Mushroom Ginger Congee {Vegan, GF}

Mushroom Ginger Congee is a thick and hearty Asian soup that is made with oats! This vegan soup is easy to make, super healthy, and tastes delicious!

Mushroom Ginger Congee {Vegan} | ChezCateyLou.com

Do you ever get in little food routines? I have weeks where I end up eating the same thing pretty much every day. And last week, it was this Mushroom Ginger Congee for dinner every night! Sidenote – TheBetterHalf was working late that week…he would not approve of only soup for dinner.  Although let’s be serious, I didn’t only have soup…I followed the congee with dessert of course!  It is all about balance, right?

This soup  is so simple to make and is so warm and comforting. Plus, it doesn’t get much lighter – only 140 calories and 1.5 g of fat per serving, and it is very filling!  This is a great recipe to make when you aren’t feeling well, because the ginger and mushroom will both boost your immune system. Healthy comfort food that tastes amazing and helps you feel better – no wonder I ate this for dinner every night!… 

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Skinny Carrot Cake Muffins

Skinny Carrot Cake Muffins taste like an indulgent treat but are actually light and healthy and full of tons of nutritious ingredients.

Skinny Carrot Cake Muffins | ChezCateyLou.com

I don’t know about you, but I can barely remember my new year’s resolutions. Ok correction – I remember them, I just haven’t exactly been sticking to them. I think my good intentions lasted all of 7 days. I just can’t say no to these and these. So to try to get back on track, I tricked myself into thinking I was eating carrot cake with these Skinny Carrot Cake Muffins! They taste delicious and are so moist, and they are packed with healthy ingredients – carrots, Sunsweet diced plums, oats, and Greek yogurt! These muffins are the perfect light and healthy snack to give you energy and satisfy your sweet tooth.

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Easy Fried Rice with Asian Vegetables

This Easy Fried Rice with Asian Vegetables is a quick and easy go-to vegetarian dinner solution that is so healthy and flavorful!

Easy Fried Rice with Asian Vegetables #EatSmartVeggies | ChezCateyLou.com

Does this situation sound familiar to you…you’ve had a long day at work.  You get home and are just so tired, yet you need to somehow get a healthy dinner on the table.  That sounds like pretty much every night for me!  So I am always on the lookout for new quick, easy, and healthy dinner ideas.  This Easy Fried Rice with Asian Vegetables is my new go-to!  It is packed with flavor and is so easy to make thanks to Eat Smart‘s Shanghai Blend Stir Fry Kit.  No washing and chopping veggies required here – just open the bag and you have 5 different nutritious superfood veggies ready to go for your dinner, plus the stir fry sauce!… 

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Sundried Tomato Hummus

Sundried Tomato Hummus is so easy to whip up and tastes delicious! Perfect for a quick and tasty snack or for a last minute party appetizer!
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I can’t believe that it is already November! Thanksgiving is right around the corner and then Christmas. And with that comes holiday parties and last minute visitors and casual get-togethers.  And that is when NatureBox can save the day.  Pair NatureBox snacks with a quick and easy homemade recipe like this Sundried Tomato Hummus and you have an impressive and delicious spread ready in no time!

So what is NatureBox? Well I’m glad you asked! NatureBox delivers five nutritionist-approved and delicious snacks right to your door every month! Tasty and healthy snacks, brought right to you. Sounds too good to be true, right? It isn’t! And it gets better, you can try it for FREE! Scroll to the bottom of the post for a link to start a free trial of NatureBox!

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Kabocha Squash Curry with Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Farro

Kabocha Squash Curry sauce tops hearty farro and is finished with roasted brussels sprouts. This squash curry is easy to make, is super healthy, and tastes amazing!
Kabocha Squash Curry with Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Farro | ChezCateyLou.com

The end of the month is rapidly approaching, which means it is time for Mystery Dish! Today’s recipe is a little bit different than what I usually make. I am recently obsessed with Indian food and curry, and so I was very excited to try a recipe using curry! I hadn’t really eaten Indian food until about 2 years ago. Once I tried it though, I was hooked. The spices used are so flavorful and rich and delicious.

The title of this dish is a mouthful – Kabocha Squash Curry with Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Farro – but I couldn’t leave any of the ingredients out of the name! It is surprisingly simple to make, and is super healthy. This is a great “starter” dish for those who are new to curry and Indian food (like me!)… 

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