We trade lettuce or cabbage to lay our chicken, radish, scallions, clementine and almonds on a bed of shredded Brussels sprouts. Pack salad and dressing separately and toss together when ready to eat.
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Chef Bai (Bailey Ruskus) shares one of her favorite vegan recipes from her plant-based cookbook Cook. Heal. Go Vegan!
A bowl of this vegan chili will do both you and the planet some good.
Upgrade your next gathering with a 'Gram-worthy grazing tray
Deep-fried falafel can be a total calorie bomb. But this baked falafel still gets crispy with equally satisfying results. It's super easy, full of flavor and a really healthy, protein-filled vegan lunch!
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.
Is sweet potato crust the new cauli crust? Say hello to the newest alternative to traditional pizza.
Ahiflower oil is packed with omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. It's delicate, so avoid heating it—like we do in this recipe with spicy, Spanish no-cook romesco sauce.
Southeast Asian flavors run through this nice contrast of hot chicken over cold salad. They’re bound together by the marinade, which is boiled after seasoning the chicken so it can be turned into the salad dressing.
The long, slender stems of broccolini are completely edible, so don’t ditch them. Add a serving of whole grains such as freekeh, bulgur or millet to complete this vegetarian meal, or serve the vibrant greens alongside grilled fish or chicken.
Pan-seared tofu pairs beautifully with fresh veggies and teriyaki-style noodles in this quick takeout fake-out. You can substitute whole-grain linguine or brown rice noodles.
Need more plant power in your life? This vegan dish featuring carrots, broccoli, ground almonds and the superfood spice turmeric will rev up your metabolism and keep you satisfied for hours.
Rich in fiber and warming Moroccan spices, this flavorful stew makes a hearty meal when combined with a baked potato, cooked grains or a fresh side salad.
Chipotle chile powder lends a smoky note to roasted cauliflower; if you prefer less heat but still want that smokiness, use smoked paprika instead. The real star of these tacos, though, is the creamy, herbaceous sauce, so don't skip it - some of our staff members are it by the spoonful! Serve these veggie tacos with toppings of your choice: shredded cabbage, tomatoes, cilantro, hot sauce or salsa verde, and lime wedges for squeezing all work well here.
This smoky-sweet salsa is incredibly versatile – spoon into lettuce leaves and top with stir-fried veggies for quick wraps, spoon into halved mini bell peppers for an easy appetizer (as shown here), or enjoy as a snack with tortilla chips or over sliced baguette. Mashing some of the mixture gives it a slightly creamy, scoopable texture.
Mascarpone, an Italian-style cream cheese, may be best known as the key ingredient in the dessert tiramisu, but its extra-creamy texture and mild buttery taste make it a brilliant addition to pastas. Adding some of the pasta-cooking water thins out the mascarpone to make an easy, not-too-rich cream sauce.
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.
Roasting mushrooms intensifies their umami-rich flavor and gives them a meaty texture, making this meatless main an all-around palate-pleaser.
A simple lemon and chile pepper marinade allows delicately flavored calamari, also known as squid, to truly shine. Paired with a protein-packed lentil salad, this makes for a hearty warm-weather meal.
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.
Sweet summer corn and tomatoes are elevated with a fragrant tarragon dressing and flavor-packed halloumi cheese. The firm Mediterranean cheese holds up well to heat, making it ideal for grilling. Look for halloumi in the deli section of your supermarket – it’s often sold alongside feta and bocconcini.
A simple lemon dressing adds a zesty zing to smokey grilled asparagus in this fast and fresh salad.
Enjoy exotic flavors while on the go! Moroccan Chicken with fresh veggies and couscous which is beneficial for cardiovascular health and cancer prevention.
No beet goes to waste in this sweet salad that combines warm beets and candied grapefruit zest. Wild rice and chopped almonds add bite and pull the dish together.
Superfruit powers: Sure, papayas look exotic, but don’t let that deter you from picking up these nutritional powerhouses in the market. A little more than 1 cup of fresh papaya packs more than 300% of your daily need for vitamin C, which does wonders for your immune system. At 51/2 grams per serving, papayas are loaded with fiber and are also an excellent source of folate and beta-carotene, which aids in the formation of DNA and RNA and strengthens eye and reproductive health, respectively.
This twist on the classic tastes like a BLT but features the satisfying crunch and nutrition of a salad. Greek yogurt makes for a lighter and protein-packed take on Ranch dressing.
Portobello mushrooms are an excellent source of niacin, the B vitamin needed to transform carbs into energy. Plus, they’re rich in selenium and potassium – the latter is an essential mineral that helps regulate blood pressure and water balance in your body.
Enjoy the delicious tastes of the Hawaiian islands from the comfort of your own kitchen! Grilled pineapple, mango, and coconut flakes make a tropical trifecta of delicious vision boosting produce.
Chicken salad gets an upgrade in this recipe that combines slightly tart pomegranate seeds with creamy feta cheese and root vegetables.
Smoky flavor of fresh watermelon over tasty greens, feta cheese and white beans makes an antioxidant powerhouse of a salad.
Cauliflower and tuna may seem like an unlikely pair but they work beautifully together in this fiber-rich and gluten-free salad. To round it off, paprika adds a smokey flavor while mint and basil bring a refreshing and colorful touch.
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.
We’ve taken the classic flavors in a bagel & lox sandwich and packed them into a salad with wild smoked salmon, dill, red onion and even toasted bagel chips. To lend a delicious richness to this meal, try adding 3 to 4 oz of crumbled goat cheese.
This recipe yields a generous amount of dressing – either toss the desired amount of dressing to coat the salad lightly right before serving, or serve the dressing alongside so your guests can dress it themselves. Or, you can go the route that many traditionalists take in the Midwest – they pour on enough dressing to lightly coat the salad (we suggest using about half of the dressing) and set it in the fridge to allow the dressing to trickle down and coat the veggies.
A zesty peanut lime sauce is the star of these 10-minute chicken wraps. These are a perfect choice for a take-to-go lunch – simply make the salad in advance and keep refrigerated. When ready to eat, assemble in the lettuce leaves.
This purple potato salad is given a protein boost with hard-boiled eggs and all-natural turkey bacon to give you 12 grams of protein per serving. Protein combined with slow-burning carbs like purple potatoes can provide you with sustained energy throughout the day.
Get into the autumn mood with an apple salad that is perfect for a quick and healthy lunch that won't leave you feeling hungry throughout the remainder of the workday.