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Sweet Cinnamon Glazed Pecans Recipe

Cinnamon Sugar “Churro” Glazed Pecans – Easy Stovetop Candied Pecans! Candied pecans are a classic holiday treat, but they’re rarely vegan-friendly and need almost an hour or more in the oven. Luckily, this lightened-up cinnamon glazed pecans recipe requires no oil, no egg whites, and NO oven—just the stovetop! Traditionally, candied pecans need egg whites […]

Sweet Apple Pie Dip with Cinnamon Chips

Easy Holiday Party Appetizer: Apple Pie Dip & Cinnamon Sugar Tortilla Chips! Nothing beats chips and dip when you’re feeling snack-y. For the holidays, try a sweeter twist on the classic duo: apple pie dip with cinnamon sugar tortilla chips! A lighter, healthier treat to serve as a holiday party appetizer, or a fun after-school […]

Pumpkin Pie Wontons with Cream Cheese Filling

Baked Pumpkin Pie Wontons – Healthy Holiday Appetizer for a Crowd! These adorable baked pumpkin pie wontons taste like crispy, bite-sized pie pockets! Sweet pumpkin and salty cream cheese make for a festive, heavenly filling, all wrapped up in a savory wonton wrapper. A lighter Christmas dessert that’s low in sugar, rich in flavor, and […]

Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole with Oatmeal Topping

Instead of Marshmallows, Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecans & Oatmeal Topping! For this healthy sweet potato casserole, I’ve lightened up the traditional recipe by using mashed bananas for natural sweetness! I love the fruity flavor they bring to this fluffy mash and the nutty, crunchy topping. Plus, I don’t have to add ANY sugar […]

Marbled Root Vegetable Mash Recipe

Root Vegetable Mash: Parsnip Turnip Potato Mash, Swirled with Carrot & Sweet Potato Mash! Upgrade your old-school mashed potatoes and try this wholesome root vegetable mash at Thanksgiving! Adding root vegetables like parsnips, rutabaga, and carrots to the mix makes this mash extra nutritious AND colorful. Plus, this marbled mash pairs sweeter AND savory varieties […]

Bacon & Sweet Potato Baked Hush Puppies

Healthy Baked Hush Puppies – Thanksgiving Appetizer Ideas! Bring some bite-sized comfort to Thanksgiving with these scrumptious bacon and sweet potato BAKED hush puppies! No deep fryer needed—but they’re still filled with the nostalgic homestyle flavor and mouthfeel that I love. Buttery yet light, ultra-savory, and with just enough natural sweetness! For the base of […]

Parmesan Russet & Sweet Potato Stacks

Russet & Sweet Potato Stacks – Easy & Healthy Thanksgiving Appetizers! These gorgeous Parmesan russet and sweet potato stacks are like fun-sized, health-ified potato gratin—on a stick! Using russet potatoes AND sweet potatoes adds more fun color and wholesome nutrients. Plus, it’s an irresistible savory-sweet flavor combination! If you’re looking for Thanksgiving appetizer ideas, these […]

Vegetable Witch Fingers Halloween Treats

Almond Stuffed Celery Sticks – Spooky Witch Fingers Halloween Treats! Try this crunchier, creepier version of ants-on-a-log for Halloween: spooky witch fingers! A.k.a. almond stuffed celery sticks—an awesome option for healthy Halloween snacks for kids. Simply fill celery ‘fingers’ with the nut or seed butter of your choice, and use whole almonds as ‘fingernails.’ You […]

Goblin Guacamole Halloween Eyeballs Snacks

Tomato, Olive & Guacamole Halloween Eyeballs – Healthy Halloween Party Snacks! Balance out the candy craze with healthy Halloween treats that are fun and festive instead of sugary and sweet! These goblin guacamole Halloween eyeballs snacks are healthy enough to eat ANY day of the year. Colorful, slightly creepy, and so easy to make! They’re […]

Gluten Free Pumpkin Cornbread Recipe

Pumpkin Cornbread – Healthy Side Dish for Thanksgiving! When savory cornbread meets sweet pumpkin, you’ve got a holiday treat that can’t be beat! This pumpkin cornbread has just a hint of creamy sweetness from the pumpkin puree, which also helps to keep the texture nice and moist. But, if you’re a cornbread purist, don’t worry. […]

