Simple, healthy, and delicious - three words my sister and I love to hear! We’ve talked before about our love for using meal planners, which we find to be an incredible resource for our busy schedules. A favorite of ours continues to be Forks Over Knives Meal Planner, because their recipes are easy to make, full of vibrant and healthy ingredients, and taste absolutely delicious!
For the past few weeks, my sister and I have been following the Fork's Over Knives plant-based Meal Planner to spice up our weekly meals. As mentioned previously, not only are the recipes delicious, but each meal delivers a delicious blend of colorful, nutrient-dense, and flavorful vegetables, grains, and plant-based proteins. And the best part? You don't even have to think about it! Once you sign up for their Meal Planner through this link, you'll find an abundance of wonderful tasting plant-based meals right at your fingertips! How much easier can it get?
With this cool app, personalized meals are created every week and most can be made in 35 minutes or less. Right now they are offering a 14-day free trial, which is a great option if you aren't plant-based but want to try it out, or just want a taste of what Forks Over Knives has to offer. Also, to spice things up (vegan or not) FOK is running a fun Fresh Start Challenge happening right now, which begins January 1st. How fun is that? My sister and I love healthy challenges, and with the new year arriving, why not give your health a little kick-start?
My sister and I promise you won't be disappointed. Our favorite recipe so far has been the bowl pictured here, featuring oven-roasted tahini carrots and chickpeas, juicy pomegranate seeds, slivered red onion, and fresh spinach. We absolutely LOVE any heartier meals, especially during these chillier months. Let us know if you give the Meal Planner a shot and share your favorites with us!
My sister and I are huge coffee drinkers, but we enjoy making a cup of tea on cool mornings, at work in the afternoon, or something calming to sip in the evening. We love trying different teas, so when Tipson Tea reached out to us, we were ecstatic to try their variety of organic blends.
Tipson Tea creates high-quality tea blends that contain carefully-sourced superfoods, spices, and herbs, designed to focus on health and well-being. We were most excited to try the Turmeric Peppermint & Clove, Moringa & Mango, and Matcha tea blends.
Tumeric is something we aim to incorporate frequently into our diet, and find that drinking tumeric in tea, such as Tipson's Tumeric Peppermint & Clove is one of the easiest ways for us. Turmeric root has many proven health benefits, such as anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, can support the immune system and heart-health, and is linked to preventing cancer.
Offering a mild flavor with notes of cinnamon and ginger, this tea blend was certainly one of our favorites!
With each tea boosting with vitamins, antioxidants, and other health-benefiting ingredients, we certainly recommend Tipson Tea to fellow tea lovers, or coffee addicts like us who aspire to drink more tea. Below is one of our favorite way to enjoy the Tumeric Peppermint & Clove tea. Use code 20OFFBOXES for your order of Tipson Tea from Amazon!
1. In a saucepan, bring water to boil then turn off heat. Add tea bags, spices, and fresh turmeric and ginger and let steep for 10-15 minutes.
2. Drain the tea through a strainer and stir in the maple syrup, fresh lemon, and add a splash of plant-based milk (optional). Allow to cool and serve while still warm.
*this post was sponsored.
It’s officially summer and that means lots of smoothie bowls! Whether it's a big green smoothie, a post-workout shake, or a refreshing summer blend, my sister and I are ready for it. After a hot day at the beach, surfing all morning, or even an early morning run, we love refueling with smoothies, especially because they are quick, easy to make, and full of nutrients. Let's not forget delicious too! After adding our favorite fruits and toppings, we have the perfect healthy summer treat to fuel us for the day!
Although we love the smoothies listed above, our favorite remains an acai bowl. We’ve been obsessed with acai bowls for a long time, ever since we tried our first in San Francisco, and for the right reasons! They taste incredible, are loaded with antioxidants and vitamins, and are a great source of energy and hydration. You can find acai bowls all over town now, but we enjoy making ours at home. Here’s why: they’re totally versatile, fruit options and flavors are endless, and you can add any toppings you like!
For this bowl, we used Acai of America’s frozen organic acai packet, which is perfect for this tropical-inspired recipe. The packets are made with pure unsweetened Brazilian acai, creating a flavor that combines wonderfully with our favorite fruits and superfoods. This delicious acai blend, in combination with pineapple and champagne mango, is guaranteed to supercharge your day and leave you feeling energized.
