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Restaurant-Worthy Meals Done at Home, Healthier

I love to cook, but sometimes the temptation to dine out gets the better of me. Unfortunately, a lot of the food in restaurants is less than ideal when it comes to your health!

With the new year, it’s a great time to refocus your cooking and try recipes that will satisfy your desire to hit the restaurants, but don’t load up on the salt and fat. All the recipes below are approved by our Healthy Eating specialists and they follow the four pillars of healthy eating – they’re made using whole foods, they’re plant-strong™, they only contain healthy fats and they’re nutrient dense. All that and they taste good too! No reservation required.

Eggplant Bolognese


Spiced Lamb and Lentils with Cucumber-Tahini Salad


Tandoori-Style Shrimp and Vegetable Kabobs


Pork Stir-Fry with Asparagus, Peppers and Green Onions


White Bean and Almond Burgers


Mushroom, Chard and Caramelized Onion Tacos


Shrimp and Pineapple over Coconut Rice


Cajun Grass-Fed Beef Skillet Supper


What restaurant meals do you like to make more healthy at home? Share in the comments!

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