Craving a new spin on your go-to takeout order or some exotic cuisine from across the globe? Fret no more—Eat This, Not That! has got you covered. We’ve rounded up a list of our favorite craveable recipes, including creations you haven’t yet served or perhaps have never even tasted (yup, we’re talking to you, self-proclaimed foodies!)
Boost your cooking game and put your taste buds to the test with the drool-worthy dishes below. And if you’re looking for a simple weeknight supper, don’t miss these 20 Quick & Easy Chicken Recipes.
Coconut Curry Chickpeas With Wilted Greens
For a savory dish brimming with protein and fiber, try With Food + Love’s creamy chickpea recipe. It comes together in about 20 minutes, deeming this dish the perfect solution for those busy weeknights when you need to get dinner on the table in a flash.
Healthy Gingerbread Loaf
It’s rare to spot “healthy” and “gingerbread” in the same sentence, but Ambitious Kitchen makes this anomaly a reality with a few simple ingredients. This wholesome holiday recipe calls for whole wheat flour, warm spices such as cinnamon and cloves, and blackstrap molasses among other equally flavorful ingredients. The loaf is adorned with a festive red and green topping of cranberries and pistachios.
Quick Dal Makhani
Cookie + Kate brings India right to your kitchen with this ready-in-a-jiffy recipe. The hearty lentil-based stew combines cold-busting ginger, fat-zapping jalapeno, and warm garam masala spice. The best part? A bowl clocks in at just under 400 calories while still managing to pack in 12 grams of fiber and 20 grams of protein!
Raw Vegetable Pad Thai
This nontraditional twist on Pad Thai swaps carby noodles for fresh carrot and zucchini ribbons and is drizzled with “an almond ginger sauce that you’ll want to drizzle all over your life,” VeguKate insists. The addition of crunchy red cabbage lends this raw veggie dish nerve-protecting vitamin B6 and flu-fighting vitamin C, just in time for cold season.
The Dirty Chai Nightcap
What happens when you combine your favorite coffee treat with a splash of vodka? This spiced beverage features plant-based milk, a hint of maple syrup, and metabolism-revving espresso, resulting in the tastiest guilt-free buzz. Thanks to With Food + Love, you can whip up this simplified culmination of two of our favorite midday and night-time pick-me-ups—the latte and nightcap—in the comfort of your own home.
Steel-Cut Oat “Risotto” With Butternut Squash and Kale
Cookie + Kate swaps arborio rice for fiber-filled oats in this risotto. If you’re scratching your head at this recipe, the blogger reassures that the steel-cut oats lend the creamy dish that much more drool-worthy texture and nuttiness. Top it off with freshly grated parmesan for a potent umami punch.
Pineapple Fried Rice
Upgrade your go-to restaurant order with your own version of homemade Pineapple Fried Rice. The Inquiring Chef’s rendition makes use of leftover frozen veggies, bright basil, aromatic jasmine rice, and anti-inflammatory turmeric all picturesquely nestled in a pineapple. Talk about a drool-worthy sweet and savory dinner!
Vegetarian Japanese Pan Noodles
Inspired by her lust for fast-casual Noodles and Company’s Asian offering, Sweet Phi unearthed her wok pan and got to stir-frying. The blogger tosses crisped tofu, shiitake mushrooms, crunchy broccoli together and tops it all off with black sesame seeds. The saucy and slurpable udon noodles are guaranteed to leave your kids craving a second helping.
Triple Chocolate Pistachio Protein Cookies
Just in time for the holidays, My Darling Vegan gifted lovers of everything plant-based with a dessert that’s, you guessed it, vegan. These Triple Chocolate Pistachio Protein Cookies pack in slimming pistachios with decadent chocolate chips and one of our best protein powder picks. Bag a couple of these cookies for a sweet afternoon pick-me-up.
Cinnamon Candied Almonds
Whether you serve these at your annual holiday party or toss them into homemade trail mix, these cinnamon-spiked candied almonds will have you reaching for more after every bite. The egg white mixture Cooking Classy pours over the healthy fat-filled nuts lends them extra protein and a sticky base to hold onto seasonings such as Saigon cinnamon, light brown sugar, and sea salt.
