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A Really Great Summer Salad Recipe

Just a really great, easy green summer salad recipe with spring greens, avocado, sunflower seeds, carrot, cherry tomatoes, brown rice, and more! This nourishing, light yet filling entree salad recipe for dinners or lunches will keep you satisfied during the hot summer months. If it’s hot AF degrees where you live and you’re looking for …

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Trail Mix Energy Bites

Trail mix energy bites made with all the trail mix essentials – almonds, cashews, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, raisins, chocolate chips and more. Make these energy bites in minutes in your food processor, then hit the trails!

There are still many warm months ahead, which means more time on trails, which means more trail snacks, which means: trail mix.

I may not be very conventional in my eating habits (I eat non-”breakfast” foods for breakfast, like salmon and roasted vegetables, or stir fry veggies and rice, and consider tuna salad on crackers to be a perfectly acceptable “second dinner”), but trail mix has been and always will be a must when it comes to outdoor activity. AND indoor lounging. Let’s face it: trail mix is life. 

Energy bites (or balls, if you will) are on constant rotation in my home. When I finish a batch, I make another one, always going for a different flavor. They take mere minutes to make, are a great lower-sugar snack, and are easy to pack up and take with you anywhere you go.

So for this rendition of energy bites, we’re taking the trail mix approach, incorporating your classic trail mix ingredients with almond butter and dates for a convenient trail mix explosion.

Let’s whip them out!

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Sweet Potato and Parsnip Fritters

Sunflower seed-crusted sweet potato and parsnip fritters with a simple guacamole – a vegan and paleo side dish or entree, perfect for those with multiple food intolerances!  Before I talk to you about these fritters, I wanted to thank everyone for their love and support on My Journey With Gut Health post! Truly, I can’t thank …

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Spinach Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

Spinach salad with dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, red grapes, feta cheese, and raspberry vinaigrette. It’s an end-of-summer dream! Off.the.chain.!! I was visiting my mom and her companion in crime, Carlo, in my hometown a couple of weeks ago and mentioned to Carlo that I was balls-to-the-wall craving the Raspberry Sunflower Salad from a local restaurant, …

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Farmer’s Market Forbidden Rice Buddha Bowls with Apricot Tahini Sauce

Farmer’s Market Forbidden Rice Buddha Bowls with apricot tahini sauce, avocado, cherry tomatoes, radishes, carrots, and sunflower seeds makes for a delicious meatless meal! Forbidden rice. What a sexy, sexy name.   I don’t know about you, but when I’m informed something is forbidden, I’m all the more likely to pursue it. In point of  fact, …

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Massaged Kale Salad with Avocado and Pickled Red Onions

  Massaged kale salad with avocado, sunflower seeds, and pickled red onions – a healthful and nutritious salad recipe that’s easy to throw together at a moment’s notice. While I try to avoid discussing serious topics on my blog, I’m sharing a recent event that moved me. Don’t worry: it has a happy ending. Being as …

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Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowls with Greens and Avocado

Happy Mondayyyy! You look like you could use some vitamins.   Just like the title says, I have a wee announcement for you. Don’t be silly, it has zero things to do with buns, ovens, rings, escrow, contracts of any kind, the lottery (much to my dismay), or anything that rhymes with shmuhmitment. I’ll give you …

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Coconut Walnut Sunflower Seed Paleo Granola (Vegan)

Coconut Walnut Sunflower Seed Paleo Granola is grain-free, refined sugar-free, and vegan! This healthy granola recipe results in huge clusters and is an amazing breakfast or snack! Extra lumpy coconut walnut cashew sunflower seed granola that happens to be paleo and vegan! Get a load of this cluster!   Ain’t no skirting the issue, my granola …

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