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Chia Pudding

Chia Pudding

Chia Pudding

Enjoy this energy boost with plant-based protein and fiber.

Chia puddings are great to make because they’re so quick, easy, and limitless in possibilities. Make this the night before for a decadent breakfast or mid-day snack for the week PLUS they will give you an energy boost with plant-based protein and fiber. Keep reading for ideas on delicious chia pudding combos!

By: Carol Aguirre MS, RD/LDN

Vegan Pesto

Vegan Pesto

This recipe requires just 5 minutes, 1 bowl, and 6 ingredients to make.

Creamy
Zesty
Garlicky
Healthy
& EASY to make

The base is fresh parsley and garlic with a splash of lemon juice for acidity and brightness.

To make it a sauce, I rely on a mix of extra virgin olive oil and water. If you’re trying to avoid oil, feel free to sub vegetable broth or water!

The easiest vegan pesto in 5 minutes! Flavorful despite being dairy-free, plus an option for lower oil/fat. It's the perfect plant-based spread!

By: Carol Aguirre MS, RD/LDN

Glowing Skin Smoothie

Glowing Skin Smoothie

Glowing Skin Smoothie

A thick and creamy green smoothie full of healthy fats, protein, and nutrients important for overall skin health.

A new way to add to your skincare routine! This smoothie is full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, specifically those for great skin, hair, and nail health. Not only are you nourishing your skin on a cellular level with this smoothie, but it’s also simple and tastes amazing!

This contains acai, kale, carrots, hemp seeds, spirulina (to learn more read HERE), and plant-based protein powder the perfect ingredients for radiant skin. It’s rich in vitamins C, A, K, zinc, iron, protein (vegan based protein powder), fiber, and healthy fats. The mixture of greens, fruit, protein, and healthy fats make this smoothie completely satisfying.

By: Carol Aguirre MS, RD/LDN

Crispy Tofu

Crispy Tofu

Tofu: Some people love it, some people hate it. I believe, however, that the people who hate it just haven’t had it prepared the right way!

Properly cooked tofu, is positively PACKED with flavor. Its texture is lightly crispy and satisfying. Tofu is an inexpensive lean source of protein and it’s worth trying. Here’s how to make crispy tofu that actually tastes great!

By: Carol Aguirre MS, RD/LDN

Blueberry Hemp Seed Pudding

Blueberry Hemp Seed Pudding

Blueberry Hemp Seed Pudding:

This recipe is very simple and only requires 6 ingredients and a food processor!

The idea is simple: Kind of like a smoothie with hemp seeds and chia seeds. The result is a naturally-sweet “pudding” that’s perfect for snacking or a lighter dessert.

It almost goes without saying, but this dessert is packed with antioxidants thanks to the bluberries,  potassium from the bananas, omega 3 fatty acids and protein from the chia seeds, and all 20 amino acids (including the 9 amino acids our bodies can’t produce) from the hemp seeds.

By: Carol Aguirre MS, RD/LDN

Tastiest Layered Strawberry Dessert

Tastiest Layered Strawberry Dessert

You won’t believe this layered strawberry dessert is totally sugar-free, made with healthy ingredients, and packed with nutrients. Made with ONLY 5 ingredients! Strawberries + Cashews + Date + Coconut Milk + Almonds!

Dairy free + gluten-free + delicious and creamy.

By: Carol Aguirre MS, RD/LDN

Tempeh Burger with Vegan Pesto

Tempeh Burger with Vegan Pesto

Tempeh Burger with Vegan Pesto

Nutritious, protein-dense, vegan tempeh burgers. Topped with and a vegan pesto spread. Tempeh is nutritionally dense. Highly nutritious because of the fermentation process, and is packed with protein. The fermentation process binds soybeans into a cake form. It has a strong nutty flavor, holding its shaped when cooked, but absorbs other flavors easily. This fermented soy product is high in probiotics and wide array of vitamins ans minerals. Tempeh and other fermented foods help increase the amount of beneficial bacteria in the gut, which has huge effects on health!

We combined the tempeh in a food processor with sauteed vegetables to form a nutty delicious patty, you will thoroughly enjoy!

By: Carol Aguirre MS, RD/LDN

Vegan Butternut Squash Soup

Vegan Butternut Squash Soup

Bright autumn dairy-free butternut squash soup is simple and inexpensive to prepare. Not only is butternut squash beautiful and vibrant, but also has a thick and creamy flesh which is perfect for using in soups, dips, salads, and more. Butternut squash is one of many plant-based foods high in beta-carotene which is converted in the body to vitamin A, which is a powerful antioxidant. This is where food is medicine, consuming nutrient-dense foods high in antioxidants that our bodies need for healthy immune function. Vitamin A helps with immune function, anti-cancer properties, cardiovascular benefits, protects against inflammation and helps our vision and eyesight stay healthy.

By: Carol Aguirre MS, RD/LDN

Sweet Potato Black Bean Taco's

Sweet Potato Black Bean Taco's

This smoky, hearty vegan tacos with black beans, roasted sweet potatoes, and kale! The perfect simple, 9-ingredient meal for Mexican night! This is the perfect meal when you have a little extra time on your hands and want to make something extra hearty and flavorful. Top with whatever sounds delicious! I went with a simple avocado sauce.

By: Carol Aguirre MS, RD/LDN

Sesame Crusted Tofu with Broccoli and Whole Wheat Orzo

Sesame Crusted Tofu with Broccoli and Whole Wheat Orzo

Tofu a completely blank canvas for whatever you want to season it with. There are so many possibilities. For this recipe, I used a pretty basic marinade that packs a lot of flavor with just a few ingredients by using things like soy sauce, garlic, and ginger. Sesame seeds add a nice nutty flavor dimension. The broccoli adds a nice crunch with whole wheat orzo! Ready in 35 minutes.

By: Carol Aguirre MS, RD/LDN