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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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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Lemony Quinoa with Roasted Vegetables

Lemony Quinoa with Roasted Vegetables

This lemony quinoa recipe is my go-to when I need to clean out my fridge! I gather up all of my fresh vegetables that are just on the verge of going bad and roast them up. While they're cooking, I rinse my quinoa and cook it until it's light and fluffy. While the quinoa is fluffifying (no, this is not a word; yes, I will continue to use it) I whisk up the super fresh citrus dressing that makes this dish great. I like to garnish with basil, feta, and thin, wispy ribbons of fresh spinach, but of course you can add whatever you want. 

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Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomato Spaghetti Squash

Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomato Spaghetti Squash

Yes, "Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomato Spaghetti Squash" is a mouthful. A delicious, tomatoey, veggie-packed mouthful. Spaghetti squash tastes slightly sweeter and has more moisture than typical pasta. If you haven't had it before, this recipe is a perfect place to start.  The inherent squashy sweetness is complimented by the caramelized onions and balanced out by the umami flavor of the tomatoes and the savory garlic and sautéed spinach. 

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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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Easiest Ever Veggie Fried Rice

Easiest Ever Veggie Fried Rice

This recipe is only fast and easy under one condition: you already have leftover cooked, cold rice (or quinoa, etc.) in the fridge. There are no amounts listed because this is a throw together dish - put whatever you have in it. Takes 20 minutes max.

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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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Savory Sweet Potato Spinach Buddha Bowl

Savory Sweet Potato Spinach Buddha Bowl

This is not the meal I intended to make. I had my sights set on a quinoa, chickpea, spinach bowl with a tangy, citrus, olive oil dressing. As I started to cook (aka pulled out a pot), I realized I didn't buy quinoa. Okay, no worries, can totally do without it - I'll just switch it to a hearty sweet potato black bean bowl. Started to get going on that (aka grabbed the can of black beans), when I realized that the kitchen I'm using doesn't have a can opener... slightly bigger problem. I considered taking a stab at opening the can with a knife, but visions of slicing my hand open quickly took me in a different direction.

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