The BEST Vegan Cream Cheese!
The BEST Homemade Vegan Cream Cheese!

The BEST Homemade Vegan Cream Cheese!

I grew up loving cream cheese. I would add it to my bagels, pizza, sandwiches, and even dip veggies into it. My taste buds just could not get enough.

When I made the swap to a plant based lifestyle, I immediately missed the cream cheese. I used store bought substitutes but, my goodness, did those add up on the receipt. Lucky for you, I figured out how to make it at home and it’s way better than any store bought. Another bonus? It saves money AND you can add extra ingredients to make it perfect for YOU!

The BEST Vegan Cream Cheese!

Nowadays, when I lather on my homemade vegan cream cheese onto toast with all the fixings like you see above, my belly doesn’t ache, I no longer break out, and I feel energised vs sluggish. Plant power, baby. It’s a miracle.

For fun additions to this recipe, try adding everything bagel seasoning, a mix of different herbs, etc. I love to browse the cream cheese section at the local shops and see what new flavours they have and then recreate them in my kitchen! I’m such a cooking nerd haha.

The BEST Vegan Cream Cheese!

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In search of a High Speed Blender to make all your DIY recipe dreams come true? Here are our top 3 picks:

Our Current Blender: The Vitamix Explorian Blender
  • It took me 3 years to choose this blender haha. I’m not even joking. I was so afraid of the price. So, instead, I purchased two other blenders in those 3 years that, low and behold, BROKE. The plant based lifestyle will wreak havoc on most blenders so you must choose a high quality one with a WARRANTY. The Explorian is one of the most inexpensive vitamix options but it still works great. I use it multiple times a day, every single day, and all of the recipes are from this beauty! Check out deals around Black Friday – you can usually snag one of these for under 200USD. For my European followers: Get ready to pay MORE than North America. I’m not sure why, but vitamix in Europe is double the price (which is actually more than double because we pay in euros/pounds/etc).

Vitamix Blender
 

Blendtec Classic Fit Blender
  • I have never owned a Blendtec, but I did live with someone who had one and it was pretty amazing. Never understood why it didn’t come with a tamper (?) but it does work beautifully. I am pretty biased with my years of experience with the vitamix over the Blendtec, but the price point is fantastic and there are TONS of videos out there comparing the two.

Blendtec
 

Nutri Ninja
  • I had a Ninja blender for years and years before I found the plant based lifestyle (or it found me). Prior to going plant based, I loved to make smoothies on a daily basis (still do today!). However, my smoothies were much *kinder* to the blender than today. While having owned both, I could just (and never would) compare a Ninja to a Vitamix – the difference is staggering. However, if you are just looking to blend up some oats, make light smoothies, or create epic dressings? Then go ahead and choose this one!

Ninja Bullet

What you will need for The BEST Vegan Cream Cheese!:

Ingredients Required:

Cashews (Yes you can sub for sunflower seeds!)

Unsweetened Non-dairy Yogurt

Garlic

Lemon

Dill

Sea Salt & Pepper

The BEST Vegan Cream Cheese!

5 Minute Vegan Cream Chese

Vegan cream cheese. Ahhhh. The dill takes this over the edge. Another great addition is everything bagel seasong!! 
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Course: Breakfast, Dip
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dairy free cheese
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 154kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cashews soaked overnight, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened non-dairy yogurt
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 lemon juiced (4 tbsp)
  • 1/2 tsp dill
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  • Soak the cashews overnight or in boiling water for 20 minutes. Even with a high speed blender, I find this helps a LOT with extra creaminess.
  • Rinse and drain the cashews. Add all ingredients to a high speed blender and blend until smooth. Taste test and adjust as needed.
  • Use the cream cheese on bagels or even delicious plant based sandwiches. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to a week.

Notes

**Need a bit more punch in the cream cheese? Try adding a splash of apple cider vinegar. Sometimes I enjoy it and sometimes I like it a bit less intense.
**Extra dill is always a beautiful addition!

Nutrition

Calories: 154kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 63mg | Potassium: 183mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 2mg

Looking to lower your waste while prepping? Check these out!

Compostable & Unbleached Parchment Paper

Compostable Parchment Paper
The parchment paper by “If You Care” is unbleached, chlorine free, and compostable. I have used this up to the highest oven setting without any issues! Paper, in it’s natural state is beige or light brown. For years people have subjected it to a bleaching process to create the white sheets we all know and love. Unfortunately, cleaning the paper is having the opposite effect on the environment. The most common bleaching agent – chlorine dioxide (ClO2) – occurs naturally as a component of salt, but once it separates from it’s natural pair it begins to cause problems. The paper bleaching process deposits chlorine in the lakes and streams where mills are most commonly located, and once there it bonds with organic matter in the form of dioxins. Dioxins are a group of highly toxic chemicals that are thought to pose negative effects on reproductive and immune system development, as well as cause several kinds of cancers. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, there is no safe level of dioxin exposure.

Vonuva Plant Based Wax Wraps

Plant based wax wraps
Reusable. Compostable. Cruelty-Free! Each wrap is made of unbleached certified organic cotton cloth infused with all-natural candelilla wax, pine resin, a pinch of soy wax and organic coconut oil.

Plastic-Free Glass Containers

glass Tupperware
Plastic Free. Sustainable. Non-toxic. The bamboo lids are strong, durable and beautiful. They’re plastic free, BPA free, phthalate free, biodegradable and recyclable! They also double as portable cutting boards!

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Must Try Homemade Vegan Nutella
MUST TRY Homemade Vegan Nutella!

Must Try Homemade Vegan Nutella!

Absolutely love Nutella but tired of all the crap that lies inside the delicious taste? Yep. Me too.

So, we decided to make our own. This recipe is sure to please and, as always, taste test and adjust to YOUR liking. You may need extra chocolate, extra medjool dates, or even an extra pinch of salt. Do what works for your own taste buds with this perfect Nutella base recipe!

