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Peaches and Cream Overnight Oatmeal (Vegan, Gluten Free)

This overnight oatmeal recipe is super thick, creamy, and full of fresh peach flavor. You just need 10 minutes to make this delicious breakfast!

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I’m soaking up every last bit of summer while I can, including my favorite summer produce. Fresh peaches are so amazing this time of year! These overnight oats are basically peach pie in a jar.

The best part of this overnight oatmeal recipe is you can have it all year round! The peach puree is made from frozen peaches, and you could easily sub the fresh peach for defrosted frozen ones. Frozen produce is actually super nutrient-rich! Fruits and vegetables are frozen at peak ripeness, and the freezing process preserves those vitamins and minerals.

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Steps to make peaches and cream overnight oatmeal

First, you’ll combine the dry ingredients + fresh peach in a glass container or Tupperware.

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Next, add wet ingredients and stir well to combine. Cover, and place this in the fridge overnight.

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While the overnight oatmeal sets in the fridge, make some peach puree in your blender. You can store this in a separate container in the fridge.

In the morning, portion out the overnight oats into 3 bowls or containers. Top with peach puree + chopped fresh peach and shredded coconut, if desired.

Why you should start making overnight oatmeal

Overnight oats have become one of my absolute favorite breakfasts! As a Registered Dietitian, they check off all the boxes when it comes to healthy eating.

  • Nutritious and filling. Overnight oats are packed with nutrients, including fiber. The fiber from the oatmeal + chia seeds is incredibly filling, because fiber swells in our stomach and slows down digestion. Each serving of this recipe has over 6 grams of fiber, which is 25% of the daily recommendation for women!
  • Easy and foolproof to make. Overnight oats hardly need a recipe, because they are so easy to prepare. Just mix oats, chia seeds, your favorite milk, and other sweeteners/fruits/flavorings, and pop it in the fridge! Once you have the proper dry to wet ingredient ratio down, the possibilities are endless.
  • Totally customizable. Overnight oatmeal is incredibly easy to customize based on what flavors you love. My personal favorite flavors include cinnamon, peanut butter, chocolate, or fresh berries. Make a simple base, and add different flavorings for each day of the week to keep it interesting!
  • Perfect for busy schedules. I am a big supporter of eating a healthy breakfast to start your day. If you’re super busy, you might not have time to sit down for a meal before work. Overnight oats are perfect to grab and go in the morning, so you can eat it on the train or at your desk!
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Peaches and Cream Overnight Oatmeal (Vegan, Gluten Free)

  • Author: Alex
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: serves 3 1x
  • Category: breakfast

Description

This overnight oatmeal recipe is super thick, creamy, and full of fresh peach flavor. You just need 10 minutes to make this delicious breakfast!


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Ingredients


Instructions

  1. In a medium glass container or Tupperware, combine oats, chia seeds, chopped peach, cinnamon, and coconut. 
  2. Add almond milk, coconut milk, and maple syrup. Mix everything together very well.
  3. Cover and set in fridge overnight.
  4. While the overnight oatmeal sets, add defrosted frozen peaches to a blender or food processor. Blend on high until you have a smooth puree. Store in the fridge in a separate container.
  5. In the morning, portion overnight oatmeal into 3 bowls or containers, and top with peach puree. You may need to stir the peach puree quickly if there is any separation. 


Notes

  • You can sub an additional 1/2 cup of defrosted frozen peaches for fresh peach if it is out of season.
  • Sub 2 cups of almond milk if you don’t want to use the 1/2 cup of coconut milk.

Keywords: overnight oatmeal, overnight oats, peaches and cream overnight oats, vegan, gluten free

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Pesto Zucchini Quinoa Salad (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Put this delicious pesto zucchini quinoa salad recipe on your meal-prep menu for the week! It’s vegan, gluten free, and so easy to make.

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Pesto is one of those foods that I could eat every day. It’s such a versatile sauce. I love it on pizza, pasta, toast, and even with eggs! This homemade vegan pesto pairs perfectly with the zucchini, sun dried tomatoes, and quinoa in this recipe.

How to make vegan pesto

This pesto is totally plant-based, but still packs that classic cheesy flavor thanks to nutritional yeast! Nutritional yeast is a food product sold in flakes or powder. It is a great source of plant-based protein, vitamins, and minerals, including vitamin B12. It has a cheesy, umami flavor that is great to flavor vegan recipes.

  • Add lemon juice, garlic, basil, arugula, salt, pine nuts, olive oil, cold water, and nutritional yeast to a food processor or high speed blender.
  • Blend until well combined, but still a little chunky for texture.
  • Stop to scrape down the sides during blending. The whole process will take just a few minutes!
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What’s in this pesto zucchini quinoa salad?

This quinoa salad is so easy to make! All you need are 10 ingredients (not including salt, pepper, and water) and about 30 minutes to get this on the table.

  • Quinoa
  • Zucchini
  • Summer squash
  • Sun dried tomatoes
  • Basil
  • Arugula
  • Garlic
  • Lemon
  • Pine nuts
  • Olive oil
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I enjoyed this quinoa salad over greens for lunch and topped with a piece of fish for dinner. It is a versatile recipe that tastes amazing both warm and cold. Grain salads are one of my favorite recipes to meal prep, and this one is definitely a winner!

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Pesto Zucchini Quinoa Salad (Vegan, Gluten Free)

  • Author: Alex
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: serves 4 as a side 1x
  • Category: side dish

Description

Put this delicious pesto zucchini quinoa salad recipe on your meal-prep menu for the week! It’s vegan, gluten free, and so easy to make.


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Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa (about 1/2 cup uncooked)
  • 1 large zucchini, cut into half-moon slices
  • 1 large summer squash, cut into half-moon slices
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes, sliced

Vegan Pesto

  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 garlic clove, roughly chopped
  • 1 large handful fresh basil
  • 1 large handful baby arugula
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp cold water

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 410 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place zucchini and summer squash slices on baking sheet. Toss with olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast for about 20 minutes, until fork tender and starting to brown.
  3. Cook quinoa according to package instructions while zucchini and squash roast.
  4. Combine all pesto ingredients in a food processor or high speed blender. Blend for a few minutes until smooth but a little chunky. Pause to scrape down the edges with a spatula if necessary.
  5. Combine quinoa, zucchini/squash, sun dried tomatoes, and about 1/2 cup of the pesto in a large mixing bowl. Toss to combine until everything is well coated. 
  6. Serve warm or place in a container and refrigerate for later.


Notes

  • You can just add 2 cups of basil, instead of 1 cup basil/1 cup arugula in the pesto for similar results.
  • Stores well in the fridge for up to 5 days in an airtight container.
  • You will probably have leftover pesto – it freezes well, if you don’t plan to use it within a few days!

Keywords: quinoa salad, pesto, vegan, vegan pesto, zucchini

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Weight Loss Nutrition Myths, Busted

In this edition of ‘Nutrition Myths Busted’, we are talking weight loss. From carbs to calories to skipping meals, get the most up to date research here!

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Since starting my nutrition private practice this year, almost every single one of my clients has wanted to lose weight. With that goal comes a flood of questions. Should they try Whole30? What about keto? How about meal replacement shakes?

After I say my part about weight loss, balanced meal planning, and macronutrient needs, my clients are sometimes a little underwhelmed. Unfortunately, there is no quick fix, magic pill, or specific diet that guarantees weight loss fast.

The good news is, weight loss is possible and attainable. Just like most changes in life, weight loss is built on the culmination of healthy habits. Make small, sustainable changes to your diet and lifestyle, and you will see results! It takes a little patience because healthy weight loss is slow and steady, but you absolutely can be successful at weight loss.

Today, I’m breaking down three weight loss nutrition myths I hear and read over and over. I’m covering carbohydrates, calories, and skipping meals and how they all relate to weight loss. Read on for the science-backed details!

Weight Loss Myth 1: Carbs make you fat.

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Back in the 1990s, the low-fat craze took over in America. But now, things have shifted, and low-carb diets are all the rage. From paleo to keto, many of today’s hottest diets promote low carbohydrate intake.

For reference, the Dietary Guidelines recommend 45-65% of our diets come from carbohydrates, or about 225-325 grams of carbs per day. The ketogenic diet (which was developed for people with epilepsy) recommends just 50 grams per day.

The research shows that in the short term, low carb diets might be slightly more effective for weight loss than other diets (1). When I say slightly, I mean the difference of 2-3 pounds over 12 months. A difference this small is negligible for those with a significant amount of weight to lose. Furthermore, research shows that adherence to very low carb ketogenic diets is nearly nonexistent after 6 months.

What all this tell us is that low carb diets may jumpstart weight loss in the short term, but after a year of dieting, the difference is inconsequential. Also, low carb diets, especially the ketogenic diet, are not sustainable long term. When considering a diet, ask yourself if you think you’ll be eating this way when you’re 85. If the answer is no, it’s probably not a sustainable pattern of eating that will produce long term results.

Furthermore, when you eliminate carbs, you are eliminating super important vitamins, minerals, and fiber! A high fiber diet is actually extremely conducive to weight loss, because it fills you up on fewer calories. The takeaway here is to choose whole grain, complex, fiber-rich carbs to promote weight loss while still meeting your micronutrient needs. Check out this post for to learn more about fiber-rich foods!

Weight Loss Myth 2: I can eat whatever I want and lose weight, as long as I stay under my calorie goal.

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I think a lot of us have experience with counting calories. When we have a specific number in mind about how much we should eat every day, this can quickly become the most important driving factor of our food choices. We choose 100-calorie packs over satiating nuts for a snack because they are lower in calories. But, there is so much more to a calorie than the number, and the quality of your calories matters.

Not all calories are created equal

The calories in our food have different effects on metabolism when the food is actually digested and absorbed (2). For instance, an apple and a slice of white bread have roughly the same number of calories. But, the apple has 4 grams of fiber, whereas the white bread has none. The fiber in the apple will slow the digestive process, keeping us full for longer, and avoiding a quick spike in blood sugar. The white bread breaks down quickly, so the sugars rapidly absorb into our blood.

When we choose meals and snacks that have a balance fiber, lean protein, and healthy fats, our bodies digest them more slowly, we have a more stable blood sugar curve, and we feel fuller for longer. The benefits of fiber in particular are extra notable, because we don’t even digest it! It passes through our digestive tract, feeds the good bacteria in our guts, or gets exits our bodies. When we feel full, we eat less overall, which ultimately leads to weight loss.

Of course, consuming an excess of ANY macronutrient will be stored as fat. But, we can prevent eating in excess in the first place by choosing balanced meals, never restricting ourselves too much, and practicing mindfulness while eating.

The best foods for sustainable weight loss are not low calorie foods, but whole, unprocessed foods from all food groups because they metabolize more efficiently, keep us full, and help prevent overeating in the first place.

Weight Loss Myth 3: Skipping meals will help me lose weight.

Skipping meals may work for short term weight loss, but it is absolutely not sustainable or healthy for the long term. In fact, it might actually disrupt your metabolism. Metabolism is all the chemical processes that happen inside our bodies that keep us alive. It encompasses burning calories and fat for energy, and using energy to rebuild tissues.

One study found that there was no difference in body weight after 1 year between breakfast eaters and breakfast skippers (3). Also, the breakfast eaters had higher intakes of important nutrients, like thiamin, niacin, and folate.

Another study looked at breakfast skipping, dinner skipping, and eating a conventional 3 meals per day (4). After the breakfast skipping trial, post-meal insulin levels and fat oxidation increased. This may signify changes in metabolism that could lead to increases in inflammation and difficulty managing glucose levels in the long term. This increases risk of Type 2 Diabetes and weight gain.

Skipping meals and it’s effect on metabolism

We can rev up our metabolism to a degree every time we eat. Protein and fiber-rich foods have high thermic effects, because they take longer to digest and absorb than refined carbs and fat (5). This means it takes more calories to digest protein and fiber than other foods. Skipping meals has the opposite effect on metabolism. Our bodies are very smart, and will go into “starvation mode” when they are severely calorie restricted. We become accustomed to burning less calories to perform necessary functions and hold on tight the the calories we DO get (6).

While skipping meals may induce weight loss via a calorie deficit early on, it is not sustainable and may damage our metabolism, which makes it even harder to lose weight in the long term.

I hope you guys enjoyed reading this weight loss nutrition myths post! To summarize, there is no quick fix for weight loss if you want it to last long term. Small changes that work within your lifestyle will lead to weight loss success, along with a well-balanced diet that includes fiber-rich carbohydrates, lean protein, and healthy fat. Check out my last ‘Nutrition Myths, Busted’ post here!

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Barbecue Jackfruit Sliders with Pineapple Salsa

Thank you, Unilever® and Hellmann’s® for sponsoring this blog post! I’m grateful to partner with brands I love to cook with, and all opinions are my own.

Jackfruit is the perfect plant-based substitute for animal protein in these barbecue jackfruit sliders! Easy, homemade barbecue sauce and fresh pineapple salsa give these sliders the best sweet and spicy flavor. 

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Jackfruit sliders. There’s a first time for everything, right? Before this recipe, I was totally new to the jackfruit game. Let me tell you, I am hooked! Ben gave this recipe the boyfriend-approval stamp. It is his new favorite meal!

What is jackfruit?

The jackfruit tree is related to the fig, mulberry, and breadfruit species (1). Jackfruit grows in India and other southeast Asian countries, Africa, Brazil, and Suriname. The jackfruit plant produces massive fruit, weighing up to 100 pounds!

Ripe jackfruit tastes similar to pineapple or mango. But when it is unripe, jackfruit has a neutral flavor, like potato. It’s texture is stringy, similar to pulled pork or chicken. Therefore, unripe jackfruit is an excellent meat substitute in savory dishes.

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What’s in these barbecue jackfruit sliders?

Thanks to easy, homemade barbecue sauce and pineapple salsa, these jackfruit sliders are crazy flavorful. Plus, the homemade barbecue sauce has no refined sugar. I used Hellmann’s® Real Ketchup in this recipe. This gluten-free ketchup contains just six real, simple and delicious ingredients and is only sweetened with honey! How awesome is that? I love this ketchup because it’s made with non-GMO sourced ingredients and contains no high fructose corn syrup or artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.

Main ingredients in these barbecue jackfruit sliders

  • Jackfruit
  • Pineapple
  • Bell pepper
  • Red onion
  • Jalapeno
  • Lime
  • Cilantro
  • Garlic
  • Barbecue sauce ingredients: tomato paste, Hellmann’s® Real Ketchup, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce or tamari, unsweetened applesauce, molasses, honey and spices.
Hellman's Jackfruit Sliders

Making homemade barbecue sauce might sound daunting, but it couldn’t be easier! Just mix all the ingredients together in a saucepan, heat, and it’s ready to use.

You’ll have some leftover barbecue sauce from this recipe. Try tossing my favorite crispy tofu in it, or bake up some barbecue salmon!

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Barbecue Jackfruit Sliders with Pineapple Salsa (Vegan)

  • Author: Alex
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 sliders 1x
  • Category: main dish

Description

Jackfruit is the perfect plant-based substitute for animal protein in these barbecue jackfruit sliders! Easy homemade barbecue sauce and fresh pineapple salsa give these sliders the best sweet and spicy flavor.


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Ingredients

Barbecue Sauce

  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup Hellmann’s® Real Ketchup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce or tamari
  • 1 tbsp honey mustard
  • 1 tbsp molasses
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

Pineapple Salsa

  • 2 cups pineapple, diced small
  • 1 bell pepper, diced small
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 of a red onion, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 of a jalapeno pepper, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt

Finishing Touches

  • 1 10 oz package pulled jackfruit (find it in the refrigerated section at the grocery store or canned jackfruit is available online)
  • Whole wheat slider buns
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 6 small lettuce leaves

Instructions

  1. Combine all barbecue sauce ingredients in a saucepan and stir to combine. Heat over medium heat for 5 minutes until smooth. Remove from heat.
  2. While the sauce heats, combine all pineapple salsa ingredients in a mixing bowl and toss to combine.
  3. Heat the pulled jackfruit in a frying pan, stirring occasionally, until heated through. Add about 1/2 cup of barbecue sauce and stir to coat the jackfruit.
  4. Toast the slider buns (optional), then top each bun with about 1/3 cup jackfruit, a few slices of avocado, lettuce, and a scoop of pineapple salsa.


Notes

  • These sliders would also make delicious tacos!

Keywords: jackfruit, jackfruit sliders, vegan, plant-based, homemade barbecue sauce

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The Best Summer Peach Salad (Gluten Free)

This delicious, easy peach salad combines all the best flavors of summer! Make it tonight for a dinner side everybody will love.

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I’ve made this peach salad like five times this summer, so it’s about time I shared the recipe with you all! I love this salad for so many reasons. It’s easy to make, filled with the best summer produce, and just tastes so fresh!

I love adding in-season fruit to salads. The sweet flavor is a great contrast to the savory, tangy, and acidic flavor profiles you usually get in a salad. I love to use apples in the fall, pears in the winter, and strawberries and peaches in the summertime.

