Quick and Easy Avocado Boats from College Vegan

[Super easy to prepare and delightfully tasty, these Avocado Boats are vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free, nut-free, yeast-free, and low glycemic. Suitable for all stages on an anti-candida diet.]

avocado boats from college vegan cookbook by heather nicholds

One of the requests I hear all the time from readers and students in my programs is, “Can you provide recipes that are quick and easy?”

Now, don’t get me wrong: just because I love cooking and truly enjoy a complex, multi-faceted recipe that’s perfect for a holiday or dinner party, I know that there are many quick and easy recipes that fulfill this requirement, too.

Enter these avocado boats. While simple, they are definitely appetizer-worthy at your next shindig or as a buffet offering at the outdoor patio party. And despite all that, they’re also easy and quick enough to become a dinner staple on weeknights.

This recipe is one of more than 140 “affordable, healthy and delicious plant-based recipes” from my friend Heather Nicholds’s new book, College Vegan Cookbook

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Does Healthy Food Prep Take Too Long? Here’s What To Do

saving time on healthy food prep

Whenever I ask my clients or people in my programs what is their greatest challenge sticking to their dietary restrictions, one of the first answers I normally hear is, “Prepping all that healthy food just takes TOO LONG.”

Of course, it makes sense that in our modern society, where we expect almost everything to be instant and easily accessible, that having to buy, prep, and cook food from scratch can seem an insurmountable task.

Add to that having to learn about new foods and how to cook them, and you have a recipe for overwhelm (sorry, couldn’t resist).

In today’s video, I talk about what to do if you feel as if you’re spending all of your free time working on food prep. I’ve been cooking 95% from scratch for most of my life, and I’ve learned a thing or two about what makes it easier and what makes the process run more smoothly.

It might not be what you think.

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What Is EFT and Should You Try It?

EFT discussion on rickiheller.com

What is EFT? EFT, or Emotional Freedom Technique, is also known simply as “tapping.” It was developed by Gary Craig, who took an earlier technique called Thought Field Therapy from psychologist Roger Callahan and both simplified and modified it so it would be easier to apply in more situations. The Principles of Tapping According to […]

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Homemade Twix Bars (Grain-Free, Sugar-Free, Egg-Free, Corn-Free, Soy-Free, Dairy-Free & optionally Nut-Free)

candida diet, vegan, grainfree Twix Bars recipe

As a kid growing up in a home where all desserts were from-scratch, I was more or less obsessed with candy bars. I couldn’t wait to become an adult already, so I could buy as many candy bars (called “chocolate bars” where I grew up) as I wanted. As soon as I was old enough […]

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Lessons from Living with Candida for 20 Years

vegan candida diet for 20 years

What’s it like to be dealing with candida for 20 years? How does that even happen?  I can barely believe it myself, but this month marks 20 years since my first candida diagnosis. In today’s video, I talk about what’s been happening in my candida journey over the past two decades since I was first […]

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Matcha White Chocolate Truffles

candida diet, sugarfree, glutenfree, dairyfree matcha truffles recipe

[Perfect for special occasions or to make any occasion special, these Matcha White Chocolate Truffles are vegan, sugar-free, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg free, soy-free, optionally nut-free, yeast-free, and low glycemic. Suitable for all stages on an anti-candida diet; Paleo friendly and Keto friendly.] As an avowed sweets lover, I honestly think there’s nothing more decadent and […]

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3 Essential Keys to Change Your Diet Permanently

3 keys to eat better for life

  What does it really take to change your diet permanently?  If you’ve done it, you know it’s not an easy–or a straight–path. But adopting new habits, learning to eat (and love!) new foods, and making the small shifts that are necessary for real, lasting change can be an absolute life saver. When you restrict […]

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The Ultimate Cauliflower Porridge Bowl

keto friendly, grainfree, sugarfree, dairyfree cauliflower porridge recipe

[Winter warmer with added chopped apple, vanilla and cinnamon.] So yes, I imagine you might be wondering about this recipe given its title. Let me start by saying, I grew up as someone who enjoyed a very conventional diet. In fact, I could have been the poster child for the Standard American Diet. Lucky Charms, […]

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The Number One Question About the Candida Diet

Number One Candida Diet Question Answered on rickiheller.com

Almost every time I begin work with someone, whether as an individual client or part of one of my programs, one of the first questions I get asked is, “When can I go back to eating my normal diet?” This makes total sense, of course: when you’re diagnosed with candida or told that you have […]

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Why I Love Spirulina

vegan, glutenfree, sugarfree spirulina recipes

When I first began studying nutrition in 2003, I learned about a class of “superfoods” called blue-green algae (yep, similar to the algae you see on lakes and other sources of standing water. Sounds incredibly appetizing, doesn’t it??). In fact, there are thousands of species of blue-green algae (technically a bacterium called cyanobacteria, but sometimes […]

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