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29 Tasty Vegetarian Paleo Recipes

via Jessica Misener – BuzzFeed

1. Sauteéd Shiitake and Broccoli Rabe with Fried Egg

Sauteéd Shiitake and Broccoli Rabe with Fried Egg

Everything’s better with a fried egg on it. Recipe here.

2. Oven-Baked Carrot and Sweet Potato Fries

Oven-Baked Carrot and Sweet Potato Fries

Fries are paleo. FRIES ARE PALEO. Recipe here.

3. Scallion Pancakes

A paleo take on a classic Chinese treat. Recipe here.

4. Chocolate Chip Banana Pancakes

Chocolate Chip Banana Pancakes

Almond flour keeps this grain-free. Recipe here.

5. Paleo Egg Muffins

Paleo Egg Muffins

They’re so cute that I want to pinch their little eggy cheeks. Recipe here.

6. Cauliflower “Fried Rice”

Cauliflower "Fried Rice"

Throw that ‘flower in a food processor for ersatz rice. Recipe here.

7. Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Black Garlic Aioli

Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Black Garlic Aioli

When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie that’s AIOLI. Recipe here.

8. Key Lime Coconut Energy Bites

Key Lime Coconut Energy Bites

Like a bite-size tropical getaway. Recipe here.

9. Dairy-Free Fudgsicles (Made with Avocados!)

Dairy-Free Fudgsicles (Made with Avocados!)

These look super creamy. Recipe here.

10. Pistachio Date Bites

Pistachio Date Bites

Perfect for snacking through that 3 p.m. slump. Only three ingredients! Recipe here.

11. Broiled Grapefruits with Honey and Bananas

Broiled Grapefruits with Honey and Bananas

Grapefruit? In the oven?! Don’t mind if I do. Recipe here.

12. Baked Eggs in Avocados

Baked Eggs in Avocados

Have you ever seen something so beautiful in your entire life? Recipe here.

13. Fresh Pineapple Salsa

Fresh Pineapple Salsa

Give me a HUGE SPOON and no one gets hurt. Recipe here.

14. Salted Dark Chocolate Almond Butter

Salted Dark Chocolate Almond Butter

You had me at Nutella. Try it with strawberries. Yum! Recipe here.

15. Raw Hemp Algae Bars

Raw Hemp Algae Bars

Legally, you have to move to Brooklyn upon eating one of these. Recipe here.

16. Avocado, Artichoke, Arugula, and Spinach Salad

Avocado, Artichoke, Arugula, and Spinach Salad

It’s not easy being green, but it sure is tasty. Recipe here.

17. Pistachio and Cranberry White Chocolate Bark

Pistachio and Cranberry White Chocolate Bark

These all look like things I want to eat. Recipe here.

18. Sweet Potato Waffles

Sweet Potato Waffles

There’s no actual flour in this! Pretty cool. Recipe here.

19. “Fried” Honey Bananas

"Fried" Honey Bananas

PUT THEM ALL IN MY MOUTH. Recipe here.

20. Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Kale

Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Kale

Leave it to the Pioneer Woman to make kale and squash look damn delicious. Recipe here.

21. Cranberry Walnut Paleo Granola

Cranberry Walnut Paleo Granola

Mmm, the tartness of the cranberries. Recipe here.

22. Guacamole Deviled Eggs

Guacamole Deviled Eggs

More like guaca-more of these, please. Recipe here.

23. Sweet Potato and Leek Hash with a Fried Egg

Sweet Potato and Leek Hash with a Fried Egg

Ugh, it’s so colorful. Recipe here.

24. Paleo Chai Latte

Paleo Chai Latte

Protein-packed with eggs and coconut oil. Recipe here.

25. Layered Ratatouille

Layered Ratatouille

Can I take a nap in this pan? Recipe here.

26. Cucumber Salad with Lime and Cilantro

Cucumber Salad with Lime and Cilantro

Lime and cilantro are the Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams of condiment pairings. Recipe here.

27. Noodle-Free Lasagna

Noodle-Free Lasagna

Ditch the cheese and soy crumbles to keep it strictly paleo. Recipe here.

28. Paleo Crepes

Paleo Crepes

Top with the fruit of your choice! Recipe here.

