Changing Habits for Weight Loss


Happy Wednesday! I’m back with another column in our Happy Weight series, all about daily habits for weight loss/weight maintenance.  As we go through this post together, I want you to think about a specific goal that you are currently working on for yourself. Are you looking to lose weight? Clean up your diet a…

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BBQ Chickpea Sandwiches & Rainbow Slaw

Vegan BBQ! Chickpeas smothered in a smoky, spicy BBQ sauce topped with a healthy, dairy-free rainbow slaw. Perfect football appetizers or weekend lunch!

Pass the BBQ! Smoky, saucy BBQ chickpea sandwiches topped with healthy, low-fat rainbow slaw.  Now, this is a sandwich. Far from your typical, tired vegan sandwich, this hearty option is loaded with goodness: smothered BBQ chickpeas piled high with dairy-free, low-fat rainbow slaw. Yeah, the fiber content of this sandwich is outta control. Don’t hesitate to place an extra napkin…

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Healthy Pasta Fagioli

Ultimate healthy comfort food! Pasta Fagioli! Inexpensive, hearty and good source of protein!

Healthy comfort food! A giant soup bowl filled with hearty white beans & ditalini pasta in a creamy red sauce.   This is my kinda’ comfort food. Which, really should come as no surprise. It’s pasta and beans after all, two staples in my diet, and the foods I reach for night after night when…

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Chocolate Raisin Muffins

Chocolate Raisin Muffins! Healthy & sweetened naturally with raisins and maple syrup. Perfect after school snack!

{Disclosure: This post is sponsored by California Raisins and The Healthy Aperture Blogger Network.  I was compensated for my time and received samples. However, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make DK possible.}  OK, before we even get started on savoring these chocolate raisin muffins (that taste like a raisinet…

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Overnight Pumpkin Vanilla Oatmeal

The easiest way to eat healthy in the morning- overnight Pumpkin Vanilla Oatmeal! Mix everything together in the evening and it's good to go in the morning!

Your new favorite breakfast! Layered grab-and-go breakfast of oatmeal, pumpkin, pecans, raisins and vanilla. Gluten-free and vegetarian with vegan option.  Here we go! Fall. Pumpkin. Butternut squash in everything. I actually bought a sweater yesterday afternoon while shopping- a sweater! It’s still 90 degrees mind you, but now that I’ve turned the page on September…

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Vegan Chili Cheese Dip

OMG. The BEST chili cheese dip that just happens to be gluten-free and vegan! A must make for football games!

Hands down the best dairy-free cheese sauce I’ve ever tasted. Spicy, meaty and cheesy, this is a dip to win over even the biggest chili cheese dip fans. Vegan, gluten-free and soy-free.  My marriage may only be 5 months old, but I think I’ve figured out the secret. This dip —> ready by 11AM on…

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Lentil Sloppy Joes

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An easy sandwich loved by vegetarians and meat eaters alike! Hearty lentils cooked in a spicy, tangy sauce. Each sandwich packs 12g of fiber and 10g of protein. Alright, football fans. Here we go. We are going to begin and end this week with some favorite football snacks. I guess it’s about time I accept…

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Lentil Flatbread Sandwiches

Lentil flatbread sandwiches! Homemade flatbreads with lentil fritters, cabbage, and healthy yogurt sauce. Vegetarian with vegan option

Lentil flatbread sandwiches! Homemade flatbread with crispy lentil fritters, crunchy cabbage, and a healthy lemon-parsley sauce.  I like to think of lentils as a wonderfood. Whenever I feel like my diet isn’t up to par, I add in more lentils. Full of protein, fiber, and healthy carbohydrates, lentils are my secret weapon. The fact that they…

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Vegan Squash & Corn Chowder

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Get ready for fall with this healthy chowder. Filled with fresh sweet corn, sweet potatoes, peppers and yellow squash. Vegan and Gluten-Free. Summer —> Meet fall. This chowder stitches the two seasons together perfectly. Sweet summer corn and yellow squash simmered in a light yet hearty broth of sweet potatoes and peppers. If you’re like me…

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Vegetarian Lasagna Rolls

Finally! A healthy lasagna! Lasagna sans noodles! Slices of roasted zucchini and eggplant stuffed with herbed ricotta cheese & quinoa! Gluten-free and can be made either vegan or vegetarian!

Lasagna sans noodles! Slices of roasted zucchini and eggplant stuffed with herbed ricotta cheese & quinoa! Gluten-free and can be made either vegan or vegetarian!  We spent the past weekend in one of my favorite places in the country, Lake Tahoe. It’s my go-to place when I need a little R&R, and I’m thankful that…

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