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Sweet Potato Walnut Pie

Preparation and Cook Time: 1 hr. Serves: 6-8 MATERIALS NEEDED: Blender, measuring cups and spoons, rubber spatula, wooden spoon Ingredients: ¼ to ½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats (1/2 cup will result in a firmer filling) ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk 7 or 8 Medjool dates, chopped and pitted 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 ½ cups baked sweet potato (about 1 pound before cooking) 1 ¼ teaspoons cinnamon ¼ teaspoon ground ginger 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves 1 prebaked Walnut-Date Pie Crust Directions: Grind the rolled oats into flour with a blender and then transfer to a small bowl. Place the almond milk, dates, and vanilla into the blender, and set aside for at least 15 minutes (so th

Lentil and Rice Loaf

Cook Time: 2 hrs. Prep Time: 25 minutes Serves: 6-10 Ingredients: 1 ¾ cups water ½ cup dry/uncooked brown-green lentils ½ cup dry/uncooked short-grain brown rice 2 teaspoons poultry seasoning 1 teaspoon granulated onion 1 medium yellow or white onion, chopped 5 medium white button mushrooms, chopped 1 large rib celery, sliced 1 tablespoon freshly chopped garlic (4 to 5 cloves) ½ cup old-fashioned rolled ¼ cup flax seed meal 1 can tomato paste (6 ounces) 2 ounces walnuts, chopped 1 tablespoon minced fresh sage 2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme 1 ½ teaspoons minced fresh rosemary Directions: 1. Place the water, lentils, rice, poultry seasoning, and granulated onion into a mediu

Pumpkin Chia Mousse

Prep Time: 10 min Wait Time: 3-4hrs+ Serves 4 This quick and easy pumpkin chia mousse is thick, creamy and lightly sweetened. Loaded with healthy fat and fiber this mousse makes for a satisfying, guilt-free dessert! Ingredients: 1 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk (almond milk works great) 3/4 cup 100% pure pumpkin purée (not pumpkin pie filling) 1/3 cup chia seeds 1/4 cup raw honey 1 teaspoon vanilla 3/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 1/8 teaspoon sea salt 1-2 graham cracker sheets or granola Whipped topping or Greek yogurt, for serving Instructions: In a high-powered blender or food processor add milk, pumpkin, chia seeds, maple syrup, vanilla, pumpkin pie spice and salt. Blend on high until smoo

Sweet Potato Mash with Rosemary

Prep Time: 15 mins Cook Time: 25 mins Total Time: 40 mins Serving Size: ¾ Cup - Serves 4 Ingredients: • 3 lbs. sweet potatoes peeled • 1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil • 1/2 onion diced • 2 cloves garlic minced • 1 tsp. fresh chopped rosemary • 1/3 cup plain Greek low-fat or nonfat yogurt • Salt and pepper to taste Directions: 1. Cut sweet potatoes into bite sized chunks, place in pot and cover with water. 2. Bring to boil for 20-25 minutes or until they are preferred tenderness. *Peel before boiling if desired 3. While the potatoes are cooking, heat 1 tsp. of olive oil in a medium non-stick skillet and sauté your onions and garlic along with a pinch of salt for abou

Pomegranate Chia Seed Pudding

Prep Time: 5 mins Wait Time: overnight Serves about 4, serving size ½ cup This quick and easy “pudding” is versatile and packed with beneficial nutrients. Will last in fridge for up 5-7 days. Ingredients: 4 tablespoons Chia Seed (white or black) 1 cup milk of your choice Pomegranate or fruit of your choice Crunch of your choice (granola, nuts, pretzels – feel free to experiment!) * The ratio of chia to milk can vary based on preference of consistency, as a general rule use 2 tablespoons chia seeds to ½ cup milk) Instructions: In a mason jar or sealed container first pour milk Then add chia seeds Mix well and wait 30ish minutes then remix Place in fridge overnight * Toppings can be added befo

Cinnamon and Honey Sweet Potato Mash

Prep Time: 15 mins Cook Time: 25 mins Total Time: 40 mins Serving size ½ cup – ¾ cup Serves 4 - 5 Ingredients: 4-6 medium sweet potato 1/2 tablespoon honey 1 teaspoon salt Cinnamon to taste Instructions: Peel and chop sweet potatoes. Place in a pot with enough water to cover the potatoes; boil for 20 minutes or until tender. Drain. Using a mixer, beat potatoes until fluffy. Add honey and salt and beat again until well incorporated *add cinnamon to taste Serve warm.

