New American Plate Challenge

Week 11

Sesame Tempeh Budda Bowl

This Buddha bowl is inspired by tempeh—the traditional fermented Indonesian soy and grain cake. It’s filled to the brim with brown rice, crunchy radishes, baby kale, asparagus, mushrooms, and peppers. And topped with a tahini ginger dressing for bold flavor.

Recipe adapted from Sharon Palmer, Plant-Powered Dietitian

Caulifornia Breakfast Bowl

This unique breakfast bowl uses cauliflower for the base instead of rice.  Top it with delicious fiber filled veggies and a soft-cooked egg for a satisfying start to your morning.

Egg and Roasted Red Pepper Wrap

Start your morning right with this protein-rich egg wrap. Make the cheese and red pepper filling the night before so in the morning you can cook the egg and assemble the wrap in less than 10 minutes.

Quinoa and Black Bean Salad

This substantial summer salad offers a healthful balance between vegetables and protein. Enjoy the diverse flavors and textures in this easy dish.

Baked Apple Chips

The perfect snack to take on-the-go.  Enjoy this savory and sweet snack for an afternoon snack, post exercise pick-me-up, or when your sweet tooth has shown up.

Carrot and Apple Soup

This fall soup is full of deep orange carrots and bright red apples, colorful representations of the changing season. Both foods contain cancer-fighting fiber and other potent protective compounds like beta-carotene (carrots) and quercetin (apples).  This is a great dish to warm your tummy after a long walk in the cooler weather.

Whole-Wheat Pasta with Ricotta, Roasted Garlic and Walnuts

This easy dinner only needs 5 main ingredients and requires minimal prep work, making it perfect for those long days. It features hearty whole-wheat pasta, reduced-fat ricotta and roasted garlic for plenty of fiber and cancer-fighting phytochemicals. Baked walnuts add a satisfying crunch and the healthy omega-3 fat, alpha-linolenic acid.

Lemony Shrimp Sorghum Risotto

This one-pot risotto features ancient grains, peas, and zesty lemon. Sorghum is an up-and-coming whole grain that packs plenty of fiber, protein and cancer-fighting compounds. Shrimp adds extra protein, but can easily be substituted with fall veggies for a vegetarian version of this comforting classic.

Moroccan-style Cauliflower

Moroccan cooking often uses a trio of olive oil, lemon juice and cilantro to bring out the full flavor of vegetables. Easy to make, this cauliflower dish packs beneficial fiber, and the cancer-protective phytochemical, sulforaphane. Quick-steaming the cauliflower and garlic in broth with turmeric infuses a rich flavor and color. Research shows that the antioxidant actions of turmeric’s yellow-orange pigment curcumin may help protect cells from free radicals that can damage cellular DNA.

Italian Stuffed Tomatoes

Plump, ripe, brilliant red tomatoes filled with aromatic fresh herbs, whole-wheat garlicky croutons and savory olives and cheese make for a delicious treat. Although stuffed tomatoes are popular in several cuisines, they are especially popular in Italy because of Italians’ love of garden-fresh tomatoes. The French twist comes from using chevre cheese.