Plant Snacks

Introducing a new favorite snack, Plant Snacks’ cassava root chips! The chips are not only VEGAN, but they are GLUTEN-FREE, free of the Big 8 Allergens, non-GMO, paleo friendly and free from added sugars, grains, corn, trans fat, artificial flavors and preservatives. Oh, and most importantly, they taste INCREDIBLE. The chips come in four flavors: Sea Salt, Super Seeds, Vegan Beet with Goat Cheese and Vegan Cheddar, and each only has 140 calories and 1 gram of saturated fat per serving.

Whether I need a handful of crunch to satisfy a craving, or I am packing up snacks for the beach, Plant Snacks’ cassava root chips have become my go-to. When I went gluten-free and I needed a snack to replace my gluten-filled bread cravings, chips were my savior. The Plant Snacks flavors are so unique and provide much needed variety to my snacking routine… and you have to love when variety comes from a healthy root!

I have so many good things to say about EACH flavor I don’t know where to begin! I’ll start with the Vegan Beet with Goat Cheese, because this flavor caught my eye from the start! This variety combines cassava flour with beets and vegan goat cheese, the perfect mix of sweet and savory. It’s RARE to find a vegan goat cheese that isn’t made out of nuts, plus the clean ingredient list is amazing!

For the old-school Dorito or Cheeto lovers, Plant Snacks’ Vegan Cheddar cassava root chips are for you – you won’t even know they’re vegan, I promise! My favorite flavor is Super Seeds, which is a blend of pumpkin, sunflower, flax and sesame seeds. This packed chip is incredibly satisfying and FILLING.

I’m tired of artificial flavors, cheap ingredients, and poor nutrition, and the team at Plant Snacks is, too! Plant Snacks source their cassava directly from Brazil. And if I don’t have you sold at this point, did you know that the benefits of cassava (a root veggie also known as yuca or manioc) include: an amazing source of fiber, folate, vitamin C, and potassium, and it boosts immunity and has beneficial properties for your skin?!

To find Plant Snacks at a store near you, click here!

Mikey’s

Mikey’s, brought to you by my childhood friend, Michael Tierney, is a paleo breads and baked goods company with a variety of gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free, and soy-free breads and english muffins! Years ago, Michael began Mikey’s with a gluten-free take on the classic English Muffin and his company quickly soared to success. Not only were the muffins gluten-free, a rarity at the time, but they were also paleo-friendly and low calorie! Most importantly, they tasted as good as the gluten-FILLED English muffins of my past.

Since my first Mikey’s tasting in 2014, not only has Mikey’s product line grown, but he has revamped his original English Muffin recipe and the recipe of today is a total winner. Keeping in line with “simple,” each muffin is under 100 calories and it’s hard to believe a product with so few ingredients can be so healthy, and tasty! My favorite is the cinnamon raisin!

Simplicity is Mikey’s mantra and his muffins are made with SEVEN real ingredients that you can trust- Eggs, Almond Flour, Purified Water, Apple Cider Vinegar, Coconut Flour, Baking Soda, and Kosher Salt. My motto is and always has been, “if there are too many ingredients listed, you don’t know what an ingredient is, or you can’t pronounce it, then you can’t buy it.” Applying this mantra to Mikey’s products, I CAN HAVE THEM ALL! I love topping the English Muffins with almond butter, avocado, or pretty much any nut-butter spread!

Mikey’s product line has since expanded to also include muffins tops, sliced bread, pizza crust, and tortillas! Clean eating, gluten-free, Paleo, low carb, low sugar, and dense nutrition; from flavor to nutrition, Mikey’s does it right! The chocolate chip muffin tops are my favorites, because I’m a chocoholic, but the lemon blueberry is SO interesting, I was actually shocked at how much I loved the flavor combination. I like to top my muffin tops with a spread, OR take two muffin tops and use them as sandwich halves for my favorite proteins or desserts!

When I first went gluten-free, the food I missed the most was without a doubt PIZZA. So when it came to trying all of Mikey’s products, I insisted I first recipe develop/experiment with the pizza crust! The crust has amazing texture and is the perfect base to bring your crazy pizza fantasies to life.

What You Will Need:
1 Mikey’s Pizza Crust
1/2-1Cup Tomato Sauce
1/2-1Cup Dairy-free Cheese!
Optional: Sunny Side Up Egg

What You Will Do:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Line a baking tray with parchment paper, and place your Mikey’s Pizza Crust on the tray.
Top your crust with sauce and vegan cheese- amount of each is up to you!


Place in the oven and cook for 9 minutes.
*Cook time is anywhere between 7-14 minutes… all depends on your toppings! 
Cut your pizza into 4’s and serve!

The pizza crust is soft with a bread-like consistency, but crisps super nicely when baked!

Mikey’s tortilla’s are some of the healthiest out on the market, and they have come in handy for my constant taco craving! Stay tuned for some fun taco recipes coming soon 🙂

Mikey’s is a STAPLE in my refrigerator and freezer, and I have at least one of Mikey’s products A DAY. NO JOKE. Check out http://www.mikeysmuffins.com/ for more product information and to see where you can buy at a store near you!

Vegan Smoothies Made with Califia Farms

I asked a few friends this weekend, “When you think of my brand, what do you think of?” The answer was unanimous. SMOOTHIES! I start every morning with a smoothie, and often have them for dinner or lunch, too! And no it doesn’t get boring! With so many inclusions available and varieties of proteins, fats, greens etc, no two smoothies are the same. Well, one thing is the same. Each smoothie incorporates one of Califia Farm’s nut milks!

The plant-based brand is not only vegan but GMO-free, and all ingredients are sustainably sourced. I’m kind of obsessed with the Toasted Coconut AlmondMilk, and other favorites include the Chocolate Coconut AlmondMilk and Vanilla AlmondMilk. Califia also has the BEST creamers for your coffee’s and latte’s, and their on-the-go AlmondMilk Matcha’s are my life.

BLUEBERRY VANILLA:
1.5 Cups Califia Farms Toasted Coconut AlmondMilk
3/4 Cup Blueberries
1 Scoop Vanilla Vegan Protein Powder
½ Banana
1T Coconut Butter
1T Chia Seeds
1C Frozen Cauliflower
TOPPINGS: Blueberries, Straberries, Raspberries, Blackberries

CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER:
1.5 Cups Califia Farms Chocolate Coconut AlmondMilk
1 Scoop Chocolate Protein Powder
1/2 Banana
1T Peanut Butter
1T Chia Seeds
1/2 Frozen Zucchini
TOPPINGS: Cacao Nibs, Coconut Shavings, granola

MATCHACADO BANANA:
2 Cups Califia Farms Toasted Coconut AlmondMilk
2 tsp Matcha
1 Scoop Vegan Vanilla Protein Powder
1/2 Avocado
½ Frozen Banana
1T Chia Seeds
1C Spinach
Toppings: Avocado, Coconut Butter, Banana