Simple Arugula Salad

It’s starting to warm up here in Dallas, so I am thinking about salads.  Starting with this Simple Arugula Salad.

Marcus is OBSESSED with arugula. He ate this entire salad in one sitting.  It’s that GOOD. I promise you will love it too.

simple arugula salad

This salad is filled with healthy ingredients and it has a lemon dressing that brightens it up even more.  I also LOVE to add avocado to all my salads.  Makes them extra delicious + you get the healthy fats to keep you full longer.

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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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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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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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Jamaican Jerk Roasted Sweet Potatoes

The other day, my husband was at the Whole Foods salad bar.  He saw they had some Jamaican Jerk Roasted Sweet Potatoes, but the were so expensive!  So he had to create his own version that is very affordable and easy to make!

We have had many recipes inspired from the Whole Foods salad bar.  A few examples are: Kale and Apple Salad, Curry Chickpea Cous Cous, and my Carrot Ginger Detox Salad.  These Jamaican Jerk Roasted Sweet Potatoes would be a great addition to your Thanksgiving table.

Jamaican Jerk Roasted Sweet Potatoes

This healthy side dish has big and bold flavors.  It will not disappoint!  It also fits just about any diet.  Vegan, gluten free, paleo, grain free, dairy free, and nut free.

The great thing about this recipe is that you will have extra seasoning left over that you can use at another time.  It works well with any veggies or on your favorite protein.

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