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Top Four Protein Shakes for Fit Vegetarians

Building muscle mass while bodybuilding or training as a vegetarian can be a bit tricky. Taking protein shakes or powders is not e...




3 Simple Mid-Week Dinner Recipes


5 Dishes You Can Prepare for Just About Every Kind of Eater

4 Failsafe Vegetarian Desserts Perfect for Any Occasion

5 Scrumptious Vegetarian Dishes You Have to Try Today

3 Best Vegetarian Canape Recipes for Entertaining at a Party

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Top Four Protein Shakes for Fit Vegetarians


Building muscle mass while bodybuilding or training as a vegetarian can be a bit tricky. Taking protein shakes or powders is not everyone’s cup of tea, and you have to check the labels to ensure you can take that supplement.

In this post we take a look at our top five protein powders that are great for vegetarians. Now you can rest assured that you will be able to build those muscles and not waste any time by taking any of these vegetarian powders. Let’s take a closer look at them.

1. Pea Protein Powder

Made from garden peas, pea protein powder can be compared to brown rice protein powder. It does not contain all the amino acids that’s essential for building muscle mass, but it’s a perfect option for those who are vegan or are lactose intolerant.

Whether you want to add it to your smoothie, or to one of your meals, pea protein powder packs a punch and is a great way to supplement your protein intake. It’s also easily digested and doesn’t have an overwhelming taste as some powders do.

2. Casein Protein Powder

If you are a lacto-vegetarian, you might want to opt for Casein protein powders. It’s very similar to whey protein and has up to 80% of the protein in cow’s milk. This makes it perfect for building muscle mass and getting more out of your workout routine.

The best time to take your casein supplement? At night before bed. Why? Drinking your shake at night will ensure that no muscle breakdown takes place while you sleep and allows your body to recover in time for your next workout session.

3. Whey Protein Powder

Whey protein repairs and strengthens your lean muscle mass and accelerates your recovery after every workout. You’ll be able to choose between isolate, concentrate or complete whey when opting for whey protein as your protein powder.

The best option of the three? We would recommend whey isolate as it has a lower fat content and the protein content is purer.And, if you are a bit lactose-intolerant, you won’t have a problem with it as it contains less lactose.

4. Hemp Protein Powder

Hemp protein powder is a great option as you will have the benefit of getting all the amino acids that most vegetarian-friendly protein powders lack. It’s also very easy to digest and a perfect option to consume before you hit the gym.

The downside of hemp protein powder is probably its high calorie and fat content. It is however a great option if you are looking at building some muscle mass but if the fat and calories are off-putting, a better option would be whey or casein.

As you can see there are loads of options for vegetarians when it comes to protein powders. The main reason why athletes and bodybuilders take these supplements is to ensure recovery and that they build muscle mass. Which protein powder are you using, and why?

Our List of the Top 8 Vegetarian Restaurants Around the Globe


Whether you are a globetrotter or someone who dreams of traveling the world, we’ve got a treat for you! We have found the world’s very best vegetarian restaurants and compiled this list for you. If you are a bit of a foodie, you’d best bookmark these spots and make sure you get there!

Number 1: Bodhi, Sydney

This little gem in the heart of Sydney is sure to steal your heart. The emphasis of the restaurant is on fresh produce, serving delicious tapas style meals. Bodhi’s specialty? Yum-Cha and Pan Asian cuisine. This vegan/vegetarian restaurant is an absolute must if you ever find yourself in the merry old land of Oz.

Number 2:  Le Grenier de Notre-Dame, Paris

The city of love has loads to offer any foodie. Whether you are a vegan, meat-eater or vegetarian, French cuisine is tops. Le Grenier’s menus are 100% plant-based and non-meat eaters can choose from their Zen or Discovery menus. The former is macrobiotic-based, whereas the Discovery menu is entirely vegetarian.

