Hello! Here we are at the end of the year and what a year it has been over here in Beetsland. We’ve accomplished so much this past year, ran a ton of races and made a lot of food. This week I am rounding up 5 of my favorite recipes from the past year- welcome to Meatless Monday- 2014 Favorite Recipes Part 1. Next week will be the last 5 of my favorites. What is your favorite recipe you made in 2014? Leave me a link in the comments below- let’s share our favs! Anyhow, here’s the first 5 of my top 10 from Beauty and the Beets:
Though not the healthiest of my recipes, this was one of Chad’s favorite breakfast recipes. We have certainly made modifications like using Vegan butter and Coconut Palm sugar to healthy it up a bit but sometimes you just want something ooey, gooey and sweet to start your day. This is probably the most requested breakfast recipe in my tiny household.
And on to a healthier recipe- this Quinoa Fruit Breakfast Bowl was inspired by a meal my Mom and I had in New York City. We stopped at a little cafe in the Downtown/Wall Street district and tried their quinoa bowls. At lunch they added quinoa to beans and veggies but for breakfast they added quinoa to fruit and milk. I loved the idea and thought of a recipe that would be healthy and sweet.
Another one of Chad’s favorite recipes- a light sandwich for a very easy lunch. The hummus provides the creaminess usually reserved for cheese while the black olives add the tangy-ness. The cucumbers simply mellow the sandwich out. I could eat one of these everyday.
Talk about an easy recipe- only two ingredients here- no cooking, no heat, no long preparation. Just mashed chickpeas and avocados. I always make extra whenever I make this because it carries well for lunch at work. I usually eat it the first day on good gluten-free bread with radish and alfalfa sprouts, then use the rest as a spread for crackers on day two.
Two of my favorite vegetables- sweet potatoes and Brussels sprouts together in the same dish. Dried cranberries add some sweetness and crumbled blue cheese adds a little pungent punch! Loaded with tons of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, this is one healthy and delicious dinner!
Thanks for stopping by on this Meatless Monday- next week I will round up the last of my favorite recipes from 2014 and look forward to ringing in a healthy and satisfying 2015!