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KALE + BEAN SALAD w/ AVO!! . This salad is a combination of what I had in my fr…

KALE + BEAN SALAD w/ AVO!!
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This salad is a combination of what I had in my fridge, which was minimal. All that is required for this recipe is kale, grape tomatoes, any bean (I used brown pinto beans), avocado, red onion, a grain (quinua, farro, rice…), and cucumber. For a dressing I just used olive oil, red wine vinegar, and a touch of balsamic. Enjoy!!
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Healthy leftover thanksgiving meal . Here is a recipe that I made a couple week…

Healthy leftover thanksgiving meal
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Here is a recipe that I made a couple weeks ago actually but can easily be made with thanksgiving leftovers!! In this recipe there is sweet potato, string beans, yellow onion, tofu, and a yummy honey balsamic glaze! See the recipe below!
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Recipe:
-sweet potato
-string beans
-yellow onion
-tofu
-black pepper
-almonds
-balsamic
-honey
-salt
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Instructions:
-make honey balsamic glaze (3/4 balsamic, 1/4 honey)
-toss tofu in corn starch, nutritional yeast, and honey balsamic mixture and cook in oven for about 30 mins rotating frequently
-drizzle string beans and sweet potatoes with honey balsamic mixture and roast for 30 mins or so until cooked
-sauté onion in pan with a little bit of honey balsamic mixture
-add all cooked ingredients to a bowl and top with chopped almonds and a drizzle of honey balsamic OR leftover gravy 🙂
Enjoy!
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“SAUTÉED KALE AND VEG” . . Super yummy and very nourishing bowl filled with my …

“SAUTÉED KALE AND VEG”
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Super yummy and very nourishing bowl filled with my favorite veggies. I just threw all the Ingredients in a pot with some vegetable broth and let the flavors really immerse themselves. I recommend adding the kale about 2 mins before veg combo is done so it does not loose all of its freshness (you can also use frozen spinach or kale though). I cooked the “soup” for about 30 minutes on medium / high heat stirring it every few minutes so it didn’t stick to the pot. If you are interested in the recipe scroll below.

Base:
-kale
-cauliflower
-ginger (1 tbsp minced)
-garlic (1 clove finely chopped)
-vegetable broth (2 cups)
-carrots
-cranberries
-quinua
-sweet onion
Toppings: lemon zest and while wheat baguette from @wholefoods with roasted heirloom tomatoes, olive oil, and salt.
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FEEL THE LOVE POTATO SALAD . . Believe it or not there’s absolutely 0 editing …

FEEL THE LOVE POTATO SALAD
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Believe it or not there’s absolutely 0 editing done to these pictures, this dish was just THAT vibrant and delicious. I never usually eat potato salad because it’s loaded with fatty items such as mayo and it really does not have that much flavor to me so I decided to revamp this classic dish and make it a little more fun, healthy, and vegan, which to me = more enjoyable. I ate this over some arugula for lunch and it was simply amazing. You can also just eat it as is, but the arugula gave it an extra crunch and made it more into a meal. Make sure to give this one a try, you will not regret it! see the recipe below:
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Recipe (for 2 – 3 servings)
-15 small yellow potatoes
-3 tbsp fennel chopped
-3 tbsp red onion finely chopped
-3 tbsp green onion chopped
-1/2 cup cauliflower
-1/2 can chickpeas
-1/4 cup hummus
-10 cranberries
-handful of rosemary
-2 tbsp Trader Joe’s “herbs de Provence” seasoning
-salt and pepper
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Instructions:
-chop potatoes in half and mix with olive oil, 1/2 required fennel and rosemary, and salt and pepper
-roast in airfryer or oven until soft
-put potatoes into a bowl
-add red onion, green onion, hummus, cranberries, remaining fennel and rosemary, Trader Joe’s “herbs de Provence” seasoning and more salt +pepper
-mix together and put over arugula or just eat plain! So good and delicious:)
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BEAUTIFULLY HEALTHY BANANA BREAD • So easy so healthy so yummy! This banana brea…

BEAUTIFULLY HEALTHY BANANA BREAD

So easy so healthy so yummy! This banana bread was inspired by the crisp cool fall weather that makes you want to cozy up on the couch and nibble on some warm banana bread. Knowing myself though, I like to nibble on more than just one piece of banana bread so I decided to make it healthy so I could have as many pieces as I Iiked:)) I went off of a recipe that I found on Pinterest, but I didn’t have most of the ingredients so I kind of just winged it and honestly I was presently surprised how fricken AMAZING it came out. Try it out and let me know what you think!



Ingredients:
-3 ripe bananas
-1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
-1 cup rolled oats
-6 tbsp aquafaba (chickpea juice, equivalent to 2 eggs)
-1/4 cup brown sugar
-1/4 cup maple syrup
-1 tsp baking powder
-1 tbsp salt
-3 tbsp cinnamon
-1/2 cup dark chocolate chocolate chips (optional)
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Instructions:
1. Blend aquafaba until white peaks form
2. Add all ingredients to the bowl and blend
3. Place in oven and bake at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes depending on the size of your pan
… and WALA! You’re done!

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