{Thrive} 5 Ways to Eat More Vegetables

5 Ways to Eat More Vegetables Eat more vegetables. This may be my favorite nutrition tip and it’s a positive wellness intention I focus on daily. I’m always encouraging myself to eat more vegetables. If you consider the risk to benefit ratio of this recommendation, it speaks for itself. Risk: minimal. Benefits: abundant. Plus, I love an intention that encourages me to have more versus less, especially when it comes to food. Enough of the deprivation people. Let’s be grateful for the food on our plate.  That being said, for most of us omnivores, the idea of planning a meal around carrots sounds, well, lackluster at best. Fortunately, the concept of creating a vegetable-centric plate can and often does include meat, fish and poultry. The key is mindfully rearranging your plate so that the veggies are the star and the animal proteins play a more supporting role. Eat more vegetables. One of my 5 Intentions for the New Year and a great mantra we can use to kick off the month. Here are five tips to make this feel more achievable.

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{Nourish} African Almond Butter and Root Vegetable Stew

African Peanut Stew: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan, One-Pot MealConsidering one of my Top 5 intentions for the New Year is to eat more vegetables I figure it’s the perfect time to share a meatless meal with all of you. This African Almond Butter and Root Vegetable Stew has been a winter staple in my house for years. Hearty and satisfying, the flavors are bold and interesting and it’s gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan to boot. Rest assured. If you are a meat-eater and you’re thinking this is not a recipe for you, I encourage you to give it a go as I have yet to meet an omnivore that didn’t love this soulful dish. Oh, it’s also worth noting that this stew tastes equally as delicious if not better the next day. Continue reading “{Nourish} African Almond Butter and Root Vegetable Stew”

{Nourish} Smoked Cauliflower, Chickpea and Kale Shakshuka with Za’Atar

Smoked Cauliflower, Chickpea and Kale Shakshuka with Za'AtarEggs are synonymous with spring and this Cauliflower and Chickpea Shakshuka recipe makes for a perfect spring brunch recipe. I would even be a beautiful addition to your Easter spread and can act as a flavorful and quick dinner in a pinch! By the way…shakshuka…it’s a pretty awesome word that I have to admit, I have fun saying. Continue reading “{Nourish} Smoked Cauliflower, Chickpea and Kale Shakshuka with Za’Atar”

{Nourish} Tuscan White Bean, Kale and Roasted Pepper Stuffed Chicken

Tuscan White Bean, Kale and Roasted Pepper Stuffed Chicken   There is something about a stuffed chicken recipe that always feels decadent. It’s just so hearty, wholesome and filling. When I ditched dairy a few year back (we were not getting along), I eagerly searched for substitutes for cheese to use in recipes like this and thankfully, the humble cannellini bean came to my rescue. Creamy and satisfying, this fiber and protein rich bean became a staple in our house.  Continue reading “{Nourish} Tuscan White Bean, Kale and Roasted Pepper Stuffed Chicken”

{Nourish} Chicken Sausage, Kale and Broccoli Frittata

 Chicken Sausage, Kale and Broccoli Frittata If you made a resolution to meal prep more, than this is the recipe for you. I have always been a fan of the frittata and don’t you worry, I will give you a full on list of the reasons why. This particular frittata is perfect for winter as I used in season vegetables and yes, some were frozen! My personal opinion is that chicken sausage makes any dish better (it is a staple in my house) but, if you aren’t into that you can make a vegan or vegetarian version that will be equally as yummy and nutritious. Continue reading “{Nourish} Chicken Sausage, Kale and Broccoli Frittata”

{Nourish} Healthy Holiday Side Dishes: A Round Up!

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Thanksgiving is one week away which means you still have plenty of time to inspire yourself to serve up some seriously tasty food for your holiday feast. Even better, this collection of recipes, while decadently delicious, are good for you too– but don’t bother sharing that tidbit with your guests! Let them sit back and enjoy while you feel good about the nourishing food your are servings. From salads to stuffing, vegetables and dips–I have your covered! Cheers to a festive and joyful holiday table that is filled with gratitude and love! Continue reading “{Nourish} Healthy Holiday Side Dishes: A Round Up!”