I love a good soup! Being vegan, soups are generally an easy way to get a lot of nutrients in and max out on flavour. This Roasted Red Pepper soup is a delicious and easy recipe to add to your book.
Salad dressing are usually loaded with unhealthy preservatives, sugar, and hydrogenated oils. These things wreak havoc on your system and ruin an otherwise healthy diet. I love to make my own salad dressings and this one is one of my favourites for so many reasons. I LOVE avocado and think it is the perfect replacement for creamy dressings if someone is leading a vegan diet. Not only is it a great replacement for taste, but it packs a serious amount of nutrients and healthy fats that your body needs. This salad dressing is a dream for anyone looking to improve the texture of their skin, reduce bloating, or just find healthy replacements for store bought dressings.
I am a big fan of anything avocado. That being said, I can’t bring myself to just eat them plain all the time, you need to spice things up sometimes. So, I decided to share one of my favourite warm salads with you all. It is vegan, gluten free and packed with healthy fats (something that a LOT of people are missing from their diets). I decided to write up a separate blog for the Hemp & Garlic Avocado Dressing as it can be used for more than just this salad. You can find the recipe for the dressing HERE.
I have been implementing more plant based eating into my family’s diet lately and that means cooking more from scratch. I love testing out new recipes and throwing together spices, herbs and vegetables to create nutrient dense meals. This soup is full of protein, vegetables and gut healing spices. While it may be a bit on the spicy side for most little ones, my husband definitely gobbles this up soon after I make it. You can freeze this soup to warm up for later as well which is great for quick and easy meals and lunches.
This is the perfect recipe to get loads of healthy protein, complex carbohydrates and veggies into your diet. You can really hide any vegetable you want in this delicious stuffed pepper.. and thats a trick every Mother knows all too well.
When I heard the term “Ketogenic lifestyle”, I was in University completing my degree in Psychology. I learned about this diet as a remedy for many mental health ailments, as well for children who are on the Autism Spectrum. This diet is starting to gain a following in popular culture as some stars like Halle Berry sing its praises for weight loss, anti-aging, and its reversal of many symptoms of diabetes. In many cases, people who wish to lose weight will use this diet as it strictly controls carbohydrate intake and calls for high fat and moderate protein. I am not always one to hop on to extreme ways of eating but it really peaked my interest and what better time to try it than before my wedding day.
Does anyone get as excited as I do when they find a vegetable substitute for starchy white items like noodles or bread? I am not against having a baguette or nice big bowl of pasta once in a while but I personally feel better when I avoid those ingredients for the most part. I have seen versions of zucchini lasagna circling the web for some time now but this is the recipe that we’ve been using for years to get our veggie fix in. It is extra cheesy, and especially delicious. Not to mention it is vegetarian, gluten free, low carb and ketogenic friendly! A great alternative for anyone who is looking to add a healthier spin on the famous italian dish. Hope you enjoy!!
This recipe is for avid snackers, as a side for a Sunday night dinner or for the picky toddler to snack on. I make these wedges for my Daughter almost weekly as a snack and she gobbles them up quickly! The natural sweetness to sweet potatoes, coconut oil and cinnamon contrasted with the salt and pepper make for one delicious option! The best part about these wedges are that they’re incredibly easy and affordable to make!
This dish is one that I came up with when I was in need of some extra antioxidants and proteins in my diet. I love quinoa salads and so I decided to get creative and incorporate protein rich quinoa & hemp hearts with some superfood vegetables and spices. This is a great option for lunch as it has all the important makings of a healthy meal: complex carbs, digestible protein, superfood worthy vegetables, antioxidants and fat burning spices. This recipe is vegan, gluten free and dairy free.. not to mention, super delicious! Hope you enjoy!