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This week’s meal plan is made up of quick and easy meals that will nourish and satisfy that bodacious bod. Be sure to print out the grocery list to make shopping easy peasy!

How was your Thanksgiving?

My partner and I had a very low-key Thanksgiving just the two of us this year. We’re still rich in leftovers, which is my favorite part about these holiday feasts. 

If you aren’t teaming with leftovers, we’ve got you! Sticking with a routine is important to me, and the simple act of preparing the week’s meals in advance can make the week go so smoothly. This to say, we’re still here, meal planning it up!

On the menu this week: Roasted Squash Salad, Black Bean Soup, Moroccan Chickpea and Butternut Squash, Vegan Butternut Squash Pasta, Crispy Baked Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos, and Creamy Tahini Spaghetti Squash.

I hope you’re enjoying the holiday season!


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How are we feeling?

This week is going to be an interesting one for all of us. It will mean a lot of changes for what I’m guessing is the majority of individuals, myself included. We’re all doing the best we can to stay connected, but with that comes some restrictions.

Wherever you are, I hope Thanksgiving week is as stress-free and fun as it possibly can be. Let’s make a casual agreement to make the best of it, and to form new traditions if need be.

Whatever your holiday season is shaping up to look like, remember we are all in this together. It’s best to celebrate our commonalities and give ourselves and each other some grace. 

If you’re like me, this week is going to look remarkably similar to most other weeks. If you’re in that boat and are keeping to your routine, we’ve got you – here’s your weekly meal plan to keep meal making easy and to keep that body of yours well-nourished!

On this week’s Vegetarian Meal Plan: Vegan Broccoli Tacos, Lentil Quinoa Meatballs, Cream of Mushroom and Wild Rice Soup, Vegetarian Tortilla Soup, Roasted Vegetable Buddha Bowls, and Chickpea Salad Sandwiches.

Much love to you and yours!


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This week’s meal plan is packed full of cozy healthy comfort food! With plenty of variety and all sorts of flavor, you’ll LOVE the menu this week! Print the grocery list at the bottom of the post to make grocery shopping easy for the week

Oh hey there! 

What are you up to this weekend? It’s storming here, so I’m using my quality indoor time to sweat it out at the gym and get ready for Thanksgiving. I find sticking with the same tried and true dishes is always the best bet for keeping folks satisfied.

If you’re in need of some holiday side dishes, be sure to check out my Gluten-Free Cornbread (it’s also dairy-free), Mediterranean Scalloped Potatoes, and Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole…they’ll be the talk of the celebration!

On this week’s meal plan: Weeknight Linguini with Chickpeas and Zucchini, Portabella Boats with Rosemary and Lentil Crumble, 30-Minute Gnocchi Lasagna Bake, Vegan Broccoli Cheddar Soup, Vegan Pumpkin Lentil Soup, and Quinoa Taco Skillet.


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How are you this weekend?!

Are you getting excited for the upcoming holiday season? Feeling worried and overwhelmed, or perhaps jubilant and thrilled? 

Emotions are high right now, and while I can’t pretend to contribute to anyone’s personal solution, the one thing I will say is this: I truly believe we are in charge of our own destiny. 

Regardless of where you come from, your thoughts or feelings, you are the one who’s calling the shots.

And guess what? You’re already one step ahead on the week for clicking on this blog post and putting energy toward the future! So let’s keep at it – whether we’re charging or crawling, we’re all in life together, and life is beautiful

Food this week!

On the menu this week: Autumn Arugula Salad, Cauliflower Parmesan, Vegan Pumpkin Curry, Warm Haloumi Salad with Apples and Pecans, Slow Cooker Quinoa Chili, and Tuscan White Bean Kale and Farro Stew.



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Happy Halloween!

What are you up to? Me? I’m having a small gathering of individuals over for a potluck…it’s a bring-your-own-burrito (or burrito bowl) ingredients sort of thing. With costumes. And adult games. Gotta do what you gotta do to keep life interesting these days, am I right?

In case you’re looking for a last-minute healthy dessert for Halloween, check out my Paleo Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies! They have all the trappings of fall, are ultra gooey, yet are a better-for-you option 😉

On the menu this week: Vegan Pumpkin Curry, Rustic Minestrone Soup with Rice and Kale, Quick and Easy Vegan Pho, Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes, Chipotle Butternut Squash and Swiss Chard Enchilada Casserole, and Israeli Power Salad.



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How was your week?

We’ve been ramping up for the holidays, whipping up all the side dishes and desserts! In fact, we just had our first Friendsgiving last night! 

Oh, and in case you missed it, I posted a tutorial on How to Make Chocolate Bars AND a Keto Mug Cookie this week. One’s a super fun project, the other is a quick, delicious fix!

On this week’s healthy meal plan: Roasted Vegetable Stacked Enchiladas, Butternut Squash Leek Soup, Instant Pot Minestrone Soup, Slow Cooker Black Bean Ragout on Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Wild Rice and Sweet Potato Kale Salad, and Easy Sesame Noodles.


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Halfway through October and where has all the time gone?!

As we dive deeper into fall and holiday season, I would LOVE to know the types of recipes you all are looking for.

I assume healthy side dishes, luscious desserts, Instant Pot/slow cooker recipes? Feel free to drop a comment and let me know anything you would like! Feel free to be as specific as you want.

Those Healthy Apple Muffins I posted last week have been a HUGE hit! If you haven’t had a chance to bake a batch yet, I suggest it! They’re basically ALL THE FALL in one love muff 😉

For meal prep this week: Vegan Meatballs, Creamy Vegan Tortilla Soup, Black Bean Enchiladas, Thai Red Curry with Roasted Cauliflower, Cauliflower Pumpkin Fettucini Alfredo, and Roasted Winter Vegetable Quinoa Salad with Cider Vinaigrette.



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Happy Weekend to ya!

If you’re handling the current social, political and economic climate like me, the last few weeks (slash months) have been ultra stressful. One of the things I try to do when I’m more stressed than usual is keep everything in life as basic as possible. 

I say no to things I know will be more stressful than they’re worth.

I spend time with the people who make me feel relaxed rather than ramped up.

I honor my emotions but also zoom out enough to see the situation in a logical light so that I’m still valuing the way I feel without over-feeling.

And I try to stay organized with my priorities, get enough exercise, and keep my meals simple, nourishing and delicious.

This is where meal prep becomes ultra useful. While many of us feel we never have enough time for meal prepping, making it a priority lifts a huge burden off my shoulders. I don’t have to think about what I’m going to make for dinner because it’s already made, and I don’t have to make multiple trips to the store throughout the week.

That said, I hope you find these meal plans equally beneficial and can use them as a way to simplify and de-stress.

Oh, and when all else fails, baking a batch of Healthy Apple Muffins never ceases to soothe the soul.

On this week’s meal plan: Roasted Sweet Potato Kale Salad with Avocado and Jammy Egg, Lentil Sandwiches with Herbed Ricotta, Roasted Cauliflower and Farro Salad, Immunity Boosting Soup, Peanut Noodles and Broccoli, and The Best Vegan Chili.

Hope you enjoy!

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Howdy, folks!

How is autumn treating you so far?

Thankfully, the fires have calmed in the Western U.S., and our skies here in Reno have gone back to a beautiful blue. Thanks for sending your good thoughts our way 🙂 xo

On this week’s meal plan: Crock Pot Vegan Pumpkin Chili, Roasted Buffalo Chickpea Salad, Butternut Squash and Lentil Bolognese, Vegan Broccoli Tacos, Vegan Stuffed Shells, Easy Vegan Black Bean Burgers.

Be sure to print our grocery list for easy shopping!

And if you’re looking for a delicious fall-inspired breakfast (or snack), be sure to check out my Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread. 😉

Enjoy! xo

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Happy Labor Day Weekend to you all!

Doing anything fun? Meal prepping? 😉 

We’re experiencing a heat wave here in Nevada Land, so the weekend will be spent near water with a side of all-you-can-eat sushi. In essence, we’re trying to keep it as cool as possible.

If you’re trying to keep that weekly routine of making your meals ahead of time,!! Just because it’s a holiday weekend doesn’t mean life doesn’t happen. We’ve gotta eat, right?

Did you have a chance to check out my Double Chocolate Edible Cookie Dough I posted this week? If not, I think you’ll love it! It’s a healthier dessert recipe made using BLACK BEANS of all things! It’s truly my favorite no-bake dessert recipe to date.

On to the food! This week, we have Pesto Quesadillas with White Beans and Tomato, Roasted Sweet Potato Kale Salad with Avocado and Jammy Egg, Grilled Portobello Mushroom Burgers, Korean Tempeh Bowls, Creamy Vegetable Noodles, and Vegan Lasagna Soup.

Enjoy! xo

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Whatcha doin’?

During these crazy times it seems like we’re all just hunkered down..working, playing away from the crowds when possible…just trying to work on our inner souls. At least that’s the boat I’m in 😉

There are wildfires all over California currently, and we’re pretty well swaddled in smoke. Send your warm wishes to our firefighters if you have some to spare!

Food this week! WELL, we have a great lineup for you all! On the menu: Guacamole Tostadas, Teriyaki Vegetable Stir Fry, Pasta Alla Norma, Chickpea Salad Sandwich, Southwest White Bean Veggie Burgers, and Summer Grain Bowls. For dessert? My amazing gluten-free chocolate cake I posted recently!

Hope you’re all staying well, and enjoy the meal plan!

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