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Italian White Bean Soup {vegan, oil-free, high protein}

This fast & easy easy Italian white bean soup is cozy, comforting & delicious! It is also vegan, oil-free, high in protein, & super frugal. Long before I had any specific thoughts or preferences about beans in general, I loved bean soup. Not just any bean soup, but Campbell’s bean and bacon soup. It was …

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3-Ingredient Pumpkin Oat Cookies {vegan, oil-free, GF}

My 3-ingredient pumpkin oat cookies are perfect for snacking or breakfasts on the move. They are vegan, oil-free, gluten-free, 31 calories each (for the basic version), and endlessly customizable with a variety of different add-ins. Eat More Cookies It snowed–SNOWED–here in Texas on Sunday! I get that this is no big deal for my cold …

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Creamy Cashew Salad Dressing {oil-free vinaigrette}

Salad dressing without oil? Yes! My creamy cashew salad dressing is the solution. This oil-free vinaigrette is naturally vegan and takes about 2 minutes to make in your blender. The Best Salad Dressing is a Vinaigrette I grew up with one version of salad dressing: vinaigrette. My family ate green salads often. Make that very …

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Strawberry Cashew Smoothie {vegan, Paleo, no added sugar}

My strawberry cashew smoothie is a portable, potable breakfast that is equally satisfying, nourishing, and delicious. It is vegan, Paleo, and has no added sugar. A Nourishing Smoothie, Made with Cashews Smoothies have come a long way since they first appeared in health magazines. Many included invariable combinations of orange juice, fruit-sweetened yogurt and frozen …

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Cherry Tomato Chickpea Pasta {high-protein, grain-free, vegan, 5 ingredients}

Amazing, delicious and ready in 20 minutes: high protein cherry tomato chickpea pasta! It is also vegan, grain-free and made with only 5 ingredients. Umm, can we just call this a skillet full of happiness? Hints of spring (cherry tomatoes and fresh parsley), the midwinter comforts of pasta, and enough nutrients (protein, vitamin C, antioxidants) …

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3-Ingredient Vegan Oat Muffins {gluten-free, oil-free, sugar-free}

3-ingedient vegan oat muffins made from oats, raw cashews and baking powder! They are vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, sugar-free, and perfect. I have another super-simple bread recipe to share, and it is a winner. Made in muffin form, it requires no more than 3 ingredients, a blender, and about 30 minutes worth of your precious time. …

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Overnight Oatmeal Cookies {vegan, gluten-free, oil-free}

Easy-to-make, vegan overnight oatmeal cookies are just what your busy morning needs. Think of them as healthy and delicious overnight oats…in cookie form! Soft, cakey, and not too sweet, they are vegan, gluten-free, and oil-free. Overnight Oatmeal, In Cookie Form After my last cookie post, I made all kinds of lists and plans to post …

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Oat Flax Skillet Bread {3-ingredients, Vegan, Oil-Free, GF}

Your new favorite bread: Oat Flax Skillet Bread ! Made with 3 ingredients, it is vegan, oil-free, easy-to-make and so delicious, plus only 91 calories per big wedge. Forgive me for sounding like Oprah, but I love bread. At present, only one  bread has my undivided attention and affection. I cannot get enough (although 1 …

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Vegan Carrot Ginger Soufflé {Grain-Free, Oil-Free}

Shake up your vegetable routine with my super-simple vegan carrot ginger soufflé, made with coconut flour! It is grain-free, oil-free, and so very delicious! Before proceeding, let me be clear: this is not a soufflé. I know, how deceptive is that? But hear me out: this quick, easy, and delicious side dish has the light …

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Mustard Greens Pepita Pesto {Vegan, Nut-Free}

Spicy, citrusy, mustard greens pepita pesto, the perfect midwinter, superfood sauce for pasta, or as a spread or dip. Bonus: the ingredients also make it an ideal exercise recovery food! I am pretty sure that what I am about to say has never been uttered or written before now: Pesto is an ideal exercise recovery …

