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Tempeh Scramble

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Prep time: 10 min / Cook time: 10 min

This meal is great for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It's super filling and easy to make for a group of people. I tend to make a lot at one time and feed my family for breakfast and have enough left for lunch for myself! Feel free to combine any other sorts of veggies you may like.

Ingredients:

  • 1 field roast sausage link (apple sage flavor)
  • 1/4 cup of chopped onions
  • 1/4 cup of chopped tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup of chopped red peppers
  • 1/4 cup of chopped mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup of chopped zuchini
  • 1 head of broccoli 
  • 1 serving of tempeh (I use this)
  • Optional spices: salt, pepper, lime juice, cumin, curry.
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Directions:

  1. Cut up veggies and place onions in pan with lime juice, water or a little oil 
  2. Put the cut up broccoli and tempeh chucks into blender and blend lightly (use pulse setting on a vita mix) until fluffy or however you like.
  3. Add sausage and more liquid if necessary 
  4. Wait a couple minutes then add zucchini and mushroom
  5. Add tempeh & broccoli blended mixture to the pan and mix.
  6. Add tomatoes last
  7. I like to add a tsp. of cumin and some salt and pepper along with avocado at the end. Feel free to add what you like!

Enjoy this dish and let me know what you think! Find me on instagram @ellavatelife and check out some of my meals that you want the recipes for :)

No Bake Protein Oat Balls

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Prep time: 10 min / Cook time: none

These quick and easy balls are perfect for kids and adults alike! Eat them as an after school snack, pre-dinner filler, or dessert. With minimal ingredients, they are healthy and provide a yummy snack to feel good about eating! These oat balls are packed with protein and good flavor (that may or may not make you addicted.) Try batch making these on Sundays (I make about 10-20) for the week and always have on hand as a healthy alternative to a junky sweet treat.

Ingredients: 

  • 1/2 cup of rolled oats (a little less if you want them stickier)
  • 1 tbsp. of chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp. of ground flax seeds
  • 1 tbsp. of ground coconut flakes
  • 1 tbsp. of agave syrup
  • 1/4 cup of peanut butter
    • Try using PB2 if you want to reduce fat and oils
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Directions: 

  1. Add peanut butter and agave into a microwave safe bowl
  2. Mix together and heat in the microwave for 20-30 seconds (should be thin & drip)
  3. Add all ingredients to the same bowl with the agave and PB *TIP: add oats slowly and mix together gradually
  4. Enjoy!
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Enjoy these delicious snacks and comment if you like them!! check out my Instagram @ellavatelife if you have any recipe recommendations, I'd be happy to make them!

 

    Vegan Pita Pizzas

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    Ever craved pizza but not wanted to waste all your calories on one slice that won't even fill you up? I have, so I started focusing on the toppings of my pizza to be healthy and fulfilling and the bread to just be there to hold the toppings. That's where the pita pockets came in. This is an easy recipe that is guilt free and tastes better than going out! *oil free *vegan *GF Option

    Ingredients: Feel free to add/substitute your favorite veggies :)

    • 1  pita pocket, I use Joseph's
    • 1/4 cup of your choice of tomato sauce
      • *Choose one with low sodium & low fat*
    • 1 Field Roast Apple Sage Sausage
    • 1 small zucchini (diced) 
    • 2 small mushrooms (diced)
    • 1/3 cup of diced onions
    • 1/3 cup of your choice of peppers 
    • 1 small diced tomato (optional)
    • Season with salt, pepper, and nutritional yeast as you like
      • Click HERE to find out why nutritional yeast is so good for you!
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    Directions: *Prep Time: 5 min *Cook Time: 15 min

    1. Cut up all your veggies
    2. Slice pita pocket horizontally (making two separate pizza surfaces)
    3. Spread sauce evenly to edges
    4. sprinkle veggies on top
    5. Place on baking sheet *with foil*
    6. Cook on 375 degrees for 13-15 minutes (longer if you want edges to be crispy)
    7. Add seasoning and enjoy!
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    This recipe is quick and easy and a great "cheat" meal while still eating yummy food that is good for the soul! Comment your thoughts and let me know how it tastes for you! And turn this into a lunch meal by using hummus as the sauce and your favorite sandwich toppings!!