Vegan Oatmeal Chia Seed Pancakes

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Am I the only one who gets hungry an hour or so after eating breakfast? I swear, some days I have to eat 2 meals in order to be full. Do you have a favorite breakfast food? Pancakes are one of my favorite breakfast foods! You can have so much fun making them with a variety fruit fillings and toppings. They’re also super easy to make with kids! Well, after months of experimenting, I’ve finally found a tasty way to enjoy vegan pancakes that will leave your sweet tooth satisfied and belly full!vegan chia pancakes, oatmeal pancakes, vegan pancakes, healthy vegan, easy vegan pancake recipes, vegan recipes, vegan breakfast recipes, vegan blueberry chia pancakes, enjoy life foods, enjoy life pancake mix, madhava pancake mix

You won’t feel bad one bit about eating a short stack of these pancakes! They’re loaded with plenty of vitamins, minerals, protein and fiber. They’re also moist, fluffy and absolutely delicious! vegan chia pancakes, oatmeal pancakes, vegan pancakes, healthy vegan, easy vegan pancake recipes, vegan recipes, vegan breakfast recipes, vegan blueberry chia pancakes, enjoy life pancake mix, madhava pancake mix vegan chia pancakes, oatmeal pancakes, vegan pancakes, healthy vegan, easy vegan pancake recipes, vegan recipes, vegan breakfast recipes, vegan blueberry chia pancakes, enjoy life foods, enjoy life pancake mix, madhava pancake mixYou don’t need any crazy ingredients and they’ll take less than 20 minutes to make! I really love chowing down on these vegan pancakes after a high intensity workout.

If you’re in the mood to make your batch of vegan pancakes from scratch then take a look at this recipe from Oh She Glows .

But if you’re like me and short on time, just use any vegan pancake mix of choice. My 2 favorite plant-based pancake mixes are from Enjoy Life Foods and Madhava.

Clean and good for you additional ingredients include:

Rolled Oats: high in fiber and low sodium.

Organic Chia Seeds: healthy omega-3 fatty acids, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, antioxidants, and calcium.

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Gluten free rolled oats blended through a food processor.

Blueberries (use any preferred fruit filling): Blueberries are a very good source of vitamin K, vitamin C and manganese. Blueberries are also a good source of fiber and copper. IMG_2133 vegan chia pancakes, oatmeal pancakes, vegan pancakes, healthy vegan, easy vegan pancake recipes, vegan recipes, vegan breakfast recipes, vegan blueberry chia pancakes, enjoy life foods, enjoy life pancake mix, madhava pancake mix

Now that we’ve got that out the way let’s get down to business! Since I didn’t make this batch of vegan pancakes from scratch there’s really no need for crazy measuring. You can add as little or as much of the ingredients as you’d like! I’ve substituted blueberries for vegan chocolate chips, banana, vanilla and cinnamon. All variations came out with great tasting results!

What made these vegan pancakes even more irresistible was topping them with blueberry hemp granola and banana. You’ll find that these pancakes are sweet enough so there won’t be a huge need for syrup. If you’re looking for a syrup that isn’t as sweet as most try coconut palm syrup. I added a drizzle of this low glycemic syrup and fell in love!vegan chia pancakes, oatmeal pancakes, vegan pancakes, healthy vegan, easy vegan pancake recipes, vegan recipes, vegan breakfast recipes, vegan blueberry chia pancakes, enjoy life foods, enjoy life pancake mix, madhava pancake mix vegan chia pancakes, oatmeal pancakes, vegan pancakes, healthy vegan, easy vegan pancake recipes, vegan recipes, vegan breakfast recipes, vegan blueberry chia pancakes, enjoy life foods, enjoy life pancake mix, madhava pancake mix vegan chia pancakes, oatmeal pancakes, vegan pancakes, healthy vegan, easy vegan pancake recipes, vegan recipes, vegan breakfast recipes, vegan blueberry chia pancakes, enjoy life foods, enjoy life pancake mix, madhava pancake mix vegan chia pancakes, oatmeal pancakes, vegan pancakes, healthy vegan, easy vegan pancake recipes, vegan recipes, vegan breakfast recipes, vegan blueberry chia pancakes, enjoy life foods, enjoy life pancake mix, madhava pancake mixLet me know if you end up trying this recipe! Comment below or tag me on Instagram under #HH2TEats! May your plates be emptied and your bellies be full. 🙂

