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!

Slow-Cooked Apple Cobbler
Total Time: 8 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.

Who doesn't remember the Basic pancake made by their grandmother or mother with milk! They were absolutely delicious. Even though it seems impossible to replicate them, there are proven recipes available. While some people make pancakes with water or kefir, the classic recipe requires milk. It is best to choose natural, pasteurized milk with a shorter shelf life for this purpose. Simple milk pancakes can be served with various toppings, including sour cream, jam, and condensed milk.

Total Time: 30 mins

This delicious fried rice has high-quality steak and vegetables. It's more delicious and affordable compared to ordering food online.

Total Time: 25 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

Yogurt in a cup? Sounds like a grocery store item, but this is homemade with fresh fruit for food you control. Almond extract and honey add flavor without sacrificing nutrition. Plain low-fat yogurt has 415 milligrams of calcium per cup. Healthy calcium consumption can lower the chance of getting osteoporosis, a degenerative bone illness commonly seen in older people. Calcium also helps the nerves transmit signals, contracts and relaxes muscles, maintains a stable heart rate, and has a role in decreasing blood clotting.

Total Time: 10 mins

With just a few common ingredients, this salad can be prepared in 15 minutes, making it a perfect choice for any season. A tasty, easy, and healthy addition to your daily meals is the avocado and tomato salad.

Total Time: 15 mins

A smooth and decadent pasta meal that combines the tastes of autumn and the indulgence of a beloved Italian classic.

Total Time: 25 mins

Portobello mushrooms have great health benefits. They have selenium, a mineral with antioxidant properties that can help prevent colon, prostate, lung, bladder, skin, esophagus, and stomach cancer. They also have copper, which is needed to store iron, and potassium, which can lower blood pressure.

Total Time: 20 mins

If you haven't tasted quinoa, you're missing out! This small seed has plenty of fiber (even more than most cereals) and is gluten-free, making it ideal for those who are gluten intolerant. It's abundant in protein, containing all the necessary amino acids, and has a low glycemic index that helps to regulate blood sugar. This dish is great for breakfast, brunch, or even a late-night snack, and it's guaranteed to amaze your guests, leaving them with satisfied stomachs and healthy hearts. The crisp veggies add a sweet flavor that pairs nicely with the tangy vinegar and lemon juice.

Total Time: 45 mins