Recipes

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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Chicken Meatballs

You don't need to have pasta to enjoy meatballs!  Sub out the meat for chicken or turkey and skip the pasta. Perfect for a snack, but they are not quite a meal on it's own though... 

Tofu Salad

Here's a salad that I have several times a week - I make them assembly line style on the weekend so I can just grab & go on weekdays!

Cucumber Salad

This is perfect to munch on during the day between snacks and meals. 

Wild Alaskan Salmon Salad

Don't overlook canned salmon!  This is quick and easy as it is shelf stable and fully cooked. There is no thawing or special preparation. And with little to no mercury content, it’s a great way to get those omega-3s in!  

 

 

 


Turkey Burgers

The pear in this recipe allows the very lean turkey meat to be juicy, which can otherwise be dry.  I typically wrap one burger in a low carb wrap.

Brussels Sprouts with Walnut-Lemon Vinaigrette

Even if you are generally not a fan of brussel sprouts, give this a shot!  The fresh lemon an nutty walnut oil give it a wonderful flavor! 

Fruit and Yogurt

One of my all-time favorite breakfasts.

Peanut Butter Kale

Kale with spicy peanut butter sauce.  

Lentil Soup

Delicious vegetarian option and hearty soup!

Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers

This stuffed pepper recipe has a flavorful, tomato-based sauce and is full of fresh veggies. It is simple to make and you can substitute any number of vegetables you desire, as well as your own seasonings to taste.

Low Carb Egg White Wrap

This is the perfect breakfast for those that do not have time to cook a complete meal in the morning! This recipe calls for 12 wraps/burritos, but I suggest making more than that since they will be frozen. I usually double the recipe to make 24.

Salmon topped with Spinach and Feta

Salmon and walnuts are both super-stars: they are packed with healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Top this combo with spinach and you've got yourself a delectable dish for champions!

Lentil Pumpkin Soup

Hearty, savory, and satisfying, this soup makes an incredible dinner or lunch any day! Packed with protein, fiber, and antioxidants, your body will be saying 'Thank You."

Edamame Falafel

Though the traditional falafel are made with chickpeas and fried, this falafel is baked and made with edamame. Edamame is immature green soy beans, which means that these patties are packed with protein. And even though this picture shows the Falafel on a bun... you can eat them over a salad or simply with a side of roasted broccoli if you're in a Core period!

Tofu Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce

Who says lettuce wraps have to contain chicken?  Wait, maybe the better thing to say here is:  Who says tofu can't taste as great as chicken in these lettuce wraps?  Especially doused with a creamy, thick spiced peanut sauce?

This is a fun hands-on meal that everyone will love, even if they don't think they like tofu!

Tofu Sloppy Joes

I originally thought there's no way the words tofu and sloppy joe could go together but after trying this recipe I now know they're a great pair! Tofu crumbles very nicely, picking up savory flavors and seasoning easily. This recipe is perfect for a sandwich (in a post-workout grain window), over some spaghetti squash, or topping a salad.

TIP: Be sure to have plenty of napkins on hand!

Chickpea Flour and Edamame 'Pizzatata'

Though this recipe takes a bit longer than most of my other recipes, and takes more pans its well worth the effort, I promise! The pizza is part is made from chickpea flour and is more the consistency of a frittata without the eggs or polenta. Then its topped with roasted tomatoes and sauteed onions and edamame, with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese. Like a chickpea flour pizza of sorts. Mm. Get on that.

Healthy Tomato Ricotta Pie

I know what you are thinking: Tomato Ricotta Pie, how can that be healthy? Because I said so. Hah. No. Because I futzed around with the recipe, of course! (Futz is a word, isn't it?) This dinner/side dish/breakfast is packed with protein {did you know that 1/2 cup ricotta has 14 grams of protein?!}, has a healthier crust {homemade from whole wheat bread!}, and antioxidant packed tomatoes. I used fat free Ricotta cheese to keep the saturated fat down; but you can absolutely use part skim if you rather. {Side note: 1/2 cup Part Skim Ricotta has 171 calories and 6 grams saturated fat while Fat Free Ricotta has 80-100 calories and 0 grams saturated fat}. Also, I used 2 whole eggs because the yolk has half the protein and lots of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. However, you can absolutely substitute 4 egg whites or the equivalent egg-substitute.

Spiced Lentils with a Poached Egg

These lentils are amazingly delicious. You can use these as a side dish or even as the main part of your dinner.  

Feel free to top the lentils with an over-easy egg instead of poached, or leave them off completely!

Three Bean Salad

Zesty. Crunchy. Tender.  This bean salad makes a great side dish as well as a protein and fiber-packed snack.

Feel free to use any type of beans and add any chopped, fresh veggies you like.  


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