Category: Vegan

Strawberry Fields Smoothie: Organic Squeeze Copycat Recipe!

  I love starting off my day with a nutritionally packed breakfast, and there aren't many easier or quicker options in those early morning hours than a smoothie. You can throw together an endless combinations of fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and ...

No Bake Pumpkin Bars: Gluten-Free, Vegan, & No Refined Sugar!

  Today I give to you a delicious pumpkin dessert recipe just in time for Thanksgiving! If you are trying to make a dish your gluten-free aunt, vegan cousin, and everyone in between will enjoy, then you can breathe a sigh ...

Spaghetti Squash Casserole: Lentil Walnut & Spinach with Red Sauce!

  It's been a crazy past couple of weeks for me in OKC. I planted my first garden (isn't it gorgeous)! It's mostly tomatoes and a variety of peppers, but I'm growing strawberry, asparagus, and basil too. If you ever plan ...

Lentil, Kale, and Roasted Veggie Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

  I've been on a bit of a sweet potato kick lately; my last two weeks blog posts have been about my favorite orange vegetable. Since my mileage is increasing for my next half marathon, and I'm keeping up my weight ...

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Collard Green Wrap

The New Way to Get in Your Greens: Collard Green Wraps

Collard green wraps aren't brand new in the food world, but they are new in my personal repertoire. I'll be honest, I don't think I'd ever even eaten collard greens until I turned it into this wrap, but I'm so ...

A Healthy Nutella: No Sugar Added

A Healthy Nutella: No Sugar Added

You know that feeling you get when you accomplish something monumental, like finishing a marathon, graduating college, or getting a promotion? That's how I felt today when I made a healthy Nutella with no added sugar or oil. Overreaching a ...

California Quinoa Salad (Whole Foods Copycat Recipe)

  I love one-dish meals, especially when they are super flavorful. So when I picked up this quinoa salad at Whole Foods a while back, I instantly knew it was a recipe I wanted to recreate over and over again--and I ...

Homemade Pecan Pie Larabars

  The multitude of "healthy" snack bars on the market right now is overwhelming. If you have ever visited this section at Whole Foods, you know what I mean, and you probably left with a headache caused by attempting to decipher ...

Blackstrap Molasses and an Iron-Rich Pear Gingerbread Smoothie

  If plants are good for us because of the healthy nutrients they contain, and sugar cane is a plant, shouldn't sugar be good for us? Okay, I admit that's not the best logic because we all know sugar isn't a ...

Blueberry Raisin Energy Cookies

  I think we need to revolt against packaged desserts--who's with me? Those sickly sweet, overly processed desserts have no place in our health-conscious diets anymore. Have you heard that Nabisco just came out with a watermelon-flavored Oreo? I haven't actually looked ...

Spicy Cilantro-Lime Lentils & Rice made with Coconut Milk

  I've been in a tropical mood the past few weeks, which could be from reminiscing about my Florida vacation, or maybe it's just the weather changing to Oklahoma hot (which is a separate temperature from regular hot). Either way, it ...

Mini Chai Banana Cheesecakes

  Food sounds much more appealing when it's in miniature form. I think it has something to do with the fact you can eat mini food items with your hands, which makes it easy to grab and mingle at social functions.   The ...

Roasted Sweet Potato & Black Bean Burrito

Roasted Sweet Potato & Black Bean Wrap

I had a great experience this past weekend at the Oklahoma City Half Marathon, plus the weather was gorgeous with minimal wind, which is almost unheard of in Oklahoma. Being my first half marathon, I was guaranteed to set a ...

Tropical Coconut Smoothie

Oklahoma must have forgotten it's supposed to be spring today; outside it feels like it's in the low 20's with icy rain, and I've been hearing tree limbs snap all day! On cold and dreary days like today when warm air is ...

Crispy Eggplant & Quinoa with Feta

I always try to be a bargain produce shopper by checking weekly online ads and buying produce in season, so I pounced on the deal when my local grocery store had eggplants for 58 cents each--that's cheap! Next up was figuring ...

Blueberry & Banana Cashew Smoothie

I usually keep my morning smoothies pretty standard by using plain nonfat Greek yogurt and skim milk as my protein base, but breaking the monotony is definitely necessary once in a while! Soy milk and soy yogurt are great dairy ...