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Avocado Sandwiches – Lunch Ideas

2017-09-15T18:09:17+00:00 September 15th, 2017|Food & Drink, Friday Recipe, Lunch, Sandwich|

  Today we aren’t really sharing a specific recipe, but we are pointing out that eating vegan can be really easy and still healthy. There are days where you want to create gourmet meals and other days where you just want something easy to throw together. Avocado sandwiches, fit the latter. Besides acting as a natural moisturizer, avocados are associated with anti-aging due to xanthophyll, an antioxidant and carotenoid with DNA damage protection. Avocados are also a primary source of vitamin E, which stimulates collagen production and benefits skin elasticity. Despite our diligence in applying sunscreen during the sunny summer months, it is about time to start thinking about repairing our skin and prepping it for the colder, drier season we are about to embark upon.   8 REASONS TO EAT MORE AVOCADOS High in omega-3. Avocados are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and while they also contain omega-6 fats. Rich in oleic acid. This is another fatty acid:omega-9 that is good for memory and brain activity. Part of the Environmental Working Group or EWG “Clean Fifteen.” Only 1 percent of avocados tested had any pesticide residue, which means you can purchase avocados without fear of pesticide residue on your food. Good […]

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Chocolate Avocado Mousse

2017-09-01T17:45:49+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Chocolate, Food & Drink, Friday Recipe|

I’m not sure about you, but as moms trying to raise healthy kids, we are always looking for recipes that curb that sweet tooth, but remain somewhat healthy too. We’ve made chia puddings before, but for some, the texture of the chia wasn’t appealing. In this recipe, the chia seeds are blended with the avocado and the texture is nice and smooth, and more like a mousse! This Chocolate Avocado Mousse totally hits the spot and is even a hit with our kids. We posted a similar recipe a couple of years ago, but this new version is even better! Once you try it, you might think that it seems too decadent because it tastes amazing! However, it’s packed with protein, healthy fats, anti-oxidants, and fiber. So don’t worry…just enjoy! Oh, and one more thing…it’s really easy to make even on short notice! Chocolate Avocado Mousse   Makes about 2 cups Ingredients: 12 oz plant or nut based of choice (we used organic almond milk) 1/4 cup organic chia seeds 1 small avocado 1/4 cup maple syrup (we used grade B) 3 Tablespoons unsweetened cacao powder 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract   METHOD Add all ingredients to your blender and blend on […]

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Chickpea Avocado Lettuce Wraps

2017-08-11T22:01:32+00:00 August 11th, 2017|Food & Drink, Friday Recipe, Wrap|

We are always on the lookout for a tasty, lunch that is vegan and high in protein and fiber.  These Chickpea Avocado Lettuce Wraps from shelikesfood.com were perfect and yummy too! They had a slight tart flavor and the avocado helped everything stick together well.  It’s easy to make and the filling can also be used as a sandwich with bread or on rice cakes. It travels well, without getting soggy, and makes a great lunch for a picnic too! Health benefits of chickpeas: Chickpeas, like other legumes, have always been touted for their high fiber content. However, there has been research indicating that fiber from chickpeas had better health benefits than other sources of dietary fiber, including better blood fat regulation, specifically showing lower levels of LDL-cholesterol, total cholesterol, and triglycerides. Chickpeas contain about 12.5 grams of fiber per cup, which is 50% of the Daily Value!   Chickpea Avocado Lettuce Wraps We didn’t have jalapeños and we added tomatoes, but we will definitely try this with jalapeños next time! INGREDIENTS 1 large avocado, removed from skin and diced Juice of 1 lime 1 (15 ounce) can of chickpeas, rinsed and drained 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon cumin 2 tablespoons chopped onion, white or red 2 tablespoons chopped […]

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Recipe Friday – Layered Salad in a Jar

2016-10-19T14:49:30+00:00 August 12th, 2016|Food & Drink, Well-Being|

Pretty, portable and delicious! What's not to love about a salad in a jar? If you haven't adopted the layered salad in a jar trend and you have a busy life that's always on the go, then I really recommend that you give in. These salads take so little prep time, they last for several days and are so helpful in [...]

Recipe Friday – CILANTRO LIME SALMON SALAD + MANGO AVOCADO SALSA

2016-10-19T14:49:33+00:00 May 13th, 2016|Food & Drink, Skin Care|

CILANTRO LIME SALMON SALAD + MANGO AVOCADO SALSA Lately, it’s hard to escape the sweet smell of mangoes at the spa. We’re not complaining either because nothing reminds us of summers more than like the smell of a freshly cut mango! Today on Recipe Friday, we’d like to share one of our favorite recipes. And, yes, [...]

Green Pudding with Chia Seeds

2016-10-19T14:49:35+00:00 March 17th, 2014|Food & Drink|

Today seemed like a good day to post our green pudding recipe. We've been loving chia seeds lately and wanted to experiment with a chia seed dessert. This started out as a smoothie, but ended up more like a pudding, which was a nice surprise. The avocado gives a creamy almost whipped consistency, while the chia [...]