The Lean Green DAD™ Blog

Because As Busy Parents, We Need All The Help We Can Get

The Lean Green DAD™ Blog provides creative and effervescent content about food, family, and fun. Each post is aimed at achieving our mission to help passionate people, mostly parents, who have over-scheduled, busy lives to maintain a healthy balance of nutrition, fitness and overall wellness to serve as a shining example to our kids! This vegan dad is on a mission of healthy living for busy families!

Almond Butter Granola

This almond butter granola can be used in so many ways, that you will have to make sure to make enough. Now do you want it mixed in with cereal, or just it’s own cereal, a snack, or as part of a trail mix? I could go on, but there are just so many options to choose from!

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Sweet Potato Chips

Making this sweet potato chips recipe at home, means I can make them with a lot less oil and salt then what is often used in the prepackaged bag you can buy in the store.

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Vegan Spinach Cream Pasta

This vegan spinach cream pasta is so yummy and delicious, that you’ll want to add it to your favorite recipe rotation. Walnuts give this recipe an added layer of flavor, while helping to make this meal nutritious and hearty.

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Vegan Cheesy-Dog Wontons

These vegan cheesy-dog wontons are as fun to eat as they are to make! The combination of the crunch of the wonton, soft center of the not-dog, and the ooey-gooey of the cheese, makes this meal one we come back to time after time.

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Vegan Red Curry Cauliflower Rice

Cauliflower rice is a high-fiber, low-carb alternative to rice that your family will love. Often times found in the frozen section of your grocery store, this awesome addition to your easy vegan meals is packed with a number of antioxidants and vitamins.

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The Ultimate Vegan BLT Sandwich: The PBLT!

The best vegan BLT sandwich is here and it tastes just like you want it to…deeelish! You can cal it “The Plant Bacon Lettuce & Tomato” or “The Plant Broccoli-Sprouts Lettuce & Tomato. Either way you say it – this is a delicious gourmet vegan BLT sandwich has everyone talking!

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Vegan Pumpkin Apple Muffins

Oh how I love pumpkin…everything! These Vegan Pumpkin Apple Muffins are incredible! I could probably eat these all day if it were an option. Have them for breakfast, as a snack, on-the-go, as dessert, whenever…however! No matter which way you choose to eat...

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The BIG Problem With Peanut Butter

There is a huge problem with your peanut butter. In fact, the problem is so big that you don’t even know it. You have been walking through your grocery store, approaching the bread section to find the perfect companion for your grape jelly and picked the cheapest peanut butter you can find.

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Breakfast Veggie Tofu Scramble

When I was a kid, having egg with my breakfast was something that was normal. Eggs and breakfast just went together. Now that I am eating a plant-based diet, I have found some ways that, in my opinion, are much more healthy, but still remind me of the joy I had when I was a child. This recipe is one of my favorites. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

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Pico De Gallo

This sauce is always present in Mexican cuisine. You know it well! Like green sauce, it is very easy to make and quick to prepare. You can eat this pico de gallo with just a plain tortilla, on top of toast with some fresh avocado, in soups or salads.

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