The Healthy Family and Home https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com Clean Eating Recipes and Natural Living Fri, 19 Jan 2018 03:07:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.5 https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/cropped-2016-favicon2-32x32.png The Healthy Family and Home https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com 32 32 34896876 Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cups https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/gluten-free-vegan-chocolate-chip-peanut-butter-cups/ https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/gluten-free-vegan-chocolate-chip-peanut-butter-cups/#respond Thu, 18 Jan 2018 19:27:06 +0000 https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/?p=28780 These Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cups can be made in about 5 minutes with only 4 ingredients and they take peanut butter cups to another level! I got the idea to make them while standing in line at Target one day.  Glancing over at the candy bar section in the checkout line, I...]]>

Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cups | The Healthy Family and Home

These Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cups can be made in about 5 minutes with only 4 ingredients and they take peanut butter cups to another level!

I got the idea to make them while standing in line at Target one day.  Glancing over at the candy bar section in the checkout line, I noticed this Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup product I had never seen before:

 

 

After I saw it, I thought how easy it would be to add chocolate chips to my Healthy Peanut Butter Cup recipe, so that’s what I did.  Never mind that I just looked back at the photo above and realized they are actually tiny pieces of cookies and not chocolate chips 🙁

But it’s ok, because they are really, really good with the chocolate chips and they still have a nice crunch to them!

It’s the same recipe as my Healthy Peanut Butter Cup recipe with the addition of mini-chocolate chips.  So it’s still really easy to make and only needs just a few ingredients.  I love to use these easy silicone muffin cups – they pop right out, are reusable and easy to clean.

It you take a look at the ingredient list for the store-bought product shown above, you can see that it’s not good:

 

S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) Reese’s Crunchy Cookie Peanut Butter Cups Ingredients:

Ingredients: Milk Chocolate (Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Chocolate, Nonfat Milk, Milk Fat, Lactose, Soy Lecithin, PGPR), Peanuts, Sugar, Dextrose, Cornstarch, Salt, Cocoa Processed with Alkali, Vegetable Oil (Canola Oil, Palm Oil, Palm Kernel Oil), Modified Cornstarch, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Soy Lecithin, Artificial Flavor, TBHQ (Preservative), Citric Acid

 

It contains refined sugar (including high fructose corn syrup), preservatives and GMO ingredients (soy, corn).  And it’s also not vegan (milk).

But you don’t have to worry about any of the bad ingredients shown above, or GMO’s, because this version is made with clean, real food ingredients and is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, no-cook and contains no refined sugar.

Want more healthy dessert recipes? Check out Gluten-Free Vegan Cashew Butter Cups, Crispy Peanut Butter Protein Cups, Pumpkin Nut Butter Cups or my Clean Eating Cookbook with 3 entire chapters of healthy, clean eating recipes just like this one that you will love!

 

Feel Good About What You Eat | The Healthy Family and Home

5 Fast Facts About Peanuts (Peanut Butter):*

  • excellent source of vitamin E
  • high in folate
  • contains tryptophan which helps fight depression
  • good source of fiber
  • excellent source of vegan protein

5 Fast Facts About Maple Syrup:*

  • contains manganese and zinc
  • super high in anti-oxidants
  • helps with inflammation
  • 1/4 cup contains more calcium than the same amount of milk
  • 1/4 cup contains more potassium than a banana

5 Fast Facts About Coconut Oil:*

  • super high in lauric acid
  • rich in antioxidants
  • contains natural microbial and anti-bacterial agents
  • helps to improve metabolism
  • improves cholesterol levels

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cups | The Healthy Family and Home

 

Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cups

Prep

Inactive

Total

Yield 4 servings

Vegan / Gluten-Free / Dairy-Free / Soy-Free / No Refined Sugar

Ingredients

For the peanut butter bottoms:

For the add-in:

For the chocolate topping:

Instructions

Prepare the peanut butter bottoms:

  1. Add all ingredients for the peanut butter bottoms to a small bowl and stir until it’s creamy and smooth.
  2. Stir in the add-in chocolate chips until they are evenly distributed.
  3. Divide the peanut butter bottom mixture evenly between (4) standard size muffin cups.  Set aside.

Prepare the chocolate topping:

  1. Add all ingredients for the chocolate topping to a small saucepan and melt on lowest heat until it’s creamy and smooth.  
  2. Divide the chocolate topping mixture evenly between the (4) muffin cups and add it on top of the peanut butter bottoms.

Assembly:

  1. Transfer the muffin cups to the freezer for approximately 30-60 minutes, or until they harden.
  2. When ready to serve, set the on the counter top for about 5 minutes so they can soften slightly.
  3. Store in an air-tight BPA-free container in the refrigerator or freezer until ready to serve because they will get soft if left out at room temperature.
  4. Enjoy!

Notes

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Creative Commons License  The recipe and photographs for “Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cups” by Karielyn Tillman of The Healthy Family and Home website are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives 4.0 International License and cannot be used without my written permission.

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LOVIDIA Hunger Control Formula Review https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/lovidia-hunger-control-formula-review/ https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/lovidia-hunger-control-formula-review/#respond Tue, 09 Jan 2018 17:26:04 +0000 https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/?p=29437 This is a Sponsored Post by LOVIDIA.  Thank you for supporting the brands that make this website possible! It’s the beginning of a New Year and if you’re like me, your email inbox is inundated with subject lines about “New Year’s Resolutions”, “Getting Back on Track”, etc. etc. etc. But for me, January 1 is...]]>

Lovidia Hunger Control Formula Review | The Healthy Family and Home

This is a Sponsored Post by LOVIDIA.  Thank you for supporting the brands that make this website possible!


It’s the beginning of a New Year and if you’re like me, your email inbox is inundated with subject lines about “New Year’s Resolutions”, “Getting Back on Track”, etc. etc. etc.

But for me, January 1 is just another day on the calendar.  Controlling my hunger is something I struggle with 365 days a year and I don’t need the beginning of a New Year to remind me that I need to get it under control (#thestruggleisreal).

I have a problem with “mindless” eating and snacking between meals, even when I’m not really hungry or in times of high stress or even when I’m bored.  Even emotional eating sometimes.  And even though I don’t necessarily eat “bad” food (like 3 bags of chips and a pint of ice cream in one sitting), I do eat excessive and unnecessary calories than I need to stay my ideal weight.

Daily recipe creation and testing doesn’t help either 🙁

That’s why I was so intrigued when I learned about the natural and safe dietary supplement – LOVIDIA Hunger Control Formula.

When I read the words “dietary supplement”, it immediately brought me back to the days of the over-the-counter diet pills that contained caffeine, made you jittery and made you feel like your heart was about to jump out of your chest.  Then I cringed when I thought of what the ingredient list might look like…fillers, artificial colors and warning labels. And I definitely wasn’t going to go there.

But – I was pleasantly surprised after researching the LOVIDIA supplement and that’s why I want to share it with you today.

One of the first things I looked at when reviewing information about the LOVIDIA product (right after reviewing the ingredient list) is their philosophy and mission statement regarding the supplement.  I was so relieved to discover that they held the same line of thinking that I did on the subject of taking weight loss aids and/or supplements:

 

THERE ARE NO MAGIC PILLS FOR LOSING WEIGHT.

 

That’s exactly what LOVIDIA explains on their website and in their product material and that, in my opinion, is excellent advice.  They do not claim that by taking their supplement, you will magically lose weight.

Instead, they show you how you can control your hunger (and thus lose weight by consuming less calories) with the LOVIDIA appetite suppressant and by being “Food Smart”, but also what else you need to do to successfully make weight loss happen:

  • control hunger (via science and Lovidia)
  • nutrition (via healthy food choices)
  • exercise
  • coaching
  • support

Lovidia Hunger Control Review | The Healthy Family and Home

 

 

what makes lovidia different?

There may be other hunger control or appetite suppressants on the market, but what makes LOVIDIA different and one that I would personally use and support?

It’s because it contains a natural blend of ingredients like stevia leaf extract, L-glutamine, L-leucine, lysine, hydrochloride and pomegranate fruit extract.  It’s also vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, non-GMO and non-caloric.  These are things that are important to me as I’m “that person” who reads labels on ~everything~.

And, the ingredients in LOVIDIA have been clinically tested in multiple double-blind, placebo controlled studies and have been shown to be both safe and effective.

 

 

how does lovidia work?

Now let’s talk about the “science” behind LOVIDIA.

First, LOVIDIA is not a drug and it doesn’t come with a long list of unpleasant and possibly dangerous side effects that are normally found in similar products like caffeine (and other stimulants) fat blockers or diuretics.  The ingredients used in LOVIDIA’s proprietary hunger-control formula contain only natural GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) ingredients which will not cause jitters or other unpleasant side effects typically associated with weight-loss products.

Secondly, LOVIDIA is a patented formula that uses Gut Sensory Modulation (GSM) to reduce hunger…aka “Control Hunger with Science“.

In the simplest terms, LOVIDIA helps you stay satisfied with fewer calories, making you feel as though you’ve eaten more than you have.  This allows you to reduce the amount of food you eat without feeling hungry.  When you can cut calories without feeling hungry, it’s easier to lose weight.

And, here’s a really short video that explains it very simply:

 

 

 

how do i use lovidia?

It’s really easy.  Just take one LOVIDIA tablet 1-2 hours (with a full glass of water) before a meal or when you feel hunger cravings are at their strongest as an effective appetite suppressant.

Using LOVIDIA is very flexible too.  You can determine the best time to take LOVIDIA based on your current eating patterns.  For example, some people eat a light breakfast, a small lunch, a large dinner and a late night snack.  For this eating pattern, LOVIDIA would recommend taking a supplement in the late afternoon, before dinner.

For me, my biggest meal of the day is typically lunch, so I took mine before my lunch meal.

Another example is if you had a big event, company sponsored lunch, or occasion when you knew you would be eating an out of the ordinary meal for lunch, you would want to take LOVIDIA in the morning, before the meal.

You can use it as a tool for support prior to your typical times of cravings or before larger meals or events.

 

 

support = success!

 

Lovidia Phone App | The Healthy Family and Home

LOVIDIA doesn’t just sell you a supplement…they are there to support you with “The LOVIDIA Way”.  You can download a really helpful app that helps you to be a healthier you and to keep track and stay on top of everything with the following features:

  • your own personal LOVIDIA profile
  • customize your experience
  • test your health knowledge
  • stay on track with the “LOVIDIA Tracker”
  • provide LOVIDIA with instant feedback
  • track your weight and calculate your BMI
  • healthy recipes to keep you going
  • track calories burned and consumed – coming soon!

 

 

where can I buy lovidia?

 

Lovidia Hunger Control Formula Review | The Healthy Family and Home

If you’re ready to try something different, something that’s been clinically tested to be safe and effective, uses a natural blend of ingredients, and a supplement based on the patented science of Gut Sensory Modulation (GSM), then try losing weight the healthy way – The LOVIDIA Way!

You can purchase LOVIDIA direclty from their website at www.lovidia.com, and, I have a special discount code for THFH community to get 20% off your order using this code:

 

“TheHealthyFamilyandHome20”

 

Make sure you check out LOVIDIA’s social media accounts for more information and to stay up-to-date: Facebook, TwitterInstagram and YouTube.

 

 

Disclosures:

This is a Sponsored Post by LOVIDIA.  I received product to test and review and was compensated for my time.  This includes exchanging money for links, or posts that contain links; exchanging goods or services for links; or sending someone a “free” product in exchange for them writing about it and including a link.  All opinions and comments are my own.  Thank you for supporting the brands that make this website possible.

“These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.”

“Results vary based on program adherence.  In the LOVIDIA Way study, average weight loss was 13.6 pounds and waist circumference reduction was 2.7 inches.”

 

 

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Gluten-Free Vegan Mixed Berry Protein Smoothie Bowl https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/gluten-free-vegan-mixed-berry-protein-smoothie-bowl/ https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/gluten-free-vegan-mixed-berry-protein-smoothie-bowl/#respond Tue, 02 Jan 2018 19:00:27 +0000 http://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/?p=29226 If you’re getting tired of drinking smoothies in the morning, try my Gluten-Free Vegan Mixed Berry Protein Smoothie bowl for a change of pace. Smoothies are a breakfast favorite in our house in the mornings because they are quick and easy and can even be taken on-the-go.  I send my husband with a smoothie in...]]>

Gluten-Free Vegan Mixed Berry Protein Smoothie Bowl | The Healthy Family and Home

If you’re getting tired of drinking smoothies in the morning, try my Gluten-Free Vegan Mixed Berry Protein Smoothie bowl for a change of pace.

Smoothies are a breakfast favorite in our house in the mornings because they are quick and easy and can even be taken on-the-go.  I send my husband with a smoothie in one of these handy blender shaker bottles every morning for his ride to work.

But for me, sometimes I like to slow down and enjoy my smoothie as a “smoothie bowl”, which is just a thicker version of a smoothie that you can enjoy in a bowl with a spoon instead of a smoothie cup.

It can be made just as quick as a regular smoothie in a Vitamix or food processor and you can customize it to whatever fruit or toppings you have on hand or feel like at the time.

For this particular recipe, I used frozen organic bananas and organic mixed berries.  I had a huge 3-pound bag of organic mixed berries (raspberries, blueberries and blackberries) which I love because they aren’t overly sweet.

The frozen banana gives it an almost soft-serve “ice cream” type texture which makes it seem more like a dessert than breakfast!

This healthy recipe is raw, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, paleo-friendly and contains no refined sugar.

Want more healthy breakfast recipes? Check out Pro-Matcha Banana and Avocado Smoothie Bowl, Dark Cherry and Acai Berry Smoothie Bowl, Classic Acai Berry Smoothie Bowl or my Clean Eating Cookbook with over 140 healthy, clean eating recipes just like this one that you will love!

 

Feel Good About What You Eat | The Healthy Family and Home

5 Fast Facts About Bananas:*

  • high levels of trytophan to help combat depression
  • aids in weight loss
  • strengthens the immune system
  • high in fiber and potassium
  • helps to lower blood pressure

5 Fast Facts About Raspberries:*

  • high in antioxidants
  • anti-cancer benefits
  • good source of dietary fiber
  • high ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) value of 4,900 per 100 g
  • excellent source of vitamin C at 47% RDA

5 Fast Facts About Blueberries:*

  • packed with vitamin C at 25% RDA
  • excellent source of dietary fiber
  • high in anti-oxidants
  • help to boost immunity
  • can enhance brain health and improve memory

5 Fast Facts About Blackberries:*

  • 1 cup contains 35% dv of vitamin C
  • 1 cup contains 20% dv of fiber
  • excellent source of anti-oxidants
  • contains anti-cancer properties
  • contains 36% dv vitamin K

5 Fast Facts About Almonds (Almond Milk):*

  • helps to regulate cholesterol and blood pressure
  • energy booster
  • loaded with calcium and fiber
  • 1/4 cup contains 8 grams of vegan protein
  • high in anti-oxidants

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

Gluten-Free Vegan Mixed Berry Protein Smoothie Bowl | The Healthy Family and Home

 

Gluten-Free Vegan Mixed Berry Protein Smoothie Bowl

Prep

Total

Yield 2 servings

Vegan / Gluten-Free / Dairy-Free / Soy-Free / Paleo-Friendly / No Refined Sugar

Ingredients

*or your favorite vanilla raw or vegan or lectin-free or paleo protein powder

Instructions

Advanced Preparation:  Peel and slice two organic bananas and freeze overnight in an air tight BPA-free container.

  • Add all ingredients to a food processor or Vitamix (using the tamper, if needed) and process until well blended and smooth.
  • If it’s too thick, add 1 tablespoon of almond milk at a time until it gets to the consistency of your preference.
  • Optional: Top with extra mixed berries
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Get all your organic ingredients delivered straight to your door at up to 25 – 50% off retail by cutting out the middleman and retail markups with a Thrive Market Membership and save 15% off on your first order.

 

Creative Commons License  The recipe and photographs for “Gluten-Free Vegan Mixed Berry Protein Smoothie Bowl” by Karielyn Tillman of The Healthy Family and Home website are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives 4.0 International License and cannot be used without my written permission.

Recipe Roundups: Food Bloggers are always welcome to use a photo and a link back to my original post to share on recipe roundups without requesting permission.

 

Affiliate Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. This means that if you were to make a purchase through one of these links, “The Healthy Family and Home” website would receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.

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Lectin-Free Vegan Basil and Artichoke Shirataki Fettuccine Pasta https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/lectin-free-vegan-basil-and-artichoke-shirataki-fettuccine-pasta/ https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/lectin-free-vegan-basil-and-artichoke-shirataki-fettuccine-pasta/#comments Fri, 29 Dec 2017 19:00:36 +0000 https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/?p=28635 This Lectin-Free Vegan Basil and Artichoke Shirataki Fettuccine Pasta recipe is a treat for anyone following a lectin-free and vegan diet who also misses traditional comfort food meals. I created it in an attempt to find a lectin-free substitute for cashews that’s normally used in creamy vegan sauces.  I’ve made many, many, many vegan sauces,...]]>

Lectin-Free Vegan Artichoke and Basil Shirtaki Fettuccine Pasta | The Healthy Family and Home

This Lectin-Free Vegan Basil and Artichoke Shirataki Fettuccine Pasta recipe is a treat for anyone following a lectin-free and vegan diet who also misses traditional comfort food meals.

I created it in an attempt to find a lectin-free substitute for cashews that’s normally used in creamy vegan sauces.  I’ve made many, many, many vegan sauces, vegan cheeses, vegan dips, vegan dressings, vegan cheesecakes, etc. in my 5+ years of sharing recipes on my website.  And they all contained cashews as the “magic ingredient” used as a substitute for dairy in traditional S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) recipes.

But if you are following a lectin-free diet, you know that cashews are a big N.O. no.

The only other bland lectin-free nut I could think of that would work was pine nuts, so that’s what I used.

And it turned out ~so~ very good and maybe even better than if I would have used cashews.  All you have to do is prepare your noodles (which takes less than 5 minutes) and put all the ingredients for the sauce into a Vitamix to blend and you’re ready to go!

The no-cook sauce is a thick and creamy alfredo-type sauce and it’s tossed with chopped fresh basil and chopped artichokes which gives the dish a slightly tangy flavor.  And to keep the recipe 100% lectin-free, I paired it with Shirataki Fettuccine Noodles, but you could use regular fettuccine noodles or even a gluten-free version if you didn’t need the recipe to be lectin-free.

This healthier recipe is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, lectin-free, egg-free and soy-free.

Want more healthy meal and entree recipes?  Check out Zucchini Pasta with Vegan Basil Pesto, Spicy Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta, Lectin-Free Vegan Shirataki Angel Hair Pasta with Creamy Chipotle Avocado Sauce or my Clean Eating Cookbook with an entire chapter of 20 healthy, clean eating recipes just like this one that you will love!

 

Feel Good About What You Eat | The Healthy Family and Home

5 Fast Facts About Basil:*

  • 2 teaspoons provide 60% dv of vitamin K
  • 2 teaspoons provide 5.9% dv of calcium
  • provides anti-inflammatory benefits
  • good for digestive tract health
  • anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial

5 Fast Facts About Artichokes:*

  • lowers blood cholesterol levels
  • rich in anti-oxidants
  • improves bone mineralization and calcification
  • excellent protection from heart attack and stroke
  • contains anti-inflammatory benefits

5 Fast Facts About Pine Nuts:*

  • great source of iron
  • contains protein and magnesium
  • high in anti-oxidants
  • good as an appetite suppressant
  • good source of fiber

5 Fast Facts About Almonds (Almond Milk):*

  • helps to regulate cholesterol and blood pressure
  • energy booster
  • loaded with calcium and fiber
  • 1/4 cup contains 8 grams of vegan protein
  • high in anti-oxidants

5 Fast Facts About Nutritional Yeast:*

  • vegan source of vitamin B12
  • contains 18 amino acids and is a complete protein
  • boosts immune system
  • excellent anti-oxidant
  • contains 15 minerals

5 Fast Facts About Lemons:*

  • extremely alkaline to the body
  • blood purifier
  • excellent for detoxification
  • balances blood sugar levels
  • contains powerful anti-bacterial properties

5 Fast Facts About Garlic:*

  • regulates blood sugar levels
  • lowers high blood pressure
  • contains anti-bacterial and analgesic properties
  • anti-viral
  • helps to lower cholesterol levels

5 Fast Facts About Extra-Virgin Olive Oil:*

  • lowers blood cholesterol levels
  • rich in anti-oxidants
  • improves bone mineralization and calcification
  • excellent protection from heart attack and stroke
  • contains anti-inflammatory benefits

5 Fast Facts About Himalayan Pink Salt:*

  • contains 84 minerals
  • unrefined, unprocessed, raw
  • promotes stable pH balance in cells
  • controls water levels in the body
  • aids digestion and facilitates better nutrient absorption

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

Lectin-Free Vegan Artichoke and Basil Shirataki Fettuccine Pasta | The Healthy Family and Home

 

Lectin-Free Vegan Basil and Artichoke Shirataki Fettuccine Pasta

Prep

Cook

Total

Yield 2 – 4 servings

Vegan / Gluten-Free / Dairy-Free / Lectin-Free / Egg-Free / Soy-Free 

Ingredients

For the sauce:

For the add-ins:

  • 8 leaves fresh organic basil (chopped)
  • 1 can artichoke hearts (chopped), (14 ounce can)

Instructions

Prepare the miracle noodles:

  1. Prepare the Miracle Noodles according to the package directions.  Set aside.

Prepare the add-ins:

  1. Chop the basil into long strips and chop the artichokes into small pieces.  Set aside.

Prepare the sauce:

  1. Add all ingredients for the sauce to a Vitamix and blend until it’s creamy and smooth.  Adjust the seasonings to your preference.

Assembly:

  1. Transfer the prepared noodles, add-ins and sauce to a medium-sized mixing bowl and gently toss until everything is evenly distributed.
  2. Transfer to your serving dishes.
  3. Optional:  Garnish with extra chopped basil.
  4. Enjoy!

Notes

Get all your organic ingredients delivered straight to your door at up to 25 – 50% off retail by cutting out the middleman and retail markups with a Thrive Market Membership and save 15% off on your first order.

 

Creative Commons License  The recipe and photographs for “Lectin-Free Vegan Basil and Artichoke Shirataki Fettuccine Pasta” by Karielyn Tillman of The Healthy Family and Home website are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives 4.0 International License and cannot be used without my written permission.

Recipe Roundups: Food Bloggers are always welcome to use a photo and a link back to my original post to share on recipe roundups without requesting permission.

 

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Gluten-Free Vegan Cashew Butter Fudge Cups https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/gluten-free-vegan-cashew-butter-fudge-cups/ https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/gluten-free-vegan-cashew-butter-fudge-cups/#respond Tue, 26 Dec 2017 19:00:55 +0000 http://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/?p=29075 These Gluten-Free Vegan Cashew Butter Fudge Cups are a 3 ingredient recipe and great to have in the freezer when you want a quick bite of something sweet. It’s a really simple and basic recipe, but you can be creative and jazz them with whatever else you have on hand.  You can add some raw...]]>

Gluten-Free Vegan Cashew Butter Fudge Cups | The Healthy Family and Home

These Gluten-Free Vegan Cashew Butter Fudge Cups are a 3 ingredient recipe and great to have in the freezer when you want a quick bite of something sweet.

