Quick Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken noodle soup is just the thing on chilly days or when you’re under the weather. This quick version takes just 30 minutes to prepare. Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 2 large carrots, chopped 1 rib celery, chopped 4 cups low-sodium chicken stock 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme Salt to taste 2...

Banana Beet Muffins

Beets may not be top of mind as a muffin ingredient, but they lend natural sweetness and beautiful color to these tasty gems. Ingredients 1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour 1/2 cup rolled oats 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 cup mashed...

Apple-stuffed Pumpkins

Two great harvest-time foods bake together for a comforting fall dessert. Buy the smallest mini-pumpkins you can find (about the size of a grapefruit), or substitute small sweet dumpling squash. Pumpkins become lush, edible bowls for apple pie filling, sweetened lightly with maple syrup. For a sweet finish, top with a dollop of whipped cream...

Gumbo

Gumbo is a Southern classic, a rich stew thickened with a roux, as well as the thickening properties of okra. Here you have the option to use rice flour, for a gluten-free roux, and frozen okra, which is easy to find year round. Ingredients 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour or white rice...

Cold Sesame Cucumber Noodles

Cool off with a bowl of curly cucumber “noodles,” coated in a tangy, savory tahini dressing. Use a spiralizer to make cukes into noodle shapes for a refreshing twist on sesame noodles. Pre-seasoned baked tofu adds a protein boost with minimal effort. Ingredients 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil 3 tablespoons rice vinegar 3...

Apple and Celery Stuffing

This version of a classic side features tart apple to wake up your palate, along with the classic flavor of celery and plenty of herbs. Ingredients 3/4 loaf whole wheat bread, cubed to make 8 cups (10 slices) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 4 stalks celery, chopped 1 medium carrot, quartered lengthwise...

Overnight Oats with Almond Butter and Fruit

Make breakfast a breeze with these tasty, healthy overnight oats. Ingredients 1 tablespoon almond butter 3/4 cup almond milk, or other milk 1 tablespoon chia or flax seeds 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 cup dried fruit or 1/2 cup fresh or frozen fruit Preparation In a pint jar or 1 1/2–2 cup...

Indian-spiced Pork with Roasted Veggies

Use a sheet pan to make a delicious Indian-inspired meal where the veggies and spiced pork bake in one pan. Pork tenderloin takes on a spicy crust, and the juices mingle with cauliflower and red onions. Ingredients 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon honey 1 teaspoon curry powder 1/2 teaspoon cumin...

Chimichurri Potato Salad

Ramp up your potato salad with a zingy, herby chimichurri sauce instead of a mayo-based dressing. Chimichurri is an Argentinian sauce, usually drizzled on grilled steaks, but it’s so bright and flavorful that it makes a perfect pairing with potatoes and other vegetables, too. Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds small potatoes, halved 3 cloves garlic, peeled and...

Paleo Sweet Potato Casserole

Brighten up your meal with this sweet potato side, accented with tart cranberries. Ingredients 3 large sweet potatoes (3 pounds) 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries 1 15 ounce can coconut milk, full fat 1 tablespoon maple syrup (optional) 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon allspice 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup whole...

Lemon-sage Foil-grilled Squash

Try this easy technique for making tender, roasted squash on the grill. A foil packet holds in the moisture from the squash so that it steams in its own juices, concentrating the sweet, earthy flavor. A sprinkle of lemon zest and black pepper makes this dish irresistible. Ingredients 4 cups butternut or other winter squash,...