The Healthy Family and Home https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com Clean Eating Recipes and Natural Living Fri, 18 May 2018 18:07:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 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 Rocky Road Ice Cream https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/gluten-free-vegan-chocolate-rocky-road-ice-cream/ https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/gluten-free-vegan-chocolate-rocky-road-ice-cream/#respond Fri, 11 May 2018 00:39:54 +0000 https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/?p=29688 As temperatures are starting to get in the low 90’s this week in Southern Louisiana, I’ve already got ice cream on my mind and this Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Rocky Road Ice Cream is a classic that I veganized for your summertime enjoyment. What are two ingredients you could add to classic chocolate ice cream that...]]>

Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Rocky Road Ice Cream | The Healthy Family and Home

As temperatures are starting to get in the low 90’s this week in Southern Louisiana, I’ve already got ice cream on my mind and this Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Rocky Road Ice Cream is a classic that I veganized for your summertime enjoyment.

What are two ingredients you could add to classic chocolate ice cream that would make it extraordinarily good? How about some organic walnuts + vegan marshmallows? 🙂

In case you’re a new vegan or just didn’t know, regular marshmallows are not vegan – they contain gelatin, which is made from the “prolonged boiling of leftover bones, skin, collagen and cartilage from animals”, just Google it for more details.

Aside from the fact that S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) marshmallows contain animal ingredients, they also contain GMO ingredients (corn syrup + corn starch modified), and artificial flavors and colors which should also be a concern:

S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) Kraft Jet-Puffed Marshmallows:

Ingredients:  Corn Syrup, Sugar, Corn Starch Modified, Water, Gelatin, Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate, Artificial Flavors, Artificial Colors (Blue 1).

While I’m not 100% happy with the ingredient list in the vegan marshmallows (even though they are non-GMO, vegan + gluten-free), I don’t mind using them for an occasional treat and they’re better than regular marshmallows with an ingredient list like the one above.

And here’s the ingredient list for a similar popular store-bought ice cream brand:

S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) Baskin Robbins Rocky Road Ice Cream:

Ingredients: Cream, Nonfat Milk, Sugar, Corn Syrup, Marshmallow (Corn Syrup, Sugar, Corn Starch Modified, Gelatin), Almonds (Almonds, Safflower Oil, Canola Oil, Chocolate Liquor Processed with Alkali, Cocoa Processed with Alkali, Whey, Cellulose Gum, Mono and Diglycerides, Guar Gum, Carrageenan, Polysorbate 80

It also contains marshmallows with gelatin, GMO ingredients (corn syrup, canola oil), refined sugar and GMO dairy.

This healthier version is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free 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 a 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 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 (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 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 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

*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 Rocky Road Ice Cream | The Healthy Family and Home

 

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Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Rocky Road Ice Cream

Prep

Inactive

Total

Yield 2 – 4 servings

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

Ingredients

For the ice cream:

For the add-ins:

Instructions

  1. Optional: Soak the cashews in filtered/purified water for 30-60 minutes, then rinse and drain. This step is optional but it will make the cashews soft and the mixture extra smooth.
  2. Add all ingredients for the ice cream to a Vitamix and blend until everything is creamy and smooth. Adjust the sweetener to your preference.
  3. Transfer the mixture to an ice cream maker and follow the directions of your machine to make the ice cream.
  4. When it’s time to add the “add-ins” (usually after 15-20 minutes or so), add the chopped walnuts and mini-marshmallows. Stir in by hand to make sure they are evenly distributed.
  5. Enjoy immediately with a soft-serve ice cream consistency, or transfer the mixture to an 8 x 5 baking dish, cover tightly, and place in the freezer for 1-2 hours, or until it hardens to the consistency you prefer.
  6. Store in the freezer in a BPA-free ice cream storage container.
  7. Enjoy!

Notes

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Gluten-Free Vegan Classic Hummus https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/gluten-free-vegan-classic-hummus/ https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/gluten-free-vegan-classic-hummus/#respond Mon, 07 May 2018 15:32:56 +0000 https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/?p=30445 This Gluten-Free Vegan Classic Hummus recipe is a “back-to-the-basics” classic recipe everyone should know how to make! I may or may not be known to eat hummus by itself as a meal. No veggies. No chips. Just by the spoonful. Yes, it’s true. Hummus is such a simple but flavorful recipe that even a child...]]>

Gluten-Free Vegan Classic Hummus | The Healthy Family and Home

This Gluten-Free Vegan Classic Hummus recipe is a “back-to-the-basics” classic recipe everyone should know how to make!

I may or may not be known to eat hummus by itself as a meal. No veggies. No chips. Just by the spoonful.

Yes, it’s true.

Hummus is such a simple but flavorful recipe that even a child can make it.

In fact, the official hummus maker in our home is my 10 year old son.  He was wanting to eat hummus so often that I finally wrote the recipe down so he could make it himself.  I had never written it down before and always made it with the same ingredients, but without measuring anything.

But since he wanted to start making it himself, I finally got around to officially writing it down and now am sharing it with you.

There’s lots of different ways and variations to making hummus like Lectin-Free Sweet Potato Hummus, Vegan Pistachio Mint Hummus, Smoky Chipotle Pumpkin Hummus, Vegan Jalapeno and Lime Hummus or Vegan Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus, but the classic hummus is the way my family likes it the best.  Feel free to adjust the ingredients around until you come up with a ratio of everything that tastes just right to you.

One of the first things I panicked about when I saw the list of “do-not-eat” lectin foods was chickpeas.  I panicked because I knew what that meant for me…no more hummus!

But you can prepare the chickpeas in a way to eliminate the lectins, or take the lazy way (my way!) and buy the brand that pressure-cooks them in advance, like this one.

So whether you need the recipe to be lectin-free or not, they are still the best brand to buy because they are organic and come in a BPA-free can.

Hummus can be spread on a wrap, used in a salad or as a dip with veggies or grain-free chips.

And, this recipe is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free and lectin-free (using lectin-approved chickpeas).

Want more healthy dip and dressing recipes? Check out Healthy Artichoke Dip, Raw Spinach and Avocado Dip, Lectin-Free Vegan Basil Pesto and Cauliflower Rice Dip or my Clean Eating Cookbook with an entire chapter of 20 healthy, clean eating dip and dressing recipes just like this one that you will love!

 

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

5 Fast Facts About Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans):*

  • excellent source of fiber
  • good source of protein
  • can help lower cholesterol
  • provides better regulation of blood sugar
  • can help decrease cardiovascular risks

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 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.

