Kale Chips

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Although I more often than not go for sweet treats, I’ve been transitioning more into a salty lover lately and these kale chips are keeping me satisfied. I was noticing I was reaching for potato chips each time I went to the grocery store so I figured it was time to make a healthier version. Either way, healthy or not, when I’m snacking I have troubles eating just a few. I tend to eat in abundance which is another reason why choosing a healthier option is important. Kale chips can also be expensive (especially when your going to be eating a lot of them) so I’ve been coming up with some yummy creations at home. This recipe is my go-to so I thought I’d share it.

Enjoy the salty crunch!

Michelle xo

Kale Chips

Serves: 2-4

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ingredients:

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F.
  2. Remove kale from the stems with a knife of by tearing them off.
  3. Wash and pat dry.
  4. In a large bowl add the kale and massage the oil on each piece. Then add all the remaining ingredients and stir to coat each piece. Don't be afraid to get your hands in there!
  5. Place the kale pieces on a baking sheet and bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes or until each piece is crunchy. (no need to coat the pan)
  6. Flip the chips once or twice throughout the cooking time. 
  7. If you've removed them too early and they feel chewy, you can add them back to the oven even if they've cooled down. 
  8. Enjoy the salty crunch! 

5 Minute Grain-Free Spaghetti Creation

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“But I love pasta!” This is a common reply that I get when I share with people my thoughts on traditional pasta. For my very sensitive tummy, wheat pasta and most gluten products make me bloat and look 6 months pregnant! No joke - it’s amazing how much my stomach expands after eating certain foods! NuPasta has become a staple in my pantry. It is a gluten and grain free pasta made with konjac, a root vegetable that is rich in dietary fibre, low in calories and easy to digest. This pasta also comes pre-cooked. All you need to do is rinse the pasta, then heat it with your favourite sauce and veggies, and you have a delicious healthy meal. This pasta is so good, it's even kid approved. I’ve created a yummy vegan recipes below for all to enjoy.

From August - November 2019 you can use my 10% discount, using MUVE10 when you purchase NuPasta products from www.nupasta.com. My favourite pasta option is the fettuccine although all three are really fantastic.

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NuPasta Traditional Spaghetti

Serves: 2-4

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ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups broccoli pieces
  • 1 cup cooked lentils
  • 2 cups low sugar tomato sauce (I used Neil Brothers)
  • 2 packages of NuPasta spaghetti noodles

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a pan over the stove, cook the broccoli and water on  medium heat till it's cooked to liking. I like to use water rather than oil but you could use olive oil for some extra flavour. Add more water if needed.
  2. Rinse the NuPasta noodles well. They do have a light smell to them and this will rinse off. 
  3. Add all the remaining ingredients to the pan, including the noodles and heat for another 3-5 minutes then serve and enjoy!

Michelle Wolfe xo












Raw Berry Cashew “Cheesecake”

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Cheesecake, especially an unbaked version, is a family favourite for me! When I started consciously eating less dairy, I knew I had to come up with a satisfying alternative to traditional cheesecake.This raw cashew-based desert is decadent and as delicious as the dairy filled cheesecake from my childhood. This recipe can be created with any of your favourite berries but I’ve chosen strawberries in honour of National Strawberry Day. Although this cheesecake recipe is filled with healthy fat and protein, it is high in natural sugar and is best eaten in moderation. 

I prefer to soak the cashews overnight which helps the nut soften and blend smoothly. If you are short on time, a few hours will help, but it won't be as effective. The topping is a similar recipe that I use for my berry jams, and I’ll often make extra and save it in the fridge for later. 

Cheers to all of you cheesecake lovers! 

