Shrimp Cocktail Stuffed Avocado

Shrimp cocktail is a crowd-pleasing finger food typically served as an appetizer. Shrimp Cocktail Stuffed Avocado is a light and refreshing recipe perfect for hot summer days and warm summer nights. Pair it with tortilla chips and a green salad for a quick and easy family meal. However, this shrimp cocktail is best served with … Continued

  • 4 Servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Calories: 268

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin Tops

When I need an easy, make ahead breakfast recipe for busy mornings, I think of these Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin Tops. Parents will appreciate they are free of added table sugar and kids will love the ooey gooey-chocolatey goodness in hand-held form. Plus, everyone will benefit from the nutritional value of bananas, gluten-free oats and … Continued

  • 8 Servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 16 mins
  • Calories: 254

Chopped Salad with Hearts of Palm, Garbanzo Beans and Avocado

Hearts of palm is harvested from certain palm tree species native to Central and South America. Fresh hearts of palm are highly perishable, so they are most widely available canned. They have a delicate, vegetable flavor and may be compared in taste to artichoke. Hearts of palm easily becomes the star ingredient when incorporated into … Continued

  • 4 Servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Calories: 274

Chocolate Chia Overnight Oats

Overnight oats is a nourishing and delicious make ahead breakfast to enjoy on busy mornings. This recipe has a little something extra with a rich and creamy layer of blended chocolate chia pudding. Chocolate lovers won’t be able to resist it! Top it off with fresh juicy berries and chopped pecans or almonds for that … Continued

  • 4 Servings
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Calories: 319

Kale and Mushroom Pasta

This pasta dish is earthy, savory and light. I used a gemelli shaped wheat pasta for this recipe, but you may use any type of pasta you prefer. Enjoy this recipe as a primi to a fish or meat course or as a meal all on its own.

  • 4 Servings
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Calories: 307

Sheet Pan Chicken Shawarma and Sweet Potato Bowls

There are three main components to these Sheet Pan Chicken Shawarma and Sweet Potato Bowls: 1) sheet pan-prepared shawarma chicken and veggies, 2) Whole Wheat Pita Chips and 3) a cucumber and tomato salad. These parts come together for a balanced meal that is delightful in flavor and interesting in texture.

  • 4 Servings
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Calories: 492

Veggie Chili

The addition of beans, vegan meat (I use Lightlife Smart Ground Plant-based Crumbles) and mushrooms along with tons of other vegetables make this vegan chili hearty and satisfying. It’s the perfect one pot meal for a cozy evening at home or a DIY chili bar for game day.

  • 6 Servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Calories: 422

Cardamom-Pomegranate Poached Pears with Yogurt

This recipe celebrates some of my favorite winter fruits. Pear, pomegranate and lemon shine in this breakfast that eats like a dessert. I like bosc pears for poaching, but any variety will work nicely.

  • 3 Servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Calories: 292

Chilaquiles Salsa Verde

Chilaquiles is a traditional Mexican breakfast dish made with corn tortillas and red or green sauce. This version uses tortilla chips from tortillas made with plant-based protein for an extra protein boost. You’ll love the combination of runny eggs, beans, green salsa and melty cheese.

  • 6 Servings
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Calories: 402

Delicata Squash Bread

Delicata squash, along with other winter squashes, is a harbinger of fall. It is creamy, sweet and delicious when cooked on its own. In this bread, is the star of the show adding beautiful color and flavor. If delicata is the star, then definitely the cardamom and ginger play a very important supporting role. You’re … Continued

  • 10 Servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 55 mins
  • Calories: 228
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