Thyme-Scented Fennel and Leek Soup

A luscious spring soup that's dairy-free, vegan, and can be enjoyed by people with nut allergies. Pumpkin seeds are the super star of this recipe. By lightly toasting and pureeing them, you can create a light but creamy soup with subtle nutty undertones, which everyone can eat. Pumpkin seeds have long been valued as a source of the mineral zinc. They benefit your heart, liver and immune system, help fight diabetes, and offer unique benefits for men’s prostate health and women’s relief of menopause symptoms as well. This rich and creamy soup is loaded with layers of flavor - also outstanding served chilled, enjoy!!

Warm Mushroom, Edamame & Kale Salad

A super quick, delicious, easy, healthy and filling salad. Edamame beans are high in fiber, ultimately beneficial for your digestion, protein and antioxidants intake. Kale is rich in iron which is essential for the formation of hemoglobin, to help transport oxygen around in the blood, and is also high in fiber. Mushrooms are the only fruit or vegetable which as vitamin D, which we usually only obtain from the sun or correct form of D3 supplements – great now when it is winter and we don’t get enough sunlight. Mushrooms also boost the immune system and have been researched for cancer prevention and treatments.

Savory Braised Red Cabbage

Poor cabbage has a bad rap and I can’t figure out why. Prepared this way, it’s savory and delicious—a fabulous side dish. Loaded with Vitamins K, C, and B6, red cabbage is superior to pale green cabbage in added nutritional benefits and its robust hearty flavor. The purple anthocyanin pigments lend to dietary antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, and disease preventative benefits. Its beneficial for compromised digestive tracts, and good for cardiovascular support. Paired with savory caraway seeds which lend to an aromatic anise-like flavor (think rye bread) and tangy apple cider vinegar, you'll wonder why it took you so long to fall in love with braised cabbage. Excellent veggie dish to compliment red meat or poultry and a side of complex grains like brown rice, quinoa, buckwheat, or amaranth.

Garlic Mushroom Bok Choy

The easiest, healthiest, and best veggie dish with bok choy, mushroom and garlic. 3 ingredients + 8 minutes prep time+ 2 minutes cook time. Done! No sweat, and only one pan to clean. Bok choy is crisp, refreshing, nutritious, and the leafy green leaves are loaded with vitamin C. Mushroom is always good, a great protein source so you don’t have to eat meat. Plus, mushroom makes everything better because it contains glutamic acid, a natural, non-chemical version of MSG that makes everything “umami-licious.” You can use any kinds of mushrooms—white, cremini, oyster, enoki, buna, shitake, baby bellas, portobellas, king trumpet mushrooms, etc. All you need for the seasoning is a pinch of salt and you will have a wonderfully tasty veggie dish that goes well with just about anything. If you want to amp it up a notch with additional savory umami flavor, splash in a dash of liquid Coconut Aminos or wheat/gluten free Tamari - both are an excellent substitution for Soy Sauce (which I don't recommend). Feel free to top this off with

Roasted Mushroom and Green Bean Farro Salad

A complete meal packed with savory flavor and essential nutrients. The flavor combination of green beans and mushrooms pair well together. Roasting vegetables seems to concentrate their flavors and make them even tastier. Farro is a really nice whole grain due to its earthy nuttiness and the chewy texture. For folks who are eating gluten-free, you can use brown rice instead or substitute for quinoa, amaranth or buckwheat. The balsamic vinaigrette and feta brighten this dish with the perfect acidity. An excellent vegetable side dish everyone is sure to love!

Rice Pasta Salad with Avocado and Lime-Basil Aioli

The creamy, zesty, refreshing, Avocado aioli salad dressing transforms this basic pasta salad into the ultimate crowd-pleaser. Avocados are an ideal ingredient to lend a rich and buttery flavor as well as satisfy feelings of indulgence and fullness. They are loaded with a wide variety of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients (manganese, vitamin C, and vitamin E, as well as phytonutrients like unique carotenoids, flavonoids, and phytosterols). The tangy lime and basil combination pair well with blood-sugar supportive peas and heart-healthy carrots, which serve a significant source of vitamin A and biotin for healthy eyesight and youthful skin. This scrumptious dish is ideal for a quick weeknight salad or main course. Feel free to add in more types of crunchy veggies to improve the nutritional content as desired.

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.

Avocado and Mango Salad

This Mexican-inspired mango and avocado salad comes together in just 20 minutes, making it perfect for a summery weeknight meal or "company" food. The flavor combination of mango's tropical burst, avocado's creamy decadence, and the rich smokey spice of cumin and chili powders makes this a "must-bring" to any social event. Consider this hot, tart, tangy, and sweet! (ps. Vibrant Method recommends swapping out Agave Nectar for real, raw Honey).

Healthy Avocado Egg Salad

Vibrant Method “Approved Recipe” sourced from The Roasted Root.

FACT: Fat burns fat, so don't be afraid! Studies show the cholesterol in eggs is NOT linked to heart disease. The yolk is rich with brain and vision support nutrients like fat soluble vitamins A, D, E and K as well as all the carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin. The choline in eggs helps your body metabolize fat for energy. In addition, the high-octane monounsaturated fat in avocado is a healthy fat that helps lower bad cholesterol and also boosts your metabolism. Nothing like a little quality fat to help you burn fat!

Spring Asparagus & Fennel Sauté

Vibrant Method “Approved Recipe” sourced from Recipe to Nourish.

Nothing says SPRING like ASPARAGUS! These beautiful green spears are abundant in all grocery stores during the spring months. At home, I prepare asparagus a few times a week during peak season. Asparagus is known to be excellent for supporting the kidneys + helps support digestion. It’s a great source of folate + vitamins A, B6, C, E and K. It has antioxidants + supports natural cellular health. Its also perfect for weight management due to its Inulin content. Since it does not have a long shelf life, it is important to store bottoms sitting in water {like in a mason jar} or wrapped with a damp, clean kitchen towel to help keep it fresh.

Asparagus Broccolini Salad with Zesty Pine Nut Dressing

Vibrant Method “Approved Recipe” sourced from 101 Cookbooks.

A bright and colorful blend of healthy green vegetables tossed with a cheerful dressing to please the palette and immune system. Asparagus and Broccolini offer a multitude of phytonutrients for blood pressure, metabolic, blood sugar, and digestive support. Radishes are rich in folate, fiber, vitamin C, and potassium. A delectable salad for spring and summer entertaining, or to kick off your favorite week-night meal.