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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

Classic Homemade Hummus

Happy Labor Day! As everyone gears up for BBQs today, bring along (or serve) this healthy and crowd pleasing appetizer. Serve with these festive and patriotic Terra chips: Stripes and Blues Sea Salt Chips which include striped beets, sweet potatoes and blue potatoes, which create the patriotic red, white and blue mix.

This hummus is […]

By |September 1st, 2014|appetizer, dairy-free, gluten-free, raw, snack, vegan, vegetarian|0 Comments

Homemade No-Bake Granola Bars

Who knew making homemade, healthy granola bars could be so easy?  This recipe is the perfect, portable snack for kids or adults.  They are vegan and gluten-free and full of whole grains, heart-healthy almonds and chia seeds.

Homemade No-Bake Granola Bars   Print Author: Elaine Gordon Recipe type: […]

By |June 5th, 2014|breakfast, dairy-free, gluten-free, raw, snack, vegan|0 Comments

Salsa Guacamole

This is the easiest guacamole you will ever make – just two ingredients plus a squeeze of fresh lime.

I was in the mood for guacamole this weekend but didn’t have a lot of time to chop a bunch of ingredients, so I dumped some salsa onto chopped avocado and the rest is history.  Couldn’t […]

By |February 16th, 2014|appetizer, dairy-free, gluten-free, raw, snack, vegan|0 Comments

No-Bake, Chia-Sunflower Seed Energy Bites

This is the perfect healthy snack!

These energy bites feature the amazing chia seed which offers more heart-healthy omega-3s than flax seeds.  Plus, chia seeds contain calcium, magnesium, iron, protein and antioxidants.

The energy bites are also loaded with sunflower seed butter – high in the antioxidant vitamin E which may lower the risk of certain […]

By |January 21st, 2013|snack|0 Comments