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Healthy Dinner Recipes, Lunch Recipes, Breakfast Ideas and more

Whether it's healthy dinner recipes or real food snacks, what we eat should support our health AND the environment. This will mean knowing the right foods for your body, eating more veggies than anything else in your diet, and even cooking in season. Organic food is obviously also important. If you haven't already, click here to go back and read the advantages and benefits of organic food.

Below are a growing collection of our - and our readers' - favorite seasonal recipes, using almost exclusively ingredients you should easily be able to find at your local farmer's market, farm stand, or grown in your own garden. They are also natural, organic and mostly plant-based to ensure you are getting the best nutrition with the smallest footprint possible.

All of them are gluten-free, and many are dairy-free and paleo- or primal-friendly, too. And they are all pretty budget-friendly too.

Be sure to check out our seasonal foods list here to learn more about what's in season.

Healthy Dinners, Sides, Appetizers, etc

Healthy Lunch and Breakfast Ideas

Make It Y'rself!

Submit Your Own Whole Foods Recipe!

Do you have a favorite healthy dinner recipe that you'd like to share? Use the form below to share your ideas for a vegan, vegetarian, paleo, whole foods, raw, fermented, or traditional foods recipe. It can be breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even a yummy snack idea.

Every submitted recipe should be yours (not taken from another source without permission) and should have:

  • A name that is descriptive of the ingredients

  • A clear, bright photo illustrating the finished product and optional photos illustrating the process (natural light is best)

  • Clear and descriptive directions

  • Your name and general location, with an optional link to your website or blog.

(For all our submission guidelines, please click here.)

Healthy Recipes from the Whole Community

Click below to see recipes from other readers...

Paleo Banana Matcha 'Matchanana' Ice Cream Not rated yet
Ice cream has never been healthier! During my exploration of possibilities for a Paleo ice cream recipe that would be one of a kind, I stumbled upon …

Vegan Oil-Free Pasta + Veggies Not rated yet
It's vegan, it's oil-free, it's whole wheat, and it's filled with veggies! Doesn't that sound like the healthiest and yummiest recipe ever? It is! I have …

Raw Strawberry Cheesecake Ice "Cream" Not rated yet
We don't do dairy well in our family, and buying non-dairy ice cream is expensive (not to mention, usually soy, which I like to avoid). We found this recipe …

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Interested in Affordable, Healthy Food?

I'm extremely proud to present to you the Sustainable Baby Steps guides, helping you delve into the topic of making organic food affordable and simple with easy-to-digest, step-by-step information, inspiration, and tools to help you live green and healthy. Sweet, right?

Making Organic Food Affordable
Meal Planning