Quick and Easy Vegan Enchiladas

These Quick and Easy Vegan Enchiladas are the answer to, ‘What should we have for dinner tonight?’    My Grandma has made these several times and given us the leftovers, but not until recently did I try making them. I should have made them sooner! They are super easy to make! The baking time is the only time consuming part about it. It only takes a few minutes to put them together and get them in the oven. I actually make the ‘meat’ ahead of time so I can put these together even faster.   So…

Vegan Brownie Batter Overnight Oatmeal

This Vegan Brownie Batter Overnight Oatmeal came across my Facebook Feed a few days after my attempt at making my own recipe for Blueberry Overnight Oatmeal failed.    Have you ever had an experience that so deeply impacted you it instantly shook you out of making bad choices for your health? Or, at least jump started better ones?   I have.   A few months ago we went to the nursing home with our church. We sang a few songs and handed out pictures that the kids colored for them. As I looked out into the elderly audience, an intense…

Quick and Easy Peanut Butter Overnight Oatmeal

This Quick and Easy Peanut Butter Overnight Oatmeal is packed with protein and has brought new life to my breakfast routine! I am super excited that I have found something that not only tastes good, but is healthy and very filling.    I looooooooove breakfast food! But, I am talking about a Paul Bunyon kind of breakfast – pancakes, hash browns, scrambled eggs, waffles, donuts, french toast, cinnamon rolls, tator tots, vegetarian sausage/bacon, and fresh orange juice. There are two problems with my love of breakfast food: 1) I don’t have a lot of time in the…

Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites

These Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites are one of our favorite treats! I don’t make them often because they are super high in everything I shouldn’t be eating, so I make them when I am sharing them with a crowd. That way I am just eating a few instead of all of them!    My husband is a City Bus driver – a hot one at that! I never thought a man in a bus uniform kissing me good-bye in the morning could give me goosebumps, but it does! There is just something about…

Easy Healthy Vegan Food Prep for the Week

Making healthy choices is is becoming easier for me because I don’t feel so rushed every day, especially in the morning. I have shockingly adjusted my morning schedule so that I have extra time! That extra time is a gift I have given myself because of these Easy Healthy Vegan Food Prep ideas for the week.    When I look at how far my son has come in learning to play the violin, it’s a lot making changes to maintain a healthy lifestyle. When he started lessons, there were so many things he needed to work…

Easy Healthy Dairy-Free Strawberries and Cream Overnight Oatmeal

Overnight Oatmeal is all the rave on Pinterest right now. I decided it was time to put one of my pinned recipes to the test, so I made this Easy Healthy Dairy-Free Strawberries and Cream Overnight Oatmeal. And I was pleasantly surprised – it is as easy and delicious as people are saying!    I’ve been pinning delicious looking recipes for a while. I was a little intimidated by the idea, but I think that’s because I felt like I had to make it in a cute little Mason jar in order for it to…

Food Prep Ideas for Breakfast and Lunch

As I was planning my menus for breakfast and lunch this week, I was pretty excited because I was going to be prepping for two of my favorite things – peanut butter applesauce toast and veggie crunch wraps!   But things don’t always go as planned.   It started with hurting my knee last week. I think I overdid it on the elliptical. For several days it caused me severe pain, it was very swollen. But I pushed through the discomfort – I was determined not to use it as an excuse not to exercise. I remembered that…

Easy Vegan Ranch Dressing Recipe

For those who are looking to eat less dairy, or completely remove dairy from your diet, this Easy Vegan Ranch Dressing will instantly become a go-to recipe! We use this dressing in wraps, on salads, and as a vegetable dip.    I was raised a vegetarian, but recently I’ve decided to be vegan in addition to being vegetarian. I’ll splurge on the occasional ice cream treat, but otherwise I’m doing the best I can to keep dairy out of my diet.   This recipe came from my Grandma, which is where most of…

Weekly Food Prep for Beginners

As the Christmas chaos came to an end and the New Year approached, I was consumed with the feeling of needing to make some changes. But everyone experiences that this time of year, right? Gym memberships are up, fruits and vegetables are flying off the shelves, we’re all watching Tasty videos for inspiration, and everyone is pinning healthy recipes.   There’s just one problem – this feeling usually fades away as I get further into the New Year and I slowly slump back into old habits. Losing weight and staying healthy is hard work! REALLY HARD…

Easy Healthy Dairy Free Tomato Soup

The winter season is fast approaching here in Central Wisconsin. That means this easy, healthy, and dairy free tomato soup is officially in our weekly meal rotation! With a sour dough grilled cheese sandwich, of course.   This is going to be one of those posts that has more words than pictures. This tomato soup is easy to make. But that’s easy for me to say! I’m not the one who made this batch, my Grandma made it. I took this jar of soup out of my parents pantry. They pick tomatoes from their garden, make…