Nutrient-Dense Recipes (Easy and Delicious)

These nutrient-dense recipes are easy to make and loaded with flavor. These simple meals, snacks, and desserts are totally satisfying and packed full of nutrients.

Nutrient-dense recipes

Whether you’re looking for dinner recipes, breakfast ideas, snacks, or desserts, this list of nutrient-dense recipes has got you covered.

Vegetarian meatloaf on a white platter with two slices cut.

Dinner recipes

Meatless meatloaf is juicy and loaded with flavor. It’s got plenty of nutrients from chickpeas, almond butter, veggies, and herbs. This yummy dish is a must try. It freezes well and is perfect for a make-ahead dinner. Meatless Meatloaf Recipe

Noodles smothered in a green kale pasta sauce.

Kale pasta sauce is packed with nutrients and has such a pretty, vibrant green color. It’s a delicious way to get your veggies in. Serve it with a nutritious variety of pasta (Kamut pasta is my current favorite but buckwheat pasta, spelt pasta, or quinoa pasta are all nutrient-dense options). Kale Pasta Sauce Recipe

A single vegan stuffed portobello mushroom on a white plate against a white tile background.

Vegan stuffed portobello mushrooms are a tasty, plant-based dinner. This recipe calls for oat flour instead of the traditional breadcrumbs. This dish is perfect for entertaining and can be prepared in advance. Vegan Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms Recipe

Triangular cut cooked marinated tofu pieces in a bowl.

This easy tofu marinade transforms bland tofu into a nutrient-dense and totally satisfying meal. It’s made with garlic, ginger, and natural, unsweetened peanut butter. Easy Tofu Marinade Recipe

A dish of noodles covered in a pink beet pasta sauce.

Beet pasta sauce is perfect when you’re in the mood for something a little different. It’s creamy, filling, and flavorful. Serve it with a nutritious variety of pasta such as spelt pasta, kamut pasta, or any other whole-grain pasta or grain-free pasta you like. Beet Pasta Sauce Recipe

Nutritious dessert recipes

A slice of spelt flour cake on a white plate.

Spelt flour cake Is naturally sweetened with dates. This refined sugar-free cake is moist and delicious. It’s made with almond butter and has a caramel-like flavor. Spelt Flour Cake Recipe

Amaranth cookies on a white plate.

Amaranth cookies are soft, chewy, and delicious. They’re quick and easy to make too. These cookies are sweetened with the dates and don’t contain any added sugar. They’re also gluten free, dairy free, and egg free. Amaranth Cookies Recipe

A slice of frosted chocolate black bean cake.

Chocolate black bean cake is rich, fudgy, and delicious. It’s loaded with fiber and nutrients. This decadent cake is a must try for special occasions. Chocolate Black Bean Cake Recipe

Six fig cookies on a white plate.

These fig cookies are soft, chewy, and totally satisfying. They’re made with dried figs and are perfect when you’re in the mood for a nutritious treat. These cookies are loaded with fiber and essential nutrients. Fig Cookies Recipe

Kale cookies on a white plate.

Kale cookies are a tasty way to incorporate more veggies into a treat. They’re soft, chewy, and sweet. They hardly taste like kale which makes them great for picky eaters. Kale Cookies Recipe

Chocolate covered figs sprinkled with chopped pecans on a white plate.

Chocolate dipped figs are loaded with fiber, antioxidants, and essential nutrients. They’re quick and easy to make. These delicious treats are perfect for gifting and make a great addition to any dessert table. Chocolate Dipped Figs Recipe

Six chocolate covered dates on a white plate.

Chocolate covered dates are a tasty addition to any dessert table. They’re made with nutrient-dense dark chocolate and you can add any toppings you like. The treats are quick and easy to make. Chocolate Covered Dates Recipe

Eight peanut butter date cookies on a white plate.

Peanut butter date cookies are sweetened only with dates. They’re refined sugar free and vegan. These yummy cookies are soft and chewy. Peanut Butter Date Cookies Recipe

Buckwheat cookies on a white plate with a bite missing from one of them.

Buckwheat cookies are sweet and chocolaty with crispy edges. They’re made with buckwheat flour and are gluten free and vegan. If you haven’t tried baking with buckwheat flour yet, these yummy cookies are a must try. Buckwheat Cookies Recipe

Seven vegan almond butter cookies on a white plate.

Vegan almond butter cookies are easy to make and so delicious. They’re made with whole wheat flour for an extra boost of fiber and nutrients. They’re sweetened with coconut sugar and are dairy free and egg free. Vegan Almond Butter Cookies Recipe

A bowl of dark chocolate hummus next to a pile of strawberries.

Dark chocolate hummus is a tasty and nutritious treat. Serve it with fresh strawberries or any other fruit you like for dipping. It’s perfect for parties. Dark Chocolate Hummus Recipe

Chocolate covered orange segments sprinkled with orange zest on a white plate.

Chocolate covered oranges are an easy and nutrient-dense addition to any dessert table. They’re sweet, juicy, and bursting with flavor from fresh orange zest. These are perfect for the holidays or whenever you’re in the mood for a fruity treat. Chocolate Covered Oranges Recipe

Side dish recipes

Baked okra piled in a bowl.

