GF Snickerdoodle Cookies ~ Allergy-Friendly Options
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GF Snickerdoodle Cookies ~ Allergy-Friendly Options

Gluten-free and non-gluten-free cookie lovers will gobble up these GF Snickerdoodle Cookies in record time.  Soft crinkles on top of a delicious tender cookie. And you can even make them dairy, soy, nut, and egg-free without losing one single ounce of flavor or tenderness. Weight watcher points plus can count each cookie at 4 points…

Chocolate Nut Butter Banana Bites
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Chocolate Nut Butter Banana Bites

I’m pretty sure Chocolate Nut Butter Banana Bites are going to amaze you. They are so similar to eating a chocolate covered ice cream bon bon you might not know the difference. I say that because my husband is a huge ice cream fan, and when he tried one of these chocolate nut butter banana…

Chocolate Fudgy Protein Bars ~ Gluten free & plant based
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Chocolate Fudgy Protein Bars ~ Gluten free & plant based

Fellow chocolate lovers, you are in luck! This Chocolate Fudgy Protein Bar is the cat’s meow and so far everyone that’s tried it agrees.   Truth ~ I only got two pieces out of the first pan I made, my husband ate the entire remaining pieces in less than 24 hours. So, of course, I…

Cashew-Lemon Basil Pesto ~ Gluten-free & plant-based
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Cashew-Lemon Basil Pesto ~ Gluten-free & plant-based

If you like to try new recipes Cashew-Lemon Basil Pesto would be my first suggestion. First of all, it’s easy, and who doesn’t like easy dinner ideas right?  I started eating pesto a couple of years ago and I am not stopping any time soon. There is just something about the basil flavor that makes…

Chunky GF Blueberry Granola ~ Sweet & crunchy
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Chunky GF Blueberry Granola ~ Sweet & crunchy

This chunky gluten-free blueberry granola vanishes from our kitchen like fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies. Well, almost… I gobble up dried blueberries like no one I know.  Dried blueberries (and cherries) are like candy to me. I like them in my cold cereal, my smoothie bowls, trail mix, cookies, and quick bread or just by the handful.  …

Fresh Pesto ~ Less Fat Recipe
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Fresh Pesto ~ Less Fat Recipe

Pesto is a fairly new favorite food of mine. I keep about 3 basil plants growing in my kitchen year-round because we eat it so often.  Growing basil inside is almost too easy. I just keep my plants sitting in a sunny spot and water them every single day. The full leaves remind me it’s time…

Easy Broccoli Soup ~ Vegan, gluten & dairy-free options
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Easy Broccoli Soup ~ Vegan, gluten & dairy-free options

  Not only is this broccoli soup easy, but it’s also really really good! I made it for the first time on Christmas Eve a few years ago. I decided I needed to try something different and it was a huge hit! I’ve made it many times since then. I like it best served with sandwiches….

Gluten Free Banana, Pumpkin & Oat Waffles
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Gluten Free Banana, Pumpkin & Oat Waffles

Since I really like my Quinoa & Oat Banana waffle recipe, I thought why not add pumpkin to that recipe along with some additional spices. I’ve been in the mood for some pumpkin waffles but I didn’t want to add eggs, fat, or sugar. I am happy with the results of these banana, pumpkin &…

Perfectly Roasted Squash & Brussels Sprouts
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Perfectly Roasted Squash & Brussels Sprouts

  Roasting vegetables is a great way to introduce your kids to these super healthy vegetables. My daughter made roasted butternut squash and Brussels sprouts for us over Thanksgiving break a few years ago and we all loved them! I’ve been roasting them ever since! Season as you like, we prefer McCormick Grill Mates Montreal Steak…

Fresh Mango Salsa ~ Two different versions
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Fresh Mango Salsa ~ Two different versions

You are right where you need to be if you love fresh mango salsa! Not too sweet…not too spicy. What a treat this salsa is…and a nice variation from the traditional salsa we normally eat on a daily basis. We are serious salsa lovers in this house! As many of you may know, my husband…