We recently scoured the frozen foods aisle to find the cleanest veggie burgers out there, from the classic brands that have been around for ages to the new kids on the block. Then we put them to the test to find out which ones best satisfied our cravings. Here’s how it went.
If you think the words ‘healthy’ and ‘celebration’ shouldn’t exist in the same sentence, we get it. But this party cake recipe from Ambitious Kitchen delivers the best of both worlds. It’s perfectly moist and decadent, but its ingredient list is 100% feel-good.
Pasta salad is a classic summertime staple for outdoor barbecues and beach days. If you’re looking for something lighter than the heavy, mayo-rich, refined pasta versions, these 5 recipes are mayo-free and gluten-free.
A rice salad with fresh veggies, herbs and lemon vinaigrette—it’s a total crowd pleaser. Make one that’s even more delicious and healthier with your secret weapon: RightRice.
So, you want some noodles, but you have celiac, or you’re gluten intolerant. You could reach for a gluten-free pasta made from corn or rice—but they’re high in carbohydrates, and research shows they can cause blood sugar to leap even higher than wheat-based noodles. Bean pastas to the rescue!
Muffins, cookies, quick breads—just because you’ve gone gluten-free (or paleo) doesn’t mean you have to give up the baked goods you love. Grab one of these 5 grain-free flours, preheat your oven and get ready to enjoy healthier versions of your fave treats.
Recipe by Carly Stein BIO: Carly Stein is the founder and CEO of Beekeeper’s Naturals, which is focused on superfoods from the hive and dedicated to saving the bees. Carly is committed to using her company as a platform to raise funding for the bee cause and promoting sustainable practices.
So. Many. Snacks. Sometimes it feels like you need a PhD in nutrition just to pick a good, healthy one. Ready for a shortcut?
Parents: Are you already sick of playing the back-to-school snack tug-of-war with your kids, where they want a treat and you want them to eat something with good nutrition and no added sugar?
Homemade soup is one of our favorite foods any time of year. It may not be top of mind during the sweltering summer months—unless it’s a refreshing chilled soup, of course.
In this week’s health news, which diet alleviates depression and why going gluten-free can be dangerous.
Hanging for the holidays with vegan, gluten-free, low-sugar and Paleo eaters? What do you feed them? We have the answers
These sweet and savory recipes will bring eaters with every kind of diet-restriction—vegan, Paleo, gluten-free or sugar-free—holiday joy.
You’ll be surprised how tasty Brussels Sprouts leaves are on their own when separated from their heads. Try this awesome winter salad soon!
This tomato sauce is for making when plum tomatoes are at their peak, when the flavor of the fruit shines through, and all that is needed is quality olive oil, fresh garlic, salt, pepper and a bit of time. Sweet basil, freshly sliced at the last minute, is more than welcome but not necessary.
A little bit of a twist on the flavors and textures of carrot cake, this is a full-flavored, cinnamon-laced bread. Enjoy it as a tea cake or occasional morning treat. This recipe is from The Clean Plates Cookbook ($17; Running Press) by Jared Koch with Jill Silverman Hough.
This gluten-free, all-veggie “lasagna” uses thin slices of marinated raw zucchini instead of pasta to separate its slow-cooked, tender layers of grilled eggplant and grape tomatoes with rich and creamy Burrata. Serve at room temperature as a main course with grilled bread or as an appetizer before a very light dinner.
This simple vegetarian dish began with the idea of a deconstructed pesto: Sliced tomatoes, crisp-tender wax beans and baby arugula take on new meaning when drizzled with excellent olive oil gently infused with young garlic and topped with slivered sweet basil and roasted pine nuts. This pairs well with the Grilled Chicken with Ruby Plum Compote.
Snack smart with these almond-flour crackers
Finding a cracker that’s both healthier and delicious isn’t as easy as it’s cracked up to be…
Making chocolate cake can be time-consuming, but this gluten-free mix makes it easy peasy
When you want to bake a cake at home, conventional store-bought mixes are awfully tempting…
A soylike sauce without the soy for the Paleo crowd
Prepare to clear a space in your fridge door: It’s time to meet coconut amines. With its dark hue…
Organic, non GMO energy bars that will make you say, "Yes, please, can I have some more?"
For clean eaters like us, the holiday season involves a lot of saying “no.” No to the sugar…
Beaming, the superfood cafe, is more than just smoothies and juice
Not to get all hippie-dippie, but do you ever feel like every electron in your body is vibrating…
Peganism is the new eating philosophy, combining the Paleo and vegan movements
At first glance, the tenets of the Paleo and vegan movements seem to be diametrically opposed…
Try Goodbites for organic, vegan, gluten-free treats
Goodbites’ addictive snacks are made using a short list of wholesome, raw and nutritious ingredients.
The surprising versatility of veggies
We love this new line of vegetable yogurts created by chef Dan Barber and his team at New York’s Blue Hill restaurants…
Got extra guests coming, or need to whip up a dish in a hurry? Check out these fast recipe videos for the holidays or any time!
For the newbie or the advanced gluten-free diet
Going gluten-free, or just want a more nutritious alternative to plain pasta? Try these non-whole wheat alternatives…
These festive treats get a gluten-free update
What’s better than a jelly donut? How about one that’s made with more nutritious oil, sweetener and flour? Check out our special recipe.
No gluten, no problem for Vermont-based bread company Against the Grain
Against the Grain leaves grain out entirely, replacing it with excellent, fresh, locally produced ingredients—like fresh mozzarella cheese.
This gluten-free, vegan apple tart is the perfect Thanksgiving dessert
Clean Plates is delighted to offer our readers a scrumptious series of healthful, delicious and nutritious side dishes for Thanksgiving, ideal for contributing to the holiday table or combining for a luscious, plant-based meal.
This organic cereal wants to give your breakfast a gluten-, additive- and preservative-free update
Rise and shine! Whether it’s a healthy breakfast you’re in search of or just a wholesome snack, Vigilant Eats Superfood Oat-Based Cereal is fueling the food revolution in more ways than one…
Frosted or not, this carrot cake is a tasty, feel-good dessert
Contributor Nick Oddo shared his delicious Gluten-Free Carrot Cake recipe: Serve it simple and unadorned or with a quick vanilla whipped cream frosting. Either way, the greatest ingredients are love and positive energy.