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!
Just because you don’t eat eggs or dairy or are vegan does not mean you can not enjoy delicious cheesecake! These chocolate cherry cheesecakes taste just as delicious as regular cheesecake, only they contain no refined sugar or flour, and no animal products. So you can feel good about enjoying them! Although they have a few ingredients, they are fairly simple to make! Now is the perfect time to make them too, since cherries are at their best this time of the year!
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!
Organic local sweet corn is so delicious! I love it right off of the cob, but a corn soup in the summer is always nice. The recipe I am sharing with you today is really easy to make, and so good! It is ready in less than half an hour, so perfect for a weeknight meal! Also, it happens to be gluten free, dairy free and vegan as an added bonus!
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!
It is nice to have a refreshing, cooling drink to sip on this time of the year, which is exactly why I made this Pineapple Cilantro Ginger Limeade! Adding cilantro to a drink may sound odd, but the aroma is perfect with the sweet pineapple, spicy ginger, and tart lime. This is really good paired with Asian or Mexican food or even for serving with BBQ. It is easy to make, and so good! This recipe makes a large pitcher so it is perfect for a gathering or a party!