November 2015

Creamy Chickpea “Tuna” Salad Melt (Vegan, GF, DF, Vegetarian)

thefitforkfeed - November 25, 2015

Every once in a while I crave a tuna melt.  I consider myself somewhat of a tuna melt connoisseur because in high school, I ordered one at every deli I went to.  I love that they are creamy, salty, crunchy, and gooey.  All the best things in a sandwich in my opinion.  I’ve seen some recipes around for a tuna sandwich using chickpeas (or garbanzo beans) and …

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Creamy Cranberry (Sauce) Balsamic Vinaigrette (Gluten, Dairy, Refined Sugar Free)

thefitforkfeed - November 18, 2015

Looking for a healthy salad to bring to your Thanksgiving holiday or even just for a simple weekday lunch?  This is also a great way to use up that leftover Cranberry Vanilla Chia Jam you made!  This is the easiest recipe that really only takes two minutes to whip up.  You can use your favorite cranberry sauce or jam to sub whatever flavors you like. …

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Cranberry, Kombucha Vanilla Chia Jam (GF, DF, Vegetarian, Vegan)

thefitforkfeed - November 13, 2015

This Cranberry Kombucha Vanilla Chia Jam might just be the hit of your Thanksgiving feast.  I mixed tart cranberries with kombucha (a fizzy probiotic drink), lush vanilla, coconut sugar, and chia seeds for a rich velvety cranberry sauce that is completely refined sugar and guilt free.  There are so many ways to use this sauce, such as swirled into yogurt or cocktails, dolloped on toasts …

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Creme Brulee Crunch Baked Oatmeal (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan, Vegetarian)

thefitforkfeed - November 9, 2015

Is there anything better on a cold morning than a hearty breakfast that is cozy, warm and nutritious?  I love oatmeal but sometimes you need to switch up your oatmeal game a little bit.  That’s why I was inspired to make baked oats*.  Imagine if Crème brûlée and an oatmeal cookie had a baby.  Then imagine  a crunchy top with creamy vanilla oats underneath all baked …

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Baked Pumpkin & Molasses Protein Donuts with Pecan Cinnamon Streusel (Gluten & Dairy Free)

thefitforkfeed - November 5, 2015

When someone alerted me it was #NationalDonutDay, I had to jump on the bandwagon of course!  But in my usual fashion I have created a healthified version using real whole food ingredients and there’s no fryer in sight!  I use a simple blend of oats, coconut sugar, molasses and a few other ingredients to get that moist and slightly sweet texture and then kicked it …

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Warm & Savory Pumpkin Cheese Dip with Crispy Shallots

thefitforkfeed - November 3, 2015

I have a confession!  The last 5 years we’ve spent Thanksgiving away from home.  Gasp!  A foodie like me spending the most MAJOR foodie holiday away from home?  I know, shocking!  We like to travel and Palm Springs is an easy, quick 2 hour drive so this is where we usually head.  This year, however, we were invited to some good friends of ours, so we decided …

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