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Oatmeal Chia Seed Pancakes
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  1. Add blueberries, chia seeds and rolled oats to prepared batter. Blend well. Then mix in cinnamon and vanilla. Cook as you would traditional pancakes. Top with granola and drizzle with coconut palm syrup or syrup or choice
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Vegan Organic Green Lentil Lasagna (No Boil)

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Hey Guys! What is your favorite comfort food? Lasagna is my go to, especially around the holidays! I was craving my mom’s famous lasagna the other day but I ran into two problems. First, I didn’t know how to make lasagna. In fact , I’ve always avoided learning how to make it. Second, my mom’s lasagna is not vegan. She makes it the traditional way but with a West Indian/Italian fusion of herbs and spices. Well, I decided to take a leap of faith and not only make lasagna for the 1st time but to also make it 100% PLANT BASED!vegan lasagna, green lentil lasagna, explore cuisine, kite hill rocitta, vegan cheese, vegan ricotta, how to make vegan lasagna, plant based recipes, organic, gluten free lasagna, gluten free, kosher lasagna, essence eats, healthy hair to toevegan lasagna, green lentil lasagna, explore cuisine, kite hill rocitta, vegan cheese, vegan ricotta, how to make vegan lasagna, plant based recipes, organic, gluten free lasagna, gluten free, kosher lasagna, essence eats, healthy hair to toe

While on a Whole Foods run I stumbled across these Organic Green Lentil Lasagna sheets from Explore Cuisine. They are non gmo, gluten-free, kosher and vegan which is awesome. Get this, they’re also NO BOIL. I realized that little tid bit as I opened the box and had a pot of water ready to boil. These sheets are loaded with plenty of plant-based protein (11g per serving). Ingredients include: organic green lentil flour, pea flour and organic brown rice flour.

I stuck to marinara as my sauce because it’s easy and hard to mess up. As far as cheeses, I used Kite Hill‘s Almond Milk based Ricotta as my filling.vegan lasagna, green lentil lasagna, explore cuisine, kite hill rocitta, vegan cheese, vegan ricotta, how to make vegan lasagna, plant based recipes, organic, gluten free lasagna, gluten free, kosher lasagna, essence eats, healthy hair to toe vegan lasagna, green lentil lasagna, explore cuisine, kite hill rocitta, vegan cheese, vegan ricotta, how to make vegan lasagna, plant based recipes, organic, gluten free lasagna, gluten free, kosher lasagna, essence eats, healthy hair to toe This was my 1st time trying their ricotta and it was DELICIOUS! I’ve never been a huge fan of traditional ricotta cheese. The taste and texture were always an issue for me. Bell peppers, onion, Field Roast Italian Sausage, baby spinach leaves and fresh basil rounded out the remaining filling of this hearty vegan lasagna.

I topped my vegan lasagna with Field Roast Creamy Original Slices. I love these slices on my sandwiches and as a snack alone so it was a no brainer for me. They melted beautifully and reheat very well! Last, I garnished with basil leaves and homemade vegan parmesan cheese. That’s it! Simple right?vegan lasagna, green lentil lasagna, explore cuisine, kite hill rocitta, vegan cheese, vegan ricotta, how to make vegan lasagna, plant based recipes, organic, gluten free lasagna, gluten free, kosher lasagna, essence eats, healthy hair to toe

You can alter this vegan lasagna recipe to your liking but this on the whim version gave my belly all the feels! Let me know if you try it! Tag me on Instagram @HealthyHairToToe. You can also search more plant-based food inspo under #HH2TEats 🙂

 