 

Gluten-Free Vegan Classic Hummus | The Healthy Family and Home

 

Gluten-Free Vegan Classic Hummus

Prep

Total

Yield 2 – 4 servings

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

Ingredients

*Lectin-Approved

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a food processor and process until it’s creamy and smooth. Start with 2 tablespoons of water and add an extra 1 tablespoon more at a time if you prefer a thinner consistency. 
  2. Adjust the seasonings to your preference.
  3. Optional: Garnish with extra organic chickpeas, organic ground paprika or drizzle with organic extra-virgin olive oil.
  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 “Clean Eating Vegan Classic Hummus” 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 Cranberry Lemon Ball Truffles https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/gluten-free-vegan-no-bake-cranberry-lemon-ball-truffles/ https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/gluten-free-vegan-no-bake-cranberry-lemon-ball-truffles/#respond Wed, 02 May 2018 20:49:47 +0000 https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/?p=30372 These Gluten-Free Vegan No-Bake Cranberry Lemon Balls are an upgrade from the Raw Vegan Lemon Meltaway Balls recipe on my website, which is a reader favorite here at The Healthy Family and Home. In fact, it’s been almost 5 years to the day that the original recipe appeared on my website (5-9-13) if you can...]]>

Gluten-Free Vegan No-Bake Cranberry Lemon Ball Truffles | The Healthy Family and Home

These Gluten-Free Vegan No-Bake Cranberry Lemon Balls are an upgrade from the Raw Vegan Lemon Meltaway Balls recipe on my website, which is a reader favorite here at The Healthy Family and Home.

In fact, it’s been almost 5 years to the day that the original recipe appeared on my website (5-9-13) if you can believe that!

Since Spring is here, I decided to make a “deluxe” upgraded version of that recipe for you and what pairs best with lemons? Cranberries! 🙂

So I added organic dried cranberries to the original recipe to give these classics a tangy and colorful twist.

If you haven’t already made the Raw Vegan Lemon Meltaway Balls recipe (do so right away!), it’s really simple to make.  It’s the same exact recipe as this one, except without the added cranberries.

All you need to do is add all the ingredients to a food processor, process the mixture, stir in the cranberries by hand, then roll the mixture into bite-sized balls. Add them to the refrigerator to firm for 15-30 and you’re ready to go!

Keep these in an air-tight BPA-free container in the refrigerator for a quick breakfast treat or an afternoon snack.

This healthy dessert is made with real, clean food ingredients and is raw, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, egg-free, no-bake, paleo-friendly and contains no refined sugar.

Want more healthy ball and truffle recipes? Check out Gluten-Free Vegan Dried Blueberry Protein Energy Balls, Crunchy Raw Vegan Protein Balls, Lectin-Free Vegan Tahini Brownie 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!

 

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

5 Fast Facts About Lemons:*

  • extremely alkaline to the body
  • excellent blood purifier
  • good for detoxification
  • balances blood sugar levels
  • contains powerful antibacterial properties

5 Fast Facts About Cranberries:*

  • 1/2 cup contains 10% vitamin C
  • 1 cup contains 18% DV of manganese
  • 1 cup contains 18% DV of fiber
  • provides anti-inflammatory benefits
  • ORAC score of 9584 per 100 g

5 Fast Facts About Coconut Oil:*

  • super high in lauric acid
  • rich in antioxidants
  • contains natural microbial and antibacterial agents
  • helps to improve metabolism and prevent fatigue
  • can help to improve cholesterol

5 Fast Facts About Almonds (Almond Flour):*

  • regulates cholesterol and blood pressure
  • energy booster
  • loaded with protein, calcium and fiber
  • high in antioxidants
  • can help reduce the risk of heart disease

5 Fast Facts About Coconut Flour:*

  • highest dietary fiber found in any flour at 58% dv
  • 14% coconut oil
  • 19% vegan protein
  • gluten-free
  • helps promote blood sugar health

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 Cranberry Lemon Ball Truffles | The Healthy Family and Home

 

Gluten-Free Vegan No-Bake Cranberry Lemon Ball Truffles | The Healthy Family and Home

 

Gluten-Free Vegan No-Bake Cranberry Lemon Balls

Prep

Inactive

Total

Yield 18 small balls

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

Ingredients

For the balls:

For the add-in:

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients for the balls to a food processor and process until everything is well combined. The mixture should have a smooth and thick consistency, like raw cookie dough. 
  2. Add the chopped dried cranberries to the mixture and stir-in by hand until they are evenly distributed.
  3. Test the mixture by taking out a spoonful to see if it’s firm enough to roll into a ball shape. Depending on the type of sweetener you use, you may need to let them firm a little in the refrigerator before rolling into a ball. If they aren’t firm enough to roll into a ball shape, put the mixture in the refrigerator for about 10-15 minutes, then remove and proceed to Step 4.
  4. Take a spoonful at a time and roll them into the palms of your hand to form a ball shape. If they start to stick to the palms of your hands, just rub a tiny amount of coconut oil on your palms and continue.
  5. Place the balls on a baking pan lined with parchment paper and place in the refrigerator for about 15-30 minutes to firm.
  6. Store in an air-tight BPA-free container in the refrigerator until ready to serve because they will get soft and lose their shape 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 “Gluten-Free Vegan No-Bake Cranberry Lemon Ball 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.

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 Chickpea Tikka Masala https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/gluten-free-vegan-chickpea-tikka-masala/ https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/gluten-free-vegan-chickpea-tikka-masala/#respond Mon, 30 Apr 2018 15:00:58 +0000 https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/?p=30279 This Gluten-Free Vegan Chickpea Tikka Masala Stew is a spicy + hearty one-pot meal that’s ready in about 30 minutes and the hardest part of making it (for me!) is pulling all the spices out of the cabinet lol! I “veganized” it by replacing chicken in the traditional recipe with vegan-friendly chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans)...]]>

Gluten-Free Vegan Chickpea Tikka Masala | The Healthy Family and Home

This Gluten-Free Vegan Chickpea Tikka Masala Stew is a spicy + hearty one-pot meal that’s ready in about 30 minutes and the hardest part of making it (for me!) is pulling all the spices out of the cabinet lol!

I “veganized” it by replacing chicken in the traditional recipe with vegan-friendly chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans) and replaced the heavy cream with full-fat coconut milk.

It’s really simple to make…all you need to do is diced your onion, then saute’ it with extra-virgin olive oil and crushed garlic.  Then you’ll add the magic spice combination and the chickpeas and diced tomatoes.  That’s it!  After it simmers for about 10-15 minutes, you’ll add an entire can of full-fat coconut milk to give it the creaminess that replaces heavy cream.

And don’t fret when you look at the ingredient list because the majority of the ingredients are the delicious and aromatic spices and seasonings that give this dish it’s classic flavor.

