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White Bean Quinoa Burgers

White Bean Quinoa Burgers

These little burgers are a perfect plant-based protein option for vegans, vegetarians, or anyone! They are super simple to make and came out delicious. Let me know how you like them 🙂   White Bean Quinoa Burgers Recipe: 2 cups of cooked quinoa 1 can […]

Paleo Doughnuts with Cashew Butter Drizzle

Paleo Doughnuts with Cashew Butter Drizzle

These paleo doughnuts are so tasty!! I added some carob chips and drizzled them with creamy cashew butter. Hope you enjoy!   Paleo Doughnuts Recipe: 1 box of Simple Mills Vanilla cake mix  3 eggs 1/3 cup of coconut oil 1/3 cup of water 1 […]

White Bean Avocado Dip

White Bean Avocado Dip

I needed something comforting to pair with my Siete Grain-free tortilla chips! I love snacking and I love dips. So I figured I would combine my favorite dips (hummus/bean dips + guacamole) ! Super simple recipe that anyone can make! Have fun with this one guys 🙂

White Bean Avocado Dip Recipe:

1 can of cannelloni beans – drained

1 ripe avocado

fresh squeezed lemon

pinch of salt and pepper

1 tsp of Trader Joe’s chili lime seasoning 

Preparation: 

Blend all ingredients together in a food processor until smooth.

 

Garbanzo Bean and Banana Chocolate-Chip Muffins

Garbanzo Bean and Banana Chocolate-Chip Muffins

Recipe for Garbanzo Bean and Banana Chocolate-Chip Muffins  1 1/2 cups of garbanzo bean flour 1 tsp of baking soda 1 mashed banana 1/2 cup of palm shortening 2 chia egg 1 tsp of vanilla 1/2 cup of Enjoy Life Dairy free chocolate chips Preparation […]

Protein! What is it? How much do we need? and do Vegans get enough of it?

Protein! What is it? How much do we need? and do Vegans get enough of it?

Have you ever heard of someone going to the hospital for protein deficiency? Yeah, me neither. Protein is, of course, an abundant macronutrient needed for our bodies to function properly. However, there are massive amounts of protein gimmicks out there from bars, to supplements, to […]

Meal Prep: Do’s and Don’ts

Meal Prep: Do’s and Don’ts

Meal Prep: Do’s and Don’ts

Meal prep is a great way to stay on track with your eating regimen. Over the years I have worked with patients who have suffered with yo-yo-dieting, binge eating, and excessive weight gain and the most common thing I have heard was that they never had anything prepared to just grab- and- go. This is a common problem and one that can be easily fixed with some time, patience and, of course, having some fun with it! From an experienced meal-prepper, I came up with a list of Do’s and Don’ts when it comes to prepping your delicious meals and snacks.

 

DO: Map out a healthy plan. I would choose whole grains, lots of veggies, and check your work schedule -see if you need more snacks on longer days than others. This will help you gauge how many meals and snacks you would need to prepare.

DO: Invest in good tupperware, preferably those that are BPA-free. I use Pyrex (Target has a whole set for just 12 bucks!). Check that out here.

DO: Clean and slice your veggies beforehand. This is great for anyone who uses lots of veggie sticks as their snacks throughout the day. Slicing your veggies in the beginning of the week can save you lots of time. Just place them in a container and whenever you want them, they are already cleaned and sliced, perfect for dipping into some delicious hummus!

 

 

DON’T: Use the same protein base all week. This is especially important for meat lovers. Switch it up! Nobody wants grilled chicken every day of the week. Try my spinach turkey burger recipe or even some plant-based proteins such as tempeh or tofu. If you are using animal protein, don’t eat the same meat after 3 days of cooking it. You don’t want to be eating spoiled meat at the end of your week!

DON’T: Deprive yourself of some treats because you meal-prepped. Life is all about living in the moment, right? So if you did pack your food that day but your office is having a surprise office party with catered food, then go to town! You can always keep your food in the fridge for the next day.

DON’T: Reheat-freeze-reheat. It’s okay to freeze your prepared food, but once it is reheated the first time, I wouldn’t freeze it again. Each time you reheat, the quality, flavor, and texture of the food decreases. Only reheat the amount you’re going to eat.

DON’T: Stress over the process. Meal prepping is very beneficial for weight loss in my opinion because when you are prepared, you are less likely to grab whatever food is right in front of you. It teaches you control and discipline BUT you can make it fun too. It doesn’t have to be an all-day process. I would say about 1-2 hours on a Sunday. Play music, dance in the kitchen, and have fun! It’ll all be worth it J

 

Hope this list helps you guys! Let me know your thoughts and..happy meal prepping!

Pumpkin Carob Bread

Pumpkin Carob Bread

Recipe for Pumpkin Carob Bread:  1 cup of almond flour 1 tsp of baking soda 1 tsp of cinnamon 1 tsp of nutmeg 1 egg 1/2 can of organic pumpkin puree 1 tsp of vanilla extract 3 tbsp of coconut sugar 2 tbsp of coconut […]

Energy Balls!

Energy Balls!

I call these babies ” Energy Balls!” Because they are delicious, easy to make, and will give you that extra boost you need. I coated these with sesame seeds. Sesame seeds are a great plant source for iron. Great for snacking, especially anyone with anemia […]

Chocolate-Chip Protein Cookie Skillet

Chocolate-Chip Protein Cookie Skillet

Recipe for Chocolate-Chip Protein Cookie Skillet: 

1/2 cup of almond flour

1tsp of baking soda

3 tbsp cup of coconut sugar

1/3 cup of palm shortening

1 tsp of vanilla

1/2 of enjoy life chocolate chips

1/3 cup of cocoa powder

2 eggs

1 scoop of Vega plant based protein powder (chocolate flavor)

Preparation: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 2 mini cast iron skillets with palm shortening. (very light). Add dry ingredients together in a bowl. Mix wet ingredients together in a separate bowl. Combine all ingredients and pour onto cast iron skillets. Sprinkle your chocolate chips over the top or in the center. Bake for about 20 min and enjoy!

 

Gluten-Free Apple Cobblers

Gluten-Free Apple Cobblers

Gluten-Free Apple Cobblers Recipe: about 8-9 apples (I used Granny smith and Pink Ladies) 1/3 cup of almond flour 2 tbsp of coconut sugar 1 tbsp of cinnamon 1 tsp of nutmeg 1 stick of pasture-raised organic butter Preparation: Preheat oven at 350 degrees. Start by […]