Chocolate Protein Date Balls

Chocolate Protein Date Balls

Happy almost Halloween! Last year we made these awesome Almond Butter Cups, which were actually super simple to make! As we started to brainstorm ideas for healthy Halloween candy this year we thought, if we didn't have a health food blog would we actually take the time to make this? Or would we just grab a mini Milky Way and call it day? Besides... Cara, from the blog Fork and Beans, totally crushes it in the vegan Halloween candy department. There's no touching her, ...

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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie


Halloween is around the corner, and I would love nothing more than a pillow case full of Milky Ways and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. I know... I have a clean eating blog. I also have a sweet tooth that's been haunting me for 24 years. Thankfully, I usually have some self control and healthy desserts on hand to keep me from stealing kids candy.  This year I am also in the middle of our 30 Day Vegan Challenge, which cuts out pretty much all processed chocolate. So even if I was going ...

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Almond Butter Pumpkin Dip


We are almost halfway through our 30 Day Vegan Challenge, and the most common question asked has been "how are you getting enough protein!?" So I'll be honest, initially this was a concern of mine too. But what I found is that the whole "vegans not getting enough protein" thing is a huge misconception!  Let's think about something for a sec. Some of the strongest animals on our planet; the elephant, the bull, the rhino, and the hippo, are all freaking herbivores. Protein doesn't ...

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Vegan Fall Power Bowl


We are on week two of our 30 Day Vegan Challenge! I have to say a lot of these "challenges" or "cleanses" are initially all mental. I mean I miss sushi and ice cream. Like, bad. But I'm not dying, or starving or unable to function. There are a million other things I can eat, and 10 times out of 10 when I pick something else my cravings magically go away :) I am also starting to understand why a lot of vegans are into the whole "mind" and "soul" thing. Not to stereotype, but I ...

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Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats


We are plugging through the first week of our 30 Day Vegan Challenge, and here to solve all of your breakfast problems :) So I know what you're thinking. No eggs? No yogurt? No bacon? What the hell am I supposed to eat! Don't worry you're not going to starve. We have a list of awesome vegan breakfast options below plus the recipe for these AMAZING Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats. These overnight oats are comforting, subtly sweet and guaranteed to hold you over until lunch, which we ...

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Kale & Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potato


We are starting a 30 Day Vegan Challenge! Why? Because Beyonce did it. Just Kidding :) We often like to do "challenges" or "cleanses" like this for a number of reasons. First of all, mentally we don't like to be controlled by food. We don't like to think we will not survive if we don't have greek yogurt or hamburgers or egg sandwiches in our lives.  In turn, cutting out certain foods allows us to find new replacements and healthier options to hopefully become staples ...

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Gluten Free Pumpkin Raisin Muffins


We have been dying to share these Gluten Free Pumpkin Raisin Muffins with you guys! Just because it's fall and all "pumpkin everything," doesn't mean you need to sacrifice your healthy eating habits! I mean listen, I walk by Doughnut Plant everyday on my way to work and have to fight an internal battle not to get a pumpkin yeast donut "because it's fall" and it smells so damn good. So I understand the urge :) Instead, we are going to give you guys some delicious, healthy, pumpkin ...

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Simple Avocado Toast


Similar to our Almond Butter and Banana Rice Cake post from the other week, we are bringing to you guys another super simple, clean and healthy snack.  Avocado is a staple in our diet. Since we've altered our way of eating to cut out the "bad fats" as much as possible, we need to make sure we are including the "good fats." In addition to nuts, seeds, and raw nut butters, avocados are one of those great "high fat" foods with amazing health benefits. Research has shown that ...

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Zucchini Pasta with Marinara and Chicken Sausage


As you could probably tell from our previous zucchini pasta post, we are slightly obsessed with the Veggetti :)  Not only do I love this little gadget, but I love the fact that I can make a filling meal with the bulk of it being only 35 calories! After eating pesto zucchini pasta for a week, I decided to go the "Italian" root and mix in a red sauce and organic chicken sausage. Because I don't always make my own sauce (sorry Nana!) I love to buy sauce by Rao's! Their sauce is made from ...

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Raw Chocolate Walnut Brownies


We just got back from Vegasssss!  It was more of a Champagne for Breakfast type of weekend :) Although I needed an IV of liquid kale as soon as I got home, I opened my freezer instead and ate two Raw Chocolate Walnut Brownies. I swear I will get back on track tomorrow! However... these are Raw Brownies! Made without gluten, dairy, or refined sugar. They are one of the easiest darn desserts to make and are guaranteed to curb your chocolate and/or "my life needs ...

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