Homemade Roasted Chickpeas – A Crunchy Protein Packed Snack In 7 Different Flavors

If you have yet to try roasted chickpeas, you are so totally missing out! They are like the healthy vegan version of Corn-Nuts! Do you remember Corn-Nuts like I do? I used to be addicted to the ranch flavored Corn-Nuts and the first time that I tried a bag of roasted chickpeas I had brought home from Costco, I was totally stoked to find a much healthier alternative to my childhood favorite snack. The best part? Their chock full of protein, manganese, iron, and folate! You can’t beat a healthy snack that’s salty and crunchy! Continue reading “Homemade Roasted Chickpeas – A Crunchy Protein Packed Snack In 7 Different Flavors”

Boost Your Energy Naturally – 5 Maca Energy Bar Recipes For Athletes

I have never loved running. I couldn't understand why anyone would want to run unless they were being chased by a creepy clown or zombies, but it seems that I have a thing for pain. Or maybe I just like accomplishing things that sound totally outside of my comfort zone. Either way, I have decided to put aside my dislike for running and train for a 5K marathon. Who would have thought that me, of all people, could be heard saying “I want to train for and complete a marathon!” Certainly not the Hippy Hubby!

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7 DIY Dehydrated Meals For The Trail Or On-The-Go (with Vegan/Vegetarian Alternatives)

Our very first family backpacking trip was a HUGE success! We had so much fun (more on that in the next post!) that we are already planning our next trip (I'm thinking Zion). On our trip, our homemade dehydrated meals definitely stood out and made a huge difference on how awesome our trip was! I had spent the last couple months dehydrating all of the fruits, veggies, and proteins that we needed for this trip so that we'd eat healthy whole foods meals without all the icky additives. After seeing the ingredients on the tasteless packaged meals made for the trail, I knew I wanted to make our own backpacking meals instead, but with three different diets in our family, the tasked daunted me. Continue reading “7 DIY Dehydrated Meals For The Trail Or On-The-Go (with Vegan/Vegetarian Alternatives)”

Take Breakfast On-The-Go With Healthy Instant Oatmeal Packets – 10 Delicious Flavors

Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day, but sometimes we have no time in the morning to make it! This leads to unhealthy choices on-the-go, but NO MORE! It's so easy to make a healthy energy-boosting bowl of oatmeal in any flavor you like and the best part is you control the ingredients! For our upcoming backpacking trip, at the end of this month, I wanted us to have a healthy whole foods breakfast that was quick and easy to make, with flavors we could vary. Instant oatmeal was my answer; but I didn't want to bring the instant oatmeal packets, found at our local grocery stores, because of all the unhealthy additives in them! Continue reading “Take Breakfast On-The-Go With Healthy Instant Oatmeal Packets – 10 Delicious Flavors”

Start Your Day Off Right With Strawberry Banana Energy Bars – Gluten-Free, Vegan, Naturally Sweetened

I am beginning to plan out our summer adventures. Seriously, I can NOT wait until we go on our upcoming backpacking trip, so much so that I am doing an entire series over the next month and a half on everything you will need to get ready for YOUR family's outdoor adventures! You're going to love what I have in store for you! This post however, is a tasty way to start your day! These strawberry banana oat energy breakfast bars are soooo good, they might not make it to your breakfast table! Continue reading “Start Your Day Off Right With Strawberry Banana Energy Bars – Gluten-Free, Vegan, Naturally Sweetened”