Kale Salad with Garlic Croutons
20 mins
10 Ingredients
5 Steps

Tired of the same old boring salads? Try substituting kale for your usual greens! This leafy superfood is packed full of vitamins and nutrients, and since it’s only 33 calories a cup, you won’t sweat going for seconds. This salad, with its homemade dressing and croutons, is a healthy eater’s dream. You can even try adding in quinoa if you’re in need of more protein for the day!

One of the adored vegetables we grow on our farm is cauliflower. We won’t be harvesting ours anytime soon, but the majority of the farms in our valley are already enjoying the fruits of this magnificent vegetable. I was so excited to receive some, and of course I had to make a salad with it. With a homemade dressing so you know exactly what’s in there, this meal isn’t just an explosion of flavor—it’s beyond healthy, too!

55 mins
19 Ingredients
5 Steps

The greatest part about this recipe is that you can make do with whatever vegetables you have. It’s completely customizable! The dressing of vinegar, mustard and herbs is also open-ended, meaning this whole recipe is just a guideline. Want to use zucchini instead of avocado? Go for it! Only have feta cheese? No big deal. Virtually any healthy food will fit this dish, so go crazy!

10 mins
15 Ingredients
4 Steps
10 mins
12 Ingredients
3 Steps

Nothing beats a meal that takes mere minutes to put together, especially on busy weekdays. Depending on the occasion, this delicious and gluten-free recipe can be used as an on-the-go main dish, or a side dish with fish or chicken. Simply combine everything in a large bowl, garnish with feta and oregano, and voilà! However you choose to enjoy it, this is a summer dish the whole family will love.

1 hrs 10 mins
13 Ingredients
5 Steps

This salad is a bit more hands-on than some of the other grain-based dishes in this book, but it makes up for it in flavor. When grilled, in-season eggplants reveal their rich silky and natural sweetness. Plus, this delicious base is high in antioxidants, which protect your cells from damage! Here they shine in a simple but aromatic salad with hearty farro grains. Fresh and dried mint add layers of flavor, and the entire combination comes together effortlessly. Keep this recipe on hand for when you really need a lunchtime showstopper.

15 mins
10 Ingredients
3 Steps

Quinoa and pine nuts contribute crunch to this salad, while corn adds just a pinch of something sweet. A simple dish for summer lunches, Quick Balsamic Quinoa Salad can also be served with grilled chicken for a light dinner. The dressing is low in calories but still delicious—in my world, there’s nothing better than a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar with a dash of salt and pepper.

1 hrs 10 mins
12 Ingredients
6 Steps

Roasting shrimp in the oven while the bulgur cooks, makes for a quick preparation and retains all the flavor of the shrimp (unlike boiling, where some of the taste is lost to the water). I always keep a bag of shrimp in my freezer to have on hand for this recipe—just thaw before roasting. Although I like this salad warm, the cold leftovers make an excellent lunch for work the next day.

30 mins
12 Ingredients
4 Steps

Quinoa is one of my favorite grains for breakfast, lunch or dinner. I am a quinoa fanatic. It has a roasted flavor and a slightly chewy texture that make it excellent alone or in a salad like this. For an even more satisfying meal, you can also add scrambled eggs on top! Quinoa tabbouleh is a modern twist on the traditional Middle Eastern dish known as tabbouleh. This version replaces the traditional bulgur wheat with quinoa, a nutritious and protein-rich grain-like seed. Quinoa tabbouleh offers a gluten-free alternative and adds a nutty flavor and slightly chewy texture to the dish. To make quinoa tabbouleh, cooked quinoa is mixed with finely chopped fresh parsley, mint, tomatoes, cucumbers, and green onions. The salad is then dressed with a tangy mixture of olive oil, lemon juice, and salt. This combination of ingredients creates a vibrant and refreshing salad that is packed with fresh flavors and vibrant colors. Quinoa tabbouleh is not only delicious but also nutritious, as quinoa is a good source of protein, fiber, and various vitamins and minerals. It can be served as a side dish, a light meal on its own, or as part of a mezze platter. The dish is often enjoyed in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine and has gained popularity as a healthy and flavorful alternative to traditional tabbouleh.

35 mins
16 Ingredients
4 Steps

This bowl is a perfect weekday meal because it is infinitely customizable. Consider the formula (vegetables + legumes + grains + tahini sauce) as a foundation and swap in your own favorite veggies, beans and grains to build your own soothing bowl of goodness. Fried eggplant with turmeric tahini is a delicious and flavorful dish that combines the earthy flavors of eggplant with the warm, aromatic spice of turmeric and the creamy richness of tahini. To make this dish, slices of eggplant are coated in a seasoned flour or breadcrumb mixture and then fried until golden and crispy. The turmeric tahini sauce is made by mixing tahini with lemon juice, garlic, turmeric, and water to create a smooth and creamy sauce with a vibrant yellow color. Once the eggplant is fried to perfection, it is served drizzled with the turmeric tahini sauce, creating a beautiful and delicious dish that is perfect as an appetizer, side dish, or even a main course. The combination of crispy eggplant and creamy tahini with the warm, earthy flavor of turmeric makes for a satisfying and flavorful dish that is sure to be a hit with anyone who loves Mediterranean or Middle Eastern cuisine.

