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Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Protein Bars

Have you ever had chocolate peanut butter Luna bars? Well now you can make your own rice crispy protein bars at home, with only 5 ingredients! I recommend using brown rice crispies for a healthier version, but if that isn't available to you, regular rice crispy cereal works just fine. Barbara's and Nature's Path make a [...]

By | July 15th, 2021|Recipes|3 Comments

Homemade Fruit Roll-Ups

I'm always on the hunt for new healthy snack ideas, especially ones that contain minimal ingredients and no added sugar. Behold: homemade fruit roll-ups! With only 1 ingredient required: fruit! Which means these are not only super easy to make, but they have no added sugar, and are 100% all-natural! Now if you'd like to [...]

By | June 1st, 2018|Recipes|0 Comments

Chickpea Curry with Rice

For months, I've been trying to perfect a coconut curry recipe, but I always felt like something was missing. Tofu is a great meat substitute, but for this recipe, I was looking for something else. Then one night, it hit me. Chickpeas! Chickpea curry! That's what I was looking for! For this chickpea curry, I added [...]

By | May 15th, 2018|Featured Dinner, Recipes|0 Comments

Veggie Tortilla Pizza

There are two foods I love more than anything in the world: ice cream and pizza. This healthy veggie tortilla pizza is one of my favorite recipes of all time because it still gives you the delicious taste and texture of pizza, but without all the carbs and calories! You can use any type of [...]

By | March 1st, 2018|Recipes|1 Comment

Chocolate Almond Bark

It took me a while to perfect the art of homemade chocolate. I explored different sweeteners... agave, maple syrup, raw honey... and I finally decided that coconut palm sugar was the winner. Coconut palm sugar also has over 40% less fructose than cane sugar and over 75% less fructose than agave nectar. I use different sweeteners [...]

By | January 15th, 2018|Recipes|0 Comments

Healthy Cookie Dough

Did you know that you can make healthy cookie dough with chickpeas? (AKA garbanzo beans?) It sounds crazy, I know, but trust me, if you want to eat big gobs of cookie dough by the spoonful without feeling guilty, try this recipe! Chickpeas, blended with peanut butter, sweetener and oats, and mixed with chocolate chips, tastes [...]

By | December 11th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Years ago, I stopped eating meat due to digestive issues, which is one of the reasons I started this blog… to create and share healthy, flavorful meat-free recipes! Over time, I discovered many great alternatives out there: black beans, chickpeas, lentils, marinated tofu, and even… cauliflower! After a while, it became a fun challenge to [...]

By | November 15th, 2017|Featured Appetizer, Recipes|29 Comments

Black Bean Burrito

Ah, black beans. I have so many good things to say about them. They're packed with protein... high in fiber... great for your digestive tract... I could go on and on. For these black bean burritos, you can use any tortilla of your choice. My favorite tortillas for these are the wheat and corn flour tortillas [...]

By | July 7th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

Lentil Vegetable Soup

I've been saving this lentil vegetable soup recipe until it was the appropriate time to post it. And since I came down with a cold this week and have been eating it for the past 2 days, I think now is the time! I love homemade soup because store-bought soup tends to contain a very [...]

By | January 6th, 2017|Recipes|0 Comments

Butternut Squash Soup

Did you know that butternut squash is technically a fruit? So are avocados, cucumbers and tomatoes. Crazy right? Not surprising though, since I love pretty much all fruit. Squash included. I'll eat anything with butternut squash in it. Or on it. Ravioli, pizza, and of course, soup. I'm not a big soup lover (I tend to [...]

By | September 4th, 2016|Featured Soup & Salad, Recipes|0 Comments

Grilled Veggie Sandwich

One of the reasons I started this blog was because I wanted to turn your average everyday recipes into healthier versions. I do believe that we can continue to eat the things we love and stay healthy if we substitute the unhealthy ingredients for cleaner options. For sweets, I tend to substitute sugar with dates. For [...]

By | September 3rd, 2016|Recipes|0 Comments

Coconut Chia Pudding with Chocolate & Pomegranate

Believe it or not, this was my first time eating pomegranate seeds. When I first tried them, I didn’t like them by themselves, but I loved them combined with this pudding. This coconut chia pudding is so delicious, especially topped with dark chocolate chunks, coconut shreds and pomegranate seeds. I made myself a little bowl [...]

By | August 18th, 2016|Featured Dessert, Recipes|0 Comments

Spicy Black Bean Chili

I love me a good bowl of chili. And this spicy black bean chili recipe is not only tasty and easy, but it's also pretty healthy and perfect for those on a vegan or vegetarian diet! Black beans are a great addition to your diet because they're high in protein, which is especially helpful for vegans and vegetarians. [...]

By | August 15th, 2016|Recipes|0 Comments

Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Tomato Sauce

Eating clean is all about substituting healthy ingredients for unhealthy ones. Some of my favorite subs are replacing sugar with dates, white flour with sprouted grains, pizza crust with gluten-free tortillas, cream with coconut milk, and pasta with veggies. In my zucchini lasagna recipe, I use sliced zucchini in place of lasagna noodles. But spaghetti squash is another [...]

By | July 15th, 2016|Recipes|2 Comments

Fruit & Yogurt Parfaits

For Valentine’s day this year, an adorable selection of fruit and yogurt parfaits were delivered to my work as a gift to all the employees. (I work for a health and fitness company where healthy products are promoted on a daily basis – even on holidays!) We got to keep the mason jars, and I’ve [...]

By | June 15th, 2016|Recipes|0 Comments