Who knew that edamame can be made into pasta and actually taste good? Seapoint Farms makes Variety Bundle: Seapoint Farms Edamame, Spaghetti and Fettuccine, 15 oz total, which is loaded with 24 grams of plant based protein per serving. It’s perfect for vegans and vegetarians that want to still feel sufficed by their carb intake. All you have to do is boil 6-8 cups of water, add some salt, and mix until tender.
I’m such a foodie as you can tell. The spaghetti kept me full for hours, pleasantly surprising for me, and it had the same texture as a whole wheat pasta. You can tell you’re eating healthier immediately with a grainy thicker texture. I kept it simple and added marina sauce for flavor. High in protein and low in carbs, plus you can jazz it up by adding diced tomatoes, broccoli rabe, spinach, seasonings, or any other veggies. Go green, stay lean, and eat edamame. Yes PLZ!
Seapoint Farms makes edamame, seaweed crisps, and pasta loaded with 24 grams of protein. All of their products are non-GMO verified and totally vegan friendly. It’s perfect for an afternoon pick-me-up!
I always try to grab a healthy light snack that can conveniently fit into my bag. Grab and go is my motto. I love their seaweed crisps that have a bit of a crunch and flavoring to balance out the seaweed taste. Try the Seapoint Farms Seaweed Crisps, Pumpkin Sesame, 1.2 Ounce (Pack of 12)“>almond sesame and pumpkin sesame; my two personal favorites!
Try all of their healthy products! Don’t worry Christa Alexis will be back with recipe ideas! 🙂
Summer is a season where people head down the shore, plan weekend getaways, and get their tan on. It’s a time where you grab yourself a beverage, preferably a smoothie drink loaded with vitamins and minerals to keep you hydrated. My favorite smoothies include strawberries, bananas, blueberries, and spinach. I try to go with whatever my body is craving.
This is a great summer dish and helps you to cut back on the carbs using zucchini noodles. I added broccoli rabe with diced tomatoes for extra flavor. Don’t forget the seasonings like fresh basil and oregano. Dig right in for a high multi-vitamin packed green dish.
Many people may assume that broccoli rabe is difficult to make. It’s a dark green leafy vegetable and a significant staple in the Italian American dishes. Did you know it’s packed with protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Calcium, and Magnesium?
First, I put the broccoli rabe in a pot and then boil it until tender. Meanwhile, set aside a non-stick pan lined with olive oil, crushed pepper, and sliced garlic. You can cook until the garlic is slightly brown. Once broccoli rabe is boiled, place in the pan and continue sauteing for about 5 minutes.
You can also dice tomatoes and throw it in your dish for more flavoring. Add a little bit of sauce too. I usually add salt, pepper, and other Italian seasonings to spice it up. You can either boil or fry the noodles, but I prefer to boil them slightly before mixing them in with the broccoli rabe and tomatoes.
What you’ll need:
Broccoli Rabe (1 head)
Tomatoes (1 or 2)
Zucchini Noodles (Homemade or Store Bought)
Seasonings (Oregano, Basil, Salt, Pepper, Crushed Red Pepper)
Get ready for a wholesome meal. You get your greens, your vitamins, and a light meal. Induldge in a guilty-free meal and load up on the “zucch noodles.”
Southern style cooking redefined with more vegetables, beans, and cheese – vegan friendly option of course. I love how southerners invest their time in homemade authentic prepared foods. A few of my favorite vegetarian items are collard greens, beans, cornbread, and of course you can’t forget the biscuits.
I decided to saute broccoli with olive oil and garlic; then add baked beans to the dish with a sprinkle of veggie cheese on top. It’s a light lean meal with just the right amount of protein. For more creations, stay tuned Christa Alexis will be back.
It’s that time of the year for grilling, swimming, and don’t forget the patriotic desserts. Make a red, white, and blue fruit kebab that will show you’re true American pride. This Do It Yourself (DIY) snack is healthy and nutritious and totally easy to make!
What you’ll need:
Strawberries, Bananas, Blueberries, or Apples
Get a pack of kebab sticks. Slice strawberries into thin pieces or just cut off the tops, you can also use apples which can be both for the red and white flag colors. Red goes first followed by white aka (bananas or apples) each one can be sliced into semi-small pieces. Finally, add the blueberries and repeat the pattern.
As you can see above, you can slice more or less depending upon what kind of look you want and which fruits you like the most.
I absolutely love Thai, Japanese, and Chinese food but I could never get my homemade dishes to come out the way it does as the restaurant, until…
Now, with Thai Kitchen’s brown rice noodles, you can easily make a healthy vegan and vegetarian friendly dish. It comes with 4 individually wrapped noodles per box so you can always make 1 or 2 packs per serving or make them all for family style stir-fry dish. I decided to make the whole package (I still have leftovers and I have a family of 4) and throw in some frozen veggies broccoli, corn, cauliflower, snow peas, and used Kikkoman’s Stir Fry Sauce and soy sauce for a little extra flavoring.
