Slow Cooker Cabbage Soup

I had some cabbage I needed to use up, so I decided to make this Slow Cooker Cabbage Soup.  It was very easy and came out great!  The best part is it only calls for simple ingredients you probably already have on hand!  This healthy soup is made in the slow cooker so it can cook even when you leave the house!

slow cooker cabbage soup

The other day when I sent Marcus to the store to get some diced tomatoes, he accidentally bought tomato sauce.  This soup was the perfect use for that sauce.  Plus, the house smelled so good when this was cooking!

This soup recipe makes a ton, but it freezes great.  I like to freeze it in serving sized containers so I can just grab and defrost what I need.  If you wanted to bump up the protein in this recipe, I think adding chickpeas or white beans would be good.

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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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Coconut Vanilla Meltaway Cookies

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

We are in full holiday baking season now.  So it’s the perfect time for me to share these Coconut Vanilla Meltaway Cookies.  They are divine and simply melt in your mouth.  One of the best things about this recipe is that it only calls for 4 simple ingredients!

coconut vanilla meltaway cookies

I used REBBL Vanilla Spice Protein Coconut Milk  for this recipe. I love that the protein is sourced from peas, pumpkin and sunflower seeds.  Most protein drinks contain processed ingredients.  Not only are REBBL drinks delicious, but they contain none of the bad stuff.  That’s right, REBBL drinks are organic, fair trade, made from real ingredients and full of super herbs like ashwagandha, reishi and maca root.

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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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