Lunch & Dinner

Easy and health breakfast recipes.

Lunch & Dinner

YBC Ingredient Challenge - Seaweed Rice Cakes with Peanut Sauce

The third & final recipe in the YBC Recipe Challenge is here! These Seaweed Rice Cakes with Peanut Sauce make for a simple lunch or dinner to whip up!

YBC Ingredient Challenge: Black Garlic Congee

Here is the second installment of the YBC Ingredient Challenge! This Black Garlic Congee is a comforti dish to make on a lazy day. Try your hand at it!

Ground Beef & Kale Stew

This hearty Ground Beef & Kale Stew will help power you through these last few weeks of winter! 

Bean & Sauerkraut Salad

This Bean & Sauerkraut Salad, featuring soaked beans and fermented vegetables, is a hearty and nutrient-rich summer meal! 

Steak Lettuce Tacos

Aye caramba, these babies are good!

Turkey, Kale, & Delicata Squash Bowl

This Turkey, Kale, & Delicata Squash Bowl is a hearty dish, complete with Thanksgiving vibes that will keep you satisfied throughout the holiday season and beyond! 

Fermented Twist on Fourth of July Classic Foods

Hey all, it's Madison with another guest post. This time I wanted to offer readers a healthy alternative to traditional Fourth of July meals. Food served on the Fourth is typically heavy on the grease, processed carbs, and saturated fat. These foods are difficult for our bodies to digest and offer little nutritional value. This post re-imagine some classic Fourth of July meals, substituting nutritive ingredients and adding in ferments as a digestive aid. Every recipe in this post offers a great way to introduce healthy probiotics into your system.

No-Breadcrumb Meatballs Recipe

I'm not gluten-free anymore (woo!), but I don't tend to eat a ton of gluten, so when Manitoba Harvest sent these Hemp Hearts, I thought it'd be cool to try them in a meatball recipe in place of breadcrumbs. I had just picked up some ground beef the day the Hemp Hearts arrived so it was like the stars were aligning; don't you just love when that happens?

Classic Pot Roast

In my family, my dad doesn't cook often, but when he does, he goes all out. His specialty has always been family-style, "complete" meals. Like, as a kid growing up, we'd have these huge Christmas breakfasts before we opened presents, and he wouldn't just make the same old eggs we'd have every morning and call it a day. He'd make Eggs Benedict, with homemade hollandaise sauce, bacon, a fruit spread, and fresh juice.

Healthy Slaw Recipe

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A few weeks ago I met up with a friend for a walk. We hit up our local Whole Foods for a light lunch, and they offered a healthy coleslaw option with a dressing of olive oilAVC, and local honey. It was so delicious and it seemed pretty straightforward so I set out to recreate it the next day (it was that good). I've pretty much been making it twice a week ever since and it's the perfect, most refreshing and satisfying summer salad so I wanted to share with you.

Watermelon Pear Summer Salad with Feta

Hola! Today we've got a healthy summer salad post coming from our girl Lauren, YBC's Marketing and Events Director. It also works perfectly for a healthy 4th of July spread, if you're feeling patriotic! Hope you enjoy! xo

Crock Pot Rosemary Chicken

We went up to Germany a few weeks ago to get our things from storage and I was so excited to unpack our crock pot because it just makes life so simple. Pop a chicken in the crock pot in the morning and it's ready for dinner. Use the bones to make a bangin' broth (quick instructions here) in the crock pot overnight and you've got the foundation for a great soup for tomorrow's lunch ready to go. Hallelujah! 

Anyway, the other day I was feeling inspired by MasterChef Australia, which might be my new favorite show (and now that it's over, I need a new show - anyone?). Normally, I watch MasterChef and I say to myself, "Self? You can totally make that croquembouche," and then I remember that a) I don't even eat half the ingredients in it and b) I am no Martha Stewart. However, the other day I watched an episode about chicken, and saw someone do something so simple that I was certain even I couldn't "stuff it up" (how great is that little Australian saying, by the way?)

The little trick, you ask? 

Scallops and Asparagus with Black Garlic Jus

The best part of a yoga retreat is getting to connect with lots of likeminded people and share ideas and stories. While at our Santa Barbara retreat, my friend Carrie mentioned the benefits of black garlic and suggested I try it out. Another friend who was a part of that conversation ended up sending me some a few days later (seriously, how thoughtful is that?!) and I got right to work figuring out how to use it.

Turkey Medallions with Vegetable Medley

Maybe you're not as easily impressed as I, but let me tell you, this meal was a home run, especially for how little effort it took. Seasoned with cinnamon, salt and pepper, the veggies were simple and light, while the turkey remained classic with just oregano and some broth. Definitely something I'll be making again in the very near future. What are your easy go-to meals? 

Garlic Lamb Meatballs

If you're looking for a way to kick up your meatball game (and I mean, who isn't? Just kidding, no one has a meatball they? Anyway.), then you'll want to add these to your repertoire.

Lemon Ginger Salmon Patties

In the fifth month of the GAPS diet and I'm still trending in the right direction. Joint pain is down, energy level is up, and digestion is near perfect. I'm seriously so grateful I read the book and started the diet. 

We've been eating lots of soups and casseroles lately so I thought we'd switch it up... 

GAPS Stuffed Peppers

A couple weeks ago I was in the store and I couldn't believe the price of peppers. For three peppers it was the equivalent of $7.00! Am I a cheapskate or is that a little ridiculous for peppers? Anyway, a few days later I spotted a bag on sale and snatched them up, hoping to make stuffed peppers for dinner. 

Riced Cauliflower Stir Fry

Sometimes you have an idea like riced cauliflower, and in your head it looks so perfect that you decide it'd be easy to just chop the cauliflower by hand rather than use the food processor. In reality, chopping cauliflower is messy and you'll still get giant cauliflower chunks no matter how hard you try so take it from me, bust out the ol' food processor and save yourself the headache. Now that the disclaimer is over, let me just say that apart from the cauliflower explosion all over my kitchen floor, this meal is a win. It's easily customizable, too - just use whatever favorite veggies you've got laying around. I wish I had some carrots on hand to add a little color, but I'll have to use them next time around. 

Best Way to Cook Spaghetti Squash

For ages I've been baking my spaghetti squash. Every time, I'd subsequently try to convince myself that it actually tasted like pasta, but there was no denying it. It was dry, stringy squash. 

While in Dubai, my friend suggested we make spaghetti squash, but her oven was broken. We ended up...