Sunday, November 19, 2017

Pumpkin Pie Bars (vegan friendly)

For the Crust, blend together until crumbly:

1 cup almond flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1.5 tsp cinnamon
1/4-1/3 softened coconut oil
2 tablespoons almond butter
1/3 cup coconut sugar
1 cup rolled oats (not instant)
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Keep 1 cup aside as topping.  Press the rest into in an 8x8 pan lined with parchment paper and lightly greased.  
Bake at 350 for 10 min.

Then combine the filling in a blender which includes:
3/4 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 cup canned coconut milk
3 tablespoons maple syrup
3 tablespoons coconut sugar
2 tablespoons almond butter
2 tablespoons tapioca starch
2 tsp vanilla extrace
pinch of salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2-1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp nutmeg
dash of ginger
1/2 tsp allspice

After the 10 min bake, pour filling in pan.  Top with the crumb mixture.  
Bake for 30 min or until toothpick comes out clean.

LET COOL AND REST before slicing!!

Monday, October 23, 2017

Cashew Parmesan Cheese

Surprisingly, a new guilty vegan friendly pleasure is cashew parmesan cheese! 
1 cup raw cashews
1/4 cup nutritional yeast (cheesy flavor)
3/4 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic powder
Blend it all up and you have cashew parmesan cheese!!

Vegan Chili (in the insta pot)

This recipe makes about 8 servings and can be eaten all week with some yummy cornbread!

1 cup dried red lentils (rinsed and drained)
1 cup dries green lentils (rinsed and drained)
1 onion chopped
5 cloves garlic minced
1 red pepper, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1/4-1/2 cup canned jalapeno peppers diced
1 28 oz can fire roasted crushed tomatoes
1 15 oz can diced tomatoes
3 cups water
2 Tbsp chili powder
1 Tbsp ground cumin
few dashes of cayenne pepper (if you like it hot!)
salt to taste

1. Sauté function on the insta pot: put in onions, garlic, peppers and sauté for 5 min.
2. Add in spices and sauté for another minute.
3. Add in the rest of the ingredients and bring to a high pressure for 10 min.
4. Allow for natural release.  If it is not complete after 30 min, release the steam.
5. Stir and ENJOY!!

Can top with some vegan mozzarella or cheddar cheese if you would like or cashew parmesan cheese! :) 

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (vegan)

Mix together:
4 tbsp vegan butter
4 tbsp unsweetened apple sauce
1/2 cup coconut sugar
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 flax egg (1 tbsp ground flat seeds mixed with 3 tbsp water, let sit in fridge for 15 min)

Then mix in:
3/4 cup all purpose four
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
dash of nutmeg
dash of cloves
1 1/2 cups oats
1/2-3/4 cup vegan chocolate chips

Scoop out using a cookie scooper onto a tray lines with a cookie mat.  Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.


Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Chocolate & Peanut Butter Swirled Ice cream

Chocolate & Peanut Butter Swirled Ice cream

It is as good as it looks. Amanda and I have a HUGE sweet tooth at night and we are always so tempted to steer off of our meal plan. This was the perfect solution to make and have in the freezer.

Chocolate layers: Frozen bananas blended with a little almond milk.

PB layers: PB mixed with a little almond milk, vanilla extract, and maple syrup

Chips are dark chocolate vegan chips.

This is 100% vegan, 100% full of flavor! Now…to see how long it actually lasts in the freezer 

Apple Crisp...the healthy way!

Thank you insta pot for this yummy apple crisp👌 
Quite possibly one of the best kitchen gadgets we own! 

Made this version pretty healthy using apples, cinnamon and maple syrup. 
Then for the topping I mixed up coconut oil, oats, maple syrup, cinnamon and a little almond flour. 

Just as sweet, just as yummy and without all the fat, calories, and refined sugar!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Shift Shop Results!

Seriously I feel like a Ninja right now with all of my energy, mental clarity, and determination. 

*BETTER habits have formed!! 
*I FEEL less bloated 
*My energy is through the roof
*I am a lot happier

I am now taking on round 2 and continuing this momentum I have gained. 

-Program is so much fun
-Takes me back to my college soccer playing days
-The modifier is a great option
-The trainer just INSPIRES the HECK out of you!!

I loved being in an accountability group with other challengers going through the 1st round of this program. We kept each other motivated and are getting some MAD CRAZY RESULTS with this 3 week rapid results program! (More result pictures in comments)


Interested in the next round?? Send me a message NOW!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Lemon Bites

1 Tablespoon lemon zest
3/4 cup dates
1/4 cup dried apricot
1/4 cup almonds
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 cup rolled oats (NOT instant)
cinnamon if you wish!!

