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Yogurt Carrot Cake Cupcakes
We can't do a veggie-based baked goods roundup without including everyone's favorite: carrot cake. This version is lightened up with a yogurt-based "cream cheese frosting" and a better-for-you cake base.
Get the recipe: Carrot Cake Cupcakes
Photo: Abbey's Kitchen
Chayote Apple Pie
Cut the carbs and sugar in traditional apple pie by using chayote squash to replace half of the apples. The crust is a nutrition powerhouse as well, made with high-fiber tortillas in place of piecrust. No rolling out dough for this pie! (Want more? Try 10 New and Delicious Ways to Eat Apples)
Get the recipe: Chayote Pie
Photo: No Nonesense Nutritionist
Chocolate Kale Cake
Cheddar Spinach Cookies
Gluten-Free Zucchini Banana Bread
Why should our friends with celiac disease or gluten intolerance miss out on all the green-eating fun? In this gluten-free bread, zucchini adds flavor and moisture, plus a hit of fiber and vitamins A and C! (Or take a spin with a spiralizer for zoodles with 12 Sensational Spiralized Veggie Recipes)
Get the recipe: Gluten-Free Zucchini Bread
Photo: RDelicious Kitchen
High-Protein Veggie Bread
This gorgeously green veggie loaf is packed full of nutrient dense veggies, low-fat protein, and filling whole grains. This bread is savory snacking at its best.
Get the recipe: Veggie Bread
Photo: Healthy Helper Blog
Nike Pro Indy Cross Back
Minimal and sexy, this low-cut, cross-back design comes in five colorful (we love the green on green shown here) and features adjustable straps to keep you comfortable during your low-impact workouts (that still burn a ton of calories!). ($50; nike.com)
Lululemon Lighten Up Bra
This yoga bra (intended to provide light support for an A or B cup) fits like a second skin, keeping you comfy and cool while you sweat it out. ($48; lululemon.com)
Athleta Renew Bra
Forever 21 Low-Impact Dotted Sports Bra
Onzie Elastic Bra
Old Navy Go-Dry Light Support Crop Top Sports Bra
In addition to its fun blue floral print, this sports bra offers stretchy straps and an elasticized band to allow for maximum range of motion and breathability. ($24; oldnavy.com)
Photo: Old Navy
Varley Alta Sport Bra
Feel sexy while you get your sweat on with this tiger print bra that boasts a front cut-out detail for extra airflow. Pair it with the matching pants for maximum head-turning effect! ($60; revolve.com)
C9 Champion Seamless Cami Sports Bra
Paleo Baked Eggs with Nutritional Yeast
If you're wondering when to start trying new recipes with nutritional yeast, the easiest time to incorporate it is breakfast. Besides, Sundays are just better when started with a side of runny eggs (especially if the night before has left you a little woozy from too much wine). Skip the slice of processed cheese in favor of a sprinkle of nutritional yeast instead, for a similar flavor.
Get the recipe: Paleo Baked Eggs with Nutritional Yeast
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Grain-Free Rosemary Crackers
Vegan Basil Walnut Pesto
If you've ditched dairy then you know how hard it is to find a cheese-free sauce. This pesto swaps out Parm for nutritional yeast to give you the same creamy taste and consistency as non-vegan versions. (Psst. Find more vegan recipes here.)
Get the recipe: Vegan Basil Walnut Pesto
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Simply Cheezy Asian Soup
Nondairy soups can be kind of meh in the creaminess department. This recipe uses nutritional yeast and vegan cream cheese to make sure this bowl doesn't disappoint. Once you've mastered the broth, stick your favorite store-bought dumplings in for a filling soup you'll be excited to reheat.
Get the recipe: Simply Cheezy Asian Soup
Photo: Canned Time
Mac and "Cheese" with Creminis, Peppers, and Spinach
This "cheese" sauce is perfect for mac and cheese when a comfort foot craving strikes, but that's not all you can use it for. Use it for an appetizer veggie dip for a group or when you're not in the mood for carbs. (Does that ever really happen, though?)
Get the recipe: Mac and "Cheese" with Creminis, Peppers, and Spinach
Photo: Eat Healthy Eat Happy
Creamy Avocado Alfredo Pasta
Alfredo? If dairy gives you tummy troubles it's more like alfre-NO. Swap out the heavy cheese and milk for avocado to get the same thick, creamy consistency. Top with nutritional yeast for a cheese-like finish on top.
Get the recipe: Creamy Avocado Alfredo Pasta
Photo: Chocolate Covered Katie
Vegan Caesar Salad Dressing
This dressing is cashew-based, giving it a light, nutty flavor that's quick to make with just a few pulses in your food processor. Nutritional yeast and lemon make this faux Caesar a low-cal, lighter choice.
Get the recipe: Vegan Caesar Salad Dressing
Photo: Lisa's Kitchen
Beet Walnut Pesto
Swap in nutritional yeast for cheese in this veggie-based pesto recipe. Combined with beets, walnuts, and basil, this pesto works great as a spread or as a sauce.
Get the recipe: Beet Walnut Pesto
Photo: Just Beet It
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