Vegan Gluten-Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Vegan Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cookies

Finally a dairy-free, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, oil-free, nut-free, vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe!

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3 Easy Vegan Pumpkin Recipes you should be eating right now (+ Health Benefits)

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Happy Pumpkin time everyone!!

 

Autumn is my favorite time of year and I thought this would be the perfect time to create my first ever video blog all about the health benefits of pumpkins, why you should be eating them right now and 3 easy pumpkin recipes!

Check out the video to see all the health benefits of pumpkins!! After the video, scroll down to get the 3 recipes mentioned in the video!  I hope you enjoy it!

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Eat More Fruit and Greens for GLOWING SKIN!

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I’ve been noticing some major transformation lately…

…not only in my energy level, which is through the roof, but my appearance as well. I have to attribute that to my lifestyle change and even more specifically to FRUIT!…and GREENS! Honestly, mixing these together and eating them on a regular basis, at least 2x per day has transformed my skin, both face and body.

I am not using the word “transformed” lightly here either. The skin on my face has become like baby skin, yep, baby skin, what? and before, I have struggled a lot with congestion, oiliness, dryness and occasional breakouts. The overall appearance is smooth, soft and GLOWING to the point where others have noticed. The skin on my body has never felt so soft and looked more smooth either. Scars have disappeared, rough elbows are non-existent and there is an overall (here is that word again) GLOW!

This is definitely not something exclusive to me, as a matter of fact, one of the reasons I was drawn to this lifestyle in the first place was seeing all these people who looked amazing, especially the older woman, who completely defy age on this diet. It inspired me to try it for myself, and although I did notice a lot right away, I have to say, the longer I do it, the more benefits I am starting to see. You can actually feel and look younger on this lifestyle then ever before and it keeps going.

Healthy, clean eating, free of all animal products, plant based, high in carbohydrates and low in fats makes you the most happy and healthy you can be both inside and out!
So don’t be afraid to eat that fruit, and LOTS of it! FILLING up on fruit for breakfast and lunch will curb your sweets cravings later in the day!

Here is an example of a go-to smoothie:

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Smoothie Recipe:

  • Heaping handful of greens (from Romaine, to spinach, to arugula, or a mix like this favorite of late by organic girl greens).
  • Fill your blender with as many frozen bananas it will hold
  • Add some strawberries (mango is another favorite)
  • Coconut Water
  • blend
  • garnish with hemps seeds

Enjoy!

#healthyhappyjess

 

Boring Spaghetti? Never Again! 5 Ways to Rev up Your Pasta

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Veggie and Brown Rice Pasta

Boring spaghetti? I don’t think so!!

No matter if you use a store bought base or if you make your own, you never have to have dull pasta again! Here are 5 tricks to revving up your pasta dish.

1. Add veggies! I ALWAYS add sautéed veggies to my spaghetti, start off with some garlic and red pepper flakes, add in red peppers, shredded carrot, zucchini, and finally spinach! Next, add your organic low salt/low oil red sauce or make your own using fresh tomatoes, tomato paste or a can of organic fire roasted tomatoes!!

Tip

  • Spinach is a great natural source of sodium so it adds the perfect amount of salty flavor to your pasta.
  • Shredding carrots into your sauce is a trick to give your sauce that sweet flavor instead of using sugar, fresh corn also works.

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Delicious no oil salad dressing!

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There is no deprivation on the high carb low fat diet, even when it comes to salad dressing!

You don’t have to add oil to your dressing to have it be tasty! Here is one example/inspiration for you! This is a low fat salad with romaine, fresh corn, black beans, celery, carrots, cucumbers, peppers and topped with heirloom tomatoes, avocados and sesame seeds.

Here is the recipe!
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Corn Salsa Recipe

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This summer salsa recipe is an excellent way to throw some raw foods in with your cooked. Loads of nutrient deliciousness that can spice up many a meals!
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