by Alexandra Caspero in Healthy Recipes, Vegan, June 8, 2016
by Toby Amidor in Gluten-Free, Healthy Holidays, Kid-Friendly, Vegan, December 20, 2011
For an energy-packed treat, try these Superfood Energy Balls made with protein-rich nuts and seeds, naturally sweetened dates, and a little almond butter to bind them together. With only eight ingredients and 10 minutes of prep, you can have a portable, healthy snack option in just minutes! Ever since I realized how easy it was to DIY snacks like these, I’ve been doing so with gusto. I love knowing exactly what’s going into my snacks, and saving money in the process is a bonus.
These energy balls are a spinoff of my superfood granola bars, brought to you in bite-size form. They’re the perfect summer snack to tuck into your bag whenever you need a little fuel, whether that’s on an outdoor hike or simply lounging by the pool. The secret to these moist, hearty balls is the use of dates instead of other sweeteners. For this recipe I prefer Medjool dates, which are usually found in the fruit, dried fruit or bulk section of your grocery store. If your dates aren’t soft, soak them in warm water for 10 minutes before using. The pit should be easy to pop out; dates that are too hard can make these balls difficult to form. As a special ingredient, I’ve included a bit of maca powder, which is known to help increase stamina and energy levels, and is similar in taste to chocolate. If you can’t find maca at your grocery store, feel free to substitute unsweetened cocoa powder. Read more
by Katie Cavuto-Boyle in Healthy Recipes, Vegan, April 21, 2011
With family and friends visiting during the holidays, you’re bound to have a few folks who need a special meal. There’s no need to stress, we’ve got you covered with brunch recipes for special diets.
Bake a batch of gluten-free muffins a day or two before your guests arrive so you’ll have something on hand for them to munch on.
Recipe: Gluten-Free Blueberry Muffins (above)
by Janel Ovrut Funk in Vegan, February 19, 2011
- Tofu Tacos - Image Courtesy Food Network Magazine
Whether you’re a new vegetarian or just want to eat a few more meatless meals each week, we’ve got the nutritional breakdown and the basics about 3 of the most popular meat alternatives: tofu, seitan and tempeh.
Comparing meat alternatives »
by Janel Ovrut Funk in Healthy Recipes, Vegan, November 29, 2010
- Vegan Snack Bars - Which is Best?
Have you seen the boom in bars at the grocery store the past few years? What was once a tiny section of the grocery store has blossomed into a near-full aisle of granola bars, snack bars, power bars, breakfast bars and energy bars, and some are more nutritious than others.
I love snack bars and always have one handy in my gym bag, purse, or work bag for a satisfying snack when I’m on the go. But not all snack bars are vegan, so I’ve rounded up a few of my favorites that are free of any eggs, dairy, and even honey. Because a snack is meant to tide you over between meals, I’ve focused only on my favorites that have fewer than 200 calories per bar.
See Janel’s snack bar picks »
by Danielle Elliott in Healthy Recipes, Vegan, November 20, 2010
- Janel's Vegan Pumpkin Alfredo
Canned pumpkin: It’s not just for pumpkin pie! It is rich in fiber, vitamin A, and blends great into muffin mixes, soup and numerous other pumpkin possibilities. Use up leftover Thanksgiving pumpkin puree for a big batch of light, comforting vegan pumpkin alfredo. The sauce is so rich and creamy, you’ll wonder how there isn’t a dollop of dairy in sight.
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- Seitan En Croute - Image Courtesy Robin Robertson and Vegan.com
It’s so important to have foods all your guests can enjoy at Thanksgiving! Whether you follow a vegan diet, are hosting vegan guests or just want to change your routine this year, add these vegan takes on Thanksgiving classics to your feast.
Get our recipes for a vegan Thanksgiving feast »