Saturday, March 10, 2018

Easy Cheap Fresh Breakfast Vegan and Lovely!

So today I scored a wonderful deal on 100%cranberry juice.  $3.99.  This isn't the cocktail variety that is full of sweeteners or other juices.  This is heart friendly digestive friendly cranberries in their pure tart form. Not for the faint of heart...the bitterness is something else!  But if you're a black coffee drinker like me, you will probably be ok wth it. Be strong and try it. It cleanses bacteria out of the urinary tract and is said to be a good dark berry for cardiovascular longevity.  

Paired with a huge bowl of fresh cut fruit on sale for $2.50, this breakfast couldn't be prettier or fresher.  I'm in love!

Friday, March 9, 2018

Vegan Mushroom Risotto and Kale

This meal is courtesy of Amy's Organics.  I love her frozen meals.   One of my favs is her Mushroom Risotto. Yes the frozen meals are a little pricey compared to other frozen meals, but when compared to takeout, AMY FOR THE WIN!

I added some cannellini beans to the risotto to make it a little heartier and a side of mixed steamed greens. I always keep bagged organic greens in the freezer to make healthy side dishes happen much faster.  

I hope these ideas show you that health meals don't have to be complicated to be good.  Yummmmeeeee!

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Vegetarian Buddha Bowl

This is a lovely filling dinner I made to fuel my post workout recovery tonight. 
Streamed organic kale on one side seasoned with salt and cayenne pepper and a drizzle of olive oil. 
On the other side: Yellow rice topped with pinto beans, chili tomato blend, lettuce, guacmole, vegan sour cream and pico de gallo. Seasoned with Cajun spice and cayenne. 

This was so easy.  I used used canned organics and store bought ingredients for most of the dish.  Frozen bagged organic kale for the greens. 

Yum yum yum!!! Did I say yum?!!!

Vegan Dream Lunch on a Snow Day

You all know I love easy and cheap.  Healthy is also very important to me as I just recently lost 55lbs and I don't want them back!

We got snowed in and I had to go to the freezer to make this pretty lunch. 

This is an entire bag of organic kale sautéed in olive oil... make that LOTS OF OLIVE OIL :-) !  Accompanied by some fresh cut up melon. 
This lunch cost me about $5 and was so lovely on a snowy cold day. 

Sometimes simple is best!

Monday, January 22, 2018

Easy Cheap Healthy Office Lunch

This is how I get down at work. Walk to the closest grocery store.  Pick up the following:
Bottle of olive oil
Bottle of all purpose spice 
Box of greens
Box of cherry tomatoes 
Bag of dried red peppers or croutons

Bring with me:
Canister of coffee or tea
Hemp protein shake with fruit

I keep the olive oil and spice mix in my desk for a quick salad dressing when needed.  

I mix up the entire batch of greens with some oil and spice, top with tomatoes and crouton.  Voila!  Lunch is served!

The shake and bananas make a gear afternoon pick me up.  Cost for entire lunch $7.  This is good for two lunches and two days where I don't bite a co worker for bothering me while I'm hungry...which I assume is frowned upon. :-)

Win win win!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

My Favorite Nut Mylk

I love making my own almond cream at home.  This is so easy in the Vitamix.  You can also use any high speed blender.... If it comes out too "pulpy", strain it in a mesh strainer. 

I blend almonds (untoasted), 2 cups of almonds and 6 cups of water.  Blend until creamy.  Use in coffee, tea, cereal or just drink it plain. This is richer than milk and is wonderful in coffee. 

If you want it a little sweet, add 2 tablespoons of sweetener of choice.  I like turbinado sugar or maple syrup.  

Fresh batch to pour into a hot cup of coffee.  So delish!

Monday, January 15, 2018

Spicy Salad to Go! Cheap, Easy and Gooood!

This is a favorite throw together salad I like to make and take.  It's easy and fun for parties, lunch at work, light dinner and also works well to stuff into two pieces of bread for a to go sandwich.  
I like to let it sit overnight to let the flavors marinade but it's not mandatory. 


Combine a can of drained and rinsed chick peas with red onions, red peppers,chopped celery, minced garlic, red pepper flakes and rosemary in a medium bowl. Dress salad with apple cider vinegar and oil, salt and pepper.

You can use any vinegar and oil combo you like.  Apple cider is said to help burn fat.  I also like to use white vinegar and lemon infused olive oil. (Ooooh fancy!)

Bite up! :-)