Heart Healthy Recipes

Spring Buddha Bowl

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!

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Spring Strawberry and Asparagus Quinoa

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!

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Mango Beet Salad

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!

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Roasted Asparagus and Green Beans with Lemon Tahini Sauce

The spring is the perfect time to enjoy asparagus!  My favorite way to enjoy it is roasted with a little olive oil and sea salt.  Here, I combine it with green beans and drizzle a tangy lemon tahini sauce for a delicious combination!  This would be perfect for an Easter side dish!

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Lentil Borscht

I love anything with beets, including borscht, a soup featuring the veggie.  This variation on classic borscht contains fiber and protein rich lentils as an added boost to make it more substantial, and perfect for a comforting weeknight dinner.  This is easy to make and so good, it is perfect with some crusty sourdough bread and a salad on the side!

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Vegan Sloppy Joes

If you are a fan of sloppy joes, but are trying to eat more plant based meals, you are in luck!  These vegan sloppy joes are delicious, easy to make and better for you than traditional sloppy joes.  They are packed with fiber and protein and are just as good as the traditional ones!

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Spicy Pepper Hummus

Since the Super Bowl is coming up, I thought I would share one of my favorite healthy snack recipes, this spicy pepper hummus!  This comes together in about 5 minutes, and is so easy to make but so good!  It is packed with fiber and protein, and it is satisfying served as a dip for veggies or chips.  I even like this used as a sandwich spread or on top of salads!

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Southwest Tofu Scramble

If you are trying to eat plant based for the new year, a tofu scramble is a great alternative to eggs!  It is still packed with protein, but contains no cholesterol unlike eggs.  This is really easy to make, and although this one is flavored with southwest veggies, feel free to switch the veggies up according to what you have on hand or prefer!

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Winter Chopped Kale Salad

Just because it is winter, does not mean you can’t enjoy veggie packed salads!  We could all use a bit more vitamins from our food this time of the year, which is why I like to make things like this Chopped Kale Salad!  It is easy to make, but packed with nutrients, and so delicious!  I like to make a batch, then eat it in my lunches I take to work for the week with some edamame or tofu served on top for more protein!

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Pomegranate Orange Salsa

I love salsa year round!  Especially when I can make it with seasonal ingredients like pomegranates and oranges!  This flavorful salsa is packed with nutrients, and it is perfect for serving with chips, over a salad, or spooned over some grilled tofu or other protein! Also it is festive so a good addition to your holiday table!

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