Many people are intimidated to make their own sauces and dressings, but we promise you, they really are simple. And this is about as easy as it comes, saving you in both time and money. This is a staple in our households. We always make up a big batch and use in cooking and on salads. Mustard acts as a binder for the oil and vinegar. No additives needed in this fresh and flavorful dressing.
These aren't your mommas green beans! We've added digestive aid ginger to the mix, along with an unexpected spicy kick from crushed red pepper flakes. Fun fact about crushed red pepper, did you know that it has anti-inflammatory properties? If you're experiencing any pain or inflammation in your body, if you boost your intake of crushed red pepper it may help as the compound capsaicin which gives them their hot and spicy flavor helps reduce pain.
Making your own salad dressing is easier than you think. Homemade dressing is fresh, saves a buck, and can be customized to your liking! This dressing brings together the sharp taste of garlic combined with citrus, to give you a mouth watering dressing or marinade for meats or grilled veggies.
The hemp seed (also known as hemp hearts) almost has too many amazing qualities to count: rich in Omega 3, 6, and amino acids, they’re good for your heart and can help to lower blood pressure, serve as an anti-inflammatory, aid in digestion, great for skin and hair, bone health, and metabolism. They also add a wonderful nutty texture to anything you throw them on. And let's talk PROTEIN on this wonderful sauce: in just 3 tablespoons of hemp hearts, there's 11 grams of protein - which means just from the hemp hearts alone this sauce has 44 grams of protein total, or 11 grams per serving! And if you use kale intead of basil, there's another 3 grams of protein per serving on top of that from the kale. Try this easy, nutrient packed, hemp seed pesto recipe – it’s ready in minutes and perfect to put on top of your Zoodles with some shredded chicken, white beans, or on their own.
This is Meg's go to salad that she loves to eat and bring as a side dish to any gathering. You just have to try it and you'll love it as well. So incredibly filling and packed with nutrients. This is satisfying and delicious, and SO COLORFUL! Eat your rainbow and feel good all day long after eating this yummy salad.
There are just about a million ways you can make a salad, and at VFit Squad, we love giving you some of our favorite ways to prepare a salad. The key to enjoying food, is to never get bored and to keep fresh/seasonal produce part of your rotation. This is a fabulous fall salad sure to fuel your palate and belly. To make this a full meal, add any protein source of your choice on top.
We LOVE the mighty chickpea around these parts. The chickpea has evolved beyond building an awesome hummus and now is found for a base for our cookie dough dip and a great snack here with these roasted chickpeas. Why are these little things so awesome? They are packed with fiber, protein, iron, help boost immunity and even promote better sleep. And they taste soooooo good!
Bring on the bison! This chili recipe uses bison as the meat base. Your home will smell glorious as this one simmers, and the beans add in great fiber and protein too, but you don't have to tell your people how healthy this recipe is, that can be our secret! You can also sub out the bison for ground beef, turkey, or go vegetarian and add another can of beans (black beans, pinto, or chick peas would work) in its place.