Take a Dip Down Memory Lane with Good Karma's New Plant-Based Ranch Dip with a DIY Vegan Ranch Veggie Boat Recipe

Do you remember the days of ranch as a kid? Dipping until your heart was content? Me, too. Missing ranch a little now that you are dairy-free or dairy-light? Me, too. No worries, I have the solution for you: Good Karma Plant-based Ranch Dip.

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Let’s take a Dip Down Memory Lane with a Vegan Ranch Dip Veggie Boat Recipe with Good Karma.

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This recipe is perfect for busy families that would like to include more plants into meal time + snack time. Parents + adults can take the lead on this recipe, or parents can guide + set this recipe up for the kids to create.

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Good Karma Plant-Based Ranch Dip is vegan, allergen friendly + lower in fat, sodium and calories than other plant- and dairy-based options. Another reason to love Good Karma Ranch Dip? Good Karma Ranch Dip contains live + active cultures.

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DIY Vegan Ranch Dip Veggie Boat Recipe

Ingredients:

1 Container Good Karma Plant-Based Ranch Dip

15 Mini Peppers

1 Bunch multi-colored carrots

1 Bunch Radishes

1 Cucumber

1 Yellow Squash

1 Bunch Rainbow Chard

1 Container Mini Heirloom Tomatoes


Directions:

  1. Wash veggies.

  2. Slice mini peppers in half. Float your boat tip: set the pepper on a cutting board to see how it lies flat best + cut horizontally.

  3. Scoop Good Karma Plant-Based Ranch Dip into mini pepper boats.

  4. Peel carrots. Then, cut into slices that create circles. And, cut lengthwise to create matchsticks.

  5. Slice yellow squash + cucumber. Cut into half moon shapes. Also, cut into matchsticks.

  6. Slice radishes. Cut into half moon shapes.

  7. Slice rainbow chard into thin pieces.

  8. Slice tomatoes.

  9. Gather toothpicks.

  10. Arrange sliced veggies on toothpicks. Place toothpick into the boat.

  11. Add veggie slices to boats. Float your boat tip: pretend the pieces are ores, people, captains + the crew.

  12. Enjoy!

Child Led activity: To allow children to actively participate, have a child safe vegetable knife available for slicing. Let children slice softer veggies like: yellow squash, tomatoes + rainbow chard. Encourage children to decorate and arrange the boats. Also offer an additional bowl of Good Karma Plant-Based Ranch Dip to encourage dipping + exploration of vegetables.

Discuss colors, textures + the vitamins that the veggies offer while creating + enjoying the boats. Try the veggies with your children to encourage them to try them all as well!

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Are you mindful of the dairy consumption for yourself or your kids? There are so many benefits of a plant-based diet + Good Karma Plant-Based Ranch Dip is a tasty way to enjoy more plants. Good Karma Plant-Based Ranch Dip is available at Sprouts Farmers Markets nationwide.

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Does Good Karma’s new Plant-Based Ranch Dip have you feeling nostalgic for summers past? Join in on the fun and enter to win a prize pack full of Good Karma goodness and everything you need to make a poolside splash! Just follow these easy steps:

  1. Share a photo of your favorite summertime fun memory on Instagram or Facebook

  2. Use hashtag #GKDipTrip and share how you’re excited to share Good Karma Ranch Dip with your friends and family

This recipe was created in partnership with Good Karma. I only share products + brands that I honestly love + use. And, Good Karma Plant-Based Ranch Dip is in our fridge + we are dipping with it. I hope you take the opportunity to try it as well.

Photography by: // © Lindsey Lee & Co.

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Veggie boats with plant based ranch dip, a simple DIY recipe that is gluten free, vegan, dairy free and plant based.

Plant-Based Almond Zoodles with Silk + Sprouts

Plants. Powerful, nutritious, fresh, environmentally friendly + fun. These are some of the rewards of a plant-based diet. But, where to start? How to make progress? The perfect place to start is where you are.

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Where you are right now is where you need to be + steps big or small towards adding more plants into your meals is perfect progress. Just start with one meal a day. And, keep going from there! A great place to start is with the plant-based selection Sprouts offers.

