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monster-muffins

Hope everyone had a great Halloween! I posted this (crappy) picture of the Monster Muffins I made for my kiddos classes and was asked to share my recipe. Obviously, I got the original recipe from somewhere in the Internet, but I switched some things up to make it vegan friendly. 🙂 Ingredients 2 c. unbleached all purpose or spelt flour ¾ cup organic cane sugar 2 tsp baking powder ½ tsp baking soda 1½ tsp ground cinnamon ½ tsp salt ¼ cup oil (canola, coconut, or olive) ¾ cup almond milk 1 (6 ounce) bag fresh baby spinach 2 mashed…

Anxiety + stress is a b**** I had quite a night. E fell pretty hard off her bed into a nightstand and then face first on to the hardwood. Which led to an ER visit and now headed to a dentist. She’s somewhat ok & thankfully didn’t have a concussion. If you’re a parent, you know how much it sucks to see your baby hurt. When there’s so much blood and you can’t tell where it’s coming from. Add anxiety & a child that hates going to the doctor… All I wanted this morning was junk food. I was seriously…

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Crazy to think that was me a year ago. So much has changed for me since then, but the biggest and most important…my confidence! Fifty pounds down and I learned what it takes to get there. Simple nutrition, simple fitness, simple support, & dropping the excuses! Let’s get real. Aren’t you worth investing $4.66 a day?! My Fall in (Self) Love challenge starts on 10/26! Comment below “I’m interested” or private message me!

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Hi loves! I’ve been running a “plant based challenge” group on Facebook and it’s been wonderful! We’ve gone over nutrition, recipes, how to eat a plant based diet on the go, and so much more. One of my favorite and super easy recipes that’s full of protein, fiber, & other good stuff for your bod: chickpea salad. I cook chickpeas ahead of time because it’s just cheaper and I know it’s not covered in salt. You can totally make it from can though, just rinse it. Place 2 cups (or one can) of chickpeas in a food processor or mash…

Spaghetti Squash with Chickpeas & Kale

This dish was very delicious! I don’t know where the recipe came from (my mom brought home yesterday from google), but because we have a large family, the recipe was doubled, which is the recipe below. 🙂 Enjoy & let me know if you like it! Spaghetti Squash with Chickpeas & Kale Makes enough for 4-6 people Ingredients 2 spaghetti squash 2-3 tablespoons olive oil 2 shallot, sliced thinly 2 cloves garlic 1 tbs tablespoon minced fresh rosemary pinch of chile flakes 1 cup chickpeas, drained and rinsed 4 cups of chopped kale leaves (or more if desired) juice of…

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…

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!

Quinoa Pilaf 2 tbs extra virgin olive oil 1/2 c chopped red onion 1 c shredded or cubed carrot 1 c quinoa 2 cloves minced garlic 2 c water 2 tsp tamari or low sodium soy sauce 1/2 c thawed frozen peas or if you ‘re like me and don’t like them, broccoli 1. Heat a 4 qt pot over medium heat. 2. Add oil and saute the onion, carrot, and quinoa until the quinoa turns a light brown. 3. Add the garlic, water, and tamari. 4. Stir well and cover. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer.…

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Learning how to read labels and why it’s important to do so has been eye opening and sometimes disgusting. Do you know how many hidden chemicals are in your food?  How much sugar is in your favorite foods? Well, that excludes me. I buy sugar free food and health bars. Wrong. Let’s take a look at this nutrition label: A few years ago, I was following this crazy diet that included eating these “nutritional” bars. First off, this bar and so many so called health bars, are full of genetically modified ingredients, i.e. fake food. Second, do you see how…