Guilt Free Pleasures

There are few feelings in the world that top a full belly and a soft couch. A warm (sometimes crippling) meal and the comfort of your living room, is a true utopia. Pizza, cookies, and perhaps the frequently haunted late night take out spot, are usually on the docket. But, not all pleasures have to be guilty... We caught up with our friend and health and wellness coach, Melissa Hanson for a few recipe spins on some classic comfort foods.

Healthy Mex Dip

  • -Refried beans (1 can)
  • -Black beans (1 can)
  • -3 Bell peppers (chopped)
  • -Soy chorizo (Trader Joe’s)
  • -Salsa
  • -Shredded vegan cheese of choice

Cover with foil and bake in the oven on 400° for 30 min.

Enjoy with your favorite chips! Tortilla, cassava, black bean chips, whatever you prefer. Guilt free!

The next is a little breakfast delight!

"Egg" Scramble and/or Avocado Toast (Choose Your Own Adventure)

There’s no wrong answer with this next recipe!

“Egg” (tofu) Scramble:

  • ~ Organic sprouted tofu
  • ~ Nutritional yeast
  • ~ Garlic powder
  • ~ Turmeric
  • ~ Salt

Crumble up your sprouted tofu in a large frying pan. Pour in nutritional yeast, salt, garlic powder to taste. A pinch of turmeric just for color (makes the tofu look just like eggs).

Fry up some sausage-less sausage from Trader Joe’s for a little extra.

This breakfast is an indulgence! But wait, it's not over. If you want a little extra, fire up the below...

Avocado Toast: You can spray the toast with avocado oil and sprinkle some sea salt before smashing the avocado on the toast for extra deliciousness.

See not all pleasure have to be guilty! Try this out for a whirl and see how they taste!


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