Dinner

Everyone loves fettuccine alfredo! It's rich, creamy and delicious. We love fettuccine alfredo as much as the next person but wanted to take a stab at lightening up this classic comfort dish. To do this, we used a cashew-based sauce that mimics the creamy texture of an alfredo sauce without the heavy cream. This cashew cream sauce not only tastes amazing but has the same creamy texture as your standard alfredo sauce, making it an excellent, healthy swap.

We also recommend using a legume-based pasta like a chickpea or lentil pasta. Legume-based pastas are higher in fiber and protein than a wheat pasta. Using a legume-based pasta is a great way to increase the overall nutrient density of your meal!

This old-fashioned chicken chili recipe is hearty and delicious but also full of veggies! During the fall and winter, we love this soup for it's immune boosting properties. It includes red bell peppers which are an excellent source of immune-boosting vitamin C. Peppers actually have 3x the amount of vitamin C as an orange!

We used lean ground chicken to make this a lighter version of your traditional chili.

We recommend serving this chili with tortilla chips for easy scooping. We also love topping our chili with avocado slices and a dollop of full fat greek yogurt or sour cream - so good!

Using your slow cooker during a busy week is always a good idea. The prep for this chicken curry is as simple as combining the chicken and spices in your crockpot or slow cooker.

Curry powder contains cucumin, a natural anti-inflammatory compound. Research shows that curcumin may reduce the risk for heart disease, Alzheimer's and even depression.

We recommend serving your curry brown rice and topping it with raisins, sliced green onions, chutney and chopped peanuts. So good!

These veggie-packed flatbread pizzas make for a quick & easy lunch or dinner option. They also make for a great appetizer!

Unlike your traditional pizza, these pizzas are packed with fiber from your veggies and whole grain goodness from your pita. Include whatever veggies you prefer or have on-hand to make this pizza your own!

During the fall and winter, we love using spaghetti squash in place of traditional noodles to lighten up many of our favorite comfort foods. This spaghetti squash lasagna comes together quickly and is so satisfying.

Spaghetti squash is low in calories and fat but packed with nutrients including fiber, vitamin C, and vitamin B6. Spaghetti squash is also a great source of antioxidants including beta carotene. Beta carotene helps to prevent oxidative stress and cell damage, keeping us healthy and preventing disease.

Serve this meal with a big green salad for added nutrients.

Paella is a classic Spanish dish that is full of flavor and packed with nutrients. A traditional paella can be intimidating but this paella salad is so simple, making it a great way to enjoy this flavorful dish without the hassle....