Michelle xo

Raw Berry Cashew "Cheesecake"

Serves: 8

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ingredients:

Crust
Cheesecake
  • 2 heaping cups raw cashews (soaked overnight)
  • 1 cup coconut milk (canned full fat)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla
  • 1 cup strawberries (fresh or frozen)
Berry Topping
  • 1 1/4 cup fresh or frozen strawberries (thawed)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon chia seeds

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Add Pecans to a food processor or blender and mix into very small pieces. Add the remaining crust ingredients and blend till it becomes sticky and stays together. A few small pieces in the mix is ok.   
  2. Place the crust mixture into a 9" springform pan and push down evenly over the bottom. Due to the coconut oil in the ingredients, you don't need to grease the pan. Set aside.
  3. Add all the cheesecake ingredients (expect the strawberries)  into the blender and mix till smooth.
  4. Place 3/4 of the cheesecake mixture over the crust and put it into the freezer.
  5. Add the cup of strawberries to the blender with the rest of the cheesecake mixture and blend again till smooth.
  6. Add this layer on top of the last and spread it evenly. Place in the freezer to harder.
  7. Mix the berry topping together and save in the fridge till it's time to eat. 
  8. Remove the cheesecake from the freezer 1-2 hours before you serve. Spread the berry topping on when you remove from the freezer or when you serve each piece. 
  9. Keeps well in the fridge for up to a week or keep it in the freezer for longer keeping.
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Sweet Potato "Nachos" (Vegan)

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I planned to create this plate of nachos for super bowl but I was just too excited to test the recipe so we made it a day in advance. It was soo good I’m going to make them again today!

It’s not your traditional nachos recipe, in fact it has no cheese or cheese like product however it’s a big pan of healthy flavourful foods and i’m telling you… it’s delicious!

I used sweet potato as the base and topped it with lots of interesting flavours. I dipped it into my newest creation “ranch” dressing which gave it an extra burst of flavour. I’m not sharing the dressing recipe just yet however you can use salsa, hummus or any other dip of your choice. Give it a try and let me know what creations you come up with.

Sweet Potato "Nachos" (Vegan)

Serves: 2-4

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ingredients:

  • 2-3 sweet potatoes sliced thin (I prefer small thin potatoes for smaller chips)
  • 1/2 cup sliced mini tomatoes
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 1 jalapeño sliced
  • 1/2 cup black beans
  • 1 small avocado diced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Place the sliced sweet potatoes onto two baking sheets. You want enough to roughly cover two sheets so cut more if needed. 
  3. Bake the sweet potato chips for 15 minutes then flip. Continue baking for another 15-25 minutes or till they are crispy on the outside and baked all the way through.
  4. Remove from the oven and stack all the chips onto each other onto one pan. 
  5. Add all the toppings evenly over the top. 
  6. You can eat while the toppings are raw or you can put it back into the oven for 10-15 minutes to soften the veggies.
  7. Enjoy with your favourite dips. 
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Celery Juice

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100% Celery juice drank first thing in the AM on an empty stomach has so many wonderful health benefits! Let me tell you more. I have been experimenting with this juice for the past week because I over indulged during the holidays and I had noticed my digestion was really terrible again and the bloating was pretty bad all day long. Even after the first day of having a 10-15 oz glass of this pure celery juice, I was peeing way more then average and the bloating went down significantly. I’m telling you, there are SO many health benefits to drinking pure celery juice on an empty stomach.

Here’s a few:

  • Celery is a natural diuretic. It helps flush toxins out of the body and as stated above, helps reduce stomach bloat.

  • Celery’s natural sodium content restores the balance of hydrochloric acid in the stomach (this is essential for healthy digestion.) The first drink in the AM on an empty stomach sets you up for easy digestion all day.

  • Celery is an alkalizing food. It reduces acids and toxins in the body while cleansing the liver and bloodstream.

  • Celery is full of antioxidants and polysaccharides which are known to be a great anti-inflammatory which I’m certain can help decrease majority of diseases in this world.

  • Celery has many other minerals which can promote anti-aging, improve hydration and in turn give you glowing skin,

I personally don’t like celery, but i’m able to drink this celery juice without any gaging. Perhaps it tastes better because I serve it from a wine decanter and drink from wine glasses.

Happy juicing!

Michelle xoxo

Celery Juice

Serves: 1

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ingredients:

  • 1 bunch organic celery (roughly 1 pound)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Remove the butt of the celery bunch. Wash each celery stalk then juice. I use the Champion juicer.
  2. If you don't have a juicer, you can use a high powered blender then you'll need to strain the pulp with a cheese cloth or mess cloth. 

