5 Recipes To Try From Food Bloggers We Love

When I have free time there’s a good chance you can find me in the kitchen whipping up something to eat for my family. I’ve been cooking for over TEN years! Food brings people together + I love seeing others make memories while enjoying tasty dishes I put together : ) Cooking is a way for me to show my gratitude to others, to get creative, calm down, +  have FUN! Quarantine has given me *all the [extra ; ) ] time* to be in the kitchen. I put together five of my fav recipes from a few of my fav food bloggers!

*The dreamy photos below are all from the food bloggers. 

#1] Ambitious Kitchen Seriously Good Sweet Potato Cheddar BBQ Chicken Burgers

Why I Love It — I love these burgers because honestly I really love sweet potatoes + feel they’re underutilized! Sweet potatoes are a high quality carbohydrate choice + are loaded with vitamins + minerals – B Vitamins, Vitamin C, iron, calcium, magnesium, + SO many more. I love switching it up from a regular russet/baking potato.

Recipe Notes — I struggle with finding a tasty barbecue sauce that isn’t loaded with added sugar, but @primalkitchen classic bbq sauce works really well in this recipe! You can also sub turkey for chicken.

#2] Ambitious Kitchen The Best Chicken Soup You’ll Ever Eat

Why I Love It — Another AK must try… it is literally the best chicken soup you’ll ever eat. I’ve made this recipe at least once a month since Monique posted it back in January. It’s packed with nutrient dense foods, lean protein, and is easy to change up if you don’t have an ingredient on hand. Around last October, I listened to Monique’s episode on The CHAARG Podcast + I started making her recipes shortly after. To start, she has a recipe for almost anything you could possibly want. It ranges from breakfast to dessert + they’re all really freaking good. From a cooking perspective, I’ve found that Monique does an incredible job working with flavor combos and thinking outside of the box! 

Recipe Notes — I’ve omitted the chicken to make this vegetarian + also replaced chicken with mini italian meatballs : ) 

PSA! Make sure to check out episode #67 with Monique + let us know what you think! #TheCHAARGPodcast

#3] Minamalist Baker 1-Hour Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

Why I Love It — Minimalist Baker is an AWESOME food blogger to follow because most of her recipes have ten ingredients or less! This is a really easy meal to make with items you have on hand + I love the use of lentils! Lentils are a legume, plant-based protein source, and packed with fiber — great for the digestive system ; ) I’ve made this twice + my family loves it!

Recipe Notes — I’ve even made this with boxed mashed potatoes! Gotta do what you can during quarantine! ; ) 

#4] Hummusapien Creamy Vegan Broccoli Cauliflower Soup

Why I Love It — Clearly I love soups! They’re *full* of great flavor, packed with vegetables, typically low-cost, + soups provide SO many meals! I love when soup recipes incorporate immersion blenders into the game! This is a great way to thicken the soup + add a depth of flavor + creaminess!

Recipe Notes — If you don’t have an immersion blender, you can use a regular blender + it works the same! Just be careful – soup is HOT + heat will expand in your blender so don’t put *too* much in at once! : ) If you don’t have nutritional yeast on hand + you’re not vegan, feel free to sup for real cheese. Nutritional yeast is a great vegan cheese replacement! : )

#5] Rachaelsgoodeats Healthy Twix Bars

Why I Love It — I believe in getting your information from credible sources. Since I’m in school to become a Registered Dietitian [RD], I try my best to support other RDs in the field because I know they are credible sources with years of nutrition education. Rachael does a great job at promoting overall health and wellness, and advocates for simple swaps in the diet that have a high payoff. These healthy twix are INCREDIBLE + a must make for your next [post-quarantine; )] dinner party!

Recipe Notes — In the shortbread layer I replaced coconut flour with all purpose flour + in the caramel layer I replaced almond butter with peanut butter! Any chocolate chips will work!

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I know the weather is warming up, but these are all great comfort food meals to make while you’re spending *extra* time with your families at home! ALSO! One of my favorite things about ALL these food bloggers is their email/newsletter subscription! They send tasty recipes right to your inbox to keep the cooking inspo going strong. If you make one of these recipes, make sure to share a photo on instagram with #CHAARGeats! 

 

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