You can serve this recipe over organic white rice or just enjoy by itself, which is how my family likes to eat it.  It’s also freezer-friendly so you can even make a double batch and save some for a busy weeknight dinner.

This healthy meal is made with clean, real food ingredients and it’s vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and nut-free.

Want more healthy meal and entree recipes? Check out Lectin-Free Vegan Pumpkin Spice Cauliflower Rice Soup, Gluten-Free Vegan Beefless “Beef” Stew, Dr. Group’s Liver Cleanse 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!

 

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

5 Fast Facts About Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans):*

  • excellent source of fiber
  • good source of protein
  • can help lower cholesterol
  • provides better regulation of blood sugar
  • can help decrease cardiovascular risks

5 Fast Facts About Tomatoes:*

  • contains lycopenes which are cancer fighting agents
  • high in beta-carotene
  • excellent anti-oxidant
  • high in vitamin A and K
  • high in chromium which helps control blood sugar 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 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 Coconuts (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 Cayenne Pepper:*

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

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

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 Ginger:* 

  • excellent for gastrointestinal relief
  • anti-inflammatory benefits
  • promotes immune boosting
  • increases blood flow and relaxes peripheral blood vessels
  • anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-viral

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 Chickpea Tikka Masala | The Healthy Family and Home

 

Gluten-Free Vegan Chickpea Tikka Masala

Prep

Cook

Total

Yield 4 servings

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

Ingredients

Optional: Organic white rice

Instructions

  1. Add the olive oil, diced onions and garlic to a large saucepan and saute on medium heat for 2-3 minutes until the onions are soft.
  2. Add all the remaining spices: garam masala, cumin, paprika, turmeric, ginger, cayenne pepper and Himalayan pink salt and stir until well combined.
  3. Add the cans of drained + rinsed chickpeas and the entire cans of diced tomatoes to the saucepan and stir.
  4. Bring the mixture to a boil then reduce heat to low-medium and let it simmer for about 10-15 minutes.
  5. Optional: While the stew is simmering, you can mash some or all of the chickpeas on the side of the saucepan with a fork and it will thicken the mixture.
  6. Optional: If you choose to make this meal with organic white rice, you can prepare it while the stew is simmering, according to the package instructions.
  7. After the stew has simmered, add the entire can of coconut milk and stir until well combined. Adjust the seasonings to your preference. Let it simmer on low heat for another 5 minutes before serving.
  8. Optional: Garnish with chopped green onions or fresh cilantro.
  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 Chickpea Tikka Masala” 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 Oven-Baked “Fried” Artichokes https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/gluten-free-vegan-oven-baked-fried-artichokes/ https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/gluten-free-vegan-oven-baked-fried-artichokes/#comments Sat, 28 Apr 2018 01:09:04 +0000 https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/?p=30325 These Gluten-Free Vegan Oven-Baked “Fried” Artichokes are a healthy snack that’s ready in less than 15 minutes and are made with only a few clean ingredients. If you’ve been a follower of my website anytime over the past 6 years, then you know I rarely (if ever) post anything personal, as I’m a very private...]]>

Gluten-Free Vegan Oven Baked "Fried" Artichokes | The Healthy Family and Home

These Gluten-Free Vegan Oven-Baked “Fried” Artichokes are a healthy snack that’s ready in less than 15 minutes and are made with only a few clean ingredients.

If you’ve been a follower of my website anytime over the past 6 years, then you know I rarely (if ever) post anything personal, as I’m a very private person.

But today is going to be different because I have a deep desire to share the story behind this recipe.

My father passed away this past Saturday, April 14, 2018, and this is the first recipe post I’ve shared since March 27, 2018.  It was important to me that this be the first one because it holds a very special memory for me.

For anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one, as I’m finding out now, working through the memories and things that will no longer happen or take place ever again is the hardest part.  And that is the case with this recipe. It makes me sad that as much as he liked this recipe, I’ll never be able to make it for him again.

Even though my father didn’t eat a gluten-free vegan diet, he was always willing to try out my new recipes and was my most eager and very best taste tester.  I knew I would always get honest feedback from him and he would emphatically tell me when he liked something…and when he didn’t.  Nothing made me prouder than to hear him say three simple words: “This is good!”.  Every time I made something new, I would always think, “he’s really going to like this one”.

He even taught me how to make several recipes I shared on my website like his Spicy Italian Cucuzza Bake, Italian Cucuzza Squash Stew and Slower Cooker Black-Eye Peas, which were recipes he knew by heart and had never written down.

I’ve made many recipes for him and some he really enjoyed were my Oven-Baked Okra Bites, my Oven-Baked Avocado Fries, my Oven-Baked Zucchini Fries and my Oven-Baked Pickles.

But these oven-baked artichokes were his most favorite thing I ever made for him. He would ask me to make them repeatedly, made sure I wrote down the recipe for him and even had me make a batch for one of his friends that came to visit.

As hard as it is to believe, even with an Italian heritage, the only way he had even eaten artichokes were when they were stuffed with bread crumbs at a St. Joseph’s altar.  He just couldn’t get over how good they tasted baked (and spicy!) and have them taste better than the stuffed version.

One day he decided he wanted some and wanted to make them himself. He called me and wanted me to give him the instructions over the phone of how to make them but he didn’t have any canned artichokes to make the recipe. So I had 6 cans of artichokes shipped overnight delivery + a 1 pound bag of nutritional yeast so he would have everything he needed to make them.

So I kept making them over and over again for him for the past few months, but never got around to posting the recipe.  So, here it is.

Anyway….

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

If you want more healthy snack and side dish recipes, try Gluten-Free Vegan Oven Baked Okra Bites, Gluten-Free Vegan Oven-Baked Zucchini Fries, Gluten-Free Vegan Oven Baked Avocado Fries 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!

 

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

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 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.

 

Gluten-Free Vegan Oven-Baked "Fried" Artichokes | The Healthy Family and Home

 

Gluten-Free Vegan Oven-Baked “Fried” Artichokes

Prep

Cook

Total

Yield 2 – 4 servings

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

Ingredients

For the seasoning:

For the artichokes:

Instructions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Prepare the seasoning:

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

Prepare the artichokes:

  1. Drain the can of artichokes, cut off the ends, then cut each artichoke piece in half.
  2. Break apart and separate the artichoke leaves.
  3. Add the artichoke pieces to a small bowl and toss with the avocado oil until they are all covered.

Assembly:

  1. Sprinkle 1/2 the seasoning mixture over the artichoke pieces and toss until they are all covered.
  2. Sprinkle the the other 1/2 of the seasoning mixture over the artichoke pieces and toss again until they are all covered.
  3. Transfer the seasoned pieces of artichoke to a baking pan lined with parchment paper and spread them out evenly making sure none are overlapping. Sprinkle any leftover seasoning mixture on any pieces that remain uncoated.
  4. Bake at 425 degrees for 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown, taking care not to over bake or burn them.
  5. Best when served hot from the oven.
  6. Enjoy!

Notes

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Lectin-Free Vegan Spicy Turmeric Oven-Baked Sweet Potato Fries https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/lectin-free-vegan-spicy-turmeric-oven-baked-sweet-potato-fries/ https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/lectin-free-vegan-spicy-turmeric-oven-baked-sweet-potato-fries/#comments Wed, 28 Mar 2018 00:20:55 +0000 https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/?p=30200 These Lectin-Free Vegan Spicy Turmeric Oven-Baked Sweet Potato Fries are a healthy snack or side dish that everyone will love! I’ve been eating a sweet potato, in one form or another, every day as part of a thyroid healing program from Andrew William’s book: Medical Medium: Thyroid Healing. Some of my favorite ways to enjoy...]]>

Lectin-Free Vegan Spicy Turmeric Oven-Baked Sweet Potato Fries | The Healthy Family and Home

These Lectin-Free Vegan Spicy Turmeric Oven-Baked Sweet Potato Fries are a healthy snack or side dish that everyone will love!

I’ve been eating a sweet potato, in one form or another, every day as part of a thyroid healing program from Andrew William’s book: Medical Medium: Thyroid Healing.

Some of my favorite ways to enjoy a sweet potato is this Sweet Potato Hummus recipe (which I can eat just by itself!), a baked sweet potato drizzled with a lime + tahini dressing sprinkled with hemp seeds and these oven-baked spicy turmeric sweet potato fries.

Because they are spicy, they go great with the cool and tangy Lemon Dill Avocado Dressing from my last post (also shown in the photo above)…so you have to make them both! 🙂

This is a really simple recipe to make and the hardest part is just peeling and cutting up the sweet potato.  All you have to do after that is toss the sweet potato fries with a little avocado oil and the seasonings and then bake them in the oven.

They are ~so~ good!

This healthier recipe is made with clean, whole food ingredients and is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, lectin-free* (see note below), soy-free, egg-free, nut-free and paleo-friendly.

Want more healthy snack recipes? Check out Gluten-Free Vegan Oven-Baked Zucchini Fries, Gluten-Free Vegan Oven-Baked Fried Pickles, Gluten-Free Vegan Oven-Baked Avocado Fries 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!

 

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

5 Fast Facts About Sweet Potatoes:*

  • contains anti-inflammatory properties
  • contains 2 g of vegan protein
  • contains 4 g of fiber
  • high in vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B5 and vitamin B6
  • excellent source of potassium, copper and manganese

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 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 Cayenne Pepper: (see note below)*

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

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 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 Spicy Turmeric Oven-Baked Sweet Potato Fries | The Healthy Family and Home

 


 

*Note: I’m adding a screen shot from Dr. Gundry’s Twitter page where he gives cayenne pepper the “ok” as a lectin-approved ingredient, which is why I included it in my recipe and classified the recipe as “Lectin-Free”. However, a person who needs to avoid nightshades in general, for reasons other than lectin-related, would need to just omit the cayenne pepper from the recipe.

 


 

Lectin-Free Vegan Spicy Turmeric Oven-Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Prep

Cook

Total

Yield 50 – 60 fries

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

Ingredients

For the seasoning:

Instructions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Prepare the sweet potato:

  1. Peel the skin off the sweet potato.  Cut the ends off then slice it down the middle from top to bottom. 
  2. Cut the potato into long “french fry” pieces.  You should have approximately 50-60 from a large sweet potato.

Preparation:

  1. Add the cut sweet potato pieces to a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add the avocado oil and toss the sweet potatoes until the avocado oil is evenly distributed and all pieces are covered.
  3. Add each of the ingredients for the seasoning to the bowl of cut sweet potatoes one at a time (and adding the nutritional yeast last) and toss each time making sure the seasonings are evenly distributed and all pieces are covered before adding the next seasoning.
  4. Adjust the amount of seasonings to your preference.
  5. Place the seasoned sweet potato pieces to a baking pan lined with parchment paper and bake at 425 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
  6. Remove the pan from the oven, flip over all the fries and return the pan to the oven for approximately 5-10 more minutes.  Oven times will vary, but you want them to be slightly crisp and take care not to burn them.
  7. Best served hot from the oven.
  8. Enjoy!

Notes

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Creative Commons License  The recipe and photographs for “Lectin-Free Vegan Spicy Turmeric Oven-Baked Sweet Potato Fries” 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 Lemon Dill Avocado Dressing https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/lectin-free-vegan-lemon-dill-avocado-dressing/ https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/lectin-free-vegan-lemon-dill-avocado-dressing/#respond Thu, 22 Mar 2018 23:41:48 +0000 https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/?p=30204 If you have extra avocados and want something new to make with them, this Lectin-Free Vegan Lemon Dill Avocado Dressing is exactly what you need! No matter how hard I try, I can’t ever time the ripening of my avocados just right. When I buy them, they are too hard to cut into and use. ...]]>

Lectin-Free Vegan Lemon Dill Avocado Dressing | The Healthy Family and Home

If you have extra avocados and want something new to make with them, this Lectin-Free Vegan Lemon Dill Avocado Dressing is exactly what you need!

No matter how hard I try, I can’t ever time the ripening of my avocados just right. When I buy them, they are too hard to cut into and use.  So they sit there patiently waiting. Then by the time I remember to check on them, I’ve waited too long and they are so bad I can’t even use them.  It’s a shame how many avocados I’ve had to throw away because of this 🙁

This recipe will save the day if you have avocados that are ~just~ about to go bad and you need something quick and easy to make with them.

All you need to do is add them to a Vitamix, with a few other ingredients that you probably already have on hand, and in less than 5 minutes you have a creamy, tangy dressing that’s perfect over a salad.

My favorite way to use it is over a baked sweet potato (yum!) and with the next recipe I will be posting…so stay tuned!

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

Want more healthy dip and dressing recipes? Check out Creamy Vegan Cilantro and Lime Tahini Dressing, Tahini Ginger Dressing, Creamy Dandelion Greens Dressing or my Clean Eating Cookbook with an entire chapter of 20 healthy, clean eating dip and dressing recipes just like this one the 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 Lemons:*

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

5 Fast Facts About Dill:*

  • excellent anti-oxidant
  • anti-bacterial
  • aids in digestion
  • acts as a diuretic to flush out toxins
  • good source of calcium, manganese and iron

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 Lemon Dill Avocado Dressing | The Healthy Family and Home

 

My Blender Choice - Vitamix | The Healthy Family and Home

 

Lectin-Free Vegan Lemon Dill Avocado Dressing

Prep

Total

Yield 1 cup

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

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a Vitamix and blend until it’s creamy and smooth.
  2. Adjust seasonings to your preference.  If you prefer your dressing a little thinner, add 2-3 teaspoons of filtered/purified water or organic lemon juice.
  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 “Lectin-Free Vegan Lemon Dill Avocado Dressing” 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 Oven Baked “Fried” Pickles https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/gluten-free-vegan-oven-baked-fried-pickles/ https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/gluten-free-vegan-oven-baked-fried-pickles/#respond Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:48:08 +0000 https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/?p=30175 If you like traditional “fried” pickles usually found as a restaurant appetizer, these Gluten-Free Vegan Oven-Baked “Fried” Pickles will be your new best friend! They are baked in the oven instead of fried and are made without eggs, oil or even milk and they’re gluten-free. It’s another healthy oven-baked recipe I’ve made with my Gluten-Free...]]>

Gluten-Free Vegan Oven-Baked "Fried" Pickles | The Healthy Family and Home

If you like traditional “fried” pickles usually found as a restaurant appetizer, these Gluten-Free Vegan Oven-Baked “Fried” Pickles will be your new best friend!

They are baked in the oven instead of fried and are made without eggs, oil or even milk and they’re gluten-free.

It’s another healthy oven-baked recipe I’ve made with my Gluten-Free Bread Crumbs, which takes less than 2 minutes to make.

Normally, I will dip the veggie I’m using (Oven-Baked Mushrooms, Oven-Baked Okra Bites, Oven-Baked Zucchini Fries, Oven-Baked Avocado Fries) in homemade almond milk, to give the bread crumbs something to stick to.

But since I used sliced pickles from a jar, they were already “wet” from the pickle juice so all you need to do is drain the pickles from the juice and then dip them in the bread crumb mixture before baking them the oven.  That’s it!

I used the Whole Foods 365 Brand Organic “Bread + Butter” Sliced Pickle Chips, which have a sweet taste to them, but feel free to use your favorite brand or variety.

It takes 2 cups of sliced pickles to make this recipe and the entire batch was gone less than 5 minutes, that’s how good they are!

This healthier recipe is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, oil-free and paleo-friendly.

Want more healthy snack recipes? Check out Vegan Cheesy Baked Kale Chips, Clean Eating Cinnamon Vanilla Apple 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 dish recipes just like this one that you will love!

 

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

5 Fast Facts About Cucumbers (Pickles):*

  • helps the body to eliminate toxins
  • promotes joint health
  • aids in weight loss
  • high source of vitamin B
  • skins have 10% RDA of vitamin C

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.

 

Gluten-Free Vegan Oven-Baked "Fried" Pickles | The Healthy Family and Home

 

Gluten-Free Vegan Oven Baked “Fried” Pickles

Prep

Cook

Total

Yield 2 – 4 servings

Vegan / Gluten-Free / Dairy-Free / Soy-Free / Egg-Free / Oil-Free / Paleo-Friendly

Ingredients

  • 2 cups organic sliced “bread + butter” pickles

For the bread crumbs:

Instructions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Prepare the bread crumbs:

  1. Add all ingredients for the bread crumbs to a small bowl and stir until well combined.  Adjust seasonings to your preference.
  2. Divide the bread crumb mixture into two bowls.  Set aside.

Prepare the pickles:

  1. Measure out 2 cups of sliced pickles then pour them over a strainer to drain the juice.
  2. Divide the drained pickles into two bowls.

Assembly:

  1. Start an assembly line in the following order: a) small bowl with 1 cup of drained pickles b) small bowl with 1/2 the bread crumb mixture c) baking pan lined with parchment paper.
  2. Dip the pickles individually into the bread crumb mixture, making sure both sides are completely covered, and place them on the baking pan lined with parchment paper.  Make sure they are spread out and not overlapping.
  3. Repeat Step 2 with the second bowl of drained pickles and other 1/2 of the bread crumbs.
  4. Bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes.  
  5. Remove them from the oven, flip each one over and place them back in the oven for another 10 minutes.  Oven times may vary, but they should have a golden, slightly crispy texture.
  6. Best when served hot from the oven.
  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 “Gluten-Free Vegan Oven-Baked “Fried” Pickles” 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 Sweet Potato Hummus https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/lectin-free-vegan-sweet-potato-hummus/ https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/lectin-free-vegan-sweet-potato-hummus/#respond Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:57:37 +0000 https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/?p=30119 If you’re looking for an easy, healthy chickpea-free hummus, then my Lectin-Free Vegan Sweet Potato Hummus recipe is it! One of the first things I thought of after discovering chickpeas / garbanzo beans were on the “do not eat” foods list for the lectin-free diet (and even paleo-vegan) was “what am I going to do...]]>

Lectin-Free Vegan Sweet Potato Hummus | The Healthy Family and Home

If you’re looking for an easy, healthy chickpea-free hummus, then my Lectin-Free Vegan Sweet Potato Hummus recipe is it!

One of the first things I thought of after discovering chickpeas / garbanzo beans were on the “do not eat” foods list for the lectin-free diet (and even paleo-vegan) was “what am I going to do about hummus?!”

I L.O.V.E. hummus but chickpeas are a primary ingredient.  I’ve made a Raw Zucchini Hummus without chickpeas, but zucchini’s are not lectin-approved.

And even though you can prepare the chickpeas from scratch by properly cooking them to remove the lectins, or buy a brand that has already done that, like this one, they may not be tolerated by everyone and are still not a paleo-approved food.

So what to do? Use sweet potatoes!

Sweet potato is a lectin-approved vegetable and is also on the list of foods to eat for thyroid healing and health, according to Anthony William in his book “Medical Medium: Thyroid Healing“.

This is a great hummus recipe to use with veggies (both raw and roasted), my favorite grain-free chips and I even sometimes use it as a dressing on a salad.

Before making this recipe, you will need to have a baked sweet potato ready, so you can either bake one just for this recipe, or bake one in the oven while you’re baking something else and it will be ready to use the same or next day.

After that, all you do is put everything in a Vitamix (including my favorite brand of organic extra-virgin olive oil) and blend until it’s creamy and smooth.  That’s it!

This easy recipe is made with real, whole food ingredients and is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, lectin-free, chickpea-free and paleo-friendly.

Want more healthy dip and dressing recipes? Check out Vegan Pistachio Mint Hummus, Healthy Artichoke Dip, Lectin-Free Vegan Basil Pesto and Cauliflower Rice Dip or my Clean Eating Cookbook with an entire chapter of 20 healthy, clean eating dip and dressing recipes just like this one that you will love!