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Tips for making this summer peach salad

  • Choose the best quality produce you can find. The amazing flavor in this salad comes from the freshest, in season produce. If you can get to a farmer’s market, pick up your produce there! Otherwise, look for locally sources tomatoes, peaches, and corn in your grocery store.
  • Don’t use overripe peaches. You want to use peaches that are ripe enough for flavor, but not SO ripe that they don’t hold their shape when sliced.
  • Thoroughly toss the salad in dressing. This salad tastes best when you toss it well with the dressing. That way, the goat cheese disperses and coats the peaches and vegetables in it’s creaminess.
  • Experiment with different greens. I think peppery arugula is the perfect base for this peach salad, but feel free to try other greens! I recommend a softer green, like baby spinach or spring mix.
  • Serve immediately. This recipe is best served right when you prepare it. The greens will become wilted if you save it overnight, after the salad has been dressed.
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Ingredients in this summer peach salad

  • Arugula
  • Peaches
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Corn
  • Cucumber
  • Basil
  • Goat cheese
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Olive oil
  • Honey mustard
  • Honey
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The Best Summer Peach Salad (Gluten Free)

  • Author: Alex
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 18 minutes
  • Yield: serves 6 1x
  • Category: side

Description

This delicious, easy peach salad combines all the best flavors of summer! Make it tonight for a dinner side everybody will love.


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Ingredients

  • 2 ears of corn, shucked
  • 1 bag of arugula
  • 2 peaches, sliced
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup cucumber, chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/3 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp honey mustard
  • 1/2 tbsp honey
  • 3 tbsp olive oil

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add corn and boil for 2-3 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water until cool enough to handle. 
  2. Slice kernels off of corn cob using a sharp knife.
  3. Add arugula to a large salad bowl. Top with peaches, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, basil, corn, and goat cheese.
  4. Whisk together balsamic vinegar, honey mustard, and honey until smooth. Slowly drizzle in olive oil as you continue to whisk, until dressing is cohesive.
  5. Pour dressing over salad and toss well to coat everything evenly.
  6. Serve immediately.


Notes

  • Best served immediately.

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10 Grain Salads to Meal Prep for a Week of Healthy Meals

Grain salads are so easy and healthy to meal prep for the week! Here are 10 of my favorite recipes that the whole family will love.

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One thing that I work on with most of my clients is meal prepping. Whether your nutrition goal is weight loss, eating healthier, or following a specific diet plan, meal prepping works for everyone!

Benefits of Meal Prepping

Meal prepping is the process of planning and preparing your meals ahead of time. It involves choosing recipes to make, shopping for the ingredients, and cooking the meals, usually over the weekend. While meal prepping takes good organization and a little bit of time, there are many benefits.

  • You save time. Meal prepping requires a few hours to shop and actually make the food, but it will save you hours of time during the upcoming week.
  • You save money. Bringing homemade lunches to work is much less expensive than that $15 dollar salad bowl you’re going out for every day. Taking the time to make a grocery list and shop once also eliminates the need to go to the store multiple times per week to buy more food.
  • It’s healthy. Meal prepped food is generally healthier than restaurant meals. Of course, it depends on the recipe you choose, but home cooked meals have less added sodium, sugar, and saturated fat than take out.
  • You know exactly what you are eating. It’s empowering to know exactly what you are putting in your body, especially if you have a nutrition goal you’re striving to meet. There’s no question about how many cups of rice are in this bowl, how much oil they used, or how much salt they added. You get to dictate what you eat!
  • Reduce food waste. You go to the store to buy ingredients for three recipes. Think about it…once the food is already cooked into a delicious recipe, you’re way more likely to eat it! We’re all guilty of those nights we had every intention of cooking, but were too tired and ordered takeout. So that bag of spinach, peppers, and broccoli go bad before we get another chance to use them. Meal prepping ensures you use your food before it spoils!

Why Grain Salads are Perfect for Meal Prepping

Grain salads are amazing for meal prep because they check all the boxes of meal prep benefits. My basic formula for grain salads is as follows: 1 cup of grains, 2-3 types of vegetables, and protein of choice. I also like to add something creamy, like crumbled cheese or avocado. I then mix it in a simple dressing, and it’s good to go for the week!

