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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
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
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
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
December 16, 2014

PlateJoy Recipes: Balsamic-Glazed Sirloin with Rosemary Polenta

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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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