Posts Written OnFebruary 2015

I’m pretty much obsessed with this new snack! All of us are. I made 2 cans worth of chickpeas and they were gone in 2 days! And I’m ok with that, because chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans) are nutritious! One cup of the beans provides you with*: – 15g protein – 13g fiber – good source of calcium, potassium, and vitamin B 6. Buffalo Roasted Chickpeas Ingredients: 1 can of chickpeas, rinsed and drained well 1 tbs olive oil 8 tbs Franks Hot Sauce sea salt (optional) Directions: Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F. Place chickpeas in a bowl and coat with…

While I try to limit sweets, it’s totally ok to treat yourself every once in awhile. What better day to bake cinnamon rolls than when you’re stuck inside on a snow day! Vegan Cinnamon Roll Recipe Dough:  1/4 ounce pkg yeast 1/2 c warm water 1/2 c scalded alternative milk (almond or soy work best) 1/4 c sugar 1/3 c Earth Balance butter 1 tsp sea salt 1 flax seed egg (1 tbs ground flax seed + 3 tbs warm water. Set aside for 5 min) 3.5- 4 c flour Filling: 1/2 melted EB butter 3/4 c sugar 2 tbs…

More likely than not, if you’re reading this, you’re a friend, or someone who has seen my transformation and wants to know how I got to where I am. I usually give a generic answer: I was feeling terrible; I gained so much weight; I want my kids to have a healthy role model, etc. All of that is true, but my true reason, my deep down, makes-me-cry-and-motivates-me “why,” is so much more. I have three amazing children that I love more than they will ever know. They are my light in my sometimes stormy world. Except for my family,…

I am coming up on my 8 year Veganniversary! I can’t believe it’s been that long! To celebrate, I, and a few fellow coaches, are hosting a five day veg challenge. If you’ve ever thought about being vegetarian or vegan, you NEED to join us! We’ll provide you with a meal plan, recipes, a fun and supportive group, and some tips and tricks along the way. I promise you, we’ll be eating more than just grass and leaves. 😉 So join me! Message me at melfadely09@gmail.com to get started!