Cozy up (even when it’s warm!) with your favorite glass of red wine and this vegan Italian “lasagna” bake. We all love a good Italian meal, especially one that’s satiating without all of the empty carbohydrates. This butter bean bake is a great option for vegans looking for creative ways to add protein to their diet. Comfort food is made easy with this fifteen-minute dinner.

This shredded chicken slaw is the perfect weeknight dinner that tastes even better the next day for lunch.

Why we love it: It’s quick, low maintenance and full of protein, fat and fiber. The shredded cabbage will last in the fridge because the salt will pull the excess water out, leaving it crunchy rather than soggy as it marinades with the dressing. Make it ahead of time on a Sunday night and leave yourself leftovers for the week. 

Eat with your eyes and elevate your salad with arugula micro-greens, caramelized cauliflower and garlic cashew cream. This recipe features cauliflower and important cruciferous vegetable.

Cruciferous vegetables are rich in antioxidants, fiber, and are a good source of glucosinolates – the sulfur-containing chemicals that are essential for skin health. Studies have associated a link between a high consumption of cruciferous vegetables in our diet and a lower risk of cancer. Be creative with your favorite salad or side dish by choosing to incorporate fibrous vegetables – that pop in color – like cauliflower.

You jump in an Uber headed to the airport and excitement is replaced with anxiety. You started thinking about eating clean a week ago, reading about how to avoid weight gain over the holidays and thinking about how you’re going to say no to all your favorite childhood treats.

Now you’re obsessing, and the reality is that the more you think about staying on track the harder it’s going to be. Eating clean is easiest when you aren’t trying to use self-control to manage it. The more rules you take home with you over the holidays, the higher your chances of breaking them, beating yourself up and creating food guilt.

Instead, plan and execute eating clean with actionable steps. It’s the “doing” that decreases anxiety.

Dairy, gluten and soy free. This is the perfect healthy holiday recipe. It’s ready in 40 minutes and an easy way to bring friends together. Since we are already sitting down to feast with the family, this stuffed delicata squash gives you all the flavors without the fuss, especially on the days after  feasting has occurred.

Why is it also incredibly good for you? Read on …