Vegan and Gluten-Free Chickpea Blondies

Gluten-Free Chickpea Blondies

Chickpeas are like cashews to me, in that they’re so versatile and you can use them in so many applications! You can make hummus, roast it for a snack, throw it on a salad, scramble it up like eggs, make a soy-free miso paste if you’re crafty (and patient), have it in pasta form, make falafel… we don’t often think of them as a dessert ingredient though. Aside from dessert hummus (don’t knock it til you try it), we can also make gluten-free blondies with chickpeas!

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Rainbow Vegan Sushi

Rainbow Vegan Sushi

You’ve probably heard the phrase EAT THE RAINBOW! Not to be confused with Skittles’ “Taste the Rainbow” slogan… this is the exact opposite of eating chemical/sugar-laden candies. It’s about having a variety of natural colors in our diet, because the more color means the more phytonutrients, and the more phytonutrients, the better for our bodies!

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Meal Prep Golden Chia Pudding

How much fiber are you actually getting a day? It’s recommended that we get between 25-35 grams, but most Americans are consuming half that amount. I thought I was doing pretty well until I tracked my meals for a few days and realized I was coming up a bit short. Even I have to take a moment once in a while to re-evaluate my choices when I’ve slipped into the same daily routine. So to kickstart our day, I came up with a breakfast that provides a major boost first thing in the morning.

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Basic Kale Chips

I know that as a nutritionist I’m expected to LOVE kale… and I do enjoy it in some applications (like my roasted veggie + kale salad), but it’s certainly not my favorite leafy green. I do, however, love kale chips because I’m a snacker, and rather than mow down a box of Cheez-Its, these are my go-to because I know all I really want is something crispy and salty to mindlessly munch on—and you can never have too many veggies!

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