Heart Healthy Recipes
In the summer, cooling drinks are essential! This blueberry ginger limeade is an especially delicious drink to cool off with on the patio! It contains no refined sugar so it is healthier than most store bought drinks, and it is pretty simple to make!
I love a good chili! It is something I can make a big pot of and enjoy for a few days and it only gets better as it sits overnight. This one uses different types of green peppers, along with white beans and corn and it is not only beautiful to look at but really delicious and good for you as well! It also happens to be gluten free and vegan. This is perfect paired with corn bread!
Simple refreshing salads are my favorite in the summer! This one features heirloom tomatoes and watermelon which are at their most flavorful this time of year! It comes together in about 5 minutes and it makes the perfect side dish for your picnic or BBQ! Not only that, it is beautiful, delicious and healthy too!
I love making my own hummus at home because I can make a different flavor every time! One of my favorites is a roasted beet hummus. I roast the beet until it is tender then blend it up with classic hummus ingredients and it is delicious! This is healthy too and the perfect thing to enjoy with veggies or crackers for dipping or spread on your sandwich!
I like to make soups featuring veggies that are available for the current season. This one features ramps, leeks and asparagus, a seasonal twist on the classic bean soup minestrone. This is hearty, healthy and delicious, perfect served with a piece of crusty sour dough bread on the side!
When it comes to fries, potato and sweet potato are common, but carrots also make really good fries! I like to toss them with spices, roast until they are sweet and tender and then serve them with hummus for dipping. It is so good, and carrots are packed with nutrients and fiber!
We are getting back into coleslaw season, so I thought I would share my twist on the classic, a coleslaw with kale! I like to try to get a variety of greens into my meals and this is the perfect way to do so! It is perfect to make a day ahead for a BBQ or picnic, or even to make as something to bring in your lunches for the week. This has a creamy dressing made from cashew butter so there is no dairy or eggs in it. It is completely plant based and tastes just llike classic coleslaw!
I love buddha bowls because they are easy to make, and they are a well balanced meal! This one features roasted spring vegetables and chickpeas in a silky tahini lemon sauce. It is packed with fiber, protein and plenty of nutrients, and it makes the perfect weeknight meal! If you like another vegetable better than some of the ones used here feel free to swap them out for your favorite!
This salad is light and refreshing but also substantial enough to be a main dish or lunch entree. It features some of my favorite spring produce, asparagus, strawberries and peas an it is so delicious! Also it is packed with fiber, protein and nutrients so you can feel good about serving this to your family!
I love beets in any season, but I especially love them in the spring! This salad combines them with sweet mangoes, arugula and some vegan feta for a flavorful and delicious side dish or light main dish. This would be the perfect addition to your Easter meal for something colorful and healthy!