I love a good hearty salad in the Fall. Especially one involving kale, a more sturdy green packed with nutrients. The recipe I am sharing with you today is so simple to make but so good and good for you! It combines the kale with apples, which are at their peak of season right now locally, and toasted pumpkin seeds for a little bit of protein and crunch. I toss it all in an oil free tahini lemon maple dressing and it is wonderful! This is perfect for making ahead of time to include in your lunches!
If you have leftover rice, and are looking for something quick and easy to make for dinner, veggie fried rice is a great option! It comes together in about 15 minutes, is filled with veggies and fiber and I add in a bit of baked tofu for protein!
If you are looking for a quick and easy delicious salad to serve at your Labor Day BBQ this Caribbean corn and black bean salad is a great choice! It is packed with flavor, and goes well with grilled proteins as a healthy lighter side dish. Also, it happens to be vegan and gluten free, and could be served as a main dish salad. It is filled with protein, fiber and nutrients, so you can also feel good about enjoying it!
In the summer, pasta salad is a staple! One of my favorites is this Italian vegetable pasta salad. It is really quick and easy to make and so good! In fact it would be perfect for a picnic or pot luck. I used a gluten free lentil pasta so it also has more protein and fiber than traditional pasta salad, and I used a vegan parmesan so it is dairy free as well!
Have a craving for an ooey-gooey grilled sandwich but short on time? Try this delicious sandwich, and make it sing with zesty pesto tuna salad! For cold days, just add a cup of soup to this sandwich to keep you warm and toasty. Yum!
If you have fresh organic bell peppers on hand, stuffed peppers are a great thing to make for dinner! I like to stuff them with a Mexican black beans and rice for a healthy satisfying meal! If you have leftover rice and canned beans on hand, it is actually a pretty easy thing to make for dinner!
Tofu is one of my favorite protein sources. It is a black palate for many different flavors, so whatever type of food you feel like eating you can tailor it to your own tastes. One of my favorite recipes using it is this peanut noodle salad with tofu. You bake the tofu, then toss it with whole wheat noodles and veggies in a flavorful rich tasting peanut sauce. It is a healthy satisfying dinner that is on the table in under 45 minutes!
Most people think of wild rice as a winter food to be served warm, but it also makes a great base for a salad! Wild rice is actually high in protein and fiber so it is a healthy option for a salad base too! The recipe I am sharing with you today combines it with sweet strawberries and crunchy pecans for a delicious hearty summer salad! This is perfect for making ahead of time for a picnic, or to pack in lunches too!
I love using Spring produce like radishes, peas and asparagus in my meals this time of the year! They are all really good served just raw in salads, but for an even more intense flavor I like to roast my veggies! You may have roasted asparagus before but most people don’t think to roast radishes. They are actually really delicious prepared this way and they get sweet when roasted with some of the bitterness going away. The recipe I am sharing with you today combines those two veggies with spring peas in a delicious gluten free pasta that is really simple and easy to make, and so good! Also, this is a balanced healthy meal you can feel good about eating since it contains fiber from all of the veggies and protein (thanks to the quinoa pasta and peas)! It is the perfect thing to make on a weeknight for dinner!