This week the spotlight is shining on Marie Reginato of 8th and Lake! Marie has been working on her popular blog for a few years now, bringing healthy recipes to life that are fun to create. Her culinary passion has always been there, but it took a trip to Italy for her to start creating more exciting and creative recipes. The experience motivated her to continue her education in nutrition and how to cook a wider range of dishes. Now, she is an accomplished cookbook author, recipe developer, food photographer, and cooking video host! We put together 10 recipes from the Food Monster App that are all incredible and developed with your health in mind!
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1. High-Protein Vanilla and Cashew Smoothie
A Vanilla and Cashew Protein Smoothie made with bananas, nut butter, almond milk, and a scoop of protein. A delicious and easy breakfast/snack for a pre or post-workout session made to nourish your body.
2. Tomato Baked Chickpeas Over Avocado Toast
Hearty chickpeas are baked in a rich tomato sauce and topped with creamy ricotta. Enjoy these Tomato Baked Chickpeas Over Avocado Toast or as is for quick lunch!
3. Butternut Squash and Apple Galette with Sage
This is a savory galette that has just a touch of sweetness coming from the beautifully roasted apple slices. Beneath the layers of roasted squash and apples are sautéed onions, all wrapped in a sage freckled crust. It’s absolutely heavenly. It’s also synch to whip together!
4. Edamame Guacamole
Source: Edamame Guacamole
Truly, this Edamame Guacamole is a game changer! Maybe you’ve heard of edamame in a dip before, maybe not but either way it’s a keeper and a nice break from a traditional guacamole.
5. Spring Pesto Socca Pizza
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This Spring Pesto Socca Pizza is without a doubt a healthy pizza dream. Its light, crispy crust will allow you to ‘indulge’ and eat the entire thing all in one sitting without feeling overly full. Plus, it’s slathered with creamy pesto, roasted vegetables, and anything else your heart desires.
6. Baked Sweet Potato and Turmeric Falafel
Crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside, these turmeric sweet potato falafel are a must-make. With a myriad of spices, including turmeric, chickpeas, and spicy cilantro from the garden, these falafel pop out of the oven tasting and smelling delightful. Pair with a light, citrus-y salad, in a wrap, or on top of a grain bowl.
7. Miso and Eggplant Pasta
Source: Miso and Eggplant Pasta
This Asian-inspired miso and eggplant pasta is a fun and delicious twist on traditional pasta dishes with tomato and vegetables. Pasta is infused with umami flavor with the help of a heaping dose of brown miso pasta and combined with sautéed eggplant, mushrooms, and fresh tomatoes.
8. Thai Style Coconut Soup
Source: Thai Style Coconut Soup
A Thai Style ‘Tom Kha’ Soup spiced with chilis, coconut milk, lime juice, eggplant and mushrooms. A delicious soup that can be thrown together quickly and made in bulk – perfect for a weeknight meal.
9. Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding
Source: Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding
Spice up your traditional chia pudding with pumpkin puree and a dollop of coconut yogurt. Pretty much a healthy dessert for breakfast.
10. Galaxy Dark Chocolate With Raspberries
These “galaxy” dark chocolate bars are speckled with puffed quinoa and bits of freeze-dried raspberries. Cacao butter makes chocolate. Pale white blocks melt away into a golden bath that is the backbone of any chocolate mixture.
We hope you enjoy these delicious recipes by Marie, which can be found on her blog or on the Food Monster App! It is an incredible app for foodies, providing over 15,000 vegan and allergy-friendly recipes where subscribers receive new recipes every day. The app is available for Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. Take a look!
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