Healthy Travel Recipes & Snacks, part I

Food is an integral part of my life, obviously. Not just for sustenance or fuel, but whole body nourishment on all levels. Food is social, emotional, enjoyable, and ultimately food is culture. If there’s one theme that runs through my philosophy about food and evidenced in my recipes, it’s global. I’m constantly on the quest to experience the globe and other cultures through foods and revisiting what said culture does so beautifully by interpreting into my own plant-based and whole foods type of way. One of my closet passions in life, not so private anymore, is traveling. I LOVE to travel, now granted I’m not a globetrotter nor have I traveled to many of the places on my “travel to-do list”, but I feel I’ve had a taste of those cultures through the food I make and for now that’ll do perfectly well.

Healthy Travel Snacks & Recipes, part I

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Tri-legume Salad Stuffed Peppers

Today I’m combining a classic American dish with flavors of the border and inspiration from the summer in these Tri-legume Salad Stuffed Peppers. Stuffed peppers are one of my favorite meals to enjoy for dinner or a hearty lunch, the only downside can be cooking time. When I’m in the mood for something quick and easy, these stuffed peppers are perfect because there’s no cooking required and the legume salad can be made days in advance, all it takes is a minute of assembly. I use fresh lime, olive oil, cilantro, dill, parsley, cumin, and my favorite seasoning ground sumac to create a bright dressing to toss lentils, kidney beans, and chickpeas into. The end result is a refreshing, yet filling salad with protein, fiber, carbohydrates, and healthy fats to keep you energized.

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Grilled Peaches & Sweet Cream with Crunchy Bits

Grilled Peaches & Sweet Cream… with crunchy bits. Oh yes, the sweet cream is amazing, but these Crunchy Bits completely steal the show. I always am flooded with ideas and inspiration from peaches during the summer months, we have our favorite peach providers (a.k.a. the Peach Truck) here in Nashville during the summer and I utilize every day I can get my hands on those peaches! Today I’m sharing a recipe that can be enjoyed for both a breakfast, brunch, or dessert.

Grilled Peaches with Sweet Cream & Crunchy Bits

As much as I’m a fan of the Crunchy Bits in this recipe, the Sweet Cream is incredibly delicious as well and dense with healthy fats, protein, fiber, and is completely dairy-free and refined sugar free. I use both macadamia nuts and cashews with coconut milk, dates, vanilla, and a touch of sea salt to create a delicious cream. Both the Sweet Cream and Crunchy Bits are rich, therefore pairing it with an untouched fresh peach, warmed through on the grill, is the perfect balance between sweet, creamy, light, and rich.

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Cherry Cardamom Bircher Muesli

It’s summer. I’m taking every chance I can at incorporating my favorite summer fruits and vegetables this time of year and enjoying them in everything! Last summer I shared a delicious Tart Cherry Chia Pudding that oozes cherry flavor; today I’m sharing a unique twist on my classic Nourishing Muesli, Cherry Cardamom Bircher Muesli. This recipe has quickly become my favorite summer breakfast and even dessert, it’s raw- no fuss with cooking- easy to digest, tastes amazing, contains fiber, protein, and packed with antioxidants from the cherries.

Cherry Cardamom Bircher Muesli, bircher muesli recipe, cherries, honey

I love this combination of flavors in this bircher muesli, it’s sweet, tangy, cool and warm at all the same time from the warming spices used and the way it’s prepared. I love adding traditional ingredients to this recipe such as lemon juice, oats, fruit, and nuts/seeds with a global twist by incorporating cardamom. Bircher muesli this time of year is lovely, it’s cool and refreshing since there’s no cooking or heating involved. It contains a healthy dose of fiber, healthy fats, plant-based protein, complex carbohydrates, and is incredibly simple to whip together. You can even make this for a quick breakfast by making it the night before and storing it in the fridge until the next morning.

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Blue-green Spirulina Milk

If you’ve all stuck with me so far- through encouraging you to drink your greens, sneaking vegetables into desserts, or turning a simple zucchini into past, then I have a hunch this you won’t be a surprise that I’m telling you to drink blue milk. I’ve made many recipes here on Nutrition Stripped using this blue-green algae, spirulina, but have yet to share with you all a staple drink I love making as well, Blue-green Spirulina Milk! First, I know the color and thought about drinking an algae can be completely off-putting and intimidating, but I promise once you get over the color (which I think is quite beautiful), the taste will speak for itself. It’s delicious and incredibly nutrient dense in comparison to the cows milk counterpart.

Blue Green Spirulina Milk, spirulina, nut  milk

Whole foods are fun. I love being able to transform a simple vegetable, fruit, and spirulina in this case into something everyone can enjoy yet is completely innovative. Blue-green Spirulina Milk is a play on traditional nut milks that I’ve shared here before, it’s incredibly mineralizing due to the nature of spirulina, which contains a host of minerals, amino acids, and vitamins. I mix this with a classic nut milk recipe and it’s subtly sweetened with dates and vanilla. The end result is a beautiful blue-green colored nut milk that’s creamy, cool, healthy, and looks beautiful!

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