Black Bean Brownies

I’m not gonna lie, I had seen Black Bean Brownies before and was a bit skeptical about how they’d taste. Since it’s quarantine time due to COVID-19 in NYC and I have some extra cans of black beans, I decided to give it a try. I was honestly so surprised how easy it was to put this recipe together and how much the batter tastes like brownies! Only this recipe is gluten free, vegan, contains no refined sugar, is rich in fiber, and made with real food ingredients!

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Healthy Air-Fried Chicken Nuggets

Healthy Chicken Nuggets- You probably never thought you’d see those words in the same sentence, did you? Well prepared to be amazed, because not only are these Chicken Nuggets delicious, but they are also gluten free, paleo, keto, and whole 30! Did I mention they only require 3 ingredients to make? Get prepared to make the easiest recipe of your life.

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Sweet Potatoes, Black Beans,& Avocado

As I said in a recent blog post, I am adding budget-friendly recipes to be blog coming out of my Food Stamps Experience Project for school. This is my second budget-friendly recipe and it is for main dish.

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Banana Peanut Butter Oatmeal

As I said on my last blog post, I am adding budget-friendly recipes to be blog coming out of my Food Stamps Experience Project for school. This is my first budget-friendly recipe that is for breakfast. This recipe can be made either hot or cold. It requires minimal kitchen gadgets to make!

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My One Week Food Stamps Experience

As I posted on my instagram, @wellbymel_, I experienced being on Food Stamps (SNAP) for 1 week for a project in my Community Nutrition class. SNAP budget is $40 per week for a single person and limited to only non-prepared foods. For example, you are able to purchase raw chicken; however, rotisserie chicken is not allowed under the SNAP program.

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Lentil Meatballs

I have been making these lentil meatballs for years and it is hands down one of my favorite recipes. It is a plant-based take on a comfort food. They make the perfect cozy recipe, but are loaded with veggies and legumes. I like topping the lentil meatballs over spaghetti squash or some zucchini zoodles with nutritional yeast.

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Butternut Squash Soup

Well by Mel

Simple, delicious recipe because butternut squash tastes so naturally delicious, it does not need much.

I love this simple, healthy recipe because it really highlights the flavor of the butternut squash. It’s nothing fancy, but it’s quick and easy to make and tastes great! All you need to do is cook the veggies, boil, and then blend.

This butternut squash soup is made with all real food ingredients. This recipe is gluten free, vegan, paleo, and whole 30 approved.

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Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers

Well by Mel

I love veggie burgers. They are so delicious and versatile. You can eat them on a bun with some sweet potato fries or throw them into a salad bowl. What I don’t like about most veggie burgers is that the are typically highly processed, containing several preservatives, and packed with gluten. This recipe makes veggies burgers healthy, delicious, and exactly what they should be – made of veggies!

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Carrot Cake Muffins

It may be a little early, but I’m so excited to repost my Carrot Cake Muffins recipe! These Carrot Cake Muffins are my favorite spring treat. Like all of my dessert recipes, they are also super easy to make! All you need to do is blend the ingredients (I used my Vitamix blender), place into muffin tins, and bake for 15 minutes. Allow them to cool, and top with the coconut cream topping, which only requires you to blend 2 ingredients to make.

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No Bake Samoa Cookies

It’s about that time of year for Girl Scout Cookies. I love Girl Scout Cookies and my all time favorite flavor is Samoa. I love the coconut/caramel/chocolate flavor combo and the cookie layer adds the perfect amount of crunch. Clearly, I love samoas. However, instead of buying girl scout cookies this year, I decided to make my own healthier version.

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