25+ {Under 30 minutes} Vegetarian Meals

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First off, HAPPY August! I can’t believe it’s already August. Not only that, but it’s also my little guys first birthday today. Don’t mind me balling my eyes out that he’s growing up so quickly! We have a fun birthday party planned tonight and I’ll definitely have plenty of pictures and a re-cap on the blog soon :) But let’s get to some food for now – vegetarian food nonetheless.

love quick meals that are also meatless. These vegetarian meals can all be made in less than thirty minutes and are perfect for your next Meatless Monday! I created a round-up of all of these recipes on Foodie.com and you can see them in this awesome slideshow below! Enjoy and happy Friday! :)

Check out Quick and Easy Dinner Options – Vegetarian

by Chelsea Lords at Foodie.com

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One-pot veggie pasta dish 


20-minute chickpea curry… 

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{Breakfast} Chocolate Frozen Yogurt


Special thanks to Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own. Frozen yogurt that is healthy enough to eat for breakfast! This frozen yogurt is creamy, chocolate-y, and healthy!

Breakfast Chocolate Frozen Yogurt I via chelseasmessyapron.com I #cleaneating #breakfast #chocolateThat’s right. Return of the desserts for breakfast. Because life is so short – dessert should be eaten first. … 

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{No Bake} Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cereal Bars #GoodNightSnack #Cbias


Special thanks to Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser for sponsoring this post; as always, all opinions are mine alone.  A no-bake, super simple, semi-healthy, and absolutely delicious chocolate cereal granola bar with a chocolate peanut butter topping.

{No Bake & Healthier} Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cereal Bars I via chelseasmessyapron.com I #peanutbutter #chocolate #snackThese cereal bars are UNREAL. The perfect chocolate to peanut butter ratio, just the right amount of crunch to chewiness, and did I mention about fifteen minutes to make? … 

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Slow Cooker Overnight Quinoa and Oats

Overnight slow cooker quinoa and oats - so good and healthy! I via chelseasmessyapron I #cleaneating #quinoa #overnightoats

A mixture of steel cut oatmeal and quinoa that can be cooked overnight in your slow cooker. This breakfast can be topped with fresh berries and a splash of milk for a delicious and healthy breakfast the whole family will love.

Overnight slow cooker quinoa and oats - so good and healthy! I via chelseasmessyapron I #cleaneating #quinoa #overnightoatsBreakfast tends to get a little repetitive at my house.

Actually a lot.

We are pretty much cereal people through and through. The husband will eat different kinds of cereals, but me? I stick with one that I really like and eat it until I’m sick of it. For the past few months it was honey-nut cheerios and now it’s shredded wheat.

Every morning with some almond milk. And the babe’s got his oatmeal and applesauce.


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Greek Pasta Salad


A delicious Greek salad with pasta and romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, red onion, cucumbers, black olives, feta cheese, and a red wine vinaigrette. A traditional salad made even better!

Greek Pasta Salad - so good and healthy with the BEST dressing! I via chelseasmessyapron I #Greeksalad #cleaneatingThis post is coming to you from Pittsburgh, PA!

The husband has been in Pittsburgh for work this week so the little guy and I decided to make the trip down to stay with him for the weekend. I was a little nervous for the car trip down, but it turns out I’m more restless than the babe.

I was ready to be done about 30 minutes into the drive and he didn’t start fussing til hour 3. Pretty impressive I think! I gave him some toys and he stayed pretty entertained for most of the ride. I started listening to Allegiant on tape and oh, man it is good! Have you all read this series? (Divergent) Have you seen the movie yet? I’m dying to see it!… 

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Creamy Farmer’s Market Tortellini + A Giveaway


A homemade healthy cream sauce coats your choice of fresh vegetables all over a bed of delicious cheese tortellini. This is vegetarian food at it’s best! Scroll down to the bottom for a chance to win a grill or $300 gift card.

A healthy cream sauce covered tortellini with fresh veggies - ready in under 30 minutes I via chelseasmessyapron I #cleaneating #vegetables #tortellini

I always look forward to summer food for three main things: grilling, loads of ice cream, and farmer’s market/fresh garden fruit and vegetables…. 

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Couscous Kale Salad


A simple detoxifying salad – couscous and kale mixed with a lemon vinaigrette make for a flavorful combination.

A simple detoxifying salad - couscous and kale mixed with a lemon vinaigrette I via chelseasmessyapron I #cleaneating #kale #mango

I actually don’t love kale, but I have found some ways to really like it.

Enough to crave it and eat it at least once a week. That’s borderline love I’d say.

Kale just needs a little TLC and it has the potential to beat out any other lettuce. One of those ways is to massageit. Sounds weird right?

Yeah. definitely weird. But it works. I can’t remember where I read it, but I read something about massaging kale breaks down parts of the structure and makes it go from a bitter taste and a tough texture to a lot softer and a whole lot more flavorful…. 

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Breakfast Chocolate Mousse


Special thanks to Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser for sponsoring this post. All opinions, as always, are my own. This dark chocolate breakfast mousse is made with Greek yogurt (no avocado!). It is smooth and creamy, simple to make, and packed with protein. This mousse is topped with fresh fruit, a chopped up chocolate brownie energy bar, and (optional) chocolate curls.
Breakfast Mousse - it's healthy and NO avocados included! via chelseasmessyapron.com #cleaneating #chocolate

Chocolate mousse for breakfast anyone? I’ll take five.


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Raspberry Coconut Popsicles


A refreshing and healthy raspberry coconut popsicle. These popsicles are naturally sweetened, filled with fresh fruity flavor, and are perfect for a hot summer day!

Coconut Raspberry Lime Popsicles. AMAZING flavor and healthy! #popsicle #raspberry #lime #coconut

The other day the little man and I went over to our friend’s house. My friend has a little girl that is about 8 months older than little Grey.


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