 

homemade vegan nutella

The key to making the creamiest vegan Nutella is to roast the hazelnuts first but you do not have to. If you are raw vegan, simply process until nice and creamy. It will still taste amazing and will pair beautifully with anything you wish to use it on!

For those who will be roasting the hazelnuts, I do recommend soaking them first, patting dry, and roasting. Using a kitchen towel, rub as many skins off as you can (no need to be perfect) and then blend up. Enjoy!

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In search of a Food Processor to make all of your vegan dessert dreams come true? Here are our top 3 picks:

Our Current Processor: The Magimix

  • Now, listen. I LOVE my food processor. But I did not purchase this until I was already a recipe creator for 3 years and, in those three years, I saved up a heck of a lot of pennies. Once my original food processor died (you will see it below!), I decided to upgrade to this absolutely magnificent machine. Is this necessary for your kitchen? Probably not. BUT, if you are serious about creating recipes and have the budget, this is one that cannot be beat. P.s this has a THIRTY year warranty.

Magimix Food Processor

The Cuisinart 14-cup Food Processor

  • Brushed stainless steel, 720-watts, large capacity….this is an absolute gem of food processors! I love how it all detaches like our magimix and makes creating AND removing easy. If you have ever had a food processor where the blades do not detach, then you know the struggle.

Cuisinart Food Processor

Cusinart 7 Cup Food Processor

  • So, sadly, our original food processor is no longer being sold (I find this a bit odd!), but this one is the closest that I could find for the price range, brand name, and quality. I always recommend going for the higher cup size (10-14 range), but this is a wonderful option for small families/singles/students. If budget is a concern and you are a larger family, go for the refurbished items before going down in size (I promise, a small cup size will drive you INSANE and you will kick yourself for not going bigger and refurbished!). So this has a stainless steel detachable blade, compact cover, spatula, extra large feed tube, and a 5 year motor warranty.

Cuisinart food processor
 

What you will need to make Homemade Vegan Nutella:

Ingredients Required:

Hazelnuts

Vegan Chocolate Chips (Can also use cacao/cocoa powder)

Medjool Dates

Vanilla Extract

Sea Salt

 

homemade vegan nutella

Homemade Vegan Nutella

Love nutella but not a fan of all the added oils and sugar? Give this a try!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Dip, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy vegan nutella
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 276kcal

Equipment

  • Food Processor

Ingredients

If needed

  • Non-dairy milk as needed

Instructions

  • Add the hazelnuts to a large jar and cover with water. Pop into the refrigerator to soak overnight. We want these to soak for at least 8 hours!
  • Come the next morning, rinse the nuts well and pat dry with a kitchen towel. If you see any bad hazelnuts in the mix, toss those out now.
  • Preheat the oven to 400F/200C and roast the hazelnuts for 13-15 minutes, until fragrant. Remove from heat and allow to cool just for a minute.
  • Add the warm hazelnuts to a food processor with all of the remaining ingredients
  • Process on high until smooth. Scrape down the sides as needed.
  • If the mixture is too dry, add in 1/4 cup of non-dairy milk at a time as the food processor is running. Do not over milk it!
  • Once nice and smooth, transfer to a mason jar with a tight lid. Store in the refrigerator. Will keep for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.

Notes

**Feel free to sub the vegan chocolate chips for vegan dark chocolate, cocoa powder, cacao powder, or a mixture. Add as it blends and just continue to taste test until it reaches your goal!

Nutrition

Calories: 276kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 97mg | Potassium: 232mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 12IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 3mg

Looking to lower your waste while prepping? Check these out!

Compostable & Unbleached Parchment Paper

Compostable Parchment Paper
The parchment paper by “If You Care” is unbleached, chlorine free, and compostable. I have used this up to the highest oven setting without any issues! Paper, in it’s natural state is beige or light brown. For years people have subjected it to a bleaching process to create the white sheets we all know and love. Unfortunately, cleaning the paper is having the opposite effect on the environment. The most common bleaching agent – chlorine dioxide (ClO2) – occurs naturally as a component of salt, but once it separates from it’s natural pair it begins to cause problems. The paper bleaching process deposits chlorine in the lakes and streams where mills are most commonly located, and once there it bonds with organic matter in the form of dioxins. Dioxins are a group of highly toxic chemicals that are thought to pose negative effects on reproductive and immune system development, as well as cause several kinds of cancers. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, there is no safe level of dioxin exposure.

Vonuva Plant Based Wax Wraps

Plant based wax wraps
Reusable. Compostable. Cruelty-Free! Each wrap is made of unbleached certified organic cotton cloth infused with all-natural candelilla wax, pine resin, a pinch of soy wax and organic coconut oil.

Plastic-Free Glass Containers

glass Tupperware
Plastic Free. Sustainable. Non-toxic. The bamboo lids are strong, durable and beautiful. They’re plastic free, BPA free, phthalate free, biodegradable and recyclable! They also double as portable cutting boards!

Find more healthy vegan recipes like this Homemade Vegan Nutella when you join The WonderMamas Meal Plan Membership!

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organic cotton textiles by Zuahaza
Organic Cotton Textiles by Zuahaza

Sustainable, Ethical & Handcrafted Organic Cotton Textiles by Zuahaza

Hello, loves, and welcome back to the blog! Today we are honoured to feature the handcrafted & organic textiles from the women of Zuahaza.

As you all know, I am such a big supporter of sustainable and ethical brands from fashion to home decor. I am beyond thrilled to share this company with you all today.

Organic Cotton Textiles by Zuahaza

 

ORGANIC COTTON TEXTILES HANDMADE IN COLOMBIA

ZUAHAZA honours the makers, culture and craft.

Collective Sisterhood.

Social Enterprise.

Always ethical and sustainable.

