Whether a cold wind is blowing, a sleety rain falling or bone-chilling snow piling in the driveway, nothing warms you up like a bowl of homemade chicken soup. If you’re on a low-carb diet, you know that it can be tricky finding one that steers clear of pasta. This low-carb version is made with veggies rather than noodles for a diet-friendly and delicious dish.
Category: Vitacost Recipes
Easy, healthy and delicious recipes compiled from Vitacost foodie bloggers and nutritionists.
Someone broke your heart. You walked by a bakery. It’s three o’clock and you’re staring at a computer. Whatever it is that flips the switch, you want chocolate and you want it now! I have just the thing. No loco-cocoa craving can stand up to a mousse pie whipped with rich cacao powder and dark chocolate chips. Spread it into a homemade graham cracker crust, and in less than 10 minutes you’ll have a creamy, low-calorie treat. Now wipe the drool from your face and get to mixin’! Read more →
Why wait all week for a diet cheat day when you can savor something sweet, without the calorie and fat splurge, right now? Keep the mixing bowls and measuring cups in the cabinet. This melt-in-your-mouth, single-serve “cheat”—er, cheese—cake can be whipped up quickly in an ordinary mug. Add your favorite fruit for extra fiber, or keep it simple with just three ingredients for more authentic cheesecake flavor.
Getting out of bed is much easier when a tasty breakfast is on the table! Forget flat, bland flapjacks. Pile your plate high with these moist, chewy pumpkin pancakes, stuffed with chopped nuts and coconut shreds for a naturally sweet and filling morning meal. They’re dairy free, gluten free and made with a homemade chia seed egg substitute, making them a vegan treat that anyone who rises and shines early can enjoy.
This is not the mint chocolate chip ice cream recipe you remember from your childhood. Ice cream has evolved over the years, from the classic dairy delight atop a sugar cone to a low-fat, yogurt-filled cup with fresh fruit and superfood toppings. Taking the healthy dessert trend one step further, this yogurt recipe has gone pro with a muscle-building mix-in you can feel good eating right before bed or right after a workout. Read more →
Being a vegan (or vegetarian) doesn’t mean you are condemned to boring breakfasts for the rest of your life. In fact, this Eggplant Bacon will have you beggin for more! Smoked paprika and tamari add a hint of flavor reminiscent of your carnivorous days, but without the guilt and all the healthy benefits of a plant based diet. Read more →
Nuggets, bites, balls, sticks—food in “finger” form is always more fun to eat! Make a healthier version of a classic dip-able favorite with this simple recipe. Rather than battering and deep frying ordinary white fish, omega-3-rich salmon pieces are lightly breaded and baked for the perfect tender-inside, crunchy-outside finish.
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