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Healthy Hearty Salads

This time of year the produce in the stores and at the farmers market shifts and brighter Spring fare starts to make an appearance. Boldly colored, nutrient-rich fruits & vegetables are perfect for healthy hearty salads that’ll make you feel great and get you ready for Fashion Week, Valentine’s Day, Spring Break, or whatever other fun events you have on the horizon.

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The Big Salad from Oh She Glows

Roasted Sweet Potato, Red Bell Pepper & Avocado Salad from Once Upon A Blog

Classic Vegan Caesar With Avocado & Chickpeas from Post Punk Kitchen

3 Minute Chickpea Salad from FatFree Vegan Kitchen

Farro with Balsamic Roasted Purple Cauliflower, Arugula, and Toasted Chickpeas from Choosing Raw

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Not sure what to grab on your next shopping trip? Here are some helpful articles that’ll point you to just what you need: Top 10 Health Benefits of Eating Kale from Mind Body Green & Paleo Diet Diaries: We Give Up Bread from Refinery 29

Do YOU have a favorite salad?

 

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Healthy Snacks Round-Up

Since so many New Year’s Resolutions revolve around health each year I wanted to share some of my favorite recipes for healthy snacks that’ll help you keep your resolutions!

Some of my personal favorites are: Energy Bites, Mini Gluten-Free Pizzas & Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Muffins.

Sweet:

Over the last two years baking has become a part of my routine – I love bringing fresh goodies to the office or for friends. In fact, baking is basically my therapy these days!

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5 Minute High Protein Muffins

Chocolate Vanilla Marshmellows

Strawberry Goji Muffins

Dark Chocolate Emerald Truffles

Single Serving Baked Thin Mint Cake

Savory:

While I love the occasional sweet treat my favorite snacks and quick meals are always savory ones. Makes sense then that my all time favorite indulgences are chips and fries!

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Quinoa Pizza Snack Bites

Easy Cheesy Cauliflower

Healthy Spinach Recipes

Vegan Eggs Benedict

Crunchy Curried Chickpeas

What are YOUR favorite healthy snacks?

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Blogger Confessions {VII}

Welcome to another Blogger Confessions post – Today you’re going to learn what I’m drinking & munching on, a serious movie vice, and some other fun factoids about yours truly.

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{This is Bones. He’s the man of the house.}

I’m a cat person. There, I admitted it. All I have to say is this – You can leave them alone for the weekend, they don’t need to be walked, they don’t eat shoes, and they don’t jump up on you. Ok – Bones does the last one, but he can only reach my knees. I love dogs too, don’t get me wrong, but I’m also a cat girl.

I couldn’t live without tea. I started drinking coffee this year but the only coffee drink I like is a soy cappuccinos so tea is still my go-to comfort beverage.

When I love something I will read or watch it over, and over, and over again. I’ve read my favorite books dozens of times and I won’t even try to tell you how many times I’ve watched Pitch Perfect. That number got embarrassing months ago.

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{Follow me on Instagram to find out what new recipes I’m experimenting with – These vegan, raw, gluten-free chocolate peanut butter cups should be up on the blog soon!}

My favorite foods are grapes, raw desserts, and chips of any kind. Can’t turn any of these down. Ever.

Want to know more about me? Related Reading: Blogger Confessions, Blogger Confessions II, Blogger Confessions III, Blogger Confessions IV, Blogger Confessions V & Blogger Confessions VI.

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Blogger Confessions {VI}

Welcome back Blogger Confessions – This time I’m here to share my shopping Must Haves. TV & movie watching habits, funny idiosyncracies & more!

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{Polka Dot PJs}

Random thing I can’t seem to stop buying recently? Pajamas.

The spunky best friend/sidekick in movies and TV shows are always my favorite. I clearly relate better to the zany, off-kilter personalities with a feisty streak than the “normal” main characters.

Doing laundry is my least favorite chore to do. I’d rather do dishes any day!

I only like odd numbers. Which I admit, is odd.

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{Orly – No Bite!}

While I would consider myself a reformed nail bitter – I revert to my old ways whenever I fly. Can’t help it!

Want to know more random confessions about me? Related Reading: Blogger Confessions, Blogger Confessions II, Blogger Confessions III, Blogger Confessions IV & Blogger Confessions V

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Blogger Confessions {V}

Welcome back to another fun Blogger Confessions post – Today I’m sharing some of my funny little day-to-day habits, food must haves, and a very big, long-standing fear of mine.

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{Vegan Peanut Butter Soft Serve Ice Cream}

Sometimes I look at all of the fresh fruits and vegetables in my fridge and then make ice cream instead.

I love giving compliments and routinely stop women on the street or in shops to tell them that I like their outfit, or bag, or shoes…

To this day I still have nightmares about a movie that I only vaguely remember watching with my mother when I was a teenager. It had Robert Downey Jr., a flooded town with someone chained to a bed, and an apple orchard. I remember nothing else and yet I still get the chills thinking about it. Needless to say I am NOT a horror movie person. At all.

A few of the things on my lifelong To Do List include seeing the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World, publishing a piece of my writing, and visiting the following sites: Caesarea, Jerusalem, Petra, Mancha Picchu, Cairo, Feum District, Nemea, Ephesus, and Moscow.

I can’t stop smiling when I’m responding to comments on the blog. It’s my favorite part of the day. You guys rule! <3

Related Reading: Blogger Confessions, Blogger Confessions II, Blogger Confessions III & Blogger Confessions IV

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