We’re bringing back the taco bowl with this meatless take on the classic. Tempeh, made from fermented soybeans, has a nutty, mushroom-like taste and is one of our favorite vegetarian substitutes for ground beef. We’ve even cracked the code on a dairy-free chile cheese sauce – who knew hemp, nutritional yeast and chile could taste so good together?
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.
Tofu is given a spicy-sweet flair with a wet rub that combines adobo chile, orange juice and honey. Combined with grilled vegetables including meaty portobello mushrooms and a classic spicy jalapeño guacamole, this taco is a hearty choice for a meatless Monday.
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.
Red beet and chile pepper salsa makes for a striking and flavorful topper on these oregano and sriracha–marinated steak tacos. Because this salsa requires a little baking time to cook the beet, you can make it entirely up to 1 day in advance and refrigerate until serving.
Jump at the chance to cook with spring onions this season – they're part of the same family as green onions and are distinguished by their bulbs, which have a sweet, mellow flavor. For a make-ahead meal, pour into a buttered casserole dish, let cool and refrigerate for up to 3 days. When ready to eat, sprinkle with panko, mist the top with cooking spray and bake in 375˚F oven until hot and bubbly.
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.
Inspired by Jamaican cuisine, in which warming spices are often paired with vibrant fruits, this chicken dinner boasts an irresistible balance of savory and sweet. To easily slice the collard greens, stack the leaves, roll them up into a cylinder and cut crosswise into strips.
Onions are full of phytonutrients that reduce inflammation and can help prevent cancer and heart disease. Add healthy fats to your stuffing with protein-rich pecans and vitamin E–packed sunflower seeds. Season your stuffing while loading up on antioxidants with fresh tarragon, a peppery herb that contains potassium, iron, calcium and vitamin A, and with fresh parsley, an incredibly rich source of vitamins A, C and K.
This simple roasted lemon chicken dinner leaves you with plenty of delicious leftovers!
Mango is rich in vision-supportive vitamin A and the antioxidant vitamin C while spinach provides iron, manganese and folate, the latter of which is necessary to produce healthy red blood cells.
A traditional Indian dish, Biryani is typically made with basmati rice and layered with spiced chicken before baking. In this recipe, we’ve swapped the rice for Kamut for added texture, and skipped the layering step to save time – all while keeping its classic, aromatic flavorings. We suggest getting a head start on cooking the Kamut in Step One before chopping or measuring your other ingredients. To reduce cooking time, you can also soak Kamut overnight in water.
Kofta are spiced meatballs traditionally made with beef or lamb. While pumpkin is not customary, we’ve added it here to provide maximum juiciness to lean ground chicken. Try serving our Middle Eastern chicken kofta with whole-wheat pitas, or, for a lower carb option, grilled eggplant slices.
Caponata (pronounced kap-oh-nah-tah) is a Sicilian dish often served as a salad or relish – here, as a topper for chicken sausage. Our lower-sodium variation of this traditional Italian topping with eggplant, tomatoes, anchovies, olives and capers beats sugary relish any day!
We've chosen to keep it light for this steak pasta recipe with a tomato-based sauce smoothed with sour cream. Top that off with lean steak and lesser-known whole-wheat farfalle pasta, and you've got yourself a deliciously clean dinner sure to please any pasta lover in your family.
Spanakopita, or spinach pie, is a classic fixture in Greek cuisine, most often sold as individual triangular pastries. Enjoy our casserole version as a light snack or appetizer, or pair it with a lentil soup or fresh tomato salad for a more filling main for the whole family.
Our modern take on this traditional dish offers a lighter, crisper combination of vegetables, allowing you to truly experience the fresh flavors.
The three components of this culinary hat-trick of a hot sandwich - bread, sliced meat and jus - get a clean, meatless makeover, saving you tons of excess fat and sodium.
Lean ground turkey and buttermilk-mashed Yukon gold potatoes give this seasonal family favorite all the flavor and creaminess you'd expect from a shepherd's pie—with none of the actual butter or cream. Translation: a low-cal, low-fat meal sure to soothe any wintertime craving, guilt free.
Winter squashes are rich in antioxidants (though their leafy green companions usually take all the credit). For a new take on an old standard, we shave long strips of butternut squash, which become toasted toppers for our clean pizza.
Aside from ample health benefits in Sonja Finn's low-cal salad, there's a bounty of textures and flavors to experience – from the chewy feel of farro between your teeth, juxtaposed with smooth and creamy avocado, to the tangy taste of the Chile-Mint Vinaigrette.
Try this side, of cinnamon- and carrot-scented wheat berries with butternut squash, with beef, chicken or fish.