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31 Tasty (And Healthy!) Recipes from the Natural Gourmet Institute

Try these easy and healthy recipes from the Natural Gourmet Institute

Want to become a pro chef? Now’s your chance! Yoga Journal and the Natural Gourmet Institute are awarding a $15,000 scholarship to the school’s health-focused culinary program. Apply starting January right here. We are announcing the winner at Yoga Journal Live! in New York City, April 23-27, 2015. Register for yoga classes and seminars from our award winning #YJLIVE presenters, don’t miss out on early bird sign ups.

Plus, if you’re a fellow food lover, we’ve got your back. Every day for the month of January we’re giving you a healthy recipe from Natural Gourmet Institute to cook for yourself. Follow us on Facebook and at #recipeaday for more.

Chinese Style Fried Rice

takeout box of chicken fried rice recipe

A healthier version of this traditional take-out dish—taste not sacrificed

Bulgur, Acorn Squash and Pistachio Salad

A protein-friendly winter-time salad perfect to try on your lunch break

Roasted Parsnips & Brussels Sprouts with Hazelnuts, Thyme & Horseradish Dressing

A non-traditional side dish for holiday gatherings

Pasta e Fagioli Soup

Pasta e Fagioli Soup

A hearty soup recipe to keep you warm all winter

Miso Soup

Miso Soup

A tofu-packed miso soup with fresh ginger juice and shiitake mushrooms

Tempeh with Curried Coconut Sauce

Tempeh with Curried Coconut Sauce

Give your tastebuds a kick with this curried tempeh

Emmer Pasta with Roasted Cauliflower, Fennel and Taleggio

Emmer Pasta with Roasted Cauliflower, Fennel and Taleggio

A healthy choice to satisfy carb cravings

Cream of Mushroom Soup

Cream of Mushroom Soup

A homemade-version of the classic soup

Lentil Pate

Lentil Pate

An easy-to-make spread for breads or crackers

Seitan Sandwich

Seitan Sandwich

A sandwich that keeps you full when you’re on-the-go

Beet, Watercress and Endive Salad

Beet, Watercress and Endive Salad

Simple, but packed with vitamins

Celery Vichyssoise with Potatoes

Celery Vichyssoise with Potatoes

A chunky thick soup for those cold winter days

Creamy Carrot Soup with Oats

Creamy Carrot Soup with Oats

A soup packed with vitamin A and antioxidants

Balsamic Beets

Balsamic Beets

Serve over a bed of frisee to enhance your salad

Hashed Brussels Sprouts with Carrots and Poppy Seeds

Hashed Brussels Sprouts with Carrots and Poppy Seeds

A simple, flavorful side dish

Tabouleh

Tabouleh

A vegetarian dish made with cucumbers and tomatoes

Green Bean and Toasted Hazelnut Salad

Green Bean and Toasted Hazelnut Salad

Sick of salad? Try this alternative

Wild Rice Salad with Slivered Almonds and Currants

Wild Rice Salad with Slivered Almonds and Currants

A simple weekday dinner perfect for those low-energy nights

Chickpea-Arugula Salad with Sesame-Garlic Dressing

Chickpea-Arugula Salad Sesame-Garlic Dressing

Filling, and oh-so-delicious

Sauteéd Lacinata Kale with Matchstick Carrots

Sauteéd Lacinata Kale with Matchstick Carrots

Kale, carrots and garlic are all you need

Warm Pinto Bean Salad with Shiitakes

Warm Pinto Bean Salad with Shiitakes

Fat-free and high protein, what more could you want?

Refried Soba Noodles with Vegetables

Refried Soba Noodles with Vegetables

Craving something spicy? This will hit the spot

Baked Millet Croquettes

Baked Millet Croquettes

The genius alternative to fried croquettes

Chole

Chole

Indian Spiced Chickpea flavors add to any dish

Bengali-Style Braised Greens

Bengali-Style Braised Greens

Get your daily dose of greens here

Carrot-Olive Salad

Carrot-Olive Salad

An easy salad to whip together in minutes

Mushroom Ragout

Mushroom Ragout

A vegetarian dish loaded with portobello, shiitake and crimini mushrooms

Tomato Cloppino with Grilled Trumpet Mushroom ‘Scallops’ and Basil-Infused Oil

Tomato Cloppino with Grilled Trumpet Mushroom 'Scallops' and Basil-Infused Oil

Vegetarian cloppino soup (uses mushrooms instead of seafood)

Whole Wheat Fettuccine with Mushroom Cream Sauce and Crispy Shiitakes

Whole Wheat Fettuccine with Mushroom Cream Sauce and Crispy Shiitakes

A healthier version of the classic pasta

Celeriac Soup

Celeriac Soup

A vegan soup everyone will enjoy

Lentil Terrine

Lentil Terrine

A protein-rich dish