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Gingerbread Roasted Chickpeas

It's like a protein-packed holiday party in your mouth. Nuff said ` Gingerbread Roasted Chickpeas 3 cups cooked chickpeas or 2 15-ounce cans chickpeas drained and rinsed 2–3 tablespoons yacon syrup (you can use maple syrup as an alternative) 1 tablespoon blackstrap molasses 1 tablespoon coconut oil 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon ginger ¼ teaspoon cloves ¼ teaspoon nutmeg salt to taste Preheat oven to 375 f. Lay chickpeas out and pat dry with a towel. Put...

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Roasted Red Pepper & Cauliflower soup

Easily my favorite soup this fall! This has that rich savory flavor of fall from the roasted red peppers and the miso, but it's still buttery and thick from the cauliflower and cashews. Raise your hand if you could eat-drink-devour this every weekend! 👋🏽   Roasted Red Pepper & Caluliflower Soup Ingredients 3 roasted red peppers 1 small head cauliflower, cut into florets 2 garlic cloves, unpeeled Extra-virgin olive oil, for...

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Veggie Coconut Rolls with Mango Tahini Sauce

A refreshing summer take on a lunchtime wrap. Veggie Coconut Rolls with Mango Tahini Sauce Prep time:  20 mins Total time:  20 mins Serves: 4-6   Ingredients Veggie Wraps 12 coconut wrappers 2 small avocados, pitted, peeled and sliced into 8 wedges each 4 cups kelp noodles 4 cups zoodles (zucchini noodles cut on an inspiralizer) 1 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced 6 green onions cut into...

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Benefits of Wakame during Pregnancy

Wakame is the perfect food for women during pregnancy. Start eating this early in your pregnancy or even while planning, to build levels of folic acid that are critical in the early development of the fetus. In addition, iron found in wakame  balances mom's energy, while the calcium and magnesium provide extra nutrients to baby without absorbing them from mommy's bones. What is Wakame: Wakame is an edible...

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Kale and Cauliflower Cleansing Soup

Looking for an easy mid-summer cleanse? I like a mini-reboot after margaritas by the pool, airplane food, and summer brunches. If you notice sluggish digestion or afternoon bloat, it may be time for a few days of foods that are easy to digest, cleanse toxicity and rebalance your nutrients. Add this soup to your meal plan this week to increase vitamins, minerals, and digestive cleansing...

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Vegan Carrot Banana Bread

Carrot Banana Bread Looking for a guilt-free sweet treat this weekend or a winning recipe for your next picnic? You have to try my vegan CARROT BANANA BREAD & BERRY CHIA SEED JAM. I made this 3 weeks in a row it was so delicious! Prep Time: 10 Minutes Cook: 50 Minutes Total: 1 Hour   Ingredients 2 cups spelt flour 1/3 cup organic coconut sugar 2 teaspoons cinnamon 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon...

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Thai Pea Summer Soup

Thai Pea and Lemongrass Soup This Thai pea soup is easily made in the blender. With ginger, lemongrass, jalapeños and peas, it is the perfect fresh spring or summer soup. Prep Time: 10 Minutes Total Time: 10 Minutes Serves 4 Ingredients 3 cups fresh or frozen peas (if using frozen, thaw beforehand) 1 15 ounce can full fat coconut milk ½ cup vegetable broth 1 large shallot zest of 1 lime juice of 1 lime 2...

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Skin Smoothing Granola Granola loaded with omegas for plump hydrated skin and antioxidants to protect from the aging process. Enjoy as a morning cereal, top off your smoothie, or snack on by itself!  INGREDIENTS 2 1/2 cups old fashioned rolled oats ( I use gluten free) 1/3 cup sunflower seeds 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds 1/3 cup gogi berries 2 tablespoons chia seeds 3 tablespoons hemp seeds 1 teaspoon cinnamon pinch of sea salt 1/2 -...

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Hormone Balancing Pasta

Could a pasta really balance hormones, boost metabolism, be nutrient rich and still low-calorie??? KELP PASTA my new love. Hormones have one of the largest effects on your energy, metabolism, weight and even mood. One root cause of hormonal imbalances is found in the thyroid gland, which synthesizes thyroid hormones for the entire body. No small feat.  I recently posted about my diagnosis of hypo-thyroid.  It...

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How to Be Social on a Diet and Restaurant Tips| The Last 5 Ep. #4

This week on The Last 5 Anna and I are tackling one of her biggest weight loss obstacles  -- SOCIAL DINING! Anyone who has ever tried to lose weight knows that social situations can be sticky situations when it comes to following your healthy meal plan. But, if you are going to make healthy eating a way of life you need to learn how to...

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