How To: Make Lentil and Sweet Potato Power Salad

Usually when you hear the word salad, you think lunch or a light dinner. But that doesn’t have to be the case! This power salad is filling and packs some serious nutrients. It’s a complete meal featuring greens, veggies, carbs, fat and protein. That’s right: a vegan salad with a TON of protein.

If you weren’t convinced yet, the dressing for this power salad is a great way to bring leftover veggies back to life, so you might want to make a little extra to have later in the week!


Makes 3 to 4 servings

2 tbsp tahini
1 tbsp agave (or honey)
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp olive oil
1/4 tsp salt

1 cup lentils (cooked according to package directions)
1 can chickpeas (rinsed and drained)
3 small sweet potatoes
1 pint cherry tomatoes
6 cups mixed greens (we used kale and spinach)
1 bell pepper
1 tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp salt


1] Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2] Cube the sweet potatoes.

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3] Spread the sweet potato cubes and chickpeas on the baking sheet, drizzle on the olive oil and sprinkle on the salt. Give the sweet potatoes and chickpeas a quick stir to ensure that they are seasoned, and pop them in the oven.

4] Bake at 350 for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are soft.

5] Measure out and cook the lentils according to the package directions. Once they’re finished cooking, set them aside to cool.


6] Combine all ingredients for the dressing into a small bowl and whisk thoroughly. The dressing will have a thick consistency, great if you want more of a sauce. If you prefer a thinner dressing (which we recommend), whisk in 1 tsp of water at a time, repeating until you reach your desired consistency.

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7] Dice the bell pepper and halve the tomatoes.


8] Wash the greens and remove any stems. Chop or tear the greens into smaller, bite-sized pieces and layer them in the bottom of a bowl.


mixed greens

9] Top the mixed greens with the veggies, lentils and chickpeas, drizzle on your dressing and EAT UP!

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Erin’s Outfit Of The Week: Plaid On Plaid

It’s getting REAL plaid over here! Hundreds of new arrivals are in stores and online, and we’re all about the plaid on plaid on plaid. Read on to get our stylist’s look for an extra-cozy #AeriePlaidParty at home.

Erin’s Outfit Of The Week: Plaid On Plaid

Get Erin’s Look: Cozy Flannel Sleep Shirt | Sleep Pant | Blanket Scarf | Sweater Pom Beanie Plaid Thermos | Bootie Socks Minnetonka Cally Slipper

Our new PJ’s are made to mix and match. The more plaid, the better. Start with our Plaid Sleep Pant and go crazy with a different (!!) plaid on top in our Cozy Flannel Sleep Shirt. Tie it all together in our plaid Bonfire Blanket Scarf, THE coziest scarf to wrap up in, whether you’re running out the door or curling up on the couch. Then play with patterns and try our Sweater Pom Beanie in a fun Fair Isle print on top to stay extra warm. Finish with hot chocolate in a Plaid Thermos (duh!), polar bear Bootie Socks and Minnetonka Cally Slippers for our kind of party.

We wanna check you out! Share your plaid on Instagram with #AeriePlaidParty

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Brands We’re Crushing On: NUDESTIX

Brands We're Crushing On: NUDESTIX

We love NUDESTIX because they believe in your REAL beauty. Sisters Ally and Taylor, along with their mom, Jenny, make fun, wearable products to enhance everything that makes you, you!

Follow along as they show us a day in the life of girls who mean business!

Brands We're Crushing On: NUDESTIX

40+ NEW beauty faves from NUDESTIX are now online at!

Brands We're Crushing On: NUDESTIX

We love NUDESTIX’s Magnetic Eye Color collection. Treat yourself to an uber long-wearing eye shadow pencil that highlights, colors, lines and primes! They are easy to blend and waterproof.

Plus, NUDESTIX is preservative free, vegan and certified USDA organic. Brands We're Crushing On: NUDESTIX

Shop now: NUDESTIX Magnetic Eye Color in Gilt

Brands We're Crushing On: NUDESTIX

Each pencil comes in an eco-packaged tin with a mirror and sharpener. Take it to go or add it to your morning beauty routine!

Visit our Times Square store on Sunday, November 15th to meet the girls and get a free makeover. The first 200 guests get a free mini lip and cheek pencil, too!

Brands We're Crushing On: NUDESTIX

Show us how you work NUDESTIX into your beauty routine with #AERIExNUDESTIX!

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How to Style a Vest

Elevate your look by adding the Aerie Bonfire Vest!  Mel Denisse pairs our favorite cozy layer with the Aerie Flowy Nightie and vegan leather leggings during a recent trip to NYC.

How to Style a Vest

What Inspired Mel’s Look: 
“I felt right at home with this flowy nighty and bonfire vest from Aerie, making a perfect match of dressy and cozy. The temperature drastically changed during the trip, and I wasn’t quite ready to throw on a big coat yet, so I paired these two pieces to layer on and off throughout the day. They were so comfy that I kept them for night time lounging after the long days too. That versatility is one of my favorite things about these pieces.“

How to Style a Vest

Get Mel’s Look: Aerie Bonfire Vest | Aerie Flowy Nightie

How to Style a Vest

How to Style a Vest

How to Style a Vest

What to Wear Today

Show us how you style the Aerie Bonfire Vest with #AerieREAL on Instagram and Twitter for a chance to be featured on our Style Gallery! xo

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Thanksgiving is still more than 2 weeks away, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start packing now! Our stylist, Erin, has all you need for a weekend of too much food and too much TV on your parents’ couch.

What to Wear Today

Get Erin’s Look: Ribbed Duster Cardi Hi Lo Racerback Bralette | Boybrief Undie Tiered Tank | Boyfriend Tank | Boxer Over-The-Knee Socks Birkenstock Arizona Sandal | Graphic Sleep Mask 

Lazy-wear is all about the layers, so this look has lots of them. Start with the blues and our Hi Lo Racerback Bralette and Boybrief Undie. Mix in some lavender with our Plaid Boxers and Boyfriend Tank, then tie it all together with our white Tiered Tank. To get extra cozy, wear our Ribbed Duster Cardi over everything. It’s a sweater (we promise), but just as comfy as a long robe. Then keep warm with Over-The-Knee Socks on the bottom.

This look is made for lounging, but if your friends want to drag you out for a mini high school reunion, all you have to do is throw on leggings in place of your boxers and you’re ready to go! Just don’t forget to ditch the sleep mask.

What are your Thanksgiving plans? Comment below and tell us!

What to Wear Today

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How to Style a Cardigan

Sweater weather is in full effect and that means we can’t get enough cozy cardigans, ponchos and shawls. Our Shawl Cardi is the best of both worlds with its open front and draped, oversized silhouette. Shelby from Glitter and Gingham styles our coziest cardi with a striped tee and denim for a casual #OOTD.How to Style a Cardigan

What Inspired Shelby’s Look:
“When it comes to the changing of seasons (especially fall!)  I always get so excited, not just for the pretty fall days or a trip to the pumpkin patch, but because I get to refresh and update my wardrobe for the season to come! I mean who doesn’t love wearing new clothes?! However, sometimes keeping up with the newest trends of the season can seem overwhelming, so I always go back to what I know and what I feel good in! For me, once the temperature starts to drop, you can normally always find me in a pair of skinny jeans and an oversized sweater. ”

How to Style a Cardigan

“This open cardigan from Aerie is seriously everything I wanted in a cozy cardigan. I wear that thing curled up on my couch watching tv at night, to the gym over my tank & leggings (I take it off of course once I get there ;) ), while I am running errands and even date night! I can’t wait to pair it with leather leggings, a silk top and some fun heels for a dressier look! Stay tuned because that look is probably coming to G&G veryyy soon!”

How to Style a Cardigan

Get Shelby’s Look: Shawl Cardi | Long Sleeve Best T (Similar)

How to Style a Cardigan

Show us how you style the Shawl Card with #AerieREAL on Instagram and Twitter for a chance to be featured on our Style Gallery! xo

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