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October 15, 2019

8 Healthy Pumpkin Recipes with No Added Sugar

Pumpkin season means lots of delicious foods, but many of them are loaded with added sugar. We’ve rounded up our favorite pumpkin recipes that have no added sugar, so you can eat healthy while also enjoying your favorite fall foods. Read more
portobello eggs
September 26, 2019

10 Low Carb Breakfast Recipes You'll Want to Add to Your Meal Plan

Looking for low carb breakfast recipes that aren't all eggs? This recipe roundup is the place to find low carb breakfast inspiration that involves a variety of delicious foods, including smoothies, skillets, and yogurt parfaits. Read more
Salmon Salad
September 05, 2019

5 Fish Dishes That Will Supercharge Your Healthy Meal Plan

Incorporating fish into your healthy meal plan has many different benefits. Learn more about what those benefits are and which types of fish dishes you should be including in your diet. Read more
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July 25, 2019

12 Light Summer Meals That are Easy to Make

Summer is here, which means it’s the perfect time to capitalize on seasonal produce and make some delicious, light summer meals. Whether you’re craving a big salad or want to grill up a warm weather favorite, these easy meals are sure to impress. Read more
Instant Pot Dinner
December 27, 2018

How to Use an Instant Pot: Our Guide to Getting Started

You may have heard a friend rave about how much they love their Instant Pot and how much time it saves them in the kitchen. Maybe you’ve scored one as a holiday gift after seeing it on that Black Friday sale. But how does this popular appliance work and what can it do? Read more
High altitude coffee cup
October 15, 2018

Recipe Adjustments for High Altitude: How to Cook and Bake Anything

It may not be fair to our friends in the Denver or Mexico City, but it’s true: Most recipes are designed for cooking at sea level. Once you hit 3,000 feet of altitude or above, you’ll need to make some adjustments to compensate for the change in air pressure. Read more
Bell pepper pesto poppers keto appetizer
October 08, 2018

9 Easy Keto Appetizers for Entertaining

Entertaining doesn’t have to be hard just because you’re on a keto diet. The traditional finger sandwiches, pigs-in-a-blanket, and puff pastry bites may be out, but you can still whip up some crowd pleasers that are low-carb, moderate protein, and high fat to align with a keto diet. Read more
Pumpkin protein pancakes
September 30, 2018

Recipe Contest Winners Revealed: Our Top Fall Dishes

The votes are in! We put out the call for your top simple back-to-school dishes for fall and you delivered! We had over a hundred submissions, and tested and tasted them to come up with a winner ... or in this case, two winners! Ginger-soy poached salmon with cabbage slaw Read more
Turkish style tofu scramble breakfast
July 16, 2018

High-Protein Breakfast Ideas (That Aren’t Eggs)

If you’re looking for high-protein breakfast ideas, most people will tell you to just add eggs. Sure, there are countless ways to prepare them: scrambled, fried, boiled, omelette. But assuming you're not Gaston, you're probably going to crave a little more variety. Thankfully there are plenty of other great options when you need your protein fix. Read more
Almond butter fudge snack
April 30, 2018

The Perfect Last-Minute Dessert: Almond Butter Fudge

With only three ingredients, this Almond Butter Fudge is the perfect last-minute dessert that can be made in no time. Great if you get a sweet craving after dinner, and you're looking for something small to curb your sweet tooth. Read more
Crustless asparagus and mozzarella quiche
April 02, 2018

Recipe of the Week: Crustless Asparagus and Mozzarella Quiche

We're in prime asparagus season, so make some brunch plans: It's time to quiche! This low carb and keto-friendly option says goodbye to the carbs by getting rid of the pie shell - which makes it even easier to throw together on a Sunday morning. Read more
Produce and vegetables on a board
March 13, 2018

Farmers Market Tips and Tricks: What to Know Before You Go

Farmers markets are a great place to score locally-grown, in-season produce at a good price. The fruits and veggies you buy here are likely much fresher than what you can get in the supermarket, and because they’re coming straight from the farmer with no middleman, they’re often cheaper, too. Read more
Chocolate chip cookies
December 11, 2017

