Tidbit Tuesday: Ordering Vegan at Chinese Restaurants 

Today on Tidbit Tuesday, I will show you how to order vegan at Chinese restaurants!

Most Chinese restaurants list your “meat” options as shrimp, beef, or chicken. But did you know there is a fourth option that is vegan friendly?

Thats right! Most Chinese restaurants don’t list it, but they do in fact have Tofu!

My favorites have been General Tso Tofu and Seasame Tofu! Make sure you order white rice instead of fried rice, and you’re good to go!


Also, remember to order a veggie spring roll instead of an egg roll.


Until next time, eat your veggies and enjoy your Chinese food too! 

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Eating Vegan at Chipotle

Today on Tidbit Tuesday, I want to share my favorite place to go eat at: Chipotle

Did you know that they are vegan friendly?

They have sofritas which is made of Tofu and spices!


Yes, it’s just as YUM as it looks!

To eat a healthy and deliciously Vegan dish, order a burrito bowl with:

  • Sofritas
  • Brown rice
  • Black beans
  • Mild salad
  • Corn salsa
  • Lettuce
  • Guacamole 
  • And cilantro!


Look at that yummy, healthy, vegan goodness!

Until next time, eat healthy and have your Chipotle too!

A Natural Anxiety Remedy You Haven’t Thought Of!

Feeling anxious, depressed, angry, or any other negative feeling?

First: click here for my 4 Natural Anxiety Remedies.

Next: try grounding!

It’s like meditating, but easier.

I try to do this once a day, in addition to meditating once a day.

NOTE: Grounding and meditation don’t have to be religious–they are simply helpful tools for a happy life!

So, how do you ground yourself?

Just go outside and stand, sit, or lay down on the ground.

You can also lean against a tree🌲 or sit at the base of the tree.

When it gets too cold❄️, you can still ground yourself indoors.🏡

There is no wrong way to ground yourself.

You can imagine roots coming out of your body and into the earth.

You can pray or say a mantra.

Or, just enjoy nature.

Look at the trees…🌳

Flowers…🌷

Grass…🌾

and the sky.🌈 

Appreciate the beauty of nature around you.🌄

Most importantly “ground” yourself to nature. Feel a connection to the earth and the nature around you.

I know it sounds weird, crazy, and a little out there, but trust me! You should feel more calm and positive.

🌌Also, ground yourself to the earth via the lunar cycle.🌒🌓🌕🌓🌘

🌚Ground yourself while the moon is new, and when it’s full. Sometimes seeing the beauty of the moon is calming in itself.🌝

To find out when the next new moon🌑 and full moon🌕 will be, click here.

Just try grounding once, I dare you! Let me know how it goes!

Have any questions about grounding? Comment below or e-mail me at happyhealthynoms@gmail.com

How To Make Smoothies Faster and Save Time In The Morning!

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Not enough time, or too sleepy to make your smoothie in the morning

Here’s your solution 

The night before, fill your blender with all your favorite smoothie ingredients.*

*Double your usual amount of frozen fruit, since it will thaw by morning!

Try some of my smoothie recipes like these green drinks or my new favorite smoothie, which my dad made up!

Then put all the ingredients in a jar and then put in your fridge overnight The next day put it in your blender…   

Blend it…

 And enjoy!

Now, you saved some time, and you have a healthy smoothie!

Read about how to make the perfect smoothie here.

Until next time, remember: Have your veggies and eat your cookies🍪 too!

How to Make Homemade Almond Milk Quick and Easy

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Would you believe me if I said that you can quickly make your own Almond Milk?

Well, believe it!

It’s super easy, but super tasty~✨👌

Homemade Almond Milk

  • Servings: Several
  • Difficulty: SUPER Easy
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What you need:

  • A Vitamix or a High-powered Blender
  • 1 Cup Raw Almonds (soaked in Water overnight)
  • A Nut Milk Bag
  • Optional: Vanilla Extract
  • Optional: 1-2 Dates

How to make it:

  1. Drain the Almonds. Pour the Almonds and 3 1/2 Cups Water to your blender. 
  2. Optional: add 1 tsp Vanilla Extract. 
  3. Optional: add 1-2 Dates.
  4. Blend until it looks milky.
  5. After blending, pour and squeeze through a Nut Milk Bag over a bowl.
  6. Pour the milk into a bottle, and enjoy!

  

THIS turns into…

 THIS!

(Yum! All that Almond Milk goodness!)

Add your Homemade Almond Milk into your Homemade Cold Brew Coffee, Chia Pudding, and Overnight Oats  Homemade Cold Brew Coffee  Chia Pudding  Overnight Oats

Until next time, remember: Have your veggies and eat your Almond Milk and cookies🍪 too!

Vegan Baking Cheat Sheet + Celebrating The Autumnal Equinox: The First Day of Fall!