It’s a really simple and basic recipe, but you can be creative and jazz them with whatever else you have on hand.  You can add some raw cacao powder and make them chocolate, add mini-chocolate chips or some chopped nuts.  Sprinkle sesame seeds, shredded coconut flakes, hemp seeds, cacao nibs or goji berries on top.  So many possibilities!

I like to make them in mini-muffin cups because they are the perfect size for portion control.  If you’d rather them in a bigger size, just use standard size muffin cups and divide the recipe between the number of cups you are using.

This healthy dessert recipe is raw, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free, paleo-friendly and contains no refined sugar.

Want more healthy dessert recipes? Check out Vegan Coconut and Mango Chocolate Cups, Healthy Peanut Butter Cups, Gluten-Free Vegan Pumpkin Spice Almond Butter Cups or my Clean Eating Cookbook with 3 entire chapters of healthy, clean eating recipes just like this one that you will love!

 

Feel Good About What You Eat | The Healthy Family and Home

5 Fast Facts About Cashews:*

  • packed with dietary fiber
  • rich in “heart friendly” mono-saturated fatty acids
  • rich source of minerals
  • high in magnesium and copper
  • excellent source of antioxidants

5 Fast Facts About Coconut Oil:*

  • contains manganese and zinc
  • super high in anti-oxidants
  • helps with inflammation
  • 1/4 cup contains more calcium than the same amount of milk
  • 1/4 cup contains more potassium than a banana

5 Fast Facts About Maple Syrup:*

  • contains manganese and zinc
  • super high in anti-oxidants
  • helps with inflammation
  • 1/4 cup contains more calcium than the same amount of milk
  • 1/4 cup contains more potassium than a banana

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

Gluten-Free Vegan Cashew Butter Fudge Cups | The Healthy Family and Home

 

Gluten-Free Vegan Cashew Butter Fudge Cups

Prep

Inactive

Total

Yield 16 mini cups

Raw / Vegan / Gluten-Free / Dairy-Free / Egg-Free / No-Cook / Paleo-Friendly / No Refined Sugar

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a medium sized bowl and stir until everything is well combined, smooth and creamy. 
  2. Divide the mixture between 16 mini-muffins cups, filling each one about 3/4 full.
  3. Optional:  Sprinkle organic sesame seeds, organic shredded coconut, organic chia seeds, organic hemps seeds, mini-chocolate chips, etc. for garnish.
  4. Place the mini-muffin cups on a baking pan and put them in the freezer for approximately 60 minutes, or until they are hardened.
  5. Store in an air-tight, BPA-free container in the refrigerator or freezer until ready to serve because they will get soft if left out at room temperature.
  6. Enjoy!

Notes

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Creative Commons License  The recipe and photographs for “Gluten-Free Vegan Cashew Butter Fudge Cups” by Karielyn Tillman of The Healthy Family and Home website are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives 4.0 International License and cannot be used without my written permission.

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Gluten-Free Vegan Beefless “Beef” Stew https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/gluten-free-vegan-beefless-beef-stew/ https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/gluten-free-vegan-beefless-beef-stew/#respond Fri, 22 Dec 2017 19:00:52 +0000 http://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/?p=29149 This Gluten-Free Vegan Beefless “Beef” Stew is a hearty stew that’s perfect for a Meatless Monday meal. When I was a child, one meal that was on regular rotation in our home was Beef Stew.  I enjoyed it, but always picked out the meat because my favorite part was the soft potatoes and carrots in...]]>

Gluten-Free Vegan Beefless "Beef" Stew | The Healthy Family and Home

This Gluten-Free Vegan Beefless “Beef” Stew is a hearty stew that’s perfect for a Meatless Monday meal.

When I was a child, one meal that was on regular rotation in our home was Beef Stew.  I enjoyed it, but always picked out the meat because my favorite part was the soft potatoes and carrots in the seasoned gravy.

So for my own family, I revised the classic comfort meal I grew up with and made with without any beef at all because a) I would never buy beef and b) it tastes just as good without it.

It’s a perfect dinner meal to make for a cold fall or winter evening and it’s a one pot recipe which means it’s really easy to make.

After you prep all the veggies, all you have to do it put everything in one pot and let it simmer for about 30-45 minutes, checking it and stirring it every 15 minutes or so.

It’s a very budget-friendly meal too, but if you want to make it even more filling, you can add organic white or brown rice to go with it.

This healthier recipe is made with clean, real food ingredients and is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and nut-free.

Want more healthy soup recipes? Check out Gluten-Free Vegan Creamy Mushroom Soup, Vegan Spicy Roasted Red Pepper and Garlic Soup, Vegan Cream of Asparagus Soup or my Clean Eating Cookbook with an entire chapter of 20 healthy, clean eating meal and entree recipes just like this one that you will love!

 

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5 Fast Facts About Potatoes:*

  • one potato contains 16% dv of fiber
  • one potato contains 39% of vitamin B6
  • good source of zinc, copper and magnesium
  • contains more potassium than a banana
  • 20% of a potatoes nutrients are in it’s skin

5 Fast Facts About Carrots:*

  • improves eyesight
  • helps to prevent heart disease
  • rich in antioxidants
  • helps flush toxins from the body
  • 1 cup contains 407.6% RDA of vitamin A

5 Fast Facts About Onions:*

  • rich source of sulfur compounds
  • excellent for cardiovascular health
  • inhibits bone loss in women
  • reduced blood pressure
  • lowers blood cholesterol levels

5 Fast Facts About Garlic:*

  • regulates blood sugar levels
  • lowers high blood pressure
  • contains anti-bacterial and analgesic properties
  • anti-viral
  • helps to lower cholesterol levels

5 Fast Facts About Celery:*

  • improves immune system
  • reduces blood pressure
  • extremely alkalizing food
  • anti-inflammatory
  • helps to lower cholesterol

5 Fast Facts About Avocado Oil:*

  • healthier cooking with smoke point of 500 degrees
  • may help reduce the risk of metabolic syndrome
  • helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels
  • provides protection from cardiovascular disease
  • good source of vitamin E

5 Fast Facts About Himalayan Pink Salt:*

  • contains 84 minerals
  • unrefined, unprocessed, raw
  • promotes stable pH balance in cells
  • controls water levels in the body
  • aids digestion and facilitates better nutrient absorption

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

Gluten-Free Vegan Beefless "Beef" Stew | The Healthy Family and Home

 

Gluten-Free Vegan Beefless “Beef” Stew

Prep

Cook

Total

Yield 2 – 4 servings

Vegan / Gluten-Free / Dairy-Free / Nut-Free 

Ingredients

Instructions

Prepare the veggies:

  • Slice the carrots, cube the potatoes into small pieces, and dice the onion and celery into small pieces.

Prepare the soup:

  • Add the avocado oil, onions, crushed garlic, salt and pepper to a large soup pot and lightly saute for 2-3 minutes, or until the onions are soft.
  • Add the remaining ingredients (including the prepped veggies) and stir until well combined.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and cook for approximately 30-45 minutes, or until the carrots and potatoes are soft, stirring it every 15 minutes or so.
  • You may need to add additional liquid to keep it at a stew-like consistency.  Add either additional filtered/purified water or veggie broth in 1/2 cup increments to keep it at your preferred consistency. 
  • Adjust the seasonings to your preference.
  • Optional: Garnish with chopped parsley and/or ground black pepper.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

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Gluten-Free Vegan Blueberry “Nice” Cream https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/gluten-free-vegan-blueberry-nice-cream/ https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/gluten-free-vegan-blueberry-nice-cream/#respond Tue, 19 Dec 2017 19:00:31 +0000 http://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/?p=29085 You can make this Gluten-Free Vegan Blueberry “Nice” Cream recipe with only 2 clean, real food ingredients and it’s ready in under 5 minutes! Although I’m not a big fan of “nice cream”, which uses bananas as a base for dairy-free ice cream, this recipe is just too good and simple to not share. My...]]>

Gluten-Free Vegan Blueberry "Nice" Cream | The Healthy Family and Home

You can make this Gluten-Free Vegan Blueberry “Nice” Cream recipe with only 2 clean, real food ingredients and it’s ready in under 5 minutes!

Although I’m not a big fan of “nice cream”, which uses bananas as a base for dairy-free ice cream, this recipe is just too good and simple to not share.

My boys love it and since it’s so easy to make, it’s great when you need a quick dessert or treat.

You’ll want to make sure you have a couple of frozen bananas in the freezer before making it, but I always keep some in my freezer anyway to use in smoothies.

And, it’s naturally sweetened with the bananas and blueberries so you don’t have to add any additional sweetener!

This healthy recipe is raw, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free, nut-free, paleo-friendly and contains no refined sugar.

Want more healthy dessert recipes? Check out Vegan Strawberry Ice Cream, Gluten-Free Vegan Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, Vegan Pecan Praline Ice Cream or my Clean Eating Cookbook with 3 entire chapters of healthy, clean eating dessert recipes just like this one that you will love!

 

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5 Fast Facts About Blueberries:*

  • packed with vitamin C at 25% RDA
  • excellent source of dietary fiber
  • high in anti-oxidants
  • help to boost immunity
  • can enhance brain health and improve memory

5 Fast Facts About Bananas:*

  • high levels of trytophan to help combat depression
  • aids in weight loss
  • strengthens the immune system
  • high in fiber and potassium
  • helps to lower blood pressure

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

Gluten-Free Vegan Blueberry "Nice" Cream | The Healthy Family and Home

 

Gluten-Free Vegan Blueberry “Nice” Cream

Prep

Total

Yield 1 – 2 servings

Raw / Vegan / Gluten-Free / Dairy-Free / Egg-Free / No-Churn / Nut-Free / Paleo-Friendly / No Refined Sugar

Ingredients

  • 2 organic bananas (frozen)
  • 1 cup organic blueberries

Instructions

Advanced Preparation:  You will need to use frozen bananas, so you will need to place 2 bananas (pre-sliced into 1 inch pieces) in the freezer, at least overnight, before making this recipe.

Notes

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Creative Commons License  The recipe and photographs for “Gluten-Free Vegan Blueberry “Nice” Cream” by Karielyn Tillman of The Healthy Family and Home website are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives 4.0 International License and cannot be used without my written permission.

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Lectin-Free Vegan Pistachio Fudge Cups with Sea Salt https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/lectin-free-vegan-pistachio-fudge-cups-with-sea-salt/ https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/lectin-free-vegan-pistachio-fudge-cups-with-sea-salt/#respond Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:00:41 +0000 https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/?p=29405 You can’t go wrong with these Lectin-Free Vegan Chocolate Pistachio Fudge Cups with Sea Salt for a healthy snack or for holiday entertaining that everyone will love. I based these off my Healthy Holiday Fudge recipe (with a few substitutions), added pistachios and sprinkled sea salt over the top.  The sea salt adds a little...]]>

Lectin-Free Vegan Chocolate Pistachio Fudge Cups with Sea Salt | The Healthy Family and Home

You can’t go wrong with these Lectin-Free Vegan Chocolate Pistachio Fudge Cups with Sea Salt for a healthy snack or for holiday entertaining that everyone will love.

I based these off my Healthy Holiday Fudge recipe (with a few substitutions), added pistachios and sprinkled sea salt over the top.  The sea salt adds a little something special to them because when you first bite into them, you taste the sweetness of the fudge, but then you get a taste of the sea salt so they are really like a sweet + salty treat.

My favorite type and brand of sea salt to use is French Grey Sea Salt from Primal Palate (I buy mine from here) because it’s in large flakes, instead of finely ground, and has a unique gourmet flavor.  And since I don’t use it except as a topping like in this recipe, a container of it lasts forever.

Primal Palate French Grey Sea Salt | The Healthy Family and Home

This is a really easy recipe to make because all you have to do is put everything is a bowl and mix it up…no cooking or candy thermometer needed!

And it’s made with healthy fats from the coconut oil, almond butter and pistachios so one or two will help you stay satisfied.

You can enjoy this recipe because it’s raw, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, lectin-free, soy-free, no-cook, paleo-friendly and contains no refined sugar.

Want more healthy dessert recipes? Check out Gluten-Free Vegan Pumpkin Spice Almond Butter Cups, Vegan Coconut and Mango Chocolate Cups, Healthy Peanut Butter Cups or my Clean Eating Cookbook with 3 entire chapters of healthy, clean eating dessert recipes just like this one that you will love!

 

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5 Fast Facts About Pistachios:*

  • contains 90% healthy unsaturated fat
  • super high in anti-oxidants
  • supports cardiovascular health
  • excellent source of fiber, protein, manganese and copper
  • high in thiamine, vitamin B-6 and potassium

5 Fast Facts About Coconut Oil:*

  • super high in lauric acid
  • rich in antioxidants
  • contains natural microbial and anti-bacterial agents
  • helps to improve metabolism
  • improves cholesterol levels

5 Fast Facts About Raw Cacao Powder:*

  • super high in anti-oxidants
  • promotes cardiovascular health
  • contains essential fats
  • can help to decrease blood pressure
  • contains over 300 compounds including protein, calcium, copper, zinc and iron

5 Fast Facts About Date Nectar:*

  • 25% less sugar than honey
  • vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, lectin-free, paleo
  • organic + non-GMO
  • great source of antioxidants
  • made with organic California dates

5 Fast Facts About Almonds (Almond Butter):*

  • helps to regulate cholesterol and blood pressure
  • energy booster
  • loaded with calcium and fiber
  • 1/4 cup contains 8 grams of vegan protein
  • high in anti-oxidants

5 Fast Facts About Vanilla Bean Powder:*

  • anti-microbial
  • high in anti-oxidants
  • can help reduce inflammation
  • contains small traces of minerals
  • 1 tablespoon contains 2 g of fiber

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

Lectin-Free Vegan Chocolate Pistachio Fudge Cups with Sea Salt | The Healthy Family and Home

 

Lectin-Free Vegan Chocolate Pistachio Fudge Cups with Sea Salt

Prep

Inactive

Total

Yield 24 mini cups

Raw / Vegan / Gluten-Free / Dairy-Free / Lectin-Free / Soy-Free / No-Cook / Paleo-Friendly / No Refined Sugar

Ingredients

For the fudge:

For the topping:

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients for the fudge to a medium sized bowl and stir until well combined and smooth.
  2. Divide the mixture between 24 mini-muffin cups.
  3. Place the mini-muffin cups on a baking sheet then transfer to the freezer for approximately 5-10 minutes, or just long enough for the tops to get slightly hardened.  
  4. Remove the baking sheet from the freezer and sprinkle sea salt on top of each of the fudge cups. If the tops aren’t slightly hardened from Step 3, the sea salt will sink down into the liquid/unhardened fudge.
  5. Return the baking pan to the freezer for approximately 30-60 minutes, or until they are hardened.
  6. Store in an air-tight BPA-free container in the freezer or refrigerator until ready to serve because they will get soft if left out at room temperature.
  7. Enjoy!

Notes

Get all your organic ingredients delivered straight to your door at up to 25 – 50% off retail by cutting out the middleman and retail markups with a Thrive Market Membership and save 15% off on your first order.

 

Creative Commons License  The recipe and photographs for “Lectin-Free Vegan Chocolate PIstachio Fudge Cups with Sea Salt” by Karielyn Tillman of The Healthy Family and Home website are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives 4.0 International License and cannot be used without my written permission.

Recipe Roundups: Food Bloggers are always welcome to use a photo and a link back to my original post to share on recipe roundups without requesting permission.

 

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Gluten-Free Vegan Vanilla Bean and Cinnamon Homemade Granola https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/gluten-free-vegan-vanilla-bean-and-cinnamon-homemade-granola/ https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/gluten-free-vegan-vanilla-bean-and-cinnamon-homemade-granola/#respond Tue, 12 Dec 2017 19:00:57 +0000 http://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/?p=29164 Make your own healthy granola with this Gluten-Free Vegan Vanilla Bean and Cinnamon Homemade Granola recipe with clean ingredients you probably already have on hand. My husband loves organic store-bought granola, but I don’t love paying up to $5 for a box of it when I can make it myself. Since I started making homemade...]]>

Gluten-Free Vegan Vanilla Bean and Cinnamon Homemade Granola | The Healthy Family and Home

Make your own healthy granola with this Gluten-Free Vegan Vanilla Bean and Cinnamon Homemade Granola recipe with clean ingredients you probably already have on hand.

My husband loves organic store-bought granola, but I don’t love paying up to $5 for a box of it when I can make it myself.

Since I started making homemade granola, he now actually prefers it over store-bought granola. Yay!

I love how I can customize homemade granola to add whatever I want to put in it.  For example, organic pecans or walnuts would go really good in this particular recipe and I sometimes add them in when I make it.  The sky is the limit to how creative you can get with different ingredient combinations!

I make different varieties of homemade granola (see recipe links below) and rotate them depending on what my family is in the mood for at the time.

Store-bought granola can contain ingredients like these that aren’t vegan or gluten-free:

 

S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) Sunbelt Cinnamon and Raisins Granola Cereal

Ingredients: Oats, Wheat Flakes, Brown Sugar, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Raisins, Rice Crisp (Rice, Salt, Barley Malt), Oat Flour, Almonds, Vegetable Shortening (Soybeans Oil Partially Hydrogenated, Cottonseed Oil), Coconut, Corn Starch, Milk Non-Dairy Dry, Barley Malt, Cinnamon, Baking Soda, Polyglycerol Esters, Salt

 

This healthier version is made with clean, real food ingredients and is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, soy-free and contains no refined sugar.

Want more healthy breakfast recipes? Check out Coconut and Pecan Granola with Goji Berries, Pumpkin and Spice Pecan Granola, Homemade Peanut Butter Granola or my Clean Eating Cookbook with over 140 healthy, clean eating recipes just like this one that you will love!

 

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5 Fast Facts About Oats:*

  • provides significant fiber
  • helps control blood sugar levels
  • can reduce hypertension and high blood pressure
  • increases appetite control hormones
  • lowers bad cholesterol

5 Fast Facts About Maple Syrup:*

  • contains manganese and zinc
  • super high in anti-oxidants
  • helps with inflammation
  • 1/4 cup contains more calcium than the same amount of milk
  • 1/4 cup contains more potassium than a banana

5 Fast Facts About Coconut Oil:*

  • super high in lauric acid
  • rich in antioxidants
  • contains natural microbial and anti-bacterial agents
  • helps to improve metabolism
  • improves cholesterol levels

5 Fast Facts About Cinnamon:*

  • contains anti-inflammatory properties
  • helps to control blood sugar
  • excellent source of manganese and iron
  • can help to lower bad cholesterol
  • aids in eliminating migraine headaches

5 Fast Facts About Vanilla Bean Powder:*

  • anti-microbial
  • high in anti-oxidants
  • can help reduce inflammation
  • contains small traces of minerals
  • 1 tablespoon contains 2 g of fiber

5 Fast Facts About Himalayan Pink Salt:*

  • contains 84 minerals
  • unrefined, unprocessed, raw
  • promotes stable pH balance in cells
  • controls water levels in the body
  • aids digestion and facilitates better nutrient absorption

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

Gluten-Free Vegan Vanilla Bean and Cinnamon Homemade Granola | The Healthy Family and Home

 

Gluten-Free Vegan Vanilla Bean and Cinnamon Homemade Granola

Prep

Cook

Total

Yield 3 cups

Vegan / Gluten-Free / Dairy-Free / Nut-Free / No Refined Sugar

Instructions

Preheat oven to 250 degrees.

  1. Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl and mix to combine, using your hands to make sure everything is evenly distributed.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a baking pan lined with parchment paper and spread it evenly across the pan, slightly packed tightly together (not completely spread out). Don’t worry if all the granola is touching or if there are no spaces between the granola, you just want some of it to bake together so it will bake into large cluster pieces.
  3. Bake at 250 degrees for approximately 30 minutes, or until crispy, taking care to not over bake and burn the granola.
  4. Cool completely before serving. It will harden and get crispier as it cools.
  5. Store in an air tight, BPA-free container.
  6. Enjoy!

Notes

Get all your organic ingredients delivered straight to your door at up to 25 – 50% off retail by cutting out the middleman and retail markups with a Thrive Market Membership and save 15% off on your first order.

 

Creative Commons License  The recipe and photographs for “Gluten-Free Vegan Vanilla Bean and Cinnamon Homemade Granola” by Karielyn Tillman of The Healthy Family and Home website are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives 4.0 International License and cannot be used without my written permission.

Recipe Roundups: Food Bloggers are always welcome to use a photo and a link back to my original post to share on recipe roundups without requesting permission.

 

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Gluten-Free Vegan Dried Blueberry Protein Energy Balls https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/gluten-free-vegan-dried-blueberry-protein-energy-balls/ https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/gluten-free-vegan-dried-blueberry-protein-energy-balls/#respond Fri, 08 Dec 2017 19:00:20 +0000 http://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/?p=29198 These Gluten-Free Vegan Dried Blueberry Protein Energy Balls are a quick and easy snack that needs only 5 clean ingredients to make. They are great to make ahead and keep in the refrigerator for a quick morning or afternoon snack.  They’re chewy and slightly crunchy at the same time with just the right amount of...]]>

Gluten-Free Vegan Dried Blueberry Protein Energy Balls | The Healthy Family and Home

These Gluten-Free Vegan Dried Blueberry Protein Energy Balls are a quick and easy snack that needs only 5 clean ingredients to make.

They are great to make ahead and keep in the refrigerator for a quick morning or afternoon snack.  They’re chewy and slightly crunchy at the same time with just the right amount of sweetness and a hint of blueberry flavor.

You can make these in less than 5 minutes, they’re naturally sweetened with medjool dates, and they only need a few clean ingredients which you probably already have on hand (except maybe the dried blueberries).

All you have to do is put everything in a food processor and pulse about 10 times and they’re ready to go!

I used Yuve’ Vanilla Protein Powder to make these, but you can use your favorite vanilla raw, vegan, lectin-free, paleo, etc. protein powder.

This healthy recipe is raw, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, flourless, no-bake, paleo-friendly and contains no refined sugar.

Want more healthy ball and truffles recipes? Check out Lectin-Free Vegan Tahini Brownie Truffles, Lectin-Free Vegan Chocolate Avocado Pistachio Truffles, Vegan Vanilla Bean Peanut Butter Protein Balls or my Clean Eating Cookbook with an entire chapter of 20 healthy, clean eating recipes just like this one that you will love!

 

Feel Good About What You Eat | The Healthy Family and Home

5 Fast Facts About Blueberries:*

  • packed with vitamin C at 25% RDA
  • excellent source of dietary fiber
  • high in anti-oxidants
  • help to boost immunity
  • can enhance brain health and improve memory

5 Fast Facts About Medjool Dates:*

  • natural energy booster
  • high in iron content
  • rich in potassium
  • good source of dietary fiber
  • excellent source of vegan protein

5 Fast Facts About Almonds (Almond Butter):*

  • helps to regulate cholesterol and blood pressure
  • energy booster
  • loaded with calcium and fiber
  • 1/4 cup contains 8 grams of vegan protein
  • high in anti-oxidants

5 Fast Facts About Vanilla Bean Powder:*

  • anti-microbial
  • high in anti-oxidants
  • can help reduce inflammation
  • contains small traces of minerals
  • 1 tablespoon contains 2 g of fiber

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

Gluten-Free Vegan Dried Blueberry Energy Balls | The Healthy Family and Home

 

Gluten-Free Vegan Dried Blueberry Protein Energy Balls

Prep

Total

Yield 10 – 12 balls

Raw / Vegan / Gluten-Free / Dairy-Free / Soy-Free / No-Bake / Grain-Free / Flourless / Paleo-Friendly / No Refined Sugar

Ingredients

*or your favorite vanilla raw or vegan or lectin-free or paleo protein powder

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a food processor and pulse approximately 10 times, or just enough to break down the dates into tiny pieces, taking care not to over process.
  2. Take out a spoonful at a time, squeeze it in the palm of your hand, then roll them into a ball shape.
  3. Store in an air-tight BPA-free container in the refrigerator.
  4. Enjoy!

Notes

Get all your organic ingredients delivered straight to your door at up to 25 – 50% off retail by cutting out the middleman and retail markups with a Thrive Market Membership and save 15% off on your first order.

 

Creative Commons License  The recipe and photographs for “Gluten-Free Vegan Dried Blueberry Protein Energy Balls” by Karielyn Tillman of The Healthy Family and Home website are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives 4.0 International License and cannot be used without my written permission.

Recipe Roundups: Food Bloggers are always welcome to use a photo and a link back to my original post to share on recipe roundups without requesting permission.

 

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Lectin-Free Vegan “Cheesy” Broccoli Bites https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/lectin-free-vegan-cheesy-broccoli-bites/ https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/lectin-free-vegan-cheesy-broccoli-bites/#respond Tue, 05 Dec 2017 19:00:29 +0000 http://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/?p=29093 This Lectin-Free Vegan “Cheesy” Broccoli Bites recipe is perfect when you want a healthy and savory snack and you can make it with ingredients you probably already have on hand. I think this is one of my most favorite snacks to make.  Sometimes I’ll make a batch and eat it all as a meal.  Sometimes...]]>

Lectin-Free Vegan "Cheesy" Broccoli Bites | The Healthy Family and Home

This Lectin-Free Vegan “Cheesy” Broccoli Bites recipe is perfect when you want a healthy and savory snack and you can make it with ingredients you probably already have on hand.

I think this is one of my most favorite snacks to make.  Sometimes I’ll make a batch and eat it all as a meal.  Sometimes I’ll add the crispy broccoli pieces on top of a salad with my Healthy Honey Mustard Dressing.

I use my Gluten-Free Vegan Bread Crumb recipe which takes less than 5 minutes to make and is great to keep on hand to make some of my healthy oven-baked recipes shown below.

You can make it with either fresh or frozen broccoli (I use both depending on what I have on hand) and either one will work.  You may have to leave them in the oven 5-10 minutes longer if you use frozen broccoli.

And although I love my olive oil (especially this brand), when baking something in the oven at a high heat, like 400 degrees in this recipe, I always use avocado oil instead of extra-virgin olive oil.

This healthy recipe is made with clean, real food ingredients and is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, lectin-free and paleo-friendly.

Want more healthy snack and side dishes? Check out Gluten-Free Vegan Oven-Baked Zucchini Fries, Gluten-Free Vegan Oven Baked Avocado Fries, Gluten-Free Vegan Oven Baked Okra Bites or my Clean Eating Cookbook with an entire chapter of 20 healthy, clean eating recipes just like this one that you will love!

 

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5 Fast Facts About Broccoli:*

  • contains powerful anti-oxidants
  • high in beta-carotene
  • contains more calcium than dairy
  • detoxifier that removes free radicals
  • helps to regulate blood sugar and blood pressure

5 Fast Facts About Avocado Oil:*

  • healthier cooking with smoke point of 500 degrees
  • may help reduce the risk of metabolic syndrome
  • helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels
  • provides protection from cardiovascular disease
  • good source of vitamin E

5 Fast Facts About Almonds (Almond Flour):*

  • helps to regulate cholesterol and blood pressure
  • energy booster
  • loaded with calcium and fiber
  • 1/4 cup contains 8 grams of vegan protein
  • high in anti-oxidants

5 Fast Facts About Nutritional Yeast:*

  • vegan source of vitamin B12
  • contains 18 amino acids and is a complete protein
  • boosts immune system
  • excellent anti-oxidant
  • contains 15 minerals

5 Fast Facts About Cayenne Pepper:*

  • increases metabolism
  • improves high blood pressure
  • has anti-fungal properties
  • anti-inflammatory
  • circulatory stimulant which aids in detoxification

5 Fast Facts About Himalayan Pink Salt:*

  • contains 84 minerals
  • unrefined, unprocessed, raw
  • promotes stable pH balance in cells
  • controls water levels in the body
  • aids digestion and facilitates better nutrient absorption

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

Lectin-Free Vegan "Cheesy" Broccoli Bites | The Healthy Family and Home

 

Lectin-Free Vegan “Cheesy” Broccoli Bites

Prep

Cook

Total

Yield 3 cups

Vegan / Gluten-Free / Dairy-Free / Lectin-Free / Paleo-Friendly

Ingredients

For the broccoli:

For the seasoning:

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Prepare the seasoning:

  • Add all the ingredients for the seasoning to a small bowl and stir until well combined. Adjust seasonings to your preference.  Set aside.

Prepare the broccoli:

  • Add the broccoli florets to a large bowl, then drizzle the avocado oil over the top.
  • Toss the broccoli until the avocado oil is evenly distributed and all pieces are covered.
  • Sprinkle 1/2 the seasoning mixture on top of the broccoli pieces and gently toss until it’s evenly distributed and all pieces are covered.
  • Place the seasoned broccoli pieces on a baking pan lined with parchment paper and bake at 400 degrees for approximately 10 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the oven and transfer the broccoli pieces back into the large bowl.
  • Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 of the seasoning mixture on top and gently re-toss until it’s evenly distributed and all pieces are covered.
  • Return the baking pan to the oven and bake for an additional 20-25 minutes, or until crispy.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

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Gluten-Free Vegan Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/gluten-free-vegan-flourless-chocolate-peanut-butter-thumbprint-cookies/ https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/gluten-free-vegan-flourless-chocolate-peanut-butter-thumbprint-cookies/#respond Fri, 01 Dec 2017 19:00:07 +0000 http://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/?p=29208 You can’t go wrong with these Gluten-Free Vegan Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies because they are a favorite that everyone will love. I based them off my Gluten-Free Vegan Flourless Caramel Thumbprint Cookies, which used my Vegan Caramel Sauce as the filling. So to change things up just a little bit, these are flourless,...]]>

Gluten-Free Vegan Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies | The Healthy Family and Home

You can’t go wrong with these Gluten-Free Vegan Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies because they are a favorite that everyone will love.

I based them off my Gluten-Free Vegan Flourless Caramel Thumbprint Cookies, which used my Vegan Caramel Sauce as the filling.

So to change things up just a little bit, these are flourless, egg-free peanut butter cookies are filled with a chocolate + peanut butter filling and then drizzled with more of the same filling.  You can never have too much!

It takes less than 30 minutes, including baking time, to make these cookies and they are especially good right out of the refrigerator after the filling has firmed up and is nice and thick.

Traditional, and even homemade, versions contain the typical white flour, eggs, butter, etc. and ingredient lists like these:

 

S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) Homemade Thumbprint Cookies:

Typical Ingredients: 1 3/4 cup white flour, 1 1/2 sticks butter, 2/3 cup white sugar, 1 egg

 

S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) Panera Bread Raspberry Almond Thumbprint Cookies:

Ingredients: Almond Thumbprint Cookie (Unsalted Butter with Natural Flavors (Pasteurized Cream [Milk], Natural Flavors), Unbleached Enriched Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid).  Raspberry Filling (Raspberries, Cane Sugar, Modified Corn Starch, Natural Flavor, Citric Acid, Organic Beet Juice), Sugar, Almond Flour, Powdered Sugar, Modified Corn and Tapioca Starch, Salt, Natural Vanilla Flavor, Powdered Sugar

 

My healthier version is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, grain-free, flourless and contains no refined sugar.

Want more healthy dessert recipes? Check out Gluten-Free Vegan Flourless Snickerdoodle Cookies, Gluten-Free Vegan Flourless Fudgy Chocolate Avocado Cookies, Gluten-Free Vegan Flourless Lemon Chia Seed Cookies or my Clean Eating Cookbook with 3 entire chapters of healthy, clean eating recipes just like this one that you will love!

 

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5 Fast Facts About Peanuts (Peanut Butter):*

  • excellent source of vitamin E
  • high in folate
  • contains tryptophan which helps fight depression
  • good source of fiber
  • excellent source of vegan protein

5 Fast Facts About Almonds (Almond Flour):*

  • helps to regulate cholesterol and blood pressure
  • energy booster
  • loaded with calcium and fiber
  • 1/4 cup contains 8 grams of vegan protein
  • high in anti-oxidants

5 Fast Facts About Maple Syrup:*

  • contains manganese and zinc
  • super high in anti-oxidants
  • helps with inflammation
  • 1/4 cup contains more calcium than the same amount of milk
  • 1/4 cup contains more potassium than a banana

5 Fast Facts About Coconut Oil:*

  • super high in lauric acid
  • rich in antioxidants
  • contains natural microbial and anti-bacterial agents
  • helps to improve metabolism
  • improves cholesterol levels

5 Fast Facts About Vanilla Bean Powder:*

  • anti-microbial
  • high in anti-oxidants
  • can help reduce inflammation
  • contains small traces of minerals
  • 1 tablespoon contains 2 g of fiber

5 Fast Facts About Himalayan Pink Salt:*

  • contains 84 minerals
  • unrefined, unprocessed, raw
  • promotes stable pH balance in cells
  • controls water levels in the body
  • aids digestion and facilitates better nutrient absorption

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

Gluten-Free Vegan Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies | The Healthy Family and Home

 

Gluten-Free Vegan Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies | The Healthy Family and Home

 

Gluten-Free Vegan Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies

Prep

Cook

Total

Yield 10 – 12 cookies

Vegan / Gluten-Free / Dairy-Free / Egg-Free / Grain-Free / Flourless / No Refined Sugar

Ingredients

For the cookies:

For the filling:

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Prepare the cookies:

  1. Add all ingredients for the cookies to a medium-sized mixing bowl and stir until well combined.
  2. Take out a spoonful at a time, squeeze it tightly with your hands then flatten it between the palms of your hand.
  3. Place each one on a baking pan lined with parchment paper.
  4. Before putting the pan in the oven, make a deep thumbprint in the center of each cookie.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 18-20 minutes, or until they are golden brown.
  6. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before adding the filling.  You may have to re-do the thumbprint if it fluffed up while baking, but do it right after the cookies come out of the oven, before they cool.

Prepare the filling:

  1. Add all ingredients for the filling to a small saucepan and melt on lowest heat, stirring until it’s creamy and smooth, but taking care not to burn it.
  2. Allow to cool completely before adding to the cookies.

Assembly:

  1. Once the cookies and filling are cooled, take a spoonful of the filling and place it in the center of the cookie, where the thumbprint is.
  2. Optional: Drizzle any leftover filling over the top of the cookies.
  3. Place the cookies in the refrigerator for about 10-15 minutes for the filling to firm.
  4. Store in an air-tight BPA-free container in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  5. Enjoy!

Notes

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Creative Commons License  The recipe and photographs for “Gluten-Free Vegan Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Thumbprint Cookies” by Karielyn Tillman of The Healthy Family and Home website are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives 4.0 International License and cannot be used without my written permission.

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Lectin-Free Vegan Chocolate Avocado Ice Cream with Almond Butter Swirl https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/lectin-free-vegan-chocolate-avocado-ice-cream-with-almond-butter-swirl/ https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/lectin-free-vegan-chocolate-avocado-ice-cream-with-almond-butter-swirl/#respond Wed, 29 Nov 2017 07:02:35 +0000 https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/?p=28678 Enjoy an easy, creamy dessert recipe with this Lectin-Free Vegan Chocolate Avocado Ice Cream with Almond Butter Swirl! It’s a dairy-free, vegan chocolate ice cream made with healthy fat from avocados, and has an almond butter swirl (or almond butter chunks, depending on the type of almond butter you use) mixed in. Either way, swirls...]]>

Lectin-Free Vegan Chocolate Avocado Ice Cream with Almond Butter Swirl | The Healthy Family and Home

Enjoy an easy, creamy dessert recipe with this Lectin-Free Vegan Chocolate Avocado Ice Cream with Almond Butter Swirl!

It’s a dairy-free, vegan chocolate ice cream made with healthy fat from avocados, and has an almond butter swirl (or almond butter chunks, depending on the type of almond butter you use) mixed in.

Either way, swirls or chunks, you get some in every bite!

This super easy recipe takes less than 5 minutes to make with a Vitamix and the hardest part is waiting for it to firm up in the freezer.

S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) homemade ice cream usually contains dairy, cream and eggs and store-bought ice cream can contain other ingredients like these:

 

S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) Chocolate Ice Cream

Typical Ingredients: Milk, Cream, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Sugar, Whey, Buttermilk, Guar Gum, Gellulose Gum, Carrageenan, Alkalized Cocoa, Monoglycerides, Diglycerides, Polysorbate 80, etc.

 

You can enjoy this healthy dessert because it’s made with clean ingredients and is raw, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, lectin-free, egg-free, soy-free, no-cook, paleo-friendly and contains no refined sugar.

Want more healthy dessert recipes?  Check out Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Turtle Ice Cream, Gluten-Free Vegan Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, Vegan Strawberry Ice Cream or my Clean Eating Cookbook with 3 entire chapters of healthy, clean eating dessert recipes just like this one that you will love!

 

Feel Good About What You Eat | The Healthy Family and Home

5 Fast Facts About Coconut:*

  • 2 tablespoons contain 4.6 g RDA of dietary fiber
  • healthy source of medium-chain fatty acids
  • can help to decrease cholesterol
  • high in lauric acid
  • excellent source of manganese at 60% RDA and iron at 11% RDA

5 Fast Facts About Avocados:*

  • excellent source of vitamin E
  • contains 25 essential nutrients
  • contains 2 – 3 times the potassium as one banana
  • has anti-inflammatory properties
  • can help lower cholesterol levels

5 Fast Facts About Raw Cacao Powder:*

  • super high in anti-oxidants
  • promotes cardiovascular health
  • contains essential fats
  • can help to decrease blood pressure
  • contains over 300 compounds including protein, calcium, copper, zinc and iron

5 Fast Facts About Almonds (Almond Butter):*

  • helps to regulate cholesterol and blood pressure
  • energy booster
  • loaded with calcium and fiber
  • 1/4 cup contains 8 grams of vegan protein
  • high in anti-oxidants

5 Fast Facts About Date Nectar:*

  • 25% less sugar than honey
  • vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, lectin-free, paleo
  • organic + non-GMO
  • great source of antioxidants
  • made with organic California dates

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

Lectin-Free Vegan Chocolate Avocado Ice Cream with Almond Butter Swirl | The Healthy Family and Home

 

 

Lectin-Free Vegan Chocolate Avocado Ice Cream with Almond Butter Swirl

Prep

Inactive

Total

Yield 2 servings

Vegan / Gluten-Free / Dairy-Free / Lectin-Free / Egg-Free / Soy-Free / Paleo-Friendly / No Refined Sugar

Ingredients

For the ice cream:

For the swirl:

Instructions

Prepare the ice cream:

  1. Add all ingredients for the ice cream to a Vitamix and blend until it’s creamy and smooth.  Adjust the amount of sweetener to your preference.
  2. Transfer the mixture to an ice cream maker and process according to your machines directions.

Prepare the swirl:

  1. Add all the ingredients for the swirl to a small bowl and stir until well combined.  Set aside.

Assemble:

  1. When the ice cream maker is finished making the ice cream, transfer the mixture to an air-tight BPA-free, freezer safe ice cream container and spread evenly.
  2. The type of almond butter you use will determine which option to use:
  3. Option 1: If your swirl mixture is thin, drop a spoonful of the swirl on top of the ice cream and using the tip of a sharp knife, swirl it into the ice cream mixture.
  4. Option 2: If your swirl mixture is thick, take out a small amount at a time and roll it into small balls (you should have +/- 30 tiny balls).  Drop the balls into the ice cream mixture, spreading them evenly then push them down into the the ice cream with a fork or flat edged spoon.
  5. Cover your container and place in the freezer for 2-3 hours, or until it gets to the hardness you prefer.
  6. Enjoy!

Notes

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Creative Commons License  The recipe and photographs for “Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Avocado Ice Cream with Almond Butter Swirl” by Karielyn Tillman of The Healthy Family and Home website are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives 4.0 International License and cannot be used without my written permission.

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Lectin-Free Vegan Taco “Meat” https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/lectin-free-vegan-taco-meat/ https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/lectin-free-vegan-taco-meat/#respond Mon, 27 Nov 2017 21:35:48 +0000 https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/?p=29330 This Lectin-Free Vegan Taco “Meat” recipe is made with only 6 clean ingredients you probably already have on hand and is ready in less than 5 minutes! All you need is a food processor to make it and you will have a flavorful filling or topping with so many possibilities. You can use it as...]]>

Lectin-Free Vegan Taco "Meat" | The Healthy Family and Home

This Lectin-Free Vegan Taco “Meat” recipe is made with only 6 clean ingredients you probably already have on hand and is ready in less than 5 minutes!

All you need is a food processor to make it and you will have a flavorful filling or topping with so many possibilities.

You can use it as a filling in a coconut wrap, romaine lettuce with guacamole, a nori wrap or as a topping on nachos, baked sweet potatoes, avocado or even a salad.

Store-bought vegan products are helpful if you are a new vegan or if you are trying to transition away from store-bought vegan products, but they are still processed and some contain ingredient lists that have unhealthy ingredients.

For example, this is the ingredient list for a popular store-bought vegan “meatless” product:

 

S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) Boca Meatless Ground Crumbles

Ingredients: Water, Soy Protein Concentrate, Wheat Gluten, Contains 2% or less of Malt Extract, Salt, Wheat Starch, Yeast Extract, Sugar, Flavors Natural Non-Meat, Onions Dried, Garlic Powder, Spices

 

Although the ingredient list itself isn’t long or complicated, it does contain GMO ingredients (soy), refined sugar and is not gluten-free.

It’s always better to use clean, real food ingredients like in this recipe.  You only need two main ingredients (organic walnuts and organic extra-virgin olive oil) and the remaining three ingredients are clean spices.  That’s it!

And it only takes less than 5 minutes to make it which is probably less time than it would take to heat up the Boca Meatless Ground Crumbles, or a similar store-bought product.

This healthier version is raw, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, no-cook and paleo-friendly.

Want more healthy recipes?  Check out How To Make Homemade Almond Butter, How To Make Tahini, How To Make Homemade Almond Milk or my Clean Eating Cookbook with over 140 healthy, clean eating recipes just like this one that you will love!

 

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5 Fast Facts About Walnuts:*

  • high quality vegan protein
  • high in anti-oxidants
  • rich in omega-3 fatty acids
  • high in vitamin C
  • improves blood lipids and other cardiovascular risk factors

5 Fast Facts About Extra-Virgin Olive Oil:*

  • lowers blood cholesterol levels
  • rich in anti-oxidants
  • improves bone mineralization and calcification
  • excellent protection from heart attack and stroke
  • contains anti-inflammatory benefits

5 Fast Facts About Himalayan Pink Salt:*

  • contains 84 minerals
  • unrefined, unprocessed, raw
  • promotes stable pH balance in cells
  • controls water levels in the body
  • aids digestion and facilitates better nutrient absorption

5 Fast Facts About Chipotle:*

  • can help reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels
  • can help lower the risk of diabetes
  • a thermogenic food to help energize metabolism
  • can help improve circulation
  • rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, magnesium and potassium

5 Fast Facts About Cumin:*

  • high in anti-oxidants
  • aids in digestion
  • 1 tablespoon contains 20% dv of iron
  • 1 tablespoon contains 6% RDV of magnesium
  • can help lower cholesterol and triglycerides

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

Lectin-Free Vegan Taco "Meat" | The Healthy Family and Home

 

Lectin-Free Vegan Taco “Meat”

Prep

Total

Yield 1 1/2 cups

Raw / Vegan / Gluten-Free / Dairy-Free / Lectin-Free / Soy-Free / Grain-Free / Paleo-Friendly

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a food processor and process until the walnuts are broken down into tiny pieces, but taking care not to over process.
  2. Adjust seasonings to your preference.
  3. Use as a filling for a wrap, taco or as a topping on nachos, baked sweet potato, avocado, salad, etc.
  4. Store in an air-tight BPA-free container in the refrigerator.
  5. Enjoy!

Notes

Get all your organic ingredients delivered straight to your door at up to 25 – 50% off retail by cutting out the middleman and retail markups with a Thrive Market Membership and save 15% off on your first order.

 

Creative Commons License  The recipe and photographs for “Lectin-Free Vegan Taco “Meat“” by Karielyn Tillman of The Healthy Family and Home website are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives 4.0 International License and cannot be used without my written permission.

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Gluten-Free Vegan No-Bake Peanut Butter Cup Pie https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/gluten-free-vegan-no-bake-peanut-butter-cup-pie/ https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/gluten-free-vegan-no-bake-peanut-butter-cup-pie/#respond Fri, 24 Nov 2017 23:13:08 +0000 https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/?p=29345 This Gluten-Free Vegan No-Bake Peanut Butter Cup Pie recipe is a dream come true for chocolate + peanut butter fans and it only needs 4 ingredients you probably already have on hand! It looks and tastes like a HUGE peanut butter cup and it’s very rich so you may want to cut it into small...]]>

Gluten-Free Vegan No-Bake Peanut Butter Cup Pie | The Healthy Family and Home

This Gluten-Free Vegan No-Bake Peanut Butter Cup Pie recipe is a dream come true for chocolate + peanut butter fans and it only needs 4 ingredients you probably already have on hand!

It looks and tastes like a HUGE peanut butter cup and it’s very rich so you may want to cut it into small slices when serving.

And don’t be intimidated by the ingredient list or steps it takes to make this recipe.  It’s really, really easy…I promise!

All you need to do is melt and stir the chocolate bottom, the peanut butter center and the chocolate topping, which takes about 5 minutes to do all three.

The hardest part is waiting for each layer to harden in the freezer for about 15-30 minutes before adding a new layer.  That’s it!

It stores well in the refrigerator but it won’t last long.  And, if you’d rather individual, smaller peanut butter cups, make sure you check out my Healthy Peanut Butter Cup recipe, which is what this recipe was based off of.

Homemade versions can contain ingredients like these:

 

S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) Homemade Peanut Butter Cup Recipe:

Typical Ingredients:  3 tablespoons butter, 8 ounces cream cheese, 4 ounces confectioners sugar and chocolate wafer cookies (or Oreo cookie crust), 2 1/2 cups Cool Whip Topping, 1 package Jello Instant Vanilla Pudding, 2 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream, 1/4 cup white sugar

 

They have horrible S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) ingredients, have to be baked in the oven and are not vegan or gluten-free.

This healthier dessert recipe is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, egg-free, no-bake and contains no refined sugar.

Want more healthy dessert recipes? Check out Clean Eating Vegan Copycate Peanut Butter Tagalongs, Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cheesecake, Gluten-Free Vegan No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bars or my Clean Eating Cookbook with 3 entire chapters of healthy, clean eating dessert recipes just like this one that you will love!

 

Feel Good About What You Eat | The Healthy Family and Home

5 Fast Facts About Peanuts (Peanut Butter):*

  • excellent source of vitamin E
  • high in folate
  • contains tryptophan which helps fight depression
  • good source of fiber
  • excellent source of vegan protein

5 Fast Facts About Maple Syrup:*

  • contains manganese and zinc
  • super high in anti-oxidants
  • helps with inflammation
  • 1/4 cup contains more calcium than the same amount of milk
  • 1/4 cup contains more potassium than a banana

5 Fast Facts About Coconut Oil:*

  • super high in lauric acid
  • rich in antioxidants
  • contains natural microbial and anti-bacterial agents
  • helps to improve metabolism
  • improves cholesterol levels

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

Gluten-Free Vegan No-Bake Peanut Butter Cup Pie | The Healthy Family and Home

 

Gluten-Free Vegan No-Bake Peanut Butter Cup Pie | The Healthy Family and Home

 

Gluten-Free Vegan No-Bake Peanut Butter Cup Pie

Prep

Inactive

Total

Yield 6 – 12 pieces

Vegan / Gluten-Free / Dairy-Free / Soy-Free / Egg-Free / No Refined Sugar

Ingredients

For the chocolate bottom:

For the peanut butter center:

For the chocolate topping:

Instructions

Prepare the chocolate bottom:

  1. Add all ingredients for the chocolate bottom to a small saucepan and melt on lowest heat until it’s well blended and smooth, stirring the entire time to make sure it doesn’t burn.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a 6-inch spring form cheesecake pan and spread it evenly on the bottom of the pan.
  3. Put the pan in the freezer for 15-30 minutes, or until it’s hardened.

Prepare the peanut butter center:

  1. Add all ingredients for the peanut butter center to a small sauce pan and melt on lowest heat until it’s well blended and smooth, stirring the entire time to make sure it doesn’t burn.  Set aside.
  2. Allow to cool completely before adding to the cheesecake pan.

Prepare the chocolate topping:

  1. Add all ingredients to the same sauce pan you used for the chocolate bottom and melt on lowest heat until it’s well blended and smooth, stirring the entire time to make sure it doesn’t burn.  Set aside.
  2. Allow to cool completely before adding to the cheesecake pan.

Assembly:

  1. Remove the cheesecake pan from the freezer and transfer the cooled off peanut butter mixture on top of the chocolate bottom, spreading it evenly.
  2. Put the pan in the freezer for 15-30 minutes, or until it’s hardened.
  3. Remove the cheesecake pan from the freezer and transfer the cooled off chocolate topping mixture on top of the peanut butter center, spreading it evenly.
  4. Put the pan back in the freezer for 15-30 minutes, or until it’s hardened.
  5. When ready to serve, remove the cheesecake pan from the freezer and remove the pie from the cheesecake pan and transfer it to a serving plate or dish.
  6. Put it in the refrigerator for about 15-30 minutes, or until it’s soft often enough to cut it.
  7. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve because it will get soft if left out at room temperature.
  8. Enjoy!

Notes

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Lectin-Free Vegan Chocolate Avocado Frosting https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/lectin-free-vegan-chocolate-avocado-frosting/ https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/lectin-free-vegan-chocolate-avocado-frosting/#respond Tue, 21 Nov 2017 07:00:22 +0000 http://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/?p=29233 This Lectin-Free Vegan Chocolate Avocado Frosting recipe is a good staple recipe to have on hand and it’s made with only 5 clean ingredients and is ready in under 5 minutes. You can whip it up in a matter of minutes with ingredients you probably already have on hand, and, it’s a good recipe to...]]>

Lectin-Free Vegan Chocolate Avocado Frosting | The Healthy Family and Home

This Lectin-Free Vegan Chocolate Avocado Frosting recipe is a good staple recipe to have on hand and it’s made with only 5 clean ingredients and is ready in under 5 minutes.

You can whip it up in a matter of minutes with ingredients you probably already have on hand, and, it’s a good recipe to make when you have avocados that need to be used quickly.

I like to use it as a topping on my Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Avocado Oil Cake, but you can use it on top of brownies, cookies, cupcakes or just enjoy it by itself!

No matter which way you go, homemade or store-bought, ingredients in S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) versions are bad and aren’t vegan:

 

 S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) Homemade Chocolate Frosting:

Typical Ingredients:  3 1/2 cups powdered sugar, 1 1/2 sticks of butter, 1/2 can evaporated milk or whole milk

 

S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) Betty Crocker Chocolate Fudge Frosting:

Ingredients: Sugar, Water, High Maltose Corn Syrup, Palm Oil, Corn Starch, Cocoa Processed with Alkali, Canola Oil. Contains 2% or less of Salt, Distilled Monoglycerides, Polysorbate 60, Natural and Artificial Flavor, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Color Added, Nonfat Milk, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate to Preserve Freshness.

 

This healthier version is raw, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, lectin-free, soy-free, paleo-friendly and contains no refined sugar.

Want more healthy recipes? Check out How To Make Whipped Coconut Cream Topping, How To Make Tahini, How To Make Gluten-Free Bread Crumbs or my Clean Eating Cookbook with over 140 healthy, clean eating recipes just like this one that you will love!

 

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5 Fast Facts About Avocados:*

  • excellent source of vitamin E
  • contains 25 essential nutrients
  • contains 2 – 3 times the potassium as one banana
  • has anti-inflammatory properties
  • can help lower cholesterol levels

5 Fast Facts About Raw Cacao Powder:*

  • super high in anti-oxidants
  • promotes cardiovascular health
  • contains essential fats
  • can help to decrease blood pressure
  • contains over 300 compounds including protein, calcium, copper, zinc and iron

5 Fast Facts About Date Nectar:*

  • 25% less sugar than honey
  • vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, lectin-free, paleo
  • organic + non-GMO
  • great source of antioxidants
  • made with organic California dates

5 Fast Facts About Almonds (Almond Butter):*

  • helps to regulate cholesterol and blood pressure
  • energy booster
  • loaded with calcium and fiber
  • 1/4 cup contains 8 grams of vegan protein
  • high in anti-oxidants

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

Lectin-Free Vegan Chocolate Avocado Frosting | The Healthy Family and Home

 

 

Lectin-Free Vegan Chocolate Avocado Frosting

Prep

Total

Yield 1 cup

Raw / Vegan / Gluten-Free / Dairy-Free / Soy-Free / Paleo-Friendly / No Refined Sugar

Ingredients

*or organic maple syrup, organic coconut nectar, etc.

Instructions

  1. Add the avocados to a small bowl and whisk together until they are creamy and completely smooth, without any tiny pieces.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and whisk everything together until it is creamy, thick and smooth.
  3. Use as you would in any recipe that calls for “chocolate frosting”.
  4. Optional: If you prefer the frosting to be thicker, just put it in the refrigerator for about 15-30 minutes and it will thicken up.
  5. Enjoy!

Notes

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Lectin-Free Vegan Tahini Brownie Truffles https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/lectin-free-vegan-tahini-brownie-truffles/ https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/lectin-free-vegan-tahini-brownie-truffles/#respond Sat, 18 Nov 2017 00:42:53 +0000 http://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/?p=29135 These Lectin-Free Vegan Tahini Brownie Truffles are delicious bite-size treats that contain nutrient-dense ingredients to help keep you satisfied. They have a brownie-type center and are coated with a chocolate topping then sprinkled with chopped walnuts. Every time I eat one, they remind me of the “Little Debbie” Fudge Brownie snacks I used to eat...]]>

Lectin-Free Vegan Tahini Brownie Truffles | The Healthy Family and Home

These Lectin-Free Vegan Tahini Brownie Truffles are delicious bite-size treats that contain nutrient-dense ingredients to help keep you satisfied.

They have a brownie-type center and are coated with a chocolate topping then sprinkled with chopped walnuts.

Every time I eat one, they remind me of the “Little Debbie” Fudge Brownie snacks I used to eat as a child.  I don’t even want to think about how many of those Little Debbie brownies I ate!

Here’s the ingredient list for the popular store-bought snacks:

 

S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) Little Debbie Fudge Brownies with Walnuts Ingredients:

Ingredients: Enriched Bleached Flour (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate [Vitamin B1], Riboflavin [Vitamin B2], Folic Acid), Corn Syrup, Vegetable Shortening (Partially Hydrogenated Soybean and Cottonseed Oils), Sugar, Dextrose, Water, Cocoa, Walnuts, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Whey (Milk), Eggs, Egg Whites, Soy Lecithin Emulsifier), Corn Starch, Salt, Leavening (Baking Soda, Sodium Aluminum Phosphate), Colors (Caramel Color, Red 40), Natural and Artificial Flavors, Sorbic Acid (To Retain Freshness)

 

They contain GMO ingredients, artificial colors, high fructose corn syrup and they aren’t vegan or gluten-free.

This healthier version is made with clean, real food ingredients and is raw, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, lectin-free, soy-free, paleo-friendly and contains no refined sugar.

Want more healthy ball and truffle recipes? Check out Lectin-Free Vegan Chocolate Avocado Pistachio Truffles, Clean Eating Vegan Strawberry Fudge Truffles, Pecan Cranberry Truffles or my Clean Eating Cookbook with an entire chapter of 20 healthy, clean eating truffle and ball recipes just like this one that you will love!

 

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5 Fast Facts About Tahini (Sesame Seeds):*

  • high in calcium at 35% RDA
  • excellent anti-oxidant
  • lowers cholesterol
  • reduces inflammation
  • high in phytosterol

5 Fast Facts About  Almonds (Almond Flour):*

  • helps to regulate cholesterol and blood pressure
  • energy booster
  • loaded with calcium and fiber
  • 1/4 cup contains 8 grams of vegan protein
  • high in anti-oxidants

5 Fast Facts About Raw Cacao Powder:*

  • super high in anti-oxidants
  • promotes cardiovascular health
  • contains essential fats
  • can help to decrease blood pressure
  • contains over 300 compounds including protein, calcium, copper, zinc and iron

5 Fast Facts About Date Nectar:*

  • 25% less sugar than honey
  • vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, lectin-free, paleo
  • organic + non-GMO
  • great source of antioxidants
  • made with organic California dates

5 Fast Facts About Coconut Oil:*

  • organic, raw, vegan, gluten-free
  • low-glycemic
  • good source of 17 amino acids
  • nearly neutral pH
  • high in B vitamins

5 Fast Facts About Medjool Dates:*

  • natural energy booster
  • high in iron content
  • rich in potassium
  • good source of dietary fiber
  • excellent source of vegan protein

5 Fast Facts About Vanilla Bean Powder:*

  • anti-microbial
  • high in anti-oxidants
  • can help reduce inflammation
  • contains small traces of minerals
  • 1 tablespoon contains 2 g of fiber

5 Fast Facts About Himalayan Pink Salt:*

  • contains 84 minerals
  • unrefined, unprocessed, raw
  • promotes stable pH balance in cells
  • controls water levels in the body
  • aids digestion and facilitates better nutrient absorption

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

Lectin-Free Vegan Tahini Brownie Truffles | The Healthy Family and Home

 

Lectin-Free Vegan Tahini Brownie Truffles | The Healthy Family and Home

 

Tip #1:  If you didn’t need the recipe to be “raw” or “lectin-free”, you could make the following substitution for the chocolate coating: 1/4 cup Enjoy Life mini-chocolate chips + 1 teaspoon organic coconut oil.  Add to small saucepan and melt on lowest heat, stirring the entire time to make sure it doesn’t burn.  Allow to cool completely before using to coat the truffles.

 

Lectin-Free Vegan Tahini Brownie Truffles

Prep

Inactive

Total

Yield 10 – 12 truffles

Raw / Vegan / Gluten-Free / Dairy-Free / Lectin-Free / Soy-Free / Paleo-Friendly / No Refined Sugar

Ingredients

For the truffles:

For the coating:

For the topping:

Instructions

Prepare the truffles:

  1. Add all the ingredients for the truffles to a food processor and process until it becomes a wet, crumbly texture.
  2. Take out a spoonful at a time and roll it into a ball shape between the palms of your hands. 
  3. Put the truffles on a baking pan lined with parchment paper in the freezer to firm while you prepare the coating.

Prepare the coating:

  1. Add all the ingredients for the coating to a small saucepan and melt on lowest heat, stirring until it’s well combined and smooth, and taking care not to burn it.
  2. Remove from stove top and allow to cool.

Assembly:

  1. Once the coating has cooled, remove the pan of truffles from the freezer and take each truffle and gently roll it into the coating mixture, making sure it’s completely covered.
  2. Place the coated truffles back on the baking pan lined with parchment paper.
  3. Optional: Sprinkle chopped walnuts on top of the truffles.
  4. Put the baking pan back in the freezer for about 15 minutes to allow the coating to harden.
  5. Store in an air-tight, BPA-free container in the freezer or refrigerator until ready to serve because they will get soft if left out at room temperature.
  6. Enjoy!

Notes

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Creative Commons License  The recipe and photographs for “Lectin-Free Vegan Tahini Brownie Truffles” by Karielyn Tillman of The Healthy Family and Home website are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives 4.0 International License and cannot be used without my written permission.

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Lectin-Free Vegan Cilantro and Lime Cauliflower Rice https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/lectin-free-vegan-cilantro-and-lime-cauliflower-rice/ https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/lectin-free-vegan-cilantro-and-lime-cauliflower-rice/#respond Tue, 14 Nov 2017 22:41:54 +0000 http://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/?p=29112 You can enjoy this Lectin-Free Vegan Cilantro and Lime Cauliflower Rice recipe in less than 10 minutes and it’s made with only 6 clean ingredients! That’s right…this recipe takes less than 10 minutes to make and you can use fresh or frozen cauliflower rice.  I used frozen organic cauliflower rice, but you make make your...]]>

Lectin-Free Vegan Cilantro and Lime Cauliflower Rice | The Healthy Family and HomeYou can enjoy this Lectin-Free Vegan Cilantro and Lime Cauliflower Rice recipe in less than 10 minutes and it’s made with only 6 clean ingredients!

That’s right…this recipe takes less than 10 minutes to make and you can use fresh or frozen cauliflower rice.  I used frozen organic cauliflower rice, but you make make your own by adding fresh organic cauliflower florets to a food processor and processing it until it turns into a rice-type consistency.

I’ve been having fun making recipes using cauliflower rice as a replacement for traditional white rice, as well as also creating new ones.

The thing about cauliflower rice is that it doesn’t taste like cauliflower.  So if you don’t really like cauliflower, it’s a really good substitute for rice and very, very similar in texture.

This easy recipe is very filling and made with nutrient-dense ingredients like healthy fat from the avocado oil, fiber-rich organic cauliflower, detoxifying cilantro and alkalizing lime juice.

You could serve it by itself as a side dish or in a taco wrap with romaine lettuce or collard green leaves.

This healthy recipe is made with organic, real food ingredients and is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, lectin-free, nut-free and paleo-friendly.

Want more healthy side dishes? Check out Lectin-Free Vegan Pumpkin Spice Cauliflower Rice Soup, Lectin-Free Vegan Basil Pesto and Cauliflower Rice Dip, Lectin-Free Vegan Mushroom Cauliflower Rice Risotto or my Clean Eating Cookbook with an entire chapter of 20 healthy, clean eating snack and side dish recipes just like this one that you will love!

 

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5 Fast Facts About Cauliflower:*

  • 1 cup contains 9.1% DV of potassium
  • 1 cup contains 85.9% of vitamin C
  • 1 cup contains 8.5% DV of fiber
  • excellent anti-oxidant
  • contains anti-inflammatory benefits

5 Fast Facts About Cilantro:*

  • contains powerful anti-oxidants
  • anti-inflammatory
  • helps to remove toxins and heavy metals
  • promotes healthy liver function
  • helps to control blood sugar

5 Fast Facts About Limes:*

  • aids in digestion
  • fat burner
  • contains more vitamin C than a lemon
  • anti-oxidant and anti-biotic effects
  • extremely alkalizing to the body

5 Fast Facts About Avocado Oil:*

  • healthier cooking with smoke point of 500 degrees
  • may help reduce the risk of metabolic syndrome
  • helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels
  • provides protection from cardiovascular disease
  • good source of vitamin E

5 Fast Facts About Himalayan Pink Salt:*

  • contains 84 minerals
  • unrefined, unprocessed, raw
  • promotes stable pH balance in cells
  • controls water levels in the body
  • aids digestion and facilitates better nutrient absorption

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

Lectin-Free Vegan Cilantro and Lime Cauliflower Rice | The Healthy Family and Home

 

Lectin-Free Vegan Cilantro and Lime Cauliflower Rice | The Healthy Family and Home

 

Lectin-Free Cilantro and Lime Cauliflower Rice

Prep

Cook

Total

Yield 1 1/2 cups

Vegan / Gluten-Free / Dairy-Free / Lectin-Free / Nut-Free / Paleo-Friendly

Ingredients

For the cauliflower rice:

For the add-in:

  • 1/4 cup organic fresh cilantro (chopped)

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients for the cauliflower rice to a skillet and lightly saute for approximately 5 minutes, or until it gets to the consistency that you prefer.  Adjust seasonings to your preference.
  2. Remove from heat and add the chopped cilantro and stir until it’s evenly distributed
  3. Transfer to your serving dish and garnish with extra chopped cilantro.
  4. Enjoy!

Notes

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Creative Commons License  The recipe and photographs for “Lectin-Free Cilantro and Lime Cauliflower Rice” by Karielyn Tillman of The Healthy Family and Home website are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives 4.0 International License and cannot be used without my written permission.

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Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cheesecake https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/gluten-free-vegan-chocolate-peanut-butter-no-bake-cheesecake/ https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/gluten-free-vegan-chocolate-peanut-butter-no-bake-cheesecake/#respond Sat, 11 Nov 2017 00:56:48 +0000 https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/?p=28731 This Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cheesecake is not only a show stopper, but it tastes as good as it looks! It’s based off my Vegan No-Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake that I posted a couple of years ago and is a peanut butter lovers dream come true. It’s also one of my husband’s favorite cheesecakes...]]>

Gluten-Free Vegan No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake | The Healthy Family and Home

This Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cheesecake is not only a show stopper, but it tastes as good as it looks!

It’s based off my Vegan No-Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake that I posted a couple of years ago and is a peanut butter lovers dream come true.

It’s also one of my husband’s favorite cheesecakes I make since he is definitely a peanut butter lover.

Today is our anniversary, and I wanted to make him a really special treat, something new that I had never made before.

So instead of making him my regular peanut butter cheesecake, I decided to change it up a little and add more emphasis on the chocolate than peanut butter…and more than on my original recipe.

Here’s what’s going on in this chocolate + peanut butter dessert:

  • Bottom Layer: I used the same chocolate raw, pecan based crust naturally sweetened with medjool dates
  • Middle Layer: Instead of a plain peanut butter cheesecake filling, I made it chocolate – so it’s chocolate peanut butter!
  • Top Layer: Instead of the chocolate drizzle, I made a layer of thick, chocolate peanut butter that covers the entire top of the cheesecake
  • Garnish: My original cheesecake didn’t have any type of garnish, but on this one, I made tiny balls of peanut butter rolled in raw cacao powder to decorate the top of the cheesecake

Since this one has more chocolate in it than my original recipe, it kind of tastes like a “Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup” cheesecake.

Needless to say, he loved it and said this cheesecake is now his new favorite!

This healthier recipe is raw, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, no-bake and contains no refined sugar.

Want more healthy dessert recipes? Check out Gluten-Free Vegan No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Oat Bars, Clean Eating Copycat Peanut Butter Tagalongs, Clean Eating Peanut Butter Fudge or my Clean Eating Cookbook with 3 entire chapters of healthy, clean eating recipes just like this one that you will love!

 

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5 Fast Facts About Peanuts (Peanut Butter):*

  • excellent source of vitamin E
  • high in folate
  • contains tryptophan which helps fight depression
  • good source of fiber
  • excellent source of vegan protein

5 Fast Facts About Raw Cacao Powder:*

  • super high in anti-oxidants
  • promotes cardiovascular health
  • contains essential fats
  • can help to decrease blood pressure
  • contains over 300 compounds including protein, calcium, copper, zinc and iron

5 Fast Facts About Medjool Dates:*

  • natural energy booster
  • high in iron content
  • rich in potassium
  • good source of dietary fiber
  • excellent source of vegan protein

5 Fast Facts About Pecans:*

  • contains naturally occurring anti-oxidants
  • helps to lower cholesterol
  • high quality source of protein
  • contains more 19 vitamins and minerals
  • excellent source of vitamin E

5 Fast Facts About Coconut Oil:*

  • super high in lauric acid
  • rich in antioxidants
  • contains natural microbial and anti-bacterial agents
  • helps to improve metabolism
  • improves cholesterol levels

5 Fast Facts About Cashews:*

  • packed with dietary fiber
  • rich in “heart friendly” mono-saturated fatty acids
  • rich source of minerals
  • high in magnesium and copper
  • excellent source of antioxidants

5 Fast Facts About Maple Syrup:*

  • contains manganese and zinc
  • super high in anti-oxidants
  • helps with inflammation
  • 1/4 cup contains more calcium than the same amount of milk
  • 1/4 cup contains more potassium than a banana

5 Fast Facts About Vanilla Bean Powder:*

  • anti-microbial
  • high in anti-oxidants
  • can help reduce inflammation
  • contains small traces of minerals
  • 1 tablespoon contains 2 g of fiber

5 Fast Facts About Himalayan Pink Salt:*

  • contains 84 minerals
  • unrefined, unprocessed, raw
  • promotes stable pH balance in cells
  • controls water levels in the body
  • aids digestion and facilitates better nutrient absorption

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

Gluten-Free Vegan No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake | The Healthy Family and Home

 

Gluten-Free Vegan No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake | The Healthy Family and Home

 

Gluten-Free Vegan No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake | The Healthy Family and Home

 

Gluten-Free Vegan No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake | The Healthy Family and Home

 

Gluten-Free Vegan No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake

Prep

Inactive

Total

Yield 8 – 10 small servings

Raw / Vegan / Gluten-Free / Dairy-Free / Egg-Free / Soy-Free / No Refined Sugar

Ingredients

For the crust:

For the cheesecake:

For the topping:

For the garnish:

Instructions

For the crust:

  1. Add all the ingredients for the crust to a food processor and process until it is a wet, crumbly texture.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a 6-inch spring form cheesecake pan, spread it evenly on the bottom of the pan, then press it down tight.  Set aside.

