Rice Noodle Soup: low fat, low sodium, vegan, gluten free

September 29, 2014

HEY KIDS!

WOAH. Sorry, didn’t mean to scare you there. Just popping in to share a quick recipe today :) This recipe for rice noodle soup is the closest thing to vegan ramen that is quick and easy to make at home. Enjoy!

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Rice Noodle Soup: low fat, low sodium, vegan, gluten free
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Recipe type: Soup
 
Ingredients
  • 2 c. low sodium vegetable broth
  • 5 oz. (or 2 cakes) rice noodles
  • ½ yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 baby bella mushrooms, chopped
  • ½ zucchini, chopped
  • ½ bell pepper, chopped
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. Trader Joes 21 Seasoning Salute (or other all purpose, salt free seasoning)
  • pepper to taste
  • salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Heat low sodium vegetable broth in a soup pan on medium heat. Once it reaches a simmer, add all vegetables. Let simmer for about 5 minutes. Add spices. Add rice noodle cakes and simmer about 5 minutes or according to package directions. Serve and enjoy!
  2. If you like you’re soup brothier, add an additional cup of vegetable broth. This recipe provides enough broth, but is fairly full of noodles.
  3. I did not add any additional salt, but you may want it saltier.

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Cheers,

Avocado Athlete

Five Things Friday: Does Low Carb Really Beat Low Fat?

September 26, 2014

Hey peeps,

Been a while since I did a Five Things Friday post! These are always some of my favorite posts to read from other bloggers because they compile all the best information the interwebs has to offer without any search work. Enjoy!

5 articles I loved this week:

Why low fat diets really are better than low carb

30 Days, 900 Very Ripe Bananas – A Fruitarian Experiment <– How a high fruit diet can be great for athletic performance!

Why you need more than 1,200 calories per day

I don’t want to look like her <– on body image and having your OWN goals!

Here’s what thigh gaps looked like in 1945 (an oldie but a goodie)

1 public service announcement:

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and…

4 memes that made me chuckle:

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No disrespect to any of you who eat meat/dairy, but I do think it’s funny when people say I eat weird stuff!

5 “treats” I’ve been loving lately:

1. “Blendicanos” inspired by MShell

Quad espresso
6 pumps sugar free vanilla
Tall scoop of ice
Double blended

And no, I don’t wanna be yelled at about the caffeine and artificial sweeteners…it’s not a regular thing, ok?!? Ok.

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2. Trader Joe’s Cold Brew Coffee

Ok, FINE. Maybe the caffeine has become a daily ritual, but I promise the sugar free syrup isn’t…

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3. Almond Milk Ice Cream

IMHO, much better than coconut milk ice cream and way lower in calories/fat!

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4. Banana Chocolate Peanut Butter Meal

This was my lunch yesterday.

2 tbsp. cocoa powder
4-5 tbsp. powdered peanut butter
almond milk to desired consistency
1 tbsp. agave nectar
dash of cinnamon
4-5 sliced bananas

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5. Uno’s Chicago Pizzeria Gluten Free Cheese-less Veggie Pizza

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Cheers to FRIDAY, FRIDAY, GONNA GET DOWN ON FRIDAY,

Avocado Athlete

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