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Avocado Toast – The Kitchn

How to Make Perfect Scrambled Eggs – Food 52

Spinach Feta Breakfast Wraps – The Kitchn

Veggie Quinoa Breakfast Bowl – Reclaiming Provincial


Banana Split with Yogurt and Jam – The Kitchn (look for jams sweetened only with fruit juice such as bionaturæ ®)

Breakfast Cookies – Pamela Salzman (sugar, flour, and egg free)

Date-Sweetened Banana Bread – Pamela Salzman

Overnight Oats in Yogurt – In a small bowl, mix 1/2 cup oats with enough yogurt mixed with milk to fully soak the oats. Mix in nuts, fresh or dried fruit, and cinnamon or jam and leave it in the fridge overnight. Ready to eat in the morning!

Overnight Steel Cut Oats – Pamela Salzman – cook briefly at night and leave to rest overnight for an effortless breakfast. Steel cut oats have a lower glycemic index and will keep you satiated longer.

The Possibilities of Oatmeal! Are you familiar with them all? Classic stove-top, warming baked, refreshing overnight, and even oatmeal pancakes. Keep it exciting by trying all the different types! For a list of creative recipes for these different cooking methods, check out The Oatmeal Artist’s website.

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins – Pamela Salzman


Butternut Squash Burrito Bowls – Love and Lemons

Chickpea, Tomato and Bread Soup – Yotam Ottolenghi (Delicious without bread added too, just reduce the amount of liquid. Make the night before for a simple lunch to pack).

Collard Wraps with Carrot Hummus – Love and Lemons

Deb’s Kale Salad with Apple, Cranberries, and Pecans – Cookie & Kate

Hummus – Smitten Kitchen

Mason Jar Chickpea, Farro and Greens Salad (& Lunch Packing Tips!) – Cookie & Kate

Rainbow Spring Rolls with Ginger Peanut Sauce – The Minimalist Baker

Quinoa Tabbouleh – Bon Appétit


Baked Falafel Burgers – The Minimalist – would be great on a salad

Balsamic Marinated Portobello Burgers – Serious Eats

Cauliflower Mac and Cheese – Love and Lemons

Eggplant Un-Parmesan – Mark Bittman – a lighter version of the beloved eggplant parmesan. You can also cook millet and add that on top instead of breadcrumbs.

Kabocha Squash Risotto – Bon Appétit – can omit pine nuts (expensive) or replace with something else and it is still delicious

Lemon and Rosemary Marinated Grilled Halibut – Food Network – feel free to use another thick white fish, but check out Food and Water Watch’s Smart Seafood Guide for the most sustainable options that are safest for your health

Miso Sweet Potato and Broccoli Bowl – Smitten Kitchen – add an egg or meat for more protein

More-Vegetable-Less-Egg Frittata – Mark Bittman

Roast Chicken Parts – Mark Bittman – Ever wonder how to cook a whole chicken? Here is an easy way to do so. You can get whole chickens locally at Blue Moon Farm, among other farms which you can find here.

Sizzling Chicken Fajitas – Smitten Kitchen

Smoky Beet Burgers – Sprouted Kitchen

Three Bean Veggie Chili – MyRecipes – great as is, but feel free to add more veggies or shredded cooked turkey if you would like


All About Salads – Martha Stewart – recipes for classic favorites as well as creative new combinations

Cauliflower (in the shape of) Couscous – The Kitchn – genius!

How to Cook Perfect Millet Every Time – The Kitchn


Baked Oatmeal Snack Bars – Kath Eats Real Food

Broccomole – Domestic Fits

Cheese and Fruit Kebabs – put little chunks of cheese on toothpicks with fruit such as grapes or berries for a fun snack for kids

Guacamole Quinoa – Food 52

Mini Cauliflower Pizza Bites – Dashing Dish – for a healthier snack, sub veggies for the pepperoni

Nut Butter Boats – try the classic “ants on a log:” celery with nut butter topped with raisins, or change it up by subbing the raisins for almonds or the celery sticks for apple slices

Sara’s Granola Bars – Food 52

Simple Baba Ganoush – The Minimalist Baker – try this Mediterranean eggplant dip!

Spinach Dip – Cuisinicity – healthier spinach dip recipe using yogurt

-Themed Snacks- 

Creative and Healthy Fun Food – ideas for the holidays

String Cheese Snowman – great alternative to candy/sweets for kids at holiday parties

For more ideas, check out Leanne Brown’s fantastic cookbook “Good and Cheap,” which is based on flexible meals that only cost ~$4 per day. Her cookbook is available for free pdf download on her website: