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Healthy Options - Mac n' Cheese

Posted by: Lindsay S. Nixon |

Category: Video

In Episode 3 of Healthy Options with the Happy Herbivore, Lindsay cooks her famous mac n' cheeze recipe that whips up in minutes and is so much healthier than convention mac n' cheese!

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Recipe:Soy-Free Mac n' Cheese

Description

A quick and easy vegan mac n' cheese that doesn't use tofu -- or fat! Miso can have soy in it, so be careful when selecting your miso if you have an allergy or dietary need (chickpea miso is soy-free!).

Ingredients

Instructions

Cook pasta according to directions, immediately drain, rinse with cold water and set aside. Whisk all remaining ingredients together in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a near boil and turn heat down to low. Stirring occassionally, allow the sauce to thicken up. Combine with macaroni, stirring to coat. Garnish with smoked paprika if desired.

Healthy Options - Butter Bean Cookies

Posted by: Scott Nixon |

Category: Video

In episode 2 of "Healthy Options with the Happy Herbivore" Lindsay shares her secret for making delicious -- but healthy! chocolate chip cookies.

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Recipe:Butter Bean Cookies

Description

The best low fat and protein packed chocolate chip cookie you'll ever eat! Any white beans (butter beans, navy, cannellini, etc) can be used in this recipe.

Ingredients

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a large cookie sheet or line with parchment paper and set aside. Transfer 3/4 cup of the oats to a food processor and pulse, about 15x, until crumbly but not powder. Transfer to a mixing bowl and combine with flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and cardamon. Whisk to incorporate and set aside. Transfer beans to processor then add applesauce, sugar, vanilla extract and 1 tbsp of the bean liquid. Whiz until smooth. Pour wet mixture into dry mixture and stir about 10 times. Add chips, remaining 1/4 cup oats and the rest of the bean liquid, stirring until combined. If the mixture is too wet, add more oats. If it's too dry, add a little water. Drop tablespoons of batter onto the cookie sheet, leaving an inch of room between each. Bake 15 minutes, until edges are just turning light brown and middles are firm. They will firm a bit more as they cool. Check the bottoms to make sure they are golden brown.

Per cookie: 61 calories, 0.7g fat, 12.4g carbs, 1.4g fiber, 5.2g sugar, 1.3g protein

Healthy Options - Black Bean Brownies

Posted by: Scott Nixon |

Category: Video

Introducing Healthy Options with the Happy Herbivore -- the first cooking show with a healthy agenda. In this pilot episode, the Happy Herbivore makes her web-famous Black Bean Brownies... dessert has never tasted so rich or been so healthy! Tune in each week for a new episode!

Recipe:Black Bean Brownies

Prep time: | Cook time: | Total: | 9 servings

Description

Dense, fudge-y and ultra-healthy, these brownies are a great alternative to traditional brownies! It's amazing how they taste like chocolate and fudge and not beans! Chef's Notes: Rolled oats run through the food processor may substituted for the instant oats. Use optional sugar if your bananas are still green and not very ripe.

Ingredients

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease an 8x8" pan and set aside. Combine all ingredients, except oats, in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth, scrapping sides as needed. Stir in the oats and pour batter into the pan. Bake approximately 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool before slicing. Chef's Note: if you find these brownies are too soft or too fudge-y, add another 1/4 cup oats or flour.