Category: Vegetarian

Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal Cups

Take your oatmeal to go with these perfectly portioned and portable Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal Cups! Slather with nut butter for a hearty, wholesome breakfast that tastes like dessert. 


 

Hello, hello! Just your friendly neighborhood Oompa Loompa popping in with yet another pumpkin recipe. And you thought I was joking when I said “I hope you like pumpkin”. HA!

In all honesty though, it was never my intention to turn this little blog into a virtual pumpkin shrine. It just sort of… happened. Kind of like when I had some leftover pumpkin sitting in my fridge and it just sort of *fell* into these oatmeal cups. Oops. #sorrynotsorry

 Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal Cups (Vegan & Gluten Free) | The perfect grab & go breakfast! www.bytesizednutrition.com

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Copycat Panera Autumn Squash Soup (Lightened Up!)

A lightened up version of Panera’s infamous Autumn Squash Soup that’s loaded with vegetables, fruit, and NO heavy cream!


 

Hi, my name’s Kara and I’m addicted to Panera’s Autumn Squash Soup.

 

Alright, fine.. I guess there’s probably worse things in this world that I could be addicted to. But tell that to my wallet.

For real though, have you tasted this soup? It’s warm, creamy, and loaded with two of my favorite fall veggies: butternut squash and pumpkin. Eating this soup is the equivalent of wrapping your taste buds in a big, cozy, oversized sweater.
Utter fall perfection.

 

Copycat Panera Autumn Squash Soup | A lightened up version of the infamous fall soup made with NO heavy cream! www.bytesizednutrition.com

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Curried Beet & Quinoa Veggie Burgers

Roasted beets and quinoa come together in these protein-packed Curried Beet & Quinoa Veggie Burgers – a hearty and flavorful alternative to the traditional burger!


 

My boyfriend, Kyle, and I tend to share a similar viewpoint on many topics. But food? Yeah, that’s not one of them. As an avid hunter, Kyle tends to be more of a “meat and potatoes” kind of guy and I’m… well… not.

So when you’re out to lunch at a local restaurant and your meat-loving boyfriend passes up a cheeseburger in favor of the house-made veggie burger, you take note (after he picks you up off the floor, that is).

Oh, and just in case that alone wasn’t enough to put a girl into shock… did I mention these burgers are made with beets? BEETS. As in, the gorgeous deep purple root vegetable that Kyle always claimed to attest. What???

Just when I thought I had that boy figured out… *Sigh*

Curried Beet & Quinoa Veggie Burgers | Gluten-Free and Vegan Option!

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No-Bake Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites

All of the flavors of fall rolled up into perfect little No-Bake Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites!
Vegan, gluten-free, and ready in minutes!


 

Ready or not, pumpkin season fall is here.

 

Based on recent weather trends, I’m going to go out on a limb and say that Mother Nature falls under the “not ready” category. But lucky for all you fall fanatics out there, I’m thinking I may be able to persuade her with these No-Bake Pumpkin Spice Energy Bites…

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Grilled Zucchini Tacos

I know, I know… a zucchini recipe in September? Shouldn’t I be, like, sipping on pumpkin spice lattes, baking apple pies and tweeting about how much I JUST LOVE FALL? Maybe. But when it’s 90 degrees in the middle of September, fall is the farthest thing from my mind. So for now, I’ll be over here stuffing my face with these Grilled Zucchini Tacos. Feel free to join.

These Grilled Zucchini Tacos were inspired by my standing order at a local restaurant chain, El Vaquero. While I’m not usually one for chain restaurants, this one’s an exception (mainly because they’ve got a pretty bangin’ happy hour from 4-8pm which includes jumbo margaritas). Plus they had a location right around the corner from our old apartment, soo you do the math…

Grilled Zucchini Tacos

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