Monthly Archives: January 2015

Zucchini Noodle Vegetable Lo Mein {vegan}

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This quick and easy dish satisfies all your cravings for greasy takeout, without any of the guilt. Zucchini noodles stand in for wheat noodles here, making for a light and healthy dish that’s low carb and full of good-for-you vegetables. To make zucchini noodles, you’ll need a spiralizer, which you can purchase for $12-25 online. It’s a worthwhile investment that you can use to turn all sorts of vegetables into delicious noodles.

To view the recipe, visit GeoBlue’s sites Healthy Travel Blog and Travel Well World Wide.

Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos

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Nachos are the perfect guilty pleasure food for watching the Super Bowl. If you’re looking for a lightened up option that still packs a punch, this recipe is just the thing. Sweet potato slices sub in for chips, letting you indulge guilt-free. Customize these with whatever toppings and dips you love, the sky’s the limit!

Note: This is the perfect place to use up any leftover cheesy sauce from the Vegan Mac & Cheese recipe. Drizzle it over the potato slices, or serve alongside for dipping.

View the recipe on Robyn Moreno’s site.

Vegan Mac & Cheese

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In the spirit of “Veganuary” (vegan January), I came up with this creamy and convincingly cheesy vegan mac & cheese recipe. Because sometimes, especially when it’s cold and gray out, only a big bowl of mac & cheese will do. This sauce brings to mind that notorious blue box, with its orange powdered cheese; but you can make and enjoy this recipe guilt free, and still satisfy your cheesy cravings. Give it a try, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised!

For the recipe, visit Robyn Moreno’s site.

Homemade Gnocchi with Arugula & Sweet Tomatoes

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The 29th of every month in Uruguay is officially Dia de Noquis, or Gnocchi Day. Intended to be a cheap meal for the last day of the month when money ran thin, it quickly became a favorite for any day of the month. Early Italian influences in the country introduced this classic potato pasta, and Uruguayans quickly assimilated it into their cuisine. Potatoes boast fiber, protein, and an array of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients, which support heart health, keep cholesterol in check, and help reduce inflammation in the body. Tossing the cooked gnocchi with sweet tomatoes and peppery arugula brightens this dish and makes for a balanced, healthy, and delicious meal, any day of the month.

For the recipe, visit GeoBlue’s Healthy Travel Blog, or their site Travel Well World Wide.

Vegan Vegetable Quinoa Sushi

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These super quick and yummy sushi rolls are the perfect healthy fix when you’re in a pinch. Use whatever fruits and veggies you have on hand, and roll them up for a snack or meal you’ll be excited about. Quinoa packs a punch of healthy protein and fiber, and serves as the perfect seamless substitute for white rice. These rolls make keeping your new years resolutions easy and affordable. They’re a great way to make sure leftover produce never goes unused!

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View the recipe on Robyn Moreno’s site.

Skinny Tortilla Soup {vegetarian}

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This lightened up version of the original hits all the flavor notes while keeping the calories low. Perfect for keeping your healthy New Years Resolutions while still enjoying a big bowl of something warm, creamy, and delicious! Make up a big batch of this savory and satisfying soup, and you’ll have a very happy dinner crowd.

Note: If you want to keep this recipe gluten free, look for gluten free corn tortillas.

View the recipe on Robyn Moreno’s site.