Mediterranean Chickpea Salad (GF)
Apricot Walnut Summer Salad
This is one of my favorite - easy to save - and take on-the-go salads! So flavorful and doesn’t get all wilt staying in the fridge. I really don’t like taking salads because they require so much prep time for on-the-go because I have to make a new one everyday.
Whereas this is scoop and go!
This was all inspired by new ways to make and create bean recipes, and salads more or less. My toddler and I go through more legumes and beans in a week than the average person I’m pretty sure!
Cauliflower Gnocchi & Tofu Kale Bowl (V) (GF)
Apricots first and foremost are from the stone fruit family and at their peak in the summer when they are the freshest. This is the time to buy them. If you use the dried variation you tend to get a lot more sugar in the fruit than eating the fresh version.
These fruits have a host of antiangiogenic bio actives including carotenoids that are shown to be cancer fighting. Reading a lot of research on this specifically in the book Eat to Beat Disease.
Plant Based Cannellini Kale Ravioli with Kale Salad
I’d say my most favorite find lately has been this pre-packaged cauliflower gnocchi. Now I know what your’re thinking, this is a healthy recipe blog, not a store bought food blog!
However, if you can find things you like that are easy to pair with healthy items like vegetables and your choice of protein, it makes life just a little bit easier. Who does’t want that?
This dish can be made VEGAN or with Chicken!
How To: Healthy Pizza Pizza Pizza!
Sometimes I like to keep packaged items in the freezer after a long day where I have no desire to do anything. Especially cook! I pull things out like store bought veggie burgers, a pizza crust, these amazing ravioli like I’m about to show you or maybe even a frozen organic meal once in a while.
Bean & Tofu Salad
As kids we develop this affinity for pizza and I don’t think it ever really goes away! I mean, at least not for me! While my pizza preferences have changed over time, it still remains, I LOVE MY PIZZA!
My hubby and I have learned how to make pizza a staple in our household as an easy prep me that either or or I can do in just a few minutes time with very little cook time! The idea is to keep it simple and pile on the veggies - whatever veggies you may have in your fridge!
If you want to get better at eating more plant based meals, aside from just having veggies in the house, you want to make sure you armed with the right ingredients to be able to make a quick meal. I know that’s where it becomes hard for me if I want to make something fast, I reach for something that’s in a box OR something that doesn’t require me getting out my cooking equipment.
This does need a little bit of prep time - like 8 minutes! IF you can take a couple minutes to prep a bowl of this you are set for 2-3 days easily! Now let’s talk what you need to have on hand to make something like this!