One Pot Zucchini Mushroom Pasta

The ultimate "one-pot wonder", this creamy, hearty pasta dish is the ideal answer to "What's for Dinner" when you don't have much time to cook. All you need is 20 min. There is absolute no pre-cooking or sautéing of any kind here. Simply throw everything into the pot, including the uncooked traditional pasta and that is it. Substitute heavy cream for goats's milk or full-fat coconut milk (the canned cooking type, not the beverage). Amp up the superfood elements by adding more veggies! NOTE: For a gluten-free option, cook rice pasta separately and rinse prior to topping with vegetable medley. Adjust the vegetable cooking liquid accordingly.

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.

Spinach Asparagus Pesto with Rice Pasta

Vibrant Method “Approved Recipe” sourced from Simply Recipes.

An ideal spring dish to prepare on the fly during a busy weeknight. Loaded with phytonutrients from the asparagus and spinach for your daily vegetable intake. Can be eaten alone on a meatless dinner night or served alongside sustainable wild-caught fish or your favorite meat course. Leftovers store well for lunch the next day - although there may not be any left! Any unused pesto can be stored in the freezer for later use when you are in a pinch for a quick sauce, defrosts well.

Fresh Asparagus Caesar Salad

Vibrant Method “Approved Recipe” sourced from A Food for Thought.

There’s something wonderfully exciting about seeing a recipe that completely changes the way you think about food. This is a new take on the classic Caesar salad using asparagus as the "greens". Classic caesar dressing incorporates anchovies (loaded with vitamin A, calcium, and potassium) as the main flavor component, however, if you are completely freaked out by the idea of having to chop up the little fillets, you can use a little Worcestershire sauce , but I think it’s better to go for the real deal. Your brain and eye-sight will thank you!

Easy Baked Eggs + French-Inspired Asparagus

If you like baked eggs and asparagus, you'll love this combination for a quick protein-rich breakfast or a speedy "breakfast for dinner" option. The key is to remember to set your eggs on the counter for a while and get them to room temperature - makes for better baking! You can dip gluten-free toast into the yolks for a whole-grain boost or add leftover cooked quinoa to the asparagus bake.

Chicken Sausage + Portobella Ragu over Creamy Polenta

One of my favorite ultimate comfort-dishes! Polenta serves as a gluten-free alternative grain topped with savory combination of chicken sausage, earthy baby bellas, and a bright tomato zing. Perfect for a weeknight dinner and sure to impress your guests at dinner parties. You can choose vegetarian sausage to make this vegetarian-friendly. I usually add a tablespoon of brain-healthy butter in the final polenta stir, because organic butter is a Vibrant Method approved brain food when used in moderation.