Post-Workout Smoothie Bowl

Green smoothie bowl with cinnamon and bananas Optimize your workouts and muscle gains with this post-workout smoothie bowl recipe! 

Heart Beet Donuts

Plate of donuts with white frosting and pink sprinkles This wholesome take on doughnuts are beautiful and provide a great alternative to artificial colors and refined sugars. Beet juice gives the color along with extra nutrients, making this vegan recipe...

Mediterranean Red Lentil Soup with Herbs

Red lentil soup bowl with herbs and spoon A Mediterranean-inspired soup dish full of whole foods!

Sweet Potato Ramen in Bone Broth

Ramen soup with boiled egg,sprouts and green onions This nourishing, gluten-free ramen recipe is packed with flavor and nutritional value!

Vegan, Gluten-free Cornbread

Vegan,gluten-free cornbread slice with herbs and red bell peppper slices As the saying goes "necessity is the mother of invention", this recipe was born in a rushed delivery during a cooking class here at Bastyr to cater to dietary modifications. Shocked and amazed, we...

Dandelion Maca "Mocha"

Dandelion Maca "Mocha" Give your adrenals a break by swapping your morning coffee for this dandelion root mocha! Maca root powder helps balance hormones and supports a healthy stress response. 

Spirulina Energy Bites

Spirulina Energy Bites Spirulina is a greate source of B vitamins and essential fatty acids! Protein, healthy fats, and fiber make these sweet little bites the perfect energizing snack.

Astragalus, Nettle & White Bean Soup

Astragalus, Nettle & White Bean Soup This soup is simple to make, flavorful, and medicinal. While all the ingredients contribute to health in some way, astragalus acts as an adaptogen, helping the body regain balance, while shiitake...

Roasted acorn squash with cranberry quinoa stuffing

Plate with roasted acorn squash with cranberry quinoa stuffing This stuffed squash isn't trying to trick you into thinking it's stuffed with meat. And it doesn't have to! The quinoa filling is satisfying enough on its own, full of spiced warmth and salty...

Purple Sweet Potato Soup "en croute"

Bowl of sweet potato soup with wholesome seedy crust crackers A staple in the Okinawan diet – revered for wellness promotion and longevity, purple sweet potatoes provide sweet, warming nourishment and are a great source of vitamin A, vitamin C, fiber and trace...

Rainbow Layered Kraut

Plate of rainbow color layered sauerkraut on top of salad Need to meal prep? Try Bastyr's Nutrition Department's Rainbow Layered Sauerkraut to add to any salad, sandwich, taco, or eat by itself!  

Baked "Caramel" Apples

Apples and cinnomon sticks This extra easy recipe is a healthy alternative to the classic caramel apple. Although it requires a bit of imagination, this staightforward dish delivers all the time-honored flavors generall...

Tempeh Summer Rolls

Plate of tempeh summer rolls and dipping sauce These rolls are healthy, adaptable, and make a wonderful light dinner, lunch, or appetizer. Make them with your favorite vegetables and herbs, and serve with a creative dipping sauce!  ...

Yucca Fries with Cilantro Mayo

Yucca fries and side of cilantro mayo There are few things that can beat a good side of salty, crisp fries. Enjoy this healthier twist on a side item staple.

Grilled Portabella “Ribs”

Plate of grilled portebello mushrooms Portabella mushrooms are a versatile, flavorful ingredient that is nutrient packed and can easily fit into any BBQ party – no matter the audience! Try marinating with different sauces before grilling...

Creamy Vegan Potato Salad

Plate of Creamy Vegan Potato Salad garnished with green onions The beloved Summer picnic salad gets a healthy – and green makeover! Using avocados instead of mayo makes a delicious creamy dressing you can feel good about!

Branzino in Parchment

Branzino fish The pairing of lemon, fresh herbs and sweet fennel highlights the delicate flavors of the fish in this simple, healthy and exquisite dish. The use of parchment paper as a baking vessel not only...

Mediterranean Quinoa

bowl of Mediterranean Inspired Quinoa Inspired by a recipe from a student named David St. Martin, this whole grain salad has it all. Amino acid-rich quinoa combines with pine nuts and feta to provide protein. The raw herbs add the...

Spiced Almonds

Bowl of spiced almonds This quick and easy snack is the perfect way to add a little zest to your day!

Berry Pie

baking pan of berry pie and ready served plate of pie Enjoy a hint of cinnamon and a boost in antioxidants with this Bastyr Commons recipe. Courtesy of Bastyr's Chef, Joe Ladine. 

Shrimp Dumplings

Serving plate of 4 Shrimp Dumplings
  • Combine mashed shrimp, Asian chives, shitake mushroom, minced peeled ginger, and vegetable oil in a bowl, mix well with a spoon.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and dust...

Delightful Chicken Dumplings

plate of chicken dumplings with sauce and chopsticks
  • The combination of ginger and scallion adds a unique fragrance to the chicken flavor.


Fall Harvest Salad with Pumpkin Dressing

Harvest Salad Salads are not just for summer. They are a simple way to add nutritious, seasonal ingredients to your diet year-round. 

Chocolate Covered Coconut Macaroons

plate of chocolate covered coconut macaroons These are a fabulous sweet treat for adults or children that have problems with wheat or flour.  Be sure to have a good plan for how you will use the precious yolk from the egg (hollandaise?)....

Winter Fruit Almond Cobbler

bowl of almond cobbler The unique use of crispy almonds and arrowroot makes this versatile recipe a winner. Zesty and wholesome, it adapts beautifully to many different seasonal fruit. Apples, stone fruit, berries – make...

