Whole Wheat Cheddar Scones

Hearty whole wheat flour anchors these scones, but if you’re looking to experiment with a new ingredient, we also highly recommend whole grain spelt flour. Look for a grass fed Cheddar, or visit the Oldways Cheese Coalition for more cheese...

Lemon Cake

This cake is packed with citrus: the zest and juice of two lemons go into the batter, extra lemon zest is used to make the frosting, and glazed lemon slices are an optional, impressive garnish on top. That’s three lemons total! The recipe calls for extra virgin olive oil in place of butter,...

Banana Muffins

These whole wheat muffins are a great way to use up over-ripe bananas. Chopped walnuts add a delicious crunch. You can bake this recipe in a loaf pan instead, if you prefer banana bread.


Reminiscent of a cheesecake, this light and airy Turkish dessert features a number of healthy Mediterranean ingredients, including Greek yogurt and dried fruit.

Penne Tuscan Sausage

Hearty whole grain penne pasta stands up to strong flavors from Tuscan sausage and sun dried tomatoes in this dish. By using a few quality ingredients, it is tasty yet simple to prepare. Serve it with a big green salad or roasted vegetables.


You might be surprised to find that extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) is just as useful in baking as it is in cooking. It can be substituted in the place of butter to make recipes healthier and with a distinctively smooth and light flavor, as you’ll see in this recipe. Add chopped pistachios and lemon...

Yellow Split Pea Cheesy Pasta

Blended yellow split peas and yogurt provide a comforting, creamy texture to this pasta dish. Try using whole grain pasta or pulse pasta, pasta made with lentils, peas, beans or chickpeas. Pulse pasta is quick cooking, and...

Spaghetti with Tomato, Chicken, Pesto

Eating pasta is not only a great way to get more vegetables in your diet, but also a way to add whole grains. Studies show that eating whole grains instead of refined grains lowers the risk of many chronic diseases. In this...

Sun Dried Tomato Penne Pasta

Some of the most satisfying pasta dishes are unbelievably simple. In this recipe, the vegetables steam and cheese melts from the heat of freshly cooked pasta, with no need for an extra sauce pot on the stove.

Lentil Lasagna

Lentils are a plant-based diet pantry staple. They are packed with fiber, antioxidants, calcium, iron, and protein, and they come in a variety of colors. In this lasagna recipe, lentils add body to the tomato sauce filling for a satisfying vegetarian meal.

Pumpkin Kibbeh

Kibbeh are traditionally made with ground meat and fried in oil. This healthier, vegetarian recipe uses a chickpea and spinach filling and a delicious pumpkin and bulgur dough. The balls are also baked instead of fried. Enjoy them as an appetizer or mezze plate, with yogurt sauce and pita.

Chickpea Spinach Pasta Salad

This recipe can be made ahead and served chilled — or enjoyed as soon as it’s ready at room temperature. A very simple and economical recipe, ready in the time it takes to cook the pasta.


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