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How To Cook Marinated Tofu In The Air Fryer

How To Cook Marinated Tofu In The Air Fryer

Make crispy marinated air fried tofu in 20 minutes. Simple lemon & oregano marinade + 10 other plant-based air fryer recipes! I recently bought an air fryer, and it’s made a world of difference in my cooking. I live in a tiny NYC apartment, so I’m very hesitant to...

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...

Vegetable Barley Soup

Vegetable Barley Soup

Veggie Barley Soup is a healthy and comforting vegan bowl that cooks up in one-pot! Who doesn't love a good soup in the winter (or fall)? I sure love soup because it's easy to make and incorporates tons of healthy veggies. This old fashioned vegetable barley soup is...

Vegan Tofu Nuggets

Vegan Tofu Nuggets

These golden brown & crispy vegan nuggets are a healthier version of a comfort food classic. If you're missing comfort foods (like chicken nuggets) on your plant-based diet, these vegan golden brown tofu nuggets are a fantastic substitute. They have just a few...

Stuffed Acorn Squash

Stuffed Acorn Squash

Acorn squash is stuffed with a combo of brown rice, lentils, apples, raisins, pecan, rosemary and celery. It tastes just like vegan stuffing without the bread! I've been experimenting with stuffed acorn squash recipe for years, but I didn't really get it right until...

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! Table of contentsPumpkin health benefits What to do with pumpkin How to make Vegan Pumpkin Bread There's nothing...

Vegan Pumpkin Chili

Vegan Pumpkin Chili

Vegan Pumpkin Black Bean Chili is a hearty & healthy dish that comes together in one-pot. You'll love this simple meatless meal on cold winter nights! There's nothing better than chili to keep you cozy throughout the long dark winter. Better yet, a vegan pumpkin...

Vegan Corn Chowder

Vegan Corn Chowder

This healthy Corn Chowder recipe utilizes fresh sweet summer corn and coconut milk to make a simple vegan one-pot dinner that comes together in 30-minutes or less. Although traditional chowder recipes are full of heavy ingredients, this lightened up vegan Corn Chowder...

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...

Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce

Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce

The vegan alfredo sauce is made with cauliflower, cashews and nutritional yeast for a simple dairy-free pasta topping that comes together in 20-minutes or less! When I was a kid, I hated tomatoes and refused to eat any sort of marinara sauce. The only sauce I would...

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! Table of contentsIngredients for Frozen Blueberry BarsHow to make themHow long do they take to make?Are these bars healthy?Should I...

Asian Bean Salad

Asian Bean Salad

This blog post is sponsored by the Can Manufacturers Institute, as part the Cans Get You Cooking initiative. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that make this blog possible! During stressful times, it’s normal to seek out comfort foods. You may...

Tempeh Stir-Fry with Broccoli & Hoisin Sauce

Tempeh Stir-Fry with Broccoli & Hoisin Sauce

This Tempeh Stir-Fry recipe is not only versatile, but it’s easy to make and super tasty. There’s nothing better than a protein-packed vegetarian dinner recipe that you can prep ahead of time OR throw together in 30-minutes on a weeknight. If you tend to use tofu...

Creamy Coconut Milk Steel Cut Oatmeal with Clementines

Creamy Coconut Milk Steel Cut Oatmeal with Clementines

This creamy coconut milk steel cut oatmeal recipe with citrus proves that oats can taste amazing. It's low in calories, great for meal prep and vegan! Is there anything better than a warm and hearty bowl of oatmeal on a cold morning? Maybe chewy steel cut oats with...

Southwestern Quinoa Power Bowl

Southwestern Quinoa Power Bowl

This Southwestern Quinoa Power Bowl has a little bit of everything-- sweet potatoes, black beans, crunchy veggies, hearty protein and a tangy dressing.  It's perfect for vegan meal prepping! It’s time for another one of my favorite types of recipe-- a big old...

