Dinner

This Farro and Wild Mushroom Gratin is inspired by a Southern Living recipe. Our spin on this classic recipe utilizes whole-wheat breadcrumbs instead of traditional breadcrumbs. Using whole-wheat breadcrumbs is a simple swap and a great way to lighten up any recipe and add some additional fiber and nutrients.

Mushrooms make this a hearty and filling vegetarian dish while farro gives this dish a boost of fiber, magnesium, and zinc.

This makes such a delicious and satisfying vegetable side at Thanksgiving or any special holiday meal.

This recipe is the perfect lighter variation of a traditional jambalaya. We love this version by 40 Aprons. Instead of rice, use cauliflower rice, which lowers the overall calorie content and adds in additional fiber, vitamins and minerals....

This minestrone soup is a favorite in my house as soon as there is the slightest chill in the air! Adapted from a recipe found in Ina Garten's Barefoot Contessa cookbook, we boosted the nutritional content of this soup by adding kale and using a whole grain in place of pasta.

This soup is packed with fiber-rich vegetables like carrots, celery, butternut squash, and tomatoes. Butternut squash is a favorite fall vegetable because it is so high in immune-boosting vitamin A (one cup provides 450% of your daily needs) and vitamin C (one cup provides 50% of your daily needs).

The cannellini beans provide plant-based protein and more fiber, making this a filling, hearty soup that works well as an entree.

This Whole Wheat Udon Salad is a favorite recipe of mine from Amy Chaplin's cookbook, "At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen: Celebrating the Art of Eating Well."

This dish is packed with health-benefiting nutrients! Choosing whole wheat noodles over traditional noodles means added fiber and natural vitamins and minerals. Bell peppers are a great source of Vitamins A, C, E, K, folate, and potassium. In fact, a cup of chopped bell peppers has 3x more immune-boosting vitamin C than an orange!

This is a super satisfying Mediterranean meal! The rice provides fiber while the chicken adds protein, making this a very filling dinner. Fresh herbs and lemon add a ton of Greek flavor to this dish without adding a ton of salt. Simple dishes like this one are so fresh and delicious AND good for you!

To cut back on prep time, buy a rotisserie chicken and shred it before adding it to this dish. Rotisserie chickens can be a huge time saver during busy weeks!

Who doesn't love a classic Waldorf salad? This lightened up version is bursting with flavor and good-for-you nutrients.

We replaced the mayonnaise with plain greek yogurt to add protein and creaminess. Barley is an ancient grain full of fiber and some protein. Walnuts provide a delicious crunch while also adding protein and heart-healthy fats.

This dish comes together quickly and makes a super satisfying, delicious side or a small meal on its own when served in lettuce cups or over salad greens.