• Plant-based granola bars topped with dried cranberries
    baking,  health,  lifestyle,  plant-based,  Recipes,  vegan

    Plant-Based Granola Bars

    Why eat meals when you can snack?! I’m one of those people who could skip meals and snack all day. Granola has always been one of my favorites because I love love love that it’s sweet. I’m a sucker for anything sweet! As I mentioned in this post and this post, I’ve been following a plant-based diet. Still going strong and feeling great! This granola recipe is plant-based, oil-free, and packed with sweet (chocolatey) goodness. But beware: it’s addicting! Recipe: 1 cup steel cut oats 15 pitted Medjool dates 1/3 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut 1 tablespoon chia seeds 1/3 cup almond butter (I used smooth) Salt 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 cup…

  • Ezekiel wrap, baked sweet potato, black beans, spinach, avocado and tomato
    fitness,  health,  lifestyle,  Recipes

    Plant-Based for a Week: What I Thought

    Well, I did it! I completed my week of plant-based eating, and overall, I thought it was great! You can check out my starter post here. There were highs (making a kick-ass loaded sweet potato) and there were lows (staring at my brother eating a cheeseburger like he stole it from me). In short, I’m going to keep it up! When I prepared my meals at my apartment, it was really easy to stay on the plant-based yellow brick road. I always thought about my day ahead and had plenty of options ready to go so I wouldn’t feel more tempted. Here are some of the highlights! Breakfast Lunch Not…

  • How Not To Die book next to produce bowl
    fitness,  health

    Plant-Based for a Week

    When I was little, I’d toddle around with an asparagus spear in my mouth. I loved my fruits and veggies! I still do, but I find it harder to avoid sweets and junk than I did when I was younger. Even though I love to eat healthily, I get caught in a rut of eating the same few things. Boring, right?! So, to change things up and diversify my diet, I decided to go plant-based for a week. Plant-based, or vegan, sounds daunting. I mean, what can you eat? Celery? Lettuce? Almonds? Well, yes, but there are so many other options. I’ve done a lot of research and planning to…