Vegan Cranberry Pistachio Cheese Spread
Nut cheeses are a great way to impress your lactose-intolerant or vegan guests and get a little adventurous in the kitchen.
Nut cheeses are a great way to impress your lactose-intolerant or vegan guests and get a little adventurous in the kitchen.
Piled high with vibrant veg and slathered with sauces and spreads, these nutrient-rich, meatless sandwiches taste just as good as they look.
These batch cooking recipes will have you a covered for a week’s worth of meals – and unexpected guests.
We all know how busy we can get during the week and that often means turning to quick and convenient foods that aren't great for us. So set yourself up for success and take time on Sunday to prepare some easy and delicious meals that will last you all week!
Spend one day a week setting yourself up with satisfying, nutrient-dense meals to enjoy all week long with our ultimate batch-cooking guide.
Here’s everything you need for a delicious week of clean and energizing meals. Clean eating meal prep is a breeze with these delicious recipes to get you through the week.
Whether you want to take incremental steps, such as choosing one day a week to shun animal ingredients, or if in the end you only intend on eating plant-based part of the time, it’s up to you. Every change you make brings you one step closer to improving your health with the undeniable healing properties of plant-based foods.
Today’s plant-based lifestyle is chock full of satiating healthy fats, fiber-filled and flavorful seasonal veggies, delectable sauces, comfort food replacements, nut cheeses, alternatives to bacon, burgers, and much, much more. Your favorites are all on the menu too, including this taco-inspired creation.
Plant-forward eating can be done to any degree and still be beneficial. Whether you want to be part-time plant-based or 100%, plant-based chef and functional food expert Amy Symington will guide you through everything you need to know about going plant-based healthfully in this highly-anticipated new Clean Eating Academy course.
Inflammation. It’s a word you’ve likely heard recently and, while you may not completely understand its context when it comes to your body, you probably recognize that it carries with it some serious health implications. However, shifting to a plant-based diet won’t just be the most delicious choice you ever make – in the long run, it could help save your life. Here's how.
Whether you are vegan, vegetarian, flexitarian or just trying to incorporate more of the good stuff into your diet, you don't have to miss out on those meaty-type dishes a on a plant-based diet. We show you how to enjoy traditionally meaty mains without all the meat.
You can have your bacon and eat it too! With the help of some familiar yet unexpected ingredients – think carrots, mushrooms and even coconut – you can whip up a batch of mouthwatering “fake-on” that will add amazing flavor to your sandwiches, salads and more.
Did you know that you can make an omelette without ever cracking an egg? It’s not magic – in fact, all it takes is a few simple ingredients to make a savory, satiating breakfast that will make even the most skeptical person a believer in the power of plants.
Scientists agree that the plant-based diet is the best way to eat. But do you know how to eat a plant-based diet healthfully and how to customize a plant-based diet to fit your commitment level? We show you how.
With cocoa powder and chocolate chunks folded into the batter and a thick, cocoa-date frosting smeared over top, these donuts don't hold back on chocolatey flavor.
These plant-based recipes wed smokiness and sweetness to satisfy that bacon craving.
Sometimes referred to as “the mother of all bowls,” the Korean-born bibimbap is the ultimate savory dish and also works incredibly well tucked into a burrito for on-the-go eating.
These crispy chickpeas are great on their own or added to salads for an energizing hit of protein and a satisfying crunch.
A fun twist on a childhood favorite, these biscuits are so nutrient-dense, you can eat them anytime of day. Enjoy them as a midday snack or as a sweet take on a breakfast sandwich.
This vegetarian take on chicken balls can be transformed into a number of dishes throughout the week; try them in sandwiches, tossed with veg noodles, on salads, in your favorite grain bowls or simply on their own dunked into the tangy sweet ’n’ sour sauce.
The possibilities are endless with this versatile pesto: Swirl it into soups, smear it onto sandwiches, dollop it onto pizza or bake it into bread. This creative twist calls on spring onions instead of basil for an ultra-fresh and bright flavor.
A cross between yogurt and a smoothie, this Indian-originated beverage is at once sweet yet savory, light but oh-so satisfying.
Calling Indian-food lovers: This healthier take on chana masala will not disappoint.
Crispy, crunchy chickpeas make the perfect high-protein snack, especially when they taste like Buffalo wings.
Beet purée adds the subtle red hue to this better-for-you red velvet cake smothered in a layer of irresistible chocolate frosting.
This mac and cheese loaded with fresh squash and mushrooms is sure to appeal to your grown-up taste buds.
The ultimate convenience food: Prepare these portable pho jars through Step 5, and when you’re ready to eat, simply add boiling water and enjoy.
Try these hearty mushroom walnut lentil balls served over whole-wheat spaghetti or on a roll with mozzarella cheese and marinara sauce.
This hybrid of Pho and a burrito makes for an easy, on-the-go lunch or dinner.
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Cabbage is a fantastic way to add fiber and cancer-fighting sulfuric compounds to your diet, but finding creative ways to utilize it can be tricky. This bowl incorporates more cruciferous vegetables in your diet without resorting to same-old coleslaw.
