Memorial Day is less than a week away—get your grill ready for the big get-together with a test run of a recipe that’s perfect for vegetarian guests. Thick-sliced eggplant is tossed with a mixture of sweet honey, olive oil and coconut flakes then grilled until tender. Serve it as a side with other BBQ favorites, or make it the main dish for a healthier holiday meal.
Why throw together another ordinary lettuce-and-tomato side salad when you can make a meal-worthy, mixed-greens masterpiece? Fresh baby spinach leaves, kale, avocado and artichoke hearts are just a few of the plant powerhouses tucked into this bowl. Sprinkle on some crunchy, protein-packed pumpkin seeds and top with a drizzle of zesty, homemade balsamic dressing—lunch is served!
Q: Are Mychelle skincare products cruelty free?
MyChelle Dermaceuticals licensed esthetician Catie Wiggy responds:
MyChelle is completely cruelty free and proud to be! The MyChelle line is 100 percent vegetarian and mostly vegan. So if we don’t test on animals, how do test our natural skincare products?
Is there a picky eater in your family? A vegetarian? A vegan? Everyone can be happy at dinner on taco night! Start off by sautéing some veggies—use fresh favorites or take this opportunity to “clean out” your refrigerator’s produce drawer. From here, you can go meatless or brown up some beef or buffalo meat—your choice. Serve with seasoned brown rice and toppings your troop loves! I like to lay out whole wheat tortillas, local raw goat cheese, avocado, shredded cabbage and chopped tomato.
Peanut butter lovers: brace yourselves! Inside these crispy corn tortillas is a thick layer of your favorite spread, warmed for irresistible, gooey creaminess and spiced just slightly with chipotle powder to complement the nutty flavor. Serve with sliced bananas for lunch, or get creative with toppings for a truly different dessert!
Something about springtime triggers cravings for sweets! This time of year, it seems we’re always asked to bring in treats for school and sporting events. Rather than send my kids with storebought goodies to share, I try to keep it healthy with homemade, organic cookies—baked with ingredients I know are good for them, for less than I’d spend on a bag with half as many as one of my batches turns out.
Meat and cheese don’t have to be the main ingredients in a casserole. This baked beauty is made with a base of gluten-free corn polenta, topped by a hearty mix of mushrooms, artichoke hearts, sundried tomatoes and kale. To make it vegan, skip that typical final layer of shredded cheese and drizzle on cashew cream instead!
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