Main Dish Choices

Healthy lunch choices and dinner choices to truly satisfy at meal time. These main dish recipes feature fiber-rich whole grains, satisfying protein, healthy fats, and lots of veggies!

Recipes, Breakfast Choices, Main Dish Choices, Vegetarian Choices

High Protein Vegetarian Meals

Want to eat more plant-forward but worried about not getting enough protein? Read on for 10 plant-based protein sources to add to vegetarian meals. We’ve also included 60+ recipe ideas to give you inspiration! (This post is written by Cheerful Choices contributors, Corrin Coons and Sydney Coons.) Why is protein important? Protein is used for a […]

Sharp cheddar, muenster, and asiago makes for an indulgent, three cheese Homemade Breadcrumb Baked Mac and Cheese. Some simple healthy recipe swaps help reduce the fat, maintain the protein and increase the fiber content of this classic recipe.
Recipes, Main Dish Choices, Nut-Free Choices, Sugar-Free Choices, Vegetarian Choices

Three Cheese Mac and Cheese – Baked with Breadcrumbs!

Sharp cheddar, muenster, and asiago makes for an indulgent, three cheese mac and cheese. Sprinkle on homemade breadcrumbs and bake to perfection! This post was first published on May 15, 2021. It was updated on July 27, 2022. I’ve been making this homemade three cheese mac and cheese ever since I was a little girl. In my […]

Recipes, Main Dish Choices, Dairy-Free Choices, Gluten-Free Choices, Vegan Choices, Vegetarian Choices

Customizable Peanut Salad

Customize this kale peanut salad with any protein of your choice like chicken, tofu, or edamame. Drizzled in the easiest Thai peanut salad dressing! What is peanut salad? The star of the show for this recipe is our Thai Peanut Sauce. If you’ve never made this sauce before, it’s a must-have! The combination of creamy […]

Recipes, Snack Choices, Appetizer & Side Dish Choices, Main Dish Choices, Sweet Treat Choices

Valentine’s Charcuterie Board

Learn how to make the perfect Valentine’s Charcuterie Board for your sweetheart, galentine, or family. This beautiful board is filled with all the good stuff like cheeses, meats, dips, fresh fruit, vegetables, and sweet treats. Read on for ways to customize and make this board your own! This post was originally published February 8, 2021. […]

Recipes, Nutrition, Snack Choices, Main Dish Choices, Vegetarian Choices

Build Your Own Snack Board

This customizable snack board is filled with all the good stuff like fresh fruit, vegetables, healthy dips, and protein packed extras. Read on for ways to customize and make this vegetarian charcuterie board your own! Perfect for Easter, parties, or just a fun activity if you’re bored at home. Please note this page contains affiliate […]