New American Plate Challenge

Week 1

Mediterranean White Bean and Sorghum Bowl

Meal prep this healthy, delicious combination based on white beans, carrots, cauliflower, sorghum, pistachios, kale, and Mediterranean herbs. In about 45 minutes, you can put together 4 plant-based, gluten-free entrée salads for a week of healthy eating.

Recipe by Sharon Palmer, The Plant-Powered Dietitian SharonPalmer.com

Berry Quinoa Power Bowl

You can whip this bowl up in minutes—even quicker if you use leftover quinoa from the day before. Enjoy it for breakfast, or try packing it up for lunch, too.

Recipe by Sharon Palmer, The Plant-Powered Dietitian SharonPalmer.com

Southwestern Bean Salad

Southwestern Bean Salad

This week’s recipe comes from our healthy kids program, created to help instill the importance of nutrition in a younger generation. Protein helps maintain a strong immune system, promotes cell growth and repair, and aids in muscle health. To teach the power of plant proteins, we’re featuring a fun and easy dish made with fiber-rich beans, colorful corn and crunchy peppers and carrots. By helping your kids make nutritious choices today, you’re putting them on track for a healthier future.

Kickin’ Kale Chips

Try these lightly salted, crispy kale chips to satisfy your urge for crunchy chips. It’s a great way to introduce yourself to kale – or to get picky eaters to try healthy greens.

Skillet Chicken with Kale

This healthy one-skillet meal features kale, tomatoes and Italian seasoning with flavorful chicken legs and thighs. Meals like this make family dinner nights so much easier.

Salmon and Vegetable Oven Kebabs

The firm, meaty quality of salmon is perfect for a delectable shish kebab, and its beneficial omega-3 fatty acids make it a healthy choice, too. Add tomatoes, mushrooms, bell peppers and squash to the meal and you’ll create a powerhouse of taste and nutrition.

In this recipe, the marinade infuses the salmon with a decidedly Mediterranean flavor. While the kebabs marinate, prepare a tabouli salad from whole-grain bulgur wheat or serve hummus with whole-wheat pita to round out the meal. You can further enhance the kebabs with a side dipping sauce featuring yogurt and dill. This easy to prepare dish is ideal for a summer backyard picnic.

Fish Tacos with Cabbage Slaw

Warm summer nights are perfect for enjoying light, refreshing dinners. This recipe for fresh fish tacos is low-calorie and delicate, with just a little kick from the garlic, cumin and cilantro spice rub. Tilapia is a good source of protein, vitamin B12 and selenium, which is being studied for its role in reducing prostate cancer risk. Cook outside on the grill and serve alongside simple black beans or a cool avocado salad.

Quinoa with Cauliflower and Broccoli

This recipe is loaded with flavor, protein, fiber and nutrients for cancer prevention. Eat for a light, meatless meal or top with roasted chicken or fish.

Red Chard with Shallots

Red Chard with Shallots

Create this quick, colorful recipe to add an additional vibrant side of hearty vegetables to your plate.