 

In today’s sustainable home goods highlight, we are going to break down everything that makes Zuahaza one of our absolute favourites. We will chat about sustainability, production, faces behind the brand, and ethics.

Let’s get educated on the Ethical & Sustainable textiles by Zuahaza!

A Brief Overlook of Zuahaza

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Handmade: The organic cotton textiles by Zuahaza tell a story of Colombia through thoughtful craftsmanship. Many of us adore slow fashion, and this practice is also brilliant in home goods. The quality, style, and love put forth towards each item is unlike any other.

Sustainable: Zuahaza respects Earth and her resources with the highest regard. Organic materials and processes are only the base of this company. We have watched in their stories and highlights all of the fantastic ways they are using nature to dye their fabrics – it’s truly inspirational.

Social Enterprise: As a social enterprise, Zuahaza strives to embody a sisterhood between the women in Colombia. Zuahaza translates to “my sister” in the Muisca language of the Cundiboyacense people.

Women supporting Women: Zuahaza strives to connect women from across Colombia. The goal is to create unique products that reflect the Columbian culture, history and craftsmanship. The bond between the workers and their crafts is evident in the high quality.

Fair Trade and Fair Wage:  The folks behind Zuahaza go beyond fair trade and fair wages by supporting the dreams of each and every team member.

Responsible: Zuahaza assumes responsibility for the environment and those living within. Choosing to work with organic and biodegradable materials saves water and eliminates the harsh chemicals in the soil.

Zuahaza Founder: Tatiana

Tatiana is the founder of Zuahaza as well as the head designer. She has a lot of experience in the artisan field throughout Latin America and also a background in textiles from the Maryland Institute College of Art.

Natural dyes and organic fibres are a big part of Tatiana’s advocacy for sustainable production. Having Colombian roots herself, Tatiana holds so much admiration for the indigenous artisans and her favourite part of her job is the interchange of knowledge with her artisans.

Organic Cotton Textiles by Zuahaza

Organic Cotton Textiles by Zuahaza

Shopping on the Zuahaza website is such a breeze. The artisans work together to create one focal collection (slowly and sustainably) and this collection will be featured for quite a long time. Their first ever collection is called the “Roots” collection and this is what is featured in our blog post today. Be sure to snag the last few items on their current sale going on: 25% off the roots collection with discount code: ZUAHAZASUMMER20

Organic Cotton Textiles by Zuahaza

When browsing through the website, you will notice the minimalistic menu that features some of our favourite topics: Approach, Artisans, Values, Process, and Materials. I have said this before and I’ll say it again, companies can never give too much information when it comes to who makes your products, where, why, and how. These are key points of information that allow consumers to make conscious decisions.

 

How does Tatiana & ZUAHAZA stay committed to their values?

With the help of 7 beautiful and talented women….the artisans.

One of the first things that I noticed about Tatiana and her company was the love she held for her artisans. We began working together at the beginning of the Covid-19 spread and I was blown away at her dedication to helping her artisans make it through the hard times. It has truly been an honour to witness the love shared here.

Zuahaza Artisans

(Left to right in order!)

  • Mariá: Mariá has been a part of the cooperative for 4 years and is a very talented seamstress. She is thrilled to have a job that she loves and also provide for her family.
  • Ana: Ana has been a part of the cooperative for 24 years and is a master weaver and teacher. She is a big believer in preserving ancestral techniques.
  • Graciela: Graciela has been a part of the cooperative for 20 years. She is the administrative head of the co-op as well as sewer and designer. Graciela believes it is very important to teach the history of her ancestors to new generations as a way of preserving the columbian heritage.

Tatiana is in the middle!

  • Martha: Martha is the youngest of the group and has been in the cooperative for 2 years as a weaver. Her skills are far beyond her years! She holds so much love and respect for the artisanal work.
  • Otilia: Otilia has been a part of the cooperative for 8 years. She is an administrative secretary as well as a weaver. She loves to carry on the traditions of her people.
  • Esther: Esther has been an artisan for over 20 years and is a wonderful weaver and spinner. She truly stands behinds this company and believes that the artisan cooperative has rescued the traditions of the Guane culture.
  • Inés (not shown in photo): Inés has been a part of the cooperative for 18 years and is an incredible weaver and spinner. For her, working in the cooperative as an artisan means participating in changing her community, in preserving their cultural heritage, and believing in economic stability for both men and women.

 

organic cotton textiles by Zuahaza
 

Organic Cotton Textiles by Zuahaza: Values & Philosophy

To create sustainable employment for women artisans in Colombia by revitalizing the craft of making textiles and collaborating to innovate in product and design

Equality of Opinion 

Zuahaza is all about collaboration and equality of opinion from start to finish in the design and production process. The dreams, careers, and families of each and every artisan is valued. The folks behind Zuahaza truly believe that each artisan has the vision and skills to participate in the important decision making. Everything is done as a team.

“Collaboration is truly the soul of Zuahaza, as we come and work together as Colombian sisters to create unique sustainable treasures for your home.”

— TATIANA ORDOÑEZ

 

Honouring the Craft

It has become harder and harder for artisans like those in the Zuahaza team to earn enough money to support themselves and their family. This company wants to change this. These artisans deserve to be recognised and highly respected for the magnificent work that they do. Zuahaza believes in elevating the craftsmen to a much more dignified person in society. I love this!

 

Waste Happens but Zuahaza is dedicated to reducing and up-cycling as much as possible.

As with every production, waste happens. Even though Zuahaza is dedicated to using 100% organic and natural materials, a bit of waste is produced. To counteract this waste, the artisans create small one of a kind pieces made from scraps to sell such as small purses and bags. They are truly dedicated to become a zero waste production company in the near future and it has been a joy to watch. You can watch along with us on their instagram stories here.

