While there's nothing wrong with healthy carbs from whole plant-based sources, (our bodies need energy!) sometimes it's nice to choose lower carb options for a few meals, especially this time of year when there is certainly no deficit of carbs around most of us. Yes, leftover Halloween candy...we're looking at you.
This smoothie recipe by Priscilla Soler of Gastrawnomica is not only super easy to make but is packed with fiber, antioxidants, healthy fats and plant protein.
What better dessert for yourself and family than a 100 percent real fruit-filled tart. All fresh, natural, preservative and chemical-free ingredients. This recipe by Christine Roseberry of Just Glowing with Health is an awesome, healthy option for children. They will not miss the refined sugar!
Looking for a delicious and power packed breakfast or snack that will keep you fueled for hours? You will love this tropical and energizing chia pudding recipe by Marina Yanay-Triner of Soul in the Raw. Full of fiber and loads of plant-based protein, omega fatty acids, and calcium thanks to chia seeds, a super seed with an impressive list of health benefits. This recipe also serves as a great healthy dessert option that won't weigh you down or leave you in a refined sugar coma. Enjoy!
Just a few key ingredients make this recipe by Amanda Brocket of The Raw Food Kitchen both wickedly delicious, and also easy. The key is to work with the flavors of raw cacao so you have a yummy sweet chocolate icing and a nice bitter chocolate bottom. Gluten-free, dairy-free, and 100% plant-based. Eat fresh or cut them up into small bites and enjoy snacky sized brownie bites straight from the freezer.
This oil-free raw vegan lasagna recipe by Marina Yanay-Triner of Soul in the Raw has many delicious, creamy layers. If you have kids get them involved in the making! They'll find the layering and colors really fun. It is nothing like the traditional, greasy lasagna. Full of healthy fats, greens, and vegetables. It is extremely water-rich, and even oil free.
This recipe by Julie Van den Kerchove of Julie's Healthy Lifestyle makes a great breakfast or dessert to share, and it also happens to be sugar-free! Perfect as a healthy sweet treat or a post-workout snack. The smoothie is loaded with antioxidants and very high in vitamin C thanks to the berries – great to boost your energy levels and protect you against colds and the flu. You could pour it into popsicles as well to turn it into a summery ice cream treat!