One Pot Loaded Vegetarian Chili Mac

This healthy one pot meal is so easy to make and loaded with tons of vegetables!  Perfect for a weeknight dinner.

This One Pot Loaded Vegetarian Chili Mac is so easy to make and it's also really healthy!  Perfect for a quick weeknight dinner!  It's also vegan and gluten free!

Last year the thought of making a one pot pasta dish made me really nervous.  It almost seemed like a science to me.  You had to know exactly how much extra liquid to add in so that your pasta would cook perfectly, but not too much or it would be watery or too little and you’d get hard pasta.  But my hatred of doing dishes won out and I decided to give these one pot pastas a try!Continue Reading

Healthy Vegetarian Meal Plan – Week Thirty Two

Healthy Vegetarian Meal Plans- easy and flavorful meals for every night of the week! Prep ahead tips + vegan and gluten-free substitutions!

 It’s Saturday again, which  means that we are more than half way through February!  It’s dark and gloomy today and I’m loving it.  The weather seems so erratic these days, one day we it feels like it’s almost 90 degrees and then the next day it’s raining and I’m digging out all my comfy sweatshirts.  I much prefer sweatshirt wearing to short and tank top wearing this time of year.

This week we have a great mix of warm comfort food and a loaded salad thrown in there for good measure!  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and that these meals help make your week wonderful as well :)Continue Reading

30 Vegetarian Main Dish Salad Recipes

30 Vegetarian Main Dish Salad Recipes for when you want to eat salad for every meal!  Tons of delicious salads all packed with protein and lots of vegetables!  They are perfect for lunch or dinner!

If you all haven’t noticed yet, I love salads!  I eat them all year round and can’t help myself when it comes to piling them high with tons of ingredients.  While I can respect a good side salad, I tend to gravitate towards salads that are filling enough that you can eat it for an entire meal.  This means that they have to be packed with protein, vegetables, a little starch and, of course, a delicious dressing to top it all off with.  

Today I’m sharing with you 30 Vegetarian Main Dish Salad Recipes, or meal salads as I like to refer to them.  I hope you all love this roundup as much as I do!  Not only do these salads make for great meals, but they also are all great if you want to make them ahead and take them for lunch during the week.  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend :)
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Roasted Veggie Buddha Bowls with Pesto

These Roasted Veggie Buddha Bowls are perfect for a healthy dinner or lunch.  Topped off with a refreshing pesto for a perfect vegetarian meal!

These Roasted Veggie Buddha Bowls are so healthy and delicious!  Just put everything in one bowl for a perfect comfort food dinner!  All topped off with some refreshing pesto.  Gluten free and vegan!

 

I apologize for dropping the ball on Valentine’s Day recipes.  I was thinking about doing some sort of chocolaty dessert, but instead I just made a big chocolate cake and ate the entire thing out of the pan without even icing it.  And, it was pretty good.  But then I was all desserted out so I made you this Roasted Veggie Buddha Bowl instead.  I hope you don’t mind.
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Healthy Vegetarian Meal Plan – Week Thirty One

Healthy Vegetarian Meal Plans- easy and flavorful meals for every night of the week! Prep ahead tips + vegan and gluten-free substitutions!

 

Guys, yesterday it was 80 degrees here.  80 degrees does not a winter make!  I’m pretty sure we’ve skipped spring and are just going straight into summer.  I normally wouldn’t mind too much, but spring is my favorite season so I’m not going to let it go without a fight.  But, in my mind I still feel like it’s winter so I’m really enjoying eating all the comfort food I can before it gets really hot (100+ degrees).  

I hope you all enjoy what we have for you this week, as usual, there are so many delicious meals!  Have a great weekend, friends :)Continue Reading

Protein Packed Quinoa Bites with Sweet Potato and Black Beans

These delicious quinoa bites are packed with protein for a healthy snack that will keep you feeling full all afternoon!

These Protein Packed Quinoa Bites with Sweet Potato & Black Beans are a delicious and healthy snack that will keep you feeling full all afternoon!  Gluten free and vegan!

 

 I meant to get this post up last night, but there’s been sickness going around in the house.  Eli showed signs of a cold first, so I’m going to go ahead and blame this on him.  Thankfully his only seemed to last for a day but now I’m sick, exhausted and out of commission.  But, in true blogger fashion, I’m writing this post instead of napping :)Continue Reading

Healthier One Pan Stove Top Lasagna

This Healthier One Pan Stove Top Lasagna is quick and easy to make and perfect for a weeknight dinner!

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 I seem to always be a little late to catch onto food trends, but I’m slowly building my repertoire of one pan meals and I have a feeling this Healthier Lasagna is going to be a regular in this house!  You also cook it entirely on the stove top, so there is no need to turn the oven on.  These days, turning the oven on might not seem so bad, but just wait until you get that lasagna craving in the heat of the summer.  This will be your go-to dish!Continue Reading

Healthy Vegetarian Meal Plan – Week Thirty

Healthy Vegetarian Meal Plans- easy and flavorful meals for every night of the week! Prep ahead tips + vegan and gluten-free substitutions!

Like usual, Saturday just crept up on me and I almost forgot to share this post with you guys!  It’s February now and depending on where you live, we don’t have much of winter left.  And, if you live where I live, it’s pretty much over.  I got  sunburn when I was on a hike the other day and it wasn’t one of those sunburns they claim you can get on a cloudy day (I’m still not sure I believe that!)

I know that most places aren’t like Arizona though, so we have some really delicious comfort food dishes for you all this week!  My mouth is watering just looking at them.  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the Superbowl, if that’s your thing :)
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Healthy Taco Chickpea Lettuce Wraps

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Happy February!  I’m going to stop exclaiming that I can’t believe another month has gone by and I’m just going to accept the fact that life is moving wayyyy too fast.  And it seemed to get about 10 times faster since I had a baby.  So, here we are, it’s the 2nd of February and it’s time for 30Minute Thursday!  But I’m feeling extra nice this month and I’m gonna do you one better than a 30 minute meal, these Healthy Taco Chickpea Lettuce Wraps only take about 15 minutes to make!Continue Reading