There’s nothing like a creamy, dreamy dish of homemade mac and cheese — unless, of course, you’re vegan or dairy doesn’t do your body good. But thanks to this out-of-the-box recipe, anyone can enjoy this childhood favorite. Instead of cheddar, it’s made with cauliflower “cheeze,” cleverly blended from fresh florets, nutritional yeast and almond milk to mimic the smooth texture and savory-sweet taste of dairy cheese.
Category: Vitacost Recipes
Easy, healthy and delicious recipes compiled from Vitacost foodie bloggers and nutritionists.
Yes, you can have chunks of chocolate without becoming a chunky monkey. Just be smart about your indulgence. What to look for in a guilt-free, chocolate chip cookie: chunks of dark chocolate (not that wimpy-tasting milk stuff), pure and alcohol-free vanilla flavoring, monounsaturated fats and significant fiber and protein to reduce the sugar-bomb effect. With the right ingredients on hand, you’ll have these too-good-to-be-true treats ready in 10 minutes. Read more →
Just as hearty yet more wholesome than traditional red versions, this white bean chili is loaded with lean turkey, fresh veggies and a heaping helping of cannellinis. A type of white kidney bean, cannellinis have a mild, nutty flavor and cook up tender and creamy—perfect for a warm, stew-like dish that combines the different textures and complementary tastes of vegetables and meat. Spoon in a dollop of Greek yogurt for a touch of cooling contrast to the spicy green chiles.
There’s something about the word “cookie” that makes us smile. Memories of childhood, perhaps, when our biggest worry focused on which cookie to choose from Grandma’s cookie jar? But we don’t always have time to bake in our busy adult lives — and we also don’t want to resort to grabbing processed products at the store. Here’s the solution: no-bake cookie bars. This wholesome recipe is beyond simple, and better yet, it can be customized with your favorite dried fruits and berries, nuts or nut butters.
Don’t feel left out when dessert time rolls around. This brownie is the bomb, and it won’t derail your bodybuilding diet. Besides an avalanche of chocolate cheat flavor, you get 78 solid grams of protein from Six Star professional-strength whey powder, plus 6 additional grams from a large egg. To save you the math, that’s 84 total grams. The best part? You don’t even have to turn on the oven.
The French have le macaron, the crunchy, pastel-colored sandwich cookies you see in the most upscale bakeries. Though tasty, they’re nothing like an American macaroon. You know the macaroon as a light-and-airy coconut delight. But this recipe has even more pride than that with its cherry-pie-like flavor which is baked to perfection and then dipped into dark chocolate. Read more →
Spring is almost here, and what a great time to start adding in more cooling, refreshing foods, especially if you’ve been cooped up all winter. While getting back outdoors sounds appealing, spring is the season when pollen and other irritants fill the air, triggering allergies for many people. To ward of sniffles and sneezes, try drinking a glass of green juice daily, or even a few times a week. Packed with nutrients, it’s an easy (and delicious!) was to flood your immune system with supportive nutrients so you’re armed when allergens start to fly.
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