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Homemade Protein-Packed Granola Bars

I have tried my hand at making granola bars or protein bars countless times before. While they tasted good, they were nothing like the traditional store bought bars. They either fell apart into crumbles, or were too goopy. I couldn’t get the consistency right. Until now.

Look at those beauts!

The secret to it […]

Light and Fluffy Chocolate Mousse (with a surprising ingredient!)

Ok, I know it’s April, but this is not an April fool’s joke!

One of the main ingredients in this mousse is… the liquid from a can of chickpeas. I kid you not! And it makes for the fluffiest mousse I have ever made!

I first heard about using chickpea liquid, or aquafaba (literally […]

Very Berry Basil Smoothie

The inspiration for this recipe comes from… our VERY happy indoor basil plant!

Smiling? Or munching on some basil?

Do you know that basil is surprisingly delicious when mixed with fruit? I first discovered it when I used to make this orange basil smoothie by FullyRawKristina, check out her video below:

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Sweet Potato Black Bean Dip

I’m baaaaack, and with another black bean recipe! My last post mostly boasted about how easy and cheap beans were.

But, I didn’t talk about how insanely good for you beans are! You won’t catch me on any diet that cuts out legumes. 🙂

Check out this study: Legumes: The most important dietary predictor of […]

Chai Red Rice Pudding

Oatmeal is one of our go to breakfasts, with good reason. It’s easy, it’s cheap, it’s healthy, especially if you add spices, fruit, and any other toppings like flax and chia seeds.

I like to mix it up with my grains though! I’ve done that in the past with millet in my Pumpkin Millet Bowl, […]

The Healthiest Homemade Hot Chocolate!

Temperatures are in the single digits, the sky seems to constantly be gray, snow is falling.

With this winter weather, nothing beats cozy blankets, fuzzy socks, glowing candles, and… your hands wrapped around a cup of hot chocolate!

Of course I would want to make a healthier version of your typical hot chocolate. Why do […]

Immune Boosting Elderberry Jello

None of us are invincible.

I knew this intellectually, but seemed to have forgotten over the past couple of weeks, as I tried to do everything.

My husband had surgery and I was taking care of him, taking care of our daughter, cooking, cleaning, and picking up extra shifts at work to cover for him. […]

Chewy Molasses Cookies (vegan and gluten free!)

Wow, I can’t believe it’s been a month since my last new post! We had a great November, with plenty of outside time!

Then… the snow hit! We actually got to have some fun in the snow too, unlike last year, where it seemed like we got her all bundled up but then she […]

Travel Oat Jars

How convenient do these little oat cups look? You’ve seen them, right?

Perfect for on-the-go, or if you are staying over a friend’s house and don’t want to “help yourself to the poptarts,” which happened to my husband lately. 🙂

But, at over $2 for one, you can definitely make them cheaper at home […]

Spicy Garden Gazpacho

Is there anything easier than making a meal by just using your blender? Probably not. Which is one of the reasons I have a smoothie almost daily!

You will also need to turn on your oven, if you want to take this recipe to the next level with delicious potato “croutons,” which I highly recommend.

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