Give yourself a meatless day. If you are in the mood to prepare a very tasty but hearty dish this can be it! A vegetarian Meatloaf. This recipe is packed with healthy fillers, like Quinoa, zucchini, carrots and flax meal. This meatloaf can be made using a cupcake pan or a regular baking pan.
If using a cupcake pan, you can add mashed potato topping and make it look like frosting. Your kids will be more incline to eat them then.
This recipe is the healthy version of the traditional deep fried egg roll that you get a the Chinese buffet or Chinese take-out. In this recipe we added sweet potatoes instead of pork and we bake it instead of deep frying it. Therefore, its not only super tasty but packed with nutrients.
This is one of my favorite soups to eat all year round. You would never know that this soup contains NO heavy cream or any kind of dairy.The red and green garnishes (Goji berries, chopped tomatoes and basil) makes it perfect for this holidays. Enjoy!
This easy and delicious dish can be prefect for school lunches. Make it the night before or have your little chef in the kitchen help you on any week night for dinner. They will have a lot of fun cutting these rounds
You would never know that this non-dairy Mac and and Cheese is made with potatoes, carrots and sunflower seeds. Yes, that's it. The combination of these 2 veggies and seeds create a creamy sauce that would satisfy any Mac'n Cheese lover! You can alternate using cashews instead of the sunflower seeds. It would just not be recommended if you have a tree nut allergy. You can even use gluten free macaroni and now you really have an exceptional healthy dish!
As vegetarians(or not), we need to add protein to our bodies. The following recipe is "pumped" with plant-based proteins from beans, seeds and oats. As a vegetarian, this is one of my to go recipes when I want a burger (you don't need to be vegetarian in order to savor this baby!). At The Real Food Academy, we have also made this recipe with hundreds of kids and just after we got their seal of approval (kids can be harsh recipe judges) we decided on going public with it! TIP: Serve it with our Sweet and Tangy Coleslaw with Apples
and top it with avocado slices and sprouts. Next time you have a gathering your guest will be impressed with your new plant-based burger!
Did you know that in March we celebrate the National Colon Cancer Awareness month? Yep! That's right, the Colon is such an important part of our digestive system, part of its job is to move out the residue of our body(by this I mean the stuff that our body does not need). Keeping the Colon working at its full potential also aids in preventing Colorectal cancer which is seen more and more in industrialized countries like the USA. When the Colon cannot "pass" the garbage out, it can irritate the cells that cover its inside lining, when this happens, the possibility of damaging these cells and creating a toxic buildup can lead to dangerous polyps. Over time, some colon polyps can develop into colon cancer, which is often fatal when found in its later stages. The good news? By adding more fiber, water, Vitamin A & D (from real foods) and healthy bacteria we can help to keep it healthy. The following recipe has all of the "good stuff" to keep your Colon going so go ahead and share it with your family and friends. At the Real Food Academy, we love to keep our community healthy!
Follow this recipe and stay warm during the Holidays! Leftover Turkey can be used in soups, wraps, sandwiches, salads and empanadas, just to name a few recipes that come to mind. You can always strain the broth and keep it in the freezer for future use. The advantages of making your own broth; low in salt, free of preservatives and food coloring. Enjoy!
Sorghum also known as Wondergrain is an ancient and healthy Old World Grain that has been a principal source of energy for millions. It’s gluten free, cholesterol free, and is a good source of fiber and iron; it also has 5g of protein per serving! It is neutral in flavor and can be paired with your favorite foods and spices. The grain does not get soggy in soups and dishes. Pitimi, Jowar, Kaoliang and Milo are a few names for Sorghum around the world.
This rich vegetarian recipe can be served over pasta, zucchini noodles and even brown rice! At The Real Food Academy, we choose to serve it with Zucchini raw noodles, this way we get all the benefits of the enzymes in the raw summer squash. We have turned many children into vegetable lovers by working with this cool little gadget. Once they make their noodles or ribbons they just cant help but having lots of them! Remember, use organic vegetables for this and all your recipes. Enjoy! BTW- The Spiralizer is available at our shop. For those of you the have never seen it in action here is a short fun video ; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agYDZr0GO3I
I honestly can't remember when did we start this tradition in my family, but almost every month we have our Taco Tuesday night and we go all out with it! The following is my own recipe which is easy to make and will feed a family of four...... and a dog! Serve with diced Avocado, shredded Lettuce, diced Tomatoes, sliced Jalapenos Lime wedges, Queso Fresco and Sour Cream.
With so many fun pasta shapes to choose from you'll have everyone having soup in less than an hour.