You’ll notice that this isn’t a huge list, which is intentional. I’m only including the recipes that are in my heavy rotation here - ones that I come back to week after week because they’re just the right combo of healthy, easy, and good. And you may also notice that a lot of them come from Simply Real Health and Real Food Whole Life, because both of them get that balance right in a lot in their recipes.
So understand that this is a short-but-sweet list of my heavy hitters, not a much longer list of mostly-okay stuff. Enjoy!
Easy Sweet Potato Muffins: I’d recommend making with oat flour (ground up oats) instead of almond flour
Turmeric Chia Pudding: make a few at once to meal prep
Everyday Green Smoothie: The easiest green smoothie recipe I’ve tried, which is totally beginner-friendly and can be easily adapted by adding different types of frozen fruit depending on your preferences
Honeydew-Mint Smoothie: Amazing combo for spring and summer
Banana Walnut Muffin Green Smoothie: the oats give this a tiny bit of a funky texture, but it tastes amazing
Lunch and dinner
The Best Chickpea Salad Ever: Try adding chopped peaches and fresh mozzarella in the summer, or swapping in apples and celery for the tomatoes and cucumber in the winter.
The Best White Bean Salad: I usually swap the red pepper for cherry tomatoes
Spinach, Pea and Parmesan Quinoa Bowls: Would recommend doubling or tripling this recipe to use for meal prepping
Crustless Veggie and Chicken Sausage “Pizza”: I don’t love sausage so I usually cook up and shred a couple of chicken breasts and add those in instead
Desserts, drinks and treats
Cookbooks and resources for recipes
I love this cookbook so much. Sarah’s recipes are what got me into cooking originally, and they’re a great combination of easy, healthy, and simple. (Get the hardcover version, not the kindle version, though.)
My favorite recipes from the book:
PB-Date green smoothie
Cherry green smoothie
Cinnamon green smoothie (especially for fall and winter)
Apple-Cinnamon morning quinoa
Italian tuna salad
Spiced black bean and sweet potato salad
Mint and white bean salad
Cashew pesto kale salad
Roasted nutmeg delicata squash
Roasted spiced cauliflower
There are so many good recipes available on the NY times cooking section. And it’s like, $40 a year. Totally worth it if you like to do your own research and have fun finding new recipes for yourself.
Some favorites I’ve made so far: