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3 Ingredient Almond Flour Vegetable Nuggets {vegan, paleo, keto option}

Almond flour vegetable nuggets made with 3 ingredients! These vegan vegetable nuggets are paleo, keto, oil-free, grain-free, and only 35 calories each! If you happen to be a fan on my 3-ingredient almond flour cookies, I have a savory equivalent that I know you are going to love. It is equally simple, minimalist, healthy, and …

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Flourless Apple Millet Muffins {Vegan, Gluten-Free}

Flourless apple millet muffins are a delicious alternative to baked oatmeal! They are naturally vegan, gluten-free, and fruit-sweetened. Confession: I eat an average of three breakfasts. Every day. For years, I thought there was something terribly wrong with me. I’d get up, eat a healthy breakfast–for example, oatmeal, yogurt, whole grain toast with peanut butter, …

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Vegan Baked Oatmeal Cups {oil-free, GF}

Individual vegan baked oatmeal cups, made portable by baking in a muffin tin! The oatmeal cups are are vegan, gluten-free and oil-free. In an age of ever-changing “it” ingredients, I give thanks for oats. Cheap, nutritious, easy-to-find, filling, satisfying, versatile, and loved by children and adults alike, oats are tried and true. Portable oat packets, and, more …

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2-Ingredient Chickpea Flour Tortillas {vegan, grainfree}

2-ingredient chickpea flour tortillas are the best and easiest grain-free tortillas! Made with chickpea flour and flaxseed meal (plus water and optional salt). They are vegan, grain-free, oil-free, and incredibly delicious and versatile! The search for great gluten-free tortillas is over. I was born and raised in California, and have been living in Texas for …

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Vegan Gluten-Free Oat Bran Muffins {oil-free, healthy}

So-satisfying vegan gluten-free oat bran muffins made with oat bran, oat flour, applesauce & cinnamon. They are oil-free, delicious, a cinch to make, and only 110 calories each! It’s high time for muffins to make a major comeback. Forget about the greasy, overblown, sugar-laden, crumbly versions at convenience stores, coffee shops and buffet lines. I’m …

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Chocolate-Banana Teff Muffins {Gluten-Free + Vegan}

Happy Tuesday, everyone! It’s finally rain-free so it took less will-power than usual to get out the door and onto the road for a long run. Still, there’s nothing wrong with some added incentive to (quite literally) go the extra mile. For example, chocolate. I’m not kidding about these muffins providing extra stamina. Teff, an …

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3-Ingredient Teff Crackers {Gluten-Free, Vegan}

3-ingredient teff crackers are a wonder: made with whole grain teff and flaxseed meal, they are vegan, nut-free, gluten-free, and packed with great flavor and super-power nutrition! If you’re trying your darndest to avoid snacking between meals, you’re wasting your time. If you’re really serious about eating well, and feeling great amazing, you need to get …

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Lemony Arugula Walnut Spread {gluten-free, vegan}

Lemony arugula walnut spread made in minutes with white beans Loaded with superfoods, it is naturally gluten-free, grain-free and vegan.   Arugula is one of my touchstone ingredients. If it is featured on a menu, I will invariably order whatever it is on, I throw handfuls of it on pizza (even ordinary delivery versions), and …

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Millet Apricot Energy Bars {vegan, gluten-free}

5-ingredient toasted millet apricot energy bars will power you through any endeavor. They are naturally vegan and gluten-free. Millet as an Alternative to Nuts If you are need to avoid, are have an allergy to nuts, then you need to gain the acquaintance of toasted millet. Millet is humble seed, more likely found in your …

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Almond Flour Graham Crackers {vegan, grain-free, paleo}

Almond flour graham crackers that are vegan, grain-free & paleo! A perfect energizing snack or treat, they are even better than the original.   I thought I might talk about graham crackers today. Perhaps you love them as much as I do? When I was little, my mother rarely bought sweets. A die-hard Co-op shopper, …

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Pumpkin-Cranberry Protein Truffles {vegan, gluten-free, nut-free}

It strikes me as entirely unfair to put away all of the cozy favorite of November and December because the calender we choose to follow mandates that it’s a new year! Meanwhile, it’s cold, gray and a wee bit dreary, especially on the days when your socks get wet and eyelashes freeze. Hence, pumpkin, cranberry, …

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DIY Coconut Butter {vegan, keto, paleo, 2 ingredients}

DIY coconut butter is a healthy, easy-to-make, and frugal alternative to nut and seed butter! It is naturally vegan, keto, paleo and sugar-free. If you like coconut, you need to make some coconut butter. The sooner, the better. Afterwards, spread it on to everything, fingers included. What is Coconut Butter? Coconut butter is a spread …

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Healthy Roasted Carrot Hummus (No Beans)

Your new snack obsession: Healthy roasted carrot hummus, made without beans! Nutritious and delicious in one fell swoop, it is also vegan, gluten-free & Paleo. I am giddy with excitement over my new recipe: Roasted Carrot Hummus! My intent was to develop a number of recipes this week that were Halloween-y, yet healthy. All things …

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Oil-Free Crispy Roasted Chickpeas {Easy, High-Protein}

Truly crunchy oil-free crispy roasted chickpeas! A healthy high-protein snack, they can be kept plain or seasoned any way that you like with herbs and spices. Today, I ate roasted chickpeas. It’s something I’ve waited two decades to try. I have known about roasted chickpeas since I was seven years old. I was obsessed with …

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Strawberry Lemon & Greek Yogurt Fool

Happy April everyone, and in particular, April Fool’s! I can’t resist the opportunity to serve fool on fool’s day, but before I do, allow me to offer some seasonal folly to inaugurate a new month. For whatever reason (procrastination, perhaps?) I went on a mid-morning quest today, looking for April holidays pertaining to food and …

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DIY LaraBars {vegan, paleo, grain-free, gluten-free}

Apologies for this post being a few days late, but my love for LARA bars demanded several tries and multiple flavor variations before posting—I really wanted to get this as close to the real thing as possible. Whether you’ve heard of them or not, LARABARS are one of the very best energy bars on the …

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Vegan Zucchini Blender Muffins (oil-free, nut-free, GF)

Extra zucchini from the garden? Make a batch of my vegan zucchini blender muffins! They are also oil-free, gluten-free and nut-free. My little cutie came down with the flu (despite getting a flu shot), so plans are on hold for the day The combination of being up most of the night, and Nicky sleeping more …

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