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No-Bake Trail Mix Bars {more protein, less sugar}

Looking for a homemade granola bar with less sugar and more protein? My no-bake trail mix bars are exactly what you’re looking for! They are easy-to-make, vegan and gluten-free, too. Homemade Energy Bars: A Great Easy-to-Make Snack In case any question remains, I love power bars: energy bars, granola bars, protein bars, bars Bars BARS! …

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Creamy Broccoli Hummus {vegan, oil-free option}

Creamy broccoli hummus made with broccoli, white beans and cilantro. It is vegan, gluten-free, and can be made with or without added oil. Whether you love broccoli or tolerate it, this broccoli hummus is a winner. Easy to make, and so convenient for lunches and snacking throughout the week, it’s a recipe to celebrate both …

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Crunchy Nuts & Seeds Breakfast Cookies {vegan, oil-free, grain-free}

Healthy, yummy, crunchy nuts & seeds breakfast cookies made with 5 ingredients! They are grain-free, oil-free, vegan, and simple to make in a muffin tin! 5-Ingredient Vegan, Grain-Free Breakfast Cookies I am ambivalent about sharing this recipe. Why? Because, based on my own experience, making and eating the results can (swiftly) develop into an obsession. Then …

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Vegan Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies {grain-free, oil-free}

Scrumptious vegan carrot cake breakfast cookies made with chickpea flour and baked in a muffin tin! They are grain-free, gluten-free, oil-free, nut-free and only 95 calories apiece. YUM! Carrot Cake Chickpea Flour Cookies, A Perfect Breakfast to Go Eat breakfast. More vegetables, too. Don’t forget about protein, you need more. Heaps more fiber, too. Cut …

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Fresh Apple Pie Granola {Vegan, Gluten-Free}

Welcome fall with a bowl of fresh apple pie granola, made with chopped fresh apples baked right in! It is healthy, vegan, and gluten-free. The Perfect Autumn Cereal: Fresh Apple Pie Granola If I became a superhero, I would be The Muncher. I would defeat crime and keep citizens safe from evil by munching my …

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Green Pea Citrus Smoothie {vegan}

Fresh, fruity frozen green pea citrus smoothie! It is a healthy, convenient, naturally vegan, and delicious option made with mango and citrus. Did I grab your attention with my title post? Good! Because I am confident that I can convince you of the delicious and healthy possibilities of adding humble, yet mighty, green peas to …

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3-Ingredient Cantaloupe Strawberry Smoothie {vegan, Paleo}

The perfect post-workout smoothie? You found it: my 3-Ingredient Cantaloupe Strawberry Smoothie ! It is vegan, Paleo, and has no added sugar. A Perfect Post-Workout Smoothie Say hello to a perfect, post-workout smoothie. Sure, you can slurp this any time of the day, but the combination of cantaloupe and strawberries is a slam-dunk after a …

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Coconut Flour Baked “Oatmeal” {vegan, oil-free, grain-free}

Coconut flour baked “oatmeal”  is a hearty breakfast porridge made without grains ! It is also vegan, gluten-free, oil-free and nut-free. Healthy Baked Porridge, Made without Grains This cozy breakfast bake has magical powers. It has the ability to make you feel warm, cozy and spoiled as you eat it (perfect for a lazy, chilly …

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream {vegan, no-churn, 3-ingredients}

Healthy chocolate peanut butter banana ice cream made with 3 ingredients! No ice cream maker required, it is chocolate-peanut butter heaven. It is also naturally vegan and ready in minutes. Healthy Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Hi all!  I’d like to say that I’m well-rested after taking several days off from posting. But this …

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1-Ingredient Banana Ice Cream {vegan, no churn}

1-ingredient banana ice cream made with nothing more than frozen bananas! No ice cream maker required, it is the perfect healthy frozen treat. It is naturally vegan, gluten-free & customizable. Perfect Vegan Ice Cream Made with 1 Ingredient Homemade ice cream. Creamy, dreamy, home ice cream. My dad made it with an old-fashioned churn, involving …

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