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livingwell:

Keeping the treats healthier during the holiday parties!
What you will need:
-Green grapes
-Strawberries
-Bananas
-Mini marsh mellows
-Tooth picks
Instructions:
1) Slice the bananas into about 1/2 inch thick slices
2) Slice the green leaves off of the strawberry leaving a flat surface
3) Place the grape first on the toothpick. Followed by the sliced banana then by the flat surface of the strawberries then the mini marsh mellow on top to form a little Santa hat.
This healthy snack looks great on the table for your holiday party and is super easy and delicious!
Enjoy!

livingwell:

Keeping the treats healthier during the holiday parties!

What you will need:

-Green grapes

-Strawberries

-Bananas

-Mini marsh mellows

-Tooth picks

Instructions:

1) Slice the bananas into about 1/2 inch thick slices

2) Slice the green leaves off of the strawberry leaving a flat surface

3) Place the grape first on the toothpick. Followed by the sliced banana then by the flat surface of the strawberries then the mini marsh mellow on top to form a little Santa hat.

This healthy snack looks great on the table for your holiday party and is super easy and delicious!

Enjoy!

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awyeaveganrecipes:

CLEAN CHOCOLATE MOUSSEServes 4
Ingredients:
1/4 cup rice malt syrup or agave nectar
2 ripe avocados, skin removed and de-seeded
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/3 cup raw cacao powder
1. Pop all ingredients into a food processor or blender and process until it’s smooth and creamy.
2. Spoon evenly into ramekins.
3. Pop into the fridge to set for about 1 hour.
4. Enjoy!

awyeaveganrecipes:

CLEAN CHOCOLATE MOUSSE
Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup rice malt syrup or agave nectar
  • 2 ripe avocados, skin removed and de-seeded
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup raw cacao powder

1. Pop all ingredients into a food processor or blender and process until it’s smooth and creamy.

2. Spoon evenly into ramekins.

3. Pop into the fridge to set for about 1 hour.

4. Enjoy!


Come Back

I’ve been gone for a while. Will be starting blog again January 1st. Missed this. Can’t wait to follow and be followed and get inspired by all of you. Happy and Healthy Holidays to everyone.



Chocolate Covered Katie’s Oatmeal Cupcakes To Go

Tried these muffins (recipe on my blog)that I got off tumblr. I made them with Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips and with some I also added Walnuts. Although the flavor was good, the consistency of the cupcake was a bit strange. I had to cook them for 30 minutes to get them cooked all the way through. I was looking forward to having something good like this for breakfast but I don’t think it made the grade. Unfortunately, will not be making them again. Would love to find a good recipe like this though. Anyone got one??????


fruitandtea:



thehealthyhappyvegan:



shelbygoesvegan:



Chocolate Covered Katie’s Breakfast Oatmeal Cupcakes To Go
Vegan friendly :)
5 cups rolled oats
2 1/2 cups over-ripe mashed banana, measured after mashing
1 tsp salt
5 NuNaturals stevia packets (or 5 tbsp liquid sweetener of choice)
2 2/3 cups water (If using the liquid-sweetener option, scale water back by 1/3 cup)
1/4 cup plus 1 tbsp oil (Coconut oil, canola oil, vegetable oil, etc.)
2 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
optional add-ins: chocolate chips, cinnamon, shredded coconut, chopped walnuts, ground flax or wheat germ, raisins or other dried fruit, etc.
Preheat oven to 380 F, and line 24-25 cupcake tins. In a large mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients and stir very well. In a separate bowl, combine and stir all wet ingredients (including banana). Mix wet into dry, then pour into the cupcake liners and bake 21 minutes. These oatmeal cakes can be eaten right away, or they can be frozen and reheated for an instant breakfast on a busy day.
Per cupcake:
Calories: 88Fat: 2.9gCarbs: 14gFiber: 2gSugars: 2gProtein: 2.2g






Tried these muffins. Check out my blog to see results.

fruitandtea:

thehealthyhappyvegan:

shelbygoesvegan:

Chocolate Covered Katie’s Breakfast Oatmeal Cupcakes To Go

Vegan friendly :)

  • 5 cups rolled oats
  • 2 1/2 cups over-ripe mashed banana, measured after mashing
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 5 NuNaturals stevia packets (or 5 tbsp liquid sweetener of choice)
  • 2 2/3 cups water (If using the liquid-sweetener option, scale water back by 1/3 cup)
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tbsp oil (Coconut oil, canola oil, vegetable oil, etc.)
  • 2 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • optional add-ins: chocolate chips, cinnamon, shredded coconut, chopped walnuts, ground flax or wheat germ, raisins or other dried fruit, etc.

Preheat oven to 380 F, and line 24-25 cupcake tins. In a large mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients and stir very well. In a separate bowl, combine and stir all wet ingredients (including banana). Mix wet into dry, then pour into the cupcake liners and bake 21 minutes. These oatmeal cakes can be eaten right away, or they can be frozen and reheated for an instant breakfast on a busy day.

Per cupcake:

Calories: 88
Fat: 2.9g
Carbs: 14g
Fiber: 2g
Sugars: 2g
Protein: 2.2g

Tried these muffins. Check out my blog to see results.

Days 100-102 Helpful Hints

  1. Making big changes is not always easy, if you make a mistake, keep going, don’t give up.
  2. Start a blog, it helps to make you accountable, is supportive and informative.
  3. All the small changes add up to big changes.

Days 100 -102

102 days into this journey. I started off strong but I have to be honest, it can be tough sometimes. I never miss meat. I haven’t cooked meat for my family in many, many years. With 4 people to please at every meal, it is not always easy to make strict dietary change. Life happens and you get busy and until I replace old recipes with new ones, it is still a challenge (mostly with dairy). I’m happy I started this blog. It has been so helpful to find recipes and to get support from people that are following me. Let’s see what happens in the next 263 days.


Groceries for a Vegan Family

Trader Joe’s run