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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.

baked falafel in a glass bowl

Oven-Baked Falafel

By Maddie Augustin

Dried chickpeas are the key to achieving the perfect falafel texture: crisp on the outside, fluffy on the inside.

a sturdy green salad in a metal lunch box bowl

Sturdy Greens Salad

By Maddie Augustin

Use any sturdy green — like kale, chard, mustard greens, or collard greens — to make this hearty salad.

Lucy Sanchez and her mother

Lucy Sanchez’s Favorite Pozole Verde (Her Mother’s Recipe)

By Life Time

Life Time team member Lucy Sanchez shares this beloved recipe of her mother’s — and the story that surrounds it.

5-ingredient pulled chicken

Coach Sam’s 5-Ingredient Pulled Chicken

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT

The perfect versatile meal-prep protein.

A mason jar salad.

Basil Pesto With Chicken Sausage Mason Jar Salad

By The Life Time Training Team

Fresh pesto brings a burst of summer flavor to this transportable salad.

Three Falita's

Make-Your-Own Falita (AKA Falafel Pita!)

By Chef Ryan Dodge

Pickled veggies, crunchy slaw, fresh herbs, and creamy dressings are stuffed into pitas for a refreshing summer dish the whole family can enjoy — and customize to fit their taste.

Chili lime tilapia and veggies in a foil pack

Chili-Lime Tilapia Foil Pack

By Maddie Augustin

Fish is paired with black beans, red bell peppers, and red onions — and lots of spices — in this quick dish.

Cajun Shrimp Tacos With Cilantro Crème and Guacamole

Cajun Shrimp Tacos With Cilantro Crème and Guacamole

By Chef Ryan Dodge

Get a sneak taste of one of the newest additions on the LifeCafe’s new poolside menu with this make-at-home dish.

steak and potatoes cooked in a foil pack

Steak and Potatoes Foil Pack

By Maddie Augustin

Sirloin steak, fingerling potatoes, and broccoli cook at the same time in this foil-pack meal.

spicy ginger tempeh and veggies in a foil pack

Spicy Ginger Tempeh and Eggplant Foil Pack

By Maddie Augustin

Marinate your tempeh and veggies in tamari, garlic, honey, ginger, and sesame oil before cooking in a foil packet.

Italian chicken and mixed veggies in a foil pack

Italian Chicken and Veggies Foil Pack

By Maddie Augustin

For an added Italian touch, top your finished meal with shredded Parmesan.

shrimp and veggies grilled in a foil pack

Shrimp Boil Foil Pack

By Maddie Augustin

This nifty take on the classic shrimp boil combines shrimp, sausage, veggies, and seasonings in a foil packet cooked on the grill.

Greek Chicken Lavash Wrap

Greek Chicken Lavash Wrap

By Chef Ryan Dodge

Filled with Mediterranean ingredients and rolled in flatbread-style lavash, try making this popular LifeCafe bistro recipe yourself at home.

A pasta and veggie dish by chef Jose Andres

Pasta With Eggplant and Chickpeas

By José Andrés

This plant-based, vegetable-heavy meal from Chef José Andrés can be modified with a variety of spices depending on what you have in your pantry.

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