Roasted Beet Noodles Over Quinoa with Parsley Pesto

Sweet and savory roasted beet noodles served with garlicky, herby pesto over fluffy quinoa is completely addictive.  Roasted beet noodles are like candy to me.  With just a little olive oil, salt and pepper, the oven magically transforms them into soft, delicious noodles.  I could eat an entire baking sheet of them.  But, here, I'm a bit more civilized and pair them with quinoa in this light and yet filling dish. Spiralizing beets is so much easier than hand chopping them.  And I find the noodle shape to be so much more enjoyable than chunks of beets. To spiralize a beet

Protein-Packed Slaw with Cilantro and Lime (No Mayo!)

I love slaw in the summer. I cannot get enough of the crispy, crunchy texture.  This flavorful version gets a protein-boost from forbidden rice, quinoa, hemp seeds and pepitas. Enjoy it for lunch or bring as a side dish to your next outdoor gathering. Cabbage is a powerhouse vegetable offering so many health benefits.  It is high in fiber, low in calories, loaded with antioxidants, phytochemicals and vitamins. In this recipe, I combined red and green cabbage with shredded carrots, quinoa, forbidden rice, pepitas and hemp seeds to bulk up the dish and make it more filling.  The different textures compliment each other

No-Bake Brown Rice Crisp Treats with Dark Chocolate Shell and Flaked Sea Salt

This easy, no bake recipe is the perfect hot-weather dessert for your summertime gatherings.  Rice crispy treats are a total classic and always a crowd-pleaser. No marshmallows are needed for this recipe.  The squares bind together with your favorite nut or seed butter.  They set in the freezer and can be stored there if desired and served chilled.  That is how I love to eat them. The combination of the chewy almond butter crispy center and the chocolate shell reminds me of a crunchy almond butter cup.  The flaked sea salt is optional but adds that irresistible salty-sweet chocolate combination that is

Healthy Snacking Tips for Kids and Toddlers

As a mom of three, I feel like I'm constantly grocery shopping and preparing food for my kids.  Of course, I'm always trying to incorporate nutritious foods into their diet.  Snack time is often a great opportunity to try out new foods and cram in as many nutrients as possible, even for picky eaters. I am by no means an expert at this, but thought I would share some of my experiences with you all - what has worked and what hasn't worked these past few years with my three children.  At the time of this post I have a five year

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7-Minute Blender Green Juice (No Juicer Needed)

This quick and easy green juice can be made with just your blender and a nut milk bag for straining out the pulp.  It is a great way to cram in lots of nutrients, use up leftover produce and hydrate in the most delicious and refreshing way. I made this recipe recently on my Instagram stories (it is saved in my highlights under FOOD INSPO if you are interested in watching the demo).  I got so many questions and when I polled my Instagram followers over 90% were interested in the detailed recipe.  So here you go!   I'm a

Vegan “Nutella” Fudge Pops

Simply put, these pops are creamy chocolate heaven on a stick.  When you sink your teeth into these you will know exactly what I'm talking about.  They are silky smooth and not icy at all. I know I'm not supposed to play favorites but this recipe might just be my current favorite on the blog.  Everyone who has tested these out went absolutely crazy over them.  The velvety texture and deep chocolate flavor is like ice cream. I've recently been experimenting with hazelnuts and infusing Nutella flavor into my recipes.  Nutella is such a classic dessert flavor that never disappoints. There is

Peaches & Cream Overnight Chia Yogurt Parfait

If you have been following my blog for a while you know I'm all about speedy, nutritious recipes.  Recipes are even better when you can quickly prep them the night before and magically wake up to a delicious and healthful meal the next day.  I love to meal prep whenever I have time.  It is efficient and I'm always so grateful later when life gets busy and I need a meal in a hurry. Whenever I prepare an overnight breakfast I know my future morning-self will thank me.  And when I reach into the fridge the next morning and see breakfast

Watermelon Arugula Mason Jar Salad with Quinoa, Avocado, Pine Nuts & Mint

Thank you National Watermelon Promotion Board for sponsoring this post. Watermelon is the perfect portable food for enjoying wherever life takes you! Mason jar salads are the perfect make-ahead, portable lunch.  They are pre-portioned and have everything you need to simply dump onto your favorite plate or bowl and enjoy right away. The layered mason jar salad concept has been around for awhile now.   I love to make them the night before when I know I will have a busy, on-the-go day with not much time to think about a filling, nutritious lunch.  I’ve been loving preparing a couple mason jar

Creamy Vegan Iced Vanilla Turmeric Latte

This iced "golden milk" latte is a fun and luxurious way to get a healthy turmeric fix when the temperature starts to rise.  I love this refreshing drink first thing in the morning, as an afternoon treat or even right before bed.  It is simple to make and absolutely delicious.  If you are nervous about turmeric this is a great recipe to begin to incorporate it into your diet. This recipe requires just 5 ingredients and less than 5 minutes to make.  You simply throw everything in your blender, whiz it up and pour over ice.  That's it! It is slightly sweet

Vegan “Nutella” Smoothie Bowl

Nutella, in smoothie bowl form!  Why didn't I think of this before? There is something addictive about hazelnuts plus chocolate with a hint of vanilla and a touch of salt.  It is the perfect combination and incredibly decadent. I basically took these star ingredients from Nutella and combined them with hazelnut milk, ice and riced frozen cauliflower to make it thick and creamy. What did I leave out?  I omitted the palm oil, artificial flavors and sugar that are found in Nutella. I naturally sweetened the smoothie with dates and used cacao powder for the chocolate flavor.  You are left with all the

Classic Chocolate Chunk Cookies (Vegan + Gluten-Free)

This is my current go-to vegan and gluten-free cookie recipe.  I have many cookie recipes on this blog but here are the reasons I am loving this one now: The BEST consistency - they are soft-baked but ever so slightly crispy on the outside.  They stay together perfectly and do not crumble. Healthy and allergy-friendly but no crazy ingredients like arrowroot powder, apple sauce or flaxseed.  I've used these in the past and they work great but not everyone feels comfortable baking with these ingredients or has them on hand at all times.  I wanted to create a classic cookie recipe that

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