Baked okra is perfect when you’re tired of the same old veggie side dishes. It’s perfectly tender and flavorful. This dish pairs well with a wide variety of main courses. Baked Okra Recipe

Roasted zucchini slices on a white plate.

Roasted zucchini slices are perfect during zucchini season in the summertime. This dish is simple yet so tasty. This makes a great addition to sandwiches, salads, or pasta dishes. Roasted Zucchini Slices Recipe

Balsamic roasted asparagus spears on a white plate.

Balsamic roasted asparagus is an easy and elegant side dish that’s full of nutrients. The spears are tender with crispy tips. This side dish pairs well with most main courses. Balsamic Roasted Asparagus Recipe

A bowl of roasted butternut squash with rosemary.

Butternut squash with rosemary Is the perfect nutritious side dish for fall. It’s sweet and tender with slightly crispy edges. The combination of butternut squash and rosemary is so deliciously cozy. Butternut Squash with Rosemary Recipe

A nutrient-dense sweetener

Date paste in a glass dish.

Date paste is a natural sweetener that’s packed with nutrients. It has a yummy, caramel-like flavor and works well in cakes, muffins, cookies, and other treats. It’s quick and easy to make too. Date Paste Recipe

Crackers recipes

Amaranth crackers on a white plate.

Amaranth crackers are crispy and flavorful. They’re vegan and gluten free. These yummy crackers are quick and easy to make. Amaranth Crackers Recipe

Chickpea flour crackers and dip on a white plate.

Chickpea flour crackers are a delicious grain-free snack. Serve them with hummus or any other dip you like. They’re crispy and satisfying. Chickpea Flour Crackers Recipe

Spelt crackers on a white plate.

Spelt crackers are nutrient dense and yummy. These homemade crackers are so easy to make they’ll make you question buying store-bought crackers. if you’ve never made crackers at home before, this is a good recipe to start with. Spelt Crackers Recipe

Flaxseed crackers next to a dish of guacamole.

These homemade flaxseed crackers are loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and antioxidants. They’re easy to make and delicious. These crackers are a great alternative to store bought crackers. Flaxseed Crackers Recipe

Breakfast recipes

A chickpea flour omelette on a white plate.

This vegan chickpea flour omelette tastes similar to the real deal. It’s quick and easy to make. Stuff it with your favorite veggies and some vegan cheese. Chickpea Flour Omelette Recipe

Five buckwheat muffins on a white plate.

Buckwheat muffins are sweet, chocolaty, and delicious. They’re vegan and gluten free. These are perfect for a make-ahead breakfast. Buckwheat Muffins Recipe

Five vegan sweet potato muffins on a white plate.

Vegan sweet potato muffins are fluffy and moist. They’re nutritious and easy to make. These muffins are perfect for breakfast on busy mornings. You can make them in advance and freeze them, then defrost as many as you need the night before so breakfast is ready to go. Vegan Sweet Potato Muffins Recipe

Maple sweetened banana muffins piled in a basket lined with a linen napkin.

Maple sweetened banana muffins are moist and delicious. They’re sweetened only with maple syrup and bananas. These muffins are made with whole wheat flour and are egg free and dairy free. Maple Sweetened Banana Muffins Recipe

Three vegan whole wheat pancakes on a plate with fruit and syrup.

Vegan whole wheat pancakes are perfect for breakfast on the weekends. They’re filling, flavorful, and delicious. I like to serve them with fresh berries and a drizzle of maple syrup. Add these yummy pancakes to your list of must-try nutrient-dense recipes. Vegan Whole Wheat Pancakes Recipe

A stack of dairy free buckwheat pancakes dripping with maple syrup.

Dairy-free buckwheat pancakes are nutritious and yummy. They’re made with buckwheat flour and are refined sugar free and vegan. They have a delicious, earthy flavor and satisfying texture. Dairy-Free Buckwheat Pancakes Recipe

Five spelt muffins on a white plate.

Spelt muffins are subtly sweet, moist, and delicious. They’re made with whole-grain spelt flour and are dairy free, egg free, and refined sugar free. These muffins can be prepared in advance and freeze well. Spelt Muffins Recipe

A slice of vegan frittata on a white plate.

This vegan frittata recipe is packed with protein and nutrients. It’s easy to make, filling, and delicious. This plant-based breakfast recipe is a must try. Vegan Frittata Recipe

Seven date muffins on a white plate.

These yummy date muffins are sweetened only with dates and don’t contain any added sugar. They’re dairy free, egg free, oil free, and vegan. They’re perfect for a nutritious snack or breakfast. Date Muffins Recipe

More nutritious recipes to try

A glass dish full of nut-free chocolate spread next to some toast.

This nut-free chocolate spread is more nutritious than the store-bought stuff. It’s easy to make and perfect for picky kids. Spread it on toast, crackers, or apple slices. Nut-Free Chocolate Spread Recipe

Chickpea flour tortillas displayed on a plate.

Chickpea flour tortillas are quick and easy to make. They’re vegan, gluten free, and so delicious. Stuff them with roasted veggies, hummus, or fresh greens. Definitely add these to your list of nutrient-dense recipes to try. Chickpea Flour Tortillas Recipe

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