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Vegan Meatballs with Zoodles

Vegan Meatballs with Zoodles

So…now that I have your attention, let me introduce to you a fabulous way to eat meatballs & spaghetti in a much healthier way. For those of you looking to add more veggies into your life or those of you already on a plant-based journey, this is a great recipe for a meal anytime.

I would have loved to have seen the looks on some of your faces when you saw meatballs & spaghetti. Some of you must have thought my site/email had been hacked. LOL!! 

You will be amazed by the hearty taste of… Continue reading

Taco Tuesday With A Twist

Taco Tuesday With a Twist

Ready to celebrate Taco Tuesday…with a twist?! Check out these Eggplant Tacos! We love that they are plant-based, gluten-free, dairy-free, low glycemic, simple to make, and taste yummy! Whether you are vegan or not, give these a try.

Full of bold, smoky flavors, the make-at-home meat substitute at the heart of this taco recipe comes together quickly from kitchen staples you probably already have in your pantry. To make these tacos raw, skip toasting the eggplant.

Vegan Eggplant Tacos

Yield: 20 mini tacos Active Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes

Walnut Taco Filling 1 cup walnuts 3/4 cup sun-dried… Continue reading

10 Quick & Easy Oil-Free Salad Dressing Recipes

10 Quick & Easy Oil-Free Salad Dressing Recipes

So you decided to ditch as much processed store-bought junk as possible. Go you! Then you looked at the salad dressings & realized you definitely didn’t want to eat those, heck you don’t even know what some of those ingredients are! Or you like to add seeds and avocado to your salad so you certainly don’t want to add more fat with the dressing. Totally get it! Plus you’re looking for dairy free options.

But then you think the idea of making your own sound salad dressing sounds like a lot… Continue reading

Coconut Curry Vegetables Recipe

Coconut Curry Vegetables

Curry & veggies…check. Simple & quick to prepare…check. Free of dairy, soy, gluten and low glycemic…check. You can prepare this completely plant-based and serve over quinoa for added protein & fiber or simply add some lentils or tofu for added protein. For those of you eating animal protein, adding some chicken or fish would be great to make this a meal.

This coconut curry vegetables recipe is warm, comforting, satisfying, rich while still being healthy, not too spicy & loaded with veggies. You can add more veggies if you like, perhaps snow peas, spinach or whatever… Continue reading

Roasted Chickpeas Recipe

Roasted Chickpeas

Any snack that you can eat without feeling guilty about later is a total score! If it’s crunchy, all the better for me! Well, have you checked out roasted chickpeas yet? Super yummy & simple to prepare, just the way I like it!

Chickpeas have great nutritional value and are packed with protein & fiber. This isn’t a snack that will leave you feeling hungry an hour later; they’ll actually tide you over until your next meal. If you need a snack on the go, grab a couple handfuls & you’re good to go. Even better would be… Continue reading

[Recipe] Cauliflower Tabouli

Cauliflower Tabouli Recipe

 

Are you looking for another yummy recipe that’s healthy, easy & quick to prepare? Then you’re in the right place!

This cauliflower tabouli is so good, Sunday night my hubby asked if their was enough left for him to have some & he asked me to make it again on Wednesday…Total Score!! You can eat it as a side dish or as a meal just add some chickpeas or black beans for your protein.

The best part? It’s Dairy-free, Egg-free, Gluten-free, Grain-free, Nut-free, Soy-free, Oil-free, Low Glycemic & full of plant-based goodness. The other… Continue reading

[Recipe] Quinoa Pizza Crust

Quinoa Pizza Crust

 

Who doesn’t like Pizza? What is a good healthy option for pizza crust is a great question I’ve been getting. Since I’m the modification queen I’ve been on the hunt for a gluten-free, yet still low glycemic healthy option that isn’t difficult to prepare. The wait is over!!! Woohoo!! No more reserving pizza for a “splurge” to then feel icky about afterwards. Feast your eyes & taste buds on this beauty I found for Quinoa Pizza Crust. Here’s the less than 2 minute video & directions below the video for you to print… Continue reading

Healthy Snack Ideas

Healthy Snack Ideas

 

Who isn’t looking for healthy snack ideas?! What do I eat?? What are some quick snack ideas? I need snacks on the go! What should I eat for snacks to lose weight? Does this sound like you??

Here’s a list of ideas to get you started. Leave a comment below or shoot me an email if you would like to receive our 20 Snacks On The Go Handout. 🙂  The best part…these snacks are Gluten-free, Low Glycemic with many Plant Based & Vegan options.  

Why are healthy snacks so important? A healthy low-glycemic… Continue reading

10 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

10 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

 

 

 

Feel like your metabolism is stuck…in…slow mo? Yes you really can boost your metabolism, regardless of your age. Getting your metabolism back in shape will help your body burn more calories naturally throughout the day.

I have so many people asking me what to do to boost their metabolism…so get ready…

Follow these tips & it will make it easier for you to lose weight & keep it off — with less effort.

10 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism

Don’t get carried away with cutting calories. Cutting too many calories will shut your… Continue reading

Cabbage Salad Recipe – Quick & Easy Prep

Cabbage Salad Recipe

 

I get asked all the time for quick, easy, healthy recipes. I love making a big salad to have ready in the fridge to eat during the week. My hubby made this cabbage salad recipe, he calls it Cabbage Crunch, and it’s pretty darn yummy. I have to admit, the first time he made it I was watching him like a hawk and questioning his every move…however he handled it graciously. I added the carrots for a bit of color. 🙂

Cabbage is great for B vitamins like folate, vitamin B1 (thiamin), B5 (pyridoxine), and… Continue reading

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