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Plant-Based Recipes

Vegan Couscous with Za’atar Vinaigrette

Vegan Couscous with Za’atar Vinaigrette

This vegan couscous recipe is a simple side dish ready in 10 minutes. With a unique za'atar vinaigrette, parsley & sliced almonds! I'm so excited to share this simple couscous recipe with you! It features two ingredients I've never used before on the...

Butternut Squash Knorr Selects Four Cheese Risotto with Kale

Butternut Squash Knorr Selects Four Cheese Risotto with Kale

Knorr® Selects Four Cheese Risotto makes it possible to whip up a fall family meal with butternut squash, kale and four cheese risotto in less than 30 minutes. This blog post is sponsored by Unilever®. Thank you for supporting the brands that make this blog possible....

Honey Lime Roasted Carrots

Honey Lime Roasted Carrots

These sweet and tangy carrots are so yummy that they will please every veggie-hating picky eater in the house!  Is there someone in your household who is skeptical of all veggies? I have to admit that I was like that as a child, but I could always get behind...

Chili Honey Lime Butternut Squash Tacos

Chili Honey Lime Butternut Squash Tacos

Change up your taco night with these bright, sweet and tangy Butternut Squash Tacos. Sometimes, inspiration for a recipe strikes when I'm in the shower or on a run. That's what happened with this flavor combination. I was in the middle of some mundane task, thinking...

Coconut Fried Rice

Coconut Fried Rice

This Coconut Fried Rice is a healthier, easier and more affordable version of a take-out classic. Find out the SECRET ingredients that make this so simple to make! Disclosure: This blog post is sponsored by the Can Manufacturers Institute, as part the Cans Get You...

Pumpkin Cauliflower Rice Risotto

Pumpkin Cauliflower Rice Risotto

Pumpkin Cauliflower Rice risotto is a veggie-licious side dish. It's creamy, tasty and made without rice! It's funny how as soon as September hits, everyone has pumpkin on the brain 24/7. That love of all things pumpkin goes all the way into November and ends with a...

Green Beans with Caramelized Onions and Cashews

Green Beans with Caramelized Onions and Cashews

I can't believe Thanksgiving is next week. Where did 2018 go?! As a vegetarian, Thanksgiving is all about the sides for me. Sweet potato casserole, stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce--need I say more?Even when I ate meat, turkey was never my thing. And while I...

Smoky Sweet and Spicy Roasted Fall Veggies

Smoky Sweet and Spicy Roasted Fall Veggies

Smoky, Sweet Spicy Roasted Fall Veggies are a super easy sheetpan dinner or side. Completely vegan and gluten free with tons of flavor. Add your favorite potatoes or squash to the mix to change things up!  Man, this summer weather really did me in. I wouldn't be lying...

Dill Potato Wedges

Dill Potato Wedges

One of the most exciting things happened during my weekend run a few weeks ago. I was running along my usual running path, and I noticed a tent set up for Grow NYC. Having worked as an intern for the NYC Department of Health, I'm very familiar with the program. They...

Creamy Miso Slaw

Creamy Miso Slaw

This upcoming weekend marks the unofficial start to summer!! Officially, Memorial Day is a day to give thanks and show our appreciation to all the men and women who have served our country. Unofficially, it's a day to be outside, barbecue and rejoice that summer is...

Parmesan Roasted Snap Peas

Parmesan Roasted Snap Peas

I really wish I could scream, "Spring is here!" but sadly, it hasn't quite arrived in NYC. Case and point--I'm about to go for a run in 39 F (feels like 31 F) degree temperatures, but what can you do? The nice thing is that I can force spring to happen in my kitchen...

Brussels Sprout & Grapefruit Slaw

Brussels Sprout & Grapefruit Slaw

I've done it! Done what, you ask? I've paired two things that have a bad reputation and turned them into a delectable winter slaw that you're going to want to put on top of everything. When I was a kid, people would joke about being forced to eat their Brussels...

Peach Panzanella Salad

Peach Panzanella Salad

This hearty Italian salad is made with crusty bread, peaches, fresh mozzarella, basil and red onion. It's the perfect salad for anyone who doesn't love salad. A panzanella salad is one the best kind of salads. This Tuscan specialty is traditionally made with crusty...

Chimichurri Parsnip Chips

This month's Recipe ReDux challenge was a fun one and right up my alley. I've alluded to this in previous posts, but I'm terrible at meal prepping. As a matter of fact, I tend to go to the supermarket, find a brand new fruit or veggie, buy it and then not know what to...

Cauliflower Poppers with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

Cauliflower Poppers with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

Anyone who says they don't like appetizers is clearly lying. My favorite part of any party is having a cocktail while enjoying some delicious bite sized treats. The only problem with appetizers is that they are usually really high in calories and...

Jicama Fries with Green Garlic Sauce

Jicama Fries with Green Garlic Sauce

Make low-carb baked fries from jicama. Served with a simple green garlic dipping sauce, these are some of the best homemade fries you will ever have! Jicama.  Say it with me... Hick-a-ma. What is jicama? This little known veggie is native to Mexico and looks like a...

Summer Fruit Bruschetta

Summer Fruit Bruschetta

It's almost impossible to find a bad watermelon or kiwi this time of year, so why not take advantage and make this delicious Summer Fruit Bruschetta? This Bruschetta uses seasonal watermelon and kiwis to create a deliciously fun appetizer that is a healthy...

Charred Shishito Peppers

Charred Shishito Peppers

Sometimes the stars align and the post I was planning for the week lines up perfectly with The Recipe ReDux challenge.  Luckily, that has happened on this very busy week before Christmas! Due to popular demand, The Recipe ReDux is repeating December 2014’s theme with...

Sweet Orange Glazed Brussels Sprout Flatbread

This Vegetarian Brussels Sprout Flatbread has sweet and tangy orange glaze that makes it taste amazing! This is how you'll get everyone in your family to eat their Brussels Sprouts!  I have to admit that I’m not the best meal planner (check out these amazing meal...

Lentil Veggie “Meatballs”

Lentil Veggie “Meatballs”

These high protein lentil vegetarian meatballs taste just like the real thing. You won't even miss the meat in this plant-based "meatball". I grew up in an Italian American family, so I'm not stranger to meatballs. My family has their own secret recipe for meatballs,...

I’m Natalie Rizzo, an NYC-based Registered Dietitian.

My mission is to help everyday athletes fuel their fitness with plants.

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