healthy vegan friday #25

oh boy this has been an intense week! getting back into school and work and all those other responsibilities has left little time for anything else. they sure didn’t give us time to ease back in!

i’m hoping all of this settles down a little bit soon though. i’ve been making a few difficult decisions recently, one of them being going down to part time at school in the next couple weeks. downside: i won’t be a holistic nutritionist as soon, but the upside is i’ll have more time for working towards getting healthy and doing the things i love like blogging!

for now though, i just have to keep breathing and take pleasure in the little things. and healthy vegan friday is always one of those, so let’s get right to it!

for those of you who don’t know, healthy vegan fridays is a weekly blog hop hosted by myself and carrie @ carrie on vegan. it is a place to share your healthy vegan recipes that make use of whole ingredients and minimize the use of processed and refined foods. the recipes shared on this link up are intended to emphasis the beauty, creativity and benefits of a healthy, plant-based diet!

recap of last week:

most popular submissions

Spanish Chickpeas and Spinach with Roasted Garlic

spanish chickpeas and spinach with roasted garlic from janet @ the taste space

a delicious, warming chickpea salad that looks so flavourful!


caramel apple trifle from heather @ sweetly raw 

creamy apple pudding, caramel and pecans- i don’t know how anything could sound more divine! amazing seasonal treat!


raw cinnamon roll bites from vicki @ sweet & healthy living

cinnamon rolls without needing to wait for the dough to rise or bake? sounds amazing to me!

my favourites from last week


favourite way to start the day: acorn squash winter oats from nikki @ eat to the beet

i love the idea of mixing in corn squash to oats- it’s my favourite squash!

favourite delicious yet sensible snack: sweet onion kale chips from leslie @ flora foodie

these sound reminiscent of sour cream and onion chips which use to be my favourite!

Vegan Swiss Chard Quiche with Oat-Sesame Crust

favourite main event: vegan swiss chard quiche with oat-sesame crust from emily @ triumph wellness

the flavours sound amazing and look how well it holds together! something i’ve always had a problem with in my vegan quiches…

before we get into this week’s healthy vegan friday, carrie and i have an announcement to make!

The search is open for a co-host for Healthy Vegan Fridays, the recipe link-up party! One of the founders of the party, Shelby, is pursuing new opportunities (we will miss her!), but that opens up a spot to join Carrie and I as a co-host. We love that so many bloggers participate each week and we're excited to take it to the next level. This is a great opportunity to get exposure for your blog and develop your marketing skills. Requirements include a commitment to writing whole food vegan recipes, posting the link-up code on your blog every Friday and helping us spread the word through social networking. The time commitment is between 1-2 hours a week. If you are interested, please fill out the short survey by following the link below. We will begin reviewing applications on Monday, January 21st. Good luck and thank you for your interest!

Click here to take survey

now it’s time for healthy vegan friday # 25!

my submission for the week:


sunflower date bites

easy, raw and so quick to make, these make a great o!-the-go snack packed with healthy fats and protein and help satisfy a sweet craving naturally!

so, if you have a healthy vegan recipe (or 2) to share, please add it to the list below! if not, feel free to browse the submissions and get inspired! you can also check out our pinterest board and feel free to tweet about it using the hashtag #VeganFridays. feel free to grab our button (code is on the sidebar) to help promote this even and show your vegan pride.

you don’t have to be vegan to submit, just needs to be a vegan recipe. so share that creativity of yours!

thanks and happy friday!

submission guidelines

  • maximum of 2 submissions per week

  • you do not have to be a vegan food blogger to link up, but all recipes must be 100% vegan.

  • all recipe submissions should focus on the most whole, unprocessed and unrefined ingredients as much as possible, although we will still accept recipes that make use of some processed/refined ingredients.

  • you may submit current or past recipes, just make sure they are not ones that you have shared previously on this blog hop.

  • besides recipes, feel free to submit informative posts that are aimed at promoting vegan, plant-based diets.

  • you must provide a link back to this blog party on your submitted post. you can either grab our badge to display or a clickable link back somewhere on the post you are submitting.

  • when linking up, please make sure to link back to the post you are submitting, not the homepage of your blog

legal disclaimer

by linking up to healthy vegan fridays, you guarantee that the pictures and posts are your own and not that of someone else. you also agree to give permission to all hostesses (shelby, gabby and carrie) to make use of your pictures and posts on our own healthy vegan friday posts, as well as giving us permission to re-post them on pinterest, twitter and/or facebook.

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  3. It must have been tough to decide to go to part-time school, but it’s good that you are giving yourself the time you need for other things =)
    I love this blog hop, it gives me such great ideas for meals for the week!
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  4. Hi Gabby! Glad you like the oats. I added the link to the post :)

    I’ve been busy with work and school, too. Full time with both right now. Good for you for taking care of yourself. You’ll reach your goal eventually. Enjoying the process is just as important. Best of luck!

    • Thanks so much Nikki! I agree- we need to stop being so focused on the end goal in life, because once achieved, there will always be something else we want to strive for. By enjoying the process we will enjoy life so much more :)

  5. Hi Gabby
    That’s a shame you’ve had to drop to part time but your schedule does sound manic! I don’t know how you find the time for blogging among all your other responsibilities. I think it’s definitely more time consuming to eat as a whole food vegan as you have to make most of your stuff from scratch (at least we do here anyway). When do you finish your course now?

    This week I am sharing a recipe for date paste which is great to add to smoothies and all other recipes instead of sugar, and a great collection of quick green smoothie recipes for a good detox after all the holiday indulgences.

    Thank you so much for finding the time for hosting Healthy Vegan Fridays

    • Thanks Katherine! I definitely agree as eating the way we do takes a ton more time. But going to school just makes me even more passionate about doing it, so I figure I’m in no rush and might as well take the time I need to make sure I’m staying healthy and happy! I’ll hopefully be done by the end of the year, but that all depends on scheduling. 

      Thanks for submitting again Katherine, I always love your posts!

  6. Yikes, I hope things calm down for you soon! I know what you mean about having to make difficult decisions. I feel like I’ve been making a ton of them myself and I feel even more lost than I did before! I hope that having the extra time will bring you that extra time for you that you need :)

    Great recap as always! Beautiful looking submissions :)

  7. Hi! Thanks for hosting! I am a brand new follower, having stumbled upon your blog last week. I am not so new to plant-based meals, but I am new to tossing around the idea of going vegan. I love all the wonderful meal ideas I see on here!

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