NOTES:

You can store the juice in a glass jar in your fridge for up to 4 days but I always recommend fresh is best! You can also add carrot or cucumber to the juice to improve the taste but when I'm looking to embrace the full effect of the celery cleanse, I suggest just 100% celery.
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Ginger Cookies (Vegan, Grain-Free)

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Ginger cookies always remind me of the holidays so to get into the spirit I had to create a new recipe. This recipe has a great balance of spice with a nice chewy texture. I’ve made it grain-free and vegan. I’ve used real ginger rather then dried and I find it gives it that special ginger punch sure to satisfy. Please let me know if you give them a try!

Michelle xo

Almond Ginger Cookies (vegan)

Makes: 15 cookies

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ingredients:

Dry Ingredients
Wet Ingredients (mix in the blender)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Heat oven to 350°.
  2. If your dates are hard, soak them in water for 10 minutes, if they are soft, leave as is. 
  3. Blend all your dry ingredients together in a medium sized bowl. 
  4. Blend all your liquids in a blender and blend well. 
  5. Combine all the ingredients together in the bowl and mix. Make the dough into 15 round balls and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet and flatten the balls slightly. Option to roll them and cut into designs. 
  6. Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes. 
  7. Allow them to set for a few minutes then enjoy. 

NOTES:

Optional* to use only almond flour if you don't want to add the cassava flour.  Use 2 full cups of almond flour if your not including the cassava. 
Optional* to top the cookies with monk fruit sweetener. This gives a little extra sweetness without sugar.

calories

135

fat (grams)

8.8

carbs (grams)

12

protein (grams)

2.4

sugar (grams)

6.4
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Roasted Veggie Bowl

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This hearty plant based bowl is a satisfying, nutrient-filled fall meal. I really enjoy eating root veggies at this time of year because they are in season which means they are at their freshest and most nutrient dense. These veggies are typically at abundance for a great price point during the fall too. I'll often roast a massive batch of root veggies and keep them in the fridge to add to salads, sides for meals and of course to this roasted veg bowl. Give it a try and let me know what you think! Enjoy! 

Roasted Veggie Bowl

Serves: 4

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ingredients:

Roasted Vegetables
  • 1 small butternut squash 
  • 2 sweet potatoes 
  • 2 large carrots (I like rainbow for added colour)
  • 3 tablespoons fresh chopped rosemary 
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon Italian spice mix
  • 1 teaspoon himalayan salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 large leek
  • 4 cups broccoli 
  • 1-2 tablespoons avocado oil
Roasted Red Pepper
  • 2 red peppers 
Sautéed Greens
  • 4-6 cups of your favourite greens, kale, spinach bok choy (you choose)
  • 1/4 cup water
Toppings
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 can black beans
  • hemp hearts, sunflower seeds, sliced almonds, goat cheese  (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

Roasted Veggies
  1. Preheat oven 375°.
  2. Chop the butternut squash, sweet potato, and carrots into desired bite sized chunks and place on a baking sheet. 
  3. Combine all the spices, large garlic chunks and oil and bake in the oven for 25 minutes. 
  4. Remove from the oven and add chopped broccoli and leek and add back into the oven to cook for another 25-30 min or till all the vegetables are soft. 
  5. While the veggies are roasting, add the red peppers (whole) on to a separate baking sheet and bake in the oven. You can rotate the peppers occasionally.  Eventually some of the pepper will become black. Bake till it's very soft and it looks like the skins can be removed. 
  6. Allow the peppers to sit to cool before peeling them as they will be very hot and will likely burn.  Slice the skinless peppers into long strips. 
Sautéed Greens
  1. In a large frying pan on medium heat, sauté the greens till soft.  
Serve
  1. Dish your vegetables and greens then top with the black beans, a drizzle of lemon and any other favourite topping items. 
  2. You could also drizzle my garlic caesar dressing on top for an extra kick of garlic
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Delicious "Healthy" Chocolate Bar Recipe (vegan)

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Halloween just passed and I was so proud when I didn’t eat any of the mini chocolate bars and sweets. I made the choice weeks in advance that I couldn’t eat even one because if I eat one, I’ll eat 5 bags (I’m not exaggerating). So, to help satisfy my craving, I created a healthier version. These sweet treats have lots of healthy fats, chocolate and sweetened only with natural sweeteners. I’ve also made you all a video demonstrating how easy they are to create. I hope you take a look and give these sweet treats a try. Be sure to let me know if you do and if you like them.