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Vegan Organic Green Lentil Lasagna
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Hearty, filling and delicious 100% no boil vegan lasagna. Vegan, gluten free, kosher and takes less than 1 hour to make.
Servings Prep Time
6-10 people 15 minutes
Cook Time
40-45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6-10 people 15 minutes
Cook Time
40-45 minutes
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Vegan Organic Green Lentil Lasagna
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Hearty, filling and delicious 100% no boil vegan lasagna. Vegan, gluten free, kosher and takes less than 1 hour to make.
Servings Prep Time
6-10 people 15 minutes
Cook Time
40-45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6-10 people 15 minutes
Cook Time
40-45 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Pour 1 jar of marinara into your oven dish. Layer one sheet of lasagna with 1 tsp of vegan ricotta and spinach leaves. This ricotta is creamy yet crumbly so don't worry about making it layer perfectly. It will all bake together beautifully! Layer next sheet down.
  2. Slice your vegan sausage long way then cut halfway across. Lay some more ricotta down with sausage and veggies of choice. season with garlic and oregano (optional). Add a spoonful or two of marinara to filling. Layer two sheets down. Proceed to layer more rictotta and sauce.
  3. Layer last sheet. Pour last jar of marinara over entire oven dish and sheets. Lay cheese slices down (2 per row). Garnish with vegan parmesan and basil leaves (optional).
  4. Cover with foil and bake at 400 degrees F for 40-45 minutes.
Recipe Notes

Amount of layers will depend on size of oven dish. There are 12 sheets per box with Explore Cuisine's Oragnic Green Lentil Lasagna sheets.

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Vegan Banana Bread Overnight Oats

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Overnight oats are a quick, delicious and nutritious way to start your day. It takes less than 10 minutes to make and it’s the perfect HEALTHY breakfast option for people on the go. You can experiment with a ton of different flavors so you won’t get bored either! Overnight oats may also help you curb your appetite mid morning (keep you away from the vending machines at the office). This easy breakfast is full of fiber, protein and everything good for you in between! I love this recipe because I’m able to enjoy all the delicious flavors of banana bread without turning on the oven. This is definitely the easiest and most flavor packed overnight oats recipe I’ve made so far!vegan, vegan breakfast, vegan breakfast indeas, vegan overnight oats, overnight oats recipe, healthy vegan recipes, healthy vegan, low glycemic recipes, health, wellness, healthy livingvegan, vegan breakfast, vegan breakfast indeas, vegan overnight oats, overnight oats recipe, healthy vegan recipes, healthy vegan, low glycemic recipes, health, wellness, healthy living

Confession: This recipe was done on a whim. I almost threw out my overly ripened bananas the other day. They were so ripe that I could smell them 2 rooms away from my kitchen. Normally, I would’ve put them to use and made some vegan banana bread but I was out of flour. While making a basic jar of overnight oats, I figured why not add it to my oatmeal?vegan, vegan breakfast, vegan breakfast indeas, vegan overnight oats, overnight oats recipe, healthy vegan recipes, healthy vegan, low glycemic recipes, health, wellness, healthy livingvegan, vegan breakfast, vegan breakfast indeas, vegan overnight oats, overnight oats recipe, healthy vegan recipes, healthy vegan, low glycemic recipes, health, wellness, healthy living

The result? Pure banana bread heaven without the guilt of calories, added sugar or having to turn the oven on!  vegan, vegan breakfast, vegan breakfast indeas, vegan overnight oats, overnight oats recipe, healthy vegan recipes, healthy vegan, low glycemic recipes, health, wellness, healthy livingvegan, vegan breakfast, vegan breakfast indeas, vegan overnight oats, overnight oats recipe, healthy vegan recipes, healthy vegan, low glycemic recipes, health, wellness, healthy living vegan, vegan breakfast, vegan breakfast indeas, vegan overnight oats, overnight oats recipe, healthy vegan recipes, healthy vegan, low glycemic recipes, health, wellness, healthy livingThe ingredients blended so well! Whole Foods frozen wild blueberries were perfect because they’re very tiny and won’t overpower your oats. I have the biggest pet peeve with chunky fruit in anything I eat (blueberry pancakes w/o the blueberries please!..lol). I topped with a handful of One Degree Organics Sprouted Grain Granola (Cacao flavor).

In the past, my overnight oats would come out bland, rough in texture and wouldn’t satisfy my appetite. These overnight oats came out creamy and bursting with flavor!

Let me know if you try this overnight oats recipe! Do you have any favorite toppings or flavor combinations? Share in the comments!

