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corn salad

Vegan recipe: 3-ingredient corn salad

There are times you have a bunch of time to cook your meals. And other times, you just want something fast and easy. This 3-ingredient corn salad is about as simple as it comes. Not only are there three ingredients, there’s no peeling, cleaning or cooking involved. In fact, it takes about 3 minutes to make the entire thing. Intrigued?

If you’re ready to get started, here’s what you need to do.


  • 15.5 oz can no-salt added black beans
  • 15.25 oz can no-salt added corn
  • 15.5 oz can diced tomatoes with seasoning


  1. corn salad 2Open each of the three cans.
  2. Rinse the beans with water before pouring them into a bowl.
  3. Pour corn and tomatoes into the bowl.
  4. Mix.
  5. Optional: Add seasoning to your preference. (See notes below.)
  6. Eat. Enjoy. Repeat.

A few notes about this corn salad

  • All the cans of food I chose were salt-free. You can, of course, make the same salad with salted versions of each ingredient. My recommendation is if you want your salad a bit more flavorful, purchase the salt-free versions and then add your own salt and spices at home. That way, you are in control of how much or little salt you’d like to add.
  • If you want to add more flavor, there are plenty of ways to do so. While the three base ingredients taste delicious together, make it spicy by adding pepper, cayenne pepper, paprika, red chili flakes or chili powder to enhance the taste of the corn salad. Make it sweet by adding basil and/or oregano. Add your own twist by playing around with garlic powder, salt, white pepper or any other herbs and spices you like!
  • You can use fresh ingredients in this salad if you want. Part of the simplicity comes from the fact that there are only three ingredients, and part of it comes from the fact that they are canned ingredients.

Did you try this recipe? If you did, let me know how it tasted. And if you added your own seasoning to it, tell me what you tried!

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A no-bake, vegan, gluten-free protein bar recipe

no-bake protein bars

delicious no-bake protein bars

We’ve been cooking up samples of protein bars for our students recently, and this recipe has gotten top marks from all. The best part is that it’s vegan and gluten-free. As an added bonus, it’s soy free, as well! Besides the peanut butter – which can easily be swapped (see below) – you won’t find any common allergens in this recipe! Try it for yourself, and then let us know how your protein bars turned out!

The recipe:

What you’ll need: protein bar recipe ingredients

  • 1.5 cups gluten free oatmeal
  • 2 scoops Arbonne vanilla protein
  • 1/2 cup gluten free rice crisp cereal
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup agave

Optional – If you want to add a chocolate coating. (And really, who doesn’t?!):

  • 2 tbsp dark chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp coconut oil

Once you’ve got everything ready to go, it’s time to start your no-bake baking!mixed ingredients for protein bars

  1. Put parchment paper on an 8-inch square pan.
  2. Mix oat flour, protein powder and cereal.
  3. Add in agave and peanut butter.
  4. Press flat into pan.
  5. Put in freezer.protein bars in parchment paper
  6. If you’re adding chocolate to top: Melt chocolate and coconut oil in microwave or on stove-top.
  7. Take bars out of freezer and drizzle with chocolate mixture.
  8. Put bars back in freezer until chocolate hardens.
  9. Enjoy. Repeat.


A few things to note about this recipe:

As far as protein powder is concerned, all Arbonne products free of animal products (aka they’re vegan), gluten and soy. If none of these things bother you, any general protein powder will work. You can also walk on the wild side and try it with chocolate protein powder instead of vanilla.

Peanut butter can easily be swapped for any tree nut butter (almond, walnut, etc.) or seed butter (sunflower seed, sesame seed, etc.)

Any cereal can be substituted for the gluten-free rice crisps. We’ve tried Frosted Flakes, Corn Pops, Cheerios, Apple Jacks and Rice Chex, but we’ve found that those cereals just don’t taste as good with the other ingredients.

If you are following a gluten-free diet, be sure to use gluten-free oatmeal.

Along the same note, if you are following a vegan diet, be sure to use vegan chocolate chips.

Did you try this recipe? If you did! Tell us how it tasted!drizzle protein bars with chocolate