Baking with Alternative Sweeteners: 8 Cookie Recipes for the Holidays

Winter holidays mean endless dessert tables, treats showing up at the office and a sometimes overwhelming urge to bake. So what do you do when you’ve been cutting back on sugar until now? If you're an expert on your alternative sweeteners, a sugar hangover hardly seems worth it when you’ve gone much of the year being mindful of what you take in. Read more
Lamb chops with dijon mustard crust holiday
December 04, 2017

Easy Holiday Dinner Recipes: Wow Your Guests in Under 10 Ingredients

The holidays are all about good cheer, good gift and good food ... but often we stress so much about the food part that the good cheer can seem hard to find. Read more
Creamy pumpkin coconut bisque
November 06, 2017

A Keto Thanksgiving: Our Favorite Recipes Roundup

Thanksgiving is all about gathering with family, celebrating the harvest… and eating a notoriously carb-heavy meal. What’s a ketogenic eater to do on one of the most food-centric holidays of all? Read more
Blueberry French toast muffins vegan
October 10, 2017

Kid-Friendly Vegan Recipe Roundup: 12 of Our Favorites

“Kid-friendly vegan recipes” might make you think hemp nuggets and carrot popsicles. But think about how many traditional kid-friendly foods are plant-based to begin with: fruit salad, cereal, PB&J sandwiches, pasta and tomato sauce, soup, burritos ... and many more are easy to convert to plant-based with a few easy tweaks. Read more
Bento with meatballs buffalo sauce and veggies keto
May 22, 2017

Keto on the Go: Our Favorite Ketogenic Lunch Box Ideas

Standard lunch fare like sandwiches, burgers and fries aren’t exactly part of a ketogenic diet, which switches the body’s primary source of fuel from carbohydrates to fat. When the body is running on fat for fuel, it’s more able to access and use up its own stored fat: a process called ketosis. (Check out our interview with Dr. Colin Champ for more questions on going keto.) Read more
Easy bentos infographic
May 15, 2017

National Bento Day: 4-Ingredient Meals for Any Hour

We're 5 months into 2017, and chances are your New Years Resolution to eat healthier is but a distant memory. Who has time to eat better on this crazy schedule, amirite? Read more
Slow cooker chicken bacon and potato stew
March 27, 2017

How to Adapt Recipes for Instant Pot in 5 Simple Steps

You already know how to adapt recipes for a slow cooker. But how can you get more use out of the appliance of the moment: the instant pot? Read more
Harissa lentil stew
March 20, 2017

How to Adapt Recipes for a Slow Cooker

Besides meal planning, there are few other things that make weeknight meals as stress-free as a slow cooker. Tossing ingredients in and coming home 8 hours later to a fully cooked meal is something of a miracle. Read more
Paleo coconut brownies
February 13, 2017

Ingredients for Romance: Simple Valentine's Day Menu Ideas

February 14th is nearly upon us, and whether or not you celebrate Valentine’s Day, it’s an excellent excuse to make dinnertime extra special. Read more
Ingredients prep board nuts and seeds
February 07, 2017

8 Kitchen Hacks You Have to Try

We’ve all been there: seemingly endless hours shelling pistachios, painstakingly fishing tiny pieces of eggshell out of a frying pan, destroying a clove of garlic while you attempt to wrestle it out of its skin. Read more
No-bake sweet potato pie
January 24, 2017

The Whole30 Slow Cooker Recipe Roundup: 10 Favorite Recipes for Batch Cooking

One of the biggest changes people notice when taking on a program like Whole30 is that you’re cooking at home for almost every meal. While the planning and prep portion can take a bit of getting used to (it’s worth it, we promise!), there are some ways to simplify your transition to cooking more and eating cleaner. Read more
Caraway oat bars Good Eggs
January 17, 2017