For the cheesecake:

  1. Optional:  Soak the cashews in filtered/purified water for 15-30 minutes, then drain and rinse.  This will make them soft which will make the mixture extra creamy.
  2. Add all the ingredients for the cheesecake to a Vitamix and blend until it’s creamy and smooth, using the tamper if necessary.  
  3. Transfer the mixture into the cheesecake pan and pour it on top of the crust.  Once you have all the mixture in the cheesecake pan, tap it lightly a couple of times on your counter top so it will settle. 
  4. Put the cheesecake pan in the freezer for about 30 minutes so it can start to firm.

For the topping:

  1. Add all the ingredients for the topping to a small saucepan and melt on lowest heat until it’s well blended, stirring the entire time to make sure it doesn’t burn.
  2. Allow to cool completely before adding to the cheesecake.

For the garnish:

  1. Take about a 1/2 a spoonful out at a time and roll it into a small ball shape between the palms of your hands.
  2. Add the raw cacao powder to a small bowl and roll each peanut butter ball in the raw cacao powder until they are coated.  Some of the raw cacao powder will be absorbed into the peanut butter balls, but it gives it a nice visual effect.  You can re-roll them if you want them to be completely covered with the raw cacao powder right before serving.

Assembly:

  1. Once the cheesecake has started to firm and the topping has cooled off, remove the cheesecake from the freezer and pour the topping evenly over the top.
  2. Add the raw cacao powder covered peanut butter balls on top of the topping on the outer edge of the cheesecake.
  3. Optional: Sprinkle raw cacao powder over the top as an extra garnish.
  4. Return the cheesecake back to the freezer for 1-2 hours for it to harden.
  5. When ready to serve, remove the cheesecake from the freezer and put it in the refrigerator until it’s soft enough to cut.
  6. Store in the freezer or refrigerator until ready to serve because it will get soft and lose it’s shape if left out at room temperature.
  7. Enjoy!

Notes

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The Truth Behind “Natural Flavors” and What Maty’s Uses Instead https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/the-truth-behind-natural-flavors-and-what-matys-uses-instead/ https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/the-truth-behind-natural-flavors-and-what-matys-uses-instead/#comments Tue, 07 Nov 2017 17:00:45 +0000 https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/?p=28714   This is a Sponsored Post by Maty’s Healthy Products. Thank you for supporting the brands that make this website possible. Well, it’s that time again. We are approaching the dreaded winter + cold + flu + sickness time of the year.  Missed days of school and work.  Long sleepless nights. I want to make...]]>

 

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Thank you for supporting the brands that make this website possible.


Well, it’s that time again.

We are approaching the dreaded winter + cold + flu + sickness time of the year.  Missed days of school and work.  Long sleepless nights.

I want to make sure you are prepared and all set with the cleanest, organic natural remedies for your children.

I’ve already shared with you how much I love Maty’s Healthy Products in several other posts over the years like this one, this one and this one…I’m definitely a longtime loyal fan!

But today, we’re going to talk about “natural flavors” used in mainstream cough syrups and other over-the-counter products.

 

Are “natural flavors” really natural?

Are “natural flavors” really natural?  The truth is…not really.

Sometimes they contain synthetic chemicals, preservatives, solvents and GMO derived ingredients.  They may only contain a tiny origin from the original source, but then it’s enhanced in a lab and added to your food or product.  And that tiny origin is all that is needed to be able to call it “natural”.

It can also end up containing between 1 to 100 ingredients just to make that “natural flavoring”.

“Natural” just means that an ingredient  was “originally” found in a “naturally occurring source”.  It doesn’t have anything to do with what happens to it after it’s been “originally” found and is now in a lab being prepared to add to your “natural” product.  As long as it’s labeled “natural”, you are led to believe it is natural, that it hasn’t been altered, and is safe.

Why all the trickery and vague manipulation of words?  Why not just use REAL ingredients from REAL WHOLE FOODS?

Here’s a few examples of how the food industry uses the word “natural” when it’s far from it:

  • Petroleum – did you know that studies have shown that a petrolatum impurity is a known carcinogen?
  • Melatonin – did you know that when “melatonin” is listed as an ingredient in a product, it’s a man-made synthetic?
  • Hydrogenated Oils – did you know that hydrogenated oils are only one molecule away from plastic!
  • Natural Flavors – did you know that “natural flavors” can consist of anywhere from 1 to 100 ingredients? Including synthetic chemicals, preservatives or GMO derived ingredients?

How can you trust a brand that cleverly disguises the true contents of their product?  And knowingly give that product to your child or loved one?

You never have to worry about any of these ingredients being included in Maty’s products…ever.

While it’s always a good idea to stay away from “natural flavors” and “natural coloring” for these reasons, it’s best to find products that are transparent, don’t use “natural” ingredients and ones use real, whole food ingredients with nothing to hide.

Maty’s Organic Cough Syrup’s only uses whole food ingredients…not “natural flavors”.

You can save yourself all the worry and wondering of “is this really safe?” or “is this really natural?” by just purchasing products like Maty’s that you know are made with real food ingredients that you would find in your own kitchen, not ingredients from a lab.

 

children’s cough syrup showdown

Just like in the clean eating recipes I share with you, I try to emphasize the importance of ingredients that are used and why they are important and beneficial, like in my “5 Fast Facts”.  This is the same thing I want to share with you about Maty’s and their products.

On most of my recipe posts, I show a S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) ingredient list of a similar product to show you the difference between clean, real food ingredients like I use and what the mainstream food manufacturers are trying to pass off as “food”.

Here’s a comparison of Maty’s Cough Syrups with another mainstream brand highlighting organic + real food ingredients vs. “natural flavors” and “synthetic melatonin”:

 

Maty's Cough Syrup | The Healthy Family and Home

Maty’s = Real Food Ingredients / No “Natural Ingredients” + 10 Immune Boosters In every spoonful

Zarbee’s = “Natural” Grape Flavor + 5 Immune Boosters

Winner: Maty’s!

Maty’s is made with Real Food Ingredients, doesn’t have any “natural” flavors and has 2x the amount of Immune Boosters in every spoonful

 


 

Maty's Organic Cough Syrup | The Healthy Family and Home

Maty’s = Organic / Real Food Ingredients / No “Natural” Flavors + 10 Immune Boosters in every spoonful

Zarbee’s = “Natural” Grape Flavor + 5 Immune Boosters

Winner: Maty’s!

Maty’s is Organic, doesn’t have any “natural” flavors and has 2x the amount of Immune Boosters in every spoonful

 


 

Maty's Organic Cough Syrup | The Healthy Family and Home

Maty’s = Organic / Real Food Ingredients / No “Natural” Flavors + No Melatonin

Zarbee’s = “Natural” Grape Flavor + Synthetic Melatonin

Winner: Maty’s!

Maty’s is Organic, doesn’t have any “natural” flavors and doesn’t contain any melatonin

 

The comparison between these two brands is a no-brainer.  With Maty’s, you get Organic, real food ingredients, no “natural flavors”, no synthetic melatonin and 2x the amount of Immune Boosters.

 


What Maty’s Uses Instead

Now that we know Maty’s never uses petroleum, fragrances, hydrogenated oils, parabens, sulfates, phthalates, artificial colors, mineral oils, gluten or chemicals ~and~ their products are dairy-free, gluten-free, alcohol-free and uses no animal testing, let’s look at what Maty’s does use in their products.

For example, instead of using “natural lemon flavor”, Maty’s uses pure lemon oil.  The real thing.

Here’s the real food ingredient list for their Organic Cough Syrups:

Maty's Organic Cough Syrup | The Healthy Family and Home

 

 

Different varieties to choose from for different situations

Maty's Organic Children's Cough Syrup | The Healthy Family and Home

There are (4) different cough syrup varieties to choose from, depending on the cough situation:

  1. Maty’s Organic Children’s Cough Syrup – “Sooths little throats, Quickly Calms Coughs, Pediatrician Recommended”
  2. Maty’s Organic Children’s Goodnight Cough Syrup – “Turns Coughs Into ZZZ’s, Soothes Little Throats, Pediatrician Recommended”
  3. Maty’s Organic Childrens Mucus Cough Syrup – “Soothes Little Throats, Clears Out The Yucky Stuff, Pediatrician Recommended”
  4. Maty’s All Natural Children’s Cough Syrup – “Soothes Little Throats, Quickly Calms Coughs, Pediatrician Recommended”

You have one for regular daytime use for general coughs made with organic ingredients, one for nighttime coughs to help them sleep better (without melatonin) made with organic ingredients, one for coughs with mucus made with organic ingredients, and one for regular daytime use for general coughs made with all natural ingredients.

Quick Note:  Because Maty’s cough syrups contain “honey” as an ingredient, they should not be used for infants or any child under 1 year of age.

 

 

My “Stay Well ” Strategy while traveling abroad

Maty's Organic Children's Cough Syrup | The Healthy Family and Home

So now that I’ve told you why you ~must~ grab a bottle of Maty’s cough syrup before cold and flu season starts, let me share with you my “stay well” strategy for this upcoming winter season ~and~ while traveling.

When I say traveling, I don’t mean a trip down the interstate to grandma’s house to spend time with family.

No…it’s much worse than that.

My family will be traveling to Europe. On a Transatlantic cruise. For 21 days. In 6 different countries. At 10 different ports of call.  And on 3 different airline flights through 3 countries.  Yes, it’s true.  Being a germ-phobic, just typing all that makes me want to change my mind!  Just kidding…the experience more than outweighs the risk of getting sick.

But…I am going to be proactive to make sure we are prepared on this trip in case sickness strikes.

And it’s possible it will.

So for our upcoming trip, I’m going to be packing along the Organic Cough Syrup, Organic Mucus Cough Syrup and the Organic Goodnight Cough Syrup, because it will be extremely hard (if not impossible) to find something clean and organic to use while being away from home.

My best advice – BE PREPARED IN ADVANCE 🙂

 

Be prepared and have a bottle on hand before you need it!

Maty's Organic Children's Cough Syrup | The Healthy Family and Home

You don’t have to take a long, extended international trip to be worried about coughs and colds this winter.  Think of school, shopping environments, play dates, day care, work environments, family visits, etc.

And of course, any commercial traveling like flights, subways or buses.  The chance of getting sick is the worst during this time of year and you’ll want to make sure you have something already in your cabinet for your little ones if sickness strikes.

If you’re like me, you will be so worried about your little sick one’s comfort and recovery that the last thing you want to be worrying about is a) having to run out to go buy something at the last minute and b) standing in a grocery aisle reading ingredient lists and worrying or trying to figure out which brand to buy and why.

I’ve already done all the hard work for you!

Grab a bottle of Maty’s on your next grocery trip, add it to your cabinet, or if traveling, drop one in your purse or diaper bag and you’re good to go!

Not only can you buy Maty’s products online from their website or Amazon, but there are so many convenient places to buy Maty’s now like Target, Walmart, CVS, Rite-Aid and many, many more.  Just visit their “Where To Buy” page to see all the stores that carry their brand.

 

 

Check out their new packaging and website!

Maty's Organic Cough Syrup | The Healthy Family and Home

If I haven’t convinced you already that Maty’s should be your #1 choice for organic and whole food remedies, I have to take a moment to let you know they’ve updated their packaging and I L.O.V.E. love it!  I’m the type of person that will buy a product that is equal to another just because of cute packaging and presentation alone (and besides the fact it’s the best organic and whole food remedy out there), I would pick Maty’s on their packaging alone!

One of the logos on their new packaging is “Whole Food Health“.  I LOVE that…because that’s exactly what it is.  It’s taking care of your health using whole foods, which is the foundation of their products.

Their website has gotten a cute makeover too to match their new branding and packaging…make sure you check it out here.

One thing that hasn’t changed, though, is their high quality, whole food ingredients.  Their cough syrups contain 10 whole food Immune Boosters in every spoonful.

Even though today’s post was focused on Maty’s cough syrup line, they have other natural products that follow the same philosophy as their cough syrups…like All Natural Vapor Rub (no petroleum), All Natural Baby Ointment (no petroleum or hydrogenated oils) and All Natural Acid Indigestion Relief (naturally drug-free, for adults and pregnant + breastfeeding mothers).  View their entire product line here.

Make sure you check out Maty’s Healthy Products on social media via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Maty’s Healthy Products. I was compensated for my time and received product for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, opinions and comments are my own. Thanks for supporting the companies that make this website possible!

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Gluten-Free Vegan Avocado Oil Chocolate Cake https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/gluten-free-vegan-avocado-oil-chocolate-cake/ https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/gluten-free-vegan-avocado-oil-chocolate-cake/#comments Tue, 07 Nov 2017 00:44:21 +0000 https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/?p=29034 Well, today I have a Gluten-Free Vegan Avocado Oil Chocolate Cake recipe to share with you and that means two things. It’s my birthday today! I had to make my own cake that I could enjoy, so here’s what I came up with. One of my most favorite birthday treats I’ve made myself in the...]]>

Gluten-Free Vegan Avocado Oil Chocolate Cake | The Healthy Family and Home

Well, today I have a Gluten-Free Vegan Avocado Oil Chocolate Cake recipe to share with you and that means two things.

  1. It’s my birthday today!
  2. I had to make my own cake that I could enjoy, so here’s what I came up with.

One of my most favorite birthday treats I’ve made myself in the past, is this Raw Vegan Triple Chocolate Cheesecake recipe.  Of course, my birthday treats have to be chocolate!

And I made my son a Vegan Chocolate Birthday Cake several years ago, but it wasn’t gluten-free.

Over the last couple of months, I’ve been experimenting with a new gluten-free vegan flour called “cassava flour“, which is supposed to be a 1:1 substitute for recipes that use regular white flour.

But I haven’t had 100% success with it.  It’s really hard to use without eggs so I’ve been having trouble making gluten-free vegan recipes with it.

I won’t tell you how many bags I’ve gone through and they aren’t cheap!

So I decided to try it with a classic “olive oil” cake recipe with some adaptations and substitutions and it came out really good.

It was moist, held together well, and really tasted like real cake.

I made an optional Lectin-Free Vegan Chocolate Avocado Frosting to go on top and it was perfect.

My only other wish would have been to think ahead and put the inner container of my ice cream maker in the freezer in advance so I could make some Vanilla Bean Ice Cream to go with it.

But this was fine and you probably already have the ingredients to make it on hand, with the exception of the cassava flour, which I buy from here and have it delivered straight to my door.

This healthier cake recipe is made without white flour, eggs, butter, bad oil (canola oil or vegetable oil) and is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, grain-free, paleo-friendly and contains no refined sugar.

Want more healthy dessert recipes?  Check out Gluten-Free Vegan No-Bake Brownie Bottom Turtle Cheesecake, Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Fudge Tarts, Gluten-Free Vegan Hazelnut “Nutella” Ice Cream with Chocolate Chip Cookie Chunks or my Clean Eating Cookbook with 3 entire chapters of healthy, clean eating desserts just like this one that you will love!

 

Feel Good About What You Eat | The Healthy Family and Home

5 Fast Facts About Avocado Oil:*

  • healthier cooking with smoke point of 500 degrees
  • may help reduce the risk of metabolic syndrome
  • helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels
  • provides protection from cardiovascular disease
  • good source of vitamin E

5 Fast Facts About Apple Cider Vinegar:*

  • anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal
  • maintains proper pH balance in the body
  • regulates blood pressure
  • helps to reduce bad cholesterol
  • loaded with potassium

5 Fast Facts About Himalayan Pink Salt:*

  • contains 84 minerals
  • unrefined, unprocessed, raw
  • promotes stable pH balance in cells
  • controls water levels in the body
  • aids digestion and facilitates better nutrient absorption

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

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Gluten-Free Vegan Avocado Oil Chocolate Cake | The Healthy Family and Home

 

Gluten-Free Vegan Avocado Oil Chocolate Cake

Prep

Cook

Inactive

Total

Yield 9 – 12 squares

Vegan / Gluten-Free / Dairy-Free / Egg-Free / Nut-Free / Grain-Free / Paleo-Friendly / No Refined Sugar

Ingredients

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  1. Add all the dry ingredients (cassava flour, granular sweetener, baking soda, Himalayan salt) to a medium-sized bowl and stir together until well combined.
  2. Add the chocolate chips to a small saucepan and melt on lowest heat, stirring the entire time so they don’t burn.
  3. Add the melted chocolate chips and avocado oil to the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir until well combined.
  4. Add the water and stir until well combined.
  5. Add the apple cider vinegar and stir until well combined.
  6. Transfer the mixture to an 8 x 8 baking pan and spread evenly in the pan.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 30-35 minutes, or until cooked all the way through.
  8. Allow to completely cool before removing from the baking pan.
  9. Enjoy!

Notes

Get all your organic ingredients delivered straight to your door at up to 25 – 50% off retail by cutting out the middleman and retail markups with a Thrive Market Membership and save 15% off on your first order.

 

Creative Commons License  The recipe and photographs for “Gluten-Free Vegan Avocado Oil Chocolate Cake” by Karielyn Tillman of The Healthy Family and Home website are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives 4.0 International License and cannot be used without my written permission.

Recipe Roundups: Food Bloggers are always welcome to use a photo and a link back to my original post to share on recipe roundups without requesting permission.

 

Lectin-Free Vegan Chocolate Avocado Frosting

Prep

Total

Yield 1 cup

Raw / Vegan / Gluten-Free / Dairy-Free / Soy-Free / Paleo-Friendly / No Refined Sugar

Ingredients

*or organic maple syrup, organic coconut nectar, etc.

Instructions

  1. Add the avocados to a small bowl and whisk together until they are creamy and completely smooth, without any tiny pieces.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and whisk everything together until it is creamy, thick and smooth.
  3. Use as you would in any recipe that calls for “chocolate frosting”.
  4. Optional: If you prefer the frosting to be thicker, just put it in the refrigerator for about 15-30 minutes and it will thicken up.
  5. Enjoy!

Notes

Get all your organic ingredients delivered straight to your door at up to 25 – 50% off retail by cutting out the middleman and retail markups with a Thrive Market Membership and save 15% off on your first order.

 

Creative Commons License  The recipe and photographs for “Lectin-Free Vegan Chocolate Avocado Frosting” by Karielyn Tillman of The Healthy Family and Home website are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives 4.0 International License and cannot be used without my written permission.

Recipe Roundups: Food Bloggers are always welcome to use a photo and a link back to my original post to share on recipe roundups without requesting permission.

 

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Lectin-Free Vegan Shirataki Angel Hair Pasta with Creamy Chipotle Avocado Sauce https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/lectin-free-vegan-shirataki-angel-hair-pasta-with-creamy-chipotle-avocado-sauce/ https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/lectin-free-vegan-shirataki-angel-hair-pasta-with-creamy-chipotle-avocado-sauce/#respond Sat, 04 Nov 2017 20:56:11 +0000 https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/?p=28897 This Lectin-Free Vegan Shirataki Angel Hair Pasta with Creamy Chipotle Sauce is made with a raw vegan sauce that has lots of healthy fats from avocados and extra-virgin olive oil to keep you satisfied. The day I made this, it was lunchtime and as I was trying to figure out what to make, I saw...]]>

Lectin-Free Vegan Shirataki Angel Hair Pasta with Creamy Chipotle Avocado Sauce | The Healthy Family and HomeThis Lectin-Free Vegan Shirataki Angel Hair Pasta with Creamy Chipotle Sauce is made with a raw vegan sauce that has lots of healthy fats from avocados and extra-virgin olive oil to keep you satisfied.

The day I made this, it was lunchtime and as I was trying to figure out what to make, I saw two sad little avocados looking at me. So very sad.

My first thought was to make my chocolate avocado cookies!

But I wasn’t really in the mood for something sweet, so I remembered this dressing recipe from several years ago that has only 4 clean ingredients (one being avocados!) and is ready in under 5 minutes using my Vitamix.

So that’s what I went with, and instead of using it on a salad, I decided to use it with shitake angel hair pasta for a low-carb, vegan, gluten-free and lectin-free option.

The entire meal was ready in about 5 minutes and was very filling.

You can feel good about enjoying this quick and easy lunch recipe that’s vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and lectin-free.

Want more healthy meal and entree recipes? Check out Spicy Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta, Zucchini Pasta with Vegan Basil Pesto, Pasta with Asparagus and Creamy Mushroom Sauce or my Clean Eating Cookbook with an entire chapter of 20 healthy, clean eating recipes just like this one that you will love!

 

Feel Good About What You Eat | The Healthy Family and Home

5 Fast Facts About Avocados:*

  • excellent source of vitamin E
  • contains 25 essential nutrients
  • contains 2 – 3 times the potassium as one banana
  • has anti-inflammatory properties
  • can help lower cholesterol levels

5 Fast Facts About Extra-Virgin Olive Oil:*

  • lowers blood cholesterol levels
  • rich in anti-oxidants
  • improves bone mineralization and calcification
  • excellent protection from heart attack and stroke
  • contains anti-inflammatory benefits

5 Fast Facts About Lime Juice:*

  • aids in digestion
  • fat burner
  • contains more vitamin C than a lemon
  • anti-oxidant and anti-biotic effects
  • extremely alkalizing to the body

5 Fast Facts About Chipotle:*

  • can help reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels
  • can help lower the risk of diabetes
  • a thermogenic food to help energize metabolism
  • can help improve circulation
  • rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, magnesium and potassium

5 Fast Facts About Himalayan Pink Salt:*

  • contains 84 minerals
  • unrefined, unprocessed, raw
  • promotes stable pH balance in cells
  • controls water levels in the body
  • aids digestion and facilitates better nutrient absorption

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

Lectin-Free Vegan Shirataki Angel Hair Pasta with Creamy Chipotle Avocado Sauce | The Healthy Family and Home

 

Lectin-Free Vegan Shirataki Angel Hair Pasta with Creamy Chipotle Avocado Sauce

Prep

Total

Yield 2 servings

Vegan / Gluten-Free / Dairy-Free / Lectin-Free / Nut-Free 

Ingredients

For the sauce:

Instructions

Prepare the pasta:

  1. Prepare the pasta according to the directions on the package.

Prepare the sauce:

  1. Add all ingredients for the sauce to a Vitamix and blend until it’s creamy and smooth. 
  2. Adjust seasonings to your preference.

Assembly:

  1. Transfer the prepared pasta noodles to a medium-sized bowl.
  2. Add the sauce into the bowl with the noodles and gently toss until it’s evenly distributed
  3. Optional: Garnish with chopped organic fresh cilantro or organic baby spinach.
  4. Best when served warm.
  5. Enjoy!

Notes

Get all your organic ingredients delivered straight to your door at up to 25 – 50% off retail by cutting out the middleman and retail markups with a Thrive Market Membership and save 15% off on your first order.

 

Creative Commons License  The recipe and photographs for “Lectin-Free Vegan Shitake Angel Hair Pasta with Creamy Chipotle Avocado Sauce” by Karielyn Tillman of The Healthy Family and Home website are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives 4.0 International License and cannot be used without my written permission.

