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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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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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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