Main Dishes

Make healthy meals at home with these easy main dish recipes

  • Gluten free cinnamon bun goodness, in a muffin-sized package!

Recipe: Cinnamon Bun Muffins

Nothing smells quite as delicious as warm cinnamon buns! These cinnamon bun muffins combine the sweet-and-spicy goodness of a cinnamon bun with the no-fuss ease of a muffin. You can even take it one step further, and use all-natural, unbleached muffin liners (like these) to line the pan...no messy cleanup! I found this yummy recipe [...]

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  • Try these yummy gluten free apple cinnamon scones! Top them with maple syrup glaze...mmmm.

Recipe: Apple Cinnamon Scones

Nothing is cozier on a rainy day than a warm scone with a piping hot cup of tea! These Apple-Cinnamon Scones are gluten free and easy to make. Fresh organic apple, gluten free flour mix (you can use rice, almond, coconut, or a blend), a cage-free egg, milk and maple syrup go into the scones, [...]

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  • Tender chunks of chicken and vegetables, slow-cooked to perfection in a sauce of curry, peanut butter and coconut milk. Mmmm, peanut chicken curry!

Recipe: Peanut Chicken Curry

In the mood for something warm, a little bit spicy, and ever-so-exotic? Nope, I don't mean a weekend getaway for two to Cancun. I'm thinking more along the lines of a nice big pot of Peanut Chicken Curry, with a side of basmati rice (but, if you're giving away trips to Cancun...sign me up!) One [...]

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  • Easy Coconut Flour Pop-Overs are grain free, delicious, and fun to make!

Recipe: Coconut Flour Pop-overs

Need a new take on breakfast or a fun side dish for dinner? Pop-overs are a wonderful replacement for bread products, and they're high in protein and low in empty calories. These delicate little gems are a cross between a biscuit and a pastry, and can be made sweet, savory, or plain (and ready to [...]

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  • Have you tried vegetable noodles? Carrot noodles with savory peanut sauce...healthy and so good!

Recipe: Carrot Noodles with Peanut Sauce

Who can resist a big dish of pasta, all smothered with sauce? I love it...spaghetti, fettuccine, linguini! Marinara, primavera, carbonera. Pasta with a little butter and a dash of Parmesan, pasta with cream sauce and fresh vegetables, pasta with kale and garlic. The problem with pasta? Pasta's only downfall is that the noodles themselves are [...]

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  • Chunks of organic chicken, zucchini, and rich tomato simmer all day in your slow cooker, ready for a delicious dinner when you get home!

Recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken Marinara

Sometimes it just seems like there's not enough time to get a healthy meal on the table. Soccer practice, piano lessons, play practice, homework or a really busy season at work can make it seem impossible to cook something nutritious and still have time left to actually eat it! Days like this, the slow cooker [...]

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  • From the recipe book Cooking for Isaiah, these toasted ham and tomato cornbread sandwiches are gluten and dairy free, and the jalapeno mayonnaise adds a savory zip!

Recipe: Toasted Ham and Tomato Cornbread Sandwiches

One of my all-time favorite recipe books is the book Cooking for Isaiah by Silvana Nardone. Not only are the recipes gluten and dairy free, but they are also largely real-food oriented and full of fresh, healthy ingredients! If you're avoiding gluten, you know how hard it can be to find a good alternative to [...]

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  • Need a new take on eggs? Try this Kale and Mushroom Frittata...fast, healthy, and delicious!

Recipe: Kale and Mushroom Frittata

Looking for an easy but elegant recipe for eggs? Try making a Frittata!  Fancier than scrambled eggs and easier than an omelette, frittats are a great way to get both your protein and your vegetables in the same dish. You can put all sorts of things in a fritatta; cheese, uncured bacon, chicken, and just [...]

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  • Easy Paleo Pancakes...grain free never baked up so light and fluffy, thanks to a few easy tweaks to this pancake recipe!

Recipe: Paleo Pancakes

Pancakes are such a nice breakfast! My kids love them, and a big plate of hot pancakes is a fun way to start the weekend off. They also happen to be one of the easier things to make grain-free, so if you're just getting started on a Paleo diet and find that you're craving something [...]

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  • Hearty Winter Vegetable Chowder is savory and filling.