Mix it all together, freeze till hardened a bit, then serve!

Another option is to bake them for about 20 minutes at 375 on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.


Sunday, June 4, 2017

Meal Plan for 1st week of June

We are ready to rock the 1st week of June!  With several social life events over the past few weekends, temptations have been everywhere!  We have had cheat meals here and there but this week we will surely be on track.  

We will be following the 21 day fix vegan meal plan option with:
5 Green containers (veggies)
3 Red containers (protein)
3 Yellow A containers (carbs)
1 Yellow B container (carbs)
1 Purple container (fruit)
1 Blue container (healthy fat)
1 Orange container (seeds/dressing)
2 tsp (oils)

For the actual meal plan, I have added that below along with the grocery list for 2 people.  We will be sure to hold each other accountable this week, even with the healthy treats we always keep in the fridge.  Even though there are healthy, we should not be eating several each right before bed!

For the meal plan we have been loving a lot of raw vegetables lately so it is mostly tons of washing veggies and chopping.  Watch the video to see what that meal prep fridge looks like afterwards. Have a great start to June and get ready for summer!!

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Meal Plan for the week!

Meal plan for the week is kinda boring, kinda repetitive but with this nice weather we want to spend less than an hour doing meal prep this week. So that means lots of raw veggies, minimal variety, and quick meals. 

With any meal we make, I don't include what spices we use but we always add a little flare to it. Our two favorite go to's are homemade cajan spice mix, and an Italian mix. Have to keep the taste buds happy so that is how we do it!

💥Help us out for next week and suggest a meal that we can try!!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Chocolate Chip Cookies (vegan style!)

1/2 cup coconut oil, softened
1/2 cup coconut sugar
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1 tbsp chia seeds
3 tbsp water

Blend the above ingredients together until smooth.

Then add in :
1 1/2 cups almond flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
vegan chocolate chips and mix by hand

Once it is all mixed together and smooth, put in refrigerator for about 20 minutes, till it comes together more.  Spoon out onto a baking sheet with a cookie mat on it.  Bake at 350 for about 10-12 minutes.  Let sit for 1-2 minutes before removing from sheet.  ENJOY!!

Saving money on grocery shopping!

SAVING PENNIES everywhere :) You may think we are crazy, but we are super excited and TOTAL NERDS! This past Sunday Amanda and I FINALLY did something we have been wanting to start FOREVER! We buy a lot of items in large amounts such as flax seeds, almonds, chia seeds, quinoa, farro, lentils, black beans, chick name it! We are even getting into the habit of buying the beans you have to soak instead of the ones in the can. The gooey mess that comes on those canned beans just gives me the creeps sometimes!

So...we went around to a few stores and compared prices. It even blew my mind that some items at whole foods were cheaper in the bulk, and some were cheaper in the bag. It was a lot of fun and of course we were totally geeking out when we found a cheaper price. Highly recommend people try this out :) We will be updating this sheet as we continue to compare and save!!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Oatmeal Raspberry Cookies

1 Tbsp ground flax mixed with 3 tbsp water (or an egg)
2 tbsp coconut oil melted
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup oat flour
1 cup oats
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
dash of nutmeg
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup raspberries
mini chocolate chips

Mix together all ingredients and then scoop out onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a slip mat.  Bake at 325 degrees for about 12-15 minutes.  Let cool for a few minutes and enjoy!

Monday, March 6, 2017

Quinoa Pancakes

1 yellow container of cooked quinoa
2 tbsp whole wheat pastry flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup almond milk

Mix all ingredients together and cook on a sprayed griddle. Cook for a few minutes per side. Top with your favorite fruit and pure maple syrup.  ENJOY!!

Monday, February 27, 2017


Don’t say I didn’t warn you!!

Today and tomorrow are the last chances you have to get Beachbody's All Access pass. It includes EVERY SINGLE PROGRAM beachbody has ever produced, including new ones released in 2017 to stream on demand (phone, laptop, smart tv, etc) for $99 for the entire year!  It seriously is AWESOME!!  It is cheaper than a damn gym membership!!
If you want to throw in a bag of shakeology and the 21day fix portion controlled food containers, then it is just $199.  The savings is ridiculous!
I have tried a few workouts of a lot of different programs now because of it!  All of these programs are worth thousands of dollars, but everyone that signs up today and tomorrow gets it for dirt cheap! You really can not ask for anything better.  It still blows my mind that beachbody did this promotion for 2 months!

If you have any questions, of course just feel free to ask me :) 

Here is the link for the on demand all access pass, shakeology and containers for $199 (on the left)

Here is the link for just the on demand all access pass for $99 (on the right):

Your Coach,
Lynn Gugliuzza