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4 Vegetarian Dinner Recipes for When You Don’t Know What to Make

4 Vegetarian Dinner Recipes for When You Don’t Know What to Make

This post was created in partnership with ALDI. All opinions are our own. We hear it all the time: “I just don’t know what to make for dinner.” Or, “It’s too hard to eat healthy on a weeknight, so I end up with takeout.” Don’t we know it. Believe it or not, 8 years ago we were the people who ate breakfast cereal or microwave dinners. Seriously. It makes me laugh when people tell me that’s not possible, because I was absolutely the girl who had no clue about cooking or food. Even making pasta seemed mysterious (where to start without the blue easy mac box instructions?). After 8 years of “research,” we’ve figured out a few things about how to eat whole foods, ditch our processed options, and actually enjoy it. It’s not perfect or glamorous, and we don’t have an Instagram-perfect plate every time. However, we make it work with simple concepts that we change up using the ingredients we have on hand. Our diet is about 80% vegetarian, so we’ve become accustomed to meals featuring eggs, beans, and whole grains to keep things filling. We’ve got a few ideas for you that aren’t groundbreaking, just simple concepts […]

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10 Romantic Vegetarian Valentine’s Day Recipes

10 Romantic Vegetarian Valentine’s Day Recipes

Maybe it’s just us, but somehow “vegetarian” and “romantic” seem like polar opposites when it comes to recipes. However, romantic meals don’t have to be just sirloins and seared scallops. Let’s bring the love back into vegetarian eating too! We’ve compiled a few of our romantic vegetarian Valentine’s Day recipes as ideas for a cooking date. Yes, there’s a lot of pasta and pizza, but the Italians seem to know how to do it right. Tell us >What’s your favorite Valentine’s Day memory? Mine is from growing up: my mom used to surprise our family by decorating our dining room with balloons and gifting my sister and me with fancy Valentines and little treats. Heart Shaped Caramelized Onion and Brussels Sprout Pizzas What’s more fun that heart-shaped foods? This pizza is mighty tasty, heart shaped or not, with silky caramelized onions, gooey cheese, and a bit of shaved Brussels sprouts. Check out our pizza dough video to learn how to make dough. Cacio e Pepe This Italian cheese and pepper spaghetti couldn’t be simpler; the recipe is from our friend Ashley Rodriguez’s book Date Night In. Alex and I ate a killer cacio e pepe last time we were in Rome. The […]

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Healthy Superbowl Recipes That Will Wow Your Friends

Healthy Superbowl Recipes That Will Wow Your Friends

With the Super Bowl a few weeks away, we start thinking of healthy-ish gameday recipes. From savory to sweet, here are our top 10 recipes for the big day that are centered on real food and wholesome ingredients. Each recipe has been friend-tested and approved; all are vegetarian, some vegan and gluten-free. We’d love to know your ideas! Let us know in the comments below. 1. Loaded Sweet Potato Rounds Our number 1 favorite game day recipe are these loaded sweet potato rounds. Friends beg us to make them, and they’re gone in a flash. (Vegetarian, Gluten-Free) 2. Hot Wings Hummus Jars Our new hummus flavor is made delicious with a simple addition: hot sauce. It’s creamy and tangy, and you can adjust the hot sauce to taste. (Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, Vegan) 3. Roasted Delicata Squash Fries with Buffalo Sauce Have you tried delicata squash? If not, please get on it now. This unique squash roasts quickly and doesn’t need to be peeled, which makes for easy prep. (Vegetarian, Gluten-Free) 4. Buffalo Cauliflower with Blue Cheese Dip One of our favorite recipes: roasted cauliflower covered in buffalo sauce. Pair it with a creamy, cooling blue cheese dip. (Vegetarian, Gluten-Free) 5. Mexican Loaded Sweet Potato Fries What’s not […]

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Real Food Meal Prep…Without a Recipe