Good Eating: Caraway Oat Granola Bars + More from Good Eggs

Ready to kickstart your resolutions? We’re partnering with Good Eggs, the real, local, sustainable, friendly, farmer-sourced, middleman-nixed, same-day delivered, simplest way eat well at home, all week long. Read more
Sugar-free chocolate shakes
January 10, 2017

How to Use Dates as a Sweetener: Our Date Paste Recipe for Syrup, Smoothies & More

Cutting down your refined sugar intake can be a Herculean feat. Refined sugar is often added to most processed food products (including innocuous items like crackers and yogurt) and can be hard to dodge when it comes to restaurant meals, juices and sauces. Read more
Breakfast salad with salmon
January 05, 2017

Whole30 Breakfast Ideas: Favorites from Around the Web

Breakfast can be tricky enough on a regular morning when you’re pressed for time. Trying to come up with a month of Whole30 breakfast ideas is a whole other animal: navigating food labels, endless sugary grain products and recipes too complicated for 7:00am can be a recipe (pun intended) for throwing your hands in the air and screaming, “I NEVER WANT TO SEE ANOTHER EGG AGAIN”. Read more
Keto Christmas cookies
December 20, 2016

The Great Keto Christmas Cookies Roundup: 25 of Our Favorite Recipes

Let me tell you something true: Holidays just aren't as happy without cookies. Only grinches can successfully hold out against them. Unfortunately, that often means that the holiday season comes with holiday weight gain. Read more
Herb salad with tuna avocado and radishes
December 05, 2016

What to Do With Leftover Herbs: Our Favorite Ways to Use Them Up

A recipe calls for just a few teaspoons of cilantro or a single sprig of parsley. You bought a whole bunch. What do you do with the rest? Learn about ways to use up extra leftover herbs you may have in your fridge. Read more
Creamy carrot avocado soup
November 21, 2016

Vegan Thanksgiving Ideas: Recipes for a Plant-Based Holiday

If you’re vegan, attending Thanksgiving dinner with family or friends can be precarious. Of course, there’s the obvious turkey centerpiece. Then there are the familiar sides: baked goods crafted with butter and eggs, the sweet potatoes laden with cream, the chicken-stock soup and the broccoli casserole loaded with cheese and ham. Even if you’re the one hosting, you might meet a little resistance if you suggest eschewing these traditional dishes this year. Read more
Sweet potato brownies
November 07, 2016

Comfort Food Makeovers: Gluten-Free Versions of 7 Favorite Dishes

You’ve cut gluten out of your diet. You feel a ton better: no more digestive upset, weird mood swings, inflammation or bloating. You’re loving how your body is running like a well-oiled machine ... and all you want is a slab of Mom’s classic tuna noodle casserole. Read more
Carro cake bites
October 24, 2016

Sugar-Free Halloween Treats: 3 Quick Recipes

Halloween can be a tricky time of year when you’re conscious of what you’re eating (and especially if you’re avoiding sugar altogether). A quick look at the candy aisle of reveals all kinds of non-foods packed into traditional Halloween treats: corn syrups, binders, preservatives, emulsifiers, food dyes, flavoring agents… all things that the body doesn’t love and won’t leave you feeling great. Read more
Navitas power snacks
July 11, 2016

5 Whole30 Snacks You Should Be Making Now

Have you heard of Whole30? You’re not alone. Its whole-foods based approach to eating is similar to a Paleo diet, encouraging consumption of meat, seafood, eggs, plenty of veggies, some fruit, and ample healthy fats from unrefined oils, nuts and seeds. The main message behind Whole30 is that we should avoid packaged or processed foods: basically, anything requiring a label is out. Read more
Soba noodle stirfry with green beans and egg
June 22, 2016

Cooking with Healthy Oils: Know Your Smoke Points

Finding the right oil for whatever dish you’re making is not only key to making it taste amazing, it’s also key to keeping it healthy and safe. Read more
Minestrone soup
June 06, 2016

