Banana Bread Tea

By Alexandra Chaffanjon, HCTP July 2015 This warm banana-infused tea will break your tension and get you into a deep state of relaxation. Drink this before bed to wake up feeling refreshed, centered, and energized. INGREDIENTS 2 organic bananas 3 cups water 1 tablespoon honey Sprinkle cinnamon and/or ginger 1 tablespoon coconut oil 1 tablespoon … More Banana Bread Tea

Creamy Turmeric, Ginger, and Coconut Oats

By Rebecca Powell, HCTP September 2016 Super creamy and colorful turmeric ginger oats topped with coconut yogurt is the perfect balance of healthy fats. This one is topped with fruit and bee pollen – an antioxidant-rich and inflammation-busting breakfast addition, which also looks pretty and tastes great! Add grated zucchini or cauliflower to the oats … More Creamy Turmeric, Ginger, and Coconut Oats

Flourless Almond Butter and Banana Muffins

By Dina Assaad, HCTP January 2017 These mouth-watering almond butter muffins are both delicious and nutritious! They require few ingredients and minimal effort. Enjoy them as a healthy snack on the go, as an after-dinner treat, or even for breakfast! INGREDIENTS 1 medium banana 1 egg 1/2 cup honey 1/2 cup gluten-free oats 2 tablespoons … More Flourless Almond Butter and Banana Muffins

Chocolate Banana Split

By Rowena Davis, HCTP September 2015 A nutrient-dense, protein-packed, flavor sensation perfect anytime, including as an awesome post-workout meal. INGREDIENTS Chia Seed Pudding Layer 1-3/4 cup coconut milk 2 servings chocolate protein powder 1 medium/large ripe banana 1/4 cup chia seeds Yogurt Layer 1/2 cup yogurt or kefir of choice Granola Topping 1/4 cup chopped … More Chocolate Banana Split

Creamy Coconut Flurry Porridge Bowl

By Michelle Badoco, HCTP November 2016 This nourishing, dreamy bowl of oats is made with organic ingredients without all the chemicals. It’s loaded with nutrients, like skin-loving antioxidants from the berries that are bursting with goodness; fiber; and gut-healing oats, plus a touch of delicious peanut butter! INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup organic oats Sprinkle cinnamon 1 … More Creamy Coconut Flurry Porridge Bowl

Roasted Cauliflower Tacos

By Nicole Nelson, HCTP July 2016 These cauliflower tacos are plant-based, grain-free, and absolutely delicious – and they take just 30 minutes to make. Loaded with flavorful, roasted cauliflower, delicious guacamole, and fresh cilantro, you’ll never miss the meat! INGREDIENTS 2 heads cauliflower 2 tablespoons avocado or coconut oil 3 teaspoons cumin 2 teaspoons chili … More Roasted Cauliflower Tacos

Easy Pea-sy Soup

From Models Do Eat author Jill de Jong, HCTP October 2013 Want an easy way to eat more veggies? Make soup! After a bowl of this very-easy-to-make split pea soup, you’ll feel satisfied and full for hours. You can’t go wrong including split peas in your diet as they are highly nutritious and rich in … More Easy Pea-sy Soup

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

Acai Bowl

By Stephanie Powers, HCTP March 2015 Calling all smoothie lovers! This acai bowl will be your next obsession. It’s basically a smoothie but thick like ice cream and can be enjoyed with a spoon and crunchy toppings. Plus, unlike ice cream, it’s loaded with antioxidants and vitamins to get your energy up without a blood … More Acai Bowl

Honestly Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

By Emily Claire Clarke, HCTP May 2017 These light and fluffy cookies are high in nutrients and skip any refined sugar. They’re sweetened naturally with coconut sugar and only take eight ingredients to prepare! INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons dairy-free butter spread 1/4 cup unrefined coconut sugar 1/2 teaspoon baking soda Pinch of pink Himalayan sea salt … More Honestly Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Healthy Quinoa Fried Rice

By Danielle Keith, HCTP July 2018 If you love Asian food but don’t want to eat unhealthy takeout filled with sodium, trans fat, and MSG, this recipe is perfect for you! It gives the satisfaction of fried rice without any of the guilt. It is gluten-free and plant-based and can be soy-free if you skip the … More Healthy Quinoa Fried Rice

Lentil and Mushroom Shepherd’s Pie

By Marla Hertzman, HCTP May 2017 This is the perfect re-creation of a classic dish with a healthy twist! Shepherd’s pie is typically made with rich decadent ingredients, like potatoes, butter, and meat, that can leave you feeling inflamed and overstuffed. Instead of anticipating the dreaded feelings that follow the feast, this lightened-up version uses … More Lentil and Mushroom Shepherd’s Pie

Chocolate Muffins with Almonds

By Rosanna Queirolo, HCTP October 2014 These heart-healthy oatmeal muffins are loaded with whole grains and fiber to keep you full and satisfied. They skip unnecessary refined sugars and take just a few ingredients with a no-hassle cleanup. Muffins are also an easy portable breakfast perfect for those mornings you’re on the go! INGREDIENTS 1/4 … More Chocolate Muffins with Almonds

Peanut Butter and Jelly Pancakes

By Andrea Palacios, HCTP May 2015 These peanut butter and jelly pancakes made with a healthy twist will take you back to your childhood – except these are made with only natural sweeteners and no refined ingredients! See for yourself how fun and amazing these pancakes taste by whipping this easy recipe together for your next … More Peanut Butter and Jelly Pancakes

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

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

Sun-dried Tomato Pasta with Broccolini

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

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