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The good news about eating a plant based is that is doesn't center around lots of rules, just eating more plants. More plants-based options each day or each meal is progress. Here is a delicious plant-based Almond Zoodle recipe to help you fall in love with plants.

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A good starting point for eating or drinking more plants are smoothies. But, where do you go from there? Are there any other ways to use Silk Almondmilk other than in smoothies? Well, here is a savory recipe that allows you to continue using your Silk Almondmilk throughout the day.

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Ingredients:

1 Cup Spiralized Zucchini

1 Cup Spiralized Sweet Potato

1 Cup Spiralized Beets

½ Cup Pomegranate Seeds

½ Cup Sliced Heirloom Tomatoes

¼ Cup Chopped Leeks

¼ Cup Chopped Cilantro


1 Cup Almond Butter

½ Cup Silk Almondmilk

2 Tbsp Hemp Seeds + more for garnish

1 Tsp Garlic Salt

2 Tbsp Olive Oil

1 Tbsp Black Pepper

1 Tsp Red Pepper Flakes

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Directions:

Spiralize zucchini, sweet potatoes + beets. Or, purchase the veggies pre-spiralized as a time-saver. Saute zucchini with olive oil in a frying pan on medium-high heat until golden. Continue to saute the sweet potatoes + beets.

In a pot, add almond butter + Silk Almondmilk. Stir over medium heat. Add olive oil, garlic salt, black pepper + red pepper. Continue to stir until well combined. Add in hemp seeds.

Prepare with the sauteed zoodles in a bowl, scoop Almond sauce onto the dish. Garnish with: heirloom tomatoes, leeks, cilantro, pomegranates + extra hemp seeds.

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This recipe aims to bring you inspiration for ways to include your Silk Almondmilk in savory recipes. So, you can always substitute a vegetable for garnish. Or, maybe spiralize only one vegetable instead of three. Whatever you decide, you are making perfect progress by adding more plants into your meals. This sauce is a perfect option to include in lunches for dipping vegetables or spreading on a sandwich, even.


You are right where you need to be. Your progress is perfect, keep pushing forward with the power of plants.

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Did you know Silk is a certified B-Corp? Read their story here.


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This recipe was created in partnership with Silk + Sprouts. I only share products + brands that I honestly love + use. And, you can find me at Sprouts often with a cart full of plant-based products + plant-based beverages. I have partnered with Silk + Sprouts to help promote Silk Almondmilk + the selection of plant-based options available at Sprout’s.

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Watch the re-cap video of the Danone Event I attended with Sprouts + Silk.



Photography by: // © Lindsey Lee & Co.



Easy Dill Sauce Recipe with a Quinoa & Brown Rice Family Dinner with Path of Life

I'm always looking to make dinner prep time a little easier. One of my life savers is the brand Path of Life. I love short-cuts, but I still want to eat "clean," natural + simple. Here, I'm sharing how this brand can help make your meal prep simpler. Plus, keep reading for a really delicious Fresh Dill Sauce to round out a full dinner for your family .

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Path of Life offers 6 organic + natural microwavable side dishes. I used the Brown Rice & Quinoa variety here. But, there are some other really delicious dishes, like: Southwest Quinoa, Mediterranean Quinoa, Superfood Pilaf + more. They are all ready in 4 minutes. Just pop in the microwave, chop some veggies or throw your sauce ingredients in the blender + multi-task while this dinner side is cooking. 

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I have grown to love cooking. But, I do not love all the dirty pots + pans. Honestly, I often need to clean my stock pot from the night before just so it's ready to make dinner again. I love that the Path of Life microwavable pouches help me have less dirty dishes. Sometimes my dirty pots + pans are my biggest pains. The struggle is real with the dirty dishes in my house day in + day out. 

Easy family dinner recipe. Microwave dinner with fresh dill sauce.

My baby Bridger loved this Quinoa & Brown Rice Blend so much, he was eating it as I took the photos!