Healthy Pumpkin Pie Dip | Low Sugar & Vegan Option

Pumpkin Pie Dip without Cream Cheese – Healthy Holiday Party Recipe! Fall is the time for pumpkin EVERYTHING—why not pumpkin pie in dippable form?! With a few simple ingredients, you can create the crave-able flavor and indulgent creaminess of pumpkin pie. But, without the refined sugars and with loads of wholesome nutrients! Between the pumpkin […]

Crispy Vegan Baked Falafel | Healthy Falafel Recipe

Vegan Baked Falafel – How to Make Falafel in the Oven! You can enjoy warm, flavorful, crispy falafel…WITHOUT frying or deep-frying! This recipe for vegan baked falafel is SO tasty and flavorful, thanks to the fresh parsley and cilantro. Seriously, you really won’t believe how satisfyingly crispy and crunchy this healthy falafel becomes just from […]

Indian Tomato and Onion Salad | Vegan & Whole30

Simple Indian Tomato and Onion Salad with Cucumber One of the BEST things about salads is that they’re simple—but they don’t have to be boring. With only a few seasonings and some fresh cilantro, this Indian tomato and onion salad is bursting with fun, fresh flavors. And, it’s even got a satisfying crunch from the […]

Indian Spiced Sauteed Spinach (Saag) | Vegan & Whole30

Indian Spiced Sauteed Spinach with Garlic, Ginger & Mustard Seeds Sauteed spinach is a classic Indian side dish, often called ‘saag.’ And spinach, like other leafy greens, acts like a flavor sponge and soaks up all of the delicious spices in this Indian spiced sauteed spinach recipe! Plus, fresh ginger and whole yellow mustard seeds […]

Easy Fajita Veggies Recipe | Vegan & Whole30

Simple Fajita Veggies for Tacos, Burrito Bowls & Salads – How to Cook Fajita Veggies No cast iron skillet? No problem! Making tender, flavorful fajita veggies doesn’t have to be complicated. Just grab whichever skillet or sauté pan that you have, some veggies, and whichever seasonings you like! The key here is to give your […]

Homemade Corn Tortillas – 3 Ingredients & Gluten Free!

Homemade Corn Tortillas – Only 3 Ingredients! Ditch the refined, ultra-processed, store-bought tortillas and make your own! This homemade corn tortillas recipe is so simple, they’re so fun to make, and they’re totally gluten-free. If you have kids and they enjoy getting in the kitchen, this is a great recipe to make together! Plus, these […]

Cauliflower Vegan Queso Recipe

Vegan Queso Recipe – Cauliflower Based & Nut Free! If it seems like EVERY vegan cheese or vegan queso recipe uses cashews or nuts as a base, that’s because just about all of them do… But, what if you live a vegan and nut-free lifestyle?? Instead, try this delicious vegan queso recipe made with CAULIFLOWER! For one […]

Watermelon Jello Slices | 3 Ingredient Summer Party Snack

3-Ingredient Watermelon Jello Slices Made with REAL Watermelon With a bit of gelatin, homemade watermelon juice, and some hollowed out limes, you can make a colorful, refreshing summer party snack! These watermelon jello slices are full of fun flavor and made with REAL watermelon. Plus, they’re so simple! To make these watermelon jello slices, simply […]

Easy Gluten Free Pita Bread Recipe

Simple, Clean, Gluten Free Pita Bread Recipe – Only 6 Ingredients! With just a few basic ingredients, you can make this vegan, gluten free pita bread recipe! And, this homemade pita bread requires NO yeast, for even easier preparation. Plus, you don’t have to worry about any additives or artificial ingredients like you’ll find in […]

Savory Sweet Potato Mash | Whole30 & Paleo

Herby, Savory Sweet Potato Mash – How to Make Sweet Potato Mash There are SO many ways to enjoy sweet potato besides the classic Thanksgiving casserole. Ditch the cinnamon and sugar and try sweet potato in this SAVORY sweet potato mash! It has hints of natural sweetness, with a nutty, herby flavor. And, it’s deliciously […]

Homemade Tempeh Bacon Recipe | Vegan & Low Carb

How to Make Tempeh Bacon – Vegan Bacon Recipe! VEGAN BACON?!? It may sound too good, but it’s totally true! Not pork or turkey bacon (obviously), but tempeh bacon. If you’ve never had it, tempeh is a just fermented soy product—that’s sturdy enough to slice and sear until crispy! And, it’s a great plant-based low carb […]