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Banana Bread Overnight Oats
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Banana bread with out the bread, guilt or oven? These Banana Bread Overnight Oats will leave your taste buds cheering, belly satisfied and waistline in tact...all in less than 10 minutes!
Servings Prep Time
1 person 7 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 person 7 minutes
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Banana Bread Overnight Oats
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Banana bread with out the bread, guilt or oven? These Banana Bread Overnight Oats will leave your taste buds cheering, belly satisfied and waistline in tact...all in less than 10 minutes!
Servings Prep Time
1 person 7 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 person 7 minutes
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl or mason jar, stir well, seal and refrigerate overnight. Garnish with sliced banana, granola or more nuts if desired.
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No Bake Dark Chocolate Hemp Energy Bites

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Let’s take it back for a moment. I grew up in the 80s and 90s before food allergies and tree nut bans in schools became the norm. Dunkin Donuts chocolate munchkins and homemade cupcakes (chocolate of course) were my FAVE! Classroom birthday parties were LIT with munchkins and cupcakes! Didn’t you live for these days? I remember smelling the yumminess all day in the classroom, anxiously watching the clock, waiting to inhale a piece of heaven. Well, these No Bake Dark Chocolate Hemp Energy Bites will give you all the nostalgia of 1st grade without the guilt of excessive calories!how to make vegan energy balls, vegan energy bites, how to make vegan energy bites, chocolate energy bites, vegan chocolate snacks, healthy vegan sweets, healthy, wellness, health blogger, paleo snacks, nutrition, holistic, holistic health, holistic healing, vegan desserts, easy vegan recipes, easy vegan dessert recipeshow to make vegan energy balls, vegan energy bites, how to make vegan energy bites, chocolate energy bites, vegan chocolate snacks, healthy vegan sweets, healthy, wellness, health blogger, paleo snacks, nutrition, holistic, holistic health, holistic healing, vegan desserts, easy vegan recipes, easy vegan dessert recipes how to make vegan energy balls, vegan energy bites, how to make vegan energy bites, chocolate energy bites, vegan chocolate snacks, healthy vegan sweets, healthy, wellness, health blogger, paleo snacks, nutrition, holistic, holistic health, holistic healing, vegan desserts, easy vegan recipes, easy vegan dessert recipes how to make vegan energy balls, vegan energy bites, how to make vegan energy bites, chocolate energy bites, vegan chocolate snacks, healthy vegan sweets, healthy, wellness, health blogger, paleo snacks, nutrition, holistic, holistic health, holistic healing, vegan desserts, easy vegan recipes, easy vegan dessert recipeshow to make vegan energy balls, vegan energy bites, how to make vegan energy bites, chocolate energy bites, vegan chocolate snacks, healthy vegan sweets, healthy, wellness, health blogger, paleo snacks, nutrition, holistic, holistic health, holistic healing, vegan desserts, easy vegan recipes, easy vegan dessert recipeshow to make vegan energy balls, vegan energy bites, how to make vegan energy bites, chocolate energy bites, vegan chocolate snacks, healthy vegan sweets, healthy, wellness, health blogger, paleo snacks, nutrition, holistic, holistic health, holistic healing, vegan desserts, easy vegan recipes, easy vegan dessert recipes

Y’all, these vegan energy bites are LEGIT, LIT and everything else in between! The ingredients are wholesome, clean, affordable and most importantly DELICIOUS! There was no need for additional sugar either! I used dates as my base which is a natural sweetener. how to make vegan energy balls, vegan energy bites, how to make vegan energy bites, chocolate energy bites, vegan chocolate snacks, healthy vegan sweets, healthy, wellness, health blogger, paleo snacks, nutrition, holistic, holistic health, holistic healing, vegan desserts, easy vegan recipes, easy vegan dessert recipes

Here’s the good for you breakdown:

Dates: Nature’s caramel. Sweet and rich while providing energy through vitamins & minerals like zinc, potassium, magnesium, and iron!

Almond Butter: extra protein boost and full of vitamin E, manganese, and biotin.

Walnuts: excellent source of protein and high in omega 3 fatty acids.

Cacao Powder: rich chocolate flavor as well as phytonutrients, magnesium, and iron. Phytonutrients combat free radicals in your body & help you to absorb key vitamins.

Hemp Seeds: add a boost of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, iron, magnesium, and zinc. They’re also the perfect complete protein since they contain all 20 amino acids, including the 9 essential amino acids.

These vegan energy bites are fudgy, moist, super healthy, full of protein and extremely easy to make! You can enjoy this healthy dessert with tea or as an afternoon pick me up. I just love having the option versus traditional empty calorie sweets that provide no nutritional value.