Oil-Free Cooking: How to Adapt Your Favorite Recipes

If you’re looking to cut down on the amount of oil in your diet, you may worry that you’ll be stuck eating strictly steamed vegetables and plain, poached fish. Sure, they’re healthy, but they’re definitely not interesting and probably won’t motivate you to stick with your oil-free experiment for long. Luckily, there are tons of swaps to make cooking oil-free—or simply with less oil—easy and tasty. Read more
Fettle Vegan strawberry basil ice cream
June 02, 2016

Read the Blog, Eat the Meals: Fettle Vegan

You read their recipes. You drool over their photos. Now eat their food! We’re excited to be partnering with several of our favorite authors and bloggers, helping you cook some of their most popular meals through PlateJoy. Read more
Adapt recipes for the grill
May 23, 2016

How to Adapt Healthy Recipes for the Grill

It’s nearly summer, that hallowed time of year when the grills, tongs and barbecue aprons come out (no parka required). If the thought of cooking al fresco conjures up images of burgers and brats (and your healthy sensibilities start panicking), we have good news: the grill isn’t just for ballpark food! Read more
Chocolate cinnamon quesadillas
May 02, 2016

Get the Recipe: Homemade Chocolate Almond Butter Quesadillas

When I was a kid at Halloween, there was one candy that always reigned supreme: Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. I would trade candy with my younger brothers to accumulate as many peanut butter cups as possible, and would hoard them so they'd last at least until Christmas. They say there's no wrong way to eat one, but the best way is to leave it somewhere in the sun by accident, until it's so melted that you have to sort of eat it with a spoon (or out of the paper liner - I'm not proud). Read more
Fig date and almond yogurt parfaits
March 21, 2016

Build the Best Vegan Breakfast: Recipe Ideas

Looking for more vegan breakfast ideas? Try our FREE 4-day vegan quickstart meal plan! Read more
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March 04, 2016

Allergy-Free Friday: Sweet Potato Dairy-Free Quesadillas

Welcome to Allergy-Free Friday, where we’re sharing our favorite recipes from the PlateJoy library with no gluten, dairy, eggs, tree nuts, peanuts, eggs and soy. * * * When you say quesadilla, my first thought is: melty cheese. When you're cutting out dairy, it's hard to find something that melts in that same cheesy way. But recipe wizard Gena Hamshaw of The Full Helping reinvented the beloved quesadilla in a cheese-less version that still satisfies all our cravings. Read more
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February 02, 2016

Paleo Snacktime: Super Bowl Snack Edition

Super Bowl time traditionally means a celebration of all things battered, breaded and fried. This year, we're putting some Paleo twists on your go-to party staples that will leave all your guests cheering. Read more
January 14, 2016

5 Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes from Around the World

You don't have to be taking a vacation this winter to beat the January blues. Coming home to something in the slow cooker is the culinary equivalent of a weekend getaway - warm, rejuvenating, and totally transporting. Read more
December 18, 2015

Healthy Christmas Cookies: 5 Favorite Recipes

Let's be honest: Cookies are an essential part of holiday cheer. Rather than try to avoid them at all costs, having a healthier option on hand lets you satisfy your cookie cravings and celebrate the season, without the subsequent sugar crash. (And we know you'll need the energy for that last-minute shopping marathon.) Read more
December 15, 2015

Read the Blog, Eat the Meals: The Full Helping

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December 04, 2015

Allergy-Free Friday: Avocado-Lime Chicken Salad

Welcome to Allergy-Free Friday, where we're sharing our favorite recipes from the PlateJoy library that are free of gluten, dairy, eggs, tree nuts, peanuts, eggs and soy. Read more
November 30, 2015

Read the Book, Eat the Meals: Simply Scratch

You read their recipes. You drool over their photos. Now eat their food! We’re excited to be partnering with several of our favorite authors and bloggers, helping you cook some of their most popular meals through PlateJoy. Read more
November 20, 2015

Allergy-Free Friday: Ginger Blackberry Oat Smoothie

Welcome to Allergy-Free Friday, where we're sharing our favorite recipes from the PlateJoy library that are free of gluten, dairy, eggs, tree nuts, peanuts, eggs and soy. Read more
Kale Waldorf Paleo Salad
November 17, 2015

What to Cook for a Paleo Thanksgiving: Starter, Main, Sides & Dessert!