 

Here are a few of my favourites from the Roots collection:

25% off until September 15th with code: ZUAHAZASUMMER20

Salento Zuahaza Pillows
 

Salento Pillows: 100% organic cotton | 100% naturally dyed | 18″ x 18″

 

Iza Reversible Zuahaza PIllow
 

Iza Reversible Pillow: 100% organic cotton | 100% naturally dyed | 20″ x 30″ | Reversible

 

Charalá Zuahaza Blanket
 

Charalá Zuahaza Blanket: 100% organic cotton | 100% naturally dyed | 60″ x 80″ | MADE TO ORDER

 

As a sustainable & ethical researcher and consumer, I cannot express how excited I was to work with Tatiana and the Zuahaza team to share their products with you all. These pieces of art are decorating our bedroom and living room and they are an absolute dream. Super soft, nice and thick material, the absolute highest quality, and beautiful design of these pillows have transformed our rooms into relaxing havens. I am so exited to see the next collection!

They are currently making room for the next collection and all of the ROOTS collection is 25% off until September 15th with code: ZUAHAZASUMMER20. If you are looking to support a woman owned business, a women supporting business, a small business, or an all around sustainable and ethical business – you cannot get any better than this one!

**Thank you to Tatiana and the amazing artisans for gifting us the amazing pillows featured in our blog post and social media posts. This collaboration is definitely not over – we will have these pillows for life and they will be present in so many family photos and future work.

 

Chat with you all soon!

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Antioxidant Boosting Smoothie
Antioxidant Boosting Smoothie (Vegan!)

Antioxidant Boosting Smoothie

This powerful antioxidant smoothie is perfect for any day of the week and any season. I couldn’t recommend adding naturally occuring antioxidants found in fruits and vegetables to your plates enough for a healthy and happy body ♥️.

In the beginning, I was pretty confused on what antioxidants were and why I needed them on my plate. I hope I can break it down for you as simply as possible.

There is a process in the body called oxidation that produces unstable chemicals. These chemicals are called free radicals. These free radicals damage cell membranes and other important structures in our body. Free radicals have been linked to many diseases including heart disease and certain cancers.

The amazing antioxidants are compounds that scavenge and neutralize the free radicals. Magic!!!

 

Antioxidant Boosting Smoothie

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In search of a High Speed Blender to make all your smoothie dreams come true? Here are our top 3 picks:

Our Current Blender: The Vitamix Explorian Blender
  • It took me 3 years to choose this blender haha. I’m not even joking. I was so afraid of the price. So, instead, I purchased two other blenders in those 3 years that, low and behold, BROKE. The plant based lifestyle will wreak havoc on most blenders so you must choose a high quality one with a WARRANTY. The Explorian is one of the most inexpensive vitamix options but it still works great. I use it multiple times a day, every single day, and all of the recipes are from this beauty! Check out deals around Black Friday – you can usually snag one of these for under 200USD. For my European followers: Get ready to pay MORE than North America. I’m not sure why, but vitamix in Europe is double the price (which is actually more than double because we pay in euros/pounds/etc).

Vitamix Blender
 

Blendtec Classic Fit Blender
  • I have never owned a Blendtec, but I did live with someone who had one and it was pretty amazing. Never understood why it didn’t come with a tamper (?) but it does work beautifully. I am pretty biased with my years of experience with the vitamix over the Blendtec, but the price point is fantastic and there are TONS of videos out there comparing the two.

Blendtec
 

Nutri Ninja
  • I had a Ninja blender for years and years before I found the plant based lifestyle (or it found me). Prior to going plant based, I loved to make smoothies on a daily basis (still do today!). However, my smoothies were much *kinder* to the blender than today. While having owned both, I could just (and never would) compare a Ninja to a Vitamix – the difference is staggering. However, if you are just looking to blend up some oats, make light smoothies, or create epic dressings? Then go ahead and choose this one!

Ninja Bullet

What you will need for this delicious smoothie!

Ingredients Required:

Blueberries

Banana

Oranges

Chia Seeds

Non-dairy Milk

Water

 

Antioxidant Boosting Smoothie

Powerful Antioxidant Blueberry Smoothie

This is the perfect smoothie to start any day!
5 from 1 vote
Print Pin Rate
Course: Breakfast, smoothie
Cuisine: American
Keyword: vegan smoothie
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 257kcal

Equipment

  • High Speed Blender

Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen blueberries
  • 1 banana peeled
  • 2 oranges peeled
  • 1/2 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Blend in a high speed blender until smooth. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 257kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 36mg | Potassium: 670mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 644IU | Vitamin C: 93mg | Calcium: 182mg | Iron: 1mg

 

Looking to lower your waste while prepping? Check these out!

Compostable & Unbleached Parchment Paper

Compostable Parchment Paper
The parchment paper by “If You Care” is unbleached, chlorine free, and compostable. I have used this up to the highest oven setting without any issues! Paper, in it’s natural state is beige or light brown. For years people have subjected it to a bleaching process to create the white sheets we all know and love. Unfortunately, cleaning the paper is having the opposite effect on the environment. The most common bleaching agent – chlorine dioxide (ClO2) – occurs naturally as a component of salt, but once it separates from it’s natural pair it begins to cause problems. The paper bleaching process deposits chlorine in the lakes and streams where mills are most commonly located, and once there it bonds with organic matter in the form of dioxins. Dioxins are a group of highly toxic chemicals that are thought to pose negative effects on reproductive and immune system development, as well as cause several kinds of cancers. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, there is no safe level of dioxin exposure.

Vonuva Plant Based Wax Wraps

Plant based wax wraps
Reusable. Compostable. Cruelty-Free! Each wrap is made of unbleached certified organic cotton cloth infused with all-natural candelilla wax, pine resin, a pinch of soy wax and organic coconut oil.

Plastic-Free Glass Containers

glass Tupperware
Plastic Free. Sustainable. Non-toxic. The bamboo lids are strong, durable and beautiful. They’re plastic free, BPA free, phthalate free, biodegradable and recyclable! They also double as portable cutting boards!

