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

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

Tropical Raw Raviolis

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

Reishi Blood Orange Chia Pudding

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

Easy 2 Ingredient Pancakes

Flourless pancake batter that doesn’t require measuring spoons and 6 different jars of flours and starches? Oh, and that also has some substance and protein to it? Yes, please. By: Sarah Adler, HCTP Class of 2009

Warm Asparagus Salad with Honey Dijon Vinaigrette

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

Mocha Coconut Truffles

These rich truffles are the perfect guilt-free treat for any day! The gooey inside and smooth chocolatey coating make for a combo you can’t miss. Keep them stored in the freezer and pop one out when you get the craving. The ingredients are super simple and there’s no baking necessary! By: Sari Tile Diskin, HCTP … More Mocha Coconut Truffles

Strawberry Acai Dream Bowl

Store-bought acai bowls are usually loaded with more fruit, added sugar and piles of granola than any single person needs to consume in one sitting (unless you’re about to run a marathon). This well balanced variation features the same glorious texture of those crave-worthy acai bowls and just the right amount of fruit to add … More Strawberry Acai Dream Bowl

Oven-Baked Fish Balls

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

Loaded Spaghetti Squash

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

Raw Food Summer Rolls

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

Buffalo Brussels Sprouts

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.