Brussels Sprouts, Caramelized Onions and Pecans

I was at a party the other night, and a couple there was telling me about this awesome healthy restaurant here in Dallas.  It was called Origin.  So I checked out their menu and one salad description popped out at me.  It was Brussels Sprouts, Caramelized Onions and Pecans.  It also came with chicken, which I obviously didn’t add, but I think my creation came out pretty darn tasty.  How can you go wrong with Brussels sprouts and caramelized onions, right?

Brussles Sprouts, Caramelized Onions and Pecans

This recipe is vegan, gluten free AND paleo!  If you want to bump up the protein, you can add beans.  I think chickpeas may work well in this.  Pumpkin seeds may also be nice addition.  You can also serve this over rice or quinoa.


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Chocolate Protein Overnight Oats

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by REBBL, but all opinions are my own.  Thanks for supporting the brands that I love!

I work out a couple hours almost every morning, so I need a satisfying breakfast that can carry me through that workout.  One of my favorite breakfasts is overnight oats.  They are easy and require no cooking at all.  This new Chocolate Protein Overnight Oats makes the perfect pre-workout meal. For more overnight oats ideas, check out this post.


The thing that makes this recipe high protein is the REBBL Dark Chocolate Protein coconut milk elixir.  The protein component comes from all natural ingredients like peas, sunflower seeds and pumpkin.  I LOVE that. Most protein drinks on the market have many undesirable ingredients + they use soy as the protein source.  REBBL drinks are soy free, dairy free, vegan and gluten free!


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National Joint Month with Ahiflower

Disclaimer: This post has been sponsored by Ahiflower, but all opinions are my own.

Did you know that this month is National Joint Month and also National Vegetarian Month?

Last month I introduced you to Ahiflower® oil.  Ahiflower is a great way to make sure you are getting your omegas.  It’s also the perfect daily omega supplement option for vegetarians and vegans because it’s 100% plant-based!


I know people usually think of flax when it comes to a healthy omega source, but I am here to tell you that Ahiflower is better than flax and not from fish! Ahiflower converts up to 4 times more efficiently to omega-3 EPA than flaxseed oil (therefore you take less).  And another added bonus is that it is clean tasting so there is no fishy taste, smell or fishy burps!


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Pumpkin Chocolate Mousse Pie

Tonight I am going to a dinner party, and I was asked to bring a pumpkin dessert.  That is how this pumpkin chocolate mousse pie came about.  It’s got a chocolate pecan crust, a rich pumpkin mousse for the filling, and a chocolate drizzle on top.  So yum!!

You can tell by the picture that I may have gone a little crazy with the chocolate.  I’m sure the guests won’t complain!

pumpkin chocolate mousse pie

This healthy pie may look fancy, but it’s super simple to whip up!  There is actually no baking required.  You can make it ahead of time and pull it out when you are ready to eat.  It happens to be vegan, gluten free AND paleo approved!

This pie would be a great dessert for Thanksgiving as well.  It’s a great alternative to traditional pumpkin pie and great for chocolate lovers! Since there is no baking required, making this leaves the oven free to cook all those yummy Thanksgiving eats. I hope you enjoy it!


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Mushroom Lentil Potato Stew

Disclaimer: This post has been sponsored by USA Pulses and Pulse Canada, but opinions are all my own.

Now that it’s officially Fall, I can share lots of soup and stew recipes.  Starting with this Mushroom Lentil Potato Stew!  This meal is so hearty and it will keep you full for quite some time.


The lentils make the soup by adding lots of protein and fiber!  Lentils, along with beans, dry peas and chickpeas, all fall under the category of pulses.

Did you know that 2016 is the International Year of the Pulses? In addition to this healthy soup recipe, I am here to tell you all about pulses.


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Maple Pecan Sea Salt KIND Bars

I get lots of requests for recipes and I make a note of all of them.  This Maple Pecan Sea Salt KIND Bars recipe was a reader request.  This is my copycat version of the store bought KIND bars.  I love the sweet and salty combo!

All you need is 7 simple ingredients to make them. No baking required!

maple pecan sea salt KIND bars

These are perfect for snacking.  This KIND bar recipe is vegan, gluten free and paleo.  Also free of refined sugar.


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