1 hrs 36 mins
9 Ingredients
9 Steps

This strawberry jam tart is sure to please your taste buds! It features a layer of delicious, gooey strawberry jam atop a crunchy pie crust, finished with a layer of crumbled pie crust. The tart is simple yet impressive.

35 mins
2 Ingredients
5 Steps

It is very simple to make, and any day can be a celebration! All you need is a box of cake mix and food coloring. There are many ways to decorate!

Pumpkin Buttermilk Waffles
Total Time: 30 mins

My family loves making homemade waffles on weekends, and when we want something different, we use this pumpkin-pie-spiced recipe. These whole-wheat pumpkin waffles are fulfilling, and won't let you hungry. They're simple to make from scratch, and buying a mix will no longer be necessary! Try them with pure maple syrup for a tasty Autumn breakfast.

These pancakes with blueberries and bananas are a nutritious and tasty breakfast that will give your body all the vitamins and nutrients it requires! The preparation is simple, and the recipe yields a large amount while also serving as a wonderful fruit-based beginning to your day.

Total Time: 45 mins

These scrambled eggs with a spicy twist are perfect to start the day. You will love the creamy texture of the eggs that melt in your mouth and the curry's pungent flavor, which keeps you craving more. This recipe is an outstanding source of high-quality protein and antioxidants. Top it off with chopped tomatoes and basil to add a sophisticated touch to your dish. Leave dull scrambled eggs in the past and add some zest to your breakfast routine with Curry Scrambled Eggs!

Total Time: 15 mins

Quinoa is one of my favorite grains for breakfast, lunch or dinner. I am a quinoa fanatic. It has a roasted flavor and a slightly chewy texture that make it excellent alone or in a salad like this. For an even more satisfying meal, you can also add scrambled eggs on top! Quinoa tabbouleh is a modern twist on the traditional Middle Eastern dish known as tabbouleh. This version replaces the traditional bulgur wheat with quinoa, a nutritious and protein-rich grain-like seed. Quinoa tabbouleh offers a gluten-free alternative and adds a nutty flavor and slightly chewy texture to the dish. To make quinoa tabbouleh, cooked quinoa is mixed with finely chopped fresh parsley, mint, tomatoes, cucumbers, and green onions. The salad is then dressed with a tangy mixture of olive oil, lemon juice, and salt. This combination of ingredients creates a vibrant and refreshing salad that is packed with fresh flavors and vibrant colors. Quinoa tabbouleh is not only delicious but also nutritious, as quinoa is a good source of protein, fiber, and various vitamins and minerals. It can be served as a side dish, a light meal on its own, or as part of a mezze platter. The dish is often enjoyed in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine and has gained popularity as a healthy and flavorful alternative to traditional tabbouleh.

Total Time: 30 mins

This recipe for sausage and egg casserole uses tater tots instead of bread, making it a delicious breakfast option.

Total Time: 1 hrs 40 mins

What to serve at a party, not only to please guests with delicious dishes, but also not to serve yourself for many hours in the kitchen before and during the event? We suggest making blue cheese muffins - a dish that perfectly meets the above conditions.

Total Time: 50 mins

This meal blends an array of cultures for a scrumptious and nutritious dish. It includes maple syrup from Canada, sweet potatoes from Latin America, and Greek yogurt from Greece. The preparation is uncomplicated and speedy, and it's also very healthy. The sweet potatoes are a hearty, nourishing root vegetable, brimming with fiber and antioxidants that safeguard your body against free radical harm while also benefiting the bowel, heart, and brain. No matter where you're from, you have no reason not to try this meal for your next breakfast.

Total Time: 1 hrs 5 mins

Sleepyheads will love waking up to the warm, delicious scent of cinnamon. This simple overnight dish can be made easily by chopping up a variety of fruits, such as apples, apricots, cranberries, and dates, and adding them to the slow cooker with seven-grain hot cereal. Let everything cook together, and voila! Serve this tasty hot cereal plain, or add Greek yogurt, bananas, or sliced berries on top.

Total Time: 7 hrs 5 mins

A tasty breakfast dish that offers incredible health benefits, this Slow-Cooked Apple Cobbler is perfect for large groups. It's loaded with berries, which are some of the healthiest and most delicious foods around, packed with antioxidants and nutrients like iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and vitamin K. Berries are truly superfoods. As with many recipes in this book, this dish can also be enjoyed as a healthy dessert, instead of cookies or ice cream.

Total Time: 8 hrs 5 mins