Buying precooked and frozen grains such as brown rice or quinoa makes it easy to add fiber to your meals without cooking them from scratch. Here, they’re tossed with chickpeas and an array of colorful veggies for a complete meal. The recipe makes a little more dressing than you’ll need, so we suggest reserving extras in the fridge for quick weeknight salads and slaws.
A twist on a typical Caprese salad, our version makes use of the eggplant slices you grilled on Sunday for easier prep. For the dressing, you can use a simple splash of olive oil and balsamic as the recipe indicates, or use the Macadamia Basil Pesto for a more herbal flavor.
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.
Just because ’tis the season of indulgence, that doesn’t mean you should deprive your body of essential nutrients for empty calories. One way to ensure you are not lacking in the nutrient department is to sneak in legumes whenever possible. They are a great source of protein, iron and folate. Here, we’ve incorporated them into this sweet treat for a clean snack or dessert.