Since 2008, Brittany, the blogger behind Eating Bird Food, has been whipping up meals (and a sweat) to share her passions of healthy eating and active lifestyle to the public. The blogger turned her life around in college, when experimenting with ethnic food shunned her former diet of butter-based meals and fast food. Among her professions, she’s a certified holistic health coach who gives one-on-one guidance with tips and recipes she posts on her website.

The tongue-in-cheek title – as a nod to outsiders who naysay such a lifestyle – is far from accurate in describing the wholesome, decadent recipes featured on this website. Brittany covers everything from smoothies to noodles and burgers, and even a jam you can make at home to forget about the sugary, store-bought alternative. Check out some of the recipes we love below.

Green Lemonade Smoothie

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This smoothie makes a perfect, morning pick-me-up. The body has a lot to benefit from starting off the day with a highly-nutritious, large meal. The breakdown of greens and fruits in this drink helps the body absorb their beta-carotene. As a smoothie lover (there are just so many options!), I can vouch that the combination of kale, pear, cucumber, and lemon is very refreshing. Your body will kick into gear with the jolt of flavor and energy – so much so, that you may forget about that morning cup of joe.

Mini Vegan Pumpkin Muffins

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Bite-size desserts either help you manage portion intake, or don’t at all. Sometimes, you’ll take extra and then realize you have either reached or actually exceeded the calories of a normal-sized muffin. To alleviate this dilemma and minimize guilt, switch out the usual sugar and oil for pure maple syrup and coconut oil. The muffins will retain the moisture and pumpkin flavor, making this a decadent dessert. Go ahead, snatch a couple more… just not the whole tray!

Zucchini Noodles in a Thai Peanut Sauce

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If you’re looking for a different way to eat noodles, simply make a few ingredient substitutions. There are only so many ways you can indulge in the flour-based foundation of this Asian staple. However, sometimes the last thing you need or want to feel at the inflating noodles that unfortunately tend to weigh you down. In comparison, these zucchini noodles feel weightless. It may even seem like you’re eating a salad and not a noodle dish.

Which recipe will you try?

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Rika Nurrohmah is a stylist working in one of the high fashion capitals of the world, New York City. When out of her 9-to-5, she's out trying making the world a better place. Music, the arts, traveling, activism, and skateboarding are among her passions; pursuing knowledge and new skills is a way of life. Almost every meal she eats is homemade, and exploring vegan culinary feels more like a hobby than a chore. She aspires to join fashion leaders like Stella McCartney and Vivienne Westwood in driving the industry down a more ethical and sustainable road to a better future. She graduated from Ohio University’s journalism program. In her downtime, she likes to experience the New York music scene, play guitar, and watch “Sherlock” on repeat.