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  • Falafel

Baked Broccoli and Quinoa Falafel

I love incorporating vegetables into dishes in unexpected ways.  Broccoli really doesn't have any flavor and lends a perfect texture to these light and crispy falafel bites.  I also snuck in some quinoa too for good measure.  Why?  Because everything is better with quinoa.  Am I right?  Adding 3 cups of broccoli and 1 cup of [...]

  • Kale Chips

Perfectly Crisp Sriracha Kale Chips

Kale chips have always been really scary to me.  It seems like a lot of effort and something that can easily be screwed up.  So like any good challenge I wanted to tackle this head on.  I went ahead and researched a lot of kale chip recipes and tried them out myself.  For those of [...]

  • Muffins

Carrot Quinoa Protein Muffins (vegan + gluten-free + nut-free)

Grab-and-go healthy breakfast solutions are a necessity for me these days.  Mornings are so busy whether during the week or on weekends.  It just makes life so much easier to have nutritious breakfast options to-go.  These muffins are kid-friendly, portable and full of healthful ingredients including carrots, quinoa, flaxseed, oats, hemp seeds and applesauce.  They are loaded with plant-based protein [...]

  • No-Bake Fudgy Quinoa Chia Bites EatingbyElaine

No-Bake Fudgy Quinoa-Chia Bites

Sometimes I need a chocolate fix and usually those times correspond with when I'm feeling lazy ;)  Well good news!  This recipe is perfect for that moment!  A simple, no-bake and speedy dessert recipe that is full of healthful quinoa and chia seeds.  These adorable and delectable chocolate bites are bound together with sunflower seed [...]

  • Vegan Kale Caesar Salad Nutfree

The Ultimate Vegan and Nut-Free Kale Caesar Salad

If there is one salad in need of a healthy recipe makeover, it is the classic Caesar salad. Loaded with raw egg, creamy dressing and a mound of Parmesan cheese, it can pack in a surprising amount of saturated fat, sodium and overall calories. And so, I set out to create a creamy, delicious, healthy, [...]

  • Vegan Pineapple Vanilla Smoothie

Creamy Golden Pineapple Vanilla Smoothie

This smoothie makes me feel like I'm on vacation.  Sweet and tropical frozen pineapple chunks are blended into a thick, creamy, refreshing and luxurious smoothie that is 100% raw, vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free and refined-sugar free (with a nut-free option). As everyone in my life knows, I have smoothies daily.  Smoothies are an easy way to [...]

  • Strawberry Salsa

Strawberry Salsa

With strawberry season in full swing and Cinco de Mayo coming up this week this recipe really created itself.  For those of you who sort of cringe at the thought of raw tomatoes, then this is the recipe for you.  And even if you love traditional salsa, this is a fun (and sweet) twist that will [...]

  • Baked Sweet Potato Fries Gluten Free

Easy Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Agave-Mustard Dipping Sauce

Everyone has a weakness and mine is sweet potato fries.  Always has been!  I could eat a pound of them and still want more.  They are so sweet and spicy and my favorite part is drenching them in honey mustard dipping sauce.  Major YUM factor. And as I inhale them I always tell myself how healthy [...]

  • Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Almond Flour Cookies

...that just happened to be gluten-free AND vegan (horray!) Guys, I'm so incredibly excited to share this cookie recipe with you.  Using just almond flour as the base I have created the perfect and most decadent gluten-free and vegan cookie recipe.  Slightly crispy on the outside and oh-so soft and chewy on the inside.  They don't [...]

  • Why Food Works

How to Bulk Prep for Healthy Meals (+ Easy Thai Spring Rolls Recipe)

Awhile back I connected with Registered Dietitian, Sarah Waybright.  She loves food as much as I do and like me is passionate about teaching people how to find and cook the best foods to fit their lifestyle.  Today, she talks here on my blog about bulk prepping for health meals.  Why?  Because life is crazy [...]

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