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Healthy Vegan Friday #40 Mint Chip Shake, Peanut Butter Cups, & Sweet Potato Mac n’ Cheese

Basic Green Thickie Recipe

Welcome again to Healthy Vegan Fridays.  I love the recipes that you share each week.  Last week I made Nacho cheese white bean spread which had been shared on the blog hop last week.  It was gorgeous and went perfectly on my quesadillas with tomato that I made over the weekend.  I keep meaning to make more recipes shared but I’m in the process of eating all my freezer batches that have been in there for ages to make way for some new quick meal batches for after the baby is born.  This week I’ve been busy making a vegan cheese sauce, tomato sauce and pesto for pasta, and a mushroom chili so far.

I’ve also been busy getting organised for my Living Below the Line project that begins on Monday.  Living Below the Line on just £1 /  $1.50 a day for 5 days

I’m going to be living below the poverty line making meals that cost less than £1/ $1.50 dollars per day!  It seems extreme doesn’t it but I have actually prepared quite a tempting menu for the week and was fine tuning the details and recipes today.  I’m usually fairly organised with my meals, but eating so cheaply requires so much extra planning. I have to make sure that everything is actually ready when it needs to be eaten as I can’t substitute any of the meals. I have to make sure everything is unprocessed as that’s the only way I like to eat and ensure it’s actually going to taste good and my toddler and husband aren’t going to be revolted by the options.  It also has to be a balanced vegan diet that is not lacking on calories as I’m pregnant and I don’t want the rest of my family to go hungry either.

I’ll be doing this for 5 days.  I am planning to blog every day to let you know how I get on with it starting on Monday, but my energy can still be lacking these days so apologies if I end up publishing my blogs later than planned, but that is what I intend to do anyway.  So be sure not to miss them by subscribing to my blog posts by email. (see sidebar on the right)

For those of you who don’t know, Healthy Vegan Fridays is a weekly blog hop hosted by myself, Carrie @ Carrie on Vegan, and Gabby @ The Veggie Nook.  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!

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Recap of last week:

Most Popular Submissions

1: Mint Chip Protein Shake


Mint Chip Protein Shake

 2: Healthy Vegan Peanut Butter Cups


Healthy Vegan Peanut Butter Cups

3: Sweet Potato Mac n’ Cheese


EJP’s Sweet Potato Pasta

My Favourites from Last Week

Thai Peanut Soup with kale and tofu


Thai Peanut Soup with kale and tofu

 I’ve been looking for a good soup recipe that I can make as a freezer batch for when my baby is born, and this looks gorgeous with all my favourite flavours!

Baked Lemon Cilantro Pakoras


Baked Lemon Cilantro Pakoras

Mmmm, I adore Indian food and haven’t seen a recipe for pakoras yet that haven’t been deep fried.  These are so healthy and look even better than the standard version.

Radish & Carrot Salad w/ Agave Dijon Dressing


Radish & Carrot Salad with Agave Dijon Dressing

 I adore radishes and the dressing seems similar to one I keep coming back to lately too so I’m going to have to give this a go!

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Thanks and happy Friday!

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  • 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.
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Katherine Kyle @ Green Thickies

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  1. Thanks for highlighting the pakoras. :) I also liked that they are baked, not fried.

    I look forward to seeing your cheap meals… I trust this means lots of cheap rice and beans meals. :)

  2. Ahhh Katherine these recipes look so good!! I can’t believe they are that cheap! I struggle a lot of the time to budget with my food so I wonder how I would go if I didn’t have any other option. What a great idea with the ‘Living Below the Poverty Line’ project. My brother and his wife have just set off for Haiti to volunteer at an orphanage for the next 6 months. I think we can all help out in some way no matter how big or small.

    P.s. congratulations on your pregnancy ;)

  3. I’m so glad you enjoyed the Nacho Cheez White Bean Spread! Thanks so much for trying it and linking it up! :)

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