Homemade Vegan Eggnog
This delicious vegan eggnog proves that you don’t have to purchase the stuff in a carton enjoy some holiday cheer. My Darling Vegan’s recipe calls for medjool dates and cashew milk, which is an ultra creamy source of fiber, antioxidants, copper, and magnesium.
Creamy Mexican Corn Chowder
Craveable flavors like fire-roasted tomatoes, mild green chilis, ground cumin, and cheddar come together in a dinner you’ll look forward to almost as much as that trip to Mexico. If you’re a fan of pairing this Creamy Mexican Corn Chowder with a topping, Cooking Classy recommends chipotle chile powder while we say go for Greek yogurt.
Maple Cinnamon Bircher Muesli
Sure, you’ve combined probiotic-rich yogurt with a handful of fruit and granola for breakfast, but have you ever cranked it up a notch and tried a vegan muesli? We think not. Gourmande in the Kitchen mixes sugared dates and glazed nuts into coconut chia muesli made of either coconut or cashew yogurt. Give your body a break from lactose with this scrumptious breakfast and find out What Happens To Your Body When You Give Up Dairy.
Sure, we’ve all made a decadent and classic apple crisp before. But let’s face it, the world would be a better place with a richer variety of healthy desserts. This cranberry crisp by Gimme Some Oven definitely fits the bill. It’s brimming with antioxidant-filled fresh cranberries and a crunchy topping concocted with old-fashioned oats, chopped nuts, and blood sugar-balancing cinnamon. We’d recommend omitting ¼ cup of sugar than the recipe calls for to keep this crisp satisfying yet slimming.
Purple Cauliflower & Sweet Potato Soup With Popped Sorghum
Want to whip up a soup that’s almost too pretty to eat? Love and Olive Oil’s cauliflower and potato creation blends all of our favorite winter veggies into an irresistibly creamy, eye-popping purple soup. It’s drizzled with crème fraîche and popped sorghum for extra panache, which makes us seriously want to reach our spoons into the screen; or better yet, make it ourselves.
Herb and Butter Roasted Beef Tenderloin With Horseradish and Caramelized Onions
Whether you’re defrosting the beef tenderloin for your holiday centerpiece or celebratory meal, How Sweet Eat’s recipe will win over even the most hard-to-please crowd. The rich cut of meat is accompanied by a blend of thyme, rosemary, sage, and freshly-cracked black pepper and paired with caramelized onions and a creamy horseradish sauce. We’re currently drooling imagining these leftovers!
The Ultimate Winter Bliss Bowls
Pinch of Yum swears by this wintry version of a cold, veggie-full salad. How can you go wrong with a warm bowl of caramelized carrots and cauliflower coupled with savory baked falafel and crunchy cabbage? Just when we thought it couldn’t get any better, Pinch of Yum drizzles the bowl with thick tahini and crushed pistachios.
Really Good Basic Baba Ganoush Recipe
Not many people I know have ever tried to make baba ganoush themselves—instead, they take the convenient route and purchase it premade. In fact, if you’re a part of the rare few who have tested their kitchen skills against this Mediterranean eggplant spread, you probably know how hard it is to balance all of the flavors. I Am A Food Blog manages to do just that with its Really Good Basic Baba Ganoush Recipe.
Fruit Salsa With Baked Cinnamon Chips
Most folks define salsa as queso’s partner in crime, a savory dip you dunk tortilla chips into on game day, or a favorite taco topper. But have you reimagined a fresh salsa made with fruit? The Girl Who Ate Everything combines kiwis, apples, raspberries, and strawberries and pairs them with her homemade baked cinnamon chips. Consider this your new favorite dessert.
Thai Tempeh Collard Green Wraps
Craving something crunchy that doesn’t pack in a diet-derailing amount of calories? Look no further than Begin With Nutrition’s Thai tempeh wraps. This blogger swaps the carby tortilla shell for sturdy collard green leaves that pack in luscious veggies and protein-rich tempeh. Get ready to see a lot more shell-less wraps and tacos this upcoming year, as it’s one of our Top Food Trends of 2018.