Vietnamese Salad

4 Easy & Healthy Lunch Salads

These salads are all super quick and easy to make ahead of time to make the busy weekday mornings a bit more manageable. Feel free to make each of these salads your own!

Mini Eggplant Lasagnas

Mini Eggplant Lasagnas

These mini eggplant lasagnas are a perfect healthy way to hit that spot for some comforting pasta dish. They are also super easy to make and look like you took a lot of time to make it. You can also serve it with a nice side salad if you wish for a little more on the plate. 

Corn and Bean Tacos

Corn and Green Bean Tacos

The lightness of the corn in these tacos makes it perfect for a warm spring or summer night. It makes a great healthy treat when you need it. Make it your own by adding your favorite toppings.

Curried Noodles

Thai Curried Egg Noodles

Serves 6 Ingredients: 2 tsp. coconut oil 2 large shallots, chopped ¼ cup finely chopped cilantro stems, plus 1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves, for garnish 2 Tbs. greem Thai curry paste 1 tsp. curry powder 1 tsp. ground turmeric 1 15-oz. can light coconut milk ¾ cup low-sodium vegetable broth 1 12-oz. pkg. firm tofu,

Potato and Leek Soup

Potato and Leek Soup

This a perfect soup to have on a cold evening that is both light and filling. The soup is so smooth it makes a perfect accompaniment with some flatbread or cheese bread. Add a side salad to help bring in some freshness to the plate. 

Halloween Treats

Raw & Vegan Halloween Treats

Raw Pumpkin Cheesecake Makes about 24 bites Ingredients: 1½ cups raw cashews 1 cup pitted dates ½ cup almond flour 1 tbsp unsweetened cacao powder 2 tsp vanilla extract 1 tbsp almond milk ⅓ cup maple syrup ⅓ cup canned pumpkin ½ tsp cinnamon ½ tsp nutmeg Directions: Soak the cashews in water for 1 hour. Discard the water. Pulse

Cauliflower Margarita Pizza

Cauliflower Margarita Pizza

This pizza is so light and tasty you wont be thinking you are eating pizza at all. It also wont make you feel bloated like other pizzas. If I had to create my own pizza at a restaurant this would be my take on a margarita pizza. Feel free to add your own toppings or change up the toppings below (nutitional facts below are based on crust and toppings below).

Raw Kale Market Salad

This super easy salad is perfect for a quick dinner or for lunch prep for the next day. If you want to add something extra, simply add in some quinoa, beans, or rice.

Almond Cake

Light Strawberry Almond Cake

With birthdays, holidays, and picnics one thing can almost always be found; sweets. This cake is so light in taste and consistency you won’t feel guilty for eating it. It is almost a cross between a strawberry shortcake and a vanilla pound cake. Perfect for any summer gathering. 

Cherry Goat Cheese Frittata

Chickpea Cherry Frittata

With summer comes tons of delicious outside brunches. This is a perfect recipe for such an occasion. It’s light and pairs perfectly with yogurt, fruit, and other delicious brunch pairings. The chickpeas also add as a lovely delicious surprise and pairs perfectly with the sweet cherries. 

Vegetable Puttanesca

Vegetable Sweet Potato and Beet Puttanesca

This is a fantastic dish to fill you up on a deliciously healthy and hearty meal. The vegetable spiraled pasta allow you to eat the pasta for lunch or dinner without worrying about the carbs from typical pasta. It is a great spin on a puttanesca pasta that will want you to eat it all week. It is also a great dish for kids to eat their veggies without the overpowering taste of them. 

Nutritional Yeast: The Basics

Nutritional yeast is a non-active yeast commonly found on molasses and then drained and crushed into flakes or powder. It is known for having a cheesy taste and is high in health benefits. It is mostly used in vegan dishes as a cheese substitute. It has just 20 calories per tablespoon and packed with protein.

Is Detoxing For You?

Detoxing can be a great way to get yourself out of a sluggish period. If you are feeling more depressed, anxious, tired, or just not yourself you might consider detoxing. I have found it most helpful for me to do it around the holidays or even at the beginning of the new year, as the holidays can tend to involve a lot of deliciously unhealthy food and alcohol.

Easy Ways to Add In Superfoods

In the morning: Try adding some vegetables when cooking up your eggs. It has a supreme amount of protein and vitamins to help boost you for the remainder of the day. For an easy way to do so try making these flower eggs. If you don’t like red peppers or want to try something else

Superfoods Amazing Abilities

Superfoods are filled with essential nutrients and anti-oxidants that are extremely helpful to ward off illnesses and continue to live a healthy life. These are super easy to add to all your favorite dishes and when put together can become even more powerful than on their own. There are a few different categories of superfoods:

Monthly Favorites September 2015

Monthly Favorites: September Edition

Explore Asian Gluten-Free Organic Black Bean Spaghetti This brand has some absolutely tasty food, especially with their black bean pasta. They make their foods with people with dietary restrictions in mind and with the healthiest ingredients. They specialize in gluten free, vegan, diabetic, and fitness diets. The pasta itself is very light but extremely filling

Super Easy Substitutions For Eating Healthy

Even super unhealthy food like sweets and pastas can be made healthier by doing a few substitutions. Here is a list of just a few ideas for some simple substitutions you can make either as you cook or when eating out. When cooking and baking try replacing: Applesauce for sugar Applesauce gives your recipe the

Tips For Reading Food Labels

I have been asked what I look on food labels when I look at a product in the grocery store. I thought that I would share this information with you and give a few of the tips that I have for reading a label quickly and easily at the store.

Reducing Your Sugar Intake

After I read an article about the effects of unnatural sugar on your body, I became interested in the topic. I wondered how much sugar I had in an average day. I was shocked by how much processed and added sugar was in my average diet. I then decided that I would try to reduce this amount and instead gain my sugar intake through natural sources.