Healthy Vegetarian Meal Plan – Week Twenty Two

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Healthy Vegetarian Meal Plans- weekly recipes with prep ahead tips, vegan/GF substitutions, and a color-coded shopping list!

 It’s December!  I guess the official start of winter isn’t until the 21st, but I feel like once we hit December it means winter.  It’s funny though because I feel like here in the desert it is finally looking like fall.  We don’t have many trees that actually turn color, but the ones that do are all yellow and orange right now and I’m loving it.  

While I still love my salads, these days I’m eating heartier salads and lots of warm soups.  I’ve also been watching way too much Real Housewives lately while cuddling on the couch with the baby, cat and husband.  While I’ve been feeling pretty lazy I’m definitely not complaining!   I hope everyone’s December is getting off to a great start and that you are staying warming and eating good food :)
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Easy Falafel Soup with Tamari Croutons & Tahini

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This delicious soup tastes exactly like falafels and is sure to warm you up this winter!  It’s perfect for a comforting weeknight dinner!

This EASY Falafel Soup with Tamari Croutons & Tahini comes together in only 30 minutes and is perfect for a warm weeknight dinner!  Tastes just like falafel!  Gluten free and vegan too!

Well, I guess it’s December now!  While it’s definitely getting colder (it’s supposed to freeze tonight) it’s hard for me to think of it as being winter now, but I guess it is.  I have finally broken out the warm socks and puffy vests though, and the heat has been blasting in the house.  Today also happens to be the first Thursday of the month, which means 30-Minute Thursday!!  Make sure to check out all the other delicious 30 minute dinner recipes at the bottom of this post :)Continue Reading

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A Holiday Gift Guide For Your Favorite Foodie

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Whether you like it or not, the holiday season is upon us, which also means the gift giving season.  While we all know how fun it is to receive gifts, it can sometimes be a little stressful to buy gifts for others.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve asked my husband what he wants for Christmas and he’s replied, “I don’t know, you know what I like”.  Sometimes it makes me want to pull my hair out, but I’m guilty of giving him the same answer :)

I’ve put together this Holiday Gift Guide For  Your Favorite Foodie in hopes of making holiday shopping much easier for some of you!  This guide is great if you know someone who loves food and you want to get them something really cute and fun this year.  Or, if you yourself love food and you want to slyly pass this along to someone who might be shopping for you!  Also, it’s great to support small businesses!
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Healthy Vegetarian Meal Plan – Week Twenty One

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Healthy Vegetarian Meal Plans- weekly recipes with prep ahead tips, vegan/GF substitutions, and a color-coded shopping list!

Good morning, everyone!  I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! (if you celebrate)  I think this year is the first year ever that I haven’t stuffed myself until I felt sick, and then continued to eat more.  We went to a friend’s house this year and I didn’t have to cook a single thing!  I’m usually stuck in the kitchen all day cooking the entire meal, but this year we were on the road most of the day and it was so nice to have someone else do the cooking.

We’ve been traveling for the past week, which has resulted in a lot of eating out, so I’m really ready to get back into the swing of cooking and eating healthy dinners!  I hope you all enjoy what we have for you this week :)Continue Reading

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Spaghetti Squash Pizza Bake with Quinoa & White Beans

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This protein packed vegetarian pizza bake is perfect for a weeknight dinner or to use as the main dish for a vegetarian holiday feast!

This Spaghetti Squash Pizza Bake with Quinoa & White Beans is packed with protein and delicious flavor!  Great for a weeknight dinner or a holiday main course!  Gluten free and vegan too!

Happy Thanksgiving week, friends!  I feel like Thanksgiving is one of those holidays that is just so cozy.  For us, it usually consists of eating too much while hanging out with wonderful friends.  We usually do a very traditional Thanksgiving dinner in our house because my husband is pretty obsessed with all things Thanksgiving.  But, if it were completely up to me, I would be 100% OK with going less traditional and having a delicious dinner like this Spaghetti Squash Pizza Bake with Quinoa and White Beans.
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Healthy Vegetarian Meal Plan – Week Twenty

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Healthy Vegetarian Meal Plans- weekly recipes with prep ahead tips, vegan/GF substitutions, and a color-coded shopping list!

It’s that time of the week again, Healthy Vegetarian Meal Plans!  It’s hard to believe we’ve been doing this for 20 weeks.  I hope it’s been useful to you all and that you’re enjoying this yummy food!

It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is in just a few days and then Christmas is right around the corner after that.  I really love the holiday season and am always so sad when it’s over, but then it comes again much faster than I thought it would.  I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving and gets to eat a lot of delicious food :)Continue Reading

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Easy Chickpea & White Bean Salad Sandwiches

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These Easy Chickpea & White Bean Salad Sandwiches are creamy and crunchy and come together in only 10 minutes!  A delicious healthy lunch recipe!

These Chickpea and Whitebean Salad Sandwiches are so easy to make and perfect for a quick and healthy lunch! {vegan}

So, I feel like I should be posting a bunch of holiday recipes right now, but I’ve just been over here eating these Easy Chickpea and White Bean Salad Sandwiches for the past week.  Sometimes I come across a recipe that is so easy and so tasty that I binge eat it for longer than I would like to admit.  But, when it comes to these sandwiches, I don’t think there is anything wrong with that!

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30-Minute Gnocchi Enchilada Skillet

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                This delicious Gnocchi Enchilada Skillet comes together in only 30 minutes and is great for a hearty weeknight vegetarian dinner!

This Gnocchi Enchilada Skillet comes together in only 30 minutes and required just one pan!  It's a great weeknight dinner with tons of flavor! Gluten free and vegan too!

This post is sponsored by USA Pulses & Pulse Canada, but all opinions are my own. 

My friends, this is one of my new favorite dinners!  I recently discovered that the grocery store sells gluten free gnocchi and I’ve been much happier ever since.  If you aren’t familiar with gnocchi, it’s a pasta that is made with potatoes and flour.  It has an amazing pillow-y texture and is one of my favorite types of pastas.

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Healthy Vegetarian Meal Plan – Week Nineteen

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Healthy Vegetarian Meal Plans- weekly recipes with prep ahead tips, vegan/GF substitutions, and a color-coded shopping list!

 

Good morning, friends!  I hope everyone got through the week OK.  It’s been a rough one for sure.  I completely forget it was Saturday until I woke up this morning, it was a pretty nice surprise!  And, what’s even nicer is that I’m now sleeping with the comforter again, I’ve unpacked my sweatshirts and the AC has been off for about 2 weeks now.  I’m pretty sure no one would live in the desert if it weren’t for the completely perfect fall and winter weather.  I’m pretty excited about the next 6 months! 
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