Zucchini Noodles with Avocado Sauce

A super quick and easy recipe, these "noodles" will inspire your tastebuds to add into your weekly meal-planning rotation! Made with only 6 mouth-watering ingredients: Zucchini, Lemon Juice, Avocado, Cherry Tomatoes, Pine Nuts and fresh Basil. Zucchini is one of the easiest vegetables to make "pasta" with using Spiralizer. Also, known as "Summer Squash", Zucchini promotes antioxidant, blood sugar regulation, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, prostate health, and anti-cancer benefits. Paired with zesty lemon, vibrant tomatoes, creamy avocado, earthy pine nuts, and revitalizing basil, this recipe indulges the hungriest appetites and keeps you feeling full and satisfied.

Thai Ginger Kale Goodness

Kale is a powerhouse green leafy superfood loaded with Vitamin K, A, and C. Its natural crunchiness is blended with aromatic Thai flavors of creamy coconut, spicy ginger, and zesty lime to liven the dish and have you thinking you just ordered out at your favorite Thai restaurant. Coconut milk helps increase the bioavailability of kale’s fat-soluble vitamins, while the natural sweetness and the brightness of lime help eliminate kale’s natural bitterness. Baby bella mushrooms and garbanzo beans boost cancer-protective properties and complete the protein and phytonutrient balance of this dish. Can be made as a meatless-monday (or any day) meal or served as a side dish. It's a breeze to create and one that will have you craving its flavors on a weekly basis.

Lemon Tahini Dressing

Spoon this tangy dressing over cooked broccoli, green beans, salad or poached fish. Tahini is a paste made from ground, hulled sesame seeds used in North African, Greek, Iranian, Turkish, and Middle Eastern cuisine. Tahini is served as a dip on its own or as a major component of hummus. Not only are sesame seeds an excellent source of copper and a very good source of manganese, but they are also a good source of calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin B1, zinc, molybdenum, selenium, and dietary fiber. I often use it instead of mayo on sandwiches and dip my crunchy veggies into it as a quick snack.

Lip-Smacking Technicolor Root Salad

Vibrant Method Test Kitchen “Perfected Recipe” sourced from Healthy Mind Cookbook.

A full color array on display of orange, purple, green, and yellows. Beets and Carrots are the key player here. Iron-rich beets contain natural elements which the body turns into nitric oxide which in turn expands the walls of blood vessels and increases blood and oxygen flow to benefit the brain and other parts of the body. Some say beets are also an aphrodisiac! When preparing, your shredding disc on your food processor is your best friend. Makes this recipe a quick snap!

Rice and Shine Breakfast Bowl

Vibrant Method Test Kitchen “Original Recipe”.

Similar to oatmeal, or more specifically oat bran, this delicious high-protein breakfast feels like a warm hug and packs a nutrient-rich punch. Its a perfect blend of wholesome protein with a hint of sweetness from banana and blueberries. Loaded with omega-rich nuts for optimal brain health. This breakfast bowl is the ultimate comfort food to kick start an active day.

Wild Rice Asparagus Salad with Walnut Lemon Dressing

A main-dish salad is a perfect destination for grains. Tossed with a vinaigrette, a selection of vegetables and herbs, perhaps some walnuts to add crunch and flavor, and you've got all you need for the center of your plate. I love the contrast of textures and colors in this salad. The wild rice is earthy, the brown rice nutty, and both are chewy in different ways. Walnuts and walnut oil not only add perfect complementary flavor and crunch, but also contribute omega-3 fatty acids to the mix. You can make this up to a day ahead, but don't add the asparagus, parsley, and herbs until shortly before serving, because their colors will fade. I usually cook a few servings of wild or brown rice each week and toss cooked leftovers in soups and salads to save time in the kitchen.

Autumn Apple Pie Protein Shake

A delicious, feel good smoothie packed with nutrient-dense superfoods to warm your soul and nourish your body for an energizing boost. Excellent for breakfast, before a workout, or an afternoon pick-me-up treat. You'll swear it tastes like a rich piece of apple cinnamon pie. One sip and you’ll be adding this to your weekly breakfast rotation. It’s also the perfect “snack” when feeling a need for an afternoon sweet treat! Superfood Brand recommendation links are listed below.