Tag : protein

Nut Butter Protein Power Balls

In our house, something is always being created: a craft project, imaginative play, a dance party, and lots of cooking and baking. We are not the best recipe followers, and the kids love to taste the batter, so making “freezer cookies” (aka Power Balls) are one of our go-to ways to pass the “witching hour” (4:30-5:30pm) or early morning hours before school. Olivia and Cullen can scoop, pour, mix, shake in whatever ingredients we have at home until the consistency […]

Chickpea Salad–A Simple 5 Minute Meal

We love this chickpea dish for its versatility. Prep a big batch and then enjoy it all week in a variety of ways! This is our vegan and gluten free version of a healthy tuna or chicken salad, loaded with protein, fiber and omega 3s (healthy fat!). It takes 5 minutes to toss together and you can enjoy it so many ways. Try serving it over a chopped spinach salad, make a “melt” on an Ezekiel bread or tortilla, fold in some chopped […]

Mediterranean Style Egg Frittata

Eggs, glorious eggs! We eat them for breakfast, lunch, dinner or as a snack. Eggs are pretty much the perfect food (unless you have an intolerance, of course). Each perfectly packaged egg contains 6 grams of protein, 5 grams of heart healthy fats, generous amounts of B vitamins, folate, selenium, vitamins A, D, E and K and calcium and zinc. Eggs are also an excellent source of choline, a nutrient critical for brain growth and function. So eat up! These eggy […]

Beet, Tofu and Basil Burgers

Vegan, gluten free, antioxidant and protein packed goodness! We’ve made a few variations of vegan burgers over the years and finally came up with a version that we adore with the right consistency. They are colorful, fresh and savory. Perfect healthy option for summer gatherings and grilling! Kids love them too. Many vegan burgers fall apart because they don’t use eggs. We use chia seeds as our egg replacement and it worked brilliantly. We are huge fans of chia seeds. […]

Zucchini “Pasta” with Turmeric: Vegan, Gluten-Free and Gorgeous

Spiralizers are the new “it” gift for 2015! This spiralized zucchini “pasta” is a healthy, simple, quick and beautiful looking dish. Zucchini boasts a rich nutritional profile, thanks to its phytonutrients, minerals and vitamin C content and it makes a perfect substitute for grain pastas. To make the zucchini “pasta” a satisfying meal instead of a super side dish, we amp it up with whole-grains and any protein of your choice. We love organic beans and toasted, turmeric-covered nuts or seeds […]