Stuffed sweet potato - healthy and filling. Add smashed cooked lentils to the stuffing and your own tasty seasonings, pour over a tahini/lime dressing and garnish with finely chopped raw purple cabbage - add a big handful of green leafy veggies and you're complete.
Love Pizza, but hate the bloat!?! Zucchini and squash pizza are a simple and budget friendly meal.
Zucchini/ Yellow squash cut in half
Mozzarella cheese or vegan version
Mushrooms or other toppings
Good for your nervous system
Good for weight loss
Good for eyes
High in Fiber and protein
Full of Vitamin C
Yellow Squash Benefits:
Eye, Prostrate, and Colon Health
I've been testing out some different flavors and this one came out pretty well:
Spaghetti noodles cooked following instructions on box. .
Roughly chop the following: handful of parsley, half an avocado, small amount of sweet onion, a whole yellow bell pepper, handful of cherry tomatoes cut in quarters. .
Drop err'thang in a bowl with about a half cup of pasta. Add you in a handful of blueberries, 1 tbsp evoo (extra virgin olive oil, 1/2 t sp red wine vinegar, and sea salt and pepper to taste. .
I was pleasantly surprised. Lemme know what you think!
A vegan cheese demo evening that was a real hit. I'm so used to making my own vegan cheeses that I never thought others would be interested ... well, they were, which was really quite buzzy that people loved the samples I had there.
Suuuuper simple and easy PineappleBerry Slushie for the win on this cloudy Chicago day:
💦 1 1/2 cups filtered water
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 cup frozen blackberries
1/2 cup frozen pineapples
Blend like mad so that the blackberry seeds get blended up as much as possible. Or you can chew the few that miss the blades like I do... or, add extra blueberries instead of the blackberries is an option to avoid the seed situation altogether... 🤷🏽♀️ This smoothie has LOADS of antioxidant power to fight free radicals, repair tissues, and keep the intestines squeaky clean. Power up!
I love love love papaya! Strangely enough, I used to hate it because it can smell a lil funky. Then I learned the secret to eating papaya was to add lime juice. Lime juice kills the smell and balances out the papaya's sweetness quite nicely.
This is a beautiful salad that you can whip up for any summer festivities, for a healthy snack or even a dessert:
Half of a Papaya, cut into cubes
1 avocado, cubed
1 cucumber cut into sliced, then halved
1/4 a Red onion, thinly sliced
1 Red pepper, diced
Juice of 1/2 lime (plus the other half just in case you want extra)
Half tbsp grapeseed oil
Cherry tomatoes (I warmed mine a little in the oil)
Dash of red wine vinegar
Celtic Sea salt and pepper to taste
What to do:
Warm the oil in a pan. Toss in the cherry tomatoes whole (and dry, for the love of things plant-based! Don't be that person to wash your tomatoes and throw them straight into a pan of hot oil. 😫 you're welcome), and cook them on low until warm. We're just warming them up a little, about 3-5 minutes, so (in my Jade voice) don't walk awaaaaay girl... The skins will start to wrinkle a bit when they're ready.
While the tomatoes are doing their thing, mix all of the ingredients in a bowl. Lastly, top with the tomatoes and enjoy!
You can start working on your health goals one day, or you can choose for today to mark Day 1. DOn't be that person always talmbout, as soon as [insert excuse holding you back here], THEN, I'm on it... *eye roll* But I still luhyoudoe... Today I'm back on Day 1 with the @getfitandthick August Plant-Based Power Up challenge. While I'm eating healthy (it could stand a lil clean up because, well tacos and donuts, duh), feel great, and am working out consistently, my goal is to actually put on some muscle, shed a lil body fat, and start to shape this sexy ass body of mine. I'm on my own meal plan for this challenge so I can test some shit out since I'm a healthy eats connoisseur of sorts. As soon as I feel good about my techniques you'll be the first to know. Let's kick some ass this week ladies!!!
Make your own granola the healthy way. Use:
1 cup fresh dates soaked in 1/2 cup boiling water
Put into food processor with
1 ripe banana
1/2 tsp vanilla or almond extract
1/2 tsp salt
Blend till creamy.
Cover rolled oats & spread onto oven tray
Bake 30 - 40 minus @ 135C - stir every 10 minutes.
Once cooled add a good portion of mixed nuts and seeds. You can even add dried fruit like cranberries.