3 Healthy & Easy Lunch Recipes (Vegan & Gluten Free!)

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*I’ve found that “healthy” videos can be soooooo controversial on YouTube so here is my two cents: One “bad” meal will not make you fat. And one “healthy” meal will not make you thin. There is no right way or wrong way to eat. As long as you are nourishing and sustaining your body you are doing something right. I am not here to tell you that because you like fast food and cookies that you’re unhealthy or wrong, nor am I here to praise you for being a gluten free raw foodist. YOU DO YOU. Eat what makes you feel happy and healthy, screw what everybody else is doing! I eat the way I eat because it makes me feel healthy and happy & In this video I’m showing you 3 of MY personal favorite things to eat for lunch, but feel free to substitute whatever suits your liking!
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A bit about my diet- When I was 17 I got a protracted case of mono which caused me to be violently ill after every thing I ate or drank. After almost a year of not being able to keep any food down, I had lost about 30 pounds and despite getting better from mono, my gut was permanently damaged. As shown by an endoscopy my stomach lining & esophagus were torn to shreds and I was diagnosed with non ulcer dyspepsia. From there my doctor, my nutritionist and I came to realize that dairy, grains, and foods with high fat content were causing my digestive issues and pain. I have been dairy free since being diagnosed with an allergy over 3 years ago, and I’ve been grain free since last January. I listen to my body and stay away from foods that upset my stomach and digestion, hoping that in time I will be able to fully heal my gut and reintroduce both dairy and grains back into my diet. If you are thinking of undergoing a lifestyle change regarding your diet, advice your doctor so you can come up with a plan together.
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Mason Jar Salad:
2 tbs of your favorite salad dressing (I used Balsamic Vinegar)
1/4 of a chopped cucumber
1 handful of shaved carrots
2 chopped beets
1/4 cup chopped crimini mushrooms
A few slivers of a red onion
1/2 cup halved cherry tomatos
1/2 cup cooked red quinoa (Feel free to sub for whatever protein)
Fill the rest with your favorite greens! (I used kale, chard & spinach)

Corn & Bean Salad
1/2 cup rinsed and drained black beans
1/2 cup rinsed and drained garbanzo beans
1 cup of cooked organic corn (look for GMO free!)
1 hand-full of diced red pepper
1 hand-full of diced red onion
1 hand-full of halved cherry tomatoes
Cilantro to taste (I obviously like a lot haha)
Juice of 1/2 of a lime
& a drizzle of balsamic vinegar!

Greek Hummus Wrap
1 Wrap of your choice (tortilla, pita, whole wheat, rice, coconut, etc.)
2 tbs of Hummus (I like Trader Joe’s organic original)
1 hand-full of chopped romaine lettuce
1 hand-full of halved cherry tomatoes
Some thinly sliced red onion
& a few halved kalamata olives!
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LIKE THIS VIDEO FOR CHOCOLATE! And if you don’t like chocolate I’m not sure I can trust you…

Now I’m a firm believer in eating what makes you feel GOOD- and I’ll be real with you, chocolate makes me feel like a fudging QUEEN! Life is all about moderation and indulging in those sweet treats- GUILT FREEEEE! In this video I’m showing you guys how yummy and decedent sweets can be made HEALTHY for this holiday season!

Now ladies and gents these are still TREATS! You shouldn’t be replacing your lunch salad with a plate of almond cookies…enjoy these like you would regular treats! These are just a healthier alternative to your typical processed & rich holiday desserts!

All of these recipes are gluten free, grain free, dairy free and 2 of them are also vegan! So for all of you who also have food allergies, fear the dessert table NO LONGER! These are the perfect treats to bring to holiday parties to ensure your sweet cravings are satisfied too- and I promise you that your junk food loving friends won’t even know that these are healthy! It’ll be our little secret 😉

As put by a lovely subscriber- You can calorie count all you want but if theres no nutritional value to it then it doesn’t matter. These treats are refined sugar free, have a low glycemic index, they will help balance blood sugar, they have protein, fibre, they are easily digestible and are baked at a low temperature preserving nutrient density.

Almond Cinnamon Cookies (Gluten Free/Grain Free/Dairy Free)
-2 cups of ground almonds
-3/4 cup stevia
-3/4 teaspoon cinnaimon
-2 egg whites
-3/4 cup of stevia
***Place in 200F oven for 30-35 minutes. When the cookies are lightly golden and firm throughout, turn off the oven & open the oven door just a crack to have the cookies to dry out for 10 more minutes.

Peanut Butter Gingerbread Cookies (Gluten Free/Grain Free/Vegan)
-1/3 cup stevia brown sugar
-3 tbs almond meal flour
-1 stevia packet
-1 tsp powdered ginger
-3/4 tsp baking soda
-1/2 cup peanut butter
-2 tbs apple sauce
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-2-4 tbs stevia sweetened chocolate chips (vegan)
***Cook 8 minutes at 350F***

Chocolate Fudge Truffles (Gluten Free/Grain Free/Vegan)
-2/3 cup black beans
-1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
-1/2 tbs pure maple syrup
-1 stevia packet
-2-4 tbs of stevia sweetened chocolate chips (vegan)
-1/2 tsp of peppermint oil
-Crushed candy canes
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