Super Seed No-Bake Chewy Granola Bars

Homemade granola bars have never been easier.  This no-bake recipe is a great option for a healthy and satisfying snack.  These bars offer whole grains, heart-healthy fiber, plant-based protein and the perfect touch of sweetness.  I'm a big fan of soft and chewy granola bars and lately I have been loving this combination.  You can

Vegan Chocolate Microwave Cake

Instant heavenly chocolate cake in four minutes flat – no oven needed.  Just your microwave. I hardly ever need or want to bake an entire cake.  Usually I just want a couple bites to satisfy my chocolate cake craving.  This recipe is perfect to share and helps with portion control.  It is a vegan and

Creamy Vanilla Acai Smoothie Bowl

Smoothie bowls are a healthy and easy way to turn a smoothie into a meal.  They are decadent, filling and healthy all at once.  This smoothie bowl is thick and creamy but 100% dairy-free.  It is also vegan, soy-free, nut-free and gluten-free making it something that everyone can enjoy. Making smoothie bowls at home is way

Beets & Greens Detox Smoothie

This is the sweetest and creamiest way to cleanse and hit the reset button after the holiday madness. I love a good refreshing smoothie that doesn't taste like you are downing raw vegetables.  This one contains an entire beet with the greens plus more greens and you would never know it.  This smoothie is my new favorite

Vegan & Gluten-Free Sugar Cut-Out Cookies

We have officially reached the week of Christmukkah!  I'm counting down the hours until it is all about family, food and all the holiday cheer.  One of my favorite activities around the holidays is making sugar cut-out cookies with the kiddos.  I set out to create an easy recipe that would work for everyone in

Vegan Vanilla Frosting

This quick and easy homemade frosting is perfectly spreadable and totally decadent.  Unlike store-bought icing, it has zero artificial colors or flavors and zero high fructose corn syrup.  It is 100% vegan and allergy-friendly too.  I will be using this frosting recipe in an upcoming post for decorating holiday cut-out sugar cookies (vegan and gluten-free of course). This frosting

Healthy Creamy Chocolate Smoothie

This is my favorite vegan chocolate smoothie that I enjoy year-round!  It is rich and creamy and packed with good-for-you smoothie boosters: avocado, hemp seeds, flaxseeds, cacao nibs and chia seeds.  The smoothie contains hints of vanilla and cinnamon which pair beautifully with the intense chocolate flavor.  The decadent chocolate is enhanced by a pinch of

Gingerbread Spiced Poached Pears

Poached pears make an elegant and effortless dessert that are healthy and always impress guests.  You will only need three ingredients.  The best part?  This recipe can be made a couple days in advance.  Dessert really doesn't get any more simple than this. I gently poached the pears in water infused with gingerbread spice tea to

Easy Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

'Tis the season for Butternut Squash Soup!  This ultra-simple recipe doesn’t require that you peel or chop the butternut squash (which can be very difficult).  In fact, it only takes minutes to prep.  This oh-so-comforting soup is creamy and flavorful without any dairy or butter.  It would be the perfect healthy addition for Thanksgiving dinner

3-Ingredient Creamsicle Smoothie

This is my go-to smoothie when I'm looking for a quick, refreshing immune-boost.  This recipe serves two, but honestly sometimes I gulp down the entire batch myself.  One batch has an entire orange in it (minus the rind).  This means you are getting all the amazing benefits this fruit has to offer including all the fiber

Soft-Baked Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (vegan + gluten-free + nut-free)

Life is always better with a warm, soft-baked cookie. For me, soft-baked oatmeal raisin cookies are true comfort food.  The warm cinnamon paired with vanilla (and those chewy raisins) have always been the perfect treat in my book.  This version gets it sweetness from maple syrup making it refined sugar-free.  The cookies are kept moist and

Pumpkin Risotto

This creamy and luxurious risotto recipe gets a nutrition boost from pumpkin.  Most risottos are full of butter and loads of cheese.  This vegan version is lightened up so you can feel good about eating comfort food.     This elegant recipe is a total crowd pleaser every time.  And, this is yet another way

10 Healthy Apple Recipes That Will Make You Swoon (Vegan + Gluten-Free + Nut-Free)

How do you like them apples? Happy September!  I've rounded up my favorite (and, of course, healthy and allergy-friendly) apple recipes for you!  Below I've got you covered from  apple chips to apple butter to applesauce to apple muesli to apple cookies  to skillet apples to apple pie granola (!) to apple overnight oats to apple

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