Tag: food

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Taco Tuesday: Beet Tacos

Two words: beet tacos! Anyone else love beets?! I could honestly eat them every day for the rest of my life. Tonight’s tacos feature Love Beets’ Sweet Chili beets. These little guys are perfect for nights like tonight when I get home late because they’re steam-cooked and ready to eat! Also joining the party: Food for Life Baking Co.’s sprouted whole grain tortilla, homemade … Read More Taco Tuesday: Beet Tacos

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Plant Powered Protein Day 10: Spinach // Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes Recipe with Spinach, Corn and Beans

It’s day 10 of our #PlantPoweredProtein series and that means we’ve come to the end! I hope you’ve found this series to be as interesting as I have! We’re concluding today with an oldie but goodie: Spinach. Growing up, I hated spinach. Ha-ted. My grandma used to make homemade ravioli and I would practically throw a fit if I saw that she used spinach … Read More Plant Powered Protein Day 10: Spinach // Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes Recipe with Spinach, Corn and Beans

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Plant Powered Protein Day 9: Peas // Avocado Pea Toast

If peas were on your “refuse to eat” list as a kid, I hope you’ll reconsider them as an adult because they are amazing. Seriously? Amazing? They’re just…peas. Maybe so, but check it: Protein: Green peas are one of the best sources of plant-based protein. 1 cup of peas provides nearly 10g of protein. Fiber: Yup, we’re bringing up fiber again. 1 cup of … Read More Plant Powered Protein Day 9: Peas // Avocado Pea Toast

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Plant Powered Protein Day 7: Nuts // Easy Granola Bar Recipe

It’s day 7 of our #PlantPoweredProtein series and we’re going a little nuts on the blog! Today, we’re going to dive into five different kinds of nuts that are a great source of protein / other yummy health benefits as well as a really easy granola bar recipe. Almonds: Almonds promote a healthy heart, support strong bones / teeth and aid in weight loss. … Read More Plant Powered Protein Day 7: Nuts // Easy Granola Bar Recipe

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Plant Powered Protein Day 6: Quinoa // Sweet Potato Apple Quinoa Salad

Welcome to day 6 of our #PlantPoweredProtein series! Throughout this series, one of my objectives has been to be discussing or introducing you to foods that are versatile to cook with or use in your diet and today’s topic is one my favorites for just that: quinoa. For starters, if quinoa is unfamiliar to you and the name is throwing you off, it’s pronounced … Read More Plant Powered Protein Day 6: Quinoa // Sweet Potato Apple Quinoa Salad

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Plant Powered Protein Day 4: Spirulina // Green Smoothie Recipe

Day 4 of #PlantPoweredProtein and if you thought yesterday’s topic was interesting, I can’t wait for you to check out today’s: spirulina. Have you heard of it before? If not, plain and simple, it’s a natural “algae” that is super high in protein (one of the world’s highest vegetarian sources of complete protein) and a really great source of antioxidants, B-vitamins and other nutrients. It … Read More Plant Powered Protein Day 4: Spirulina // Green Smoothie Recipe

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Plant Powered Protein Day 2: Lentils // Lentil Burger + Sweet Potato Chips Recipe

Day two of our #PlantPoweredProtein series brings us to lentils. While lentils may sound pretty boring to talk about, they’re one of my favorite members of the legume family. Not only are they an excellent source of lean protein (around 18g of protein per 1 cup and less than 1g of fat), but they are such a versatile food to cook with. I’ve had … Read More Plant Powered Protein Day 2: Lentils // Lentil Burger + Sweet Potato Chips Recipe

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Plant Powered Protein Day 1: Tofu // Veggie Stir Fry Recipe

Welcome to day one of our #PlantPoweredProtein series! If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you’ll know that the question I get asked the most whenever I tell someone that I’m vegan or plant-based is: “So you don’t eat meat? Where do you get your protein from?”  The repetition of this question inspired me to shed some light on protein sources outside of … Read More Plant Powered Protein Day 1: Tofu // Veggie Stir Fry Recipe

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5 Ways to Stay Well This Holiday Season

The holiday party season is officially underway in our household! As I have been updating our calendar this morning with everything we have going on in the coming weeks, I felt compelled to share some tips that I have found to be helpful over the years to help manage stress / maintain my wellness during the craziness of the holidays. I hope you find … Read More 5 Ways to Stay Well This Holiday Season

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Sunday Breakfast: Sweet Potato Toast

I love Sunday mornings, especially ones that don’t require a to-do list or having to change out of my pj’s before noon.  My husband and I got a new puppy last weekend (Cooper, the corgi), and we’ve been loving every second with him. He seriously is the sweetest little fur babe and we’re obsessed!     We’ve had a slow Sunday morning of playing, … Read More Sunday Breakfast: Sweet Potato Toast

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Easy (Vegan) Banana Bread Muffins

I love to bake and banana bread is a major favorite of mine. I love baking it whenever we have company coming to stay with us and there’s something so wonderful about how lovely your kitchen smells when you have banana bread baking in the oven. This recipe is incredibly easy and while it is vegan, you won’t even know that you’re not having … Read More Easy (Vegan) Banana Bread Muffins

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Leftovers Remix: Mediterranean Quesadillas

I’m a big fan of leftovers and I especially love when I’m feeling creative enough to make leftovers from one meal into something totally different for another. Every so often, my husband and I like to go to Park Grill, a mediterranean restaurant near our house. While they have a variety of veggie-friendly options, I usually always gravitate toward their vegetarian plate: cabbage salad, … Read More Leftovers Remix: Mediterranean Quesadillas