Seapoint Farms brings healthy snackin’ to you!

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!

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Try all of their healthy products! Don’t worry Christa Alexis will be back with recipe ideas! ūüôā

Vegan kitchen, Kaya’s Kitchen

Located in the heart of the Jersey shore, Kaya’s Kitchen is an organic vegan cuisine with the fresh good quality ingredients. It uses seitan, tofu, and tempeh as protein alternatives in many of their plant-based dishes.¬†You won’t go home hungry. You’ll go home happy.

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Started off with country nuggets served with agave honey mustard and BBQ sauce (Photo Credits: Christa Alexis)

Started off the day with Maine’s cane sugar based root beer (fair trade certified) and panko breaded country vegan nuggets. The agave honey mustard is to die for. It’s flavorful, light consistency, and great for dipping with the country nuggets. Maine root beer was just the right amount of sweetness without any added caffeine. You may want to have two, but beware of the sugar attack.

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Maine Root Beer

And there are so many options for vegetarians and vegans to choose from, you’ll need to look over the menu a few times (Well at least we did). You can get a¬†culturally blended dish or a more traditional one. If you’re in the mood for Mexican, Indian, or American food, you can find exactly what you want. Don’t worry, you can add any type of plant-based protein to your dish. There is so much flavor and freshness in every dish!

Top picks: Happy Buddah (Gluten-free) and Burrito Grande

 

Much love,

Christa Alexis

 

Eat cookies, Eat Pastry!

Looking for a sweet non-dairy treat, look no further Eat Pastry offers a whole line of decadent soft baked cookies that are totally satisfying. Whether you like Chocolate Chip, Chocoloic Chip, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, or Snickerdoodle as a non-GMO vegan snack that pairs well with almond milk. Get your (non-dairy) milk and get dipping into your favorite flavor. The Chocolate Chip and Snickerdoodle flavors are also gluten-free in case you were wondering.

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Scoop out about a teaspoon worth of cookie dough, place on a greased tray, and bake for about 10 minutes. If you want to eat it raw, go for it, you can’t get salmonella (since it’s dairy-free) or even scoop it on top of your So Delicious ice cream.

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Get ready and eat…but there might not be any leftovers. Eat Pastry’s cookies are soft, flavorful, and not too sweet. Don’t worry, let your guests try them & they won’t even know that they’re vegan! A+ for Eat Pastry. BRB, while we make more.

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Photos taken by Christa Alexis and a special thanks to Eat Pastry!

Much love, Christa Alexis

Let’s talk about Coconut…Coconut Greens!

Coconut Greens¬†is a company based out of Farmingdale, NY and offers a coconut water based supergreen powder enriched with vitamins and organic spirulina, chlorella, kale, wheatgrass, and other “good greens.” And all of the ingredients are organic, non-gmo, gluten and dairy free, which makes it a great supplement alternative for vegan and vegetarians.¬†You can stay hydrated, detox, and remain energized all day long. Better yet, one scoop of Coconut Greens contains 8-10 servings of greens per serving. If you’re on the go or have a busy lifestyle, grab coconut water and scoop it into your drink and don’t worry there is no gritty aftertaste. Unlike most powders, Coconut Greens taste pure and uses high quality ingredients including a coconut water based powder. You can totally taste the difference. Plus, the green powder is full of veggies packed with Vitamin B to help you stay rejuvenated all day long.

SmoothiealmondmilkCoconut Greens with almondmilk & cashew milk and a banana.

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Watch ChristaAlexis talk about Coconut Greens here.

Order today on Amazon. Each purchase of Coconut Greens goes to a child at risk for Vitamin A deficiency. They paired up with a non-profit organization Vitamin Angels to help reduce childhood mortality by providing them with essential supplements.

Feel good, live better! Get your greens with Coconut Greens. Visit their instagram for weekly recipes and for a superfood green powder that helps balance your sugar levels, the natural way.

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Darn good Dandies!

Dandies marshmallows are naturally sweetened and Non-GMO vegan certified treats¬†that pairs perfectly with graham crackers and dairy-free chocolate. They’re sweet and soft without all that extra bad stuff like high fructose corn syrup and gelatin.

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Dandies has only a few ingredients including cane sugar, tapicoa starch, and vanilla flavor. 8 years ago, Ryan Howard decided to create a non-animal marshmallow for his son. Now look how far they’ve come!

Try an easy smores recipe below. Grab some 365 Whole Foods Graham Crackers, Alter Eco Chocolate, and Dandies Marshmallows¬†¬†and get smorin’!

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Break cinnamon graham crackers in half; place Alter Eco’s Dark Almond Chocolate on one side and Dandie’s Marshmallows on the other. Microwave for about 20 seconds and then put it together like a sandwich. Great for roasting by the bon fire on a summer night.¬†Enjoy!

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Cooking with quinoa

Many people have a false impression of quinoa. They think “eww that doesn’t taste good at all” – surprise surprise it’s actually quite delicious and nutritious. You have to flavor it up with seasonings like garlic, Himalayan sea salt, pepper, oregano, and bam you have a hearty meal.

Slice 1-2 tomatoes into small finely chopped pieces. Use 1-2 garlic cloves and chop into tiny chunks.¬†Grab a can of kidney beans drain and rinse. You can add black olives or any other olive of choice to the dish, but make sure you cut them in half. Saute in Botticelli’s¬†extra virgin olive oil until fully seasoned with sea salt, pepper, oregano, garlic and keep mixing to make sure everything gets the proper flavoring.

Add 1 cup of uncooked quinoa to boiling water.¬†Let it cook for about 18 minutes until you see them puff up and become similar to a rice substance. Now, you know it’s ready. Drain the rest of the water left in the pot and add the quiona to your sauteed mixture of goodness.

Serve hot or cold and enjoy!

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Ciao to Divino

Ciao!

Christa Alexis tries DIVINO‘s homemade ciaculli tangerine gelato, a naturally sweetened flavor, wrapped in a cute little tangerine for a flavorful burst. Try all 5 decadent flavors amalfi lemon, diamond plum, ciaculli tangerine, roman kiwi, and apulian peach; they’re all made in Italy to perfection. Inside you’ll find a packaged gelato wrapped inside a fruit, and of course a cute little spoon to eat your ice with. Don’t forget to let it sit out for 20 minutes before indulging. Better yet, Divino’s gelato are vegan friendly, non-gmo, and guilt free. Can you say incredible?

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Special thanks to DIVINO for supplying me with their delicious gelato. ‚̧

Watch my review on Youtube