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Dairy-Free Alternatives To Your Favorite Dairy Products

Ever thought about going dairy-free? Some people report feeling physically better when giving up dairy products that are milk-based. Interested in taking the plunge yourself? There are actually a good amount of dairy-free products out there that are comparable to the real thing. The only downside is that they may be slightly more expensive than the real dairy counterpart. Keep in mind that to notice changes to how you feel, you should make this dietary change for at least two weeks. Silk Soy Yogurt This yogurt is incredibly creamy for a non-dairy option. There is a very light hint of soy flavor, but otherwise, really feels and tastes like dairy yogurt. The peach mango is a must try!   Miyokos Vegan Cheese It’s going to be love at first bite...

On-The-Go Breakfast Recipes

Everyone keeps telling us or writing about or vlogging about how breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But we love our sleep! If we can stay in bed for an extra 20 minutes to get some snooze instead of cooking and eating breakfast, we are all for it. That’s why food prep has become extremely important to us. These delicious recipes can be made the night before for the morning after OR can be made once during the week to last for a few days. Be sure to give each one a whirl to help power you up and give you the fuel that you need. Chocolate Covered Katie Brownie Batter Overnight Oats This is a great way to get your chocolate fix. Children...

The Dough Bar: Get Your Protein In

Baked, not fried, The Dough Bar doughnuts are also packed with protein. Each doughnut has 11 grams of protein and only 150 calories. Glazes and toppings add some extra calories but the end calculation makes this delicious concoction very comparable in nutrition to some protein bars and drinks out there. However, these taste better and feel more satisfying dessert-wise. On average, each doughnut comes out to about $4 each. They are filling, but guilt-free enough where you could eat two a day and still feel like you didn’t cheat. With so many different flavors to dig into, you can eat what feels like a different treat every day of the week. The Dough Bar doughnuts can also be purchased in variety packs which also make for...

Vegan Spotlight On Lauren Toyota

Be warned. If you’ve never heard of Lauren Toyota before, her ‘What I Ate in a Day’ videos are delightfully addicting. Toyota is a YouTube star and personality. She has one channel under the name Lauren Toyota, which is her personal vlog, while the other is called Hot for Food and is all about vegan recipes. We wouldn’t be surprised if you ended up browsing for hours. In addition to YouTube, she has more content at laurentoyota.com and hotforfood.com. And, of course, as if she doesn’t produce enough content, Toyota has also recently come out with her own Hot for Food cookbook, available for purchase here. What’s great about her videos is that she isn’t one of those vegans that will devour 10 heads of lettuce for...

Crazy For Smoothie Bowls: 6 Tasty Delights

Spring is almost here, which means that fruits are starting to be bountiful. Eating fruits when they are in season makes a huge difference when it comes to flavor. To get away from the lack of fresh fruits some of us experienced in the winter, here are some amazing smoothie bowls to incorporate everything from mangoes and jackfruit to oranges and strawberries. Fruit tip: We especially love freezing our own ripe fruit because when a particular fruit is in season, the prices are lower and it helps us save some money here and there in lieu of purchasing already frozen fruit. The bonus is that it will be extra sweet too. With Food + Love Green Mango Smoothie Bowl The addition of kale and hemp seeds makes this a...

Exotic & Gourmet Teas To Sip On

Any tea lovers out there? We were going through the teas in our own homes and while we do love our Sleepy Time, it occurred to us that we might be stuck in the dark ages. There are a plethora of high-quality tea and tea blends out there that look so delicious and wonderfully exotic, we figured it was time to give our tea shelf a makeover. See what products are intriguing us now! Brooklyn Herborium Detox Tea, $10 This unique blend has everything from ginger and turmeric to cinnamon and olive leaf. It is meant to help assist your lungs and liver with cleansing out the body. Steep for about 15 minutes before drinking. Spices And Tease Stress Blocker Tea, $7 The name of this tea won us...

OMG Vegan Cookie Recipes

Satisfy your sweet tooth with these drool-worthy vegan cookie recipes. Vegan cookies have come a looong way! Even big companies like Betty Crocker have come out with recipes to fit the needs of various dietary lifestyles. Whether you are looking for a batch of cookies to whip up for an office party, for your kid’s class, or to nosh on while pattering around the house, these are some impressive baked goods that you are going to want to bite into. Betty Crocker Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies The Betty Crocker company has always been known for their tried-and-true recipes that get passed down from generation to generation. These cookies are made with ingredients like coconut oil and almond milk. Feasting On Fruit Sandwich Cookies Just looking at these satisfying cookies...

A Vegetarian Thanksgiving

Looking to go vegetarian this holiday season? The internet is FULL of tasty recipes to cook up this Thanksgiving. With so many delicious options to try out, the hardest part will be figuring out which ones to use. We foresee having a few Thanksgiving eating sessions over multiple days so that you can eat more, try out new recipes, and spend lots of time with family, friends, and other loved ones. Trader Joe’s Breaded Turkey-Less Stuffed Roast With Gravy Trader Joe’s comes out with some amazing products that are bursting with flavor and have developed a loyal following. This year, set out one of these beauties and impress your guests. It’s seasoned with herbs and has a wild rice stuffing. Fork Knife Swoon Stuffed Shells Thinking of opting out...

Cozy (Non-Alcoholic) Fall Drinks To Make At Home

Dying to branch out from the Pumpkin Spice Latte cult? While we would hardly suggest giving up on the ever-popular PSL, we ARE suggesting that you try something new. Make these tasty concoctions in the comfort of your own home and you’ll even find yourself saving a few bucks! Brew them up to sip on while watching your favorite reality show, serve them after a dinner party, or pour them into travel cup to bring on the go. The Kitchn’s Asian Pear Sparkler Just reading the ingredients makes our mouth water. Asian pears are a great fall ingredient to use and can be quite unexpected.   How Sweet Eats’ Hot Cider Nog OMG. How Sweet Eats’ has managed to combine two of our favorite holidays drinks. Egg nog and cider! Honey...

Healthier Game Day Dishes

Football pre-season has officially started and we are in for a long run of games ahead of us. When having the gang over though, there seems to be something hypocritical about stuffing our faces with loads of junk and calories, while watching these super fit guys on television. There’s got to be a way to eat incredibly flavorful dishes without packing on the pounds every week, right? Yep, there is. We’ve rounded up some amazing dishes that are healthier options to what we normally associate with game day. Food Network’s Honey-Glazed Chicken Wings These wings are baked, not fried, but definitely pack a punch of flavor. Cookie + Kate’s Maple Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies The name sounds amazing and they happen to be gluten-free too! What, the...