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

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

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

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

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

Healthy Birthday Cake Smoothie Bowl (vegan + refined sugar-free + gluten-free)

What better way to start your special day than a nutritious birthday cake smoothie bowl.  It is refreshing, thick, creamy and tastes just like vanilla cake batter.  Yum!  This is the perfect solution for all the summer birthdays out there.   You can have fun with the toppings and get creative.  Here, I used all-natural, dye-free

Easy Raspberry Chia Jam (Refined Sugar-Free)

Homemade raspberry chia jam is simple to make and absolutely delicious.  It only requires four ingredients and a saucepan.  There is nothing complicated here at all.  Just cook down the frozen raspberries on your stovetop until they break-down and release their juices.  Then stir in chia seeds, maple syrup and a touch of vanilla extract. 

Mango Sorbet (refined sugar-free)

This mango sorbet is my favorite hot and lazy summer day dessert!  It is super creamy, perfectly sweet and oh so refreshing.  Best of all, no ice cream maker or churning needed and it takes less than 5 minutes to put together. Because the mangoes are already frozen, no further freezer time is needed.   For

Red, White and Blue Fruit Salad

This super patriotic and festive fruit salad is perfect for upcoming July 4th parties.  It is loaded with juicy watermelon, tart cherries, sweet strawberries, plump blueberries and slightly crunchy jicama stars!  I dressed it with a lime, mint and maple syrup sauce that takes it over the top in terms of deliciousness.  The sauce reminds

Dye-Free Red, White and Blue Smoothie (vegan)

This patriotic and healthy smoothie is the perfect way to start your July 4th.  The vibrant colors are super festive and will have everyone singing "I'm Proud to Be an American!" This smoothie is made with frozen riced cauliflower which I love using as a creamy, neutral base in smoothies.  It has no flavor and

Vegan, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free Frozen Lemon Bars

Creamy, tangy lemon bars are the perfect summertime frozen treat.  They are infused with bright lemon throughout and have the perfect melt-in-your-mouth texture that make it difficult to stop at just one!  I call them my little squares of sunshine!   I have been wanting to make a vegan, allergy-friendly lemon bar for some time now. 

Dole Whip (aka Vegan Pineapple Soft Serve)

This dairy-free and refined sugar-free whipped pineapple soft serve is the perfect healthy frozen treat to help cool you off on a hot and sunny day.  It is similar to the famous Dole Whip sold at Disney World that everyone waits in insanely long lines for.  It basically has celebrity status at Disney World and

Crispy Quinoa and California Avocado Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

I'm not sure where to start when describing why I love this salad so much.  Let's start with the creamy strawberry dressing.  It is addictive to the point that my two daughters were eating it plain like soup. First they were dipping California Avocado slices in it and next thing I know they were spooning it directly