Recipe: Winter Vegetable Chowder

This time of year, savory soups and stews are a welcome sight on the dining-room table! Winter Vegetable Chowder is a wonderful, hearty soup featuring leeks, potatoes, and butternut squash. A rich, creamy base flavored with bacon makes this soup so hearty, it really is a full meal in itself!   It's something that you can [...]

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  • Oh my! Check out this Chicken Truffle Tajine recipe. Must make this soon! www.thankyourbody.com

Recipe: Chicken Truffle Tajine

Are you ready for a recipe that will knock your socks off! I'm so happy to have Caitlin of Grassfed Girl share something so delicious here today. She and her husband (a classically trained chef) have created one of the most beautiful cookbooks I've seen in a long while. And even though I don't follow [...]

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  • Delicious potato crusted bacon bits and egg pie, from Silvana Nardone's book

Recipe: Potato-Crusted Bacon Bits and Egg Pie

About a year ago, a friend gifted me with a very special cookbook. Cooking for Isaiah, by Silvana Nardone, is a book full of recipes that are gluten and dairy free. This book found a special place in my heart because at one point in time my son was sensitive to gluten, diary, and soy...which [...]

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  • These chickpea nuggets are an awesome alternative to fast food! Click here to get the recipe. www.thankyourbody.com

Recipe: Chickpea Nuggets

My kids love finger food, especially finger food with dip!  The freezer section at most supermarkets are full of fried finger foods, many of which are designed to attract children in particular. Most of these foods are anything but good for you, however! We've all seen the disturbing list of ingredients in a chicken nugget, [...]

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  • Enjoy pita bread again with this easy gluten free recipe!

Recipe: Gluten Free Pita Bread

When I stopped eating gluten nearly 10 years ago, one of the things I thought I'd never eat again was pita bread. Not that pita bread was a mainstay in my life, but who doesn't love the idea of bread that works like a pocket? It's the perfect place to tuck some hummus with crisp [...]

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  • Busy day? Easy Cajun Red Beans with Rice in the slow cooker will be ready for dinner!

Recipe: Easy Cajun Red Beans with Rice

Tuesdays are my crazy day.  In addition to the usual homeschool load, both daughters have art classes (conveniently scheduled at different times!) and I teach a science co-op class. Dinner gets squeezed into the hour between class and a weekly meeting at 6:45, and if I don't plan ahead? Well, Tuesday dinners can easily become [...]

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  • Make this savory, all-natural chicken noodle soup from scratch! Organic chicken and vegetables with homemade noodles (grain free option). Good, and healthy!

Recipe: Chicken Noodle Soup from Scratch

Studies show that your grandmother was right...chicken noodle soup really does help when you have a cold! The days are getting shorter and there's a chill in the air, there's no denying that the seasons are changing. Fall and winter mean soups, stews, and savory meals simmering in the oven all day...and also cold and flu [...]

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  • Healthy Navajo Tacos. Yummy!

Recipe: Healthy Whole Wheat Navajo Tacos

Hello Thank Your Body readers! I'm DaNelle from Weed 'em & Reap and today I'm gonna show you how to make something you probably didn't think could be included in a healthy diet -- Navajo Tacos! In the sunny state of Arizona where I live, Navajo Tacos are everywhere (also known as Indian Fry Bread). [...]

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  • Gobi Matar: A delicious Indian dish

Recipe: Gobi Matar

A few years ago, I made a trip to India with my sweetie. We spent weeks traveling from the North of India to the South in complete amazement and awe of the vibrant and colorful culture there. What I remember most is the food. While my sweetie loves to explore historical sights, art, and museums, [...]

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  • Strawberry Banana Muffins! Super yummy, easy, and freezable!

Recipe: Whole Wheat Strawberry Banana Muffins (A quick and easy make-ahead breakfast!)

I really like muffins. Slightly sweet. Convenient. Pretty. What's not to like? Of course, most store bought muffins (or ones that come from a box mix) are full of processed junk that your body doesn't need: Industrialized vegetable oils, trans fat, artificial ingredients and preservatives, refined sugars, etc. And it's a shame, because making your [...]

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  • Naked Quiche Recipe: Super easy and nourishing.

Recipe: Naked Quiche

Naked quiche is one of my favorite, easy go-to meals. It's perfect for breakfast or dinner (because, let's be honest, sometimes breakfast for dinner is awesome). And when using pastured eggs, fresh garden veggies, and spices, this little one-pan-meal is full of nourishment. It's called "naked" quiche because there is no crust. Don't get me [...]

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