Healthy Blueberry Crisp (vegan + gluten free)

Allergy Info: soy-free, gluten-free, egg-free, corn-free, dairy-free, coconut-free They say crisps are the lazy man's pie... I say they are easily delicious and simply practical.  Who has time to bake a pie from scratch anyways?  You don't have to be the "baking-type" to master this one.  My 2-year old daughter made this one with me, and she [...]

By | May 19th, 2015|dairy-free, Desserts, gluten-free, vegan|

Moist & Chewy Oatmeal Almond Butter Cookies (vegan + gluten free)

I'm always looking for the next best healthy cookie recipe.  This is my new favorite and it is so easy my toddler makes this one with me.  It contains only six ingredients.  I've been making them about every other day. This is definitely one of my more decadent cookie recipes.  It is loaded with creamy [...]

By | March 11th, 2015|dairy-free, Desserts, gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian|

Vegan Chocolate Mousse

But how!?  The answer is...avocado! Avocado??  Yes.  I was skeptical at the thought of avocado and chocolate together in one dish.  While I love both independently, I wasn't sure how they would jive together.  I can honestly say (and my husband wholeheartedly agrees) this mousse is so silky, creamy and velvety... it is hard to believe there [...]

By | January 27th, 2015|dairy-free, Desserts, gluten-free, Raw, vegan, vegetarian|

Trail-Mix Chocolate Bark

A Crispy Dark Chocolate Bark with Apricots, Cashews, Walnuts & Cranberries gluten-free, vegan, soy-free, no added sugar Dessert doesn't have to be difficult to make or unhealthy.  This is an extremely easy, no-bake recipe that boasts protein, fiber, healthy fats, whole grains and dried fruit. This recipe is really the ultimate decadent (and yet healthy) [...]

By | January 12th, 2015|dairy-free, Desserts, gluten-free, Raw, vegan|

Almond Butter Bonbons (vegan + gluten-free)

This vegan version of bonbons is not only healthy but happens to be gluten-free and full of protein.  You can have fun with this no-bake recipe and experiment with different nut butters like peanut butter or cashew butter (or even sunflower seed butter for those who have a nut allergy). If you do use almond [...]

By | January 1st, 2014|dairy-free, Desserts, gluten-free, vegan|

Chilled Berry Pie (No Bake & Gluten-Free)

Summer is officially coming to an end in the next couple of days and the days are starting to get cooler.  Before the season officially ends, try this incredibly refreshing no-bake, healthy berry pie recipe.  It is easy as pie to make! This recipe comes from a registered and licensed dietitian, Sarah Waybright, owner and [...]

By | September 17th, 2013|dairy-free, Desserts, gluten-free|

Easy Chocolate Avocado Pudding

This is a raw, vegan, gluten-free alternative to chocolate pudding. The avocado has no taste but adds a creamy texture.  Super easy and quick to make when you have an urgent chocolate craving but want to keep it healthy (and avoid the whole milk, eggs, butter). The result is rich, thick, decadent and sweet! Health Benefits of [...]

By | August 3rd, 2013|dairy-free, Desserts, gluten-free, Raw, vegan|

Chocolate Nut-Granola Bark

Heart healthy nuts, oats and dark chocolate all combine to make this addictive and super simple dessert! Vegan, gluten-free Chocolate Nut-Granola Bark   Save Print Author: Elaine Gordon Recipe type: Dessert Ingredients ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips ¼ cup almonds (I use Trader Joe's roasted, half-salted) ¼ cup raw almond slivers ¼ cup pistachios (salted [...]

By | March 11th, 2013|Desserts|

Chocolate Trail Mix Tart

Dessert out of healthy packaged snacks! This is a recipe makeover – a lightened up (and allergy friendly) version of Giada DeLaurentiis' Chocolate Honey Almond Tart.   I substituted unsweetened almond milk for the heavy cream and sunflower seed butter for regular butter.  I also upped the nutrition content by incorporating a seed based trail mix [...]

By | October 21st, 2012|dairy-free, Desserts, gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian|

Vegan Chocolate Mug Cake

Instant, heavenly chocolate  cake in 3 minutes flat – no oven needed! The current mug craze is great for keeping portion control in check.  This recipe puts a vegan, gluten-free healthy twist on traditional mug cake.  It is light and fluffy and oh-so moist. Vegan Chocolate Mug Cake   Save Print The current mug craze [...]

By | October 6th, 2012|dairy-free, Desserts, gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian|

Gluten-Free Cookie Bites

I recently received a sample of all four flavors of Enjoy Life Food's Crunchy Cookies.  Each box has 14 large, handcrafted cookies.  Flavors include Chocolate Chip, Double Chocolate, Suar Crisp and Vanilla Honey Graham.  Like all Enjoy Life products they are completely free of wheat/gluten, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, soy and other common  food [...]

By | September 18th, 2012|dairy-free, Desserts, gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian|

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