Easy Vegan 7-Layer Mexican Dip

Looking for a super easy dish to share for the holidays? This vegan 7 layer Mexican dip comes together in just a few minutes with ingredients that you’ve probably already got. This plant based, vegan dip is ALWAYS a crowd-pleaser when I bring it to a party. It’s so good that all the non-vegans will be asking you for the recipe!

This Mexican dip is so simple to put together, I even make this for dinner when I want an easy (almost) no-cook night. The directions are pretty forgiving. Once you layer in the refried beans, salsa and lettuce, all the other ingredients can be added in any order. You can get as plain or fancy as you like!

Here’s the PDF for easy printing:

Easy Vegan 7 Layer Mexican Dip

I hope that you’ll give this a try and bring it to your next gathering or just make it for yourself! Either way, please leave me a comment and let me know how much you love it!

See you in the kitchen soon,

Heidi

 

Easy Ramen Noodle Salad

This easy plant based dish is such a timesaver. It makes a delicious main course if you decide to add tofu, or keep it simple with just the noodles and vegetables. A super simple one pot and one bowl meal to satisfy your craving for noodles anytime!

When you add the broccoli to the already boiling noodles, you’ll save the hassle of cleaning another pot and your noodles and broccoli will be cooked to perfection. Feel free to add as much spice as you can handle. I used about a tablespoon of chili garlic sauce–but, add or subtract the heat to your taste! Adding some cooked tofu makes this a complete meal, but if you don’t have any—no sweat—it is so delish on its own!

Here’s the PDF copy for easy printing

 
 
I hope you’ll give this a try. This is now on regular rotation in my kitchen!
See you in the kitchen soon, 
Heidi

Healthy Pitaya Bowl

Am I the only person who didn’t know that dragon fruit was also known as pitaya?? I was strolling through the frozen aisle at Publix last week and saw this bag of frozen Pitaya chunks. I have bought fresh dragon fruit in the past and quite honestly, it tastes like nothing. It’s very pretty when you slice it open, but it doesn’t really have a flavor.

Dragon fruit has so many beneficial nutrients, though, so we should try to add it into our diets when we can. It’s rich in antioxidants and it’s full of fiber, which helps keep you full. This gorgeous pink fruit is also high in vitamins B3, which I learned can help your skin recover from a sunburn faster. Dragon fruit is also considered a powerful anti-inflammatory, which is great for anyone who suffers from arthritis.

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For lunch today I decided to make a Pitaya Bowl. I always have a supply of frozen bananas and other frozen fruits in my freezer, so this came together quickly. And lucky for me, I still had some granola that I made over the weekend. I highly recommend adding granola to your bowl. Fresh fruit is also a must––gotta have those antioxidants in your diet!

Healthy Pitaya Bowl

  • Servings: one
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Ingredients:

  • one banana, frozen in slices
  • 1/2 cup frozen pitaya chunks
  • 1/2 cup frozen mixed berries, or fresh strawberries
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened plain almond milk (you may need to add a little more, if too thick)
  • granola and fresh fruit to garnish

Directions: In a high speed blender, combine banana through almond milk.  When you are using all frozen fruit, it will be thicker and you may need to add a litle more almond milk. Pour into a bowl when done and garnish with granola and fruit. Enjoy!!!

 

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This is a filling and healthy treat that you could easily serve for breakfast, lunch or even as a dessert.  Let me know how much you like yours by leaving a comment. What fruit did you use? I’d love to know.

See you in the kitchen soon,

Heidi