Holiday planning is in full swing at PlateJoy, and we're planning an all-Paleo Thanksgiving this year. See what's on our all gluten-free, dairy-free menu, or check out more options here. Read more
October 14, 2015

Paleo Snack Time: Pumpkin Seeds, 4 Ways

Each month, we share some of our favorite Paleo snack ideas on Paleo Snack Time. Get more Paleo, Low Carb and Gluten-Free snack inspiration and build your personalized menu on PlateJoy. Read more
Burger
October 06, 2015

3 Tips for Better Burgers from The Food Lab's Kenji López-Alt

Want to make the perfect, juicy burger? Check out these tips from Serious Eats and The Food Lab writer, Kenji López-Alt. This includes what temperature to cook the meat to, salting, and using a thermometer. Read more
December 16, 2014

PlateJoy Recipes: Balsamic-Glazed Sirloin with Rosemary Polenta

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October 29, 2014

Read the Blog, Eat the Meals: Lexi's Clean Kitchen

You read their recipes. You drool over their photos. Now eat their food! We’re excited to be partnering with several of our favorite food blogs, delivering you some of their most popular meals through PlateJoy. Read more
October 15, 2014

Read the Blog, Eat the Meals: Veggie Belly

You read their recipes. You drool over their photos. Now eat their food! We’re excited to be partnering with several of our favorite food blogs, delivering you some of their most popular meals through PlateJoy. Read more
October 08, 2014

Read the Blog, Eat the Meals: Sodium Girl

You read their recipes. You drool over their photos. Now eat their food! We’re excited to be partnering with several of our favorite food blogs, delivering you some of their most popular meals through PlateJoy. Read more
September 17, 2014

Read the Blog, Eat the Meals: Oh My Veggies

You read their recipes. You drool over their photos. Now eat their food! We’re excited to be partnering with several of our favorite food blogs, delivering you some of their most popular meals through PlateJoy. Read more
September 11, 2014

Read the Blog, Eat the Meals: Summer Tomato

You read their recipes. You drool over their photos. Now eat their food! We’re excited to be partnering with several of our favorite food blogs, delivering you some of their most popular meals through PlateJoy. Read more
August 27, 2014

Read the Blog, Eat the Meals: PaleOMG

You read their recipes. You drool over their photos. Now eat their food! We're excited to be partnering with several of our favorite food blogs, delivering you some of their most popular meals through PlateJoy. Read more
August 20, 2014

Read the Blog, Eat the Meals: Kath Eats Real Food

You read their recipes. You drool over their photos. Now eat their food! We're excited to be partnering with several of our favorite food blogs, delivering you some of their most popular meals through PlateJoy. Read more
August 14, 2014

Read the Blog, Eat the Meals: Breakfast Criminals

You read their recipes. You drool over their photos. Now eat their food! Starting this month, we're excited to be partnering with several of our favorite food blogs, delivering you some of their most popular meals through PlateJoy. Read more
July 22, 2014

New Way to Use Summer Fruit: Make a 10-Minute Pizza

Fresh fruit is one of our favorite snacks year-round but in summer—when markets are overflowing with peaches, berries and cherries—why not sneak it into every course? Pancakes with berries, sandwiches with fresh strawberry jam and, yes, even fruit on a pizza (other than pineapple). Read more
June 26, 2014

Make a 4-Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

Here in the PlateJoy office, we're excited that June 26 is National Chocolate Pudding Day, so today, we're sharing the recipe for a delicious chocolate snack that can be made in 2 minutes flat! Even better, there's minimal clean-up required, making this the perfect après-dinner treat. Read more

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