Recipe Roundups: Food Bloggers are always welcome to use a photo and a link back to my original post to share on recipe roundups without requesting permission.

 

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Gluten-Free Vegan No-Bake Caramel Apple Bars https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/gluten-free-vegan-no-bake-caramel-apple-bars/ https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/gluten-free-vegan-no-bake-caramel-apple-bars/#respond Wed, 01 Nov 2017 22:34:01 +0000 https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/?p=28864 These Gluten-Free Vegan No-Bake Caramel Apple Bars are super easy to make and need no butter, white sugar, white flour or eggs.  And best of all…you don’t have to bake them! If you love the taste of a caramel apple, but wished you could enjoy it in a bar instead of on a stick, then...]]>

Gluten-Free Vegan No-Bake Caramel Apple Bars | The Healthy Family and Home

These Gluten-Free Vegan No-Bake Caramel Apple Bars are super easy to make and need no butter, white sugar, white flour or eggs.  And best of all…you don’t have to bake them!

If you love the taste of a caramel apple, but wished you could enjoy it in a bar instead of on a stick, then this recipe is for you!

I adapted it slightly from my Gluten-Free Vegan Flourless No-Bake Peanut Butter Apple Pie Bars recipe, which was mainly centered around peanut butter.

Like my other recipe, this one is also made with three delicious layers:

  • Bottom layer – a flourless, vegan shortbread-type crust
  • Middle layer – chopped apples and medjool dates with just the right amount of vanilla bean and cinnamon spices
  • Top layer – a nice thick layer of my Vegan Caramel Sauce naturally sweetened with date nectar instead of a measly drizzle of caramel

You can make these in three quick and easy steps and only need a food processor. They can be ready in about 10-15 minutes, then need another 15 minutes or so to allow it to firm in the refrigerator.

Homemade baked versions have the typical S.A.D (Standard American Diet) ingredients like these:

 

S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) Homemade Caramel Apple Bars:

Typical Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter, 1 1/2 cups white flour, 1/3 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup white flour

Homemade Caramel Ingredients: 1 cup white sugar, 6 tablespoons butter, 1/2 cup heavy cream

 

They aren’t vegan, gluten-free, paleo and you have to bake them!

This healthier version is made with clean, real food ingredients and is raw, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, lectin-free, egg-free, flourless, grain-free, no-bake, paleo-friendly and contain no refined sugar.

Want more healthy dessert recipes? Check out Gluten-Free Vegan Chewy Nut and Seed Bars, Gluten-Free Vegan Raw Apple Pie Tart, Clean Eating Cinnamon Vanilla Apple Chips or my Clean Eating Cookbook with 3 entire chapters of healthy, clean eating dessert recipes just like this one that you will love!

 

Feel Good About What You Eat | The Healthy Family and Home

5 Fast Facts About Apples:*

  • rich in anti-oxidants
  • good source of B complex vitamins
  • helps to reduce cholesterol
  • 1 apple contains 17.4% RDA of fiber
  • helps to regulate blood sugar

5 Fast Facts About Medjool Dates:*

  • natural energy booster
  • high in iron content
  • rich in potassium
  • good source of dietary fiber
  • excellent source of vegan protein

5 Fast Facts About Almonds:*

  • helps to regulate cholesterol and blood pressure
  • energy booster
  • loaded with calcium and fiber
  • 1/4 cup contains 8 grams of vegan protein
  • high in anti-oxidants

5 Fast Facts About Coconut Oil:*

  • super high in lauric acid
  • rich in antioxidants
  • contains natural microbial and anti-bacterial agents
  • helps to improve metabolism
  • improves cholesterol levels

5 Fast Facts About Date Nectar:*

  • 25% less sugar than honey
  • vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, lectin-free, paleo
  • organic + non-GMO
  • great source of antioxidants
  • made with organic California dates

5 Fast Facts About Cinnamon:*

  • contains anti-inflammatory properties
  • helps to control blood sugar
  • excellent source of manganese and iron
  • can help to lower bad cholesterol
  • aids in eliminating migraine headaches

5 Fast Facts About Vanilla Bean Powder:*

  • contains 84 minerals
  • unrefined, unprocessed, raw
  • promotes stable pH balance in cells
  • controls water levels in the body
  • aids digestion and facilitates better nutrient absorption

5 Fast Facts About Himalayan Pink Salt*

  • anti-microbial
  • high in anti-oxidants
  • can help reduce inflammation
  • contains small traces of minerals
  • 1 tablespoon contains 2 g of fiber

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

Gluten-Free Vegan No-Bake Caramel Apple Bars | The Healthy Family and Home

 

Gluten-Free Vegan No-Bake Caramel Apple Bars

Prep

Inactive

Total

Yield 9 square bars

Raw / Vegan / Gluten-Free / Dairy-Free / Lectin-Free / Egg-Free / Flourless / Grain-Free / Paleo-Friendly / No Refined Sugar

Ingredients

For the crust:

For the filling:

For the topping:

Instructions

Prepare the crust:

  1. Add all the ingredients for the crust to a medium-sized bowl and stir until it’s well combined.
  2. Transfer the mixture to an 8 x 8 baking dish lined with parchment paper, spread it evenly on the bottom of the baking dish, then press it down firmly.  Set aside.

Prepare the filling:

  1. Add all the ingredients for the filling to a food processor and process/pulse until the apples and dates are broken down into tiny pieces, taking care not to over process.
  2. Transfer the mixture to the baking dish, spread it evenly on top of the crust, then press it down firmly.  Set aside.

Prepare the topping:

  1. Add all the ingredients for the topping to a small bowl and whisk together until it is creamy and smooth.
  2. Transfer the mixture to the baking dish and spread it evenly on top of the filling.

Assembly:

  1. Place the baking dish in the refrigerator for 15-30 minutes for it to firm.
  2. Store in the refrigerator in an air-tight BPA-free container until ready to serve because it will get soft if left out at room temperature.
  3. Enjoy!

Notes

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Creative Commons License  The recipe and photographs for “Gluten-Free Vegan No-Bake Caramel Apple Bars” by Karielyn Tillman of The Healthy Family and Home website are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives 4.0 International License and cannot be used without my written permission.

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Gluten-Free Vegan Flourless “Cheesy” Garlic Breadsticks https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/gluten-free-vegan-flourless-cheesy-garlic-breadsticks/ https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/gluten-free-vegan-flourless-cheesy-garlic-breadsticks/#comments Wed, 25 Oct 2017 23:59:27 +0000 https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/?p=28735 These Gluten-Free Vegan Flourless “Cheesy” Garlic Breadsticks are made with a short ingredient list and are perfect to enjoy by themselves, or with a soup or even a dip. Here’s what’s going on – I’ve got a gluten-free, vegan and flourless “bread” that has vegan Daiya Mozzarella Cheese added in for the “cheesy” part. Then...]]>

Gluten-Free Vegan Flourless "Cheesy" Garlic Breadsticks | The Healthy Family and Home

These Gluten-Free Vegan Flourless “Cheesy” Garlic Breadsticks are made with a short ingredient list and are perfect to enjoy by themselves, or with a soup or even a dip.

Here’s what’s going on – I’ve got a gluten-free, vegan and flourless “bread” that has vegan Daiya Mozzarella Cheese added in for the “cheesy” part.

Then it’s topped with a coating of freshly crushed garlic, extra-virgin olive oil, dried oregano, Himalayan salt and ground black pepper for the “garlic” part.

I very rarely use the Daiya cheese because although it’s vegan and has a pretty clean ingredient list, it is processed and I try not to buy processed food if I don’t need to.  But I needed to for this recipe and it was definitely worth it for this special treat!

The only reason this recipe wouldn’t officially qualify as a “lectin-free” recipe, is because the Daiya cheese has “pea protein” in the ingredient list.  I don’t know if it’s a large enough amount to make a difference, but if you have a little flexibility, you can use the Daiya cheese and the rest of the recipe would be lectin-free.  If you need it to be 100% lectin-free, you could try Parmigiano-Reggiano (real Parmesan cheese), although I haven’t tested the recipe using it. Or, if you didn’t need it to be vegan, you could try shredded organic mozzarella cheese (also not tested).

Either way, these breadsticks are a great substitute if you can’t have gluten or dairy or don’t want the ingredients found in a typical store-bought version like these:

 

S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) Cheesy Garlic Breadsticks Ingredients:

Ingredients: Breadstick (Wheat Flour with Malted Barley Flour, Water, Breadstick Base (Fermented Wheat Flour, Wheat Flour, Salt, Gums (Arabic, Guar), Dextrose, Mono & Dyglycerides, Cultured Corn Syrup Solids, Soybean Oil, Enzymes, L-Cysteine, Ascorbic Acid), Yeast, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Dehydrated Garlic, Soybean Oil, Mono and Diglycerides, Parsley, Datem, Guar Gum, Sorbic Acid (Preservative), Natural Flavors, Enzymes, Dough Conditioner (L-Cysteine Monohydrochloride), Soy Flour (Soy Flour, Soybean Oil, Soy Lecithin), Garlic Cheese Sauce (Water, Corn Oil, Parmesan and Romano Cheese Blend (Pasteurized Cow’s Milk, Enzyme, Salt), Cider Vinegar, Dehydrated Garlic, Modified Corn Starch, Salt, Parsley, Xantham Gum, Sauce (Tomato Puree [Water, Tomato Paste], Seasoning (Salt, Spices, Sugar, Dehydrated Garlic), Parmesan and Romano Cheese Blend (Pasteurized Cow’s Milk, Enzyme, Salt), Green Bell Peppers, Flavor Blend, (Maltodextrin, Dextrose, Natural Spice Oleoresins), Modified Corn Starch, Corn Oil, Xantham Gum), Imitation Mozzarella Cheese (Water, Soybean Oil, Casein (Milk), Modified Corn Starch, Sodium Aluminum Phosphate, Salt, Lactic Acid, Sodium Citrate, Mono and Diglycerides, Natural and Artificial Flavor, Sodium Phosphates, Sorbic Acid (To Preserve Freshness), Artificial Color).

 

This ingredient list is definitely too long and has too many processed, modified and GMO ingredients.

My healthier recipe is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, flourless, grain-free, egg-free, lectin-free (with substitutions, see above).

Want more healthy snack ideas? Check out Vegan Cheesy Baked Kale Chips, Raw Corn Chips, Gluten-Free Vegan Thyme and Garlic Crackers or my Clean Eating Cookbook with an entire chapter of 20 healthy, clean eating snack and side dishes just like this one that you will love!

 

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5 Fast Facts About Almonds (Almond Flour):*

  • helps to regulate cholesterol and blood pressure
  • energy booster
  • loaded with calcium and fiber
  • 1/4 cup contains 8 grams of vegan protein
  • high in anti-oxidants

5 Fast Facts About Flax Seeds:*

  • high in omega-3 essential fatty acids
  • contains soluble and insoluble fiber
  • super high in lignans
  • provides anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits
  • provides cardiovascular benefits

5 Fast Facts About Extra-Virgin Olive Oil:*

  • lowers blood cholesterol levels
  • rich in anti-oxidants
  • improves bone mineralization and calcification
  • excellent protection from heart attack and stroke
  • contains anti-inflammatory benefits

5 Fast Facts About Garlic:*

  • regulates blood sugar levels
  • lowers high blood pressure
  • contains anti-bacterial and analgesic properties
  • anti-viral
  • helps to lower cholesterol levels

5 Fast Facts About Himalayan Pink Salt:*

  • contains 84 minerals
  • unrefined, unprocessed, raw
  • promotes stable pH balance in cells
  • controls water levels in the body
  • aids digestion and facilitates better nutrient absorption

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

Gluten-Free Vegan Flourless "Cheesy" Garlic Breadsticks | The Healthy Family and Home

 

Gluten-Free Vegan Flourless "Cheesy" Garlic Breadsticks | The Healthy Family and Home

 

Gluten-Free Vegan Flourless “Cheesy” Garlic Breadsticks

Prep

Cook

Total

Yield 10 – 12 breadsticks

Vegan / Gluten-Free / Dairy-Free / Lectin-Free / Egg-Free / Grain-Free / Flourless 

Ingredients

For the breadsticks:

For the garlic topping:

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Prepare the breadsticks:

  1. Add all the ingredients for the breadsticks to a medium sized bowl and stir until well combined.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a baking pan lined with parchment paper.
  3. Form the mixture into a ball shape, then using your hands, flatten it out into a square shape approximately 1/2 inch thick and approximately an 8 x 8 square.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 15-20 minutes, or until it’s golden on the top and edges.
  5. Remove the oven to add the garlic topping.

Prepare the garlic topping:

  1. Add all ingredients for the garlic topping to a small bowl and stir together until well combined. Adjust seasonings to your preference.
  2. Pour the topping on top of the bread sticks and spread a thin layer evenly across the top.
  3. Use a knife or pizza cutter to cut into breadstick shapes or bite-sized pieces.
  4. Best when served warm straight from the oven.
  5. Enjoy!

Notes

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Creative Commons LicenseThe recipe and photographs for “Gluten-Free Vegan Flourless Cheesy Garlic Breadsticks” by Karielyn Tillman of The Healthy Family and Home website are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives 4.0 International License and cannot be used without my written permission.

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Dr. Group’s Liver Cleanse Soup https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/dr-groups-liver-cleanse-soup/ https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/dr-groups-liver-cleanse-soup/#respond Fri, 20 Oct 2017 22:48:27 +0000 https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/?p=28579 Today I’m sharing “Dr. Group’s Liver Cleanse Soup” recipe for the Recipe ReDux theme for October 2017. The theme for this month is:  “Good Gut Health – With cold and flu season upon us, the best defense may be good gut health. Since much of our immune health begins in the gut, show us your healthy,...]]>

Dr. Group's Liver Detox Soup | The Healthy Family and Home

Today I’m sharing “Dr. Group’s Liver Cleanse Soup” recipe for the Recipe ReDux theme for October 2017.

The theme for this month is:  “Good Gut Health – With cold and flu season upon us, the best defense may be good gut health. Since much of our immune health begins in the gut, show us your healthy, delicious recipe to bolster gut health.”

I chose to share this recipe for two reasons.  First, it is extremely healthy and nourishing.  Second, I just completed Dr. Group’s Liver Cleanse Program last week and thought it would be perfect for this month’s theme.

This is actually the fourth Global Healing Center Liver Cleanse I’ve done over the past several years and have always enjoyed the detox soup at the end of the cleanse.

I made a few minor changes to the original recipe, only adding extra amounts of some of the veggies.

It’s a homemade soup made with herbs and vegetables that are naturally high in sulphur and glutathione, which help cleanse the liver of harmful chemicals.

But you don’t have to do a liver cleanse to enjoy this healthy soup!  It only takes about 15 minutes to prep the veggies, then everything is put into one pot to simmer for about an hour.  That’s it!

This healthy recipe is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, lectin-free, soy-free, nut-free and paleo-friendly.

Want more healthy soup recipes?  Check out Lectin-Free Vegan Pumpkin Spice Cauliflower Rice Soup, Gluten-Free Vegan Creamy Mushroom Soup, Vegan Cream of Asparagus Soup or my Clean Eating Cookbook with an entire chapter of 20 healthy, clean eating recipes just like this one that you will love!

 

Feel Good About What You Eat | The Healthy Family and Home

5 Fast Facts About Beets:*

  • 1 cup provides 14% dv of fiber
  • 1 cup provides 28% dv of manganese
  • can help fight inflammation
  • excellent for detoxification
  • stimulates liver function

5 Fast Facts About Broccoli:*

  • contains powerful anti-oxidants
  • high in beta-carotene
  • contains more calcium than dairy
  • detoxifier that removes free radicals
  • helps to regulate blood sugar and blood pressure

5 Fast Facts About Carrots:*

  • improves eyesight
  • helps to prevent heart disease
  • rich in antioxidants
  • helps flush toxins from the body
  • 1 cup contains 407.6% RDA of vitamin A

5 Fast Facts  About Garlic:*

  • regulates blood sugar levels
  • lowers high blood pressure
  • contains anti-bacterial and analgesic properties
  • anti-viral
  • helps to lower cholesterol levels

5 Fast Facts About Onions:*

  • rich source of sulfur compounds
  • excellent for cardiovascular health
  • inhibits bone loss in women
  • reduced blood pressure
  • lowers blood cholesterol levels

5 Fast Facts About Lemons:*

  • extremely alkaline to the body
  • blood purifier
  • excellent for detoxification
  • balances blood sugar levels
  • contains powerful anti-bacterial properties

5 Fast Facts About Turmeric:*

  • antibacterial and a natural antiseptic
  • excellent for liver detoxification
  • contains anti-inflammatory properties
  • powerful anti-oxidant and it can inhibits cancer cell growth
  • 2 teaspoons contain 17% DV of manganese

5 Fast Facts About Himalayan Pink Salt:*

  • contains 84 minerals
  • unrefined, unprocessed, raw
  • promotes stable pH balance in cells
  • controls water levels in the body
  • aids digestion and facilitates better nutrient absorption

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

Dr. Group's Liver Cleanse Soup | The Healthy Family and Home

 

Dr. Group’s Liver Cleanse Soup

Prep

Cook

Total

Yield 2 – 4 servings

Vegan / Gluten-Free / Dairy-Free / Lectin-Free / Nut-Free / Soy-Free / Paleo-Friendly

Ingredients

Instructions

Prepare the veggies:

  • Slice/Dice/Cut the beets, carrots, broccoli and onions to the sizes of your preference.  I diced the beets and onions, sliced the carrots thin and cut the broccoli into small bite-sized pieces.

Prepare the soup:

  • Add all the ingredients for the soup to a medium-size pot and bring to a boil.
  • Lower heat and simmer on low for 1 hour.  Adjust seasonings to your preference.

Notes

Recipe Source: Dr. Group’s Liver Cleanse Soup

 

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Creative Commons License  The recipe adaptations and photographs for “Dr. Group’s Liver Cleanse Soup” by Karielyn Tillman of The Healthy Family and Home website are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives 4.0 International License and cannot be used without my written permission.

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Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Fudge Tarts https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/gluten-free-vegan-chocolate-fudge-tarts/ https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/gluten-free-vegan-chocolate-fudge-tarts/#respond Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:59:48 +0000 https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/?p=28376 These Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Fudge Tarts can be made in about 10 minutes using only 7 clean ingredients. This is the first recipe that I’ve made (with many more to come!) using a new organic natural sweetener called “D’Vash Organic Date Nectar”. I really, really love to use dates in my dessert recipes and smoothies...]]>

Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Fudge Tart | The Healthy Family and Home

These Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Fudge Tarts can be made in about 10 minutes using only 7 clean ingredients.

This is the first recipe that I’ve made (with many more to come!) using a new organic natural sweetener called “D’Vash Organic Date Nectar”.

I really, really love to use dates in my dessert recipes and smoothies because not only are they a natural sweetener, but they also contain fiber and potassium.

In the past, my go-to organic liquid sweetener has been maple syrup, but I’m so excited to start using date nectar and even revising some of my older recipes with it.

So far, it’s been a perfect substitution for maple syrup in some of my existing recipes I’ve tried it in and even this new one that I just made.

It’s much thicker than maple syrup and has a deeper flavor that isn’t as sweet as maple syrup, which I really love.

And, I even have a special coupon code for you if you want to give it a try.  Just use code: DVASH_THFH to save 15% off your order by visiting the D’Vash website.

I enjoy supporting small businesses that are making a difference in the quality of food we buy and I hope you will too! 🙂

This healthier recipe is organic, raw, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free, lectin-free, grain-free, no-bake, paleo-friendly and contains no refined sugar.

Want more healthy dessert recipes?  Check out Gluten-Free Vegan Flourless Fudgy Chocolate Avocado Cookies, Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Spice Bliss Balls, Lectin-Free Vegan Chocolate Avocado Pistachio Truffles or my Clean Eating Cookbook with 3 entire chapters of healthy, clean eating recipes just like this one that you will love!

 

Feel Good About What You Eat | The Healthy Family and Home5 Fast Facts About Walnuts:*

  • high quality vegan protein
  • high in anti-oxidants
  • rich in omega-3 fatty acids
  • high in vitamin C
  • improves blood lipids and other cardiovascular risk factors

5 Fast Facts About Coconut Oil:*

  • super high in lauric acid
  • rich in antioxidants
  • contains natural microbial and anti-bacterial agents
  • helps to improve metabolism
  • improves cholesterol levels

5 Fast Facts About Medjool Dates:*

  • natural energy booster
  • high in iron content
  • rich in potassium
  • good source of dietary fiber
  • excellent source of vegan protein

5 Fast Facts About Date Nectar:*

  • 25% less sugar than honey
  • vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, lectin-free, paleo
  • organic + non-GMO
  • great source of antioxidants
  • made with organic California dates

5 Fast Facts About Raw Cacao Powder:*

  • super high in anti-oxidants
  • promotes cardiovascular health
  • contains essential fats
  • can help to decrease blood pressure
  • contains over 300 compounds including protein, calcium, copper, zinc and iron

5 Fast Facts About Almonds (Almond Butter):*

  • helps to regulate cholesterol and blood pressure
  • energy booster
  • loaded with calcium and fiber
  • 1/4 cup contains 8 grams of vegan protein
  • high in anti-oxidants

5 Fast Facts About Himalayan Pink Salt:*

  • contains 84 minerals
  • unrefined, unprocessed, raw
  • promotes stable pH balance in cells
  • controls water levels in the body
  • aids digestion and facilitates better nutrient absorption

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Fudge Tart | The Healthy Family and Home

 

Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Fudge Tarts

Prep

Inactive

Total

Yield 3 tarts (4-inch)

Raw / Vegan / Gluten-Free / Dairy-Free / Lectin-Free / Soy-Free / Grain-Free / No-Bake / Paleo-Friendly / No Refined Sugar

Ingredients

For the crust:

For the fililng:

*Use code: DVASH_THFH to save 15% off your order

Instructions

For the crust:

  1. Add all ingredients for the crust to a food processor and process until it becomes a wet, crumbly texture.
  2. Divide the mixture evenly between (3) 4-inch tart molds; press the crust mixture firmly along the sides and bottoms of the mold.  Set aside.

For the filling:

  1. Add all the ingredients for the filling to a medium size bowl and whisk together until it is creamy and smooth.
  2. Divide the mixture evenly into the crusts.
  3. Place the mold pan in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours, or just long enough for the filling and crust to firm.
  4. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve because the crust will get soft and lose it’s shape if left out at room temperature.
  5. Enjoy!

Notes

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Creative Commons License  The recipe and photographs for “Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Fudge Tarts” by Karielyn Tillman of The Healthy Family and Home website are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives 4.0 International License and cannot be used without my written permission.

 

Disclosure:  I received product from D’Vash Organics to use in creating a new recipe.  All comments and opinions are my own and I only share products that I would personally use and recommend.

