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Vegan Cashew Queso Sauce

Vegan Cashew Queso Sauce

  Vegan Cashew Queso Sauce, creamy queso sauce, but it doesn’t have an ounce of cheese!  This delicious recipe from Beachbody is perfect for anyone with a dairy intolerance, or those who just want to avoid cheese & dairy.  This is ssooo good, the secret ingredient is nutritional yeast that makes food taste like cheese.  This would be a great healthy appetizer dish for holiday parties coming up, can’t really go wrong with queso dip, or at least a Vegan Cashew Queso sauce that tastes just like it, they won’t know the difference!   Ingredients 1 cup raw cashews 3 cups water , divided use 2 Tbsp . tomato paste , no sugar-added 1 tsp . chili powder ½ tsp . ground smoked paprika ⅓ cup nutritional yeast ¾ tsp . sea salt (or Himalayan salt) 2 Tbsp . fresh lemon juice Instructions Place cashews and 2 cups water in a medium bowl. Let soak for up to 3 hours. Rinse and drain. Place drained cashews, remaining 1 cup water, tomato paste, chili powder, paprika, yeast, salt, and lemon juice in a blender (or food processor); cover. Blend until smooth, scraping down sides of blender if needed. Add additional water if needed. Keep refrigerated for up to five days.

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Vegan Slow Cooker Vegetable Stew

Vegan Slow Cooker Vegetable Stew

  Fall is here and there is nothing better than  comfort food on a cold, chilly day, especially when it’s healthy too!!  This Vegan Slow Cooker Vegetable Stew from Beachbody is the perfect recipe to throw it in your crock pot and it will be ready when you get home! Nothing better than a new slow cooker recipe and vegetable stew!   There is SO much flavoring bursting from this recipe, it will quickly become a favorite! And because this soup is meat-free, chickpeas boost the protein in this healthy plant-based dish, so perfect if you are looking for a meatless recipe!  If  you don’t have a crock pot at home, a big soup pot will work too. Just cook over very low heat, plan to reduce the cooking time, and watch over your stew as it bubbles away. If you’re in a hurry, it can be ready to eat after about 30 minutes, but longer cooking will intensify the flavor.  If you are following 21 day fix this vegetable stew counts as 2 Greens, 1½ Yellow, ½ Blue and ½ tsp.   Ingredients olive oil 1 medium onion chopped 1 medium green bell pepper chopped 1 medium red bell pepper chopped 2 cloves garlic coarsely chopped 2 cups low-sodium organic vegetable broth 1 (14.5-oz.) can diced tomatoes, no added salt…

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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

    These Roasted Pumpkin Seeds are just in time for fall/pumpkin season!! For a crunchy, salty snack, try these super yummy, quick & easy pumpkin seed recipe! Pumpkin seeds may be small, but they’re packed full of valuable nutrients.Eating only a small amount of them can provide you with a substantial quantity of healthy fats, magnesium and zinc. Because of this, pumpkin seeds have been associated with several health benefits, including improved heart health, prostate health and protection against certain cancers. Here’s what you need: Seeds from one medium pumpkin, rinsed (about 1½ cups) Water ½ tsp. sea salt 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil ½ tsp. cayenne pepper (or garlic powder, seasoning salt, or 1 Tbsp. curry powder) (to taste; optional) Preparation: Preheat the oven to 300° F. Place seeds, water (2 cups water for every ½ cup of seeds), and salt in medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium; gently boil for 10 minutes. Drain thoroughly. Dry with paper towels. Coat baking sheet with oil; spread pumpkin seeds on baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, or until seeds are lightly browned. Let cool completely.

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Shakeology Breakfast Pops

Shakeology Breakfast Pops

  Popsicles for breakfast??  Sure, why not?!  These Shakeology Breakfast Pops are just the thing to start your morning off right…..or perfect for an afternoon treat!!  Shakeology Breakfast pops are the perfect, on the go, breakfast!  You can pre-make these and have these ready when you need to grab something quick and run out the door!  The best thing, you can custom these to whatever fruit you have in the house, perfect for using up that fruit that’s about to go bad and also switch out the vanilla shakeology for whichever flavor you have at home!   Ingredients ½ medium mango, sliced ½ cup sliced strawberries ½ cup fresh blueberries ½ cup fresh raspberries 1 cup unsweetened almond milk 2 scoops Vanilla Shakeology Popsicle sticks ½ cup all-natural granola Preparation Evenly place fruit in four ice pop molds. Set aside.  Place almond milk and Shakeology in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.  Pour evenly into four ice pop molds; insert a popsicle stick into each pop. Freeze for 1 hour, or until pops start to set.  Evenly divide granola between pops. Freeze for 3 hours, or until set. You can substitute your favorite fruit. Try kiwis, pineapple, peaches, and other favorite fruit. …

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Cinnamon Apple Cider Shakeology Smoothie

Cinnamon Apple Cider Shakeology Smoothie

This Cinnamon Apple Cider Shakeology Smoothie combines two of the flavor of fall–Apple cider and cinnamon!!  You can enjoy them both in this super yummy Cinnamon Apple Cider Smoothie, just be sure to look for all-natural cider with no added sugar. Say goodbye to summer and hello to cooler temps, fall fashion and apple picking season!  While I love summer, there is nothing better than snuggling up with a great fall flavored smoothie! Cinnamon Apple Cider Shakeology Smoothie ½ cup water ½ cup all-natural apple cider 1 scoop Vanilla Shakeology 1 tsp. ground cinnamon ½ cup ice Blend together & enjoy!!