  • Grain salads are easy to make, and not too time consuming.
  • Whole grains like brown rice, bulgur, or quinoa are inexpensive and can be purchased in bulk. You can also keep costs down by choosing vegetarian protein sources like beans for your protein!
  • Grain salads are a balanced meal all in one. They include vegetables and whole grains for fiber/complex carbs, protein, and healthy fats, which might come from avocado, tahini, or olive oil in your dressing. Because of this, grain salads will keep you full and satisfied through the afternoon.
  • When you make your own grain salads, you control exactly what goes into them! You can recreate your favorite takeout grain bowl, but in a healthier way.
  • Since grain salads require no assembly once they are made, you are way more likely to eat them!

10 Healthy Grain Salad Recipes

Here are some of my favorite grain salad recipes. Don’t they look so colorful, healthy, and delicious?

Greek Quinoa Salad with Lentils

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Farro Salad with Roasted Vegetables and Feta

farro salad with roasted veg and feta grain salads

Asian Quinoa Bowls with Peanut Baked Tofu from Simply Quinoa

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Green Goddess Quinoa Summer Salad from Pinch of Yum

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Kale Butternut Squash Farro Salad by Freshly Zested

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Summer Grain Salad by Spices in my DNA

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Roasted Sweet Potato Black Bean Quinoa Salad by Crunchy Creamy Sweet

sweet potato black bean quinoa salad - crunchy creamy sweet

Slow Roasted Tomato Farro Salad by How Sweet Eats

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Strawberry Quinoa Tabbouleh with Feta by Walder Wellness

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Chipotle Black Bean Burrito Bowls with Seared Corn by From My Bowl

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Healthy Peach Blueberry Crisp (Vegan, Gluten Free)

This peach blueberry crisp is vegan, gluten-free, and sweetened only with maple syrup, but it is the most delicious summertime dessert everyone will love!

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Cobblers, crisps, and crumbles are some of my absolute favorite desserts, especially in the summertime! The combination of sweet warm fruit, crunchy cinnamon-y topping, and cold vanilla ice cream is just irresistible.

My family makes this cobbler multiple times a summer, and I wanted to create a similar recipe that my people with dietary restrictions could enjoy! This final recipe is a peach blueberry crisp instead of a cobbler, but I promise it is just as satisfying.

serving of healthy peach blueberry crisp

What’s the difference between peach blueberry crisp, crumble, and cobbler?

I had to look this one up myself as I was naming this recipe, and thought it interesting to share! These three desserts all have a similar base of warm baked fruit, but the difference is in the topping.

  • A crisp topping contains oats, in addition to other ingredients like cinnamon, flour, butter, and sugar.
  • A crumble topping is very similar to a crisp topping, except it doesn’t have usually oats. Crumbles have a streusel-like topping made of mostly flour, sugar, and butter.
  • A cobbler is the least similar of the three. To make cobbler, you drop biscuits onto the fruit before baking it.

Which one is your favorite? Crisp, crumble, or cobbler?

Ingredients in this Peach Blueberry Crisp

This recipe is so easy to make, and only uses ten plant-based, gluten free ingredients! You probably already have a lot of these ingredients in your pantry.

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Healthy Peach Blueberry Crisp (Vegan, Gluten Free)

  • Author: Alex
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Category: dessert

Description

  • This peach blueberry crisp is vegan, gluten-free, and sweetened only with maple syrup, but it is the most delicious summertime dessert everyone will love!

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Ingredients

  • 2 large ripe peaches, sliced and then slices cut in half
  • 1 pint blueberries
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch (to thicken the fruit, optional)
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/3 cup raw nuts (I used pecans and slivered almonds)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 T melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp maple syrup, divided
  • Your favorite vegan vanilla ice cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8″x8″ baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Combine chopped peaches, blueberries, corn starch, and 1 tbsp maple syrup in a large mixing bowl. Stir together until corn starch evenly coats the fruit.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, combine oats, coconut, almond flour, nuts, cinnamon, salt, coconut oil, and 1/4 cup maple syrup. Stir together until well combined.
  4. Pour fruit mixture into the baking dish in an even layer. Then pour crisp topping onto the fruit, spreading into an even layer.
  5. Bake for 45-50 minutes, until the fruit is bubbling up around the edges.
  6. Let cool completely before slicing, if you want the fruit to be set from the cornstarch. You can reheat individual portions. If you don’t mind a messier dessert, dig in!
  7. Top with a scoop favorite vegan vanilla ice cream when serving.


Notes

  • Swap out the fruit based on your preferences…other berries would be delicious.
  • Keeps well in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Keywords: peach blueberry crisp, healthy peach blueberry crisp, vegan, gluten free

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