Who doesn't love a good ol' hummus to go dipping some freshly cut carrots in? This comes together in a jff and uses cannellini beans which are high in fiber, iron and protein instead of the classic chick peas this dish usually calls for, for an unexpected twist! The beans make this a bit creamier than your classic hummus. Give it a go, this recipe is sure to not disappoint.
Nothing beats a solid stuffed portobello. Once you find a good recipe for this, you hold onto it, earmark it, and make it every time that earthy craving for mushrooms comes along, or if they are on sale! And if you want to get all scientific on why portobellos? Why now? Here's some of their amazing nutritional benefits: they are chock full of three important B-complex vitamins: riboflavin for your red blood cells, niacin to keep your skin all silky smooth and keep your GI tract on track, and pantothenic acid. Panothenic acid helps your body with the release of energy from the macros in your food (protein, carbs, and fats). You can also play with this recipe based on what you are going for with what kind of cheese you want, go cheddar and add some salsa on top for a Mexican vibe, or add basil to the meat mixture and use mozarella to go more Italian. Lots of options here.
You can quickly throw swordfish steaks on a grill or pan sear and hop in the oven for an easy fish dish packed with protein. What really sells us here is this quick green sauce, made with a melody of herbs and spices that make this feel fancy even though it's a quickie meal to put together. Serve with an easy side of chopped salad, baked potato, or cauli rice and you're golden! This sauce would also taste great with chicken or shrimp.
Ooooh, the yummy falafel. We love chickpeas around here, but prefer our food NOT deep fried whenever possible. Using garbanzo bean powder and sauteing in a pan instead, you get all the goodness of the flavor of these falafel cuties, but not the totally stuffed feeling you get from the fried up version.