Sink your teeth into these protein-packed, decadent, gooey, chocolatey treats.
Paired with your favorite ooey-gooey grilled cheese sandwich or fresh veggie-centric wrap, tomato soup is the ultimate comfort food when the weather cools.
A winter version of the spring roll, these portable handheld delights and their addicting 4-ingredient sauce make a satisfying snack or a perfect lunch paired with your favorite soup.
Prepare a stick-to-your-ribs, freezable family favorite: Mango Peanut Curry. To increase heart-helping fiber, serve curry over brown rice, quinoa, soba noodles or brown rice noodles.
Pesto can be used in countless ways – as a pizza topper, a flavor booster for proteins, stirred into noodles or baked into bread, just to name a few. It’s also fantastic for dipping your favorite homemade crackers into. Try this unique broccoli version for a nutritious, adventurous twist.
Using vegetables in your morning meal is a great way to jump-start your day and squeeze in essential vitamins and minerals. Try our Sweet Potato Pie Parfaits for a grab-and-go savory-meets-sweet option. Top with berries for an extra kiss of sweetness.
Keeping lunches light yet fiber-rich and filling is the best way to avoid afternoon energy slumps. Try our Radish, Fennel & Carrot Cakes, a veg-centric take on fish cakes. Pair them with a leafy green salad or serve them with sautéed or steamed greens for easy meals.
Checking off your gift list doesn’t have to mean long, budget-busting trips to the mall. Instead, spread the joy with one-of-a-kind, edible DIY goodies, kissed with personalized flair. Make a batch of one – or all four – of these recipes and wrap them individually to give as stocking stuffers, Hanukkah presents and host/hostess gifts, or mix and match to create thoughtful, custom-made gift baskets that are as much fun to make as they are to receive.
Brussels sprouts are often paired with smoky bacon, but here we’ve created an amazing bacon-like flavor using a sneaky seasoning mix and shiitake mushrooms. Served over roasted Brussels sprouts and apples, this makes a memorable dish at the holiday table.
Here’s a stunning salad that incorporates the flavors of the season – cranberries, toasted hazelnuts and an orange maple dressing.
Roasted chestnuts add seasonal flair to this traditional gratin with celery root and carrots.
This pungent mash features lightly sweet turnips in the leading role.
Make these cinnamon bun cookies during the holiday season and see everyone's face light up.
Show your love, by giving this peppermint fudge crackle popcorn to a friend during the holiday season.
Transfer your cranberry compote recipe to an 8-oz glass jar. Place lid on top. Secure a square of festive fabric with a ribbon over lid.
Celebrate a wintery Christmas morning with gingerbread pancakes
Coffee cake doesn’t have to be understated – with whole-grain flour, flaxseeds and squash for added nutrition, plus an indulgent maple glaze drizzled over top, this cake will surely get noticed.
Skip the preservatives and sugar often added to traditional Caesar dressings – here we make a high-fiber, real-food Caesar-style dressing and use it in these satisfying wraps for grab-and-go lunches or lazy dinners.
When afternoon cravings hit, reach for these protein-packed nutrient heavyweights.
Store pancakes in even numbers (two, four or six work best) in resealable freezer bags for a speedy breakfast. Come Monday morning, simply pop them into the toaster right out of the freezer. Bonus: These pancakes are gluten-free!
Fall is the season for one-pot wonders. Try our freezer-friendly Artichoke Chowder, great for a soul-satisfying lunch or dinner paired with whole-grain crusty bread or crackers.
This creamy carrot cashew sauce with roasted broccoli is a healthy substitute that will fill those cheesy potato cravings. Serve it like you would any traditional cheese sauce over a baked potato or as a sauce for potato gratin or whole-grain pasta, or try serving it fondue-style accompanied by your favorite veggies, crackers, pickles or whole-grain crusty bread for dipping.
Make a big batch of these easy, homemade crackers for a tasty on-the-go snack that pairs well with hummus, spreads and regular or nut cheese.
This truly unique Chickpea Salad is not only creamy and delicious but also easy to prepare.
When you get home with your groceries, wash, dry and prep your greens before putting them away in the fridge. This little trick will make you far more likely to toss them up for salads, layer on sandwiches or stir into soups and stews. Be sure to store your greens with a damp cloth or towel in a resealable bag to keep them at their freshest. Use greens in pastas, wraps, sandwiches, stews and soups, or enjoy them raw paired with your favorite Clean Eating salad dressing, like the one in our Easy Garlic Chile Greens.
Try our Huevos Rancheros Savory Quinoa when you have a hankering for something savory over sweet for breakfast.
For a quick add to your morning smoothie, oatmeal or breakfast bowl, make your own protein powder using staples you may already have in your pantry. It's cost-efficient and much easier than you’d think. Our Ultimate Chocolate Protein Powder is packed with healthy essential fatty acids (EFAs) from chia and hemp, and it contains antioxidant-rich cacao powder. Paired with a cup of organic soy milk, it'll give you more than 20 grams of satiating protein. The powder can be used within a few days, or frozen in individual servings for up to 1 month.
Store-bought sauce can be filled with added sugar, unnecessarily high levels of sodium or excessively refined oils. The solution? Make your own.
