Chunky Vegetable Black Bean Soup

I know I have been on quite the soup kick lately.  This Chunky Vegetable Black Bean Soup will probably be my last one for a while.  I just can’t help it.  Soups are very healthy, filling and budget friendly! Also super easy.

Chunky Vegetable Black Bean Soup

This soup is packed with vegetables and the beans add protein, making this a complete meal.  It will definitely keep you full for quite a while.  This also makes a lot, so feel free to freeze some too.

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Healthy Turmeric Cauliflower Rice

You have to try this Healthy Turmeric Cauliflower Rice!  Have you heard about the benefits of turmeric? Turmeric is anti-inflammatory, can increase antioxidants, and lowers your risk for heart disease to name a few.

Cauliflower rice can be a great alternative for those trying to eat a low-carb diet.  It’s very low in calories as well. I don’t even really like cauliflower, but I do enjoy cauliflower rice. It’s super easy to make too.  So is this healthy recipe.

healthy turmeric cauliflower rice

This recipe is vegan, gluten free and paleo approved.  You can turn it into a main dish by adding some vegetables and your favorite protein.  I think carrots and peppers would go really well with the flavors.  For protein, I would suggest chickpeas or tofu if you eat soy. It’s very versatile!

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Salted Caramel Gooey Bars

Are you in full indulgence mode now?  If so, you will LOVE these Salted Caramel Gooey Bars.  They have a soft, buttery crust with a salted caramel filling.  So gooey that you may need to eat these bars with a fork.  I love all things salted caramel, don’t you? If you need more dessert ideas, you can check out these healthy desserts with 5 ingredients or less.

salted caramel gooey bars

They are seriously worth the last minute indulgence for 2016.  You will definitely go out with a bang. 🙂  These bars are gluten free, vegan and paleo.  They would be absolutely amazing if you top them with coconut whip cream.  Heading off to try that now! 🙂

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Mini Mint Chocolate Cheesecakes

Who doesn’t love mint chocolate?  These Mini Mint Chocolate Cheesecakes are perfectly bite sized and packed with chocolatey mint flavor!  They start with a sweet pecan crust and the cheesecake layer is super creamy and decadent.  You would never guess they were vegan!

mini mint chocolate cheesecakes

These mini cheesecakes are also gluten free and paleo.  They are a super cinch to make too.  ZERO cooking required!

This recipe would be great for your holiday parties. You can make it a day ahead so you can spend time entertaining your guests instead of slaving away in the kitchen.

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Healthy Banana Coconut Cream Pie

OMG, you guys.  This Healthy Banana Coconut Cream Pie is EPIC.  It’s been a long time in the making.  I actually attempted a similar recipe last year and it didn’t quite turn out right.  I am pleased to say that this healthy pie recipe came out awesome!

This pie is vegan, gluten free, paleo and free of refined sugars.  There are a few steps, but I promise it’s pretty easy.  I am also including a video tutorial in the post for you.  If videos are more your thing, you can follow my You Tube channel as well.

 healthy banana coconut cream pie

If you wanted to make this nut free, you can always use a different crust recipe.  Oat flour may work nicely as well. If anyone makes the crust with oat flour, please leave me a comment and let me know how it turned out.

The banana mixture itself would also make an amazing topping over ice cream.  Yum!

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Easy Miso Roasted Broccoli

The other day, my husband Marcus made some Easy Miso Roasted Broccoli.  He shared a picture of it in my Facebook group. Since it was so well received, he thought to make it over again for the blog.  The first time, he didn’t measure anything. However, the second time he did, so I can share with all of you!

When we first made it, we were using up some soy-based Miso paste we had in the fridge.  The second time, we used a chickpea miso paste.  Both came out very good.  I just wanted to share that there was a soy free option. 🙂

Easy Miso Roasted Broccoli

In case you were wondering, you can find miso paste in the refrigerated section.  Near the tofu and other Asian products.  Almost any health food store will have it.  I got mine at Whole Foods.

This broccoli is so delicious, you will want to just eat it off the tray!

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