September 27, 2016
I’ve seen this concept of zucchini pizza boats floating around, so thought I would try my hand at making them myself. I wanted to create a recipe that was super easy with fresh ingredients. I didn’t know how many tries it would take to make these just right – meaning not too soft (i.e. mushy) and also not undercooked (i.e. too crunchy). It had to be just perfect!
Luckily, I got it right on the first try! Hopefully, you will agree. And if it’s not exactly to your liking, just know you can bake for less or more time, depending on what you’re going for.
These Gluten-Free Zucchini Pizza Boats are the epitome of a healthy, clean, plant-based meal. They have only 5 ingredients and are an excellent source of folate, vitamin A, potassium, fiber, protein, Vitamin C, omega-3 fatty acids and zinc. [click to continue…]
September 8, 2016
With the unofficial end to summer upon us, I feel like life gets serious again with seriously packed schedules and busy days. Which means not a whole lot of time in the mornings which means not a whole lot of time to make a healthy breakfast. Well, that’s where chia seed pudding comes in!
You probably know by now just how much I love chia seed pudding. I’ve already shared two different recipes on my blog: Pumpkin Spice Chia Seed Pudding and Blackberry Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding. And now I’m back with another one! This time I’ve included a layer of cherry banana smoothie along with crunchy, almond buttery toppings. Chia seed pudding and an antioxidant-filled smoothie all rolled into one?! Yes, please!
This Lavender Chia Seed Pudding with a Cherry-Banana Smoothie on Top is so simple to make with minimal effort plus is super healthy and seriously delicious. It’s dairy-free, vegan, gluten-free and an awesome source of clean, plant-based protein. It’s also full of flavor, fiber and healthy fats and is naturally sweetened. [click to continue…]
August 22, 2016
Don’t tell summer, but I have a major love for fall (it’s my favorite season!). However, that’s not to say I don’t also love summer and want to make sure I enjoy every last drop of it. So, to savor these final days of summer, I created a super fun and chill summer breakfast idea for you. It’s basically a superfood smoothie pop!
These Acai Cherry Chia Breakfast Popsicles have only 5 ingredients (super simple!), are dairy-free, vegan, and pack a big health punch! And how fun is it to eat a popsicle for breakfast. Unheard of right?! Until now! 😉 [click to continue…]
August 8, 2016
I’m a big fan of tacos and salads, so why not bring that love together to create a simple and delicious taco salad! I chose to make this taco salad vegan to give you the perfect Meatless Monday meal, and to provide a dinner or lunch option for those of you who either are vegan or who eat meat but would like to add in more plant-based meals.
This Vegan Taco Salad with Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing is not only vegan, but also gluten-free, dairy-free and has no added sugar. It’s full of clean plant-based protein, fiber, healthy fats, antioxidants and vitamins A, C & K. [click to continue…]
July 28, 2016
I’ve been obsessed with making homemade, healthier ice cream the past several summers, and now with the addition of my new ice cream maker (it’s only $59 too!), it has been even more fun creating unique ice cream flavors. Plus, these hot summer Texas days have me craving ice cream on the regular!
What inspired this Cherry Rose Dairy-Free Ice Cream was a beautiful photo on the cover of Food & Wine Magazine, the June edition. It looked absolutely delicious. I adapted the recipe to be dairy-free, refined sugar free, less ingredients, plus added in the unique flavor of rose water with dried rose petals sprinkled on top. [click to continue…]