1 bag of frozen veggies
1 box of Thai Brown Rice Noodles
1 jar of Kokkoman’s Stir Fry Sauce
1 jar of Low Sodium Soy Sauce
I’ll break it down for you. First, boil a pot of water and add a pinch of salt (it helps so that the noodles won’t stick together). Then, you can add your noodles, stir continuously until tender for about 3-5 minutes. Be careful because nobody likes overcooked noodles!
As you’re waiting for that, get your veggies ready. I decided to use a frozen bag of assorted veggies including broccoli, snow peas, carrots, and let them defrost while I waited for my noodles to cook. I had leftover corn and sliced that up to throw in as well.
Once the noodles are fully cooked, drain them thoroughly until all the water is out. Set the noodles aside in a bowl. Then, add 1/2 cup water or less to your skillet, Kikkoman’s stir fry seasoning (you can decide how much you need), and soy sauce to your preference. Wait until it starts to bubble slightly.
This is my favorite part. Throw them veggies in and get mixing. You can also add salt or any other seasonings that pair well. I stuck to the traditional route.
Cover and let cook until tender 5-7 minutes. You can test it by putting the fork through the veggies to see if they’re done. Keep mixing and once the veggies are ready add the noodles in. Now here comes the easy part, mix for a minute or two, and add more stir-fry sauce if needed. Cool a few minutes and get ready to EAT! Oh yeah, don’t forget to sprinkle sesame seeds on top.
Epiphany Soapworks makes all-natural and vegan friendly products that are totally good for your skin without all that extra stuff. Soaps, face masks, and beard oils are perfect for all skin types. Based out of Tennessee, each product is handcrafted with quality ingredients; forget the preservatives, animal by products, chemical induced mainstream brands, and order a feel-good face product. Better yet, you’r helping animals out too since proceeds are donated to ASPCA.
What I like most about the face mask (beside from the fact that no animals were harmed in the making) is the cute little jar it comes in. For me, it’s easily storable and great for on-the-go travels. You can make about 15 deep cleansing face masks using 1-2 teaspoons of the powder and 1-2 teaspoons of water, use more or less depending how thick or thin you want the consistency to be. Leave on for 15 minutes and wa la your fresh feels fresh.
I loved the fresh mint smell that I could smell and feel working through my pores one step at a time. For $15 a jar, you get everything you ever dreamed of. High quality vegan face masks are hard to find these days, but this one is pure magnificence. My face feels smooth, oil-free, and renewed using sea clay and yellow silt ingredients.
I know it’s a overly used saying, “new year, new me” but I am ready to transform my life and move forward. Not just in my career, but in my relationships, my mindset, and my goals.
Last night, I listened to Trent Shelton‘s Facebook live feed and he said that you need to trust in God to work out any situation. Think with your mind, not your emotions. “If you want a better world, create a better you.”
Today I started eating healthier again. I made a blueberry infused smoothie using non-dairy milk, frozen blueberries, peanut butter, Coconut Greens, and hemp protein. I already feel more energized already.
Visualize what you want and know that you are worthy of receiving these great gifts. I want to inspire people around me and let them feel a positive energy.
I want to become more fit and active. Participate in a marathon (eventually) and be tone. Life heavier weights and become The Hulk.
Travel to more places. (Sweden, Australia, Norway, Europe, I hope!)
Be present in the moment. Focus and don’t get too caught up with what’s next
Spend more quality time with family and friends
Read and write more. (Write a book!)
Be successful in my career. Network and meet more people from my blog.
Meditate and do reiki more. Simplify life & become more organized.
Smile often and let things go that no longer serve me purpose.
You need to get an adequate amount of greens in your healthy lifestyle in order to stay energized all day long. You may now know that each veggie contains essential vitamins that contribute to your overall energy levels. Well now, you can easily drink your way to “supergreen” energy with a scoop of Coconut Greens. One scoop of Coconut Greens has 8-10 servings of veggies, which contain high levels of nutrients and antioxidants, and better yet you can even get your daily dose of vitamins.
Kale and Broccoli are two significant green vegetables. If you never seen kale, it’s a dark leafy green that is full of vitamins. And we all heard of broccoli, the vegetable that looks like a miniature tree, which is loaded with Vitamin B. “Research has clearly shown that B vitamins, like vitamin B6, vitamin B12, folic acid, thiamine and niacin support the energy metabolism process,” says Andrew Shao, PhD, from The Council for Responsible Nutrition.
Kale is a popular superfood that is extremely high in fiber. With significant amounts of protein and fiber, kale’s main vitamin components are A, C, K, B-6, C, E, magnesium, calcium, and potassium. Did you know kale has the highest amount of Vitamin K per serving? It’s naturally occurring in most dark leafy vegetables like spinach, kale, and parsley. Broccoli has a great source of vitamins including B1, B2, B3, B6, C, K, iron, magnesium, potassium, and zinc. It also has a high level of fiber to help promote digestion. The vitamins work together to offer an increased level of energy.
Eating broccoli and kale will help the body to create more energy and give you a boost of essential vitamins as well. Iron contributes to increasing your energy levels by sending oxygen to your bloodstream. The most essential vitamin that promotes an increased energy level is the B vitamins; it creates energy flow throughout your body. Iron is another important mineral that helps your blood cells to support each other with increased levels of energy.