Rainbow Layered Kraut

Need to meal prep? Try Bastyr's Nutrition Department's Rainbow Layered Sauerkraut to add to any salad, sandwich, taco, or eat by itself!  

Tempeh Summer Rolls

These rolls are healthy, adaptable, and make a wonderful light dinner, lunch, or appetizer. Make them with your favorite vegetables and herbs, and serve with a creative dipping sauce!  ...

Grilled Portabella “Ribs”

Portabella mushrooms are a versatile, flavorful ingredient that is nutrient packed and can easily fit into any BBQ party – no matter the audience! Try marinating with different sauces before grilling...

Creamy Vegan Potato Salad

The beloved Summer picnic salad gets a healthy – and green makeover! Using avocados instead of mayo makes a delicious creamy dressing you can feel good about!

Spiced Almonds

This quick and easy snack is the perfect way to add a little zest to your day!

Spicy Tempeh Tacos

Spicy Tempeh Tacos If you haven't tried tempeh, this recipe is a great way to introduce you to its meaty flavor with the added bonus of providing you with some extra probiotics. That's right, because tempeh is...

Southwest Chipotle Chick'n Salad

Southwest Chipotle Chick'n Salad With 25 grams of plant protein and 17 grams of fiber, this meal will keep you fueled and satisfied, says Bastyr alumna Selva Wohlgemuth, MS ('14), RD, who shares this recipe...

Melon, Mint and Lime Sorbet

Melon, Mint and Lime Sorbet There's no need to look at ingredient labels when you make your own sorbet! Try this recipe that combines sweet honeydew melon with tangy lime and the freshness as mint, which also was used as...

Watermelon Cucumber Salad

Watermelon Cucumber Salad This salad is simple, juicy, and thirst-quenching, making it a must-serve dish on hot summer days. Bastyr University nutrition student Lizzie Diehl recommends serving her Watermelon Cucumber Salad...

Grilled Pineapple Salad with Jalapeños and Sweet Onion

Grilled Pineapple Salad with Jalapeños and Sweet Onion Leave room on the grill for fruits and veggies! This scalable whole grain salad by Bastyr nutrition student Lizzie Diehl goes well with grilled meats, and may even steal the show.

Gingered Lentil Sandwich Spread

Gingered Lentil Sandwich Spread Smear this spread on whole-wheat bread and greens for a protein-rich lunch, enlivened by anti-inflammatory ginger. Or try it as a hummus appetizer served with cut-up veggies, pita traingles and...

Black Bean Brownies

Brownies on a plate. You read that correctly — these rich, chocolately brownies have fantastic flavor, unexpected ingredients and are easy to make. The cameo appearance of black beans add a boost of protein and...
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Ginger Peanut Stew

Ginger Peanut Stew This rich, warming stew from Bastyr nutrition student Lizzie Diehl travels and reheats well. Serve it over brown rice, and share it with a neighbor.

Chili-Spiced Sweet Potatoes

A white bowl of mashed sweet potatoes Mashed sweet potatoes are a great addition to any Thanksgiving Day spread. This easy-to-make orange and chili-spiked mixture is a refreshing twist on typically heavy potato dishes. Low in fat...
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Black Bean and Butternut Squash Chili

Bowl of veggie chili with garnish. A pot of Black Bean and Butternut Squash Chili is perfect for Meatless Monday or for game day! Sweet and savory, this veggie chili features seasonal squash, fiber, protein-rich black beans ...
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Root Vegetable and Chickpea Tagine

Root Vegetable and Chickpea Tagine This easy-to-make tagine is representative of a traditional Moroccan tagine, which is cooked over coals to minimize the need for fire. Cooking this tagine in a crockpot allows for a slowly developed...

Raw Zucchini Noodles with Kale Pesto

Raw Zucchini Noodles with Kale Pesto Most people don’t know that zucchini can be eaten raw! Without cooking, the zucchini and kale are higher in vitamins and enzymes that are sometimes destroyed in the cooking process. This mostly raw...

Cilantro Jalapeno Hummus

Cilantro jalapeno hummus in a bowl, garnished with cilantro sprig. Instead of getting stuck in a rut when trying to come up with ideas about what to take to that next summer potluck, try making something that is fresh, tasty and easy to prepare, such as a ...

Green Pea Pesto

Green Pea Pesto in a jar garnished with green peas and basil. High in antioxidants, fiber, potassium and even omega-3 fatty acids, peas also can add some sweetness to a meal. Even people who don't think they like peas should try this pesto, which you can ...

Breakfast Quinoa Porridge

Breakfast Quinoa Porridge This superfood breakfast from Bastyr University 2014-15 dietetic intern Vanessa Berenstein, MS, will jump-start your morning. It’s packed with fiber and is a complete source of plant-based...

Tuscan Bean and Pasta Salad

Tuscan Bean and Pasta Salad This hearty and filling salad is a great entree or side dish to bring to an outdoor picnic because you can make it in advance and it avoids ingredients that spoil quickly such as mayonnaise and dairy...

Smoky Ginger Butternut Soup

Smoky Ginger Butternut Soup in bowl This creamy autumn soup gains a subtle smokiness from dried dulse seaweed, which is rich in iron. The broth made with kombu greens adds minerals. Find these sea greens in a grocery store’s...

Green Bean & Sesame Salad

Green Bean & Sesame Salad This is a fabulous summer salad when green beans are abundant, crisp and fresh. Simple and so easy, it’s great served hot or cold. The key is the Japanese-inspired addition of toasted sesame...

Broccoli Rabe with Red Pepper and Sesame Seeds

Broccoli Rabe with Red Pepper and Sesame Seeds Rabe, raab, rapini – this green cruciferous vegetable goes by many different names. Though broccoli is in its name, broccoli rabe is more closely related to turnips. The leaves are bitter and...

Fresh Corn, Blueberry and Basil Salad

Fresh Corn, Blueberry and Basil Salad This simple salad comes together easily. To avoid using a hot oven in the summer, the corn can be grilled on the barbecue. Leaving the husks and silk intact while roasting results in a soft tender...

Chipotle Coleslaw with Creamy Avocado Dressing

Chipotle Coleslaw in bowl This dish is all about the creamy chipotle avocado dressing. Silky avocado and zesty lemon dance with the smoky kick of chipotle pepper. You won’t miss the mayo.   Customize the...

Red Bean and Quinoa Chili

Chili Because whole grains and beans are combined in this Red Bean and Quinoa Chili, a vegetable or salad is all you need to make a nutritionally complete meal.

Ginger Tahini Dressing

Ginger Tahini Dressing Spice up your salad with a healthy dose of ginger, which is well-known to help soothe stomachaches and reduce nausea, but also can be used for as an anti-inflammatory throughout the body. Be sure to...

Herbarium Cocktail

Herbarium cocktail in Collins glass Elderflower, basil, and lemon cucumber brighten this warm-weather cocktail from Amy Stewart, author of The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World’s Great Drinks....

Avocado Cream with Blackberry Coulis

Avocado Cream with Blackberry Coulis This flavorful dessert combines creamy avocados, which are a great source of fiber, potassium and vitamins C, K, folate and B6, with sweet, antioxidant-rich and brain-boosting blackberries...

Coconut Cashew Bars

Coconut Cashew Bars "Full of fiber and free of dairy, gluten and sugar, these are my favorite treats before or after workouts. They are also excellent with a glass of chilled almond milk.   "This is a...

Sweet and Sour Beets

Diced purple beet The vibrant purple color of beets indicates their rich nutrient profile. Roasting them brings out their natural sweetness and makes for a simple, satisfying side dish. This recipe comes from Bastyr...

Delicata Squash and Tofu Curry

Delicata Squash and Tofu Curry on plate This winter squash has a tender, "delicate" skin that can be eaten, saving the work of peeling. This recipe from Bastyr dietetic intern...

