Days 5-8 of your Meat & Dairy (FREE) family friendly recipes!

Days 5-8 of your Meat & Dairy (FREE) family friendly recipes! Woot Woot!! We want to shower you with FOUR delicious, healthy plant-based appetizers, entrees and quick meals from “Gardein.” They only take 20-minutes or less! If you haven’t heard of this meat substitute, well then it’s time to get out from under your rock and taste it! They are found in the frozen section of groceries (Publix, Whole Foods, etc).

Remember, these Gardein recipes are treats and for special occasions. We don’t recommend eating soy every day of the week. It’s always best to indulge in the real foods like veggies and fruit with tons of micronutrients and vitamins. But these recipes are fabulous starting points for those who want to go meatless. Trust us, try any of their products and they taste like the real deal!! 

Day 4 of Meat & Dairy (FREE) Recipes!

Day 4 of your plant-based Meat & Dairy (Free) recipes  We know that meat and potatoes are a dinner staple for many families, but it’s time to fuel your loved ones with micronutrients and food that loves you back.

Today are Mediterranean Sweet Potatoes by “Minimalist Baker”. We make a little indent on the top of the baked sweet potatoes to place the chickpeas and tomato salad. This is one of our absolutely favorites in the Esser household because of its warm heartiness and savory/sweet flavors:…/

*Photo Credit: Minimalist Baker.


Day 4 of Our Favorite Family Friendly Recipes = A BURGER!

Day 4 of our favorite family friendly plant-based recipes = A BURGER! Not just any burger… but a savory, spiced, smoky, naturally sweet and seriously satisfying veggie burger!!

This Sweet Potato Black Bean Burger from “Minimalist Baker” is everything you desire and more. Not like some of those dry black bean burgers that leave you wondering why you ordered it.

We enjoy using brown rice rather than quinoa, and finely chop our walnuts rather than buying a walnut meal. We also use No-Salt Added Black Beans, and skip the added salt and sugar ingredients. The best part? Enjoy with Stubs BBQ sauce (we skip the Whiskey BBQ recipe). Mmmmmm, Stubs – it’s the most delicious natural BBQ sauce with a rich smoky flavor and it is found in most stores (Publix, etc). Not a special occasion for Stubs? Then try an organic ketchup and mustard. Make sure to load it up with lots of veggies and avocado! 

Be warned, once you try this recipe you will want to indulge in the Minimalist Baker’s dessert recipes – to die for! She uses 10 ingredients or less and they all fit into one bowl. So easy! We use her cupcake recipes as a special treat for birthday parties. 🙂

Now get cookin’ and enjoy that Stubs (it’s just fun to say with a southern draw… Stttuuuubbbbssss).

*Photo Credit: Minimalist Baker.