Here’s a simple recipe that I put together for my 5-Day Vegan challenge. I fired up my slow-cooker and tossed in some portobello to make a vegan version of one of my favorite meals growing up, pot roast. It’s what I looked forward to nearly every Sunday for dinner. So, I took some inspiration from my
I love stir-fry. If you’re like me, I wouldn’t mind having some variation of stir-fry on a weekly basis. It’s a great way toadd variety to your diet and “experiment” with different vegetable combinations. This is a great a side dish or main dish, just pair it with brown Basmati rice or quinoa for a more filling, hearty option.
Here’s an easy and hearty stuffed bell pepper recipe that I created for the 5-Day Vegan Challenge. I tossed in a little soyrizo to add some Latin-flavor and boost the level of protein. The end result – deliciousness.
You say Tex-Mex and you have my attention. You make a healthier version of Tex-Mex and “you have me at hello.” Putting a whole new spin on a Tex-Mex favorite, the chimichanga. We’re going to stuff our chimichanga with veggies, legumes and cauliflower rice and make it completely meatless by adding tofu. Tofu is a great
“Being epic” in life is nearly impossible without a well-balanced diet. Why? Well, you need good, lasting energy to be able to do “whatever it is” that makes you epic. These energy bar “bites” are practical, easy-to-make and to customize, loaded with vitamins & minerals and are just downright delicious. Today we’re going beyond simply
Hummus is a popular snack food that is often thought to be too complicated to make; so, people opt to purchase it from the store instead of making it themselves. But it’s pretty simple to prepare, and making it yourself is arguably healthier since you know exactly what you’re putting into your body. No hidden ingredients, table salt, preservatives, food
If you’re looking to switch up your staple breakfast meal of oatmeal and eggs, then try this vegan breakfast quinoa bowl. Great way to get rid of leftover quinoa and it’s packed with natural sugars, complex carbs and healthy fats. Plus, it’s easy to make your own for your diet and budget!
Two myths to dispel: the vegan diet is not just for vegans. As a meat eater, you can actually find a lot of inspiration from vegan meals since you can simply add your choice of “animal” protein if desired. you CAN build muscle and lose weight on a vegan diet. As with any diet and meal plan,
Instead of spending money on store-bought chips loaded with saturated fats and preservatives, make your own crispy baked sweet potato chips and season them to make them your own! Perfect snack food for game day.
The Final Day, Day 5 of the 5-Day Smoothie Challenge, Street Fighter Edition, is a delicious beta-carotene loaded smoothie for improved cardiovascular health and disease immunity. Two of the ingredients that make this smoothie so powerful are carrots and sweet potato. Yeah, you heard me correctly – sweet potato. Sweet potato is loaded with antioxidants and can be used
Day 4 of the 5-Day Smoothie Challenge, Street Fighter Edition, is a hearty, green smoothie using two of my favorite super foods – kale and avocado. Some people avoid incorporating fats into their daily diet in hopes that they will lose weight; but, incorporating healthy fats from sources like avocado can actually encourage fat loss since avocados have a type of sugar –
Day 3 of the 5-Day Smoothie Challenge, Street Fighter Edition, is a refreshing sweet red smoothie, made using a delicious combination of both sweet vegetables and fruits. For many, eating beets can take some getting used to, and I’ll even admit that they taste amazing when roasted. However, raw beets have almost twice the antioxidants of cooked beets, AND
Day 2 of the 5-Day Smoothie Challenge, Street Fighter Edition, is a golden tropical smoothie with both fruits and veggies. While many people enjoy snacking on cherry tomatoes, have you ever considered using them in a smoothie? The sweet and subtle tangy flavors of cherry tomatoes pair nicely with tropical fruits and is an absolute flavor overload.
Kicking off the 5-Day Smoothie Challenge, Street Fighter Edition, with a Blanka Shock, aka spicy tomato smoothie, in order to jumpstart the day. In the Street Fighter video game, Blanka was known for his aggressiveness and being able to deliver a “shock” to his opponents. This smoothie will shock your taste buds, but in a good way! When
Let’s face it – “low carb” days (where you are not eating many carbohydrates) can be not so fun… BUT you can still eat BIG while enjoying a delicious, nutritious and very filling meal. I’m eating grilled chicken & zucchini pesto pasta with cherry tomatoes (and little bit of avocado because I like to live dangerously). Click here
Choosing the right source of complex carbs can be a dieters nightmare, look no further and carb it up with flavorful sweet potato & quinoa Patties. Perfect to accompany dinner, post workout meals and they’re vegan friendly!