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Meal Prep Containers

Last week I taught a class about meal prepping on a budget. This is one of the containers I used during the class. These containers stack well for storage. Some people were interested in obtaining these containers, so I am providing an...

Lightened Up Magical Coconut Bars

Ingredients: 1 can light coconut milk* 2/3 cup coconut sugar* 2 cups vegan graham cracker crumbs* 6 tbsp coconut oil* 3 tbsp maple syrup 3/4 cup dairy-free chocolate chips 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 3/4 cup pecans, chopped pinch of flaked sea salt, for garnish...

Vegan Strawberry Cheesecake Bites

Crust (makes 24 mini cheesecakes): 1 cup pecans 6 medjool dates 1/4 cup shredded coconut 1/4 tsp sea salt Filling 1 cup raw cashews (soaked for 3 hours) ½ cup frozen strawberry slices ¼ cup agave nectar ¼ cup coconut oil, melted 2 Tbsp lemon juice Swirl/Topping ½ cup...

One Bowl Jumbo Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Ingredients: For the wet ingredients: 1/2 cup (120 g) natural smooth almond butter (no subs)* 1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons (105 mL) pure maple syrup 3 tablespoons (45 mL) virgin coconut oil, softened but not hot** 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract For the dry...

Vegan Chocolate Macaroon Truffles

Ingredients: 2 cups dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips 3/4 cup full-fat coconut milk 3-4 tbsp pure maple syrup 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 1/2-3/4 tsp kosher salt, to taste 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut (optional) Cocoa powder, for rolling (or finely chopped...

Snickerdoodles

Makes about 10 cookies Ingredients: 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour or all-purpose flour 1/3 cup + 1 tbsp white sugar 1/4 tsp cream of tartar 1/2 tsp baking soda Pinch of cinnamon 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract 1/2 flax egg (1/2 tbsp ground flax + 1.5 tbsp warm water)...

Vegan Banana Bread

For the wet ingredients: 1 1/3 cups mashed very ripe banana (about 4 medium or 3 large) 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed 1/3 cup plant-based milk 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract For the dry ingredients: 1/4 cup...

MEDITERRANEAN BAKED SWEET POTATOES

Ingredients 4 medium sweet potatoes 1 15-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed and drained 1/2 Tbsp olive oil 1/2 tsp each cumin, coriander, cinnamon, smoked (or regular) paprika optional: Pinch of sea salt or lemon juice GARLIC HERB SAUCE 1/4 cup hummus (or tahini) juice of...

Healthy Bean Chili

Ingredients 1 ½  cup chopped bell pepper (any color) 1 ½ cup sliced white mushrooms 1 cup chopped onion 1 tbsp. olive oil 2 garlic cloves 1 tbsp. chili powder 1 tsp. chopped canned chipotle chile in adobo 1/2 tsp. cumin 1 15.5-ounce can low-sodium black beans 1 c....

Linguine With Caper and Green Olive Sauce

Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1 26-ounce jar marinara sauce 1 6.75-ounce jar Spanish olives, drained and roughly chopped 1 3.5-ounce jar capers, drained and roughly chopped 1/2 cup fresh...

Vegan Sushi Bowl

Ingredients 1 recipe sushi rice 3 inch piece of cucumber, matchsticked 1 medium carrot, matchsticked 1 avocado, thinly sliced 1 mango, thinly sliced 1 cup frozen shelled edamame, thawed 6 sheets roasted seaweed snack (or 1 nori seaweed sheet), cut into strips 2 green...

Smashed Chickpea and Avocado Salad Sandwich

Makes 3 to 4 servings   Ingredients 1 15-oz. can chickpeas, rinsed, drained 1 large, ripe avocado 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 2 Tbsp. chopped green onions Juice of 1 lime Salt and pepper, to taste Bread of your choice Sandwich toppings (lettuce, onion, tomato)...

LEMONY KALE CHICKPEA AVOCADO SALAD

Ingredients For the Dressing 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice 1 clove Garlic (pressed) 1/4 tsp Kosher Salt 1/8 tsp Black Pepper 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil For the Salad 8 cups Kale (10 bag, rinsed and chopped) 1 15 oz can Garbanzo Beans (drained) 1 ripe Avocado (diced) Nuts...

VEGAN BREAKFAST EGGS

INGREDIENTS 2 (16 oz.) pkg. Firm or extra firm tofu packed in water 2 Tbsp. Vegan Margarine (such as Earth Balance) 2½ Tbsp. Nutritional Yeast 1¼ tsp. granulated garlic 1¼ tsp. granulated onion ¾ tsp. pink or sea salt (or more to taste) ½ tsp. black pepper (or more to...

Vegan French Toast

Ingredients 6 slices day-old ciabatta bread, sliced about ¾-inch thick 1 cup Almond Breeze Almond Milk 1 tablespoon maple syrup, plus more for serving 2 tablespoons millet flour (or spelt or whole wheat) 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast 1 teaspoon cinnamon ¼ teaspoon...

Fluffy Vegan Pancakes

INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce 1 1/4 cup oat flour rolled oats ground in a blender 1/2 cup non-dairy milk 2 tsps lemon juice 2 tbsps maple syrup 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp vanilla extract INSTRUCTIONS Combine all ingredients in a blender....

Brown Rice Salad with Kale and Pesto

Ingredients: 2 cups leftover or pre-cooked brown rice 1/4 cup prepared pesto 1 cup cooked kale torn or cut into bite sized pieces 1/4 tsp of abodo all-purpose seasoning or dash of salt and pepper, to taste Directions: Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and season...

Sunflower Seed Basil Pesto

Ingredients: 2 cups fresh basil leaves, packed 1/2 cup sunflower seeds (or pinenuts or walnuts) 1/2 cup olive oil 2-3 cloves of garlic 1/4 tsp salt (or to tase) 1/2 tbsp lemon juice 1/4 cup nutritional yeast (optional) Directions: Combine all...

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