Welcome to the interactive recipes section of the Core Diet member area! We encourage you to browse the submitted recipes and submit one yourself! All recipes meet the Core Diet core period guidelines and are submitted by our users. All submitted recipes will be reviewed by our RD's and approved prior to being posted live. Each month, our RD's will review the submitted recipes and chose one to feature on the public Core Diet blog live on the website homepage. Your name will be identified with the recipe you submit! Enjoy!

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Chipotle Meatballs Recipe

Several years ago a Rick Bayless recipe for chipotle meatballs appeared in the Wednesday section of the New York Times. Fortunately we didn't notice the recipe until a correction for it appeared in a subsequent paper, correcting the 2cansof chipotle peppers the paper had published with the correct 2chiles. We made the meatballs and loved them, but couldn't help wincing over the idea of eating them made with 5 times as much chipotle!

This is the updated version. It's quite spicy and best accompanied with something cooling like greek yogurt and thinly sliced head lettuce.

Eggplant Dip (Baba Ghanouj)

When the eggplant season is in full swing one could find eggplants of every variety - globe, Japanese, striped, white, even eggplants that looked like tomatoes. Here is a wonderful recipe for baba ghanouj (also spelled baba ghanoush) a middle eastern eggplant dip. It can be served with Joseph's low carb pitas.

Kale Soup

This is a fantastic, nutrient rich soup that can be enjoyed almost any time of year.  The batch described below is pretty large and can be stored for the week to enjoy as lunch or dinner.  It's difficult to find ways to consume the nutrient rich kale, and this soup makes it easy, and tasty! 

Turkey Meatloaf

This recipe is a Core Diet favorite!  Plenty of spinach gives this meatloaf a solid serving of veggies, and nutrient density.  It's quick and easy to make, and stays in the fridge all week to enjoy for lunch or dinner after the initial preparation.  Love this recipe!

Tomato, Basil & White Bean Salad

I love this recipe as a healthy side dish instead of rice or potato. This is also a great recipe to have at a cookout or bring to a party! The garlic and basil make this dish extra tasty! 

Balsamic Mushrooms

This quick-to-make recipe can dress up any lean protein, or can be a simple side-dish!  Although the recipe calls for white mushrooms, you can substitute for others such as portobello or shiitake.   Leftovers are perfect to spice up your salad the next day for lunch! 

Turkey Sausage and Broccoli

This recipe is fast and easy to make for a quick and healthy dinner! The broccoli, tomatoes, and basil make this recipe nutrient rich, while the turkey provides quite a bit of protein.  You can also switch it up by using chicken sausage and pick from a variety of "spice" from mild to hot. 

Apple Salad

Bored with your lunchtime snack of plain fruit? This salad incorporates all the macronutrients needed for a perfect balance that will keep you full and energized. We recommend using different apples for varied tastes and color. It's almost too pretty to eat!

Salmon Burgers

Looking to enjoy that post workout window? Choose this!  This is a delicious alternative to your typical burger and packed with those important Omega 3 fatty acids!   Use with or without a bun, or with a Joseph's low carb wrap  depending on your weight loss goals. 

Stuffed Dates

I love this simple recipe as a snack!  I typically just use the walnuts without goat cheese throughout the year, but the addition of goat cheese makes it a great holiday party snack!  As far as core diet items go, this one is calorie dense, and really helps fill you up during those heavy training weeks where the calorie burns are high.

Peanut Butter Banana Tortilla

Looking for an on-the-go breakfast to eat after those early morning swims when you're rushing to work?  This is it!  A perfect combination of protein, fat and carbs that will keep you full and satisfied until that next feeding.  Quick to make and easy to transport, this is also a great choice for a mid-morning or afternoon snack.  Switch it up and sub out the banana for other fruits such as sliced up strawberries, kiwi or apple.  Use you can alos try the quick version: spread 2 Tbsp of Naturally More peanut butter on a low carb wrap and place whole small banana inside.  Roll and eat!

Pumpkin Bread (powerbar replacement)

This recipe is a great, healthy alternative to Powerbars or Nature's Valley bars during your pre-workout window (within 1 hour prior to your workout)....especially during the off season when it's not as critical to be race specific!

Banana Nut Bread (powerbar replacement)

This recipe is a great, healthy alternative to Powerbars or Nature's Valley bars during your pre-workout window (within 1 hour prior to your workout)....especially during the off season when it's not as critical to be race specific!


Nothing like fresh made hummas!  Serve this with a variety of fresh cut raw vegetables or make a vegetarian hummus wrap using something that is low carb such Joseph's Low Carb Wraps. Also consider cutting your low carb wraps into chips and baking them!

Roasted Artichoke Salad

This salad wears many hats!  Have it for lunch, just be sure to include a lean protein; use it as a side dish at dinner; or make it your afternoon snack! 

Springtime Chicken

Looking to dress up that plain chicken breast?  This is an easy recipe to whip up!  Serve with a side vegetable for a complete Core Diet dinner!

Turkey Steaks with Spinach, Pears, and Blue Cheese

This light dinner gives you all you need for a Core Diet dinner: protein, fat and carbs with servigns of both fruit and vegetables!   This can also be made into a lunck salad by not cooking the spinach.  Just top a bed of greens with turkey breast and pear.

Sweet Chicken

Easy wasy to dress up that plain chicken breast!  Experiment with other all fruit preserves to see what your taste buds prefer.  You can make extra by doubling the recipe to have leftovers for lunch!  Pair this with some greens! 

Corn and White Bean Soup

During the cold weather when your craving soup, make up a batch of this for lunch and dinner.  Great option for vegetarians that are looking for ways to get their protein intake up.  Double the recipe to have more for leftovers!

Chicken Tagine

Perfect for those cold months when craving something nutrient dense and warm...

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