Find more healthy vegan recipes like this Antioxidant Boosting Smoothie when you join The WonderMamas Meal Plan Membership!

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Vegan Stuffed Peppers with “Goat Cheese”

Vegan Stuffed Peppers with Vegan Goat Cheese!

My vegan journey has been pretty smooth over the past 7 years, but one thing that I sure do miss is the taste of goat cheese. I was a BIG fan of goat cheese and have been working on different recipes to kick those cravings. I am so thrilled to have finally found it and share it with you all!

Not going to lie – I have been eating these every single day for a week now as my afternoon snack. Just hits all those right spots! Baking is an option here but I do highly recommend them as a raw snack.

 

Vegan Stuffed Peppers
 

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In search of a Food Processor to make all of your vegan dip and sauce dreams come true? Here are our top 3 picks:

Our Current Processor: The Magimix

  • Now, listen. I LOVE my food processor. But I did not purchase this until I was already a recipe creator for 3 years and, in those three years, I saved up a heck of a lot of pennies. Once my original food processor died (you will see it below!), I decided to upgrade to this absolutely magnificent machine. Is this necessary for your kitchen? Probably not. BUT, if you are serious about creating recipes and have the budget, this is one that cannot be beat. P.s this has a THIRTY year warranty.

Magimix Food Processor

The Cuisinart 14-cup Food Processor

  • Brushed stainless steel, 720-watts, large capacity….this is an absolute gem of food processors! I love how it all detaches like our magimix and makes creating AND removing easy. If you have ever had a food processor where the blades do not detach, then you know the struggle.

Cuisinart Food Processor

Cusinart 7 Cup Food Processor

  • So, sadly, our original food processor is no longer being sold (I find this a bit odd!), but this one is the closest that I could find for the price range, brand name, and quality. I always recommend going for the higher cup size (10-14 range), but this is a wonderful option for small families/singles/students. If budget is a concern and you are a larger family, go for the refurbished items before going down in size (I promise, a small cup size will drive you INSANE and you will kick yourself for not going bigger and refurbished!). So this has a stainless steel detachable blade, compact cover, spatula, extra large feed tube, and a 5 year motor warranty.

Cuisinart food processor
 

What you will need for these Vegan Stuffed Peppers:

 

Ingredients Required:

Cashews

Garlic

Lemon Juice

Apple Cider Vinegar

Sea Salt

Green Onions

 

Vegan Stuffed Peppers

"Goat Cheese" Stuffed Vegan Peppers

These are my current obsession and I know you are going to love them too! Enjoy these raw or baked!
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Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beginner friendly, easy vegan snack
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 195kcal

Ingredients

  • 5 Mini Sweet Peppers
  • 1 cup raw cashews soaked for a few hours or overnight
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice fresh is best
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 green onion diced thin

Instructions

  • Blend together the cashews, garlic, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, and sea salt until smooth. Taste test and adjust to your liking.
  • Wash and slice the mini bell peppers in half, remove the seeds and add a nice big scoop of the cashew cream inside. Top with sliced green onion. Enjoy!
  • If you would like to bake (I do recommend trying the raw first!), pop into the oven for 15 minutes at 425F/218C. Add the green onions once baked. Enjoy!

Notes

**These can be eaten with any pepper you wish - big/small/spicy!
**To save money, feel free to sub for 1/2 cup sunflower seeds with 1/2 cup cashews. You can also opt to use 1 cup sunflower seeds but be sure to add just a bit of sugar for the bitter taste :). As soon as I get my hands on some sunflower seeds I will make a new recipe for this. 

Nutrition

Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 297mg | Potassium: 302mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1126IU | Vitamin C: 51mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 2mg

 

Looking to lower your waste while prepping? Check these out!

Compostable & Unbleached Parchment Paper

Compostable Parchment Paper
The parchment paper by “If You Care” is unbleached, chlorine free, and compostable. I have used this up to the highest oven setting without any issues! Paper, in it’s natural state is beige or light brown. For years people have subjected it to a bleaching process to create the white sheets we all know and love. Unfortunately, cleaning the paper is having the opposite effect on the environment. The most common bleaching agent – chlorine dioxide (ClO2) – occurs naturally as a component of salt, but once it separates from it’s natural pair it begins to cause problems. The paper bleaching process deposits chlorine in the lakes and streams where mills are most commonly located, and once there it bonds with organic matter in the form of dioxins. Dioxins are a group of highly toxic chemicals that are thought to pose negative effects on reproductive and immune system development, as well as cause several kinds of cancers. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, there is no safe level of dioxin exposure.

Vonuva Plant Based Wax Wraps

Plant based wax wraps
Reusable. Compostable. Cruelty-Free! Each wrap is made of unbleached certified organic cotton cloth infused with all-natural candelilla wax, pine resin, a pinch of soy wax and organic coconut oil.

Plastic-Free Glass Containers

glass Tupperware
Plastic Free. Sustainable. Non-toxic. The bamboo lids are strong, durable and beautiful. They’re plastic free, BPA free, phthalate free, biodegradable and recyclable! They also double as portable cutting boards!

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healthy vegan brownies
Healthy Vegan Brownies

Healthy Vegan Brownies in 30 Minutes!

Craving something as decadent and moist as brownies but don’t feel like dealing with the sugar/oil/processed crap high afterwards? Don’t worry, I got you covered! These healthy vegan brownies are a beautiful mixture of chickpeas (garbanzo beans) and almond butter that mesh together like you wouldn’t believe. Enjoy!

Bonus: These are 100% cruelty-free!