 

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

5 Fast Facts About Sweet Potatoes:*

  • contains anti-inflammatory properties
  • contains 2 g of vegan protein
  • contains 4 g of fiber
  • high in vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B5 and vitamin B6
  • excellent source of potassium, copper and manganese

5 Fast Facts About Sesame Seeds (Tahini):*

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

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 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.

 

Lectin-Free Vegan Sweet Potato Hummus | The Healthy Family and Home

 

My Blender Choice - Vitamix | The Healthy Family and Home

 

Lectin-Free Vegan Sweet Potato Hummus

Prep

Cook

Total

Yield 1 cup

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

Ingredients

Instructions

Prepare the sweet potato:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Pierce the outside of the sweet potato with a fork on all sides.
  3. Place the sweet potato on a baking pan lined with parchment paper and bake for 60 minutes.

Prepare the hummus:

  1. Once the sweet potato is ready, slice it in half, scoop out the insides with a spoon, and place them in a Vitamix (you should have +/- 1 cup baked sweet potato).
  2. Add the remaining ingredients to the Vitamix and blend until it’s creamy and smooth, using the tamper if needed.
  3. Adjust seasonings to your preference.
  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 Sweet Potato Hummus” 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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Vegan Chocolate Cauliflower “Nice Cream” Smoothie Bowl https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/vegan-chocolate-cauliflower-nice-cream-smoothie-bowl/ https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/vegan-chocolate-cauliflower-nice-cream-smoothie-bowl/#comments Sat, 24 Feb 2018 00:48:07 +0000 https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/?p=30060 My Vegan Chocolate Cauliflower “Nice Cream” Smoothie Bowl is an easy and healthy ice cream recipe to make for breakfast, is made with real, whole food ingredients and a great way to start your day. This has been my breakfast every morning for the past two weeks and it has surprisingly kept me full and...]]>

Vegan Chocolate Cauliflower Nice Cream Smoothie Bowl | The Healthy Family and Home

My Vegan Chocolate Cauliflower “Nice Cream” Smoothie Bowl is an easy and healthy ice cream recipe to make for breakfast, is made with real, whole food ingredients and a great way to start your day.

This has been my breakfast every morning for the past two weeks and it has surprisingly kept me full and satisfied until lunch time.  It almost feels like I’m eating dessert for breakfast!

It takes less than 5 minutes to make using a Vitamix and it’s worth every second of those 5 minutes!  I grab a bunch of organic bananas and 2-3 bags of organic frozen wild blueberries and organic cauliflower rice on my weekly grocery trip and it lasts me for about a week’s worth of smoothie bowls.  You can find frozen organic cauliflower rice at both Whole Foods and even Target.

I’ve been reading a book called “Medical Medium: Thyroid Healing” by Anthony William, which I highly recommend for anyone with thyroid issues.  In his book, he gives a list of foods that support thyroid health and I’ve been trying to incorporate those whole food ingredients into my meals each day.

While I’ve never been a big fan of “nice cream” (aka “ice cream” made with frozen bananas), it turns out that bananas are one of the top foods he recommends for thyroid healing, along with wild blueberries.

And, in case you didn’t know, organic wild blueberries (the cute tiny ones) have 2 x more antioxidants than regular cultivated blueberries (the larger ones).  So I’ve been trying to add those on anything and everything I can.

Like this smoothie bowl!

I made the “nice cream” and added raw cacao powder because I don’t really like smoothies or smoothie bowls that are heavy on the fruit and, of course, love anything chocolate! And I’ve fallen in love with cauliflower rice and frozen cauliflower rice adds a creamy, icy texture without any flavor of cauliflower at all. Cauliflower is also high on the list of foods to heal the thyroid so cauliflower rice got invited to the smoothie bowl party 🙂

Lastly, I was trying to think of what I could top my smoothie bowl with and I remembered the wild blueberries.  I know the chocolate + blueberry combination sounds really weird, but it tastes amazing!

And I added some raw cacao nibs to give it a little crunch.  Sometimes I even add a tablespoon or two of organic hemp seeds for variety and a little bit of plant-based protein.

This healthy breakfast (or dessert!) recipe is made with real, whole food ingredients and is raw, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, lectin-free, soy-free, egg-free, paleo-friendly and contains no refined sugar.

Want more healthy dessert recipes? Check out Gluten-Free Vegan Mixed Berry Protein Smoothie Bowl, Pro Matcha and Avocado Smoothie Bowl, Raspberry and Acai Smoothie Bowl 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 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 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 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 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 Wild Blueberries:*

  • 2x anti-oxidants than regular cultivated blueberries
  • higher anti-oxidants than cranberries, pomegranates or blackberries
  • low glycemic food
  • quick frozen to lock in nutrition and flavor
  • 3/4 cup provides 4% dv of iron

5 Fast Facts About Raw Cacao Nibs:*

  • excellent source of anti-oxidants
  • contains one of the highest dietary sources of magnesium
  • one ounce has 9 g of fiber
  • one ounce contains 4 g of raw vegan protein
  • one ounce contains 6% DV of iron

*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.

 

Vegan Chocolate Cauliflower Nice Cream Smoothie Bowl | The Healthy Family and Home

Vegan Chocolate Cauliflower Nice Cream Smoothie Bowl

Prep

Total

Yield 1 – 2 servings

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

Ingredients

For the nice cream:

For the toppings:

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients for the nice cream to a Vitamix and blend on high speed until everything is well combined and has the consistency of soft-serve ice cream, using the tamper if needed.
  2. Transfer the mixture to your serving bowl(s).
  3. Optional: Top with suggested toppings of organic wild blueberries and organic raw cacoa nibs, or your favorite organic fruit or other healthy toppings.
  4. Enjoy!

Notes

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Clean Eating Vegan Chimichurri Sauce https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/clean-eating-vegan-chimichurri-sauce/ https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/clean-eating-vegan-chimichurri-sauce/#respond Sun, 18 Feb 2018 01:15:55 +0000 https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/?p=29650 This Clean Eating Vegan Chimichurri Sauce is a simple but flavorful sauce made with clean ingredients that can be used for so many vegan dishes. You can make this recipe in less than 5 minutes with a Vitamix and after picking up some fresh herbs like organic parsley and organic cilantro.  I particularly love it because...]]>

Clean Eating Vegan Chimichurri Sauce | The Healthy Family and Home

This Clean Eating Vegan Chimichurri Sauce is a simple but flavorful sauce made with clean ingredients that can be used for so many vegan dishes.

You can make this recipe in less than 5 minutes with a Vitamix and after picking up some fresh herbs like organic parsley and organic cilantro.  I particularly love it because of the tangy flavor the apple cider vinegar gives it.

