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April 14, 2021 / Cathy Pedtke

10 Best PlateJoy Recipes, According to Our Users

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At PlateJoy, we’re constantly adding to our meal plans and reviewing user feedback to improve the recipes we have. We understand that when it comes to food, everyone has different tastes and preferences, but there are some recipes that our users agree are worth five stars. These all-star recipes are among the top-rated by PlateJoy members, so we wanted to share them with you.

Recipe featured: Avocado toast with lemon and kale

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1. Lamb keema curry with peas, squash & carrots

This flavorful lamb keema curry on our Paleo meal plan is warm and comforting, full of fresh vegetables, and takes just 30 minutes to make. Butternut squash replaces traditional potato for a Paleo-friendly flavor boost.

Meal plans this recipe is available on: Paleo, Flexitarian, Low Carb, Low Sodium, Clean Eating

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2. Shortcut sausage lasagna bowls

Keto recipes get a lot of love on PlateJoy, and the high fat, low carb diet is one of our most popular meal plans. These 5-star sausage lasagna bowls can be prepped ahead of time and cook in the microwave in just three minutes, making them perfect for quick workday lunches, or when you just don’t have time to cook. All the comfort of classic lasagna, without any of the carbs (or fuss) helps give this meal its stellar rating.

Meal plans this recipe is available on: Keto, Low Carb

Double-apple tart

3. Double-apple tart

It’s hard not to love apple pie, but most of us aren’t skilled bakers or have the time for recipes made from scratch. Luckily, there’s a happy medium: we use a pre-made crust for this double-apple tart. The healthy filling doesn't need to pre-cook, so you can have the luxury of freshly baked pie without spending hours in the kitchen. The best part? A slice of pie is under 200 calories, as we use applesauce to sweeten the filling instead of refined sugar. With five stars, users agree this recipe rocks!

Meal plans this recipe is available on: Vegetarian, Pescatarian, Flexitarian, Low Sodium

Chocolate ginger granola bars

4. Chocolate ginger granola bars

Finding a healthy breakfast you can eat on the run is always a challenge, so these spiced chocolate granola bars are a big hit. A mix of oats, nuts, seeds, and sunflower seed butter pack these bars with protein and plant-based fats that keep you full until lunch time. One batch makes enough for the whole week, and they are great as an afternoon snack, too.

Meal plans this recipe is available on: Vegan, Vegetarian, Keto, Low Carb, Clean Eating, Flexitarian, Low Sodium, Gluten Free, Dairy Free

Eggs benedict bake with homemade hollandaise

5. Eggs benedict bake with homemade hollandaise

Here’s another low carb and keto-friendly recipe our users love. Eggs benedict can be found on diner menus and fancy restaurants, but making it at home can be challenging, especially if you’re cooking for a crowd. Not with this eggs benedict bake: feed yourself and five friends or family members with minimal stress, and bring your brunch to the next level.

Meal plans this recipe is available on: Keto, Low Carb

Seeded broccoli salad

6. Seeded broccoli salad

This deli classic is crunchy, salty, a little sweet, and totally delicious. Store-bought versions can be laden with mayonnaise and sugar, but our seeded broccoli salad is packed with nutrient-dense seeds instead. A little crispy bacon adds the perfect salty finish for this portable lunch. We automatically substitute key ingredients like bacon to fit specific dietary preferences, so this recipe is widely available on our meal plans.

Meal plans this recipe is available on: Vegan, Vegetarian, Keto, Low Carb, Clean Eating, Flexitarian, Gluten Free, Dairy Free

Asian glazed chicken thighs with bok choy

7. Asian glazed chicken thighs with bok choy

A quick marinade makes these Asian glazed chicken thighs tender and flavorful, and pan frying gives them a nice crispy crust. Add some stir-fried bok choy and top with green onion and sesame seeds for a one-pan meal that’s better than takeout.

Meal plans this recipe is available on: Keto, Low Carb

Teriyaki chicken stir-fry with broccoli

8. Teriyaki chicken stir-fry with broccoli

While we’re talking Asian flavors, this teriyaki chicken stir-fry is top rated as a batch meal that can be premade for lunch or dinner. Marinated chicken provides clean protein, and a big mix of fresh veggies give this dish a satisfying crunch.

Meal plans this recipe is available on: Keto, Low Carb, Clean Eating, Flexitarian, Low Sodium, Gluten Free, Dairy Free

Breakfast balance bowls with chicken, squash, & greens

9. Breakfast balance bowls with chicken, squash & greens

It may not look like your typical breakfast, but this breakfast balance bowl provides all the nutrients you need. Starting your day with a high-protein and low carb meal can keep sugar cravings at bay and keep you full until lunch time, so you don’t reach for that breakroom donut or bowl of sugary cereal. The main ingredients can be prepped ahead so you don’t even have to think about what to eat in the morning, or spend more than 10 minutes getting it ready.

Meal plans this recipe is available on: Paleo, 30-Day Cleanse, Low Carb, Clean Eating, Flexitarian, Gluten Free, Dairy Free

Tiramisu mousse

10. Tiramisu mousse

This all-star list deserves to end on a sweet note: decadent tiramisu mousse is deceptively easy, with a cheesecake-like texture and flavor from the cream cheese and mascarpone base. Espresso powder and a dusting of cocoa balance this dessert perfectly, making it a truly memorable finish to any meal.

Meal plans this recipe is available on: No Restrictions, Keto, Low Carb, Pescatarian, Flexitarian, Low Sodium, Gluten Free, Vegetarian

The Takeaway

These top ten recipes are just a small sample of thousands of meals available in the PlateJoy database. Sign up for your own personalized meal plan to start finding new favorite recipes for your family too! We add recipes every week and review ratings regularly, so you’ll never run out of new flavors to try. Don’t forget to rate your favorite recipes so we can share them on the next top ten list.

Cathy Pedtke
Recipe Coordinator @ PlateJoy

Cathy is PlateJoy's Recipe Coordinator and chef-in-residence. She is passionate about food justice and culinary education and believes everyone should have access to healthy, fresh food. She has a Master's degree in Gastronomy from Boston University, where she focused on food policy. When she isn't testing new recipes at home, she enjoys gardening, running marathons, and volunteering with local food recovery organizations.

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