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Fall is approaching, in fact Wednesday is the Autumnal Equinox, AKA: the official First Day of Fall! I don’t know about you, but I LOVE Fall!  (Image by: Heather Dawn)

With cooler weather and leaves changing colors, we’ll all be baking bread, muffins, cookies, and all kinds of goodness! 

But, chances are not all these recipes are vegan! Maybe you have baked goods that are a tradition for you and your family, or you find great recipes that aren’t vegan.

I know that’s been happening to me lately!

So, here’s a guide to vegan-izing your baked goods!
  (Image by: Rebecca Siegal)

NOTE: Unless specified, use the same measurements from the recipe for the replacements!

Eggs can be replaced with:

Click here to check out PETA‘s other egg replacement suggestions!

Butter can be replaced with:

Unhealthy Oils should be replaced with:

  • Coconut Oil 
  • Applesauce 
  • 1 Banana

Click here to check out PETA‘s Ultimate Vegan Baking Cheat Sheet!

Speaking of the Autumnal Equinox, did you know that besides being the First Day of Fall, it is also the Pagan Holiday of Mabon?

I know, I said Pagan, but don’t run away! Anyone can celebrate the First Day of Fall!

Afterall, the way I see it is that Mabon is simply celebrating Fall’s arrival and acknowledging that Winter is coming (Yeah, had to put in that Game of Thrones reference.)  

Here’s an article on the Huffington Post about the Autumnal Equinox and Mabon.

Below are some ways that you can celebrate Fall’s arrival!

  (Image by: Ian Sane)

How To Celebrate the Autumnal Equinox or Fall’s Arrival:

1. Bake something festive for fall. 

  • Examples: Vegan breads (apple, banana, pumpkin,) cookies, scones, cakes, or a pie.

3. Drink something festive for fall.

  • Apple cider, vegan hot cococa, or hot tea.

4. Eat something festive for fall.

  • Get your soup amd stew recipes out!
  • Cook with squashes and pumpkins!

4. Take a walk outside and look at the leave’s changing colors, and the fallen acorns.

  • Maybe collect a few leaves or acorns to decorate your house, or to craft with.

5. Acknowledge the bountiful harvest we have, and give some of the bounty to a Food Drive!

6. Do Fall-inspired crafts involving apples, corn, acorns, fall leaves, and other fall finds!  (Image by: Kim)

Above is a creative apple🍎 craft! Cut the top of the apple, core the inside out, and put a tea light in it.

  • Speaking of Apples🍎. Did you know if you cut an apple in half it looks like a star⭐️? It’s true! Go try it!

Until next time, remember: Have your veggies and eat your fall favorites too!

4 Natural Anxiety Remedies 

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Suffering from mild anxiety? Having a hard time relaxing or quieting your mind? Help has arrived in All-Natural and Vegan forms!

NOTE: I am not trained in any way in psychiatry. I am only speaking based on experience. I am not liable for any side effects. Results may vary.

ALSO: If you are suffering from serious anxiety, then I urge you to see a psychologist or a psychiatristRemove the stigma. There is nothing wrong with getting much needed HELP!

To supplement psychiatric help, or just in cases of mild anxiety, I have a few natural solutions for you, along with a Happy Healthy Calming Drink recipe! 

I use these solutions whenever I need them! These are all safe and healthy! 

1. Lemon Balm Extract  

  • This is a mild anti-Anxiety solution. I find it very helpful for general anxiety, or mild social anxiety.
  • I add this to a shot glass filled with water, knock it back, and fairly immediately feel more calm.
  • Don’t add more than a tincture full! 
  • It tastes fine with water. But, don’t take without water, it tastes horrible on it’s own!             

2. Chamomile Tea  

  • I know, I know you’re thinking seriously? Yeah, seriously
  • Drink a cup of hot chamomile tea.
  • Feeling extra anxious? Add a second chamomile tea bag to your cup.
  • Still feeling anxious? Drink another cup, and another!
  • This is one of the few things that you can drink many cups of without side effects!
  • You can even order this at most Starbucks! (If you order larger than a Tall, ask them to add an extra Tea Bag!)  

Speaking of Starbucks…

3. Lower your caffiene intake.

  • If you love your morning cup of coffee, that’s great. 
  • But, you might consider switching to half caffinated (you can buy “half caf” or make it buy mixing half of your coffee with caffinated and the other half decaffinated)
  • If you can’t give up your morning coffee, don’t drink more coffee after that first cup.
  • Anxiety revs you up enough, caffiene will make it worse!
  • Instead of coffee or caffienated beverages, drink herbal tea (only herbal! Decaffinated Tea that is not herbal can actually contain some caffiene)
  • OR drink my calming drink that I list below!

3. Happy Healthy Calming Drink

  • Iced: Fill a glass with ice and water. Add a bag of chamomile tea and a tincture full of Lemon Balm Extract.
  • Hot: Fill a mug with boiling water. Add a bag of chamomile tea and and a tincture full of Lemon Balm Extract

If you try these, please let me know how it helps you out!

