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21 Day FIx, Dinner, Lunch, Recipe Box, Tailgating Must-Haves

Spicy Pumpkin Crockpot Chili

Spicy Pumplin Crockpot Chili || the perfect fall meal that you can throw together & forget!

  Even though it's still a whopping 90 degrees in good ol' Florida right now, my body + mind are craving fall staples. Chili, cozy sweaters, falling leaves, crisp air, apple cider... just to name a few. Since the weather is out of my control, I decided to give into my fall cravings and whip up some chili in the crockpot! This spicy pumpkin crockpot chili was the perfect solution to my cravings. I've never actually had pumpkin in chili before, but the sweet, earthy flavors combined perfectly with the spicy kick of jalapeno and heartiness of the veggies. I made my chili vegan, but you can easily swap out my meatless crumbles for some ground turkey, beef, or chicken! I typically sub out meat in my soups for portobello mushrooms; something I would…

21 Day FIx, Dinner, Holiday Eats, Lunch, Recipe Box, Snacking, Tailgating Must-Haves

Asian Veggie Spring Rolls with Homemade Sweet + Spicy Peanut Sauce

"10-Recipes-to-Bring-to-your-Memorial-Day-Party"

                          If I had to choose one food group to live on forever, I think Asian cuisine would win the battle. In an attempt to eat out less, I've been trying to make some of my classic favorite dishes at home (hello, talking about you, skinny teriyaki 'fried' rice), and these Asian inspired veggie spring rolls with a homemade sweet + spicy peanut sauce were my most recent battle. I'm not sure why, but making my own spring rolls always seemed extremely intimidating. I'm not going to lie, the first time trying to figure out the rice paper was a total flop, but utilizing a non-stick wood serving tray as my rolling table actually ended up being my best friend. After I…

21 Day FIx, Lunch, Recipe Box

Avocado Chickpea Salad Sandwich 

Vegan Avocado Chickpea Salad Sandwich || If you're looking for a hearty meal (vegan or not) look no further! This amazing sandwich can be made in 5 minutes, is packed with nutrients, and GOOD for you food!

I'm pretty sure if they had support groups for people who loved Facebook food videos, I'd be the first one to sign up. I really love this new trend of short recipe clips flooding my timeline and am constantly jotting down ones that I 'neeeed to try asap'! Now if only someone would create a Pinterest-esq site for these quick food videos so that I could store them in a more effective way directly on Facebook... The other week, Buzzfeed Tasty posted a video featuring an avocado chick pea sandwich and I was super inspired. I absolutely love sandwiches that feature "salads". My infamous skinny fruit + nutty chicken salad recipe is a crowd favorite, but ever since going vegetarian almost a year ago, I've been hunting down subs for my past favorites. Once…

21 Day FIx, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Recipe Box, Snacking

Coconut Walnut Cherry Crunch Smoothie Bowl

Coconut Walnut Cherry Crunch Smoothie Bowl || These smoothie bowls are the perfect vegan breakfast, snack, or even meal option! It's light, easy to make, and customizable to what you're wanting to fuel your body with that moment! My family LOVES them!

I have a very love/hate relationship with smoothies (except for these skinny very berry smoothies, because they are super tasty). Or rather, cold foods in general. I tend to go through fazes where I'm really about them, or really against them. There is not in between, but this month, I've been on a total smoothie kick. They're really just looking at me taunting me with a "we're backkkkk" but I'm loving it. Further more, I've expanded my renounced love for smoothies by creating smoothie bowls lately. [Do you guys remember my recent post about chocolate covered cherry + banana smoothie bowls?] Well, apparently they only keep getting better! Or at least I've found the flavor combos are pretty much limitless and SO versatile. They're kind of like my no-bake protein bites. I started off…

21 Day FIx, Breakfast, Lunch, Recipe Box, Snacking

Toasted Coconut Mango Chia Seed Pudding

Toasted Coconut Mango Chia Seed Pudding || this vegan, no bake treat is perfect for snacking, breakfasts, even as a meal! At only 3 ingredients, it's simple to whip up & keep on hand!

A simple recipe that focuses around the flavors of toasted coconut mango chia seed pudding... need I say more? Okay, I'll also add that this stuff is vegan, no-bake, takes all of 5 minutes to make, easy to keep on-hand, freaking DELICIOUS, oh, and only 3 ingredients. Yeah, you're the real MVP, toasted coconut mango chia seed pudding. So let's get to it! 1/2 cup chia seeds 1 cup toasted coconut + vanilla almond milk 1 large mango Recipes with minimal ingredient lists (like these Chocolate Covered Almond Protein Bites) seriously have my heart. In a large bowl (or use a Tupperware if you want to close a lid) combine your 1/2 cup of chia seeds with 1 cup of toasted coconut vanilla almond milk. Stir well to evenly coat. Peel, dice + mash…

21 Day FIx, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Recipe Box, Snacking, Sweet Tooth

Chocolate Cherry Banana Smoothie Bowl

Chocolate Covered Cherry + Banana Smoothie Bowls | These vegan, easy to make smoothie bowls are packed with healthy nutrients, fats, and keep you fueled with natural proteins & ingredients

I've been a tad obsessed with smoothie bowls lately. If you've never had a smoothie bowl before, they're exactly what they sound like! I always use frozen bananas as my base, add in any other frozen fruits I'm feeling, then get crazy with some toppings. :) The other day, Dj and I got home pretty late, so I didn't want to eat anything too heavy for dinner. I decided to play around with a new combo for a smoothie bowl and it was AMAZING. Luckily, I thought to snap a picture before digging in, so while this post doesn't have as many step by step pictures as my posts usually do, I can still share it! 1-2 frozen bananas 1/2 - 1 cup of frozen cherries 1 tablespoon cocoa powder 1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla…

21 Day FIx, Breakfast, Lunch, Recipe Box, Snacking

Guacamole Goat Cheese Toast

"Chia-Avacado-Goat-Cheese-Toast"

When it comes to breakfast, lunch, dinner, (okay, literally any time of the day), avocado is my jam. I have a very similar love affair with goat cheese, so when I combine the two, something magical happens. If you remember my go-to breakfast for avocado English muffins, this post won't come as a surprise to you that this is still my ultimate go-to breakfast combo, but adding some variations to recipes never hurt anyone. In fact, I've found ways to improve on already stellar recipes (teriyaki chicken stir fry BAKE, anyone?) I was really craving some avocado toast the other morning, but I just had one problem: I didn't have any ripe avocados. However, I'm not one to give up that easily, and when I realized that I had some single servings of guacamole…

21 Day FIx, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Recipe Box, Sides, Snacking, Sweet Tooth, What I Ate On Wednesday

What I Ate on Wednesday; Vol. 3

"Easy weekday meal ideas"

One question I’m frequently asked is what I eat on a typical day-to-day basis. Sure, recipes are great, but many people want to know the more simple meals I munch on throughout the day. From the post: Homemade Acai Berry Bowls As an easier guide besides “check out some breakfast and lunch ideas on my blog!”, composing a post that gives an exact depiction of what I eat from the time I wake up to the time I go to sleep seemed a lot easier. I'm a big believer in eating foods that are healthy for you. I don't count calories, I rather keep track of food groups + the nutrients that I put into my body. I'm currently on the 21 Day Fix, which provides healthy workouts (only 30 minutes per day- yesss)…