Lemon Poppy Seed Energy Bites

I love all things lemon. These Lemon Poppy Seed Energy Bites will not disappoint.  Big and bold lemon flavor + protein and healthy fat to keep you full.  Lemons are so versatile.  They work in salad dressing, in cookies and also in salads!

Lemon Poppy Seed Energy Bites

These healthy bites are vegan, gluten free, grain free and paleo friendly.  They only call for a few simple ingredients and there is no baking needed!

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Veggie Loaded Chickpea Stir Fry

If you are trying to eat more veggies, you should try this Veggie Loaded Chickpea Stir Fry.  It’s super easy and you can really use any veggies you have on hand.  Just like vegetable broth, it’s a great way to use up leftover odds and ends in the fridge.

The chickpeas add protein to make this a complete meal. You could also serve it with rice or quinoa.  Toasted cashews would be a nice option too.

Veggie Loaded Chickpea Stir Fry

This is vegan and gluten free and grain free!  For a paleo version, you can skip the chickpeas and serve over cauliflower rice.

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Edamame Black Eyed Pea Citrus Salad

I have a new salad recipe for you! Edamame Black Eyed Pea Citrus Salad.  Last week my husband and I went to Disney World to celebrate 10 years together.  For more vegan ideas at Disney, you can also check out this post.

We had dinner at Boma in Animal Kingdom one night.  I highly recommend!  This healthy salad recipe was inspired by one that we were served there.

Edamame Black Eyed Pea Citrus Salad

This salad comes together very quickly and would be great for a party. I think it’s best if you can let it marinate for 30 minutes before serving.  That gives it time for the flavors to marinate.

If you like my Texas Caviar, I think you should give this a try too!  If you don’t want to use edamame, green peas may also work.

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Healthy Tropical Breakfast Bars

My husband is always looking for new things to take to work for breakfast.  He needed something new.  Lately, he has been taking my banana muffins or pumpkin spice muffins, but this is definitely switching it up a bit.

That’s why I made these Healthy Tropical Breakfast Bars for him.  They have all the flavors of a pina colada.  Yes, please!  The perfect bite of sunshine to get you through these last cold days of winter.

Healthy Tropical Breakfast Bars

 

I made mine with a coconut frosting, but you can totally eat them without it as well.  I used almond butter in my bars because that is what I had on hand at the time.  However, I think cashew butter may be even better.  I am definitely trying that next time!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake

My husband Marcus is a sucker for anything with chocolate and peanut butter.  So I created this Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake with him in mind.  This healthy cheesecake is made with no refined sugar, gluten, grains or dairy!

Unlike traditional cheesecake, this recipe is no bake and can be made very quickly!

chocolate peanut butter cheesecake

It starts with an almond date crust, then you have the creamy chocolate and peanut butter layer, and lastly, it’s topped with a decadent peanut butter frosting.  Yum! I could seriously have eaten the frosting by itself!  So good!

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Vegan Egg Roll in a Bowl

Who doesn’t love an egg roll?  I can never find egg roll wrappers that don’t contain egg so I made this Vegan Egg Roll in a Bowl. It tastes exactly like the filling found in those delectable egg rolls, but without the fried wrappers!  I know typically egg rolls have added meat, so I added the sliced portoblello mushrooms to provide a meaty texture in place of the meat.

If you want to add some extra protein to this stir fry, you can add toasted peanuts or cashews.  Quinoa may be another nice addition.

vegan egg roll in a bowl
All the goodness from the inside of the egg roll, but without the fried wrappers! Vegan, gluten free and paleo.

This healthy dish is vegan, gluten free and paleo.  You can whip it up so fast too. From start to finish it’s less than 20 minutes!  We filmed a short video for this recipe.  You can view it below.  For more videos, you can subscribe to my You Tube channel.

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