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Lectin-Free Vegan Basil Pesto and Cauliflower Rice Dip https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/lectin-free-vegan-basil-pesto-and-cauliflower-rice-dip/ https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/lectin-free-vegan-basil-pesto-and-cauliflower-rice-dip/#comments Fri, 13 Oct 2017 22:55:15 +0000 https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/?p=28584 This Lectin-Free Vegan Basil and Cauliflower Rice Dip is so good…but needs a little explanation of how it came about and why you need to try it. Ok, before you run far, far away after reading the recipe title, let me explain how amazing this dip is even though it sounds strange. I’m not even...]]>

Lectin-Free Vegan Basil and Cauliflower Dip | The Healthy Family and Home

This Lectin-Free Vegan Basil and Cauliflower Rice Dip is so good…but needs a little explanation of how it came about and why you need to try it.

Ok, before you run far, far away after reading the recipe title, let me explain how amazing this dip is even though it sounds strange.

I’m not even going to tell you what I was attempting to make the day this happened.  I started making something else and went completely off-track and ended up with this unique but delicious dip.

It’s kind of a cross between a thick pesto and guacamole.

The great thing about it is that it takes less than 10 minutes to make with a very short, clean ingredient list.

I used frozen organic cauliflower rice (which is less than $2.00 a bag that contains 4 cups) but you could also use fresh cauliflower.  Just add it to a food processor and process it until it turns into a rice consistency.

You start by making the pesto-type base in a Vitamix, then add it to the sauteed cauliflower mixture, stir everything together while it’s heated on the stove top and you have a hot dip that you will not want to share with anyone!

Enjoy this dip with non-GMO plain plantain chips or these vegan + gluten-free + paleo chips to go with them.  Or just eat it right out of the bowl like I did!

This easy, healthy recipe is organic, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, lectin-free, soy-free, alkaline and paleo-friendly.

Want more healthy dressing and dip recipes?  Check out Healthy Artichoke Dip, Spicy Watermelon Salsa, Classic Guacamole or my Clean Eating Cookbook with an entire chapter of 20 healthy, clean eating dip and dressing recipes that you will love!

 

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5 Fast Facts About Basil:*

  • 2 teaspoons provide 60% dv of vitamin K
  • 2 teaspoons provide 5.9% dv of calcium
  • provides anti-inflammatory benefits
  • good for digestive tract health
  • anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial

5 Fast Facts About Cauliflower:*

  • 1 cup contains 9.1% DV of potassium
  • 1 cup contains 85.9% of vitamin C
  • 1 cup contains 8.5% DV of fiber
  • excellent anti-oxidant
  • contains anti-inflammatory benefits

5 Fast Facts About Lemons:*

  • extremely alkaline to the body
  • blood purifier
  • excellent for detoxification
  • balances blood sugar levels
  • contains powerful anti-bacterial properties

5 Fast Facts About Nutritional Yeast:*

  • vegan source of vitamin B12
  • contains 18 amino acids and is a complete protein
  • boosts immune system
  • excellent anti-oxidant
  • contains 15 minerals

5 Fast Facts About Extra-Virgin Olive Oil:*

  • lowers blood cholesterol levels
  • rich in anti-oxidants
  • improves bone mineralization and calcification
  • excellent protection from heart attack and stroke
  • contains anti-inflammatory benefits

5 Fast Facts About Garlic:*

  • regulates blood sugar levels
  • lowers high blood pressure
  • contains anti-bacterial and analgesic properties
  • anti-viral
  • helps to lower cholesterol levels

5 Fast Facts About Onions:*

  • rich source of sulfur compounds
  • excellent for cardiovascular health
  • inhibits bone loss in women
  • reduced blood pressure
  • lowers blood cholesterol levels

5 Fast Facts About Walnuts:*

  • high quality vegan protein
  • high in anti-oxidants
  • rich in omega-3 fatty acids
  • high in vitamin C
  • improves blood lipids and other cardiovascular risk factors

5 Fast Facts About Himalayan Pink Salt:*

  • contains 84 minerals
  • unrefined, unprocessed, raw
  • promotes stable pH balance in cells
  • controls water levels in the body
  • aids digestion and facilitates better nutrient absorption

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

Lectin-Free Vegan Basil and Cauliflower Rice Dip | The Healthy Family and Home

 

Lectin-Free Vegan Basil Pesto and Cauliflower Rice Dip

Prep

Cook

Total

Yield 2 cups

Vegan / Gluten-Free / Dairy-Free / Lectin-Free / Soy-Free / Alkaline / Paleo-Friendly

Ingredients

For the pesto:

For the cauliflower rice:

Instructions

Prepare the pesto:

  1. Add all ingredients for the pesto to a Vitamix and blend until it is well combined and has a thick texture.  Adjust seasonings to your preference.  Set aside.

Prepare the cauliflower rice:

  1. Add all ingredients for the cauliflower rice to a skillet and lightly saute until the onions and cauliflower are soft.
  2. Add the pesto mixture to the skillet and stir until everything is well combined. Adjust seasonings to your preference.
  3. Transfer to your serving bowl(s) and is best served hot/warm.
  4. Store in an air-tight BPA-free container in the refrigerator.
  5. Enjoy!

Notes

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Creative Commons License  The recipe and photographs for “Lectin-Free Vegan Basil Pesto and Cauliflower Rice Dip” by Karielyn Tillman of The Healthy Family and Home website are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives 4.0 International License and cannot be used without my written permission.

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Lectin-Free Vegan Chocolate Avocado Pistachio Truffles https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/lectin-free-vegan-chocolate-avocado-pistachio-truffles/ https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/lectin-free-vegan-chocolate-avocado-pistachio-truffles/#respond Wed, 11 Oct 2017 21:47:19 +0000 https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/?p=28478 These bite-size Lectin-Free Vegan Chocolate Avocado Pistachio Truffles are made with only a few clean ingredients and are ready in about 5 minutes! I’m so happy to share an indulgent lectin-free treat with you to have on hand when you need a little something sweet. Even though these are naturally sweetened with organic medjool dates,...]]>

These bite-size Lectin-Free Vegan Chocolate Avocado Pistachio Truffles are made with only a few clean ingredients and are ready in about 5 minutes!

I’m so happy to share an indulgent lectin-free treat with you to have on hand when you need a little something sweet.

Even though these are naturally sweetened with organic medjool dates, each piece has approximately less than 10 grams of sweetener, so you wouldn’t want to eat more than one at a time.

These are meant to have as a stand-by for a quick treat with a cup of herbal tea or as small after dinner dessert.  I keep mine in the refrigerator and take one out each day for an afternoon snack.

They’re full of healthy fat from the avocado, coconut oil and almond butter and they don’t have an overly sweet taste to them, which I love.

Homemade and store-bought chocolate truffles can contain ingredients like these:

 

S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) Chocolate Truffle Ingredients:

Typical Ingredients:  butter, heavy cream, margarine, shortening and corn syrup

 

S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) Lindt Milk Chocolate Truffles Ingredients:

Ingredients: Milk Chocolate [Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Milk, Chocolate, Soy Lecithin (Emulsifier), Barley Malt Powder, Vanillin (Artificial Flavoring)], Vegetable Oil (Coconut, Palm Kernel), Sugar, Milk, Chocolate, Cocoa Butter, Soy Lecithin (Emulsifier), Barley Malt Powder, Artificial Flavors

 

My healthier version is organic, raw, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, lectin-free, soy-free, no-cook, paleo-friendly and contains no refined sugar.

Want more healthy truffle recipes?  Check out Vegan Chocolate Fudge Truffles, Clean Eating Vegan Raspberry Truffles, Raw Vegan Apricot and Date Protein Truffles or my Clean Eating Cookbook with an entire chapter of 20 healthy, clean eating ball and truffle recipes just like this one that you will love!

 

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5 Fast Facts About Pistachios:*

  • contains 90% healthy unsaturated fat
  • super high in anti-oxidants
  • supports cardiovascular health
  • excellent source of fiber, protein, manganese and copper
  • high in thiamine, vitamin B-6 and potassium

5 Fast Facts About Avocados:*

  • excellent source of vitamin E
  • contains 25 essential nutrients
  • contains 2 – 3 times the potassium as one banana
  • has anti-inflammatory properties
  • can help lower cholesterol levels

5 Fast Facts About Medjool Dates:*

  • natural energy booster
  • high in iron content
  • rich in potassium
  • good source of dietary fiber
  • excellent source of vegan protein

5 Fast Facts About Raw Cacao Powder:*

  • super high in anti-oxidants
  • promotes cardiovascular health
  • contains essential fats
  • can help to decrease blood pressure
  • contains over 300 compounds including protein, calcium, copper, zinc and iron

5 Fast Facts About Coconut Oil:*

  • super high in lauric acid
  • rich in antioxidants
  • contains natural microbial and anti-bacterial agents
  • helps to improve metabolism
  • improves cholesterol levels

5 Fast Facts About Almonds (Almond Butter):*

  • helps to regulate cholesterol and blood pressure
  • energy booster
  • loaded with calcium and fiber
  • 1/4 cup contains 8 grams of vegan protein
  • high in anti-oxidants

5 Fast Facts About Vanilla Bean Powder:*

  • anti-microbial
  • high in anti-oxidants
  • can help reduce inflammation
  • contains small traces of minerals
  • 1 tablespoon contains 2 g of fiber

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

Lectin-Free Vegan Chocolate Avocado Pistachio Truffles | The Healthy Family and Home

Lectin-Free Vegan Chocolate Avocado Pistachio Truffles

Prep

Inactive

Total

Yield 14 small truffles

Raw / Vegan / Gluten-Free / Dairy-Free / Lectin-Free / No-Cook / Paleo-Friendly / No Refined Sugar

Ingredients

For the truffles:

For the add-in:

For the coating:

Instructions

Prepare the pistachios:

  1. For the add-ins: Chop the pistachios into small pieces using the flat side of a butter knife. Set aside.
  2. For the coating: Add the pistachios to a coffee grinder and grind them into a powder. Transfer to a small bowl. Set aside.

Prepare the truffles:

  1. Add all ingredients for the truffles to a food processor and process until it forms a thick ball. It should be moist and wet.
  2. Add the chopped pistachios and stir in by hand until they are evenly distributed.
  3. Take out a spoonful at a time and roll into a ball shape between the palms of your hands.
  4. Add each truffle to the bowl of ground pistachios and gently toss until the entire truffle is covered.
  5. Place the coated truffles on a plate lined with parchment paper.
  6. Enjoy immediately or place in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes to firm.
  7. Store in a BPA-free air-tight container.

Notes

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Lectin-Free Vegan Mushroom Cauliflower Rice “Risotto” https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/lectin-free-vegan-mushroom-cauliflower-rice-risotto/ https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/lectin-free-vegan-mushroom-cauliflower-rice-risotto/#respond Mon, 09 Oct 2017 21:32:01 +0000 https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/?p=28454 This Lectin-Free Vegan Mushroom Cauliflower Rice “Risotto” is a warm and aromatic side dish that is ready in less than 20 minutes using clean ingredients. All you need to make it is a skillet and ingredients you probably already have on hand. In this quick and easy recipe, I used diced baby bella mushrooms and...]]>

Lectin-Free Vegan Mushroom Cauliflower Rice Risotto | The Healthy Family and Home

This Lectin-Free Vegan Mushroom Cauliflower Rice “Risotto” is a warm and aromatic side dish that is ready in less than 20 minutes using clean ingredients.

All you need to make it is a skillet and ingredients you probably already have on hand.

In this quick and easy recipe, I used diced baby bella mushrooms and diced red onions sauteed in olive oil and seasoned them with fresh garlic, ground sage, black pepper and Himalayan pink salt.

To make this a lectin-free dish (and low carb!) I substituted traditional risotto rice with cauliflower rice.  I used frozen organic cauliflower rice (which is less than $2.00 a bag that contains 4 cups) but you could also use fresh cauliflower.  Just add it to a food processor and process it until it turns into a rice consistency.

There is one extra “advanced preparation” step you will need to do before making this.  Since this is a recipe that doesn’t use butter or cheese or even cashews (for a vegan version), I used the “fat” part in the can of coconut milk.  But you will need to put it in the refrigerator overnight (or longer) for it to separate from the coconut water.

I always keep at least 2 cans in the back of my refrigerator for recipes like this, and especially when making Homemade Whipped Coconut Cream Topping.  You will be ready at a moments notice!

Traditional S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) Risotto recipes contain typical ingredients like these:

S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) Risotto Ingredients:

Typical Ingredients:  butter, chicken stock, parmesan cheese

And the ingredients in a store-bought boxed version are worse:

S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) Nutrisystem Mushroom Risotto:

Ingredients: Water, Vegetarian Crumble (Water Soy Protein Concentrate, Canola Oil, Spices, Salt, Autolyzed Yeast Extract, Sugar, Dehydrated Garlic, Caramel Color, Onion Powder, Natural Flavor, Red Bell Pepper, Thiamine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Niacinamide, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamix B6), Cyanocobalamine (Vitamin B12), Calcium Pantothenate, Ferric Orthophosphate, Zinc Oxide), Arborio Rice, Mushrooms, Bell Peppers, Wild Rice, Modified Corn Starch, Olive Oil, Parmesan Cheese (Pasteurized Milk, Cheese Culture, Salt, Enzymes), Onions, Torula Yeast, Shiitake Mushrooms, Sea Salt, Dehydrated Garlic, Mushroom Powder, Spice.

This healthier, clean eating recipe is organic, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, lectin-free, nut-free and paleo-friendly.

Want more healthy recipes? Check out Gluten-Free Vegan Thyme and Garlic Crackers, Gluten-Free Vegan Oven Baked Sweet Potato Toast with Spicy Guacamole, Raw Vegan Spinach and Avocado Dip or my Clean Eating Cookbook with an entire chapter of 20 healthy, clean eating snack and side dish recipes just like this one that you will love!

 

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5 Fast Facts About Cauliflower:*

  • 1 cup contains 9.1% DV of potassium
  • 1 cup contains 85.9% of vitamin C
  • 1 cup contains 8.5% DV of fiber
  • excellent anti-oxidant
  • contains anti-inflammatory benefits

5 Fast Facts About Mushrooms:*

  • excellent source of potassium
  • rich source of riboflavin, niacin and selenium
  • supports a healthy immune system
  • provides anti-inflammatory benefits
  • natural source of vitamin D

5 Fast Facts About Extra-Virgin Olive Oil:*

  • lowers blood cholesterol levels
  • rich in anti-oxidants
  • improves bone mineralization and calcification
  • excellent protection from heart attack and stroke
  • contains anti-inflammatory benefits

5 Fast Facts About Coconut (Milk):*

  • 2 tablespoons contain 4.6 g RDA of dietary fiber
  • healthy source of medium-chain fatty acids
  • can help to decrease cholesterol
  • high in lauric acid
  • excellent source of manganese at 60% RDA and iron at 11% RDA

5 Fast Facts About Onions:*

  • rich source of sulfur compounds
  • excellent for cardiovascular health
  • inhibits bone loss in women
  • reduced blood pressure
  • lowers blood cholesterol levels

5 Fast Facts About Garlic:*

  • regulates blood sugar levels
  • lowers high blood pressure
  • contains anti-bacterial and analgesic properties
  • anti-viral
  • helps to lower cholesterol levels

5 Fast Facts About Himalayan Pink Salt:*

  • contains 84 minerals
  • unrefined, unprocessed, raw
  • promotes stable pH balance in cells
  • controls water levels in the body
  • aids digestion and facilitates better nutrient absorption

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

Lectin-Free Vegan Mushroom Cauliflower Rice Risotto | The Healthy Family and Home

 

Lectin-Free Vegan Mushroom Cauliflower Rice “Risotto”

Prep

Cook

Total

Yield 2 cups

Vegan / Gluten-Free / Dairy-Free / Lectin-Free / Soy-Free / Nut-Free / Alkaline / Paleo-Friendly

Ingredients

For the add-ins:

Instructions

Advanced Preparation:  Add a can of full-fat coconut milk to the back of your refrigerator overnight.

  1. Prepare the veggies: Dice the onions and mushrooms into small pieces.
  2. Add all ingredients EXCEPT the cauliflower rice and coconut milk to a skillet and saute on medium-high heat until the onions and mushrooms are soft.  
  3. Remove the can of coconut milk from the refrigerator and after opening the can, remove ONLY the top hardened part (coconut fat).  Do not use the liquid (coconut water) part, save this to make a smoothie with.  The more liquid that is added to the skillet, the less thick the “risotto” will be.
  4. Add the hardened coconut “fat” and cauliflower rice to the skillet and stir together until everything is well combined.  
  5. Simmer on medium heat until the cauliflower is soft enough to resemble a rice texture and consistency.
  6. Adjust seasonings to your preference.
  7. Enjoy!

Notes

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Gluten-Free Vegan Flourless Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Blender Muffins https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/gluten-free-vegan-flourless-pumpkin-spice-chocolate-chip-blender-muffins/ https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/gluten-free-vegan-flourless-pumpkin-spice-chocolate-chip-blender-muffins/#comments Fri, 06 Oct 2017 20:29:07 +0000 https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/?p=28409 These Gluten-Free Vegan Flourless Pumpkin Spice and Chocolate Chip Blender Muffins have a melt-in-the-mouth moistness that everyone will love! It takes less than 5 minutes to whip these up in a Vitamix with ingredients you probably already have on hand.  This recipe is just one of the many reasons why I love my Vitamix so...]]>

Gluten-Free Vegan Flourless Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Blender Muffins | The Healthy Family and Home

These Gluten-Free Vegan Flourless Pumpkin Spice and Chocolate Chip Blender Muffins have a melt-in-the-mouth moistness that everyone will love!

It takes less than 5 minutes to whip these up in a Vitamix with ingredients you probably already have on hand.  This recipe is just one of the many reasons why I love my Vitamix so much…it’s not just for making smoothies!

In fact, did you know I have over 100+ recipes on my website that I’ve made with my Vitamix?  It’s true and you can find them here 🙂

If you like how easy it is to make muffins with a Vitamix, I have a couple of other blender muffin recipes like Flourless Vegan Chocolate Blender Muffins and Flourless Vegan Lemon Blueberry Blender Muffins you may want to try.

What can you expect when making a flourless, egg-less, vegan muffin?

If you’ve never made a flourless, vegan, egg-less recipe before, you need to know that they will not be “light and fluffy” like a traditional muffin.

They are dense and moist but will hold together well.  And, it’s important that you let them cool completely before serving them to give them time to firm up.

We know that S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) muffins contain white flour, refined sugar and eggs, but in this healthier recipe, there are none of those to be found.

These are flourless, egg-free and made without refined sugar, which also makes them vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and paleo-friendly.

Want more healthy recipes?  Check out my Pumpkin Spice and Pecan Granola, Vegan Pumpkin Spice Mousse, Vegan Pumpkin Spice Rice Crispy Treats or my Clean Eating Cookbook with over 140+ healthy, clean eating recipes just like this one that you will love!

 

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5 Fast Facts About Oats:*

  • provides significant fiber
  • helps control blood sugar levels
  • can reduce hypertension and high blood pressure
  • increases appetite control hormones
  • lowers bad cholesterol

5 Fast Facts About Almonds (Almond Butter + Almond Milk):

  • helps to regulate cholesterol and blood pressure
  • energy booster
  • loaded with calcium and fiber
  • 1/4 cup contains 8 grams of vegan protein
  • high in anti-oxidants

5 Fast Facts About Maple Syrup:*

  • contains manganese and zinc
  • super high in anti-oxidants
  • helps with inflammation
  • 1/4 cup contains more calcium than the same amount of milk
  • 1/4 cup contains more potassium than a banana

5 Fast Facts About Himalayan Pink Salt:*

  • contains 84 minerals
  • unrefined, unprocessed, raw
  • promotes stable pH balance in cells
  • controls water levels in the body
  • aids digestion and facilitates better nutrient absorption

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

Gluten-Free Vegan Flourless Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Blender Muffins | The Healthy Family and Home

 

Gluten-Free Vegan Flourless Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Blender Muffins

Prep

Cook

Total

Yield 12 muffins

Vegan / Gluten-Free / Dairy-Free / Egg-Free / Grain-Free / Flourless / Paleo-Friendly / No Refined Sugar

Ingredients

For the muffins:

For the add-in:

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

  1. Add all ingredients for the muffins to a Vitamix and blend until the ingredients are well combined.
  2. Add the chocolate chips and stir them in by hand (do not blend them in).
  3. Divide the mixture between 12 standard size muffins cups.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees for 22-24 minutes, or until they are slightly golden on top and are cooked all the way through.
  5. Allow to cool before removing from the baking pan.
  6. Enjoy!

Notes

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Creative Commons License  The recipe and photographs for “Gluten-Free Vegan Flourless Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Blender Muffins” by Karielyn Tillman of The Healthy Family and Home website are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives 4.0 International License and cannot be used without my written permission.

 

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Lectin-Free Vegan Pumpkin Spice Cauliflower Rice Soup https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/lectin-free-vegan-pumpkin-spice-cauliflower-rice-soup/ https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/lectin-free-vegan-pumpkin-spice-cauliflower-rice-soup/#comments Wed, 04 Oct 2017 22:27:42 +0000 https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/?p=28381 This easy-to-make Lectin-Free Vegan Pumpkin Spice Cauliflower Rice Soup is a one-pot meal that’s ready to enjoy in under 15 minutes. If you haven’t tried cauliflower rice yet, it’s the perfect substitute for traditional white or brown rice and it’s the key ingredient in this lectin-free recipe. You can use raw cauliflower (by pulsing in...]]>

Lectin-Free Vegan Pumpkin Spice Cauliflower Rice Soup | The Healthy Family and Home

This easy-to-make Lectin-Free Vegan Pumpkin Spice Cauliflower Rice Soup is a one-pot meal that’s ready to enjoy in under 15 minutes.

If you haven’t tried cauliflower rice yet, it’s the perfect substitute for traditional white or brown rice and it’s the key ingredient in this lectin-free recipe.

You can use raw cauliflower (by pulsing in a food processor until it has the consistency of rice), or even use frozen organic cauliflower rice which is very convenient and inexpensive at under $2.00 for a 4 cup bag.  I always keep a couple of bags in my freezer at all times.

And don’t worry about the recipe having “pumpkin” in the title because there is no pumpkin in the recipe at all.

It’s a creamy and savory soup lightly seasoned with organic pumpkin spice and dried rosemary making it a warm and comforting meal you can feel good about eating.

You can have this ready in under 15 minutes with ingredients you probably already have on hand.

This healthy recipe is organic, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, lectin-free, soy-free, nut-free, alkaline and paleo-friendly.

Want more healthy soup recipes?  Check out Creamy Vegan Mushroom Soup (lectin-free), Vegan Cream of Asparagus Soup (lectin-free), Gluten-Free Vegan Chilled Mixed Berry and Mint Soup (lectin-free) or my Clean Eating Cookbook with an entire chapter of over 20 healthy, clean eating soup recipes just like this one that you will love!