Number 3: L’Arancia Blu, Rome

When in Rome, eat at L’Arancia Blu! Even though the restaurant has a couple of not so favorable reviews, we’d highly recommend popping in. You can expect some of the most delicious all vegetarian Italian dishes. Pastas, pizzas and traditional desserts, you name it, they serve it. For a real Italian culinary experience, it’s a must.

Number 4: Cookies Cream, Berlin

For a true vegetarian gourmet experience, look no further than Cookies Cream in Berlin. The menu offers delectable entrees, mains and desserts while the atmosphere is cool and casual. You also won’t find any of the usual suspects like tofu or pasta on the menu. Everything made by the chef is fresh, herby and to die for!

Number 5: The Gate, London

Established in 1989, The Gate is listed as the best vegetarian/vegan gourmet restaurant in London. Everything on the menu promotes a healthy and conscious lifestyle and is delicious. If you find yourself in London, the trip would be incomplete without a meal at this award-winning restaurant. Signature dishes include butternut Rotolo and aubergine schnitzel.

Number 6: Pun Pun, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Thailand’s tourism has boomed in recent years. If you don’t visit the country for the exquisite beaches and natural scenery, you should go for the food alone! The restaurant only uses organic produce in their dishes and supports local markets. For affordable vegetarian meals that is out of this world, Pun Punis recommended.

Number 7: The Test Kitchen, Cape Town, South Africa

Who would have thought that one of the best vegetarian restaurants could be based in a country where meat and barbecue rules the roost? The Test Kitchen offers diners a unique dining experience and has an interesting take on vegetarian cuisine. If you ever happen to find yourself in the mother city, be sure to check it out.

Number 8: The Acorn, Vancouver

Our final stop is in Canada, home of The Acorn. If you are traveling to Vancouver, best book your seat at this award-winning restaurant. Meals are described as ‘vegetable-forward’ and creative. Your meal will be prepared with the freshest locally sourced ingredients. A perfect place for a brunch, lunch or delectable dinner.

Have you been to any of these restaurants before? Where would you travel to just for the food? We wish you happy travels and excellent dining experience wherever you may go.

3 Simple Mid-Week Dinner Recipes


Getting dinner ready in the week can become a bit of a schlep. Plus, you’ve just spent half the day working and now you have to spend more time preparing a meal. Most of us look forward to getting home and just relaxing.

With these easy recipes, you won’t compromise on taste or on your time for yourself. Are you ready to transform your mid-week dinners?

1. Vegetarian Gnocchi with Kale and Dolcelatte

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Anyone for some creamy gnocchi? This recipe will only take 20 minutes of your time, very little effort and the result is one tasty dish!


  • Green salad
  • Half-fat crèmefraîche
  • Kale
  • Dolcelatte
  • Gnocchi


First off you need to prepare the gnocchi. Simply follow the cooking instructions and scoop out with a slotted spoon once its cooked. Using the same water, cook the kale for about five minutes and drain. In the same pan, mix the kale, cheese and crème fraiche.

Mix everything with the cooked gnocchi, place it in an oven dish and grill it until it is golden brown. Serve with some salad greens and enjoy!

2. Potato and Spring Onion Soup

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Perfect for a light dinner and those colder days when you need something warm and wholesome! This recipe is easy to make and won’t take longer than 30 minutes of your time.


  • Double cream
  • Butter
  • Spring onions
  • Potatoes
  • Vegetable stock


Melt the butter in a pan and add most of the chopped spring onions. You’ll need some green pieces for garnishing once the soup is done. Next, add the potatoes and season with salt and pepper to taste. Add the vegetable stock and bring to a boil.

Turn down the heat and let the soup simmer for about 15-20 minutes. Once everything is cooked and the potatoes are soft, use a stick blender or food processor to blend it until it is smooth. Add the cream, garnish and enjoy!

3. Spicy Black Bean and Squash Quesadillas

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This delicious spicy black bean and squash quesadilla recipe is perfect for a lighter dinner and won’t take more than 30 minutes to make.