These 6 recipes will make for a delicious and produce-packed week. The best part? You only have to cook once!
Cold soups are the perfect lunch or quick dinner during the blistering summer months as they satisfy your need to cool down. They can be made in large batches and stored for an easy lunch or a perfectly planned picnic.
Pesto is not only great to have on hand for quick pastas, soups and sandwiches, but it's also delicious with scrambled eggs or tofu and whole-grain toast. Use it immediately, store in the fridge for up to 3 days, or freeze it for future enjoyment. It is a clever way to use up all your garden-fresh herbs that are in abundance right now.
A cold Asian noodle salad is a happy and healthy stir-fry alternative that can be made in advance and served straight out of the fridge. Our favorite is this spicy Thai noodle salad topped with sriracha-roasted peanuts.
This is a combination of the ever-popular overnight oats and a classic fruit cobbler, but with more of a focus on the fruit and without all the baking! These make-ahead masterpieces are not only good for breakfast on the go but also as a nutrient-packed snack or dessert. Switch up the raspberries with any seasonal fruit of choice.
Potato salad is the ultimate comfort food for summer shindigs. Take advantage of this and make a double batch to enjoy throughout the workweek as well. Feel free to prop up the humble potato with roasted sunchokes, beets and/or carrots, but make sure to leave that old-school creamy whipped dressing behind. Try our potato salad with artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes and capers paired with a homemade Caesar dressing.
What better way to utilize summer’s bounty than with seasonal vegetables on the grill? Veggie skewers can be made and marinated in advance and stored in the fridge until ready to roast or barbecue. Try our tofu, mushroom, pearl onion and pepper skewers marinated in a Bourguignon sauce.
Premake your favorite hearty recipe and freeze individual servings for grab-and-reheat dinners. By the time evening rolls around after a long day’s work, it's uncommon for the average individual to have the energy to cook an elaborate meal. The single best thing you can do to ease the weekday dinner blues is to make a few favorites ahead of time and freeze for those nights you can’t be bothered. Not only will having frozen meals on hand significantly decrease your urge to reach for the takeout menu, but it will also decrease your overall food costs and keep you eating healthily. Prepare our Asparagus, Pea & Navy Bean Wheat Berry Risotto in advance.
Make a homemade dip that doubles as a dressing to enjoy with sliced raw veggies and prepared leafy greens. Try this Creamy Dill & Cannellini Bean Dip with radishes, cucumbers and carrots or toss it with romaine lettuce, shredded carrots, red onion, cherry tomatoes and roasted fingerling potatoes for an easy lunch.
Marinate tempeh for sandwiches, bowls and stir-fries. Put some fiber-rich plants into your daily dietary routine with this protein-packed functional food. Take either tempeh or tofu and marinate it in your favorite homemade sauce overnight. Once ready to use, just bake the tempeh in the oven with the sauce. Use it on sandwiches, atop grain bowls, paired with steamed veggies and roasted potatoes, or in stir-fries.
Nut cheeses are a tasty, easy-to-make and protein-rich alternative to cream cheese! Spread it on your morning bagel, toast or crepe, on your midday sandwich and afternoon crackers or pair it with your favorite fruit or veggie for an anytime treat. Try this Lemon & Shallot Macadamia Nut Spread with fresh strawberries or cucumber sticks.
Preassemble this CBLT (coconut bacon, romaine lettuce and cherry tomato) grain salad for lunches or a quick dinner.
Get ready to drink more water this week. Staying away from sugary refreshments, like concentrated juices and carbonated sweetened beverages, is one of the best things you can do for your health. And we don’t have to tell you how important it is to stay hydrated. However, plain old water isn’t always as enticing to drink. Spice up your H2O by adding fresh fruits like oranges, grapefruit or strawberries, as well as herbs such as basil, mint or cilantro. Try one of our favorite flavored fruit-cube combinations – you’ll be hydrated in no time!
Part of the pulse family, lentils play a role in lowering cholesterol and controlling blood sugar, which helps in the prevention of heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
This whole-grain crust recipe is perfect for pot pies or other savory dishes.
If you’re hooked on sugar-filled breakfast tarts from a package, consider this an intervention. We’ve created the ultimate replacement using whole-grain flour, a lemon and poppy seed filling and a lightly sweet blueberry drizzle – simply freeze and reheat for breakfast, snacks or even dessert.
Roast a variety of root veggies with the same cooking time for an easy side, or add to salads, grain bowls, soups and scrambles.
Keep your blood sugar and energy levels up with these date and cashew protein balls. Prep a batch of these simple, sweet treats ahead of time to enjoy easy, healthy snacking all week.
Homemade bread is always a nice accompaniment and takes far less effort than imagined. Make a few loaves on Sunday and freeze and defrost later in the week to be certain that excessive sodium, sugar and high-fructose corn syrup don't make an appearance in your bread’s ingredient list.
Soups are the perfect grab-and-go midday meal and can accompany just about any lunch side, from your favorite panini to the classic kale Caesar.
These versatile burritos can be eaten any time of day including breakfast, dinner or at snack time.