Frittatas are the go-to meals when busy weeknights need a protein-packed meal fast. Sue, one of our employees, loves this recipe and wanted to share it with you. This dish can be served any time of day-enjoy a hearty brunch, have a wedge for lunch to go, or serve with a salad for a complete dinner. This dish is so adaptable and economical- you can use up any assortment of leftover veggies and have it be so delicious. Enjoy!
When most people think of pumpkin recipes, they think pumpkin pie. But it is actually really delicious in savory recipes as well! It is really packed with nutrients so it is perfect for adding to recipes to get your nutritional bang for your buck. I especially like it in soups, like this one that combines it with chickpeas for a filling hearty dinner. This is quick and easy to make, and cooks up in about 30 minutes so it is perfect for weeknights!
These crackers are not only delicious but healthy as well! They are loaded with heart healthy omega 3 rich seeds, as well as fiber and they are the perfect thing to serve with hummus, on the side of a soup, or just for snacking! They are made in the dehydrator, but if you don’t own one, you can bake them in the oven at a very low temperature with good results as well. I like to keep a container of these on hand at all times!
Pears are in season right now and at their most flavorful, so I like to use them in a lot of recipes, savory and sweet in addition to snacking on them. The recipe I am sharing with you today happens to be savory, and combines the sweet pears with roasted squash for a hearty fall salad. I also include crunchy walnuts for a bit of protein and heart healthy oils! This is perfect for a light dinner if you make it 2 servings, or in addition to your meal as a healthy side.
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!
After school often times kids are hungry for a quick snack when they get home and want something fast. It can be easy enough to reach for the bag of chips, but these nut butter and jelly banana bites are the perfect thing to snack on! They are quick and easy to make, they satisfy a sweet tooth and that little bit of fat from the nut butter makes them satisfying. Next time you want something sweet but not unhealthy in the form of a snack, give these a try for your kids or yourself. Because adults like nut butter and jelly too!
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!
I loved granola bars when I was a kid. We usually would buy them from the store, but if I had known how easy they were to make I would have asked my Mom to help me whip up a batch. These ones come together in about 15 minutes (not including chilling time), and they are worth making yourself, because they taste even better than store bought! They are loaded with fiber from the oats and dried fruit, and protein thanks to the nut butter. If you are not a fan of peanut butter, feel free to use almond butter instead and chopped almonds instead of the peanuts. Or, if you have a nut allergy, you can use sunflower seed butter instead of the peanut butter, and sunflower seeds instead of the peanuts. All of these variations are just as delicious and satisfying!
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!