Avocado Grain Bowl
via mollycleary.com Want an almost entirely plant-based dish that’s also gluten-free and allergy-friendly? Molly Cleary, MS, RD, based in New York City created an avocado grain bowl that contains only one of the top eight allergens: dairy—the cheese could easily be left off to make it vegan- and dairy-free. This grain bowl is full of fiber, packs protein from the quinoa and black beans, and provides heart-healthy fats in the avocado, olive oil, and pepitas. Top with feta cheese for an added calcium boost for healthy bones. Check out more ways to increase bone density.
Asian Avocado Salad
via instagram @sayyestothefreshh Cleary shares this colorful vegan option that packs protein from edamame, cashews, and peanut butter in the dressing. It’s full of fiber since each ingredient is plant-based and unrefined. Most of the fat is unsaturated (avocado, peanut butter, and cashews), helping you feel satisfied without raising cholesterol levels. And, bonus—it’s also a low-carbohydrate meal for those trying to limit carb intake. Find out the best low-carb veggies.