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Superfood Green Smoothie Bowl

A nutrient-packed green smoothie bowl recipe with avocado, greens, coconut milk, and superfood protein powder. This well-balanced bowl is a great way to start the day or refuel after a workout. This post is sponsored by Rootz Nutrition. This recipe marks the close of smoothie week – I saved the best for last! We started …

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Banana Bread Oat Protein Smoothie

A banana bread flavored protein smothie, with peanut butter (or almond butter), oats, almond milk, and chia seeds. A delicious, whole food, plant-based way to drink your protein. Do you ever say to yourself, “I love banana bread so much, I could just drink it?” <- said like Bobby’s mom from Bobby’s World. I mean, …

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Healthy Vegetarian Meal Plan 01.01.17

Happy Almost 2017! Anyone else here feel like the year zoomed right by like a pronghorn antelope slash gazelle-like creature? Cause I certainly do. But I’ll get more into that tomorrow, as I’ll be posting a little 2016 recap with all your favorite recipes from the year. For now, let’s chat about the holidays. Has your …

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Eggnog Overnight Oats (Dairy-Free, Naturally Sweetened)

Creamy, healthful eggnog overnight oatmeal made with homemade dairy-free, refined sugar-free eggnog for a festive, healthful breakfast. I’ve been having these fascinating thoughts lately. Like, what food would I serve my kids on Christmas morning. My kids, folks. If you know me at all, you know there is planet Julia, and then there is planet …

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Superfood Cranberry Bliss Protein Balls

Superfood protein balls with a cranberry bliss twist, and an ultra healthful secret ingredient! …A festive holiday dessert or snack to share with friends and family. Oh hey! This is the first time in years I’ve posted a recipe at night, and I find it completely refreshing and utterly rebellious. Like taking a shower after …

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Crock Pot Pulled Pork and Apples

Tender, flavorful crock pot pulled pork and apples made easily in your slow cooker. Only a few ingredients are needed to prepare this cozy fall meal meal. This winter, I have been surviving – nay, thriving – off of crock pot meals. Aside from the ease-of-preparation and the eventual comforting result, one of my favorite parts …

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Healthy Vegetarian Meal Plan 12.18.2016

Hoooowdy ho! How’re you holding up this holiday season? Mine has been pretty chill on account of my crowd avoidance skills, online shopping, and keeping calm with my yoga breaths. Meal planning this week will be particularly useful for me, since there will be lots of moving parts in planning my family’s holiday feast, lots …

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Healthy Vegetarian Meal Plan 12.11.2016

Greetings from rainy Reno! I’m writing this post while listening to the rain come down, and it’s such a relaxing, therapeutic sound. Plus, rain in Reno typically means snow in the mountains so I’m keeping my fingers crossed we get some fluffy powder for some adult play time. Weather in your neck of the woods? …

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Spaghetti Squash with Broccoli-Pumpkin Seed Pesto

Roasted spaghetti squash with homemade broccoli pumpkin seed pesto makes for a light yet filling and nutritious low-carb vegetarian dinner – Add your favorite animal protein to make it even more filling and well-balanced. While from where I stand, spaghetti squash bears zero resemblance to actual spaghetti, it still makes for a comforting meal during …

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How to Build the Ultimate Healthy Breakfast Bowls

Begin your day with a well-balanced breakfast that’s packed with vitamins and protein. This post discusses my go-to method for creating the ultimate healthy breakfast bowls for a nutritious  way to jump-start your day. This post is sponsored by Rojo’s Salsa. How was your Thanksgiving, your Black Friday, and how’s that Cyber Monday going so far?  …

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Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash

A fresh shaved Brussels sprout salad with roasted butternut squash, pomegranate seeds, pumpkin seeds, chopped apple, and feta cheese – all tied together with a citrusy maple cinnamon dressing. While I normally don’t discuss my background, nor my emotions as they pertain to anything other than food, I thought I’d give a little piece of …

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Chai-Spiced Vegan Sweet Potato Pie (Paleo)

Warmly-spiced vegan sweet potato pie with grain-free pie crust. A healthful plaeo-friendly holiday dessert.   Thanksgiving week, friends. How the heck are you? I’m curious to know what condition you’re in. Strong? Surly? Stressed? Psyched? Some other state of being I don’t even know about, or doesn’t begin with an S (slash S sound)? I …

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Crock Pot White Chicken Chili

The easiest, most delicious white chicken chili you’ll ever make! Slow cooked in a crock pot, this healthy chili recipe is packed with flavor while still healthful and light. Welcome to the first annual white chicken chili cook off! Did you bring your cornbread? Just kidding, I wouldn’t spring something as important as a chili …

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Healthy Vegetarian Meal Plan 11.13.2016

  Weekend, weekend weekend end! <- a free little Saturday ditty for you. Yeeer welcome. What’s up this weekend?  I’ll be working on some recipes I wasn’t able to get to during the week, but no bother – they’re of the comforting//carb varietal, which always puts a smile on this ginger’s face. Other than cooking …

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Indian-Spiced Lentil and Quinoa Stuffing

Thanksgiving stuffing (or dressing) made healthy with Indian-spiced lentils, quinoa, parsnips, toasted pine nuts, golden raisins, and more! A healthful side dish for your holiday gatherings. This post is sponsored by Pacific Foods. Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and I’m sure those of you who are preparing or contributing to a feast this year are already …

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