Healthy Chocolate Bars (Vegan)

Makes: 20

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ingredients:

Nougat
Caramel Filling
Chocolate Goodness

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Combine the nougat ingredients together in a medium size bowl. Due to the natural oils in many nut butters the consistency can vary. You want the nougat to move but stay formed when stirred. Add more coconut flour if needed.
  2. Place this on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Spread out roughly 1/4-1/2 inch thick and 30 cm long. (see more in my YouTube video).
  3. Place this in the freezer while you work on the caramel filling.
  4. Add all the caramel filling ingredients in a blender and whip well till it's blending smooth.
  5. Then spread this mixture evenly over the nougat and place back in the freezer to set over night. 
  6. Cut them into 20 pieces when they are set and ready to be dipped into the chocolate. 
  7. Melt the chocolate and oil in a sauce pan on low. 
  8. Dip each piece into the chocolate and surround it with the chocolate. Leave it to set on the pan and place it back into the freezer to set. 
  9. If you'd like to enjoy them the same day, you can just drizzle the chocolate on top of the entire batch before you cut them. They will be a bit gooey inside but they're also still very yummy! 
  10. I store mine in the freezer although you could also keep them in the fridge.  With the natural oils, its best to keep cool so they stay together. 

calories

150

fat (grams)

8.1

carbs (grams)

17

protein (grams)

3.7

sugar (grams)

13.6
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Vegetable Lentil Chilli

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We all need a warm hearty meal to keep us cozy during the winter months and chilli is definitely on the top of that list of go to cozy meals. I’ve created a veggie lentil chilli that’s sure to please. Feel free to add more of your favourite veggies like carrots, and mushrooms.

Bon appétit

Vegetable Lentil Chilli

Serves: 8

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ingredients:

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a large sauce pan on low, sauté chopped peppers, onions, celery, garlic, spices and avocado oil for 10-15 minutes. Stir occasionally and add more oil if needed. 
  2. Add the remaining ingredients (chop the jalapeño into small pieces and only add half for less spice) simmer on low for 30 minutes.  
  3. Serve warm.  

calories

137

fat (grams)

3.9

carbs (grams)

20.4

protein (grams)

6.2

sugar (grams)

4.1
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Beet Dressing

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I’m obsessed with the bright vibrant colour of this beet dressing. It’s truly so fun to create because it makes any bowl of greens look exciting! The main ingredient is beets so feel free to eat as much as you’d like. I’ll even use it as a dip for a veggie tray.

This recipe will make enough for several salads. I like to store it in a Maison jar for up to a week in the fridge.

Beet Dressing

Makes: 8 oz.

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ingredients:

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Blend all the ingredients in a blender till smooth. 
  2. Add more water if you'd like the dressing more liquidy or you can add less water if you'd like to keep it as a dip. 
  3. Store it in a glass jar in the fridge and use as needed.  
  4. It's mostly beets so you don't have to feel bad if you want to double up on the dressing.  

NOTES:

Don't wear white when your making this dressing, the beets stain and they seem to find a way to get everywhere! 
Nutritional values are per 1 Tablespoon.

calories

12

fat (grams)

.9

carbs (grams)

1.4

protein (grams)

.1

sugar (grams)

.8
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Green Goodness Kale Salad

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This yummy bowl of green goodness was inspired by my bestie/editor Stacy. After a nice night hanging with this gem and enjoying some healthy eats, I knew I wanted to share her go-to kale salad. She jazzed it up a bit different that night, to accommodate what she had in her fridge but that’s what I love the most about a salad, you really can add anything and everything to create your own special recipe. Pair it with some virgin olive oil, garlic and herbs and you have a tasty recipe to feed your cells!! Give the recipe a try and let us know what you think. 

