Snacks

Powered-by-Plants Sport Bars

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Super-frustrating was finding out that my family’s favorite protein sport bars are made with palm oil. Unacceptable! So, after trying a bunch of other brands – and liking a few, but not being wowed, I decided I should just figure out how to make my own here at home. At first I went extremely simple and […]

Crispy (Crazy-Easy-to-Make) Kale Chips

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In my experience, I can either spend about six bucks on a small package of pre-made kale chips (if it’s kale chips I’m after), OR I can pay half that amount for a fresh bunch of kale and then just bake my own chips at home. If you like kale chips, OR if you’ve never tried […]

Rise & Shine with This Souped-Up Supergrain Cereal

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Good morning! As a vegan, it’s pretty common for me to be asked WHAT I eat. I don’t mind the question, especially because the answer is so simple: I eat tons of stuff… nothing that comes from an animal, but other than that, sky’s the limit. And, I always like to tell people that one of the coolest things for […]

These Sugar Nuts are Highly Enjoyable and in High Demand Over Here

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I don’t ski or snowboard, but whenever Dave and Owen head out for a day on the mountain, they take some love from me with them… In the form of these sugar nuts I make for them (because they make me make them for them) every time they go. Do you have some nuts hanging around the house […]

Smoothie Bowls!

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Browsing about my Facebook and Instagram feeds, I’ve been intrigued – but mostly annoyed – by all the beautiful images of “The Smoothie Bowl.” I mean… what’s the big deal? I put fruit on top of my (vegan) yogurt all the time! Nobody needs to share a recipe with me on how to do that. But as it […]

Got an Athlete? Make (Don't Bake) These Energy Balls!

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My son swims… A LOT! Unfortunately, he finds it hard to eat as many calories as he needs to keep up with his growing body and the physical demands he’s putting on it. So, one of the things I take seriously when it comes to his diet is making sure he has good food (with substance) to snack on before and after […]

Dark Chocolate Nut Clusters (Otherwise Known as Aunt Charlotte's Cookies... Kind of)

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My Aunt Charlotte used to make these crazy “cookies” that my high school friends and I – still, to this day – reminisce and rave about. They sound weird and looked even weirder, but trust me, they were quite delectable. Ingredients included a bag of butterscotch morsels, peanuts, and crispy chow mien noodles (you know what I’m […]