Roasted Cauliflower: Three Different Ways
(oil-free, no added salt, vegan)
Roasted Cauliflower: Three Different Ways
(oil-free, no added salt, vegan)

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One of the hardest times for Paula and I to stay healthy is in the evening, after dinner.  We both love salty, savory, snack foods while we relax before bed.  Unfortunately, the easiest (and often tastiest) options are usually chips, crackers, salted nuts, etc.

In my experience, it doesn’t seem to matter which type of chip or cracker you choose, they are all pretty much the same, from a calorie standpoint.  If you check out the nutritional information, they are all typically around 200 calories per 50g.  It doesn’t seem to matter if they’re fried, baked, popped, gluten-free, or organic. The sodium content will often differ slightly, but hardly ever within a healthy range.

We’ve experimented with a number of oil-free whole-food snacks to try to curb our cravings, and have recently found a couple of options that seem to do the trick.  If you’re a snack-fiend like us, today’s recipe is worth a try!

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Mexican Salad with Toasted Tortilla Strips
(vegan, oil-free)
Mexican Salad with Toasted Tortilla Strips
(vegan, oil-free)

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Paula and I have been trying to eat a little healthier lately, but to most of our friends and family that statement seems kind of odd.  You see, we’re two vegans surrounded mostly by meat-eaters, so when we talk about trying to watch what we eat, most people wonder what else we could possibly do?!  Well, as I mentioned in my previous post, vegansim can be just as unhealthy as any other diet, if you do it poorly.  And until recently, we’ve been doing that a lot…

There are just so many wonderful vegan alternatives out there these days:  vegan cheese, vegan sausages, vegan roasts, vegan chick’n strips.  You name it, they’re making alternatives for it.  It’s truly amazing how easy it’s becoming to “go vegan”, but unfortunately most of those options are highly processed and contain large amounts of sodium and fat.  They’re fantastic treats when you’re craving your old comfort foods but if you eat them every day, they can be almost as unhealthy as the original non-vegan versions.  So in an attempt to return to our healthy lifestyle, we’ve been doing our best to eat only whole-foods that are high in nutrients, but low in sodium and overt fat.

This can sound pretty bland when your taste-buds are accustomed to so much extra salt and oil, but with the right combination of flavour-packed ingredients, you’d be surprised how exciting healthy-eating can be!

Which brings us to today’s recipe… 

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