29. Market Mediterranean Pizza

Market Mediterranean Pizza

Crust made from shredded eggplant and flax seeds. Recipe here.


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Healthy Cauliflower Red Potato Mash

via Afy Jones – AVAC

cauliflower mash

Love potatoes like I do but need to cut down on your carbs? This is the recipe for you! So simple and tastes amazing as a side dish.

Ingredients:

  • 1 head cauliflower head
  • 2 red potatoes
  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • tablespoon garlic powder (if desired)

Directions:

Wash the cauliflower and potatoes, cut them into smaller pieces, and add them to boiling water until they’re soft. Remove from the stove and drain excess water. Throw all ingredients above in a mixing bowl with the boiled cauliflower and potatoes and use a potato masher to mix everything in as you would regular mashed potatoes. Serve as a side to your favorite dish!

 


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Be The Hero Of Your Own Movie

via John KensitAVAC

Much of the time, initiating the sequence of success comes from simply asking for a bit of help. Being a member at AVAC means that you have complete access to a highly educated, and experienced fitness staff that can help you build the momentum you need to crush through any barriers you’re faced with physically. The time for meandering is over, so reach out and let one of us help you gush toward YOUR maximum human potential.


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12 Healthy DIY Travel Snacks To Bring On A Plane

via Rachel Sanders – BuzzFeed

1. Granola Clusters

Granola Clusters

Light, crunchy, will-keep-forever snacks like this gluten free Nutty Maple Mix are the perfect for global apocalypses and/or plane travel. Get the recipe at With Style and Grace.

2. Roasted Chickpeas

Roasted Chickpeas

The only thing a chickpea likes better than being roasted with salt and olive oil and spices until it’s crispy is coming along with you on an exciting vacation. Let your legumes live a little! Get a basic roasting recipe at Cheap Recipe Blog.

3. No-Bake Prune, Walnut & Coconut Bars

No-Bake Prune, Walnut & Coconut Bars

These are a nicely desserty but good-for-you and dead easy to make: Smoosh everything in the food processor, press into pan, chill, and slice. Get the recipe at Betacyanin.

4. Clementines

Clementines

They come pre-packaged in their own little travel outfits, and are way easier than oranges to peel. Also good for playing catch when you get bored.

5. Avocados + Bread

Avocados + Bread

Avocados are easy to carry around, delicious, and soft enough to spread with whatever flimsy kind of knife/credit card/other weird utensil you can (legally) find on a plane. Very nice on a couple slices of dense rye bread; I’m a big fan of this magical kind that never goes stale.

6. DIY Trail Mix

DIY Trail Mix

Trail mix you make at home is always going to be better than the little baggies you can buy at Hudson News, because what you put in it is your business and nobody else’s. Like, maybe your personal definition of trail mix just happens to be 50% pretzels and 50% chocolate chips.

7. DIY Beef Jerky

DIY Beef Jerky

Pretty sure that jerky fueled the expansion of the American West and also the moon landing and every other important journey ever made. When you make your own, it’s actually healthy (lots of protein, not much fat). Get a recipe at Clean Eating.

8. No-Bake Energy Bites

No-Bake Energy Bites

Nothing makes a long trip shorter like adorable little roly-poly snacks made of oatmeal, coconut, and peanut butter. Get the recipe at Gimme Some Oven.

9. Carrots & Radishes

Carrots & Radishes

These are ideal for traveling because they’re sturdy and good for munching on raw. Just don’t forget to wash them first; nobody likes a gritty radish!

11. Cheese & Crackers

Cheese & Crackers

Pack healthy/grainy crackers (you can get a recipe for these Flaxseed & Onion Crackers at Whole Living) with some pieces of hard cheese that will be happy at room temp: cheddar, manchego, gouda, etc. Yeah, Ritz with Kraft Singles doesn’t count.

12. Hard-Boiled Eggs

Hard-Boiled Eggs

Pack a few eggs in a tupperware container and peel them whenever you get hungry. You can snag little pepper and salt packets from an airport restaurant. Bonus points for drawing cute faces.

Then Put Everything In A Travel Snacks Kit!

Then Put Everything In A Travel Snacks Kit!

So the above items aren’t all healthy. But the idea is great: Turn a tackle/craft box into your own personal wonderland of snacks. This is so thrilling you should probably just make one and carry it around with you at all times.