Monthly Archives: March 2015

Italian Sweet Potato Noodles

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When you’re craving a satisfying Italian meal, but don’t want to load up on heavy pasta, turn to your spiralizer for a quick and easy fix. Available inexpensively online and in kitchen stores, a spiralizer will turn regular vegetables into faux-noodles, that will incorporate seamlessly into your cooking. Sweet potatoes are rich in vitamin A, beta-carotene, and fiber, and are delicious served with a homemade tomato sauce.

To view the recipe, visit GeoBlue’s Healthy Travel Blog, or their site Travel Well Worldwide.

Vegan Kale Caesar With Salt + Vinegar Chickpea Croutons

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This lightened up twist on the classic Caesar salad is big on flavor and satisfaction while still being swimsuit-friendly for the warmer days ahead. Packed with plant-based protein and nourishing greens, this recipe will become a fast favorite. And be sure to make a double batch of the Salt + Vinegar Croutons to snack on when those cravings for chips hit.

To view the recipe, visit MindBodyGreen. 

Grapefruit Margarita Sugar Scrub

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This sweet smelling scrub will get you into a warm weather state of mind, and get your skin in tip top shape to show off when they temperature rises. Make up a big batch, and then use the leftover grapefruit and lime to make yourself a real margarita!

Note: To maximize the benefits of this scrub, scrub it all over your body, and then soak in a hot bath to let all the ingredients work their magic. Tequila and citrus are exfoliating, and the salt and sugar work to soften your skin, while the olive oil leaves you feeling soft and moisturized!

To view the recipe, visit Robyn Moreno’s website. 

Cowboy Cookies

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I’m not sure where these classic cookies got their name, but they’d certainly be right at home in the Wild West. Add whatever fun ingredients you love, and they’ll always turn out deliciously. Peanut butter cups, chopped caramel candies, peppermint sticks, crushed pretzels, marshmallows, the skies the limit! Make up a big batch of these and watch them disappear.

View the recipe on Robyn Moreno’s site.

15 Minute Miso Ramen Noodle Bowls

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Why call for takeout when you can make a quick, delicious, and healthy ramen noodle bowl at home? This rapid-fire recipe is ready to enjoy in just 15 minutes, and can be customized with whatever vegetables you have on hand. Miso is a fermented food, and provides healthy probiotics that boost your digestion and keep your immune system healthy. Just be sure not to boil it, or you’ll loose those healthy benefits.

View the recipe on GeoBlue’s site Travel Well Worldwide.

Vegan Mexican Plate {with cheesy cashew cream}

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Wanna eat more vegetarian-like, but don’t know how to make veggies actually taste good? This “Platillo de Legumbres” is inspired by the famous Gracias Madre vegan Mexican restaurants in San Francisco and LA , and will quickly become be your new go-to healthy dinner!

You can swap in whatever ingredients you like or have on hand, and add things like quinoa, tortillas, or shredded chicken to make it your own. One thing you can’t skip is the cashew cream- this stuff is a magic crowd pleaser and delicious on just about everything. Don’t let the length of this recipe deter you. Each component is simple and straightforward, and can be made in the same pan and baking sheet for easy cleanup.

Note: Any leftover ingredients are awesome in a burrito the next day, with cashew cream folded in.

View the recipe on Robyn Moreno’s site.