  • Tortillas
  • Onions
  • Chipotle chili
  • Jalapeno chili
  • Coriander
  • Lime
  • Garlic
  • Tomatoes
  • Black beans
  • Butternut squash
  • Cheddar


Fry the tomato, garlic and onion in a frying pan over high heat until it is well-cooked. Place the charred veg in a food processor with the chipotle chili and blend until smooth. Cook the butternut in the microwave for ten minutes or until cooked. Once it is soft, mash it up, add the black beans and mash again.

Add the cheddar, jalapeno, lime and coriander to the butternut blend and mix well. Spoon onto tortillas and fold them over. Grill over high heat in a frying pan until the tortillas are brown and crispy and the cheese is melted. Serve with the chipotle salsa.

There are loads of quick and easy vegetarian recipes out there, waiting for you to give them a try! Let us know if you’ve enjoyed any of the ones we’ve shared with you here!

4 Easy Tips to Ease You into Becoming a Vegetarian


So, you have decided to become a vegetarian. Congratulations are in order! You can now look forward to a healthy lifestyle. It’s not easy though, and you have to take things one step at a time. But don’t you worry about a thing. Most of us has made that journey already, and we are here to help you on your way!

There are plenty of benefits you can look forward to as a vegetarian. In fact, you can learn more about how you will benefit in our post about the top six benefits of being vegetarian. But, you’ve probably already done your homework and want some tips on how to make the process a bit easier, right? Let’s jump right in.

#1 Identify Your Goals

This is the first step and is crucial, because without goals you don’t have anything to keep your eyes on the prize. Things to keep in mind is what you envision the transition to bring about, what you want to achieve, and what you envision to include in your diet.

Depending on your goals and needs, you’ll be able to decide whether you want to cut out meat and still eat dairy and eggs (lacto-ovo), eggs but no dairy (lacto-vegetarian) or vegan (no animal products).

#2 Take Some Time

Yes, it is a big transition and a major lifestyle change. It is going to take time to ease into this new way of life. The best advice is to systematically scale down your regular meals to ensure your body gets used to the change. You can start by eating two vegetarian dishes a week.

Slowly start incorporating more and more vegetarian meals until your body is used to the fact that it’s getting less meat. Don’t be in a rush, it’s not going to happen overnight!

#3 Replace the Right Foods

Just because your diet is changing doesn’t mean you are going to leave out certain nutrients completely. In fact, you should replace the foods you wean yourself off with something else that has the same nutritional value.

For instance, you will need to include a lot of legumes and beans, fruits and vegetables as well as grains. The nutrition you get should still be the same, otherwise you’ll end up feeling hungry.

#4 Don’t Starve Yourself

It goes without saying. You will probably lose some weight, but don’t assume you have to eat less or food that’s drab and tasteless. Your diet will most definitely not consist of salads and steamed vegetables alone!

You’ll be able to experiment and have fun with new foods and recipes. Keep at it and follow a healthy meal plan. Don’t end up starving yourself.

If you follow these simple tips you should be fine! Don’t be too hard on yourself and expect that the transition is going to take place overnight. Be proud of your decision and keep at it, you’ll soon experience the value of becoming a vegetarian.

6 Simple Vegetarian Food Hacks You Should Know About


So, it’s dinner time and you are standing with your hands in your hair. What to make? Cooking and preparing meals day after day can soon become drab if you stick to the same boring menu. We’ve got some good news though.

We’ve compiled our list of the top six food hacks you can start trying out today! In this post we discuss six ways you can easily make meal times less drab and more fab.

1. Make Veggie Noodles

Pasta, pasta, pasta! Who doesn’t love a big bowl of warm pasta? Instead of eating all those carbs, try to spiralize your vegetables and make a nutritional veggie noodle. The best veggies to do this with? Try some fresh courgettes or carrots.

Imagine all the nutritional goodness in a bowl of veggie noodles. You no longer have to worry about the carbs or calories. Did we mention that it tastes great?

2. Include a Wider Variety of Oils

Why stick to olive oil when you have a world of oils to use? That’s right, using infused oils will add even more flavor to the most boring dish you’ve ever made. Mix things up a bit and start using sesame, coconut or chili for a zippier or flavorful meal.

No matter what you are making, just adding a little bit of oil can make a huge difference to the taste. Simply add it over some roast veg. Yum!

3. Buy Marinated Tofu

Don’t limit yourself and waste time prepping tofu! Buy pre-marinated tofu. Not only will this save you a whole lot of time, but it will also add loads of flavor to any tofu dish you prepare. You have the option to choose between olive, garlic or basil.

Gone are the days when you dreaded cooking another tasteless tofu dish. Using pre-marinated tofu ensures your meal is flavorful and delicious.

4. Experiment with World Cuisines

Whether you love Italian or Indian, you can experiment with any world cuisine as a vegetarian. Be daring and play around! Think scrumptious Mediterranean salads, delicious African veg or even spicy Indian curry.

There’s a globe’s worth of cooking you can play around with. You don’t have to stick to the mundane or boring at all!

5. Make Cauliflower Rice

For a healthier option than rice, you can also make cauliflower rice. It’s simple and much healthier than the same old starch you’ve had since you were a kid. Simply put a raw cauliflower in a food processer and blend it until it consists of smaller pieces resembling rice.

Next, you simply steam it and enjoy! Simple, right? And you won’t have to worry about those awful carbs anymore!

6. Opt for More Aubergine

If you have a serious meat craving, aubergine is the way to go! Not only does it resemble the taste but also the texture. Simply poke a couple of holes in the aubergine and hold it over an open flame turning it so that it cooks evenly.

Once it is blackened, put it in a sealable bag to steam further. What you’ll have is something that resembles meat, but that is way healthier! Here’s some of our favorite aubergine recipes to get you started.

Do you have any food hacks of your own? We would love to hear them! Remember, cooking should be fun and you should still be able to enjoy your meal, no matter what! Enjoy your culinary adventures.

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The 5 Best Vegetarian Life Hacks You Can’t Live Without


Whether you’ve just converted to this new exciting lifestyle or have been a vegetarian for years, there’s always a tip or two that goes a long way. Making the transition at first will however be a bit difficult and these tips and life hacks should come in very handy. On the other hand, those of you who’ve been vegetarians for a while, you may find some of these hacks helpful too!

1. Follow Influencers

Whether it’s a big influential organization or a mentor with loads of clout, follow them! This is where you’ll be able to get the latest news and trends as well as information on events. Whatever your reason for being vegetarian, these sources will guide and inspire you along the way.

On most of these sites you’ll also have access to great recipes, lifestyle news and everything related to the world of vegetarianism. Our post on the top ten vegetarian blogs is a great place to start!

2. Check Product Labels

This is a hack for the noobs out there. You need to get into the habit of checking every label of every product that you buy. This does include not only food, but also clothing and cosmetics. Learn to be aware of all the ingredients as well as dead-giveaways on labels indicating that the product is vegetarian-friendly.

If you are a vegan and are strongly against the use of animal testing, check for the leaping bunny on cosmetic products.

3. Plan Your Dining Out Experience

Nothing is more disappointing than going out for dinner and not being able to find a place where you can have a vegetarian meal. If you know you want to dine out, hit the net beforehand and find all the vegetarian-friendly spots close to you.

This will save you a lot of frustration and perhaps an argument or two. A bit of planning goes a long way and ensures you get what your lifestyle calls for.

4. Start Experimenting with Recipes

This is the fun part! Now that you have started embracing your new lifestyle, you can start experimenting and playing around with new recipes. If you want to, you can even look for vegetarian versions of old time favorite recipes.

Whether you want to try something new or try a vegetarian spin on a non-vegetarian dish, the kitchen is the best place to be!

5. Find Great Restaurants on the Net

Especially when you are traveling. If you ever find yourself abroad with your hands in your hair about where to get a great vegetarian or even vegetarian-friendly restaurant, hit the net! There’s this handy site called

Here you will find a comprehensive list of all the vegan and vegetarian restaurants in the world, as well as information on grocers and more.

You’re welcome! Now that you have some handy tips, we’re sure you are amped to try them out. If you are struggling with your transition, think back and remember your reasons for becoming a vegetarian. Keep up the good work, and your health will thank you for it!

5 Dishes You Can Prepare for Just About Every Kind of Eater


Compromising when it comes to food is a pain. But don’t you worry! We’ve found some of the tastiest vegetarian and vegan dishes that will have anyone you know drooling over. These dishes are all completely safe for vegetarians and vegans, while meat lovers will find them just as tasty and satisfying.

We take a look at some top breakfast picks, light meals and finish it off with something for those with a sweet tooth.

#1 Scrambled Tofu

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And you don’t have to stick to breakfast even. Whichever way you prefer eating or serving your scrambled tofu, you’ll be able to. Now, you may think that scrambled tofu is just about as boring as it comes. We’d like to disagree!

The secret is in the combination of flavors in this specific recipe. Cumin, garlic, turmeric and thyme makes for a delicious scrambled tofu that’s good to go on just about anything with just about everything!

#2 Banana Chocolate Pancakes

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In this recipe the milk is replaced with soy or almond milk. It does however include baking powder which adds some fluffy goodness to these delicious breakfast wonders! What we love most about this recipe is the fact that the banana and chocolate is baked in the batter, making it extra yum!

Want to add some crunch? Go ahead! You can add some nuts to the batter for some more yummy goodness. This recipe is a hit with the kids, non-vegans and just about anyone who loves a good pancake.

#3 Spicy Bean Chili

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A delicious spicy chili that only takes about 40 minutes to make? No way! Yes, that’s correct, this delicious chili will only take 40 minutes to prep and cook. This three-bean chili has quite a bite thanks to the chipotle chilies it calls for.

But, the level of spice and heat is completely up to you of course! If you love spicy food, you’ll fall in love with this wonderfully easy to make chili. It’s chockful of protein and just the right amount of zip to almost convert even those meat eaters you know.

#4 Macaroni and Cheese

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Wait, a delicious mac and cheese that does not contain any dairy or flour? Yes, that’s correct. This simple mac and cheese is probably the best we have tried. And it’s safe for vegans. Meat eaters will also find it pretty hard to resist.

What makes this mac and cheese recipe remarkable is the fact that it is made with a cashew-based sauce. Thanks to the deactivated yeast, the sauce has a delectable cheesy taste and consistency. Did we mention that it’s pretty quick and easy to make?

#5 Strawberry Cheesecake

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If you want to impress your meat-eating friend, you have to give this yummy strawberry cheesecake a go. It’s pink, pretty and tastes amazing. It’s also completely gluten and dairy-free. That’s right, instead of cheese it calls for coconut milk and cashews.

But where does the color and the flavor come from? Strawberries of course! The cheesecake calls for one cup of strawberries and maple syrup, adding to its sweet flavor. Whether you want to indulge a bit yourself or impress some of your friends, this cheesecake is bound to become a favorite.

You see, it is easy to cook for anyone! And those who eat meat will more than likely thank you for introducing meal alternatives. Just don’t shove it down their throats, they won’t respond well to that tactic!

5 Top Tips to Be a Gracious Vegetarian Guest


Have you ever been in a situation where you are invited to a dinner party and the majority of guests, hosts included, eat meat? At one point in time all of us has been through this type of exercise. Now, it can go one of two ways. You end up not eating anything because everything contains meat, insulting your host, or it can go very well.

In this post we look at ways you can make the dinner very enjoyable for you and your host. A little bit of courtesy and understanding can go a long way! Let’s take a look how you can ensure a great dinner party, every time.

1. Tell Your Host About Your Dietary Needs Beforehand

Once the host contacts or invites you, you should discuss your lifestyle and dietary needs. This is not something that you should leave until the event or one day beforehand. In a very polite manner, simply mention that you are a vegetarian. If you are afraid that it might come across as blunt or rude, simply ask the host whether it would be a problem for their planning.

2. Be Courteous and Offer Help

You can always suggest that you help out with preparation and planning. When you get the invite from the host, ask whether you can help in any way with planning or buying of specific ingredients or produce. This is also a great starting point if you still have to mention that you are a vegetarian and saves you and your host a lot of trouble.

3. Suggest to Bring a Dish

If your host does not want you to help out, you can also suggest that you make one dish, whether it is an entre or the main course. There is of course a chance that the host declines your offer. If this is the case, and the host is willing to, you can always send one of your recipes. Keep in mind that it should be easy to follow and doesn’t need any expensive or extraordinary ingredients.

4. Don’t Try to Convert Guests

You may very well during the evening come across someone asking you about your lifestyle or perhaps even ridiculing it. If someone is genuinely curious, ask them if they would like to have a chat after dinner. Don’t try to convince them to change their lifestyles, simply let them know what it’s about. If someone is rude about you being a vegetarian, leave it be.

5. Give Thanks

And this is just a general tip that a lot of people follow, but it always a good idea to send a thank you note after the event. We’re not saying you should send it straight away, you can send it a couple of days afterwards. A quick thank you note will be well received by your host. You can even thank them for catering for your needs too.

And that’s it. Nowadays it’s a lot more common to have at least two dinner guests who are vegetarian than a couple of years ago. You should never feel bad or like a burden because of your lifestyle. There are ways of ensuring everyone has a good time, no matter what they eat! Here are some more tips on how to be a gracious vegetarian at every meal.

4 Failsafe Vegetarian Desserts Perfect for Any Occasion


Whether you are hosting a dinner party or want to treat the family with something sweet, having a couple of failsafe dessert recipes are always handy. You’ll love the simplicity of the recipes we’ve found, they require little prepping and doesn’t require a whole string of ingredients.

1. Buffet Style Donuts

This recipe gets a double yum from us, that’s for sure! It is simple to make and takes no less than six minutes! Chinese buffet style donuts are an absolute must try!

What you will need

  • Oil to deep fry your donuts in
  • One can refrigerated biscuits
  • Some sugar for coating your donuts

How to prepare them

Using a pan or deep fryer, heat some oil. Remember that the amount of oil should be enough to cover the biscuits. Once the oil is ready (about 350 degrees), place a couple of the biscuits in the foil to start frying. Check whether the submerged side of the biscuit is brown and turn it over to fry the other side.

Place the fried biscuits in a bowl lined with paper towel to drain off the excess oil. Once the whole tin of biscuits is fried, pour the sugar in a small bowl and dip each biscuit in the sugar to cover them in sugar. Serve and enjoy!

2. Fudge Cake

This amazing one pan fudge cake recipe is a dream to bake. You don’t have to be a whizz at baking to serve this moist, indulgent cake to guests or the family.

What you will need

  • Sugar
  • Cocoa
  • Flour
  • Vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Vanilla
  • Oil
  • Water

How to prepare it

First you need to preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Next, you’ll sift all your dry ingredients in an ungreased pan of 9×13 inches. The key here is to remember that the pan does not have to be greased! Next, you mix all the liquids with the dry ingredients in the pan. Stir the mixture until it is just about blended.

That’s about it. Pop the pan into the preheated oven and let it bake for about 25 minutes or until done. Frosting this fudge cake is completely optional. Keep in mind that it might be difficult to spread frosting due to the texture. Eat and enjoy!

3. Strawberry Shortcake

This strawberry shortcake only takes 20 minutes to make. A great tasting no-mess, no-fuss recipe that’s perfect for taking to a get-together.

