breakfast sweet potatoes

Getting tired of the same old breakfast routine?  Mix it up with a Breakfast Sweet Potato stuffed with granola and almond butter!

Getting tired of the same old breakfast routine?  Mix it up with a Breakfast Sweet Potato stuffed with granola and almond butter!

Make a meal out of a sweet potato!

Once a week I bake sweet potatoes to have on hand for a quick meal.  They can be eaten as breakfast (pictured above!) or topped with beans and veggies for a complete dinner (as seen here!).  You can even use them to make brownies (once again, as seen here!).  Sweet potatoes are so versatile and healthy, they go down in my book of superfoods!

Superfood Sweet Potatoes:

~Great source of vitamin C

~Provides a healthy dose of fiber

~Provide B vitamins, manganese, biotin and copper

~High in antioxidants, especially carotenes

~May help stabilize glucose levels in the body

~Provide complex carbohydrates

Getting tired of the same old breakfast routine?  Mix it up with a Breakfast Sweet Potato stuffed with granola and almond butter!

breakfast sweet potatoes
 
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Makes 2 servings Getting tired of the same old breakfast routine? Mix it up with a Breakfast Sweet Potato stuffed with granola and almond butter!
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Vegan
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • ½ cup of your favorite granola
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
  • dash cinnamon
Instructions
To bake sweet potatoes:
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Pierce washed sweet potatoes with a fork. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes to an hour, or until tender.
For breakfast sweet potatoes:
  1. Slice baked sweet potato in half. Top each one with ¼ cup granola, 1 tablespoon of almond butter and 1 teaspoon of maple syrup. Add a dash of cinnamon and enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 337 Fat: 12 Carbohydrates: 54 Sugar: 19 Fiber: 7 Protein: 9

Getting tired of the same old breakfast routine?  Mix it up with a Breakfast Sweet Potato stuffed with granola and almond butter!

 Did you know you can even make sweet potatoes in a crock pot!  Simply add 1/4 cup water to the bottom of a crock pot, add washed sweet potatoes and cook on low for 6 hours, or until tender.  Having baked sweet potatoes to come home to after a long day would make for such an easy dinner!  Or cook overnight to have breakfast ready in the morning!  Cooked sweet potatoes will last 3-5 days refrigerated.

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend :)

We are making these Peanut & Jam Bars from Happy Healthy Life to bring on our weekend sleepover at my best friends house, I will let you know how they come out!

curry cauliflower and chickpea tacos

Taco Tues-yay!!!

We are taking taco Tuesday to a new level this week with Curry Cauliflower and Chickpea Tacos drizzled with a lemon tahini sauce!

Taking Taco Tuesday to a new level with these Curry Cauliflower and Chickpea Tacos!

At the beginning of the summer we went to Noah’s friend’s birthday party where they served the most amazing cauliflower tacos!  This lucky little boy has a professional chef as a daddy!  He even made the tortillas!  So good!  I’ve seriously been craving them ever since!  These come nowhere close to the flavor of his, but they will suffice for now!

Taking Taco Tuesday to a new level with these Curry Cauliflower and Chickpea Tacos!

Curry Cauliflower and Chickpea Tacos
 
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Makes 6 servings Taking Taco Tuesday to a new level with these Curry Cauliflower and Chickpea Tacos!
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Vegan
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 3-4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup white onion, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained (~1.5 cups)
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro
  • sea salt to taste
  • 6 small soft tortillas
  • 1 cup shredded red cabbage
Lemon Tahini Dressing
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon cumin,
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
Instructions
For Cauliflower Tacos:
  1. Cut cauliflower into small florets, wash and pat dry. Set aside.
  2. In a large skillet heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Add garlic and sauté 1-2 minutes. Add paprika, curry powder and cumin, sauté until fragrant.
  3. Add cauliflower, toss to coat and sauté 3-5 minutes. Add water and scrape burnt pieces off bottom of skillet.
  4. Reduce heat to medium-low, add chickpeas, fresh cilantro and sauté until chickpeas are warmed and cauliflower is tender crisp. Season with sea salt as desired.
To assemble tacos warm tortillas, add cauliflower and chickpea mixture, top with shredded red cabbage and drizzle with lemon tahini dressing.
For Lemon Tahini Dressing:
  1. Whisk all ingredients together or pulse in a blender until well combined and frothy.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 371 Fat: 19 Carbohydrates: 42 Sugar: 6 Fiber: 7 Protein: 12

Taking Taco Tuesday to a new level with these Curry Cauliflower and Chickpea Tacos!

Use the biggest skillet you have as you want the cauliflower to evenly sauté.  For a gluten free option use corn or rice tortillas.  Left over cauliflower/chickpeas can be served on top of basmati rice or a salad for lunch the next day!

 This would make a simple and quick weeknight meal and would also be a great dish to serve for a crowd!  You can serve with a lemon wedge and sliced avocado in addition to the red cabbage and fresh cilantro.  The lemon tahini sauce is optional, but totally recommended!

You can serve with a lemon wedge and sliced avocado as well!

chocolate banana protein smoothie jar

This has been our latest obsession…a Chocolate Banana Protein Smoothie Jar!  Whether it’s for breakfast or dessert, this smoothie jar hits the spot!

Chocolate Banana Protein Smoothie Jar ~ A superfood, super delicious way to start your day!  ~vegan~

I’ve been trying to amp up my protein intake and finally found a protein powder I like, Aloha’s Chocolate Protein Powder!  It’s organic, plant-based and does not include soy or tons of other additives.  Pair with their Daily Good Greens for a superfood, super delicious start to your day! (note: this is not a sponsored post, I just love this product!)  Add a dollop of nut butter for extra protein and healthy fat and top with your favorite fruit and granola!

Chocolate Banana Protein Smoothie Jar ~ A superfood, super delicious way to start your day!  ~vegan~

Chocolate Banana Protein Smoothie Jar ~ A superfood, super delicious way to start your day!  ~vegan~

If you don’t have chocolate protein powder just add a little cacao/cocoa powder for the decadent chocolate flavor!  Other excellent add-ins are hemp seeds, chia seeds, spinach or maca powder!  For a drinkable smoothie add 1 cup of liquid!

chocolate banana protein smoothie jar
 
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Makes 2 servings (nutrition facts calculate without toppings) Chocolate Banana Protein Smoothie Jar for a superfood, super delicious start to your day!
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Vegan
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 2 tablespoons nut butter
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder (or cocoa/cacao powder)
  • 1 packet of greens powder (optional)
  • 2-4 tablespoons liquid (almond milk, coconut water, soy milk, hemp milk)
Toppings:
  • granola
  • blueberries
  • banana
  • hempseeds
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender such as a vitamix. Blend until smooth, using damper stick as needed.
  2. Top with favorite fruit and granola!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 258 Fat: 9 Carbohydrates: 37 Sugar: 22 Fiber: 5 Protein: 9

Chocolate Banana Protein Smoothie Jar ~ A superfood, super delicious way to start your day!  ~vegan~