*Recipe adapted from Minimalist Baker. Recipe has been tweaked for my preference. Energy bites contain tree nuts. Be mindful of food allergies before serving.

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No Bake Dark Chocolate Hemp Energy Bites
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No Bake Dark Chocolate Hemp Energy bites are the perfect, guilt free chocolatey snack. These vegan energy bites are full of protein, sweet and easy to make.
No Bake Dark Chocolate Hemp Energy Bites
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No Bake Dark Chocolate Hemp Energy bites are the perfect, guilt free chocolatey snack. These vegan energy bites are full of protein, sweet and easy to make.
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Instructions
  1. Add dates to a food processor and pulse/mix until small bites remain or a ball forms. Scoop out and set aside.
  2. Add walnuts to the food processor and pulse into a fine meal. Then add cacao powder, hemp seeds and sea salt. Pulse a few more times to combine. (Make sure you don't overmix or the walnuts will turn into butter.)
  3. Add the dates back in along with the almond butter and melted coconut oil (optional). Mix/pulse to combine. The result should be a moist dough-like mixture. If too wet, add a bit more cacao powder or hemp seeds. If too dry add more almond or seed butter.
  4. Refrigerate for 10 minutes. Then scoop out rounded tablespoon amounts (I like this scoop) and carefully form into balls. I used my hands and had no problem forming the balls. The dough will be somewhat fragile, so use the warmth of your hands to gently form/roll them into balls. There should be about 20 energy bites total.
  5. OPTIONAL: Roll in extra hemp seeds or cacao powder. I rolled in cacao which gave the energy bites more of a chocolatey taste and richness. If you don't want that richness then you can stick with the hemp seeds.
  6. Sprinkle with hemp seeds and you're good to go!
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Hearty Red Lentil Soup (Vegan & Gluten Free)

What are your 5 must haves for indoors during the winter months? Netflix, a warm shower, ginger tea,  and a hot bowl of soup are my faves. Banana muffins or vegan chocolate chip cookies with a mean glass of almond milk wouldn’t be too bad either!..lol. There’s just something about a hot bowl of soup on a cold winter day that’s always a winner in my book.simply organic recipes, red lentil soup, vegan recipes, easy vegan recipes, red lentils, heart healthy recipes, vegan soup recipes

simply organic recipes, red lentil soup, vegan recipes, easy vegan recipes, red lentils, heart healthy recipes, vegan soup recipesI love hearty, bold, rich and zesty flavor in my soups to warm my heart & soul. Red lentil soup is my favorite because of how hearty and delicious it can be with very little ingredients. It’s affordable, very easy to make and extremely healthy! simply organic recipes, red lentil soup, vegan recipes, easy vegan recipes, red lentils, heart healthy recipes, vegan soup recipes

The blend of herbs and spices aren’t the only tasty thing about this soup. The ginger and potatoes make this lentil soup much more zesty and filling than expected.simply organic recipes, red lentil soup, vegan recipes, easy vegan recipes, red lentils, heart healthy recipes, vegan soup recipes

One thing I changed to make this red lentil soup heartier is that I added half the batch to my Vitamix blender. This allowed the broth to have a thicker texture while leaving more room to taste the delicious veggies that were added. simply organic recipes, red lentil soup, vegan recipes, easy vegan recipes, red lentils, heart healthy recipes, vegan soup recipessimply organic recipes, red lentil soup, vegan recipes, easy vegan recipes, red lentils, heart healthy recipes, vegan soup recipesLet me know if you try this recipe out!

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Hearty Red Lentil Soup
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Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
50 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
50 minutes
Hearty Red Lentil Soup
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Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
50 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
50 minutes
Instructions
  1. Heat 1 tsp. olive oil over medium heat in a large sauce pan.
  2. Add the onion and let it cook for 5 minutes until soft.
  3. Add the garlic, celery, and potato chunks. Cook until soft and lightly browned, another 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add the cumin, turmeric, ground ginger, paprika and salt/pepper and stir until fragrant.
  5. Add the vegetable broth, lentils, and canned tomatoes or tomato paste, stir and bring to a simmer.
  6. Cover and cook for 20 minutes and cook until lentils are tender.
  7. Remove from heat and puree ½ of the soup using a blender.
  8. Add back in the ½ of the soup and stir in the herbs and lemon juice.
  9. Season to taste with salt/pepper if needed and serve.
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