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I Love Yoga...and Food

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Yoga does amazing things for my well-being. I have developed crazy awesome usable strength in parts of my body that I never thought would be defined (thank you Chaturanga arms) and my mental clarity feels pretty on lock. But, that only takes me so far.

This spring, I've been delving into my diet and found that the same goes for food as in life - leave out all the stuff that isn't serving you and pig out on the glorious goodies. Oh, and about me not being perfect - make no mistake that I realize sugar is one of my biggest weaknesses and don't really plan to cut that out. There's something to be said for at least acknowledging the issue and being OK with it, right?

Below are a couple of my new favorite recipes with proper credit given to the lovelies behind them. They are all budget friendly, delicious, and super easy cuz a long day at work got me like - Taco Bell? Feel free to try them out and see what works. Bon appetit yogis!

Chickpea Sunflower Sandwich by Minimalist Baker


Photo Credit: minimalistbaker.com

I had reservations about this as a dinner for two, but the salad is actually substantial enough that we were full at the end. Serve it on a dark wheat or gluten free bread with a side salad or sweet potato fries. You'll be wondering what else you can do with chickpeas.

Creamy Pasta Carbonara (Vegan) by Naomi the Sweetest Potato


So being dairy free is pretty difficult when craving creamy pastas of my yester years - but look no more my almond milk loving homies! This pasta is super filling and delicious AND vegan. I will admit that the consistency was a little thicker than desired the first time I made it (cuz I'm not as awesome as Naomi) but it worked out in the end. In love with this!

Gwyneth's Black Bean Soup

Her cookbook, It's All Easy, is beautiful to look at and has some realistic recipes that anyone can make. The black bean soup is by far my favorite! I can throw it together, hop in the shower, and sit down for a hearty and healthy meal with the hubs. Throw on some avocado slices and squeeze the fresh limes - mmmmmm delish!

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