Popcorn? Check. Pretzels? Check. Kale? Wait a second…what’s a leafy green vegetable doing on your snack shopping list? And what happened to the chips? Believe us when we say those potato pound-magnets will be a thing of your past once you try this recipe! Slow baked at a low temp, the health world’s hottest veggie becomes a crispy, crunchy indulgence that’s actually good for you to munch. Season with yummy nutritional yeast and a dash of spicy chipotle powder and you won’t even notice they’re salt free!
Category: Mo’s Healthy Morsels
Mo’s Healthy Morsels
As a Certified Health Coach and passionate baker, Maura Knowles (Mo) is on a mission to change the way we eat. Read her Vitacost blog and get weekly recipes and tips for making healthy meals, snacks and treats!
Stuck indoors because of bitter winter weather? Heat things up with a hearty, homemade soup! This three-step, slow cooker creation combines fresh or canned pumpkin with creamy coconut milk and sense-awakening spices—ginger, garlic and turmeric—for flavorful, rich dish to chase away the chills.
Going green in 2014? Start with this sensational smoothie, teeming with healthy greens, protein-packed seeds and a scoop of creamy almond butter. Freezing veggies first means no need for ice—nothing but pure, dense nutrition and loads of fresh flavor in this frosty, drinkable treat!
The king of cruciferous veggies, cauliflower lands dip-side in raw, crunchy chunks more often than not. But there’s another way this white, flowery favorite can be enjoyed. After a light steam, blend it with dairy-free cashew cheese and simple seasonings for a mash that rivals the popular potato version. Serve it as a side dish to instantly make any meal more royal!
Holiday foods are heavy enough. When you’re not party hopping or cookie swapping, make a healthy meal at home with this mock pasta. Instead of starchy, flour-based noodles, these thin ribbons are shredded from baked spaghetti squash (no special tools needed, just a fork!). Smother with a dairy-free pumpkin alfredo sauce for a rich, vegan dish that fills you up without weighing you down.
Baby, it’s cold outside! Bundle up and brew a mug of minty hot cocoa to keep your belly happy and hands toasty warm. Powdered packet mixes don’t compare to this delightful steamy drink, made with almond milk, rich cacao and a pinch of pure peppermint. Simmer on your stovetop until bubbly, and let the chocolate-mint bliss begin!
We’ve raised the bar—there’s just no topping these moist and chewy nutty pumpkin squares! Not cookies, not quite cake, they’re a satisfying grab-and-go snack or healthy dessert, packed with organic pumpkin, naturally sweet dates and crunchy almonds. Use gluten-free baking mix instead of flour for a healthy treat everyone can enjoy!
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