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Cheesy Cauliflower Nachos

Cheesy Cauliflower Nachos

  This Cheesy Cauliflower Nachos recipe is a healthy twist to taco Tuesday night!! Seriously who can resist nachos??  Now you don’t have to and you can indulge in this AMAZING, super yummy, packed with flavor recipe from Beachbody!!  This cheesy cauliflower nacho recipe is packed with nutrition, but also tastes ssoo good at the same time!!  The best part you can add whatever toppings you want to make it your own or whatever veggies you have on hand.  This colorful, flavorful dish will sure to be a hit at your next get together or taco night at your house!  This recipe is 21 day fix approved with 1 1/2 green, 1 blue and 1 tsp. Here’s what you’ll need: 1 medium head cauliflower, cut into florets 2 tsp. olive oil ½ tsp. ground cumin ¼ tsp sea salt (or Himalayan salt) ¼ tsp. chili powder ¼ tsp. garlic powder ½ cup shredded Monterey jack (or pepperjack) cheese ¼ cup chopped tomato ¼ cup chopped red onion ¼ cup chopped orange bell pepper 1 to 2 medium jalapeños, seeds and veins removed (optional), sliced ½ cup mashed avocado 2 Tbsp. finely chopped cilantro Preparation: Preheat oven to 425º F.  Place…

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Pumpkin Spice Oat Pancakes

Pumpkin Spice Oat Pancakes

  These Pumpkin Spice Oat Pancakes are perfect for a yummy fall morning breakfast!  They are a great healthy way to enjoy the pumpkin spice craze and add a twist on the everyday pancake recipe.  Ssoooo yummy, filling and healthy way to start the morning off right……kid tested, mother approved!!   Here’s what you need: 2 cups rolled oats (I used gluten free) 2 eggs 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk 1 cup pumpkin puree 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice 1 tsp vanilla Heat skillet on medium heat. Add 1 tsp coconut oil or use a nonstick cooking spray. Mix all ingredients together with a mixer at medium speed. Drop 1/4 cup of batter into skillet. Let cook for 2-3 minutes, flip and flatten and cook for 2-3 more on the other side. Makes about 10 pancakes! Store in the fridge or freezer and re-heat in the toaster. Great topped with almond butter a little pure maple syrup! Enjoy! Erin

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Black Bean Hummus Recipe

Black Bean Hummus Recipe

You can’t go wrong with a Black Bean Hummus recipe, combining my two favorite things-black beans and hummus!!  YUMMY!!!  There are ssooo many ways to make hummus, but my fave is combining it will black beans!  Black beans are loaded with yummy flavors and contains more fiber than chickpeas.  This is great with all types of veggies, celery, peppers, carrots, you can use it in wraps, with tacos, chips, spoonful’s by itself (that may be a little much, but sometimes you can’t help yourself!)    Can’t really go wrong with this recipe this amazing beachbody recipe that is 21 day fix approved too!! Ingredients: 1 (15-oz.) can black beans, drained, rinsed (reserve liquid) ¼ cup low-sodium organic vegetable broth 3 Tbsp. tahini (sesame butter) 3 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice Sea salt (or Himalayan salt) (to taste; optional) Ground cayenne pepper (to taste; optional) Preparation: Place all ingredients in a food processor (or blender), pulse until smooth. If hummus is too thick add 1 Tbsp. reserved liquid at a time until hummus is desired consistency. Season with salt and cayenne pepper if desired.   Refrigerate 1 to 2 hours to allow the flavors to blend.  …

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Chicken Curry with Chickpeas Recipe

Chicken Curry with Chickpeas Recipe

This Chicken Curry with Chickpeas Recipe is one of the best things I’ve had on my Shift Shop Meal Plan!!!  Seriously AMAZING and packed with flavor and lots of protein!! So you are telling me we can eat like this and still lose weight, inches and reach our goals this week?! YES, my meal plan rocks!  This Chicken Curry with Chickpeas Recipe is also 21 day Fix friendly so if you are following that, please feel free to enjoy this super yummy recipe as well!!  The best part is this recipe doesn’t take long so it can be on your table in just over 30 min!!  Win/Win!  So what are you waiting for, jot this recipe down and put it on the dinner list for the week, you won’t be disappointed!  Enjoy! Here’s what you’ll need: 1 Tbsp. olive oil, divided use 1 lb. raw chicken breast tenders 1 medium onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, crushed ½ tsp. mustard seed 1 tsp. ground turmeric 1 tsp. ground cumin 1 tsp. ground coriander 1 tsp. chili powder 1 (15-oz.) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained, rinsed 1 (14.5-oz.) can low-sodium diced tomatoes 1 cup low-sodium organic chicken broth (or vegetable broth) Directions:…

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Grilled Pork Chops with Peach & Jalapeno Salsa Recipe

Grilled Pork Chops with Peach & Jalapeno Salsa Recipe

  This Grilled pork chops with peach jalapeño salsa recipe is incredible!!  Peach salsa?!?  Who would have thought?  Full of flavor and sooo much yumminess from the Shift Shop Recipe guide!  Serve with a side of steamed broccoli and 1/2 baked sweet potato for a complete delicious healthy meal!!   Best recipe I’ve had in a long time and this entire dinner took 20 minutes, you really can’t beat that!  Perfect summer night recipe!   Ingredients 2 medium ripe peaches peeled, chopped ¼ medium red onion choppped 1 medium jalapeño pepper seeds and veins removed, chopped ¼ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice ½ tsp. hot pepper sauce 2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh cilantro 4 raw center-cut pork chops lean, boneless ¼ tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt) ¼ tsp. ground black pepper Instructions Combine peaches, onion, jalapeño, red pepper flakes, lime juice, hot pepper sauce, and cilantro; mix well. Set aside. Preheat grill or broiler on high.  Season pork chops with salt and pepper.  Grill or broil chops for 4 to 5 minutes on each side, or until desired doneness. Top pork chops evenly with salsa; serve immediately.   Enjoy!! Erin

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