Healthy Snacking on a Clean 66 Plan

Healthy Snacking on a Clean 66 Plan

Let's talk about snacks this week. I'm the first to admit it; I'm a snack-a-holic. When I am stressed, when I am bored, when I just think I am hungry. We all crave snacks. You can say "screw it" and eat a whole bag of potato chips or you can choose an item off your own go-to clean snacking list. I'll start you off with a few of my favorites and you can add your own to it. Happy clean snacking!

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Starting The Clean 66 Plan with Spiralized Zucchini Noodles

Starting The Clean 66 Plan with Spiralized Zucchini Noodles

Did you know that it actually takes closer to two months—66 days—to break a habit or form a new habit? I don't know about you, but my diet has not been very clean lately. So it's time to get back on track. This week I am making spiralized zucchini noodles with my own walnut pesto, sundried tomatoes, olives and toasted pine nuts. You won't believe how fresh and flavorful this recipe is. And it's a great excuse to buy that spiralizer you have been thinking about. 

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Roasted Beet and White Bean Hummus

Roasted Beet and White Bean Hummus

Who would have thought that roasted beets would be the perfect addition to hummus? Makes sense when you think about how rich and sweet roasted vegetables are. And interestingly, the beets are not noticeable at all. Their color creates a stunning dish that is sure to be the star of any gathering. You won't believe how delicious this roasted beet with white beans hummus is. Nor how easy it is to make.

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Fig and Apricot Mediterranean Granola

Fig and Apricot Mediterranean Granola

This week I am taking my granola recipe on a Mediterranean taste trip! This simple and delicious recipe is made with dried figs and apricots, walnuts, ground cinnamon and coconut flakes. It is gluten-free, vegan and refined sugar-free, making it a much healthier option than store-bought granola. Read this week's blog to find out how easy it is to make my Fig & Apricot Mediterranean Granola.

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The Beauty of a Basic Cornbread Muffin

The Beauty of a Basic Cornbread Muffin

There's just something about a basic cornbread muffin. My recipe is sweetened with pure maple syrup, so it is ideal with jam in the morning or with fruit and whipped coconut milk for dessert. It is also the perfect addition to a bowl of black bean soup or chili. That's the beauty of a basic cornbread muffin—they are delicious on their own or you can dress them up. Regardless, you are going to love this perfect, moist, and lightly sweetened cornbread muffin.

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Almond Joy Cookies

Almond Joy Cookies

I used to love almond joy candy bars. What's not to love about dark chocolate, almonds and coconut? That's why I made these new favorite cookies. Everything you love about the candy bar in a delicious gluten-free and vegan cookie. Sure you could make them gluten-full and non-vegan by swapping my ingredients for yours, but why would you when mine contain much more compassionate and healthful alternatives. You are going to be amazed at how yummy and addictive these are—they are sure to become a favorite of yours as well.

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Blueberry Maple Pecan Granola

Blueberry Maple Pecan Granola

If you are health conscious like I am, you probably gave up granola a long time ago. Once thought to be a healthy breakfast, all you have to do is read the ingredients to realize that most store bought brands are not healthy at all. They are loaded with canola oil and high fructose corn or brown rice syrup. That's why I came up with my own recipe. My granola is made with coconut oil and pure maple syrup and has just the right amount of sweetness. Eat it sprinkled on your smoothie bowl, in a yogurt parfait, or in a bowl with almond milk—you are going to love this granola. It's so easy, you will never buy store bought granola again.

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Thai Sprouted Lentil Quinoa Burger—Build a Better Burger

Thai Sprouted Lentil Quinoa Burger—Build a Better Burger

Ever wonder what the real nutritional difference was between a veggie burger and a beef burger is? Yeah, me too. Hopefully that beef burger is the only thing you were planning on eating that day (and trust me, a turkey burger isn't much better). Why not give veggie burgers a try. In this week's blog, I share a few of my favorite store bought ones as well as a recipe for a Thai Sprouted Lentil Quinoa Burger to try with last week's Asian slaw recipe. Build a better burger so you can feel good about your health and your body.

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