3 Ingredient Zoodle Pasta

3 Ingredient Zoodle Pasta

When you want pasta, but #health…

Pasta is totally healthy to keep on your menu when you find a balance that makes you feel good, like most other things. 

I feel my best when I eat pasta when I feel like it, and add some veggies to keep my portions and nutrients in a good place. This easy 3 ingredient zoodle pasta is quick + delish. 

Here’s what you need:

  • 1 serving of angel hair, or protein/veggie infused thin pasta
  • 1 spiralized zucchini
  • 1/2 cup tomato basil sauce

Cook the pasta in salted water and while it cooks, add the zoodles to a second pot of boiling salter water. Let the zoodles cook for about 3 minutes and drain. Add the tomato sauce and keep the zoodles heated on low in their pot while the pasta finishes cooking. When it’s done, mix and serve hot. Enjoy! 

 

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Vegan Dumplings You’ll Love

Vegan Dumplings You’ll Love

When going vegan, I worried about basic favorite foods that I would “miss” and not be able to eat anymore. I’m not a fan of trying to make vegan versions taste the same as what you’re trying to remake, but that they taste good as they are, on their own. I think you’ll like these vegan dumplings as much as I do.

Here’s what you need:

  • 1 serving of Ling Ling or Suneen Vegan dumplings of your choice
  • 1 cup frozen broccoli
  • 1/2 cup shredded cabbage
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp vegan butter
  • pinch salt, pepper

Here’s what to do: 

Cook the vegan dumplings according to instructions. When they are almost done cooking in the pan, I add 1/2 tbsp vegan butter to coat them and mix well. While they cook, heat the other 1/2 tbsp vegan butter in a pan and add the frozen broccoli. Cook until the edges are brown and season with salt and pepper. Shred the cabbage into small pieces (if you want a sprinkle of red wine vinegar here, it’ll lighten this dish up). When the dumplings and broccoli are both done, add it all to your plate and mix well with soy sauce.

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You May Luv: Balsamic Zoodles + Crushed Tomatoes

 

 

Balsamic Zoodles + Crushed Tomatoes

Balsamic Zoodles + Crushed Tomatoes

I wasn’t too hungry while making this, so these zoodles and tomatoes can be made as a side on their own. If you want this to become a full dish, I highly recommend adding plant protein from vegan meatballs (either Gardein or Trader Joe’s).

Here’s what you need: 

  • 1 zucchini, spiralized
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tsp chopped garlic
  • pinch of salt, pepper

Here’s what to do:

Boil salted water and add the spiralized zucchini in for about 3 minutes, or until it’s cooked to the consistency you want. While the zucchini cooks, heat olive oil and garlic in a pan. Wait 30 seconds and then add tomatoes and balsamic vinegar. Season with salt and pepper to taste and let the tomatoes and vinegar cook on low until the zucchini is done. Mix together and serve hot!

Let me know how you make this into a full dish & enjoy.

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You May Luv: Vegan Pork Stir-Fry

Vegan Pork Stir Fry

Vegan Pork Stir Fry

Ever crave Chinese food but aren’t in the mood to order in?

vegan pork

Rather than going for my usual order of broccoli & brown sauce, veggie soup, and fried rice, I used some frozen food to make a stir fry I loved. Doing this at home lets you limit the amount of sauce going onto your meal and decide how much veggies you want on the plate vs. processed food.

Here’s what you need:

  • 1 1/2 cups frozen broccoli
  • 1 serving Gardein sweet + sour pork bites
  • 2 tbsp Gardein sauce (from same package) or your favorite stir-fry sauce.
  • 1 tbsp vegan butter (ex: Earth Balance)

Here’s what to do:

Heat up butter, broccoli, and pork bites on medium heat for 8-10 minutes. About halfway through, I cut the vegan pork bites in half and made sure the broccoli pieces were about the same size. This reduces cooking time and you can remove from the heat when the pork bites have a golden brown char. During the last minute of cooking, add the sauce and mix well. Serve hot & enjoy!

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You May Luv: DIY Falafel Bowl: Plant-Based Protein

DIY Falafel Bowl – Plant-Based Protein

DIY Falafel Bowl – Plant-Based Protein

I’m obsessed with Chopt’s mediterranean falafel bowl, so I decided to find a version I could make at home when I crave it. This combo is delicious, makes you energized after, and you can chop it all up and mix for a similar feel for the salads you can get at Chopt.

Why I love: This is full of plant-based protein from the falafels to the hummus, which is made from garbanzo beans. You’ll stay full with the healthy fat from the avocado and get antioxidants as well as your serving of greens from the cabbage and arugula.

Here’s what you need:

Here’s what to do:

Bake the falafels according to instructions. While they cook, arrange arugula, avocado, and hummus in a bowl. Chop the cabbage into almost a slaw size and let it quick pickle in the red wine vinegar with some salt and pepper. When the falafels are done, add to the bowl with the cabbage. Either eat as is or chop the falafels into small pieces and mix throughout the salad. Enjoy!

falafel

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