Cashew Quinoa Granola Bars

Cashew Quinoa Granola Bars are the bomb.  These may be the most delicious bars I have made in awhile.  You definitely need to give these healthy granola bars a try!

 

Cashew Quinoa Granola Bars

 

A few notes about these healthy snack bars.  They are:

  • vegan
  • gluten free
  • grain free
  • no bake
  • chewy
  • refined sugar free
  • dairy free
  • oil free

They freeze well, so feel free to double the batch!  I used quinoa flakes in my granola bar recipe, but you can definitely use quick oats as well.  I like using quinoa because it is a complete protein and naturally gluten free.

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Roasted Vegetables with Quinoa

I have a new entree idea for you.  Roasted Vegetables with Quinoa.  This recipe is super healthy and easy + you can really use any veggies you have on hand.

Perfect for those times you have odds and ends in the fridge to use up. For more healthy recipes, check out this post about Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes or this post on Healthy Veggie Burger Recipes.

quinoa with roasted vegetables

This meal is vegan and gluten free. Like I said before, any veggies work.  The veggies I chose for this recipe are the ones I like best.  I have also used Brussels sprouts, but I didn’t have any on hand at the time.

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Chocolate Coconut Quinoa Cookies

I have a new no-bake cookie for you today. These Chocolate Coconut Quinoa Cookies are delicious. They are vegan and naturally gluten-free.  You only need a few simple ingredients and there is no food processor needed!

chocolate coconut quinoa cookies

I think these cookies are healthy enough for breakfast too.  The quinoa flakes and nut butter add a nice amount of fat and protein, keeping you full for a while.  If you don’t want to use quinoa flakes, you can use quick oats instead.

This recipe is also easy to make nut free by using sunflower butter.  I imagine it should work out just fine.  These healthy cookies literally took 5 minutes to whip together too!

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Warm Mocha Breakfast Quinoa

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

I think I found my new favorite flavor of REBBL coconut milk elixirs.  The Maca Cold-Brew.  If you are a lover of all things coffee, then you will LOVE it too.  I used it to make this Warm Mocha Breakfast Quinoa.  This is healthy breakfast is a must try!  Eating healthy does not mean you have to sacrifice flavor.

warm mocha breakfast quinoa

Did you indulge over the holidays?  I know I ate and drank my fair share!  That is what December is all about, right?  Well, New Year, New You! January is the perfect time to start over and make health a priority again.  Eating healthy does not mean you need to miss out on great food and drinks!

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Mango and Black Bean Quinoa Salad

Summer is not totally over yet, so I am making you a Mango and Black Bean Quinoa Salad. I just love salads.

Last month when I went home to Boston, my stepmom made this awesome pasta salad with mangoes, black beans, corn, pasta, cilantro and lime.  I really enjoyed it, so I decided to come home and make a twist on that recipe. I used quinoa in place of the pasta, since I am not a huge pasta fan.  I think this came out really good!

Mango and Black Bean Quinoa Salad - My Whole Food Life

This would be perfect for parties and it’s also very easy to make.  This Mango and Black Bean Quinoa Salad is vegan and gluten free. I highly recommend topping it with avocado.  So good!

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Easy Black Bean Mexican Quinoa

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

My husband Marcus loves Mexican food.  This past weekend, we had some black beans we needed to use up, so he decided they would be perfect in this Easy Black Bean Mexican Quinoa.  We always try to add beans to our meals.  They are a fabulous source of protein and fiber.

Easy Mexican Quinoa - My Whole Food Life

Did you know that the UN declared 2016 to be the International Year of the Pulses? Beans fall under the category “pulses.”  Other pulses include: chickpeas, peas and lentils.  Pulses are so great for many reasons.  Reasons to consider eating more pulses:

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