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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Roasted Garlic Hummus Recipe

I love hummus! I could eat it everyday.  Lately, I have been all about roasted garlic, so I decided to create a recipe for you guys! This Roasted Garlic Hummus Recipe is easy and it will make your house smell amazing too!

If you haven’t made your own hummus before, you really need to try.  It’s so easy and also much cheaper to make yourself.  I recently also learned that hummus freezes well.

 

roasted garlic hummus recipe

 

This healthy hummus recipe can be made in just a few minutes.

Vegan, gluten free and grain free.  I love eating it with carrots or my homemade wheat thins. Yum!

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Red Lentil and Spinach Soup

After all the holiday dessert indulging, this healthy Red Lentil and Spinach Soup is a great way to get back on track! I just love a good soup recipe, don’t you?  There is a little back story on how this recipe came about.  I will share below.

Red Lentil and Spinach Soup

This Christmas, my husband’s family celebrated on the 22nd, so we had no plans on Christmas Day.  We decided to celebrate by going out for Middle Eastern food to celebrate my husband’s Turkish side.  The soup they served was so good, so I had to remake it when I got home.  I have to say that my version came out pretty darn good!

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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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Garlic Lime Noodle Soup

Hey, everyone!  Marcus guest posting here.  As most of you know, I do make several of the savory recipes you see here on the blog.  I loved creating this Garlic Lime Noodle Soup. I’ve been wanting to make a garlic lime dish for some time and I finally got my chance.

The ingredients are simple, it only takes about 30 minutes to make, and it packs quite a flavorful punch.  Some of my other savory recipes are my Black Rice Stuffed Peppers and my Sweet Potato Chili.

Garlic Lime Noodle Soup - My Whole Food Life

If you don’t want it to be spicy, simply add some diced green bell peppers in place of the chili peppers I recommend. Also, you can add some ginger and soy sauce for an Asian twist. It is such a fun recipe, I’m excited to see how people build upon it. What would you do?

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Green Curry with Chickpeas

Disclaimer: This post has been sponsored by USA Pulses and Pulse Canada, but opinions are all my own.

I don’t know about you, but Fall gets me in the mood for warmer dishes.  That is exactly what I have for you today with this Green Curry with Chickpeas.  The warm spices from the curry paste plus the protein from the chickpeas make this a hearty and satisfying dish!

green curry with chickpeas

This recipe can be served on it’s own, over rice, or you can re-purpose it into a wrap with rice for leftovers.  It also happens to be gluten free in addition to being vegan.

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