 

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5 Fast Facts About Cauliflower:*

  • 1 cup contains 9.1% DV of potassium
  • 1 cup contains 85.9% of vitamin C
  • 1 cup contains 8.5% DV of fiber
  • excellent anti-oxidant
  • contains anti-inflammatory benefits

5 Fast Facts About Onions:*

  • rich source of sulfur compounds
  • excellent for cardiovascular health
  • inhibits bone loss in women
  • reduced blood pressure
  • lowers blood cholesterol levels

5 Fast Facts About Garlic:*

  • regulates blood sugar levels
  • lowers high blood pressure
  • contains anti-bacterial and analgesic properties
  • anti-viral
  • helps to lower cholesterol levels

5 Fast Facts About Extra Virgin Olive Oil:*

  • lowers blood cholesterol levels
  • rich in anti-oxidants
  • improves bone mineralization and calcification
  • excellent protection from heart attack and stroke
  • contains anti-inflammatory benefits

5 Fast Facts About Coconut (Coconut Milk):*

  • 2 tablespoons contain 4.6 g RDA of dietary fiber
  • healthy source of medium-chain fatty acids
  • can help to decrease cholesterol
  • high in lauric acid
  • excellent source of manganese at 60% RDA and iron at 11% RDA

5 Fast Facts About Rosemary:*

  • can help improve memory
  • contains anti-microbial properties to help fight infections
  • good source of dietary fiber
  • rich in B vitamins
  • excellent source of vitamin A

5 Fast Facts About Himalayan Pink Salt:*

  • contains 84 minerals
  • unrefined, unprocessed, raw
  • promotes stable pH balance in cells
  • controls water levels in the body
  • aids digestion and facilitates better nutrient absorption

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

Lectin-Free Vegan Pumpkin Spice Cauliflower Rice Soup | The Healthy Family and Home

 

Lectin-Free Vegan Pumpkin Spice Cauliflower Rice Soup

Prep

Cook

Total

Yield 4 cups

Vegan / Gluten-Free / Dairy-Free / Lectin-Free / Nut-Free / Alkaline / Paleo-Friendly

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Add the following to a skillet to saute: olive oil, onions, garlic, Himalayan salt, pepper, rosemary; saute on medium heat for 2-3 minutes, or until the onions are soft.  
  2. Add the cauliflower rice, entire can of coconut milk and pumpkin spice to the skillet and stir until well combined.  Adjust seasonings to your preference.
  3. If you are using frozen cauliflower rice, simmer on low-medium heat until the cauliflower rice is thawed and soft
  4. If you are using raw cauliflower, simmer on low-medium heat until the cauliflower rice is soft.
  5. Optional:  Garnish with extra dried rosemary and/or ground black pepper.
  6. Best when served warm.
  7. Enjoy!

Notes

Get all your organic ingredients delivered straight to your door at up to 25 – 50% off retail by cutting out the middleman and retail markups with a Thrive Market Membership and save 15% off on your first order.

 

Creative Commons License  The recipe and photographs for “Lectin-Free Vegan Pumpkin Spice Cauliflower Rice Soup” by Karielyn Tillman of The Healthy Family and Home website are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives 4.0 International License and cannot be used without my written permission.

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Gluten-Free Vegan Pumpkin Spice Almond Butter Cups https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/gluten-free-vegan-pumpkin-spice-almond-butter-cups/ https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/gluten-free-vegan-pumpkin-spice-almond-butter-cups/#comments Mon, 02 Oct 2017 22:59:35 +0000 https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/?p=28165 These Gluten-Free Vegan Pumpkin Spice Almond Butter Cups are made with only 5 clean ingredients and are a fun snack! I have a couple of other nut butter/chocolate “cup” recipes I’ve posted in the past, like Healthy Peanut Butter Cups, Dark Chocolate Cups with Pistachios and Goji Berries, Crispy Peanut Butter Protein Cups and Vegan Coconut...]]>

Gluten-Free Vegan Pumpkin Spice Almond Butter Cups | The Healthy Family and Home

These Gluten-Free Vegan Pumpkin Spice Almond Butter Cups are made with only 5 clean ingredients and are a fun snack!

I have a couple of other nut butter/chocolate “cup” recipes I’ve posted in the past, like Healthy Peanut Butter Cups, Dark Chocolate Cups with Pistachios and Goji Berries, Crispy Peanut Butter Protein Cups and Vegan Coconut and Mango Chocolate Cups, Chocolate Almond Butter Cups with Probiotics and even another pumpkin one that I made over 4 years ago called Pumpkin Nut Butter Cups.

But since I’m working through my second jar of pumpkin spice this year (using only a teaspoon at a time!), I thought I’d give you another pumpkin variety to choose from.

This one is naturally sweetened with organic medjool dates and gets it’s pumpkin flavor from organic pumpkin spice instead of actual pumpkin puree like in my other pumpkin recipe.

It has a short ingredient list and they can be made in just a few minutes with a food processor, only needing a little extra time to harden in the freezer.

This healthy dessert recipe is organic, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo-friendly and contains no refined sugar.  You can also make this recipe lectin-free, see my lectin-free version below.

Want more healthy dessert recipes?  Check out Gluten-Free Vegan Chewy Nut and Seed Bars, Clean Eating Peanut Butter Fudge, Clean Eating Chocolate Crunch Bars or my Clean Eating Cookbook with 3 entire chapters of healthy, clean eating dessert recipes just like this one that you will love!

 

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5 Fast Facts About Almonds (Almond Butter):*

  • helps to regulate cholesterol and blood pressure
  • energy booster
  • loaded with calcium and fiber
  • 1/4 cup contains 8 grams of vegan protein
  • high in anti-oxidants

5 Fast Facts About Medjool Dates:*

  • natural energy booster
  • high in iron content
  • rich in potassium
  • good source of dietary fiber
  • excellent source of vegan protein

5 Fast Facts About Coconut Oil:*

  • super high in lauric acid
  • rich in antioxidants
  • contains natural microbial and anti-bacterial agents
  • helps to improve metabolism
  • improves cholesterol levels

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

Gluten-Free Vegan Pumpkin Spice Almond Butter Cups | The Healthy Family and Home

 

Gluten-Free Vegan Pumpkin Spice Almond Butter Cups

Prep

Inactive

Total

Yield 4 servings

Vegan / Gluten-Free / Dairy-Free / Paleo-Friendly / No Refined Sugar

Ingredients

For the filling:

For the chocolate:

Instructions

Prepare the filling:

  1. Add all ingredients for the filling to a food processor and process until it is well blended and a thick paste-type consistency.  Set aside.

Prepare the chocolate:

  1. Add all the ingredients for the chocolate to a small saucepan and melt on low heat until it’s smooth, stirring the entire time to make sure it doesn’t burn.  

Assembly:

You’re going to make 3 layers. After adding each layer to the silicone baking cups, you will put them in the freezer for about 15 minutes so each layer can harden before adding the next layer.

  1. Bottom layer: Add 1 spoonful of the chocolate mixture to the bottom of each silicone baking cup; place in the freezer for about 15 minutes, or until it’s hardened just enough to add the next layer; remove from freezer.
  2. Middle layer: Add 2 tablespoons of the filling on top of the chocolate layer; place in the freezer for about 15 minutes, or until it’s hardened just enough to add the next layer; remove from freezer.
  3. Top layer: Add 2 spoonfuls of the chocolate mixture on top of the filling; place in the freezer for about 15-30 minutes, or until they are frozen and hard.
  4. Store in the freezer or refrigerator until ready to serve because they will get soft and lose their shape if left out at room temperature.
  5. Enjoy!

Notes

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Creative Commons License  The recipe and photographs for “Gluten-Free Vegan Pumpkin Spice Almond Butter Cups” by Karielyn Tillman of The Healthy Family and Home website are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives 4.0 International License and cannot be used without my written permission.

 

 

 

Lectin-Free Pumpkin Spice Almond Butter Cups

Prep

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Yield 4 servings

Raw / Vegan / Gluten-Free / Dairy-Free / Lectin-Free / Paleo-Friendly / No Refined Sugar

Ingredients

For the filling:

For the chocolate:

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Instructions

Prepare the filling:

  1. Add all ingredients for the filling to a food processor and process until it is well blended and a thick paste-type consistency.  Set aside.

Prepare the chocolate:

  1. Add all the ingredients for the chocolate to a small saucepan and melt on low heat until it’s smooth, stirring the entire time to make sure it doesn’t burn.  

Assembly:

You’re going to make 3 layers. After adding each layer to the silicone baking cups, you will put them in the freezer for about 15 minutes so each layer can harden before adding the next layer.

  1. Bottom layer: Add 1 spoonful of the chocolate mixture to the bottom of each silicone baking cup; place in the freezer for about 15 minutes, or until it’s hardened just enough to add the next layer; remove from freezer.
  2. Middle layer: Add 2 tablespoons of the filling on top of the chocolate layer; place in the freezer for about 15 minutes, or until it’s hardened just enough to add the next layer; remove from freezer.
  3. Top layer: Add 2 spoonfuls of the chocolate mixture on top of the filling; place in the freezer for about 15-30 minutes, or until they are frozen and hard.
  4. Store in the freezer or refrigerator until ready to serve because they will get soft and lose their shape if left out at room temperature.
  5. Enjoy!

Notes

Get all your organic ingredients delivered straight to your door at up to 25 – 50% off retail by cutting out the middleman and retail markups with a Thrive Market Membership and save 15% off on your first order.

 

Creative Commons License  The recipe and photographs for “Lectin-Free Vegan Pumpkin Spice Almond Butter Cups” by Karielyn Tillman of The Healthy Family and Home website are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives 4.0 International License and cannot be used without my written permission.

 

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Gluten-Free Vegan Flourless Pumpkin Spice Crackers with Sea Salt https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/gluten-free-vegan-flourless-pumpkin-spice-crackers-with-sea-salt/ https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/gluten-free-vegan-flourless-pumpkin-spice-crackers-with-sea-salt/#respond Fri, 29 Sep 2017 22:54:07 +0000 https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/?p=28210 These Gluten-Free Vegan Flourless Pumpkin Spice Crackers with Sea Salt take less than 15 mintues to make and will disappear faster than it takes to make them! Well, I decided to give you a break from the sweet pumpkin dessert recipes I’ve been sharing and give you a savory snack instead. These super easy crackers...]]>

Gluten-Free Vegan Flourless Pumpkin Spice Crackers with Sea Salt | The Healthy Family and Home

These Gluten-Free Vegan Flourless Pumpkin Spice Crackers with Sea Salt take less than 15 mintues to make and will disappear faster than it takes to make them!

Well, I decided to give you a break from the sweet pumpkin dessert recipes I’ve been sharing and give you a savory snack instead.

These super easy crackers have the flavor of pumpkin spice, but also just the right touch of salty flavor from the French Grey Sea Salt I used.  I love it because it’s thick and more of a flaky-type salt and it’s so flavorful.  I don’t use it in everyday cooking but only as a topping, like in this Chocolate Covered Watermelon Slices with Sea Salt recipe, so a jar will last a long time.

You may want to check out some of my other healthy cracker recipes like Gluten-Free Vegan Thyme and Garlic Crackers, Raw Vegan Habanero Pepper Crackers or my Raw Vegan Carrot and Flax Crackers.

Made with just a handful of ingredients you probably already have on hand, these healthy crackers are vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, flourless, grain-free, lectin-free, alkaline and paleo-friendly.

Want more healthy snack recipes?  Check out Raw Vegan Cinnamon Sugar Pear Chips, Vegan Cheesy Baked Kale Chips, Lemon Dill Kale Chips or my Clean Eating Cookbook with an entire chapter of 20 healthy, clean eating snack recipes just like this one that you will love!

 

Feel Good About What You Eat | The Healthy Family and Home

5 Fast Facts About Almonds (Almond Flour):

  • helps to regulate cholesterol and blood pressure
  • energy booster
  • loaded with calcium and fiber
  • 1/4 cup contains 8 grams of vegan protein
  • high in anti-oxidants

5 Fast Facts About Avocado Oil:*

  • excellent source of vitamin E
  • contains 25 essential nutrients
  • contains 2 – 3 times the potassium as one banana
  • has anti-inflammatory properties
  • can help lower cholesterol levels

5 Fast Facts About Flax Seeds:*

  • high in omega-3 essential fatty acids
  • contains soluble and insoluble fiber
  • super high in lignans
  • provides anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits
  • provides cardiovascular benefits

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

Gluten-Free Vegan Flourless Pumpkin Spice Crackers with Sea Salt | The Healthy Family and Home

 

Gluten-Free Vegan Flourless Pumpkin Spice Crackers with Sea Salt

Prep

Cook

Total

Yield 30 – 35 small crackers

Vegan / Gluten-Free / Dairy-Free / Egg-Free / Flourless / Grain-Free / Lectin-Free / Alkaline / Paleo-Friendly

Ingredients

For the crackers:

For the topping:

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Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Prepare the flax egg:

  1. Add the ingredients for the flax egg (purified/filtered water + ground flax) to a small bowl and whisk until it is well combined.  Set aside.

Prepare the crackers:

  1. Add all ingredients for the crackers to a medium sized bowl and stir together until it is mixed together well.
  2. Re-whisk the flax egg then add it to the bowl with the cracker ingredients and stir until everything is well combined.  Use a fork to mash the flax egg and avocado oil into the almond flour to make sure the almond flour is moist.  The mixture should be crumbly but moist.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a baking pan lined with parchment paper.
  4. Using your hands, form the mixture into a compact ball shape, squeezing it together tightly until it holds together well.
  5. Once you have a ball shape, place a second piece of parchment paper on top of the dough ball and roll it out flat with a rolling pin into a 1/4 inch thickness.
  6. Use a pizza cutter or knife to cut the dough into small 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 inch squares.  Don’t cut them any bigger because they will not hold together well.  Remove the scraps and any crumbs from the bottom piece of the parchment paper before baking.
  7. Sprinkle sea salt over the top of the crackers and gently tap the salt into the dough so it doesn’t fall off when you flip them over later.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 12-14 minutes, or until the edges and tops are slightly golden.  Flip the crackers over and bake for an additional 1-2 minutes, taking care not to burn them.
  9. Store in an air-tight container.
  10. Enjoy!

Notes

Get all your organic ingredients delivered straight to your door at up to 25 – 50% off retail by cutting out the middleman and retail markups with a Thrive Market Membership and save 15% off on your first order.

 

Creative Commons License  The recipe and photographs for “Gluten-Free Vegan Flourless Pumpkin Spice Crackers with Sea Salt” by Karielyn Tillman of The Healthy Family and Home website are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives 4.0 International License and cannot be used without my written permission.

 

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Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Spice Bliss Balls https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/gluten-free-vegan-chocolate-chip-pumpkin-spice-bliss-balls/ https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/gluten-free-vegan-chocolate-chip-pumpkin-spice-bliss-balls/#respond Wed, 27 Sep 2017 17:08:40 +0000 https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/?p=28182 These Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Spice Bliss Balls are made with only 5 clean ingredients and are the perfect bite-size Fall snack. It takes less than 5 minutes to make these delicious bliss balls using just a food processor and easy ingredients that you probably already have on hand. They are naturally sweetened with organic...]]>

Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Spice Balls | The Healthy Family and Home

These Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Spice Bliss Balls are made with only 5 clean ingredients and are the perfect bite-size Fall snack.

It takes less than 5 minutes to make these delicious bliss balls using just a food processor and easy ingredients that you probably already have on hand.

They are naturally sweetened with organic medjool dates and have a little bit of almond butter combined with chocolate chips and organic pumpkin spice.

You can make them with or without the chocolate drizzle, but they are -so- good with it!

I have another pumpkin truffle recipe, Clean Eating Pumpkin Truffles, that’s also easy to make and you may want to give a try too.

This healthy dessert recipes is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, no-cook, paleo-friendly and contains no refined sugar.

Want more healthy ball and truffle recipes?  Check out Vegan Pumpkin Spice Mousse, Gluten-Free Vegan Pumpkin Spice Caramel Popcorn, Vegan Chocolate Marbled Swirl Pumpkin Cheesecake Square or my Clean Eating Cookbook with an entire chapter of 20 healthy, clean eating ball and truffle recipes just like this one that you will love!

 

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5 Fast Facts About Medjool Dates:*

  • helps to regulate cholesterol and blood pressure
  • energy booster
  • loaded with calcium and fiber
  • 1/4 cup contains 8 grams of vegan protein
  • high in anti-oxidants

5 Fast Facts About Almonds (Almond Butter):*

  • helps to regulate cholesterol and blood pressure
  • energy booster
  • loaded with calcium and fiber
  • 1/4 cup contains 8 grams of vegan protein
  • high in anti-oxidants

5 Fast Facts About Coconut Oil:*

  • helps to regulate cholesterol and blood pressure
  • energy booster
  • loaded with calcium and fiber
  • 1/4 cup contains 8 grams of vegan protein
  • high in anti-oxidants

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Spice Balls | The Healthy Family and Home

 

Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Spice Bliss Balls

Prep

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Total

Yield 10 small balls

Vegan / Gluten-Free / Dairy-Free / Soy-Free / No-Cook / Paleo-Friendly / No Refined Sugar

Ingredients

For the balls:

For the add-ins:

For the chocolate drizzle:

Instructions

Prepare the balls:

  1. Add all ingredients for the balls to a food processor and process until well combined and it has a wet, crumbly texture.
  2. Stir in the chocolate chip add-ins by hand and make sure they are evenly distributed in the mixture.
  3. Take out a spoonful at a time and roll them in the palms of your hands into a ball shape.
  4. Place the balls on a plate lined with parchment paper.

Prepare the chocolate drizzle:

  1. Add the ingredients for the chocolate drizzle to a small sauce pan and melt on lowest heat, stirring the entire time so it doesn’t burn.
  2. Drizzle the melted chocolate over the balls.

Assembly:

  1. Place the balls in the refrigerator for about 15-20 minutes so they can firm.
  2. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve because they will get soft and lose their shape if left out at room temperature.
  3. Enjoy!

Notes

Get all your organic ingredients delivered straight to your door at up to 25 – 50% off retail by cutting out the middleman and retail markups with a Thrive Market Membership and save 15% off on your first order.

 

Creative Commons License  The recipe and photographs for “Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Spice Balls” by Karielyn Tillman of The Healthy Family and Home website are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives 4.0 International License and cannot be used without my written permission.

 

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Gluten-Free Flourless No-Bake Vegan Peanut Butter Apple Pie Bars https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/gluten-free-vegan-flourless-no-bake-peanut-butter-apple-pie-bars/ https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/gluten-free-vegan-flourless-no-bake-peanut-butter-apple-pie-bars/#respond Mon, 25 Sep 2017 21:05:51 +0000 https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/?p=27827 If you love apples dipped in peanut butter, you will love these Gluten-Free Vegan Flourless No-Bake Apple Bars that are so easy to make! Here’s what’s going on in this clean eating no-bake dessert: Layer 1:  The bottom layer is a peanut butter shortbread-type bottom that I slightly altered from my Gluten-Free Vegan Pecan Pie...]]>

Gluten-Free Vegan Flourless No-Bake Peanut Butter Apple Bars | The Healthy Family and Home

If you love apples dipped in peanut butter, you will love these Gluten-Free Vegan Flourless No-Bake Apple Bars that are so easy to make!

Here’s what’s going on in this clean eating no-bake dessert:

  • Layer 1:  The bottom layer is a peanut butter shortbread-type bottom that I slightly altered from my Gluten-Free Vegan Pecan Pie Bars recipe
  • Layer 2:  The middle layer is diced medjool dates + apples + spices that I used in my Gluten-Free Vegan Raw Apple Pie Tart recipe
  • Layer 3:  The top layer is a thin peanut butter topping sprinkled with organic ground cinnamon

I had bought a big bag of organic Fuji apples to make my Gluten-Free Vegan Peanut Butter Cookie Caramel Apples recipe,and since it only needed 4 apples, and my Gluten-Free Vegan Raw Apple Pie Tart recipe only needed 4 apples, I had just enough left to make this dessert.

It takes less than 15 minutes to make because all you do is mix all the ingredients for the base together in a bowl, then transfer to your baking dish.  Next, add all the ingredients for the apple filling to a food processor, then layer it on top of the bottom layer and lastly, add the peanut butter topping.  You can even make this recipe paleo-friendly by substituting the peanut butter with organic almond butter instead.

You’ll need to put them in the refrigerator or freezer for just a little bit for them to firm up but they’ll be ready to enjoy in no time!

And if you’d like another clean apple-based dessert, make sure you check out my Gluten-Free Apple Crumble with Caramel Sauce.

This easy, clean eating recipe is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free, egg-free, flourless, no-bake and contains no refined sugar.

Want more healthy dessert recipes?  Check out Clean Eating Cinnamon Vanilla Apple Chips, Crispy Peanut Butter Protein Cups, Clean Eating Peanut Butter Fudge or my Clean Eating Cookbook with an entire chapter of 20 healthy, clean eating bars and squares recipes just like this one that you will love!

 

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5 Fast Facts About Apples:

  • rich in anti-oxidants
  • good source of B complex vitamins
  • helps to reduce cholesterol
  • 1 apple contains 17.4% RDA of fiber
  • helps to regulate blood sugar

5 Fast Facts About Medjool Dates:*

  • natural energy booster
  • high in iron content
  • rich in potassium
  • good source of dietary fiber
  • excellent source of vegan protein

5 Fast Facts About Peanut (Peanut Butter)*

  • excellent source of vitamin E
  • high in folate
  • contains tryptophan which helps fight depression
  • good source of fiber
  • excellent source of vegan protein

5 Fast Facts About Almonds (Almond Flour):*

  • helps to regulate cholesterol and blood pressure
  • energy booster
  • loaded with calcium and fiber
  • 1/4 cup contains 8 grams of vegan protein
  • high in anti-oxidants

5 Fast Facts About Lemons:*

  • extremely alkaline to the body
  • blood purifier
  • excellent for detoxification
  • balances blood sugar levels
  • contains powerful anti-bacterial properties

5 Fast Facts About Maple Syrup:

  • contains manganese and zinc
  • super high in anti-oxidants
  • helps with inflammation
  • 1/4 cup contains more calcium than the same amount of milk
  • 1/4 cup contains more potassium than a banana

5 Fast Facts About Coconut Oil:*

  • super high in lauric acid
  • rich in antioxidants
  • contains natural microbial and anti-bacterial agents
  • helps to improve metabolism
  • improves cholesterol levels

5 Fast Facts About Coconut Flour:*

  • highest dietary fiber found in any flour at 58% RDA
  • 14% coconut oil
  • 19% vegan protein
  • gluten-free
  • helps to promote blood sugar health

5 Fast Facts About Vanilla Bean Powder:*

  • anti-microbial
  • high in anti-oxidants
  • can help reduce inflammation
  • contains small traces of minerals
  • 1 tablespoon contains 2 g of fiber

5 Fast Facts About Cinnamon:*

  • contains anti-inflammatory properties
  • helps to control blood sugar
  • excellent source of manganese and iron
  • can help to lower bad cholesterol
  • aids in eliminating migraine headaches

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

Gluten-Free Vegan Flourless No-Bake Peanut Butter Apple Bars | The Healthy Family and Home

 

Gluten-Free Vegan Flourless No-Bake Peanut Butter Apple Bars

Prep

Inactive

Total

Yield 9 squares

Vegan / Gluten-Free / Dairy-Free / Grain-Free / Egg-Free / Flourless / No-Bake / No Refined Sugar

Ingredients

For the peanut butter cookie base: