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I am constantly thinking of vegan recipes and desserts to bake and when I think of something that I really want to make, I have to do it! Haha recently I really wanted to make a vegan Crumb Cake. I was thinking and searching for ways to create the perfect crumble flavor and texture, and was surprised with how easy the total process came out! :) I ended up making a batch one night, finding it gone the next day, and having to remake it for photos…and it being gone the next day again! So as you can see, both my family and friends thought it was a big hit!
The recipe is a little longer than my usual short and sweet recipes, but it’s delicious none the less! :)
Riia’s Vegan Crumb Cake
For the Topping:
1/3 cup Rolled oats (not instant or quick-cook)
1/3 cup Sugar
1/4 cup Flour (I used whole wheat)
1 Tbsp Cinnamon
Pinch sea salt
1/2 cup Chopped Walnuts
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
For the cake:
1/2 cup Unsweetened Applesauce
1 Tbsp Gound Flax Seeds
1/2 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
1/3 cup Sugar
1 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
1/3 cup Olive Oil
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 ts Lemon Juice
2 cups Flour (I used whole wheat)
1-1/2 Tbsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Baking Soda
1/4 tsp Sea Salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Oil pan or line with parchment paper.
Make the topping:
Stir oats, sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt together. Add olive oil and mix/pinch until crumbly. Add walnuts. Toss. 
Make the cake:
In a separate bowl, whisk together the applesauce, flax, vinegar, sugar, nut milk, oil, vanilla and lemon juice. 
In another bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, soda, and salt. Add in wet ingredients. Whisk until blended.
Spread batter in pan. Sprinkle topping mixture on top. Press topping lightly into top of the cake. Bake for 30-35 minutes, check if done with a toothpick.
Cool. Serve. Share. Enjoy! :)
(altered from Diet Dessert And Dogs)

100 calorie single serving chocolate brownies low fat, vegan, and delicious chocolate craving hit me hard today! so i wanted to bake a batch of brownies, but i knew i would eat them all. so i searched and searched all over the internet for a low calorie brownies and it came down to this! tried it just today, worth making. 1tbsp flour
1tbsp sugar
1tbsp Cocoa, Dry Powder, Unsweetened
2tbsp apple sauce (or smashed banana, or canned pumpkin puree)
1pinch of salt and baking powder
mix and put into a microwave or oven safe bowl (a small one like custard cup or a paper cupcake liner works too) microwave for 30 seconds-minute or 3-10 minutes in the oven! since there is no eggs the center can still be under cooked if you prefer a lava cake! since this is only 96 calories, add a drizzle of peanut butter, a small scoop of low cal ice cream, cool whip or non dairy whip, get creative!
variations peppermint:
1 tsp peppermint flavor
1 tsp chopped peppermint candy on top chai: 2 teaspoons ground ginger 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground cloves 1 teaspoon ground cardamom rocky road: top with a few marshmallows 1 tsp chopped nuts sundae: 1/2 cup of sliced strawberries 1/2 cups of bannas mocha: a pinch of instant coffee

Hummus and Vegetable Grilled Wrap

OH MYY i want this!!

Here are some awesome benefits and facts about Bananas:
1 Banana=
110 Calories
400 mg of Potassium (10%of daily recommended value )
4 g of Fiber (16% of daily recommended value)
14.8 g of Sugar
1 g of Protein (2% of daily recommended value)
Vitamin C (16% of daily recommended value)
Vitamin B6 (20% of daily recommended value)
Bananas are good for your heart and nerves: Bananas contain a high dose of potassium - an essential ingredient to keep your heart and nervous system in good shape.
Bananas are good for your kidneys and bones: Benefits to the kidneys and the bones are again due to the high potassium content of bananas.
Bananas can act as mood enhancers or mild sedatives: Bananas contain tryptophan (although it’s not one of the major sources, a medium still contains about 10.6 mg of tryptophan). Tryptophan is one of the 20 amino acids which are building blocks of proteins
Bananas are good for your blood: Bananas are one of the highest sources of naturally available vitamin B6: Vitamin B6 plays an important role in converting tryptophan to serotonin (read #3 above), and also helps the body to make hemoglobin - a crucial ingredient of your blood. Vitamin B6 is also essential for antibody production and to maintain a healthy immune response.
Bananas are good source of dietary fiber: A single serving (one medium-sized banana) contains 16% of the daily recommended dietary fiber intake for a normal adult - that’s substantial for a single serving of any food.
Hope you all had an amazing weekend (:

Granola Cups with Yogurt and Fruit

I was on Blogilates webpage & refound this, join me?

The amazing Blogilates Meal Plan for 90 days Challenge and the Workout Plan (:

So i decided to give it a try to this again is there someone else that wanna join me?

I post here Cassie’s entry of the Meal Plan Grocery List

 And a direct link to the Meal Plan itself

So wish me luck & hope you join me, we can all motivate ourselves together :D 

P.S. As i am currently running and do not intend to stop doing it i’ll add more fruit & grains as it says on the “Welcome POPsters” sheet of the meal plan (:

I wish we all get the best out of this ♥


Awesome healthy lunch/snack/dinner/whatever you want 
1. Healthy pancakes : 
beat 2 eggs
add 6-8 tablespoons of skimmed milk 
add 1 small teaspoon of sweetener 
slowly add bit by bit 1 large tablespoon of corn flour (UK) or corn starch (US). Whip the mixture while adding small portions of corn flour 
You can mix all of it in a blender, if you have one. If not - don’t worry 
2. Filling 
Add low fat cottage cheese to the blender with a bit of skimmed milk to get something looking like sour cream. You can do this by hand, but this will require more time
Disassemble 4 crab sticks by small strips 
Grate cucumber, but take off the watery inside with the seeds (otherwise it will make your filling very “watery”)
Mix the whole thing by hand 
3. Cook the pancakes
The mixture will be more liquid than the original recipe - don’t worry it will still make yummy and healthy pancakes 
Spray your pan with low fat oil or put a drop on the pan and whip it with a tissue (we don’t want much oil - this is a HEALTHY recipe) 
Make your pancakes like usual. 
This mixture is for 3 pancakes, you can double the ingredients if you want more. Once your pancakes are ready (don’t worry, the first one is always f*cked up =D) put the filling on the pancakes and roll them. You can eat them differently if you want. The filling can also be used as a salad - add any vegetable you like to the ingredients and voilà ! 
Bon Appétit! 

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Benefits of Cantaloupe
1. Great Source of Vitamin A and Beta-CaroteneIf you are looking to incorporate vitamin A sources into your diet then cantaloupes will make a great addition to your food plan. In fact, cantaloupes contain concentrated amounts of beta-carotene. The body converts beta-carotene into vitamin A. Both nutrients are essential for the maintenance of healthy eyesight. In a study that included more than 50,000 women whose ages ranged from 45 to 67, it was found that those who consumed high amounts of vitamin A on a daily basis reduced their risk of developing cataracts by as much as 40%. Those women who ate cantaloupes as a regular part of their diet also had a lower risk of surgery from cataracts. On the contrary, women whose diets included a lot of salt, butter and unhealthy fats had a higher risk of cataract surgery. Research has also shown that there may be a possible link between beta-carotene and cancer prevention.
2. Great Source of Vitamin CAside from being a significant source of vitamin A, cantaloupes are also good sources of vitamin C. Vitamin C is an antioxidant which functions in the water-soluble parts of the body. As you know, antioxidants help fight free radicals in your body. Free radicals spread damage to your cells, causing diseases and signs of aging. Vitamin C also strengthens your immune system by stimulating your white blood cells. Your white blood cells are responsible for killing viruses, bacteria and other foreign elements that seek to enter your body.
3. Promotes the Health of Your LungsA recent study showed that consumption of a vitamin A-rich food like cantaloupe is also beneficial to smokers. If you’re a smoker or someone who is constantly exposed to second-hand smoke then you might want to make cantaloupes a regular part of your diet. One of the carcinogens found in cigarette smoke reportedly created a vitamin A deficiency in the body. When you start incorporating more vitamin A into your diet, the deficiency is reversed and you also lower your risk of developing lung diseases like emphysema.
4. Prevents Cardiovascular DiseaseCantaloupes are also rich in a compound called adenosine. Adenosine is typically administered to patients who have heart disease since this compound has blood-thinning properties. When your blood is thin, you can prevent blood-clotting in the cardiovascular system. The folate present in cantaloupes and all types of melons also help in preventing a heart attack.
5. Reduces StressCantaloupe might also be an ideal fruit to eat during those times when you are feeling anxious and stressed. Cantaloupe is rich in potassium which normalizes the heartbeat and promotes the supply of oxygen to the brain. As a result, you feel more relaxed and focused. (x)

10 Reasons You Eat When You’re Not Actually Hungry
To cope. But if you turn to food for emotional reasons, you won’t resolve the underlying issues.
Out of boredom. But eating can only last for so long—and then you have an afternoon to fill!
Because other people are eating. Check in with your hunger level to see if you really need it.
Because food is there. If you’re unable to nix the trigger food altogether, move the treats out of sight—you’ll be less likely to grab a handful.
Because it’s a special occasion. Celebrations are about the people, not the food.
Because you’re tired. A change of scenery might be just the ticket to battle the afternoon lull.
Because the clock says so. Don’t just eat when the clock tells you to! When mealtime hits, use it as a cue to check in with your current hunger level.
Because it’s free (or cheap). Always check in with your body’s hunger level before you automatically fill your plate with a freebie.
Because you can’t say no to food pushers. You can always set the fork down or share the cake with neighbors or co-workers, or simply eat just a small portion.
Because you suffer from clean plate syndrome. To prevent overeating, take stock throughout your meal to gauge how hungry you are; you might find that you don’t need those last few bites after all.