Food

Avocados–The Fruit of Diversity

14.05.2015
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We can all tell from my post a couple weeks ago how much I love avocados, but I only vaguely mentioned the many ways to eat them. My uncharacteristic lack of description hasn’t been sitting well with me, so I decided to visit the magical site of Pinterest and do a little avocado searching to provide some specifics. I put together a list highlighting some awesome ways to use avocados that I have either tried before, or would love to try soon. Enjoy!
Healthy Avocado Chocolate Cookies 

Avocado Quesadilla 

Lemon Avocado Salad Dressing

Avocado Ice Cream

Chocolate Peanut Butter […]

Oatmeal Raisin Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

30.04.2015
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Because it’s oatmeal cookie and raisin day, I thought I would share with you my Oatmeal Raisin Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies! A perfectly sweet treat with a salty contrast! 

Oatmeal Raisin Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Ingredients

3/4 stick butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup peanut butter
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup flour
1 1/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Directions

Line a cookie sheet with […]

Earth Day Through the Eyes of a Vegan

22.04.2015
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Happy Earth Day people! How cool is it that there is a day dedicated to celebrating and acknowledging how incredible the earth is? Without it, we, and many other beautiful creations, would not be.

One of the main reasons I went vegan was for the earth and the environment. I had no idea how much raising livestock damages the earth. Making the choice to live a vegan lifestyle, I feel like I automatically became a spokesperson to where part of my “job” is to raise awareness and educate. So in honor of this Earth day, I would like to present […]

Mushroom Burger

17.04.2015
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This Mushroom Burger is juicy and packed with lean protein. The mushrooms take this burger up a notch making it more juicy and a unique flavor profile. Top with sautéed mushrooms for extra mushroom goodness.

Mushroom Burger
Ingredients
-1lb ground sirloin beef
-1/2 cup minced mushrooms
-1 tsp. garlic
-1/4 cup minced red onion
-1 tsp. worcestershire sauce

Directions
1. Combine all ingredients into a large bowl.
2. Form into 4 patties and grill to desired doneness […]

Sweet Potato Smoothie

3.04.2015
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This Sweet Potato Smoothie is creamy, tart, and refreshing. I just can’t get enough of that sweet orange color!

Nothing will cool you down and get you in spring spirit like a delicious and nutritious smoothie! This Sweet Potato Smoothie is creamy, tart, and refreshing. I just can’t get enough of that sweet orange color!
 

INGREDIENTS

⅓ cup cooked sweet potato (no skin)
½ cup frozen mango
½ cup frozen pineapple
5 ounces (about ½ cup) vanilla greek yogurt
⅓ cup 100% orange juice

 INSTRUCTIONS

Place all ingredients in the blender and process until smooth. Enjoy […]

Green Grape Smoothie

13.03.2015
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Happy Friday! It’s going to be a warm weekend here in Orlando and I’m looking forward to it. When it gets hot outside our family loves to cool off by swimming in the pool and I enjoy making up a batch or two of this Grapes & Greens Smoothie! I made this recipe a while back for the runDisney blog, and it’s been a family favorite ever since. Cheers to a warm weekend in the sun!

 

Green Grape Smoothie

serves 2

 

1 cup frozen green grapes

1 frozen banana

¼ cup frozen pineapple

2 […]

Roasted Veggie Recipe

6.03.2015
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Roasting vegetables can be a delicious and nutritious way to incorporate healthier foods into your diet. Take butternut squash for example, this orange veggie packs a ton of vitamin A (which is great for eyesight), vitamin C, and fiber in just one cup and it only has about 80 calories in that one serving! Check out the recipe below and let us know what you think!

ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH
PREP TIME
10 mins
COOK TIME
45 mins
TOTAL TIME
55 mins
Serves: 4 servings
INGREDIENTS
1 large butternut squash, peeled and cubed
1 tablespoon coconut oil
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
freshly ground […]

Sweet Potato Smoothie

27.02.2015
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It’s Friday at time for a recipe!! This one is sure to satisfy and is filled with nourishing fruits and veggies!! Yes, slurp up your daily dose of vegetables while you enjoy this tasty treat!

Sweet Potato Smoothie

serves 1

1/3 cup cooked sweet potato (no skin)

1/2 cup frozen mango

1/2 cup frozen pineapple

5 ounces (about 1/2 cup) vanilla greek yogurt

1/3 cup 100% orange juice

Place all ingredients in the blender and process until smooth. Enjoy […]

Southwestern Bean Soup

20.02.2015
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Southwestern Bean Soup: All it is are some beans, veggies, vegetable broth, and spices. The combinations of the flavors work so nicely together to give you a fresh, flavorful taste with a kick. Your taste buds will be begging for another bite!

In light of my blog post yesterday about why beans are the greatest (!), there’s no better way to honor that than by sharing with you all, my Southwestern Bean Soup recipe! This is definitely my go-to because it’s super easy, insanely delicious and all of the ingredients are clean and/or organic! Hard to believe […]

Golden Tomato-Date Dressing

13.02.2015
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Hello. Golden Tomato Date Dressing! I love this dressing because it’s just made with tomatoes and dates…nothing else! Because of that you can enjoy more of it than you normally would a regular salad dressing since it’s naturally low fat, low calorie, and no added junk!

Hello, Golden Tomato Date Dressing! I love this dressing because it’s just made with tomatoes and dates…nothing else! Because of that you can enjoy more of it than you normally would a regular salad dressing since it’s naturally low fat, low calorie, and no added junk! 

I am a true believer that variety is the spice of life. I find that if you have trouble breaking away from your strict, methodical routine, chances are…you’re going to lose your mind! Let me add…I speak from experience.
It may seem slightly contradictory that I am sitting […]