Philly Cheese”Fakes”; Vegetarian Cheese Steak sandwiches, a healthier option to satisfy the craving

Philly Cheese"Fakes"; Vegetarian Cheese Steak sandwiches

These hearty vegetarian sandwiches nevertheless have a beefy quality thanks to Gardein’s “beefless tips”. The meatiness is complimented by a covering of creamy, guiltless, cheese sauce. Just for good measure, a topping of sauteed bell peppers and mushrooms provide a good dose of vegetables. Make Philly Cheese “Fakes” any time of year, any day of the week.

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Light & Fresh: Za’atar Pizzas with Labna/Labneh

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These fresh, healthy, and oh-so-flavorful “pizzas” are an easy sunny day meal that looks impressive while secretly being so simple to make. Salty kalamata tapenade compliments perfectly tangy Za’atar with creamy labneh. 

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Easy Kalamata Tapenade with Sumac; A versatile condiment

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This is a budget friendly way to make a tasty olive spread that shouldn’t be relegated to the sole use as charcuterie platter item. Its versatility surprises most. How do you eat tapenade? Spread it over toasted sliced of baguette for a simple appetizer. Place a dollop atop polenta discs for a hearty side dish. Layer under bread as a potent condiment for grilled sandwiches, or roll it into a pork tenderloin for a quick impressive dinner. But, my favorite is to use this easy tapenade on my Za’atar Pizzas with Labna.

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(No) Energy Balls: Chocolate Banana Coco-Nut & Vanilla Almond Fig

(No) Energy Balls: Chocolate Banana Coco-Nut & Vanilla Almond Fig - HeDoesXrayIDoFood

These addictive, protein rich bon-bon like balls are moist with great texture and very little sugar. Unlike most “Energy Ball” recipes, they contain no coconut oil whatsoever, keeping the fat content low. The crunch from rough chopped nuts is balance by the sweet chew of dried fruit and (quick cooking) oats. They satisfy the midday munchies with guilt free nutrition. And when kept in a sandwich bag in my purse, they make a happy girl out of my perpetually HANGRY niece!

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Buffalo (Tempeh) Bowls; One of my Favorite Make Ahead Meals!

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Fiery, tangy, buttery… but not sinful. That’s how I’d describe the Buffalo-ed tempeh in this bowl. The balance of cool, creamy avocado, and buttery chickpeas against the heat delivered by Louisiana Style hot sauce is crave-able! These bowls are simple to prepare, inexpensive, and full of protein, fiber, and flavor.

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