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Oct 12, 2014
This recipe is so fast and so simple–just six ingredients and no complicated steps or clean-up. Although they aren’t as healthy as some of my other cookie recipes–they do have quite a bit of fat from the almond butter and they do have coconut sugar–they are still “healthier” than a standard cookie. They are higher in protein and have a lower glycemic...
Mar 20, 2014
I’ll be making an effort to post more gluten-free recipes. I’m dealing with some thyroid issues and one of the recommendations has been to cut dietary gluten. No worries, though! As I’ve learned since cutting dairy, eggs, and red meat–it’s not about what you can’t eat, it’s about what you can eat. And in my case, there is absolutely no sense of...
Apr 11, 2013
The muffin is such a perfect medium for food delivery–small, portable, and packs a lot of punch in a few bites. This one was inspired by two things: some wilting green onions and baby spinach in my fridge, and those cheesy biscuits at Red Lobster. It’s a little less healthy than my normal fare due to the oil and vegan cheese shreds, but it’s still pretty healthy...
Feb 9, 2013
Imagine my surprise when I received an email from my daughter’s preschool teacher informing me that “Meat Day” was approaching and students would be offered a variety of different types of meat to sample, and since my daughter wouldn’t be eating it, would I please send in a snack for her that day? She continued on by stating that she had no idea what we ate in...
Aug 22, 2012
I know, I know–another muffin recipe! I can’t help it–I love muffins and so do my kids. I think they’re great because they fill in where otherwise I would offer some highly processed food, like Fig Newtons. When I bake muffins, I control all the ingredients and am able to pack in fruits and veggies. This recipe uses a ton of zucchini and several bananas and makes a big...
Aug 3, 2012
A great recipe to use up an apple that’s past its crunchy prime! These are incredibly moist and delicious, full of apple flavor from the applesauce and chopped apples. These whole food muffins derive their sweetness from dates, blackstrap molasses, and apples–NO refined sugar! Healthy food can taste amazing and decadent, and these muffins prove it!
Whole Food Sweet Apple-Oat Muffins...
May 31, 2012
The longer my family lives a plant-based lifestyle, the more committed I become to eliminating processed and refined food. As I’ve previously posted, I am constantly tweaking recipes to see if I can make them a wee bit healthier. One of the easiest ways is to replace the sugar with dates. I mentioned some of my successes in my The Sugar Problem: What’s the Sweet Solution? post. The...
May 16, 2012
A delightful treat at breakfast or anytime, these muffins are perfect drizzled with pure maple syrup. My husband decided these taste just like pancakes. The recipe is adapted from the Happy Herbivore’s French Toast Muffins.
Cinnamon-Maple Muffins (Pancake Muffins) Print Author: Super Veggie Mom Recipe type: Muffin Ingredients 1 + ¾ cups whole wheat flour 1 tbsp baking...
Apr 21, 2012
I made a new nut butter recipe today, and while telling my husband about it, he commented, “Wow, you’ve been trying a lot of different nut butters…if there are all these different options, why do people always eat plain old peanut butter? And are there health benefits to eating other nut butters?” The answer to his second question is easy–different nuts...
Apr 17, 2012
I’m not a huge cauliflower fan, so I was totally shocked by how much I love these little bites of tastiness! I think I consumed about half a head of cauliflower myself. I liked these by themselves, but my daughter liked them dipped in ketchup. The prep is crazy-easy. The nutritional yeast imparts a “cheesy,” rich flavor and tons of added nutrition. For those not familiar with it,...
Mar 27, 2012
I loooove me some avocados, so of course I jumped on this salsa recipe when I spotted it on Pinterest. It’s fast, easy, and mild. It’s also, of course, very yummy! It does, however, make a lot of salsa and I’m not sure how well it will keep because of the avocado, so I would probably save this recipe for potlucks or parties.
Avocado-Black Bean Salsa Print Avocado-Black...
Mar 27, 2012
What a delightfully sneaky way to get my kids to eat banana (they’re on a strike) and zucchini! The veggies are nearly undetectable in this chocolatey, moist, mildly sweet muffin. The chocolate chips make it feel like a dessert, too!
This recipe is from the original Happy Herbivore Cookbook.
Chocolate-Zucchini-Banana Muffins Print Recipe type: Muffin Ingredients 1 + ¼ cups...