Roasted Eggplant with Lemon Garlic Sauce

Roasted Eggplant with Lemon Garlic Sauce on plate A dish to highlight the gorgeous, glossy colors of eggplants and the rich, meaty texture they take on when cooked. Eggplants are an excellent source of fiber and a good source of heart-healthy...

Thai Carrot Salad

Thai carrot salad in bowl Bastyr dietetic intern Siona Sammartino shares this recipe from her recent healthy vegetables video series. This salad is bursting with a rainbow of flavors. Veggies should never be boring...

Sweet Potato-Black Bean Stew with Sweet Peppers and Peanut Sauce

Sweet Potato-Black Bean Stew Acclaimed food author Mollie Katzen shares this recipe in advance of her Sept. 27 talk at Bastyr. The dish comes from her...

Asian Breakfast Rice

Photo of Asian Breakfast Rice This savory dish will keep you full all morning with protein and whole grains. It's also packed with vitamins, nutrients, and delicious umami flavor.

Fermented Vegetables

Fermented Vegetables Advertisements abound for probiotic pills and supplements, but you can make your own probiotics that will be a bonus both to your pocketbook and your taste buds. Probiotics are important to include...

Mock Hot Chocolate Drink

Mock Hot Chocolate Drink Enjoy this sweet, warming drink when you need a cool-weather pick-me-up! Carob comes from the seed pods of a locust tree and is rich in many nutrients. It’s delicious as a natural sweetener and...

Warming Chai Tea

Warming Chai Tea from scratch at Bastyr University Making chai tea from scratch is easy and you'll appreciate how the fragrance will fill your kitchen! Your body will appreciate it, too: Ginger and cinnamon contain powerful anti-inflammatory...

Maple Pecan Bon Bons

 mini "pecan pies" recipe Don't have time to make a pecan pie? Try these easy mini "pecan pies" for your next holiday gathering. The dates that work as the glue to keep the bon bons together are a great source...

Fast and Satisfying Miso Soup

Fast and Satisfying Miso Soup As the name implies, this soup is quick and easy, making it an ideal entree when time is short. It is also warming, nourishing and an excellent companion for rainy and cold Pacific Northwest winter...

Logan's Famous Pad Thai

Logan's Famous Pad Thai This vegetarian Pad Thai from the Bastyr Dining Commons' own Logan Walker is a favorite year-round. Although Pad Thai and other Thai dishes often use fish sauce as a...

Pecan Date Bon Bons

Pecan Date Bon Bons, oranges on a white plate with people cooking in background. Although bon bons most often are filled with gooey, sweet chocolate, these equally delicious Pecan Date Bon Bons are filled with nutritious ingredients that give you fuel rather than just a sugar...

Rainbow Chard with Cranberries and Almonds

Rainbow Chard with Cranberries and Almonds Although many recipes call for removing the nutritious stems from chard, this recipe from the Bastyr Kitchen takes advantage of the entire chard leaf by incorporating stem and all. Rainbow Chard...

Chickpea Patties

Chickpea Patties The cancer-fighting vitamin B6 is prevalent in chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, making them a nutritious choice. This flavorful entree stars the versatile bean, and was served in the...

Carrot, Orange, Fennel Soup

Carrot, Orange, Fennel Soup This Carrot, Orange, Fennel Soup was served in the Bastyr Dining Commons on February 10, 2012, as part of a cancer-fighting menu created by dietetic intern Matt Keen. Other...

Quinoa Tabbouleh

Quinoa Tabbouleh If you love the crispy flavor of traditional tabbouleh, you'll love the extra nutrition added by substituing the bulgar wheat with quinoa, which is higher in protein, vitamins and minerals.

Vegan Almond Cookies

Vegan Almond Cookies were among the desserts served on November 10, 2011, when the Bastyr Dining Commons brought an early Thanksgiving to the University community. Throughout...
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Roasted Parsnip Celeriac Soup

Celeriac root with leaves While parsnips and celeriac root both have plenty of immune-boosting vitamin C, celeriac also contains minerals such as copper, which helps restore immunity. This sweet, slightly salty and very...