Our diet is mostly plant-based. For over a year, we ate entirely vegan in our home, which worked great for us! Our toddler, however, refuses to eat any of the plant-based protein sources and so we’ve since added organic (and grass-fed when possible) meat and […]
I LOVE red lentils. They’re inexpensive and PACKED with nutrients like magnesium, zinc, potassium, iron, and B vitamins. They’re also full of protein, with one cup of cooked red lentils averaging around 18 grams. This makes them an awesome meat alternative for the nights you […]
While in Utah for Christmas, my husband’s cousin brought a bright and fresh quinoa salad to the family Christmas party. That spot of freshness in the midst of the heavy Christmas food was SO refreshing to me. It was like a bright spot in the middle of winter. I asked for the recipe and immediately started thinking of ways to make it better. I completely re-did the dressing, added some extra veggies and BAM! This is what I came up with. And DANG. It’s good.
I love a good recipe that has perfect amounts of fiber (beans, quinoa and veggies), protein (beans and quinoa), and fat (avocado and oil). One of the best things we have done with this recipe so far is making a big batch at the beginning of the week for lunch meal prep. It’s perfect for a healthy, but filling and well-balanced meal in the middle of the day.