Green Goodness Kale Salad

Serves: 4

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ingredients:

Salad
  • 4 cups kale chopped
  • 1 cup brussel sprouts grated (roughly 12)
  • 1 medium white onion chopped
  • 1/3 cup pecans
  • Parmesan cheese or vegan cheese of your choice (optional)
Dressing
  • 1/4 cup virgin olive oil
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons lemon
  • pinch of salt and pepper 

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Mix all the salad ingredients together in a large bowl.
  2. Mix the dressing ingredients together well and drizzle on top of the salad.
  3. Mix well and enjoy! 

calories

250

fat (grams)

21.2

carbs (grams)

14.1

protein (grams)

5.6

sugar (grams)

2.3
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Sweet Potato Bruschetta

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I was having dinner with my good friend Taylor recently and she was enjoying some bruschetta. Although I love the taste of bread, I stay away from it as it makes me feel crampy and bloated, which is why I eat sweet potato toast instead. I’ve tried many variations of sweet potato toast, such as sweet and savoury, but I had never thought of bruschetta until that night. I started experimenting and once I mastered the recipe I had the real critic Taylor give it a try. I’m happy to share that she was impressed! I shared a photo on my Instagram and many of you messaged me for the recipe so I decided to share. I hope you all enjoy as much as Taylor and I do! 

Sweet Potato Bruschetta

Serves: 2

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ingredients:

  • 2 medium tomatoes 
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2  green onion 
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 basil leaves
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • balsamic vinegar
  • 1 sweet potato

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Make the sweet potato toast, either in the oven or in the toaster. Follow my previous blog for instructions. Click here to see the instructions for the Sweet Potato Toast
  2. In a medium sized bowl, add diced tomato, onion, minced garlic, oil, chopped basil, salt and pepper. 
  3. Mix this well and you can set it aside for a few hours or you can use it as soon as the sweet potato toast is ready. 
  4. Optional to add some spinach or arugula on top of the sweet potato toast then add the tomato bruschetta mixture. 
  5. Optional to drizzle balsamic vinegar on top of everything. 
  6. Serve and enjoy! 

NOTES:

If you're serving more then 2-3 people, double the recipe.
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Vibrant Purple Cabbage Salad

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When I was much younger, my family would frequently go for dinner at a restaurant called Swiss Chalet. It was here where I remember purple cabbage in the salad. For some reason I remember it tasting so terrible and I’d pick around it, making sure to never let it touch my tongue. Many years later, my taste buds are much different. I’ve come to really enjoy this gorgeous vegetable. I’m obsessed with the bright purple, especially because I know how great it is to consume foods with all colours of the rainbow. I’ve created this salad and I’m so pleased with the simple yet tasty flavours. I hope you’ll also enjoy!

Vibrant Purple Cabbage Salad

Serves: 4

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ingredients:

Salad
  • 4 cups purple cabbage sliced thin
  • 1 cup carrot grated
  • 1 green onion chopped fine 
  • 1 cup parsley chopped
  • 1/4 cup raw sesame seeds
Dressing

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Combine all the salad ingredients in a medium sized bowl. 
  2. Mix all the dressing ingredients together then poor over the salad. 
  3. Mix well and enjoy!  

calories

202

fat (grams)

14.5

carbs (grams)

17.9

protein (grams)

3.1

sugar (grams)

9.1
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Strawberry Avocado Poppy Seed Salad

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I can't get enough of this super salad. It's filled with sweet strawberries, and topped with a unique avocado poppy seed dressing. It looks mouthwatering and it tastes divine please let me know if you give it a try and comment down below.  

Strawberry Avocado Poppy Seed Salad

Serves: 4

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ingredients:

Salad
  • 140g  arugula 
  • 1 shallot diced
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 12 strawberries chopped
  • 5 basil leaves chopped long
Avocado Poppy Seed Dressing

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Mix all the salad ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Mix the dressing ingredients well in a blender or with a fork in a small bowl till everything is mixed smooth.  If the avocado is a bit tough it might be  easier in a blender.  
  3. Drizzle the dressing over the salad, serve and enjoy! 

