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avocado stuffed portobello mushroom recipe

Avocado-Stuffed Portobellos

By Robin Asbell

Before hitting the grill, the portobello mushrooms are marinated in a pinot noir and thyme reduction, extra-virgin olive oil, and honey.

grilled corn and quinoa salad

Grilled Corn and Quinoa Salad

By Robin Asbell

Inspired by the Indigenous foods of South America, this medley of nutty quinoa and caramelized grilled corn makes a great main course for plant-based diners or a satisfying side for omnivores.

tabbouleh bowl

Tabbouleh Bowl

By Maddie Augustin

This gluten-free tabbouleh grain bowl uses quinoa instead of the traditional couscous and is topped with chickpeas, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, and olives.

spicy peanut noodle bowl

Spicy Peanut Noodle Bowl

By Maddie Augustin

This Thai-inspired grain bowl is packed with veggies like carrots, red cabbage, edamame, and red bell pepper.

Healthier Deep-Dish Pizza

Make-Your-Own (Healthier) Deep-Dish Pizza

By Chef Ryan Dodge

Enjoy a feel-good pizza night in less than 20 minutes with an at-home version of this featured favorite from the LifeCafe menu at Life Time River North at One Chicago.

Michelle Tam's pipian pork

Instant Pot Pipián Pork

By Michelle Tam

This fork-tender pork in green mole sauce can be made in a slow cooker as well.

Michelle Tams' green soup

Instant Pot Green Soup

By Michelle Tam

Packed with green veggies like spinach, broccoli, zucchini, and scallions, this nutritious soup is topped with a tangy vegan cashew cream.

a pot of shrimp in green sauce

Shrimp Simmered in Green Mole

By Michelle Tam

Make the green mole ahead of time and this dish comes together in minutes.

Pizza Meatballs with dipping sauce.

Pizza Meatballs

By The Life Time Health Team

Enjoy as an appetizer or serve with roasted veggies to make into a meal.

Blackened Salmon Caesar Salad

Blackened Salmon Caesar Salad

By The Life Time Health Team

This spin on a traditional Caesar salad features greens from Brussels sprouts and omega-3s from a filet of salmon — both of which can offer mood-supportive benefits.

Chicken Bacon Ranch Bowl

Chicken Bacon Ranch Bowl

By The Life Time Health Team

Combine this classic trio of flavors with veggies for a delicious and nutritious meal.

a casserole of cauliflower steak and farro

Cauliflower Steak and Farro Casserole

By Maddie Augustin

Roasted squash and farro are topped with cauliflower steaks and walnuts for a comforting dish.

a dish of wild rice pilaf

Wild Rice Pilaf

By Maddie Augustin

We use a mix of wild rice and brown rice in this simple pilaf, which is studded with dried cranberries.

green bean casserole

Dairy-Free Green Bean Casserole

By Maddie Augustin

We sub in full-fat coconut milk for heavy cream in this mushroom-packed green bean casserole.

sweet potato casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole With Pecan Granola

By Maddie Augustin

Our dairy-free sweet-potato casserole is topped with homemade granola.

a tin casserole of polenta pistachio casserole

Polenta Pistachio Pesto Casserole

By Maddie Augustin

Pesto and broccoli are topped with disks of polenta and grated Parmesan cheese for a homey casserole.

bowls of white bean vegetable soup

White-Bean Vegetable Soup

By Maddie Augustin

This hearty bean soup is packed with Tuscan kale, zucchini, and herbs like basil and oregano.

a dish of spicy chicken meatballs

Spicy Chicken Meatballs With Coconut Pineapple Rice

By Maddie Augustin

Oat flour helps bind together these spicy chicken meatballs, which are topped with a pineapple-honey glaze.

glass container filled with balsamic marinated tomatoes

Balsamic-Marinated Tomatoes

By Maddie Augustin

These simple marinated cherry tomatoes will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to a week.

crispy herbed tofu in a glass container

Crispy Herbed Tofu

By Maddie Augustin

A dusting of cornstarch is the key to the crisp texture.

metal lunch box container with brown rice pilaf

Brown Rice Pilaf

By Maddie Augustin

This healthy pilaf is studded with sun-dried tomatoes and fresh basil and parsley.

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