Until next time, remember: Have your veggies and eat your cookies🍪 too!

12 Uses of Coconut Oil That You Didn’t Know About!

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This week I am letting you in on a big secret, well 12 secrets! I have 12 uses of Coconut Oil that you didn’t know about!

Ranging from body to beauty, these are all ways that I use and adore Coconut Oil! *

*But, results may vary!   
1. Coconut Oil is the only cooking/baking oil you need! 

  • It’s the only oil that I use!
  • Even people with gal bladders removed can enjoy it! (My mom’s is taken out, and she only uses Coconut Oil!*)

*Results may vary!

2. Use it as a facial moisturizer 

  • I use it on my face every night!

3. Use it as a body moisturizer 

  • I use it as a body lotion every night!

4Apply to anywhere that is prone to ingrown hairs. It will prevent ingrown hairs 

  • I used to get a ton of ingrown hairs, but not anymore!

5. Use to get rid of a rash 

  • I have cleared rashes using it!

6Use it anywhere on your face or body to prevent acne

7Use it as a makeup remover 

  • It will even remove layers of hard to get off waterproof mascara and tons of black eye makeup!

8. Apply to eye if you have an eye irritation.

  • I used it when I got pink eye before, and it helped!

9. Apply to your face to prevent or lessen the appearance of wrinkles

  • I use it under my eyes and around my mouth to prevent future wrinkles!

10Use as a lip balm

  • I like to put it on my lips after I use it as a lotion.

11. Put it on bug bites.

12. Put it on after you shave, to moisturize and prevent ingrown hairs or irritation.

The great thing about using Coconut Oil to replace many of your beauty products, is that it’s vegan and cruelty free! Not to mention, it works great!

Coconut Oil has become automatic for me. It’s a big part of my beauty regiment, and whenever something is ailing me I reach for the bottle of Coconut Oil 

Coconut Oil is HappyHealthyNoms approved!

Until next time, remember: Have your veggies and use your coconut oil too!

Your New Best Friends: Voss and Kevita DIY Glass Water Bottles 

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Move over BPA-free plastic water bottles and aluminum water bottle so, there’s a new best friend for your water in town and it’s glass water bottles!

I bought a nice glass water bottle off of amazon, but I found a couple water bottles that I like even more

I bought a large and small Voss water bottles, enjoyed the pure Norwegian Artesian water (yes, it actually was good,) and I kept the bottles and refilled them with my non-Artesian water.  

Another favorite water bottle of mine is from empty Kevita bottles! So, I get to enjoy my favorite drink, and then fill, it up with water 

The Voss bottles and the Kevita bottles have a wonderful design! They are easy to drink from, holds the perfect amount of water, and it keeps your water nice and cool.     

All of these bottles are durable! I’ve dropped them once or twice, and they survived the fall!

Best of all, all of these bottles are made of glass and the bottle (minus the cap) is dishwasher-safe!

I like having both the large Voss bottle and the small Voss and Kevita bottles. I find that both of them together is the perfect amount of water for me–but you decide!  Until next time, remember: Have your veggies and eat your cookies🍪 too!

How To Make Vegan Dinners Fast and Easy +How to Plan Your Meals!

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👍Now that you:

👉Miss those posts? Click here for the shopping list, and here for the basics.

Today we’re mostly going to focus on dinner! But look forward to future posts for some great, easy, fast lunch and breakfast ideas–so stay tuned!✌

Just a quick reminder:

  • The magic formula is: 3⃣ meals and 3⃣ snacks!

⭐️How to Make Vegan Dinners Fast and Easy:⭐️
-Make large batch of a healthy grain on a day like a Sunday! That way you can enjoy it all week, without any effort!
-Create themed nights, and plan your meals ahead of time. This way dinner is a nobrainer!
 
At the HappyHealthyNoms house we have:

  • American Monday, Taco Tuesday, Bean Wednesday, Italien Thursday, StirFriday, World (Mediterranean/Indian/Greek) Saturday, and Soup/Stew Sunday
  • But, you can make your own themes suited to your favorite foods!

-I also made a small list of meal examples for every day, and this way I select one of those meals, buy everything for each meal, and making the dinner is a snap
With all that planned, start making a weekly food plan!👍

    1. Add all the days of the week+ Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, (and three snacks–if you need to plan snacks!)
    2. Add your dinner themes to the chart
    3. Plan your meals! (Yes, you are allowed to make tentative meal plans–I do all the time!)

👉Need an example? Here’s what mine looks like for this week:  

     

    • Have an Apple Device? I used the “Numbers” app to create my Food Plan! It has the Food Plan premade, just type your meals into it.
    • Or just use Word, Excel, or another app!

    Until next time, remember: Have your veggies and eat your cookies too!