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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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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Fall Veggie Hash

Looking for a healthy fall recipe? A healthy recipe to bring to Friendsgiving or have as a Thanksgiving side dish? Or just a delicious plant-based meal for the Fall? This recipe is for you! This dish is a delicious way to tie in all of the fall flavors and is completely plant-based. It is the perfect mix of sweet and savory and contains healthy fats which keep you feeling full for longer. This recipe makes about 2 servings.

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Cauliflower Rice Paella

Low carb version of your favorite paella dish! This classic paella recipe is made using riced cauliflower instead of rice and it’s soo good. You can even get that “sticking to the pan” effect of normal paella, you just have to let the cauliflower rice cook a little longer. 

I have a smaller paella pan so the ingredients are proportional to my pan size, if you have a bigger pan, the portion size may very.

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Gluten – Free Sweet Potato Gnocchi

Are you a sweet potato or a regular potato person? I personally love sweet potatoes! You can make them savory, you can make them sweet – they are such a delicious add to meals!

My favorite type of pasta is gnocchi but I don’t eat regular gnocchi too often because I generally avoid gluten. I’ve found Trader Joe’s cauliflower gnocchi to be a great substitute; however, I personally like making foods from scratch as often as possible in order to control what ingredients and how much of each ingredient are put into my food.

I’ve made this sweet potato gnocchi a few times now and it is great! It’s a lot easier to make than you would think. This recipe is both gluten free and vegan. The key ingredient in this recipe is Cassava flour.

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Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers

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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Fresh Gazpacho 💃🏼

When the weather gets warmer, I crave all of the hydrating, fresh foods. I love this gazpacho dish because it’s super hydrating and refreshing – perfect for summer! I paired it with Sakara Life chia tortillas to dip. This recipe is made completely with real food ingredients and is raw, vegan, and gluten free. All you need is a blender to make!

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Vegan Pistachio Pesto

If you follow my Instagram account (@wellbymel_), you know that I LOVE Trader Joe’s cauliflower gnocchi. It is gluten free, dairy free, and only made with 5 ingredients- cauliflower, cassava flour, potato starch, olive oil, and salt! And it tastes great- it tastes like actual gnocchi! This is one of my go- to easy dinners because it is frozen and so easy to make! All you need to do is cook it on a skillet for a few minutes until fully thawed and crispy and then top with the sauce of your choice. Note: do not follow the package instructions to cook the gnocchi or else they will turn out mushy.

Today, I chose a pistachio pesto sauce. I have had a bag of pistachios in my pantry for a few months and wasn’t sure what to do with them. I’m trying to be more conscious of food waste so I decided to re-purpose them to make pesto. It was super yummy and really easy! This pesto is dairy free and uses nutritional yeast for a cheesy flavor. See full recipe below!

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Easy Gluten-Free Falafel

This may be the easiest recipe I have ever made! It doesn’t involve many ingredients, only took me about 20 minutes to make, and is naturally delicious. This recipe is gluten-free and vegan. It makes about 10 falafel.

I topped the falafel over a salad bowl with tahini sauce. You could also throw them in a pita. See recipe below!

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Rainbow Soba Noodle Bowl

Rainbow Soba Noodle bowl 🌈 Do colorful bowls make anyone else super happy? This is such a fresh and delicious bowl. It is completely plant based- made with soba noodles, spinach, mango, carrot, avocado, purple cabbage, red bell pepper, red onion, and topped with a thai- inspired dressing.

See recipe below, it makes about 2 servings.

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