ice Lollies

These lollies are potentially the easiest things to make, ever! They’re an amazing guilt free snack or dessert, especially if you’re feeling like you need something cooling and refreshing. By: Emma Hollingsworth, HCTP Class of September 2015 INGREDIENTS 1 carton (330ml or 11.1 fl oz) coconut water 1/2 cup small strawberries 1/2 cup blueberries INSTRUCTIONS … More 3-Ingredient Coconut Berry Ice Lollies

Vegan Oatmeal-Berry Pancakes

These whole food, fiber-packed, oil-free vegan flapjacks will fill you up without slowing you down. They’re vegan, refined sugar free, and could easily be made gluten-free with gluten-free flour and oats! By:  Ann Christine, HCTP Class of October 2013 INGREDIENTS Makes about 20 medium-sized, thick and fluffy pancakes. 1 1/2 cups blended up oats 1 … More Vegan Oatmeal-Berry Pancakes