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Garlic Pumpkin Hummus

Hummus is already a super healthy snack option that can be served as a spread or dip with just about anything.  To make this plant-based protein snack even healthier, I’m adding fall’s favorite vegetable, pumpkin.  It works so well in this dish and adds a subtle orange hue that whispers, “I’m festive” when set out at a […]

Sweet & Salty Roasted Pumpkin Seeds (oil free)

Pumpkin season is here, which means everything will contain the flesh of the orange squash for the next month.  But the yummy and nutritious seeds inside this season’s top squash are not to be forgotten!  Roasted pumpkin seeds are a delicious and healthful snack.  Roasted pumpkin seeds can be enjoyed on their own or sprinkled […]

Superfood Crackers

With all my food sensitivities it is so difficult to find the perfect cracker (and one that isn’t full of processed or mystery ingredients).  And I’m picky when it comes to what I like in a cracker.  I want something crispy, flavorful and healthy too.

These all-natural crackers are gluten-free, vegan, soy-free, nut-free and oil-free. […]

Peach Salsa

We are deep into summer and I’m dreaming about sweet and juicy peaches – the ultimate summer fruit.  They really are nature’s candy.  Nothing against tomatoes at all, but lately peaches have stolen my taste buds… Salsas are easy to make and definitely kid-friendly.  I made this recipe with my 2 year old daughter, […]

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

When it comes to cookies, it doesn’t get much better than an old-fashioned, soft-baked oatmeal raisin cookie!  And this recipe is actually healthy.  I sometimes eat these cookies for a quick breakfast on the go since they are mostly heart-healthy oats and almond butter.  They are oil-free and butter-free and lightly sweetened by apple […]

Strawberry Guacamole

June is officially here!  Which means it is the start of strawberry season when you can enjoy this amazing fruit at the peak of flavor!

And since guacamole is always in season in our household I thought why not combine the two!?  This recipe is easy, take your typical guacamole recipe, subtract the tomatoes and […]

Breakfast Cookies (vegan + gluten-free)

Cookies for breakfast!?  Yes.

I’m always looking for portable snacks that are wholesome and healthful.  These cookies are loaded with oats, almond flour, flaxseed, walnuts, dried fruit and almond butter to make a nutritious on-the-go sweet treat anytime of day.  I usually enjoy them as a mid-morning snack.  But they can also serve as a healthy and […]

By |February 25th, 2015|breakfast, dairy-free, dessert, gluten-free, snack, vegan, vegetarian|0 Comments

Healthy Latkes: Baked Not Fried

Try this nutritious twist on latkes: skip frying & try baking. Don’t worry, they will still be crispy…

Latkes can be a wonderfully healthful snack any time of year — not just Hanukkah fare.

This recipe uses egg whites instead of whole eggs and uses skin-on potatoes. The skin, which has more nutrients than the rest […]

By |December 18th, 2014|appetizer, dairy-free, gluten-free, side dish, snack, vegetable|0 Comments

White Bean Hummus Dip

Great northern white beans are the creamiest beans around and a great alternative to chickpeas when making hummus.  Both types of beans are a wonderful source of plant based protein (over 14 grams in one cup of the white beans). One cup of white beans also contains over 12 grams of fiber (which is […]

By |November 3rd, 2014|appetizer, dairy-free, gluten-free, raw, snack, vegan, vegetarian|0 Comments

Homemade No-Bake Granola Bars (Take 2): Walnut Raisin Almond Bars (gluten-free, dairy-free, oil/butter-free)

I recently posted a recipe for homemade granola bars with chocolate chips and almond slivers.  They were decadent and delicious.  This recipe below is a slight variation on that one.  Instead of chocolate chips I used golden raisins and instead of almonds I used walnuts.  I also tried flax seeds instead of chia seeds […]

By |September 20th, 2014|breakfast, gluten-free, raw, snack|0 Comments