NOTES:

Nutritional values are based per serving.

calories

267

fat (grams)

15.2

carbs (grams)

32.6

protein (grams)

6.3

sugar (grams)

10
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Leftovers... Taco Stir-fry

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 I love homemade leftovers!  I especially love that leftovers take only minutes to whip up and generally have more flavour (the spices have time to really soak into the food.)  I recently posted a yummy dish from some leftover bean tacos, and I had many people asking about the recipe so I decided to share.  It is one of the easiest recipes I make and a top favourite.  On round one, I ate the taco mixture with lettuce wraps while my boyfriend ate it with sprouted whole wheat wraps with mustard.  On round two (the night of left overs), I heated the taco beans and peppers in a pan with handfuls of spinach.  Both nights were delicious but if I had to pick, it would be leftovers for sure!

For the taco powder, I generally use my own spice mixture, however, when I'm all out I use an organic mixture from simply organics.  I find that this brand uses more quality ingredients than the typical taco powder, and more nutrients is always my goal!  Here's the recipe and I hope you all enjoy!  

Taco Stir-fry

Serves: 4

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ingredients:

  • 1 red pepper 
  • 1 orange pepper
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1/2 package of taco seasoning (add more if desired)
  • 2 cups spinach
  • water 

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Thinly slice the peppers and onion long.
  2. Sauté them in a pan on medium with a bit of water till slightly soft,  (just a couple of minutes) add a bit more water when needed so it doesn't burn to the pan but don't add to much water to make it soggy.
  3. Add the beans spinach and taco seasoning and continue to sauté till warm.
  4. Eat as is, or as a taco with a lettuce wrap or wrap of your choice. 
  5. ENJOY and of course, keep some left overs for the following day, the flavours are always better. 

NOTES:

Nutritional values based per serving.

calories

175

fat (grams)

.7

carbs (grams)

28.4

protein (grams)

9.7

sugar (grams)

6.7
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Piña Colada Smoothie

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It's five o'clock somewhere right? Although this Pina Colada recipe does not call for alcohol coconut vodka does add a nice punch! 

Virgin or spiked, it's a great treat to get some nutrients in.  Now, just close your eyes and imagine the hot sun on your face and your toes in the sand... 

Piña Colada Smoothie

Serves: 2

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ingredients:

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Blend all the ingredients in a blender. 
  2. Serve with a slice of pineapple and enjoy! 

notes

*optional to layer with coconut yogurt as seen in the photo above
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Sweet Potato Toast

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Have you heard about this bizarre but brilliant trend of using sweet potato slices as toast?  I have to admit, it’s pretty great!  While I assumed it would only taste good with savoury toppings, you’ll be happy to know it’s also delicious with sweet.  

I’ve included the recipe below along with a video to show a variety of ways to enjoy this newly favourite grain-free toast.  Whether you want to be quick and use the toaster or you would prefer to toast it in the oven, I give you both options. Hope you enjoy!  

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Sweet Potato Toast (Baked or Toasted)

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ingredients:

Baked
Toasted
  • 1 sweet potato
  • hummus
  • parsley

DIRECTIONS:

Baked
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F
  2. Slice your cleaned potato in thin slices either round or long. 
  3. Place on a baking pan  and bake in the oven for 30 minutes. *Option to turn once half way through cooking.
  4. If your potato is cut thick than you may need to cook it longer then the 30 minutes.
  5. Once the potato is soft and cooked all the way through, broil each side for 1 min each, watching it does't burn. 
  6. Spread on your almond butter, top it with sliced strawberries and hemp hearts and enjoy! 
Toasted
  1. Cut the ends off your washed potato and be sure it will fit into your toaster once it's sliced. 
  2. Slice the potato long thin slices. 
  3. Turn your toaster up high and toast the slices. You may need to do this 2-3 times or until it is soft and fully cooked. 
  4. You should notice it's lightly browning on the outside. 
  5. Once it's ready, spread on the hummus and sprinkle the parsley on top. Enjoy! 

notes

I've shared two of my sweet potato options here but you can see a couple more of my favourite recipe ideas  in the YouTube video down below.
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Chocolate Raspberry Chia Pudding 

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Chia Pudding is the grain free “oatmeal” I’ve come to love. It is equally enjoyable when eaten hot and cold, and it's absolutely delicious using many different combinations (see my video below for my top 5 chia creations.) This recipe is chocolate topped with sweet raspberries and it is sure to satisfy most chocolate cravings. 

Chia seeds are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids and carbohydrates which helps to keep energy levels high. Other nutrients include protein, iron, fibre and antioxidants to keep people strong and healthy. 

