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Plant-Based Recipes

Plant-Based Healthy Snacks to Fill You Up

Plant-Based Healthy Snacks to Fill You Up

35+ mix-and-match RD approved plant-based snack options with protein, carbs and fiber that will satisfy hunger in between meals. After spending most of the last year inside, it is no surprise that snacking has become a more prominent part of each day. Whether out...

Vegan Pumpkin Bread

Vegan Pumpkin Bread

This dairy-free and vegan pumpkin bread is easy, healthy and low in sugar. It's made with whole wheat flour for a nutritional punch, and it's super moist! There's nothing I love more than a pumpkin bread around the holidays. But since it's just my husband and I...

Frozen Yogurt Bark Two Ways

Frozen Yogurt Bark Two Ways

How to make healthy frozen yogurt bark two ways: Chocolate Covered Strawberry & Peanut Butter Berry. Enjoy this sweet high protein frozen snack any time of the day! There's nothing like a frozen treat as a mid-day pick-me-up or a post-dinner dessert. Although ice...

Baked Lime Tortilla Chips

Baked Lime Tortilla Chips

These 4-ingredient vegan baked lime tortilla chips are healthier and cheaper than the store bought version and so easy to make! You only need 4 ingredients to make homemade healthier lime tortilla chips. These baked seasoned lime tortilla chips are made from corn...

Strawberries & Cream Chia Seed Pudding

Strawberries & Cream Chia Seed Pudding

This Strawberries & Cream Chia Seed Pudding recipe combines fresh strawberries and coconut milk for a high protein snack that takes just 5 minutes to make. I'm all for healthy snacks that I can throw together in minutes, and this Strawberries & Cream Chia Seed...

No-Bake Cherry Cacao Energy Balls

No-Bake Cherry Cacao Energy Balls

These no-bake Cherry Cacao Energy Balls combine fresh pitted cherries with dates, almonds and cacao for a delicious and nutritious little morsel. I don't know about you, but I love ripe cherries. There's something about sweet summer cherries that just makes me happy....

No Bake Frozen Blueberry Bars

No Bake Frozen Blueberry Bars

Low-sugar no-bake frozen blueberry bars are naturally sweetened with dates, blueberries and a hint of maple syrup for a healthy dessert! Looking for a healthy frozen dessert that will impress a crowd without too much effort? These low-sugar frozen blueberry bars are...

No-Bake Blueberry Granola Bars

No-Bake Blueberry Granola Bars

Disclosure: This blog post is sponsored by U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that make this blog possible.  Blueberries are the star of the show in these No-Bake Homemade Blueberry Granola Bars. With just a...

Pumpkin Oat Breakfast Cookies

Pumpkin Oat Breakfast Cookies

Bill is obsessed with my Pumpkin Granola, so I've been buying a can of pumpkin puree every time I'm at the supermarket. The only problem is that most recipes only call for 1/2 cup of pumpkin, so I've been on a mission to come up with other uses for the rest of the...

Slow Cooker Apple Butter

Slow Cooker Apple Butter

This Slow Cooker Apple Butter is the ultimate fall snack. It pairs perfectly with toast, crackers, fruit or veggies. Throw it all in the slow cooker and you'll have a low-sugar vegan fall snack in no time! Have you ever made something so good that you want to put it...

Peanut Butter Pretzel Date Balls

I originally published this recipe in 2014, right before running my second half marathon. When I go back and redo old pictures, I usually keep the blog post and just replace the outdated pictures. But for this recipe, the blog post didn't apply anymore. I've run 12...

3-Ingredient Blueberry Chia Jam

3-Ingredient Blueberry Chia Jam

Get the secret to making healthy blueberry chia jam from scratch in just 10-minutes. No jarring or canning required. Are you tired of the store bought jams that are full of sugar? Me too! This 3-ingredient vegan chia blueberry jam is incredibly easy to make and only...

Tahini Maple Oat Bites

Tahini Maple Oat Bites

 These Tahini Maple Oat Bites are a simple gluten free protein ball recipe. Both kids and adults will love these delicious protein balls. Who doesn't need more healthy snacks with a little bit of dark chocolate in them? I know I sure do! These Tahini Maple Oat...

Roasted Garlic & Turmeric Hummus

Roasted Garlic & Turmeric Hummus

Spice up your hummus recipe with turmeric and roasted garlic. A simple vegan and high protein dip to eat all week!  Turmeric is all the rage lately. If you're unfamiliar, it's an ancient spice used in many Asian dishes that has some anti-inflammatory properties...

Whole Grain Carrot Cake Muffins

Whole Grain Carrot Cake Muffins

I recently received the cutest heart shaped muffin tin, in honor of Valentine's Day. Gifting me a new piece of cooking ware is just as exciting as gifting me a new pair of running shoes. Obviously I wanted to make something with it stat, so a new muffin recipe was...

Everything Crackers

Everything Crackers

If I could eat snacks for every meal of the day, I would. Seriously. It would probably look something like this... Snack #1: Spoonful of nut butter Snack #2: Apple Snack #3: Raisins Snack #4: Cheese and crackers Snack #5: Chips and hummus Snack #6: Edamame Snack #7:...

Pumpkin Pie Granola

Pumpkin Pie Granola

I created this recipe three years ago during my Dietetic Internship. I was doing a rotation at a gym at the time, and they asked me to create something for the cafe in the gym. I suggested a pumpkin granola, and they loved the idea (who wouldn't?). "Can you make 200...

Blueberry Maple Walnut Trail Mix

Blueberry Maple Walnut Trail Mix

This homemade vegan trail mix recipe is full of healthy ingredients. With oats, nuts, seeds and freeze-dried blueberries, it makes great fuel for a weekend hike, bike or jog. Have you ever wanted to make your own gourmet trail mix at home? It's incredibly easy and...

Chocolate Almond Bites

Chocolate Almond Bites

I don't buy into many food fads. I don't drink juices or create smoothies with strange ingredients. I just started spiralizing (about 2 years late), and up until recently, I wasn't into 'energy bites'. But about two weeks ago, I worked an event for CVS Health, where I...

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...

Strawberry Basil Whole Grain Crepes

This recipe screams spring in the middle of winter. Since it's almost Valentine's Day and National Strawberry Day (February 27),there's plenty of reasons to pay homage to my favorite berry. Plus, what New Yorker can't use a little spring in the dead of winter? I must...

Spicy Cocoa Popcorn

Spicy Cocoa Popcorn

Homemade air popped popcorn with a cocoa topping is a healthy snack that has less than 100 calories. Easy 5-ingredient late night snack recipe! Popcorn is one of those snacks that gets a bad reputation. Although bagged popcorn often has weird artificial ingredients,...

Tangerine Strawberry Creamsicle Smoothie

Tangerine Strawberry Creamsicle Smoothie

Enjoy a filling breakfast on the go with this simple Tangerine Strawberry Creamsicle Smoothie recipe. Made with Greek yogurt for tons of filling protein.  I love citrus fruit in the winter, but I'm especially partial to tangerines. Many people may not think to...

Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas Two Ways

Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas Two Ways

These Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas are a healthy crispy snack with just a few simple ingredients. Spice up your crunchy roasted chickpeas with either salt & pepper or BBQ seasoning! I have what some might call a "bad habit". I'm addicted to snacks. Actually, to be...

Cinnamon Roasted Almonds

Cinnamon Roasted Almonds

This healthy 4-ingredient Cinnamon Roasted Almond snack recipe is ready in 10 minutes. It's completely vegan with very little added sugar. Cinnamon Roasted Almonds are one of my go-to healthy snacks. I always have a variety of unsalted nuts in my house to satisfy my...

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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