Gluten Free Almond Butter Kiss Cookies

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 Who doesn't love the peanut butter cookies rolled in sugar with the Hershey kiss stuck in the middle? This has always been my personal favorite Christmas cookie. That being said, I was hesitant to even try to make it healthier. But then what would the point of my blog be? :) I have to say, I'm surprisingly shocked at how good these cookies came out! They are flourless and contain no refined sugar. I swapped peanut butter for almond butter and refined white sugar for low-glycemic ...

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Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

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We only have one other bread on this blog, and it's our top recipe! This past fall, our Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread was at the top of Google with recipes from Betty Crocker and Martha Stewart. Not that I'm saying we're the next Martha Stewart… :) We took a lot of time with this recipe to make sure it was just as delicious as our pumpkin bread. This Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Banana Bread is moist and sweet, yet contains no refined sugar or butter! We used chocolate chips by Sunspire, ...

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Creamy Balsamic Mushroom Soup

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If there is one thing I know how to make, it's a super healthy, creamy vegan soup :) I first got into the whole pureed soup thing around 3 years ago when I did my first Clean Program cleanse. I needed to have a liquid dinner, and was getting really sick of smoothies. I tried their Chipotle Black Bean Bisque, and it seriously changed my life…  Ok, so maybe not my life. But it was freaking amazing, and definitely changed my view on soups in general. After that I started ...

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Chocolate Coconut Date Balls

Chocolate Coconut Date Balls

December has got to be the hardest month to stay healthy. No matter what holiday you celebrate, cookies are freaking everywhere! Then there's holiday candy, holiday martinis, and holiday flavored lattes at Starbucks that magically end up in my hand after I swore I ordered a green tea…  I'm not saying I won't be eating any Christmas cookies this month. It's definitely happening. However, to avoid gaining the holiday "bulk" this season I'm going to make sure I have healthy desserts ...

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Green Protein Smoothie

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In need of something green this morning? ;) You would figure since our blogs name is "Spinach for Breakfast" we would have at least like 10 amazing green smoothie recipes posted by now. We have 3...  However, I do not lie when I say I have a green smoothie (with spinach or kale!) for breakfast almost every morning. My fiancé has one every morning too, by request! Ladies, there is hope...  Lou and I are hooked on this Green Protein Smoothie! We've been ...

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“How to Stay Healthy” Thanksgiving Guide

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Thanksgiving is a day to splurge, we get it! Our blog is all about that whole realistic balance thing :)  However, there is definitely a line between adding a few extra things to your plate and consuming the 4,500 calories an average American is said to eat on Thanksgiving day! We know you guys have been working hard to stay healthy this year, so below are some tips for keeping it healthy this holiday! 1. Eat breakfast! Not eating until Thanksgiving dinner will ...

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Oven Roasted Vegetables with Fresh Herbs

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This year Maria and I are heading to Massachusetts for Thanksgiving! Most of our family members are vegetarian and super healthy. Then we have Maria who is getting married, and myself and my mom who are eating like we think we are getting married too... Needless to say, this year will not be a glutenous Thanksgiving :) We are of course going to have the classics. Can't have Thanksgiving without turkey and stuffing. However, we are plan to replace the rest of the side ...

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Pesto Gnocchi with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

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I'm getting married in 43 days! This past weekend my mom, some friends and I spent the day stuffing 100 hotel gift bags, and tying ribbon on 80 pairs of flip flops and 250 church programs. Thank God there were 9 of us, and it only took 5 hours :)  What didn't take long to make was this Pesto Gnocchi with Sun-Dried Tomatoes. It tastes as good as it looks! It's gluten free, and the pesto is freshly made without any cheese or cream. We even snuck in some spinach! Because this ...

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Vegan Chocolate Almond Butter Shake

Chocolate Almond Butter Shake

We’ve finished our 30 Day Vegan Challenge!   Thirty days ago I figured I would be celebrating the end of this challenge with a Delmonico’s steak to my face, but that is not the case! I totally understand why vegans are vegan. You feel amazing, your digestion works wonders, and you know that everything going into your body is cruetly-free. I think we could all use a little bit more of that in this world!  So does this mean I am now a vegan? It doesn't. I know at some ...

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Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo

Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo

Let me start by saying I will never compare vegan alfredo sauce to rich, fattening, real alfredo sauce. And anyone who says it tastes exactly the same is lying. However, for those of us whose love handles grow just thinking about eating regular fettuccine alfredo, here is a way healthier version :) I will also say I would never post something on this blog that I didn't thoroughly enjoy eating. So here we have a "very good" Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo! I know it's good because my fiancé ate ...

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