What you will need

  • Strawberries
  • One store-bought angel food cake cut in cubes
  • Powdered sugar
  • Sugar
  • Cream cheese
  • Frozen whipped topping

How to prepare it

First, get the strawberries cut in half, toss them in the sugar and mix. Place it in the refrigerator to chill while you prepare the cake. Next, you pour the powdered sugar and cream cheese in a bowl and mix it until smooth. Add the cake and whipped topping and mix well.

Place the mixture in a 13×9 inch ungreased pan and place in the refrigerator for two hours. Once it’s been chilled, remove and decorate with strawberries. Yum!

4. Reeses Squares

These squares are perfect for snacking in between meals or serving as a small sweet treat to guests with a cup of coffee. They only take 15 minutes to make and you’ll only need five ingredients!

What you will need

  • Peanut butter
  • Graham cracker crumbs
  • Confectioner’s sugar
  • Milk chocolate chips
  • Melted butter

How to prepare it

In a bowl, add the Graham cracker crumbs, sugar and peanut butter and mix it well. Add the melted butter to the bowl and stir until blended well. Scoop and press the mixture down in a 13×9 inch greased pan.

Next, you need to make the chocolate topping. Melt the chocolate chips and spread the chocolate spread over the peanut butter mixture. Place the pan in the refrigerator until the mixture is set!

And that’s a wrap! These recipes take very little effort and time and are among our favorite vegetarian dessert recipes out there. Have you tried any of them out? Which is your favorite?

Stick to the Plan and Exercise Every Morning with Our Top Tips


If you are only starting out an exercise plan and you are like many other people, you probably have a difficult time showing up for the workout. Yes, getting up earlier is a big jump especially if you are used to pushing that snooze button until you have less than 5 minutes to get ready for work.

Even for those who are dedicated to their fitness routines will agree that getting up at 5am instead of 7am is difficult. But, some tips and tricks can help you get up and out of bed. We’ve found our top pick of tips that will ensure you jump up and get to your gym no matter what!

There are of course no one-size-fits-all solution, and it can take some time to get into the routine. These tips are however a pretty good starting point!

#1 More Than One Alarm


Nothing is more annoying than an alarm that goes off, and another going off a bit later or at the same time. If you struggle to get up in the mornings, set your alarms the night before. Set multiple alarms using different tones – the noisier the better!

Some people set two alarms to give their minds enough time to wake up. Do whatever you need to do to ease you into the day and be ready for that workout!

#2 Go to Bed Earlier


No more late nights if you want to get up bright and bushy tailed at 5am or 6:30 for that matter. Adults need about 7-8 hours of sleep and can get away with as little as six hours of sleep. If you struggle to get up in the mornings, be sure to get to bed by 10pm.

Getting to bed earlier will ensure that you get a good night’s rest and that you won’t feel too tired when that first alarm goes off.

#3 Pack the Night Before


That’s right, a little preparation goes a long way. Packing the night before means you won’t have to run around looking for your trainers or gym gear. Not only does this save some time but also means you can sleep a little longer.

Whatever type of exercise you do, whether you jog, run, or frequent the gym, be sure you know what the following day’s routine is going to entail and get your things ready before you get to bed.

#4 Place Alarms Somewhere Other than the Nightstand


This is probably one of the most common traps people fall into. If your alarm is next to the bed, and it’s easy to switch it off, chances are your not going to get up very easily. That darn snooze button is the mother of all procrastinators.

Instead, be sure to place your alarm(s) somewhere else. This means you will have to get up and out of bed to switch it off. Getting up for your workout has never been easier.

#5 Get into the Swing of it


There are plenty of things you can do to ensure you stick to your early morning workout sessions. But the most important thing is to stick to it and form the habit of getting up and working out. Once you’ve formed the good habit and have some routine, it should be easier.

If you need more motivation, you can include other smaller habits in your morning routine. Drink a cup of coffee, have some breakfast, and think about how great you’ll feel afterwards.

These are but a few of some of the great tips out there. Other’s have said that they switch on a light once the alarm goes off as this force them to wake up. Some even splash some water on their face before heading out the door. Either way, we trust these tips will be able to help you achieve your fitness goals.

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