Gingerbread Cookies

  Children love making and decorating these tasty little cookie people. Unrefined cane sugar is a naturally processed sweetener where the juice from organically grown...

Hummus Flatbread Pizza

This vegetarian version of pizza is a great way to fill up on heart friendly fiber from legumes and whole wheat flour.  The love is further enhanced by colorful vegetables which provide a...

Holiday Veggie Loaf with Mushroom Gravy

Here’s a quick and easy recipe that is vegetarian, using basic ingredients that you’ll have sitting around in the kitchen. Not only will you save time, but this recipe is healthy and can...

Spicy Tempeh Tacos

Spicy Tempeh Tacos If you haven't tried tempeh, this recipe is a great way to introduce you to its meaty flavor with the added bonus of providing you with some extra probiotics. That's right, because tempeh is...

Southwest Chipotle Chick'n Salad

Southwest Chipotle Chick'n Salad With 25 grams of plant protein and 17 grams of fiber, this meal will keep you fueled and satisfied, says Bastyr alumna Selva Wohlgemuth, MS ('14), RD, who shares this recipe...

Cheesy Polenta Bites with a Trio of Aiolis

Cheesy Polenta Bites on plate The expert-level recipe for Cheesy Polenta Bites Served with a Trio of Aiolis was among the 10 courses served at the 2016 final dinner presented by students graduating from the ...

Melon, Mint and Lime Sorbet

Melon, Mint and Lime Sorbet There's no need to look at ingredient labels when you make your own sorbet! Try this recipe that combines sweet honeydew melon with tangy lime and the freshness as mint, which also was used as...

Spring Pea and Mint Soup

Spring Pea and Mint Soup With fresh peas in season in both summer and fall, you'll have plenty of opportunities to make this English pea soup. Adapted from a recipe by local chef Diana Dillard, this recipe was...

Watermelon Cucumber Salad

Watermelon Cucumber Salad This salad is simple, juicy, and thirst-quenching, making it a must-serve dish on hot summer days. Bastyr University nutrition student Lizzie Diehl recommends serving her Watermelon Cucumber Salad...

Cannellini Caprese

Cannellini Caprese Creamy, nutty cannellini beans and bold caprese flavors complement each other in this refreshing and filling salad. Full of micronutrients, beans are also a great source of folate, fiber...

Grilled Pineapple Salad with Jalapeños and Sweet Onion

Grilled Pineapple Salad with Jalapeños and Sweet Onion Leave room on the grill for fruits and veggies! This scalable whole grain salad by Bastyr nutrition student Lizzie Diehl goes well with grilled meats, and may even steal the show.

Green Tea Frozen Yogurt Breakfast Cups

Green Tea Frozen Yogurt Breakfast Cups Ginger Hultin, MS ('11), RDN, a nutrition supervisor at Bastyr Center for Natural Health, recommends these frozen cups of...

Breakfast Kitchari

Breakfast Kitchari Start your day with balance and peace with Kitchari, a traditional South Asian dish with warming, detoxifying spices. This recipe by nutrition student Kelsey Perusse was shared with the audience...

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies The special flavor of this cookie comes from the flour blend of 1 part sweet potato flour, ½ part sorghum flour and ½ part tapioca flour. The cookie works great with either butter or...

Asparagus Spinach Soup with Parmesan

Asparagus Spinach Soup with Parmesan This gorgeous green soup from Bastyr nutrition student Lizzie Diehl is smooth and simple, which lets the subtle flavors of asparagus shine. It's also full of nutrients, with asparagus touting...

Gingered Lentil Sandwich Spread

Gingered Lentil Sandwich Spread Smear this spread on whole-wheat bread and greens for a protein-rich lunch, enlivened by anti-inflammatory ginger. Or try it as a hummus appetizer served with cut-up veggies, pita traingles and...

Black Bean Brownies

Brownies on a plate. You read that correctly — these rich, chocolately brownies have fantastic flavor, unexpected ingredients and are easy to make. The cameo appearance of black beans add a boost of protein and...

Spiced Red Yam Soup with Chickpea Croutons

Spiced Red Yam Soup with Chickpea Croutons This recipe will nourish your body, mind and soul, says nutrition alumna Selva Wohlgemuth, MS ('14), RDN, in her blog, Poppies and Papayas...

Whole Wheat Apple Pie

Whole Wheat Apple Pie Nutrition alumna Carly Kellogg, MS ('13), RDN, shares a recipe for Whole Wheat Apple Pie, found on her nutrition and whole foods cooking blog, Citrus and Salt...

Ginger Peanut Stew

Ginger Peanut Stew This rich, warming stew from Bastyr nutrition student Lizzie Diehl travels and reheats well. Serve it over brown rice, and share it with a neighbor.

Chili-Spiced Sweet Potatoes

A white bowl of mashed sweet potatoes Mashed sweet potatoes are a great addition to any Thanksgiving Day spread. This easy-to-make orange and chili-spiked mixture is a refreshing twist on typically heavy potato dishes. Low in fat...

Black Bean and Butternut Squash Chili

Bowl of veggie chili with garnish. A pot of Black Bean and Butternut Squash Chili is perfect for Meatless Monday or for game day! Sweet and savory, this veggie chili features seasonal squash, fiber, protein-rich black beans ...

Brain Bar

Brain Bar As good sources of brain-fueling polyunsaturated fats, the nuts and seeds in these Brain Bars give it its name. Combined with the filling fiber of oats, these slightly sweet and savory protein-packed...