Real Food Meal Prep…Without a Recipe

This post is part of our Healthy & Whole series to inspire a lifelong passion for home cooking and a sustainably healthy lifestyle. Today’s guest author is Robyn Downs, author behind the blog Real Food Whole Life. Robyn is devoted to spreading the word that healthy eating can be approachable and enjoyable. Her new guide, Real Food Fix, is designed to put her innovative meal prep solutions into practice: check it out here. Congratulations to Robyn on the launch of Real Food Fix, and thank you for sharing your innovative strategy for real food meal prep!   After the birth of my daughter in 2012, I was overwhelmed and out of balance. I knew I needed to commit to real food and whole living, but had no idea where to start. Between the demands of work and family, I struggled to find time to get organized. I felt like I needed an extra 6 hours just to meal plan, and those were 6 hours I didn’t have. Also, I hated meal planning. Fitting real food into my everyday seemed completely overwhelming. Can you relate? I tried complicated meal plans, but struggled with unwieldy grocery lists and cooking new recipes each night. […]

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Eat Clean in the New Year (For Cheap!) With 9 Budgeting Hacks

Eat Clean in the New Year (For Cheap!) With 9 Budgeting Hacks

Working in the fitness and health world (and being fully immersed in it outside of work), I’ve become a bit desensitized to how much things cost. When $100 for a pair of yoga pants and $8 for a serving of chia pudding is just par for the course, I wro…

AIP Kitchen Tour – January 2017

AIP Kitchen Tour – January 2017

  AIP Kitchen Tour is a monthly feature in which we profile a member of the AIP community and their kitchen setup in hopes that it will further inspire us to get our kitchens organized and set up for success! We’ve interviewed folks who are making the AIP lifestyle a reality in everything from college dorms and small city apartments, to large households with non-AIP family members, and everything in between. Through these …

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4 Amazing Nourish Bowls

4 Amazing Nourish Bowls

This post was created in partnership with ALDI. All opinions are our own. Eating healthy, real food is top of mind at the top of the year—and for good reason. On our podcast, we recently learned that what we eat contributes roughly 80% to what our bodies look like. In other words, food has a huge influence on how we look and feel. Enter nourish bowls: a fun, simple way to load up on nutrients and real food while going big on taste. You may have seen them floating around the interwebs. Typically, nourish bowls consist of a whole grain, a bunch of veggies (cooked or raw), nuts and seeds, and a flavorful dressing. Here, we’ve got a few concepts that are variations on the traditional nourish bowl. These four bowl meals are part of a meal plan we developed for a new partner: ALDI! ALDI is committed to carrying better-for-you ingredients and expanding their organic product offerings (high fives, ALDI!). To kick off 2017, they’ve started a Hello, Healthy blog with healthy living resources including recipes, tips, meal plans, videos, and eating guides. From January through March, the blog will feature content created by us, including meal plans and a few […]

A Couple Cooks – Recipes for Healthy & Whole Living

4 Amazing Nourish Bowls

4 Amazing Nourish Bowls

This post was created in partnership with ALDI. All opinions are our own. Eating healthy, real food is top of mind at the top of the year—and for good reason. On our podcast, we recently learned that what we eat contributes roughly 80% to what our bodies look like. In other words, food has a huge influence on how we look and feel. Enter nourish bowls: a fun, simple way to load up on nutrients and real food while going big on taste. You may have seen them floating around the interwebs. Typically, nourish bowls consist of a whole grain, a bunch of veggies (cooked or raw), nuts and seeds, and a flavorful dressing. Here, we’ve got a few concepts that are variations on the traditional nourish bowl. These four bowl meals are part of a meal plan we developed for a new partner: ALDI! ALDI is committed to carrying better-for-you ingredients and expanding their organic product offerings (high fives, ALDI!). To kick off 2017, they’ve started a Hello, Healthy blog with healthy living resources including recipes, tips, meal plans, videos, and eating guides. From January through March, the blog will feature content created by us, including meal plans and a few […]

A Couple Cooks – Recipes for Healthy & Whole Living