With hundreds of recipes to choose from some of my readers favorite meatless options include Avocado Toast with Cottage Cheese and Tomatoes, Japanese Quick Pickled Cucumbers and Quinoa Cakes With Hummus.

Pasta Salad with Tomatoes, Olives and Toasted Pine Nuts - The Lemon Bowl

Pasta Salad with Pine Nuts

Juicy tomatoes, briny olives, and nutty pine nuts are the perfect complement to whole wheat pasta in this bright and fresh pasta salad. My beautiful mother is the queen of pasta salads. Every summer she makes them for family gatherings or lazy days at the cottage on Lake Michigan. The …

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Red Pepper Hummus

Easy Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Roasted red peppers and smoked paprika are the perfect complements to making your own traditional hummus. Ready in 15 minutes. After a long winter here in Michigan, there is nothing better than finally being able to entertain outdoors. From pool parties to beach-side picnics to backyard BBQ’s, we will take …

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Tabbouleh Whole Wheat Pasta Salad - The Lemon Bowl

Tabbouleh Pasta Salad

Fresh tabbouleh flavors get an added boost of protein from chickpeas, feta cheese and whole wheat pasta to make this a delicious side dish or entree salad. Happy Monday Everyone! Today is the big day – I am in Los Angeles to attend the Live Finale of Biggest Loser Season …

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Coconut Mango Green Smoothie

Mango Coconut Green Smoothie

Juicy mango and creamy coconut milk add delicious flavor to this healthy and delicious smoothie packed with vitamins and nutrients. Did I make this recipe for St. Patrick’s Day? No. Do I love the fact that it just happens to line up with the time of year that everyone is …

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Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts

These moist, flavorful pumpkin spice donuts are baked and not fried, contain NO OIL OR WHITE SUGAR and are also packed with protein, nutrients, and fiber. I am embarrassingly excited about the fact that these Pumpkin Spice Baked Donuts were made without any oil, butter or white sugar. All you …

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Blueberry Oatmeal French Toast

Hearty blueberry oatmeal bread gives the classic French toast a healthy recipe makeover. After a busy week of green smoothies and oatmeal, nothing says “Happy Weekend!” like a leisurely French toast breakfast with my husband and our little guy. Of course, you know I can’t make French toast without putting …

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Black Bean Barley Chip - The Lemon Bowl

Barley Black Bean Salad

Protein-packed black beans pair with chewy, nutty barley to create a satisfying and delicious salad or meatless main dish. The best part of the indulgent holiday season is that after a few days of eating heavy, traditional foods we all crave clean, nourishing, whole foods. To save precious time, I …

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Quinoa Cakes With Hummus

These quinoa cakes with hummus come together with bright veggies to form a protein-packed appetizer, side or vegetarian main. What happens when you mix quinoa with veggies and use hummus to bind everything into precious little patties? Magic, my friends– delicious, vegetarian, protein-packed magic. Of course, you could very easily …

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Maple Walnut Steel Cut Oats

Maple Walnut Steel Cut Oats

Steel cut oats are flavored with pure maple syrup, chopped walnuts and crisp apples to create a bowl of breakfast perfection. Is there anything better than pure, fresh maple syrup? Golden in color and caramel in flavor, it is one of my favorite ways to naturally sweeten muffins, yogurt, pancakes and …

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Crockpot Applesauce - The Lemon Bowl

Slow Cooker Applesauce

Homemade applesauce is as easy as pie thanks to fresh, locally grown apples and a slow cooker that does all the work. When I tell you making healthy and delicious applesauce from scratch could not be any easier, it literally could. not. be. easier. Apple season is in full swing …

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Chipotle Black Bean Burgers

Chipotle Black Bean Burgers

The freezer is your friend when it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Today’s recipe was inspired by one of my freezer favorites: frozen veggie burgers. Pop it in the microwave for a minute and lunch is done. Here are a few other items I keep on hand in the freezer all …

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Mashed Cauliflower and Kohlrabi

Mashed Cauliflower and Kohlrabi

This mashed cauliflower side dish has the creaminess from yogurt combined with the subtle bitterness of the kohlrabi to make this dish shine. Recently, I was reading an article in People Magazine about Paula Deen’s journey to lose 30 pounds after being diagnosed with Type II diabetes. One line, in particular, stood …

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Veggie Lettuce Cups

Asian Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps

A lighter version of your favorite restaurant chain’s dish, these Asian vegetarian lettuce wraps are quick and easy to prepare for and have lots of flavor. Perfect for any weeknight meal! PF Chang’s recently opened a restaurant in my town and you would think they were handing out free facelifts …

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