15-Minute Meal Prep Dinner: Chickpea Pasta Lo Mein

15-Minute Meal Prep Dinner: Chickpea Pasta Lo Mein

This meal prep costs just $1.50 to $1.88 per meal for 8-10 meals, which is an incredible bargain. The fiber and protein in the chickpea pasta, plus the fat from the oil in the sauce helps keep me full for hours. This meal prep is also filled with veggies and is completely meatless - perfect for my Meatless Monday people! If you want some bonus protein, chicken and even eggs (scrambled or soft-boiled) would work really well in this veggie-packed lo mein. I can tell that I’m going to add this meal prep lo mein to my go-to list of recipes!

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Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili

Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili

Craving a warm, spiced, filling bowl of food for dinner? Throw these ingredients in a pot after work tonight and enjoy a steaming bowl of chili in under an hour. It tastes even better after the flavors meld together, so you can enjoy all week for dinner!

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Spicy Sautéed Chickpeas

Spicy Sautéed Chickpeas

Add a pop of plant-based protein to your meals with these spicy savory sautéed chickpeas! The recipe comes together in under ten minutes from start to finish and is super simple! These are great to add to salads, grain bowls, tacos - anywhere meat can go, these garbanzo beans can go!

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The 5 Components of a Perfect Salad

The 5 Components of a Perfect Salad

As a human trying to be kind to my body, I ordered a salad and was thankfully NOT disappointed. It was perfect in every way - tangy, acidic dressing, nuggets of nuts and dried cranberries to mine for, savory grilled chicken, crunchy, fresh mixed greens, and more. Since that day, I have eaten a salad daily in search of the perfect copycat recipe. I haven't created an exact replica yet, but I'll post the recipe when I do! All of the salad recipe testing, however, has got me thinking about what makes a perfect salad. Here are the 5 key aspects that make a salad absolute perfection.

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Green Glow Smoothie

Green Glow Smoothie

If you're in need of some smoothie inspo, however, look no further. This Green Glow Smoothie is bright, refreshing, and truly makes you feel like a healthy fit person no matter what else you've eaten today (or how many episodes of The Office you've watched without moving).

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How to Roast Spaghetti Squash

How to Roast Spaghetti Squash

You've heard about spaghetti squash. Some miracle substitution for pasta that magically turns into spaghetti in the oven??

It's not magic. It's not a miracle. But it is tasty and a vegetable, so I'm here to teach you how to cook it.

Tip: You will need a very sharp, sturdy knife.

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Healthy Gameday Cowboy Caviar

Healthy Gameday Cowboy Caviar

Unfortunately, these dairy-filled dips aren't always an option for everyone at the gameday celebration. Fortunately, there is this protein-packed, flavorful dip lovingly called, "Cowboy Caviar" by Midwesterners. It tastes great on a tortilla chip or wrapped up in a tortilla as a taco meat substitute!

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The Best Ever Easy Salad Dressing

The Best Ever Easy Salad Dressing

I am a firm believer in making your own salad dressings. They're super quick and easy to make, plus you are in control of every ingredient that goes in it! This recipe is the best, because it can be tweaked endlessly depending on what flavors you're craving. 

This vinaigrette is tangy, fresh, and tastes great on anything. Seriously, I even ate some on my steak last night and floated up to tastebud heaven. 

Whipping up this salad dressing takes about three minutes, depending on how fast you can mince, measure, and mix.

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Feel the Glow Buddha Bowl

Feel the Glow Buddha Bowl

Let me set the scene: it's Sunday. Your head throbs from a lingering hangover, and your face is puffy from the alcohol and the messy fries and the Domino's cheesy bread and the free vodka shots that you got because the bartender was in one of your classes freshman year. Not that I would know or anything. But it's Sunday, and the whole week is ahead of you. And you actually have some time today to cook something other than a microwaved veggie burger, and boy oh boy, are you feelin' extra. 

So this is what you do.

Make this b-e-a-u-tiful buddha bowl and post it on your Snapchat story and let everyone know that you not only survived the darty AND the night at the bars, but now you are THRIVING.

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