While chimichurri is typically used as a marinade or topping on a meat dish, I like to use it as a dressing on a salad, as a dip (especially with these grain-free chips!), roasted veggies and even tossed with shirataki noodles.

The recipe is enough for a single serving, which I usually make just for myself, but if you need it for more than one person, just double or triple the recipe.

And, you can easily make it lectin-free by omitting the organic red pepper flakes and you’ll still get a little “pepper” flavor from the organic ground black pepper.

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

Want more healthy dip and dressing recipes? Check out Tomatillo and Jalapeno Dip, Raw Spinach and Avocado Dip, Lectin-Free Vegan Basil Pesto and Cauliflower Rice Dip or my Clean Eating Cookbook with an entire chapter of 20 healthy, clean eating dip and dressing recipes just like this one that you will love!

 

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5 Fast Facts About Parsley:*

  • good source of potassium
  • rich in antioxidants
  • 1/2 cup provides 554% dv of vitamin K
  • 1/2 cup provides 10% dv of iron
  • 1/2 cup provides 54% vitamin C

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 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 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 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.

 

Clean Eating Vegan Chimichurri Sauce | The Healthy Family and Home

 

My Blender Choice - Vitamix | The Healthy Family and Home

 

Clean Eating Vegan Chimichurri Sauce

Prep

Total

Yield 1/2 cup

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

Ingredients

*Lectin-Free: omit the organic red pepper flakes

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a Vitamix and blend until well blended and smooth, using the tamper if necessary.
  2. Adjust seasonings to your preference.
  3. Store in an air-tight BPA-free container in the refrigerator.
  4. Enjoy!

Notes

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Creative Commons License  The recipe and photographs for “Clean Eating Vegan Chimichurri 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.

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Gluten-Free Vegan Raw No-Bake Black Forest Bars https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/gluten-free-vegan-raw-no-bake-black-forest-bars/ https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/gluten-free-vegan-raw-no-bake-black-forest-bars/#comments Wed, 14 Feb 2018 01:59:32 +0000 https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/?p=29993 If you love a cherry + chocolate combination, these Gluten-Free Vegan Raw No-Bake Black Forest Bars are just for you! You can make them in about 10 minutes using only a food processor, then you just have to wait for them to harden in the freezer before enjoying them. There are 3 decadent layers to...]]>

Gluten-Free Vegan Raw No-Bake Black Forest Bars | The Healthy Family and Home

If you love a cherry + chocolate combination, these Gluten-Free Vegan Raw No-Bake Black Forest Bars are just for you!

You can make them in about 10 minutes using only a food processor, then you just have to wait for them to harden in the freezer before enjoying them.

There are 3 decadent layers to these clean eating, no-bake bars:

  • Bottom Layer: raw, vegan, gluten-free brownie base with walnuts + naturally sweetened with medjool dates
  • Middle Layer:  sweet, chunky layer of cherries + medjool dates
  • Top Layer: smooth and creamy chocolate avocado frosting made with almond butter + date nectar

And, if you want to take it to another level, just add a dollop of homemade whipped coconut cream on the top and garnish with a fresh single cherry!

If you can, try to use fresh organic cherries, if possible, because non-organic cherries can contain up to 42 different pesticides and please, please, please don’t buy or use the red food colored cherries in a jar with an ingredient list like this: Cherries, Corn Syrup, Citric Acid, Natural and Artificial Flavors. Preserved with: Sodium Benzoate and Potassium Sorbate, Red 40, Sulfur Dioxide (Preservative).

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

Want more healthy dessert recipes? Check out Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Dark Cherry Ice Cream, Clean Eating Vegan Cherry Tart, Vegan Black Forest Chia Seed Pudding 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 Cherries:* 

  • high in anti-oxidants
  • contains anti-cancer agents
  • contains anti-inflammatory benefits
  • contains beneficial phytonutrients
  • high in beta-carotene with 19 times more than strawberries

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

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 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 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 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.

Gluten-Free Vegan Raw No-Bake Black Forest Bars | The Healthy Family and Home

 

 

 

Gluten-Free Vegan Raw No-Bake Black Forest Bars

Prep

Inactive

Total

Yield 8 small bars

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

Ingredients

For the brownie base:

For the cherry filling:

For the chocolate topping:

Instructions

Prepare the brownie base:

  1. Add all ingredients for the brownie base to a food processor and process until it is well combined and a wet, crumbly mixture.
  2. Transfer the mixture to an 8 x 5 baking pan lined with parchment paper
  3. Using the back of a spoon or your hands, press the mixture down firmly and evenly in the bottom of the pan.  Set aside.

Prepare the cherry filling:

  1. Prepare the cherries: de-stem and de-seed the cherries by pulling off the stem and cutting the cherry in half to remove the pit.  Place the cherries in a small bowl to measure enough to make the recipe.
  2. Add all the ingredients for the cherry filling to a food processor and pulse it 10-12 long times, just long enough to break down the dates and cherries into chunks, taking care not to over process.
  3. Transfer the cherry filling to the baking pan and spread it evenly on top of the brownie base. 
  4. Using the back of a spoon or your hands, press the mixture down firmly and evenly.  Set aside.

Prepare the chocolate topping:

  1. Add all the ingredients for the chocolate topping to a small bowl and whisk it together until it is creamy and smooth and no pieces of avocado remain.
  2. Transfer the chocolate topping to the baking pan and spread it evenly on top of the cherry filling.

Other:

  1. Place the pan in the freezer for approximately 3-4 hours, or until it hardens.
  2. When you are ready to serve, remove it from the freezer and let it sit out on the counter top for just a few minutes so it will be easier to slice.
  3. Store in the freezer in an air-tight BPA-free container until ready to serve because it will get soft if left out at room temperature.
  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 Raw No-Bake Black Forest 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.

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 Raspberry and Chocolate Ice Cream Squares https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/lectin-free-vegan-raspberry-and-chocolate-ice-cream-squares/ https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/lectin-free-vegan-raspberry-and-chocolate-ice-cream-squares/#respond Mon, 12 Feb 2018 23:51:05 +0000 https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/?p=29825 These Lectin-Free Vegan Raspberry and Chocolate Ice Cream Squares just might be one of the easiest recipes you’ll make during St. Valentine’s Day week, or for any other type of special occasion. You can prepare this decadent dessert in about 5 minutes using just a Vitamix and then the hardest part is just waiting for...]]>

Lectin-Free Vegan Raspberry and Chocolate Ice Cream Squares | The Healthy Family and Home

These Lectin-Free Vegan Raspberry and Chocolate Ice Cream Squares just might be one of the easiest recipes you’ll make during St. Valentine’s Day week, or for any other type of special occasion.