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...

Butter Lettuce & Corn Salad with Tofu Croutons & Lime Vinaigrette

Butter Lettuce & Corn Salad with Tofu Croutons & Lime Vinaigrette

This tasty vegan salad is the perfect summer side of simple and nutritious lunch. It's a refreshing combination of sweet and tender butter lettuce, fresh corn, bell peppers and tofu croutons, topped with a lime vinaigrette! The joy of summer is almost upon us! My...

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...

Vegan Sushi Quinoa Bowl

Vegan Sushi Quinoa Bowl

Have sushi at home with this vegan sushi bowl recipe, filled with quinoa, edamame, avocado, carrots, cucumber and a miso dressing. Perfect for meal prep! I love the plant-based ingredients in sushi, but I'm not a huge fan of raw fish. Not to mention that I don't love...

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...

Banana Chia Walnut Oat Cups

Banana Chia Walnut Oat Cups

Sometimes I make a simple recipe that just works oh-so-well. One of my latest creations for Pumpkin Oat Breakfast Cookies was one of those creations. If you know me, you know that I'm obsessed with oats. If you don't know me- Hi, I'm Natalie and I have an oat...

Mediterranean Bulgur Salad

Mediterranean Bulgur Salad

This simple Vegan Mediterranean Bulgur Wheat Recipe is an easy make ahead grain salad with dates, pistachios, olives and red onion for tons of flavor & texture. This simple bulgur wheat salad is adapted from a Mediterranean restaurant I used to live near in...

Four-Ingredient Butternut Squash Soup

Four-Ingredient Butternut Squash Soup

This four ingredient vegan creamy butternut squash soup is ready in just 20 minutes!! Made with frozen butternut squash, you can whip this up any night of the week.  Don't know what to do with the frozen butternut squash in your freezer? How meal prepping 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...

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...

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...

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...

Vegan Tempeh Burger

Vegan Tempeh Burger

If you read the title, then you know my secret ingredient to the BEST vegan veggie burger. That's right--it's tempeh. I’ve tried to make a good veggie burger for years (no exaggeration). I’ve used so many different ingredients as the base, and it always either falls...

Maple Syrup Pesto

Maple Syrup Pesto

Disclosure: This blog post is sponsored by Pure Maple Syrup from Canada. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that make this blog possible. Do you have one ingredient in your cupboard that you tend to use in every recipe? I’m not talking about oil...

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...

Barbecue Tempeh Rice Bowl

Barbecue Tempeh Rice Bowl

When is the last time you tried a new ingredient? If you can't recall, then I think it's time to add some tempeh to your life. While this may not be new to me (or you), I've actually never cooked with it before. I must admit that sometimes, I get stuck in major food...

Brussels Sprout & Bibbed Lettuce Tacos

Brussels Sprout & Bibbed Lettuce Tacos

Do you know the way to a vegetarian Dietitian's heart? Obviously it's through food, but it's more through her favorite kind of food. Specifically, healthy vegetarian cuisine that is surprising, comforting and something she couldn't make for herself. My boyfriend,...

Spicy White Bean Party Dip

Spicy White Bean Party Dip

Here's a loaded question...Are you ready for the holidays? Admittedly, the holidays are not a very stressful time for me (don't hate me for saying that). I think it's because I don't have any kids, so I get to enjoy some time off, cook to my heart's content and bask...

Moroccan Lentil Soup

Moroccan Lentil Soup

This one-pot Moroccan Lentil Soup is packed with big bold flavors, with just 300 calories and close to 20 grams of plant-based protein! From October through May, I'm practically always down for a big bowl of soup. To me, there's nothing better than throwing a bunch of...

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...

Apple & Pear Crisp

Apple & Pear Crisp

This Apple & Pear Crisp is so good for you that you can eat it for dinner. It's the perfect combinations of fall flavors in a healthy dessert! I think fall is my favorite season. I can't be sure because when spring hits after a long winter, I tend to think that's...