Take a look at my other recipes below and let me know what your favourite combination is! 

Chocolate Raspberry Chia Pudding

Serves: 1

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DIRECTIONS:

  1. Combine all the ingredients into a mason jar except the raspberries.
  2. Add the lid and seal it tight. Shake the mixture well so all the ingredients are mixed well together. 
  3. Keep the mixture in the fridge for minimum 20 minutes or leave it over night to get firm. 
  4. Add the raspberries and any of your favourite toppings and enjoy. 

notes

*Nutrition values are based on 1 serving
*If you limiting sugars, try using monk fruit sweetener or stevia.

calories

353

fat (grams)

14.9

carbs (grams)

39.6

protein (grams)

13.8

sugar (grams)

13.6
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Mexican Crackers (grain free, vegan)

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Before you start cooking, I'll suggest you double the batch!  These crackers are so tasty and filled with whole real foods so you won't feel bad when you eat the whole batch to yourself.  For years I've made my own crackers with almond flour but I know it's not school friendly which is why I wanted to create a nut-free option.  I find these crackers light and easy to digest as well as satisfying for anyone looking for the crunch. 

I've paired this recipe with several different flavours and I like to add it to my Mexican salad bowls (recipe coming soon). 

In this recipe I use buckwheat and although it sounds like a part of the wheat family, it's not nor does it include gluten .  It's high in fibre, and phytonutrients which will support the circulatory system and helps fight blood pressure and high cholesterol.  

Eat these crackers alone or pair them with your favourite dips and dishes. 

Mexican Crackers (Grain Free)

Makes: 42 crackers

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DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F
  2. Mash your steamed potatoes in a medium size bowl. Do not leave any lumps. 
  3. Mix all the remaining ingredients (except the coconut oil) together with the sweet potato. 
  4. Once everything is mixed well, add the coconut oil and again continue to mix well.  
  5. Place your batter on a parchment lined cookie sheet. It's important to use the parchment paper or it will stick.
  6. Place another piece of parchment paper on top and use this to flatten and thin out the batter.  You can use either a rolling pin or your hands.  
  7. You want it to be even so they cook the same. 
  8. Remove the top paper and place the pan in the oven for 15-20 min. Check on them for the last few minutes to be sure they won't burn.  Depending on how thin they are, they can start to brown/burn fast. 
  9. After the 20 min or if they are starting to brown, take them out and flip the flat batter onto the other side.  You can do this by using the parchment paper.  You will not need paper on the bottom now that they are firm. 
  10. The batter should now be directly on the pan.  Cut your crackers into approx. 42 crackers. You can now spread them out so they will cook more evenly. 
  11. Place them back into the oven. If you notice some are brown and/or crunchy, remove them from the pan and continue to cook the others in the oven for another 5-10 min, checking on them each minute.  

notes

*I find the outer layer will get brown and crunchy faster then the middle.  
*You can make them thick or thin, depending on how you like them.  The cooking time will vary depending on the thickness. 
*Nutritional values are dependent on 7 crackers.

calories

75

fat (grams)

4.2

carbs (grams)

8.9

protein (grams)

1.3

sugar (grams)

2.2
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Sweet & Salty Roasted Chickpeas

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Sprinkle these tasty chickpeas over a bed of greens or enjoy as a snack for a great burst of protein and some healthy carbs. I've roasted the chickpeas with a sweet and salty combination although you can omit the sweet if your staying away from sugars.  You could also add my BBQ seasoning if you have that prepared and ready in the cupboard.  

After rinsing the chickpeas, remember to dry them well so the oil and spices will stick properly. Eat them cold or hot! 

Sweet & Salty Roasted Chickpeas

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DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Rinse chickpeas well and dry on a towel. 
  3. In a large bowl stir the oil over the chickpeas.
  4. Add all the remaining ingredients together in a small bowl. Mix, then toss over the chickpeas. 
  5. Lay evenly on a parchment lined pan and bake in the oven for 30 minutes. Stir half way through cooking.
  6. Remove and eat while hot or cold.  

notes

*Make sure you dry the chickpeas well before adding the oil and spices
*If your staying away from sweets, skip the coconut sugar
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