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25 Easy Weeknight Gluten-Free and Vegan Dinners

These are some of my favorite gluten-free and vegan dinners of all time! They're all super tasty and easy to get on the table. When everyone is asking what's for dinner and time is short, I have 5 types of simple recipes I turn to:  One-pot meals Salads and bowls Pasta recipes Soups & stews Plant-based powerhouses All these dinner recipes are full of flavor and made for the whole family to enjoy.  Get your meal planners ready, here are 25 of my go-to delicious gluten-free and vegan dinner recipes for this time of the year! 25 Easy Weeknight Gluten-free

September 19th, 2019|Easy Recipes, Entrees, gluten-free, round-up, vegan|0 Comments

Grain-Free and Vegan Cookie Dough Energy Bites

These vegan & grain-free Cookie Dough Energy Bites are a quick, easy and delicious healthy snack that are filled with tons of drool-worthy cookie dough flavor and texture.  They are dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free, peanut-free, gluten-free, plant-based and grain-free.  Best of all, they only require one bowl and a spoon to stir everything together.  No fancy equipment needed!  They also keep really well in the fridge for anytime you need an energy boost (or anytime a cookie dough craving hits!). These are the energy bites of my dreams... I've been making these grain-free and vegan cookie dough energy bites for the

Vegan & Grain-Free Blueberry Galette (refined sugar-free)

This easier-than-pie blueberry galette is the perfect end of summer healthy dessert! Novice bakers, this is the dessert for you!  You won’t need any special equipment or pans to make this blueberry galette.  Best of all, it is vegan, gluten-free, grain-free and refined sugar-free. If you are wondering what a galette is, it is basically pastry dough or pie crust wrapped around fresh fruit.  This time of year you could use peaches or blueberries.  I can't wait to try this recipe out with apples next. Simply roll out the dough, fill it up with the blueberry mixture, fold in the

Garlic Cilantro Lime No Mayo Coleslaw Recipe

Looking for your next favorite slaw recipe? I’ve got you covered! This no-mayo coleslaw with creamy garlic cilantro lime sauce is a fresh spin on classic coleslaw but with much more flavor.  Vegan, dairy-free and egg-free, this is the perfect coleslaw recipe to whip up for cookouts. Give this fresh and healthy recipe a try for Labor Day weekend and serve for your friends and family.  How to make coleslaw?  This is a no-fuss recipe and couldn’t be easier to make. The base of this recipe is the humble but super nutritious green cabbage which is then spiralized into thin strands. 

Creamy Vegan Garlic Cilantro Lime Sauce

You are going to fall in love with this silky smooth and perfectly flavored lime, cilantro, garlic sauce. It is quick and easy to make and goes great with veggies, bowls, wraps or tacos.   By now, you probably know that I'm a sucker for a slammin' sauce.  Sauces can make or break a meal.  They are so incredibly important and when I land on a new creation I have to share!  This latest sauce creation has the perfect creamy-but-not-too-thick consistency and bold flavor to enhance your dish.  I originally made this one as a dressing for coleslaw, but quickly realized

Healthy After-School Snack Board (Vegan + Gluten-Free + Refined Sugar-Free)

After-school hunger is real!  Be prepared to feed your crew with this easy and nutritious snack board.  You can scale the board to your kiddos' appetite and preferences.  The idea is to make healthy choices readily available and more appealing aesthetically.  This snack board allows for a wide-variety of nutrients all from plants!   I'm in love with this easy-to-pull-together healthy after-school snack board for so many reasons, mainly because it is like one big multi-vitamin by Mother Nature.  Beyond being super healthy, it just works.  What do I mean by that?  I mean it vanishes quickly and my kids just

Easy Almond Flour Crackers (vegan + grain-free + gluten-free + refined sugar-free)

I have been obsessed with Simple Mills Almond Flour Sea Salt crackers for over a year now.  I love how they taste and I love their clean ingredient list even more.  But, they are so pricey!  Right!?  I had to figure out a way to create my very own version so I could have them on demand whenever that salty crispy cracker craving hits.  After a half dozen attempts, I landed on this amazingly simple recipe that is full of wholesome ingredients: almonds, flaxseeds, avocado oil, pure maple syrup, water and flaky sea salt.  All you do is stir the

Homemade Vegan Pop-Tarts Stuffed with Raspberry Chia Jam (gluten-free, grain-free, refined sugar-free)

A nutritious make-ahead breakfast or after-school snack with a flaky, "buttery" crust and juicy, fruity inside.  You'll love how delicious they taste topped with the tart and sweet raspberries and creamy coconut butter.  They are totally kid-friendly and evoke adult nostalgia too!  Best of all, they are gluten-free, grain-free, vegan and refined sugar-free.  Yes!  This is possible (and still totally delish).  And I've got the pictures to prove it! When I think back to some of my favorite childhood special treats, pop-tarts definitely come to mind.  I loved going over to my friends' houses and snacking on them after school. 

Chia Seed Breakfast Bowls or Parfaits

A grain-free, refined sugar-free and plant-based breakfast loaded with different textures and incredible flavor.  And, best of all, I give you two ways to enjoy it: one for at home and one to-go!   I have been on a chia jam and chia pudding kick lately.  They are both no-bake, easy recipes that taste amazing and offer incredible nutritional benefits.  I started putting them together and adding creamy, nutty almond butter.  The almond butter pairs perfectly with the tart and sweet raspberry chia jam.  All that creaminess needs a crunch factor - enter the grain-free granola that I have been

Almond Pulp Strawberry Vanilla Smoothie

I often get asked for recipe ideas that utilize the leftover almond pulp that results from making homemade almond milk.  There are so many ways to use it so that it does not go to waste.  I love to use almond pulp in baked goods or to make almond meal or almond meal crackers.  I'm going to keep adding recipes like these to the site to share my ideas with you.  Today, I'm starting with the easiest of all - a smoothie that uses all the almond pulp from making one batch of homemade almond milk.  It couldn't be easier

The Best Homemade Almond Milk (+ What to Do with the Leftover Pulp!)

This is my favorite recipe for easy almond milk that is flavored with vanilla and slightly sweetened with dates.  For me, this recipe is the ideal ratio of water to almonds for the perfect level of creaminess.   This homemade almond milk is incredibly creamy, naturally sweet, refreshing and has a perfectly mild flavor that works well in many recipes.  I use almond milk in smoothies, cereal, granola, oatmeal, lattes, chia seed pudding, soups or anywhere else you would use regular milk.  Almonds offer a lot of nutrition benefits.  They are low in carbohydrates and high in protein.  They also offer a good source

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