 

healthy vegan brownies

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In search of a High Speed Blender to make all your pancake/smoothie/dessert dreams come true? Here are our top 3 picks:

Our Current Blender: The Vitamix Explorian Blender
  • It took me 3 years to choose this blender haha. I’m not even joking. I was so afraid of the price. So, instead, I purchased two other blenders in those 3 years that, low and behold, BROKE. The plant based lifestyle will wreak havoc on most blenders so you must choose a high quality one with a WARRANTY. The Explorian is one of the most inexpensive vitamix options but it still works great. I use it multiple times a day, every single day, and all of the recipes are from this beauty! Check out deals around Black Friday – you can usually snag one of these for under 200USD. For my European followers: Get ready to pay MORE than North America. I’m not sure why, but vitamix in Europe is double the price (which is actually more than double because we pay in euros/pounds/etc).

Vitamix Blender
 

Blendtec Classic Fit Blender
  • I have never owned a Blendtec, but I did live with someone who had one and it was pretty amazing. Never understood why it didn’t come with a tamper (?) but it does work beautifully. I am pretty biased with my years of experience with the vitamix over the Blendtec, but the price point is fantastic and there are TONS of videos out there comparing the two.

Blendtec
 

Nutri Ninja
  • I had a Ninja blender for years and years before I found the plant based lifestyle (or it found me). Prior to going plant based, I loved to make smoothies on a daily basis (still do today!). However, my smoothies were much *kinder* to the blender than today. While having owned both, I could just (and never would) compare a Ninja to a Vitamix – the difference is staggering. However, if you are just looking to blend up some oats, make light smoothies, or create epic dressings? Then go ahead and choose this one!

Ninja Bullet

What you will need for these Healthy Vegan Brownies

Ingredients Required:

Chickpeas

Almond Butter

Maple Syrup

Cocoa Powder

Vanilla Extract

Baking Soda

Sea Salt

Vegan Chocolate Chips

Fun Options to Add In!

Walnuts

Sprinkles

Pecans

 

healthy vegan brownies

Healthy Vegan Brownies

These brownies will shock your taste buds with tastiness and also nourish your body with much needed nutrients!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beginner friendly
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 197kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 can chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup almond butter any nut/seed butter can be substituted
  • 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips 85 grams dark chocolate
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder or cacao powder
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup can sub for packed medjool dates (pitted)
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract alcohol free options available
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch Sea Salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F/175C. Line a baking sheet or baking dish, as you wish, with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  • Blend all ingredients together. Taste test and adjust. If adding nuts or sprinkles, add these after the blending has completed. Simply stir in.
  • Pour into the baking dish and spread out with a spatula until even.
  • Bake for 30 minutes. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 71mg | Potassium: 188mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 14g | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 2mg

 

Looking to lower your waste while prepping? Check these out!

Compostable & Unbleached Parchment Paper

Compostable Parchment Paper
The parchment paper by “If You Care” is unbleached, chlorine free, and compostable. I have used this up to the highest oven setting without any issues! Paper, in it’s natural state is beige or light brown. For years people have subjected it to a bleaching process to create the white sheets we all know and love. Unfortunately, cleaning the paper is having the opposite effect on the environment. The most common bleaching agent – chlorine dioxide (ClO2) – occurs naturally as a component of salt, but once it separates from it’s natural pair it begins to cause problems. The paper bleaching process deposits chlorine in the lakes and streams where mills are most commonly located, and once there it bonds with organic matter in the form of dioxins. Dioxins are a group of highly toxic chemicals that are thought to pose negative effects on reproductive and immune system development, as well as cause several kinds of cancers. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, there is no safe level of dioxin exposure.

Vonuva Plant Based Wax Wraps

Plant based wax wraps
Reusable. Compostable. Cruelty-Free! Each wrap is made of unbleached certified organic cotton cloth infused with all-natural candelilla wax, pine resin, a pinch of soy wax and organic coconut oil.

Plastic-Free Glass Containers

glass Tupperware
Plastic Free. Sustainable. Non-toxic. The bamboo lids are strong, durable and beautiful. They’re plastic free, BPA free, phthalate free, biodegradable and recyclable! They also double as portable cutting boards!

Find more healthy vegan recipes like these Healthy Vegan Brownies when you join The WonderMamas Meal Plan Membership!

 

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Healthy Baked Breakfast Hash-browns
Healthy Baked Breakfast Hash-browns

 

Healthy Baked Breakfast Hash-browns

I have a few key memories from my childhood: Splashing around in the backyard pool with my brother, cuddling with my dog for hours on end, and grabbing hash browns from our local McDonald’s with my Dad every single weekend. Gosh…just smelling hash browns takes me back in time.

Nowadays, McDonald’s isn’t on the menu anymore, but I still do love some good ol’ hash browns. These here are a healthy version of the McD’s famous hash browns and I do hope you like them. They are oil free, so they will not have that greasy (albeit yummy) texture/taste, but they still fill me with lots of warmth, tastiness, and my arteries are thankful for the homemade version! Give it a try and let me know how you like it!

Healthy Baked Breakfast Hash-browns
 

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What you will need for these Healthy Baked Breakfast Hash-browns

Ingredients Required:

Potatoes

Onions

Garlic Powder

Dried Oregano

Paprika Powder

Sea Salt

Healthy Baked Breakfast Hash-browns

Healthy Baked Breakfast Hash-browns

Craving some good ol' hashbrowns? Give these baked ones a try!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beginner friendly
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 100kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb potatoes (yukon, idaho, russet) peeled and grated
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp paprika powder
  • Pinch sea salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F/175C.
  • Scrub the potatoes. If you wish, peel them before grating. Grate the potatoes directly into a large bowl lined with a kitchen towel.
  • Allow the grated potato to sit in the kitchen towel for 10 minutes. Come back and squeeze out all of the excess juice out.
  • Pour the potatoes back into the bowl. There should be starch sticking to the kitchen towel from squeezing - be sure to scrape that back into the potatoes. This will help the potatoes to stick!
  • Add the seasonings and gently toss together.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and loosely scoop out the mixture with a spoon or using your fingers. You do not want to flatten or squish the potatoes. Lay them gently onto the baking sheet and lightly form with your fingers or a utensil. Keeping the potatoes loose will help them to cook much better - but be sure to form the mixture into a circle or oval to avoid burning edges.
  • Bake for 20 minutes. Fip over and bake for an additional 15-20. Enjoy!