ROASTED BRUSSEL SPROUTS

These are so quick and easy! They’re perfect for the holidays, or any time of the year for that matter! These crunchy brussel sprouts are given a fresh kick of lemon and the roasted pecans add the perfect touch! This side dish can be prepared in only 30 minutes! Course: Side Dish Cuisine: American, vegan, Vegetarian INGREDIENTS 2 lbs brussel sprouts 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 tsp course sea salt 1 red bell pepper cut into 1/2 inch strips zest one lemon 1/2 cup roasted pecans chopped INSTRUCTIONS Preheat the oven 500 degrees. Trim the brussel sprouts and remove any blemished leaves. Cut in half from stem to top. Be sure to save the leaves that fall off. Place the sprouts in a bowl. Add

HEALTHY GLUTEN FREE PUMPKIN PIE

This pumpkin pie recipe is one of our favorite dessert recipes! It is sweet and comforting without tons of sugar or dairy! This is a great holiday recipe for someone who was tasked with a dessert but is running short on time as well! CourseDessert CuisineAmerican, Vegetarian Prep Time15 minutes Cook Time1.25 hours Servings 8 slices INGREDIENTS Gluten Free Pie Crust 1/4 cup brown rice flour 1/4 cup potato starch 3 tbsp Tapioca flour 1 tbsp organic cane sugar 1/3 cup coconut oil Solid 1 large egg 3 tsp water Pie Filling 2 cups canned pumpkin or sweet potato Non BPA lining 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/2 tsp salt 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg 1/4 tsp cloves 1 tsp freshly grated ginge

Healthy Holiday Apple Crisp

Preparation: 20 minutes Bake Time: about 40 minutes Serves: 4 – 6 Ingredients: 4-5 baking apples 2 tsp. cinnamon 1-cup oats ¼ cup walnuts 5-6 dates 1 tbsp. coconut oil ½ teaspoon salt 2 tbsp. water 2 tbsp. flax meal Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Peel and slice apples. In a 9” pie pan, mix sliced apples and 2 tsp. of cinnamon. In a food processor, pulse together oats, walnuts, dates, coconut oil, salt, water, and flax meal, until combined. Do not over blend. Add the topping to the apples. Bake for about 40 minutes or until apples are tender and topping is golden brown. Enjoy warm!

Holiday Joy Balls

Prep Time: 10 minutes Serves: 8-10 Ingredients: ½ cup peanut butter ½ cup tahini ¼ cup hemp seeds ¼ cup cacao powder 3-4 dates 1 tsp. vanilla ½ tsp. cinnamon ¼ tsp. ground ginger 1 tbsp. maple syrup pinch of sea salt pinch of black pepper Directions: Mix peanut butter and tahini until smooth. Add cacao powder, maple syrup, dates, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, salt, and pepper. Mix together until you have reached a smooth paste. Roll into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in hemp seeds. Store in refrigerator until serving.

Roasted Root Vegetable Salad with Citrus Dressing

Preparation: 20 minutes Bake Time: 25-30 minutes Serves: 4-6 Ingredients: 5 to 6 cups peeled and diced root vegetables (choose 3 or 4 from parsnips, turnips, sweet potatoes, daikon radish, red or golden beets, black radish) 1 diced red apple 1 small or medium fennel bulb, sliced 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon maple syrup or agave nectar ½ teaspoon dried thyme ½ teaspoon dried basil salt and pepper to taste 3 to 4 ounces mixed baby greens ¼ cup toasted pumpkin seeds Citrus Dressing: juice of 1 orange( about ¼ cup) ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons lemon juice, or more, to taste 1 teaspoon prepared yellow mustard Directions: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Dice or

3 Keys to Success: Healthy for the Holidays

The holiday season is a time of love, joy, friends, and family. This includes seeing people that might not get to see very often and wanting to celebrate accordingly. For many people, this means completely forgetting about their healthy habits with plans to return to them after the holiday season. Here are 3 hot tips for staying healthy and still having a great holiday this year! Self-Love – The holiday season is a time for giving. For most people, this includes giving gifts to loved ones, friends, and coworkers. It is a wonderful feeling to be able to give someone a gift, and to receive one from someone you love as well! It is important that we are giving with ourselves during this exciting

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