On another note, we’ve been striving to use products from companies that are sustainable and organic whenever possible, which is another reason we’re stoked to use Acai of America’s acai packets for our recipes! It's efforts like this that make even the smallest difference.
My sister and I admit: cooking is not always easy, and we get it. Long days at work, summer activities, time spent with family and friends (maybe even that show you've been binge-watching), and with that all combined, meal prep and eating healthy can often take the side-burner. After working or spending a long day at the beach, we find that planning a good dinner becomes challenging. And it's not just dinner--any meal can get rather tricky, especially when we're crunched for time but still wish to enjoy a healthy, well-balanced meal.
Ever feel the same? I'm sure a lot of you do. We all have busy lives, and that okay, because Forks Over Knives has our back, and with a few simple steps, it can have yours too! My sister and I are quite thrilled to partner with this company to highlight their beautiful magazine and try their online plant-based meal plan, which has become a wonderful, efficient addition to our weekly meals. They don't call it "meal planning made easy" for nothing--once you sign up, you have instant access to low-cost, healthy, and easy to make meals that can be ready on your table within a matter of 30 minutes or less. And don't worry: we've tried lots of them and the short answer: these meals don't disappoint. In fact, we haven't made one that we don't like!
One of our favorites is their Kale Caesar Salad recipe, as pictured below. If you're not a fan of kale, you will be after making this salad--we promise! It's deliciously creamy, crunchy, and bursts with the right kind of flavor. Plus, who doesn't love a good Caesar salad, especially one that's plant-based at the same time?
But if you truly aren't a salad fan, or are craving something more hearty, don't worry--the online meal plan contains a host of other deliciously tasty meals, including our second favorite recipe: the Apple-Oat Pancakes (yay for gluten-free pancakes that actually taste good, am I right? We will review these next!). Also included in the planner is a filling, veggie stuffed Quinoa Green Goddess Bowl, a nourishing Big Green Smoothie, and a super-satisfying creamy Peanut Noodle bowl, just to name a few.
So to sum it up, the Forks Over Knives online meal planner has thoroughly revolutionized our weekly meal planning, providing quick access to a great variety of choices that can be easily incorporated into your weekly meals, and just imagine--no more last minute grocery lists scribbled on random pieces of paper or your phone! Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, it isn't: Healthy eating without the haste couldn't get any easier.
To sign up for yourself, head to the link here and create your own profile to begin. Once you sign up, make sure to tag us and Forks Over Knives on Instagram to share your creations! I'm sure you will enjoy them as much as we do! xxx
Below are some photographs of additional recipes we made from their magazine, which you can find at some grocery stories or online.
This blog-post was sponsored by Forks Over Knives. All reviews and opinions are of our own.
As busy college students, we're always looking for quick and easy meals. Meal planning can be time consuming and makes it tempting to reach for junk food, so that is why we were so excited to try Green Chef, a company that delivers fresh, organic ingredients right to your door. Goodbye stressing about what's for dinner!
How it works:
Ordering is simple: choose the meal plan for your lifestyle (we chose vegan) and Green Chef sends three pre-chopped, easy-to-prepare meals, which is great for freeing up your time and providing a nourishing dinner that beats having the same old takeout or boring leftovers any day. More time for surfing, spending time with family, or simply binging Netflix after a long day in class!
If you'd like to give Green Chef a try, use code 50OFFTWINSKITCHEN for $50 off your first order -- we promise you won't be disappointed.
The first recipe we tried was the vegan Chimichurri Cauliflower Tacos, which took roughly 30 minutes to make. The bold Latin American flavors stood out in this colorful dish made with roasted cauliflower, red pepper, and pepitas tossed in a herb-chimichurri sauce. We then piled it onto warmed corn tortillas topped with pickled red cabbage and onions, fresh cilantro, and refried beans to complete this vibrant, tasty meal.
Next we'll be trying the Cajun Tempeh Bowl and Apple Farrow Bowl. Stay tuned!
In addition to tasking great, Green Chef is also USDA-certified organic and uses wholesome, fresh, and sustainable ingredients for every meal. Even their packaging is 100% recyclable! What a great way to give back to the Earth.
If you're like us and enjoy having fresh, quick meals and decide to give Green Chef a try, tag us in your creations on Instagram so we can see the dishes you create!
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