Notes

**I love to serve these with ketchup, hummus, avocado, or even grilled veggies
***If there is no starch in the kitchen towel, you could opt to add in 1 tbsp of corn starch or flour to the mixture.

Nutrition

Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 518mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg

 

Looking to lower your waste while prepping? Check these out!

Compostable & Unbleached Parchment Paper

  • The parchment paper by “If You Care” is unbleached, chlorine free, and compostable. I have used this up to the highest oven setting without any issues! Paper, in it’s natural state is beige or light brown. For years people have subjected it to a bleaching process to create the white sheets we all know and love. Unfortunately, cleaning the paper is having the opposite effect on the environment. The most common bleaching agent – chlorine dioxide (ClO2) – occurs naturally as a component of salt, but once it separates from it’s natural pair it begins to cause problems. The paper bleaching process deposits chlorine in the lakes and streams where mills are most commonly located, and once there it bonds with organic matter in the form of dioxins. Dioxins are a group of highly toxic chemicals that are thought to pose negative effects on reproductive and immune system development, as well as cause several kinds of cancers. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, there is no safe level of dioxin exposure.

Compostable Parchment Paper

Vonuva Plant Based Wax Wraps

  • Reusable. Compostable. Cruelty-Free! Each wrap is made of unbleached certified organic cotton cloth infused with all-natural candelilla wax, pine resin, a pinch of soy wax and organic coconut oil.

Plant based wax wraps

Plastic-Free Glass Containers

  • Plastic Free. Sustainable. Non-toxic. The bamboo lids are strong, durable and beautiful. They’re plastic free, BPA free, phthalate free, biodegradable and recyclable! They also double as portable cutting boards!

glass Tupperware

 

 

Find more healthy vegan recipes like these Healthy Baked Breakfast Hash-brownswhen you join The WonderMamas Meal Plan Membership!

Our Whole Food Plant Based Meal Plans have been created for families that are looking to stop stressing in the kitchen and get healthy the easy way! Our recipes are always kid-approved and you will be able to explore hundreds of recipes instantly when you sign up and be able to get prepping right away.


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5 Ways to Repurpose Old Clothes
5 Ways To Repurpose Old Clothes

5 Ways To Repurpose Old Clothes

Written by the amazing Rhea of @helpingtheenvironment

Hi there! I think we’ve all been in this situation before: having a bunch of old clothes in your closet and not knowing what to do with them. That’s why today I want to show you how to make use of old clothes instead of throwing them away.

Ethical motivation

Now, why is it so important to be resourceful with the clothes we already have? Well, more often than not, western fast fashion companies exploit workers in developing countries, who are willing to work for lower wages and in unsafe factories. These workers lack workplace protection, are oftentimes abused by employers and work extremely long shifts.

Environmental motivation

From an environmental standpoint, fast fashion also spells disaster. According to Oxfam, it would take 13 years to drink the water needed to make one t-shirt and a pair of jeans! A single cotton t-shirt uses up to 2,700 litres of water during production. And just the UK alone sends 11 million items of clothing to landfill every week.

Get your old clothes ready!

This means that only by repurposing our old fast fashion clothes can we make up for the labor and emissions that went into their production! Throwing them away would furthermore add to the waste problem we already have. So, without further ado, here are five ways to repurpose old clothes and give them new life!

5 Ways to Repurpose Old Clothes

 

 

5 Ways to Repurpose Old Clothes: Crop Tops

5 Ways to Repurpose Old Clothes

You need:
  • old shirt, scissors, optionally a sewing kit

Especially in summer, short clothes are a life-saver for hot weather. You can make your own crop tops out of old shirts or blouses!

First, put the shirt on and use a pen to mark a line along which you want to cut.

Make sure you straighten it out before cutting, and use appropriate scissors!

Alternative crop top idea

Another awesome idea is to cut a shirt or blouse into a crop top that you can tie into a knot at the front! Instead of cutting a straight line, you leave two triangles of cloth along the front, which can then be tied.

For some pieces of clothing, I would recommend to hem them afterwards in order to prevent the edges fraying, but it isn’t always necessary.

 

5 Ways to Repurpose Old Clothes: Hair Ties

5 Ways to Repurpose Old Clothes

You need:
  • old socks, scissors

How to:

Cut off a few stripes at the opening of a sock! Socks have the right size for hair ties and you can choose ones with nice colors and patterns.

Considering hair ties often go missing the moment we buy them, they’re pretty expensive.

 

5 Ways to Repurpose Old Clothes: Denim Shorts

5 Ways to Repurpose Old Clothes

You need:
  • old jeans, scissors, optionally a sewing kit

Old jeans that don’t fit that well can easily be made into cute shorts by simply cutting them. Raw denim edges are a trend right now, but if you don’t want your shorts to fray too much, you can do a basic stitch along the edge. Alternatively, you can simply cuff your shorts, which also looks pretty cool.

 

5 Ways to Repurpose Old Clothes: Kitchen Towels

5 Ways to Repurpose Old Clothes

You need:
  • any old clothes, scissors

This one isn’t an outfit idea, but still useful. Any old piece of clothing can be made into a reusable kitchen towel very easily by simply cutting it into equal-sized squares. This way, you’re also reducing your kitchen waste!

5 Ways to Repurpose Old Clothes: Makeup Wipes

5 Ways to Repurpose Old Clothes

You need:
  • old clothes, scissors

Another easy way to repurpose old clothes is to cut them into equal-size round pieces and use them as makeup wipes. It’s especially ecofriendly because
disposable wipes take very long to biodegrade, and this is a quick reusable alternative.

