If you're looking to fuel up for a long run or intense workout, eating a high-fiber recipe, such as this quinoa-based salad, a few hours before you go will provide a comfortable, consistent stream of energy.
To build quality muscle mass, adding high-quality lean protein to your diet is essential. These sheet-pan fajitas are not only high in protein, but they are low in effort. You can prepare everything before you hit the gym, then arrange it on a sheet pan, broil, and eat.
Meatless Monday has a nice ring to it, but meatless Fridays make a lot more sense to us — use up all your perishable proteins early on in the week and then eat vegetarian to finish up the produce you have left. Halloumi is a semi-hard cheese that stands up to heat without melting, making it the perfect meatless protein to make on the grill. Make the vinaigrette on Sunday, and prep the salad the day of.
A little smoky, slightly sweet and paired with perfectly charred baby bell peppers, these wings are next level.
All your favorite pizza flavors — marinara, cheese and pepperoni — stuffed into a chicken breast for lots of flavor with fewer carbs. Stuff the chicken on your Sunday prep day and then simply grill it when you are ready to eat. Toss some extra veg on the grill to make it a complete meal.
This marinated steak uses bold flavors such as ginger and fish sauce. Make the marinade in advance, but only add the steak the same day. The pickled carrots and cucumbers are a great make-ahead side. You can also serve this dish with brown rice.
Giving the romaine hearts a quick turn on the grill imparts a smoky taste to this Greek salad that's incredibly appealing. The combo of tender lamb and salad is definitely entertaining-ready.
If you can make the slaw up to a day ahead, do it – it tastes even better when it’s had time to relax and the flavors have blended. Simply cover and refrigerate until serving time. Get creative and add additional toppings like sliced radishes, diced avocado or sour cream.
No need for a bottled sauce — here, you can make a quick, zesty teriyaki using orange juice, ginger and a few pantry staples. The recipe makes enough to coat the fish before roasting with plenty left over for drizzling and dipping at the table. (Tasty tip: Try it on the broccoli!)
Cacio e pepe means “cheese and pepper” in Italian dialects, and we can’t think of a tastier way to serve up a side dish of spiralized butternut squash. For the best noodles, look for squash with long necks and smaller bulbs. We use Parmesan and Grana Padano cheese for more flavor, but you can use just Parmesan if you prefer.
Whether you like ’em rolled, folded or stacked high, go for these grain-free crepes that are made without any sweeteners.
Welcome to keto 2.0 — a new and much-improved version of the low-carb eating plan that ditches red meat and poultry and focuses on nonstarchy vegetables, nuts and seeds. In this plant-forward plan, you can reap all the benefits of a keto diet, such as weight loss, increased energy and brain health support, but in a cleaner, more sustainable way.
Most wedge salads contain bacon, but to really dial up the vegetables, we’ve swapped it with shiitake mushrooms roasted until just crisp.
Traditional falafel is made with chickpeas, but our lower-carb version is made with cauliflower rice and almond flour. You can cook them in a waffle iron for a fun presentation, or bake them to keep it simple. If you like a bit of heat, add a splash of harissa or sriracha to the tahini dressing.
Cheddar crisps stand in for tortillas in this lower-carb version of tostadas topped with greens and a zesty, spicy dressing. For even more heat, add sliced jalapeño to garnish the salad.
You’ll love every morsel of this savory bread made with almond and coconut flours. Rolling it in Parmesan and additional za’atar before baking gives it a punch of flavor reminiscent of traditional garlic bread. It’s best served warm, so reheat leftovers in a toaster oven.
The low-carb bread holding together these gooey grilled cheeses is a grain-free combination of cauliflower rice and almond flour. This recipe comes without excess carbs – helping to keep insulin levels in check. Plus, cauliflower is rich in dietary fiber that helps keep your body’s fullness signals on point.
A trick to keeping chicken breast juicy and flavorful? Brine it in salt water as we do in this easy recipe. This makes for a complete meal, thanks to a vibrant side of tomatoes and artichokes. For extra dietary fiber, serve with a side of arugula drizzled with extra-virgin olive oil.
Any morning is glorious when this loaf is ready and waiting. It’s grain-free and packed with good-for-you ingredients, but the coconut butter glaze almost takes this breakfast into dessert. Remember to use coconut butter, not coconut oil, for the glaze.
Squash stands in for rice in this remake of the traditional Spanish dish. You can use butternut squash or yellow squash — we recommend spiralizing the veg first, then cutting or pulsing in the food processor to get rice-size pieces. If using yellow squash, cutting it is a safer bet since the veg is so delicate. Check the labels when you are purchasing chorizo as some brands contain sugar.
Creamy, nutty and loaded with fresh veggies, this vegan meal is one you'll want to eat again and again.
This take on burgers ditches the buns in favor of a collard green wrap and subs in baked carrot fries for the traditional fries that are usually cooked in processed oils.
A high-quality bone broth in place of traditional broth not only makes this dish Whole30-compliant, but it also helps boost your immune system, treat leaky gut and improve joint health, thanks to the collagen it contains. This soup tastes even better the next day, so it makes a perfect weekday lunch.
An almond flour coating gives these spicy bites a crispy exterior without the need for bread crumbs. Paired with a dip made of heart-healthy fats, you have a satiating side. Serve it hot right from the oven for best texture.
Caramelized shallots and crispy bacon impart big flavor to these shredded Brussels sprouts topped with crunchy pumpkin seeds. To make this dish vegetarian, you can omit the bacon and sauté the shallots in olive oil instead. To ensure it’s Whole30 compliant, look for bacon that doesn’t contain sugar.