In Need of New Recipes while Cooking at Home?

As we all continue to remain quarantined with limited places to go and eat, we wanted to share what we know best: food and great recipes. Below are some easy recipes favorites from local dietitians and dietetic interns. Cooking and healthy eating does not need to be difficult. Using your resources to find recipes that have been tried and tested, is a great starting point.

We wish everyone good health, safety, and meal enjoyment!

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Tacos w/ Tahini Dressing:

“I love taking a can of beans and throwing them into the traditional taco, bean burger, bowl, or even a smoothie.  It is a great way to add fiber and a plant-based protein to your meals.”

Recipe By: Emily Solis, Virginia Tech Dietetic Intern

To Follow Emily: For more recipe inspiration, nutrition information, and fun check out Emily on @emilymac.eats

Spicy lime Black Bean & Corn Salad:

“This recipe always tastes so fresh! It is perfect as a side dish or as a topping for tacos or a rice bowl”

Recipe By: Kelsey Coulter, Virginia Tech Dietetic Intern

To Follow Kelsey: For plant-based recipes, nutrition advice, and inspo check out Kelsey on @kesley_coulter_

Customized Burrito Bowls:

“This recipe is great because you can use different proteins, serve over rice (white or whole grain), and customize to make your own!”

Recipe By: Emma Hickey, Registered Dietitian

Kale Caesar Salad w/ Crispy Chickpeas & Sweet Potato:

“There is no need to reinvent the wheel! This salad is from Half Baked Harvest and is one of my all-time favorites! You only need a few ingredients, all of which I have been able to easily find amidst all of the grocery store chaos. I topped mine with pepitas and paired it with a slice of toast!”

Recipe By: Half Baked Harvest. Adapted by Marion Irvin, Dietetic Intern To Follow Marion: For recipe inspiration and nutrition information check out Marion on @kaleitlove

Banana Oat Pancakes:

Recipe By: Common Threads, supported by their Dietitian, Ashley Roth

“My kids loved these banana pancakes and they are picky eaters!” Perfect for slow mornings and adult and kid approved.To Follow Common Threads: For recipes, nutrition curriculum, and resources check out or @common_threads

Emily Solis is a Dietetic Intern with the Virginia Tech – Northern Virginia site. She enjoys running, gardening, and baking pies on Sundays.