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!
If you are looking for something delicious to make for brunch on Mother’s day, these lemon poppy seed waffles would be perfect! They happen to be gluten free and vegan but they are just as delicious as traditional waffles, and the lemon poppy seed flavor is perfect for spring! If you don’t wish to make them gluten free, you can swap in whole wheat pastry flour 1:1 for the GF flour. Also, if you wanted plain belgian waffles, simply leave out the lemon and poppy seeds. These are so good served with fresh berries!
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!
Ranch dressing is an essential part of being Minnesotan. I loved it growing up, so now I make a healthier one with a tofu base! The tofu acts as a blank canvas that can be transformed into something just as delicious as traditional ranch dressing! My favorite way to serve this is with a crisp romaine salad, but it is really good with any raw veggies for dipping or drizzling over them!
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!
It is fun to make your own Easter candy at home, and that way you know exactly what goes into it! One of my favorites growing up was raspberry cream truffle eggs, so I like to make my own healthier version now! These are always a big hit at Easter, and they happen to be vegan and gluten free!
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!
If you are looking for a hearty, healthy and delicious soup to serve for St. Patrick’s Day, this one is it! It is so packed with fiber thanks to the kale and cabbage, the butterbeans give it protein, and it has potatoes to give it a comforting quality. This is so good served with some crusty bread on the side! It is easy to make, and even better reheated the next day when all of the flavors have had time to combine!
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!