 

About Rhea

@helpingtheenvironment

My name is Rhea and I live in Germany. A few years ago I started taking an interest in the environment and ways to protect it. Since then I’ve changed my lifestyle in a lot of ways, for example by becoming vegetarian and eliminating a lot of plastic from my life. That’s why I started an Instagram account in 2018, sharing ways to help Earth, information about climate change and tips to reduce waste. If you’re interested in sustainability, why don’t you check it out? @helpingtheenvironment.

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Homemade Vegan Energy Bars
Homemade Vegan Energy Bars

Homemade Vegan Energy Bars

Let’s cut right to the chase. How much money have you spent on energy bars, protein bars, raw vegan bars, etc? If you are anything like me, it’s A LOT. I went to the shop yesterday and ONE raw vegan brownie bar (I’m sucker for brownie bars) cost 1.98 euros. If I was in Chicago, it’d be more like $2.50 USD.

That is a ton of money spent on little bites of heaven that you can 100% make yourself! Today we are going to show you how to make an epic brownie like chocolate energy bar that is packed with protein and healthy fats. The medjool dates and figs are there to give you a HUGE burst of energy. If you haven’t already jumped on the medjool date train, I urge you to do so. Just magical!

Homemade Vegan Energy Bars

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Goji Berry and Mixed Nut Energy Balls

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Cranberry Vanilla Energy Bites

 

In search of a Food Processor to make all of your vegan dessert dreams come true? Here are our top 3 picks:

Our Current Processor: The Magimix

  • Now, listen. I LOVE my food processor. But I did not purchase this until I was already a recipe creator for 3 years and, in those three years, I saved up a heck of a lot of pennies. Once my original food processor died (you will see it below!), I decided to upgrade to this absolutely magnificent machine. Is this necessary for your kitchen? Probably not. BUT, if you are serious about creating recipes and have the budget, this is one that cannot be beat. P.s this has a THIRTY year warranty.

Magimix Food Processor

The Cuisinart 14-cup Food Processor

  • Brushed stainless steel, 720-watts, large capacity….this is an absolute gem of food processors! I love how it all detaches like our magimix and makes creating AND removing easy. If you have ever had a food processor where the blades do not detach, then you know the struggle.

Cuisinart Food Processor

Cusinart 7 Cup Food Processor

  • So, sadly, our original food processor is no longer being sold (I find this a bit odd!), but this one is the closest that I could find for the price range, brand name, and quality. I always recommend going for the higher cup size (10-14 range), but this is a wonderful option for small families/singles/students. If budget is a concern and you are a larger family, go for the refurbished items before going down in size (I promise, a small cup size will drive you INSANE and you will kick yourself for not going bigger and refurbished!). So this has a stainless steel detachable blade, compact cover, spatula, extra large feed tube, and a 5 year motor warranty.

Cuisinart food processor
 

What you will need for these Homemade Vegan Energy Bars

Ingredients Required:

Medjool Dates

Dried Figs

Mixed Nuts

Cocoa Powder

Sea Salt

Homemade Vegan Energy Bars

Homemade Vegan Energy Bars

5 from 1 vote
Print Pin Rate
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: vegan energy bars, vegan snacks
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 325kcal

Ingredients

  • 13 Medjool Dates Pitted
  • 1 cup mixed nuts
  • 1/2 cup dried figs
  • 1/2 cup cranberries
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • Pinch sea salt

Instructions

  • Remove the pits from the medjool dates and add to a food processor with rest of the ingredients. Process until a dough is formed.
  • Grab a small baking dish and line with parchment paper. Pour the dough into the pan and press down to flatten. Be sure to press down until fully packed and even. I like to use the bottom of a glass.
  • Set in the refrigerator overnight. Slice into bars the next day. You can individually wrap these or simply slice and remove as you wish.

Notes

**If you would like to add rolled oats to this recipe, I would go with 1/4 cup.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 624mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 77IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 2mg

 

Looking to lower your waste while prepping? Check these out!

Compostable & Unbleached Parchment Paper

Compostable Parchment Paper
The parchment paper by “If You Care” is unbleached, chlorine free, and compostable. I have used this up to the highest oven setting without any issues! Paper, in it’s natural state is beige or light brown. For years people have subjected it to a bleaching process to create the white sheets we all know and love. Unfortunately, cleaning the paper is having the opposite effect on the environment. The most common bleaching agent – chlorine dioxide (ClO2) – occurs naturally as a component of salt, but once it separates from it’s natural pair it begins to cause problems. The paper bleaching process deposits chlorine in the lakes and streams where mills are most commonly located, and once there it bonds with organic matter in the form of dioxins. Dioxins are a group of highly toxic chemicals that are thought to pose negative effects on reproductive and immune system development, as well as cause several kinds of cancers. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, there is no safe level of dioxin exposure.

Vonuva Plant Based Wax Wraps

Plant based wax wraps
Reusable. Compostable. Cruelty-Free! Each wrap is made of unbleached certified organic cotton cloth infused with all-natural candelilla wax, pine resin, a pinch of soy wax and organic coconut oil.

Plastic-Free Glass Containers

glass Tupperware
Plastic Free. Sustainable. Non-toxic. The bamboo lids are strong, durable and beautiful. They’re plastic free, BPA free, phthalate free, biodegradable and recyclable! They also double as portable cutting boards!

 

 

Find more healthy vegan recipes like these Energy Bars when you join The WonderMamas Meal Plan Membership!

Our Whole Food Plant Based Meal Plans have been created for families that are looking to stop stressing in the kitchen and get healthy the easy way! Our recipes are always kid-approved and you will be able to explore hundreds of recipes instantly when you sign up and be able to get prepping right away.

Check out our membership here!

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