Snacks 21 results
  • Gluten-Free and Vegan Oreo Cookies (and cupcakes)

    This recipe for gluten-free, dairy-free, and egg-free Oreo Cookies has been sitting here for a few weeks, alas, the end of Summer was so full for us and the first few weeks of school have been the same. My days consist of running kids to and from school, playing Lego when they are home, studying anatomy and physiology whenever I can, and running a whole foods kitchen! It’s a fabulous life, and I wouldn’t change it for the world. Now back to these cookies – the perfect after ...
  • Summer Holidays & Vanilla Cashew Pudding with Raspberries

    It’s so important for me to make sure my kids have a blast this Summer. And as you can see, we’re doing the best we can!  I believe in making the most of Summer (actually, we should make the most of every day). We’re also staying cool eating lots of homemade ice cream (have you seen The Spunky Coconut’s new Dairy-Free Ice Cream Cookbook!?) and homemade popsicles. Who says dairy-free living can’t be delicious? We’ve learned how to satisfy our creamy cravings with ...
  • Savory Gluten-Free Crackers

    I think most of you know what a few of my favorite things are: cookies, muffins, smoothies, and pumpkin seed flour! I’m slightly obsessed with it lately, but that’s a good thing. Pumpkin seed flour is a super nutritious way to get some vitamins and minerals from your diet. You must use raw pumpkin seeds though! Roasted pumpkin seeds don’t have the same oil content, or the same nutritional value. This recipe for gluten-free crackers was born for a good cause. My friend Tess from ...
  • Omega 3 White Bean Dip

    I like bean dips because you can sneak all sorts of goodies into your food processor and end up with a protein-boost. It’s fabulous. Plus, my kids love to dip! When I’m feeling a little lazy, it’s so easy to grab a can of beans and whip up a nutritious bean dip. It’s also really easy to use some leftover cooked beans to make a dip. I added some hemp hearts to this bean dip recipe so I could up the amount of heart-healthy omega 3's.  They help reduce cholesterol and lower your ...
  • Nut-Free Granola Bars

    It’s maple syrup season in these parts and I am making the most of it.  How can we not when the stuff is flowing from the trees, begging us to use it! As you know, I’m in love with pumpkin seed flour so naturally I had to try my hand at a nut-free granola bar recipe. Pumpkin seeds feature prominently in this recipe, and why not?  They’re naturally high in iron, magnesium, and zinc; all are essential minerals for women’s health and wellness. Honestly, you’d never ...
  • Cookie Dough Milkshake – Swap Your Sweeteners

    Welcome to the third installment of New Year, New You! Hallie of Daily Bites and Lexie of Lexie's Kitchen have organized an inspirational blogging event with the goal of encouraging all of us to Take the Pure Living Plunge! What does Pure Living mean? For me pure living refers to eating whole foods and nutritious foods. Pure living also means eating foods that keep your body clean, and make you feel your very best. Pete and I spent most of 2011 taking the pure living plunge, and ...
  • Pumpkin and Pear Streusel Muffins

    I’ve been on a major pumpkin kick lately.  It seems I just can’t get enough of pumpkin.  And since it’s pumpkin season, it seems to be the one vegetable on everyone’s mind (or is it a fruit?). Pumpkin is jam-packed with vitamins, nutrients and anti-oxidants.  Not to mention it’s low in calories.  Sounds like a perfect veggie to add to just about anything!     This is a perfect Fall muffin.  When I first created it, Bartlett pears were at their peak.  If ...
  • Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

    As most of you know, I love my afternoon smoothies. Creamy, delicious, date-sweetened heaven. Lately I’ve been drinking lots of these, but it’s time for a change. Enter the Pumpkin Pie Smoothie. Play around with the flavors. Feel free to add some nutmeg, or use a pumpkin pie spice mix. I’m not a lover of nutmeg so I didn’t add any. Pumpkin Pie Smoothie 3 dates, pitted and soaked 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (any non-dairy milk will do) 1 teaspoon vanilla ¾ teaspoon ...
  • Easy Sweet Potato & Chickpea Spread

    I’ve been reading Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s books Disease-Proof Your Child: Feeding Kids Right and Eat To Live. Pete and I love Dr. Fuhrman’s philosophy on food, so we’ve taken his words and implemented them into our diet. Basically: eat more greens, veggies, and legumes. I’m down with that! Speaking of legumes, we’ve recently won our five-year old over to the chickpea side. Woo hoo! He loves to nibble on chickpeas. He loves to dip his crackers and veggies in hummus. ...