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...

Loaded Oatmeal with SunButter

Loaded Oatmeal with SunButter

Loaded SunButter Oatmeal has berries and shredded coconut for natural sweetness. It's a delicious and filling way to start the morning. I'm a huge fan of oatmeal! It's a fantastic vehicle for delicious and healthy toppings, like berries and sunflower seed butter. What...

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...

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,...

Sweet & Savory Fall Harvest Bowl

This week I came to a realization about myself...I'm a terrible blog planner. I've always wanted to be the type of person that plans blog posts weeks in advance or uses an editorial calendar to stay track, but I'm just not that person. I tend to write a blog posts...

Pumpkin Swirl Salted Brownies

Pumpkin Swirl Salted Brownies

These healthy low sugar Brownies with Pumpkin swirl are a must-try this fall! They are sweetened with just pure maple syrup and made with a secret ingredient that adds moistness, protein and fiber! Ever wonder what a food blogging Dietitian does on her day off? She...

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...

Slow-Cooker Vegan Tacos with California Walnuts

Slow-Cooker Vegan Tacos with California Walnuts

These Slow-Cooker Vegan Bean Tacos with Avocado and Walnut topping cook while you're at work! They are a healthy, filling and low calorie slow-cooker taco recipe without any meat!  I'm really excited about this post because it's my first ever video recipe, and...

Rainbow Grain Bowl

Rainbow Grain Bowl

April's Recipe ReDux theme is to share a new idea for lunch. Like most people, I'm a creature of habit when it comes to lunch.  I stick to my salads, sandwiches, and soups, but this challenge got me thinking about ways to switch up my old favorites.  I took...

Avocado Toast with Radishes

Avocado Toast with Radishes

Let me explain the title.  I went out for brunch this past weekend and everyone around me was ordering the avocado toast (naturally, I ordered it too).  Then, I went to a coffee shop and they were serving avocado toast.  Since then, I've noticed avocado toast on menus...

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...

Orange Cranberry Oat Bread

This orange cranberry oat bread is low in sugar and super tasty. It's a whole grain quick bread that you can feel good about eating this for breakfast! This month's Recipe ReDux challenge really forced me out of my comfort zone. The challenge is to "show us your...

Roasted Garlic & Herb Cauliflower Mash + A Surprise Ingredient

Although I’m soon to be 32 years old, I feel like this is the first year that I’m a real adult.  I have a full-time job AND I’m contributing a dish to Thanksgiving dinner.  Granted, I usually make the vegetarian lasagna for Christmas, but this is different....

Watermelon Lime Ice Cubes

Watermelon Lime Ice Cubes

Well, I think we have finally reached those dog days of summer. It’s so hot that you break a sweat walking from your house to the pool. Man—what I wouldn’t give for a pool! In NYC, everyone is sweating walking to their destinations and waiting in hot subway tunnels....

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...

Peppermint Patties               

Peppermint Patties              

These homemade vegan peppermint patties have just a few simple ingredients and don't require any baking. You'll be shocked how easy it is to make a batch of your favorite candy from scratch!  February 21st is my parent’s 34th wedding anniversary. It also happens to be...

How to Make Crispy Tofu

How to Make Crispy Tofu

Never eat mushy tofu again. This simple 5-minute trick helps you create crispy tofu every time. Cook it in a pan or the oven for perfectly chewy tofu! For the longest time, I hated tofu. I couldn’t get past the spongy texture. And that's a real shame because tofu is a...

Zucchini & Lentil Tacos with Radish Salsa

Zucchini & Lentil Tacos with Radish Salsa

The Vegan Lentil & Zucchini Tacos with Radish Salsa are an easy weeknight meal that will satisfy everyone at the table, and they are beautiful to boot! I’ve heard many people refer to zucchini as “boring”, and I definitely don’t agree with that sentiment! I love...

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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