This salad is bright, slightly sweet, pleasantly bitter and even a touch spicy – all in all, a great accompaniment to the rich flavors of roasted turkey.
Need an effortless dinner or a pinch hitter for Thanksgiving? Try this recipe from Shortcut Cooking: Easiest-Ever Clean Meals.
Cutting chicken breasts into thin cutlets helps them cook quickly on the grill – if you can find pre-sliced cutlets, use them instead and save yourself the prep work. A quick blender sauce with fresh basil and lime is smothered over top for a zesty, spicy kick.
Bitter arugula’s got bite, but late-summer peaches and a citrusy maple dressing hit the sweet notes to give this seasonal salad the perfect balance of flavors. If taking this salad to go, store the dressing in a separate container and toss with the salad when you’re ready to eat.
The term “breakfast cookie” might sound like a devilishly delicious oxymoron, but we’re not kidding around with these good-for-you jumbo cookies. They’re made with protein-rich almond flour and pecans and naturally sweetened with maple syrup for an easy, grab-and-go breakfast.
Sour cream adds richness and fluffy texture to these decadent cupcakes topped with a fudgy, date-sweetened espresso buttercream – you’d never know they were 100% whole wheat!
Want to do some easy batch cooking with your Instant Pot? Omit the sweet potatoes and broccoli and double the zesty chicken and barbecue sauce ingredients – the leftovers freeze beautifully.
A creamy ginger and lemongrass–infused dressing makes this bowl a tropical treat, while hemp hearts and toasted unsweetened coconut add a bit of crunch.
The herbal taste of basil with lime juice and a touch of salt and pepper make the fruits in this bowl taste even sweeter. Mix and match with your favorite melons and berries.
This fork-and-knife flatbread is spread with herby, creamy ricotta and then loaded with sweet and savory veggies for a fresh take on Middle Eastern street food. Be sure to buy a good-quality full-fat ricotta for the best results. The vegetables are adaptable, so use whatever looks good at your farmers’ market this week!
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.
Inspired by the Middle Eastern tradition of mixing sweet fruits with savory foods like tahini, this fresh bowl is ideal for serving at your next barbecue or breakfast. Garnish with a little citrus zest for extra brightness.
To keep your prep quick, here we roast the salmon at the same time as red grapes - and we do it all on one baking sheet for quick cleanup. The cooked fruit gives the salad a sweet-tart tang that balances the richness of the cheese and fish. Sprouts or microgreens make a nice garnish on this dish.
This salad has a nice bit of heat to it thanks to the fresh chile. Fiery, sweat-inducing capsaicin is found mostly in the white pith (and the seeds that come into contact with the pith), so devein and seed the chile if you want to cut back on spiciness. For added flavor, you can add chopped fresh mint, cilantro or Thai basil to the salad.
This easy, plant-based breakfast will last up to four days refrigerated, so you can get out the door fast on busy mornings.
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.
A classic combination, sweet-tart blueberries pair perfectly with earthy cornmeal in these dessert muffins with a buttery oat topping. We combine cornmeal with whole-wheat pastry flour in this recipe, but you can easily make it gluten-free: Swap out the pastry flour in the muffin for a gluten-free flour blend, and use 1½ tbsp each gluten-free oat flour and gluten-free flour blend to replace the pastry flour in the topping.
Make this ahead and have lunch on hand for several days - simply refrigerate salad and dressing separately and combine in the morning or right before eating.
There’s nothing fussy about this double-decker carrot cake. Rather than slicing each cake in half to make four layers, you simply stack the cakes on top of each other – with a thick layer of frosting in between – to make a rustic dessert that no one will believe is 100% grain-free. Top with chopped toasted walnuts or spiralized carrots for an impressive finishing touch.
The final step of this recipe, removing the loaf from the pan and baking it directly on the oven rack, might seem unusual, but it’s key to achieving a gorgeous golden crust – a genius method inspired by Wellness Bakeries. Use ground golden flaxseeds for this recipe; they have a more buttery taste than regular flaxseeds and the color blends seamlessly into the bread. Wrap the finished loaf in plastic wrap and store at room temperature for up to three days, or refrigerate for up to one week. You can also freeze it sliced and pop it straight into the toaster oven.
This super yummy coconut yogurt is a really simple way to get good dairy-free fats and healthy probiotics into your diet. Celebrity chef Pete Evans makes this once or twice a week and uses it in smoothies, sprinkled on top of paleo muesli or eats it straight out of the jar.
Be sure to use almond flour, which is made from finely ground skinned raw almonds, rather than almond meal, which is coarser and often made from skin-on almonds. Cook and mash the sweet potato the night before so you can easily whip up these pancakes in the morning.
There's no need to soak the beans overnight for this easy slow-cooker version of an all-American favorite. The corn bread recipe makes more than you'll need, but here's a tip: Heat up the leftovers and drizzle with honey for a super fast breakfast the next day.
This sweet spin on a classic features nutritious cashews, which are one of the best whole-food, plant-based ways to recreate the taste and feel of dairy. Plus, cashews boast a high amount of important minerals such as iron. Strawberries are a wonderful low-sugar fruit rich in vitamin C, an antioxidant vitamin that's essential for skin health.
Blue Majik is a natural extract of spirulina that’s mainly composed of phycocyanin, a bright blue pigment with antioxidant effects that may help boost your immune system and fight cell and DNA damage. Phycocyanin is also a natural anti-inflammatory that may help relieve pain after workouts.
Matcha is a rich source of antioxidant catechins, the most abundant of which is epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG). Studies have shown that EGCG supports weight loss by boosting metabolism while it also acts as a free-radical scavenger to help ward off cancer and cardiovascular disease.
A key ingredient in Korean cooking, gochugaru is a sun-dried red chile pepper that is coarser than regular chile powder. (You might recognize gochugaru as the red pepper flecks in your favorite kimchi!) Here, we use it to add a light kick to these crispy collard green chips. If you can't find gochugaru, you can easily substitute with chile powder.
There's a new steak in town – and, surprisingly, it's made from cauliflower. Here we cut the cruciferous veggie into thick steaks, coat it with spices then roast it 'til golden for maximum caramelization (read: flavor).
Blending cashews with lemon juice and hot water creates a luscious cream for this comforting plant-based mushroom stroganoff. Mushrooms are full of umami taste, which gives the sauce full-bodied flavor in a fraction of the time it takes to make the original beef version.
This cleaned-up version of the fast-food favorite is made with lean ground turkey and served in whole-grain English muffins. The best part is they freeze well, so make a batch and store in your freezer for a grab-and-go breakfast. Feel free to add baby spinach or tomato slices to the sandwich – but add it just before or after reheating. Serve with your favorite hot sauce.
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.