Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Cream Pie

This pie is pure unadulterated bliss! I served it on Christmas Eve to a table full of very skeptical non-vegans. I’m pretty sure it blew their minds.  My favorite part about this pie is the Nutter Butter crust, if possible, don’t substitute with another crust type! If you live some place where Nutter Butters aren’t available…then I guess graham cracker crust will work ;-).
When cut into 8 slices, each serving has 14 grams of protein! So you can kind of justify eating 2 slices…or at least I did. 

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I Love PureFit Vegan Nutrition Bars!

Sometimes there are days at school when I don’t even have time to eat lunch, actually, a lot of the time… My hour long lunch break is typically spent cleaning up after my morning patient and preparing for my afternoon patient. Thankfully I have a full stock of nutrition bars in my locker for days like these.

I don’t know if it was a mere coincidence or fate, but PureFit recently contacted me. They wanted to send me samples of all their vegan/gluten free nutrition bars to review. Little did they know, that I was already a loyal customer! I gladly accepted their samples anyway ;-).

Pure Fit bars are not only vegan and gluten free, but they have 18 grams of protein. What’s even better is that they are all natural; I know and can pronounce every ingredient they contain. They are also specially balanced so that you maintain a stable blood sugar after eating them, so they are good for diabetics too.

I am addicted the the Peanut Butter Crunch flavor, but now that I have had the opportunity to try all the flavors- Granola Crunch, Almond Crunch, Chocolate Brownie, Almond Berry Crunch and Peanut Butter Crunch-I can truthfully say that they are all delicious… but the Peanut Butter Crunch is still my favorite :-). I love the creamy, light texture of these bars, and I can throw them in my bag and they never melt or get deformed. Vegans and non-vegans alike can enjoy these bars. 

Spicy Creole Cauliflower Salad

This recipe is about as close as I have ever gotten to venturing into the realm of Cajun Cuisine. With barley, black-eyed peas and cauliflower, it’s a complete protein meal with enough fiber to use a whole roll of toilet paper.

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The “Where Do You Get Your Protein?” Salad

Where do vegans get their protein????

Since I get asked this question all the freaking time, I decided to make a salad which proves that yes, vegans can get enough protein. This salad has 35 grams of protein per serving, that’s about 70% of the daily recommended amount (for my weight/height). Not to mention it has about 70% of your daily fiber requirements. It’s simple, tasty and good for you.

All you haters that say vegans can’t get enough protein can SUCK IT! :-)

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Lux Hippie Tempeh Salad Sandwich

This recipe is so yummy! The flavor of the sweet, juicy grapes and the crunchy, fresh celery combined with the rich pecans and tempeh is pretty amazing. I made this for lunch over the weekend. My sister tried a bite and loved it so much that she immediately went to the store to buy more ingredients to make some for herself, because I wasn’t about to share, yes, its that good :-). 

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Protein-Packed Broccoli Bean Salad

Fridge clean out time!!! Packed with protein, fiber, and deliciousness! Super easy and quick to make for a weeknight meal, and leftovers for lunch the next day!

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