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Yumminess!!! Skinny Monkey Bites

I had the pleasure of making these skinny monkey bites two weeks ago and I've made them 3 times since.  The kids and I can't stop eating them!  I had it for breakfast today along with some strawberries.

When I make them I use PB2 in lieu of peanut butter to cut the fat.  I find baking them lessens the natural sweetness in them so I really prefer it raw.  I serve the raw dough in a cup like I would ice cream.  Talk about a breakfast treat!  It's SO good and yet so filling too.  My kids like them both ways, as a cookie and as a ball of oaty goodness.

The ingredients are simple:

 bananas, applesauce, oats, cocoa and PB2 (low fat peanut butter).

That's just five ingredients and no added sugar!  The pin/link to the recipe is below:

Source: via R on Pinterest

On the Cheap Vegan Freezer Burritos

I've been struggling to find things for my husband that can help him stay plant strong at lunch.  His old lunch used to be two ham and cheese sandwiches on whole wheat with some pretzels.  It isn't terribly high in calories, but it is high in salt and the animal products contain cholesterol.  It's not exactly heart healthy.

We went through a lot of options and we came up with one that really works for him.  Why not a homemade freezer burrito?  I have seen these in the freezer section at Whole Foods but at $3 a pop, that simply isn't economical but making them at home is!

I can't take credit for this idea, but it's so simple and wonderful.  You can find the recipe here.  I highly recommend you click on it.

We made many customizations to the recipe (as I imagine you will too)!  We eliminated the oil, added hot New Mexican green chiles, fajita seasoning, and used salsa in lieu of the tomatoes.  We also used taco size tortillas because Nick preferred two smaller bu…

My favorite Plant Strong Snack/Fast Meal - Southwestern Bean and Corn Salsa

OK, so today's post is not even a recipe and this is something I think anyone who has been plant-based has already done a million different ways before.  Heck, you may do this all the time already even if you aren't.  Noneless, I figured some of my non plant-based friends might be interested in knowing what some of my favorite "fast food" meals are when I'm really hungry and in need of something filling, FAST!  This meal is incredibly high in fiber and will stick to your ribs, keeping you satisfied for several hours.

Southwestern Bean and Corn Salsa

1 15 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed (no salt added) or 1 1/2 cups cooked black beans
1 15.25 oz. can corn, drained and rinsed (no salt added)
1 7 oz. can chopped green chiles NOT drained, medium, hot, or mild
1/8 tsp cumin
1/8 tsp onion powder
1/8 tsp garlic powder

Throw ingredients together and serve it by itself or with baked tortilla chips, on a bed of lettuce, or wrapped in a whole wheat tortil…

Moroccan Sweet Potato and Chickpea Stew

Before you go judging based on the picture, let me tell you, this dish is AWESOME!  It looks a little crazy but it is mad delicious.  Oh, and the smell...  your house will smell divine!  Cinnamon and ginger are just such delightful smells in the kitchen.  Think plump, sweet, dried apricots and raisins with cinnamon, savory cumin and paprika all coming together with a little kick...  Let's just say your taste-buds are going to jump!!!

I had the pleasure of first taste testing this recipe at Whole Foods during a healthy eating, plant strong, no oil, event.  If I had seen the dish below on a blog, I'd have probably passed on it  I'm so thankful for having the opportunity to try it.  I may have never known this deliciousness had I not first tried it by someone else's hands.

Moroccan Sweet Potato and Chickpea Stew
I begged for the recipe from the Whole Foods Chef and she was happy to give it to me.  You can find the original recipe here.  The Chef made it pretty spicy, hot.…