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Fresh Dill Sauce

Ingredients:

1 Cup Fresh Dill

1/2 Cup Chopped Leeks

1/2 Cup Macadamia Nut Oil

Juice of 1/2 a Lemon

2 Tablespoons Hemp Seeds

2 Tablespoons Brown Rice Syrup

1/2 Teaspoon Truffle Salt

Modifications: For a tree nut allergy substitute Macadamia Nut Oil for Avocado, Grapeseed or Olive Oil

Fresh Dill Sauce Directions:

Wash + rince 1 cup of fresh dill. Hey, grab it from your windowsill if this is a herb you grow! Place the dill in your blender. Chop 1/2 cup of leeks, rinse + add to blender. Measure + pour 1/2 cup of macadamia nut oil into the blender. Squeeze the juice of 1/2 a lemon into the blender. Measure + pour into blender: hemp seeds, brown rice syrup + truffle salt. Blend on medium for 30-60 seconds, then pour into a small serving dish. 

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Easy Dill Sauce with Quinoa & Brown Rice Family Dinner

Ingredients:

1 - 2 bags of Path of Life Organic Quinoa & Brown Rice

1 batch of Fresh Dill Sauce

1 can of Garbanzo beans, strained

1/2 head of cabbage, chopped

Optional: sliced almonds, pumpkin seeds, walnuts or sunflower seeds for topping

Optional: dairy or non-dairy cheese for topping

Directions:

Microwave the Path of Life Organic Quinoa & Brown Rice pouch, while blending the Fresh Dill Sauce in the blender. Open + strain 1 can of garbanzo beans. Chop 1/2 head of cabbage. After the pouches are microwaved, let stand. Then, place in a sauce pan with 2 tablespoons of the fresh dill sauce + lightly sauté. Or, just stir the sauce in and forget that dirty pan! Plate your dish with the quinoa & rice blend, topped with chopped cabbage, garbanzo beans tossed in the fresh dill sauce + a side of the fresh dill sauce. Top with optional toppings such as: sliced almonds, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, parmesan cheese or cashew cheese. 

Enjoy!

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If your kids are still learning about some of these foods, present the foods in small quantities at first. Allow them to dip the cabbage, garbanzo beans + Quinoa & Brown Rice into the Dill Sauce as they explore the foods. 

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This post was sponsored by Path of Life. I only share products that I truly use + that are in our fridge + in our bellies. Thank you for supporting the companies the support this blog + bring you easy new recipes. 

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Photography by: //  © Lindsey Lee & Co. 

Gluten Free Veggie Burgers

I'm all about simple baking. I'm all about getting more veggies into traditional foods. Here, I'm sharing a fun twist on the veggie burger that's also gluten free. These veggie burgers are perfect on the Canyon Bakehouse gluten free buns. 

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These veggie burgers are filled with veggies! The best way to go. So, naturally these veggie burgers are soy + gluten free. Both soy + gluten can often lurk in veggie burgers. These burgers are made with both raw veggies + baked veggies. They are warm + toasty, yet crunchy with the fresh veggies. 

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Gluten Free Veggie Burgers:

Raw Veggies:

Red Onions

Tomatoes on the vine

Avocado

Yellow Peppers

Orange Peppers

Veggies to Bake:

Sweet Potatoes

Red Beets

Medium sized Portobello Mushrooms

Cumin

Garlic Salt

Olive Oil or Avocado Oil

Buns:

Canyon Bakehouse Gluten Free Buns

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Directions:

Slice up the fresh veggies + set out on a platter or small individual plates. 

Skin + Slice a large sweet potato + a large beet. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Drizzle olive oil + sprinkle cumin + garlic salt onto the parchment paper. Dip the sweet potatoes  + beet slices into the oil + spices + arrange on the paper. Wash the portobello mushrooms + line on the parchment paper as well. Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes. Flip after 12 minutes. Remove the beets + mushrooms from the pan + please the sweet potatoes back in. Broil the sweet potatoes on low for 5 minutes. 

Toast the Canyon Gluten Free buns in a toaster over for a short time just to get them a little crispy. 

Pile the veggies high on the buns + enjoy. Top with your favorite balsamic dressing. Cheers.

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I always love a good deal + you can snag this Canyon Bakehouse coupon here

 

Photography by: // Lindsey Lee & Co.