Avocados are a powerhouse of healthy fats, which means they’re a great choice whenever you’re looking to fill your plate with something wholesome and sustaining. Just half an avocado contains 10 grams of monounsaturated fat and 2 grams of polyunsaturated fat, both of which are important for heart, brain, and blood health.
Lentils are the littlest member of the legume family. Even if they’re small, they’re mighty, rocking many health benefits. Just 1 cup contains 18 grams protein, 15 grams fiber, and an array of minerals, particularly iron and folate.
There are some weeknights when dinner has to be fast and familiar. No trying out that new recipe, no dinnertime acrobatics. On those nights, it’s a backpocket recipe you’re reaching for—one you pretty much make with your eyes closed.
There are roughly a zillion healthy cookbooks hitting the market every day, and it’s part of our job at Clean Plates to sift through them and bring you some of the best.
The last—and we mean last—thing you need after tackling your to-do list and making dinner on a typical weekday is a sink full of dishes. We’re right there with you. So we gathered up some favorite easy vegetarian dinners you can make in one vessel, be it baking sheet, skillet, pot, what have you, so you can eat, clean up and get busy relaxing for the rest of the night.
It’s noon, and you’re starving—but your to-do list is insane and it’s not going to accomplish itself. We got you. Here are some lightning-fast healthy lunches you can put together and put away in 20, so you can get on with your day.
We always want to cook crowd-pleasing, chef-worthy food, easily and effortlessly—but especially in the summer. #Goals, right?
Veggie maven Deborah Madison gives us this beautiful asparagus and arugula dish from her new book In My Kitchen (published by Ten Speed Press).
Sprightly with caramelized onions and grapefruit, this salad will make a perfect meal with a sprouted grain bread, or a great side salad.
A mix of ingredients lightly drizzled in a tahini dressing equals a bowlful of goodness
A tamari-maple syrup dressing enhances the saltiness of the sardines and the piquant fennel, all supporting spinach and avocado.
A salmon bowl that trumps all others, with chickpeas, feta, radish and lettuce. With a great balance of fiber, omega-3s, and calcium, this salad will certainly be a staple.
Grass-fed steaks with goat cheese and broccoli make a hearty dinner any time of year.
Eat like Tom Brady and Bob Harper; why it pays to be an Early Bird; and heart-healthy foods to load up on.
This ginger kombucha vinaigrette is sure to reenergize your salad game.
This broccoli salad is best eaten the day of but the good news is you won’t be able to stop yourself from eating the entire thing!
Spice up your salad routine with a beet salad from Chef Mette Williams of Culina.
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.
Make your salad much more egg-citing
When it comes to salads, a little extra on top can go a long way to turn a pile of raw greens and vegetables…
The new Love & Lemons Cookbook fires us up with a Balsamic Grilled Radicchio Salad
Jeanine Donofrio’s new release, The Love & Lemons Cookbook: An Apple-to-Zucchini Celebration of Impromptu Cooking ($35) has enough punchy graphics, fresh food photos and creative recipes to give your familiar routine a major spark of inspiration.
Greet the greens of spring with these easy warm salad ideas
Warm salads offer the ideal mix of temperature and texture and coax the best flavors out of spring’s nutritious greens.
Using lemon and orange peels in your food will brighten flavors and boost your immune system
Try these easy ways to use the whole orange.
Mason jars make attractive and versatile serving and packing tools
Make a delicious to-go salad with this easy trick.