You can prepare this decadent dessert in about 5 minutes using just a Vitamix and then the hardest part is just waiting for it to harden in the freezer.

It has a smooth and creamy chocolate ice cream base – made without nuts or cashews, but instead with avocados to give it extra creaminess.  And don’t worry…it won’t taste like avocado at all!

You will need to have a can of full-fat coconut milk ready to use before making this recipe, which means you will need to put it in the freezer for about (1) hour before making the recipe, or, you can do like I do and always keep at least 1-2 cans of full-fat coconut milk in the back of my refrigerator at all times.  This ensures that I’m always prepared to make a recipe like this at a moments notice…I’ll never let a can of coconut milk keep me from enjoying a dessert when a craving hits 🙂

After making the ice cream mixture in a Vitamix, all you have to do is stir in the freeze-dried raspberries by hand, pour the mixture into a baking dish, top it with even more freeze-dried raspberries and put it in the freezer.  I usually make mine later in the day and leave it in the freezer overnight, but it should freeze and harden enough in 2-3 hours or so.

The other good thing (which I learned the hard way) is it can even turn into a “cheesecake-type” dessert and even a “mousse-type” dessert depending on how much you let it thaw.  Straight from the freezer = ice cream squares, light thaw = cheesecake-type dessert and medium thaw = mousse-type dessert.  Just don’t let it thaw too much because it will be all over the place and won’t look like any type of dessert lol 🙂

This healthy, clean eating dessert is organic, raw, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, lectin-free, soy-free, egg-free, nut-free, paleo-friendly and contains no refined sugar.

Want more healthy dessert recipes? Check out Clean Eating Vegan Raspberry Truffles, Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Raspberry Crispy Treat Squares, Vegan Chocolate Chip Raspberry Swirl Ice Cream 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 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 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 Coconuts:*

  • 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 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 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 Raspberry and Chocolate Ice Cream Squares | The Healthy Family and Home

 

Lectin-Free Vegan Raspberry and Chocolate Ice Cream Squares | The Healthy Family and Home

 

My Blender Choice - Vitamix | The Healthy Family and Home

 

Lectin-Free Vegan Raspberry and Chocolate Ice Cream Squares

Prep

Inactive

Total

Yield 10-12 small squares

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

Ingredients

For the ice cream:

For the add-in:

For the topping:

Instructions

Advanced Preparation: Put (1) 13.5 ounce can of full-fat coconut milk in the freezer for (1) hour prior to making this recipe.  You will be using only the “fat” part of the coconut milk, and not the “water”.

Note: You can skip this step in the future by always keeping a can of full-fat coconut milk in the back of your refrigerator so it will be ready to use at a moments notice.

  1. Remove the can of coconut milk from the freezer and remove only the hardened coconut “fat” part, and add it to a Vitamix. Save the remaining coconut “water” from the can to use for a smoothie.
  2. Add all the remaining ingredients for the ice cream to the Vitamix and blend until it’s creamy and smooth.
  3. Add the 1 cup of add-in freeze-dried raspberries to the Vitamix container and gently stir them in by hand.  Do not blend them in.  
  4. Transfer the mixture to an 8 x 5 bread pan lined with parchment paper and spread it evenly in the pan.
  5. Add the 1/2 cup of topping freeze-dried raspberries evenly on the top of the ice cream mixture.
  6. Put the pan in the freezer for approximately 2-3 hours, or until it hardens.
  7. When ready to serve, remove from the freezer and cut into small square pieces or rectangle bar pieces.
  8. Store in an air-tight BPA-free container in the freezer until ready to serve because they will get soft if left out at room temperature.
  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 “Lectin-Free Vegan Raspberry and Chocolate Ice Cream Squares” 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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Vegan Black Forest Chia Seed Pudding https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/vegan-black-forest-chia-seed-pudding/ https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/vegan-black-forest-chia-seed-pudding/#respond Sun, 11 Feb 2018 03:17:47 +0000 https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/?p=29747 In this Vegan Black Forest Chia Seed Pudding Parfait recipe, I’ve combined a classic chia pudding with a dark cherry + chocolate combination. It has a thick, sweetened plain chia pudding layer + dark cherry chia seed jam layer + dark cherries + melted chocolate layer – twice! Then it’s topped with a drizzle of...]]>

Vegan Black Forest Chia Seed Pudding Parfait | The Healthy Family and Home

In this Vegan Black Forest Chia Seed Pudding Parfait recipe, I’ve combined a classic chia pudding with a dark cherry + chocolate combination.

It has a thick, sweetened plain chia pudding layer + dark cherry chia seed jam layer + dark cherries + melted chocolate layer – twice!

Then it’s topped with a drizzle of even more melted chocolate 🙂

It only takes a few minutes to make each step and I used my Vitamix to make both the chia pudding and chia jam in a matter of minutes.

The recipe is enough to make one large serving or two smaller servings.  Have fun and make a large serving and share it with someone special!

And don’t worry about being precise with the amounts you put in each layer…it isn’t critical so feel free to use as much or as little of each as you like.

But…try to use organic cherries, if possible, because non-organic cherries can contain up to 42 different pesticides and please, please, please don’t buy or use the red food colored cherries in a jar with an ingredient list like this: Cherries, Corn Syrup, Citric Acid, Natural and Artificial Flavors. Preserved with: Sodium Benzoate and Potassium Sorbate, Red 40, Sulfur Dioxide (Preservative).

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

Want more healthy dessert recipes?  Check out Clean Eating Vegan Cherry Tart, Dark Cherry and Acai Berry Smoothie Bowl, Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Covered Strawberry Truffles or my Clean Eating Cookbook with over 3 entire chapters of healthy, clean eating recipes just like this one that you will love!

 

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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 Chia Seeds:*

  • excellent source of healthy omega fatty acids
  • contains 700% more calcium than salmon
  • contains more anti-oxidants than flaxseeds or blueberries
  • contains 500% more calcium than milk
  • contains 20% easily digestible vegan protein

5 Fast Facts About Dark Cherries:*

  • high in anti-oxidants
  • contains anti-cancer agents
  • contains anti-inflammatory benefits
  • contains beneficial phytonutrients
  • high in beta-carotene with 19 times more than strawberries

*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.

 

Vegan Black Forest Chia Seed Pudding Parfait | The Healthy Family and Home

 

Vegan Black Forest Chia Seed Pudding Parfait

Prep

Inactive

Total

Yield 2 servings

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

Ingredients

For the chia pudding:

For the dark cherry chia jam:

For the chocolate add-in:

For the dark cherry add-in:

  • 1 cup organic dark cherries (pitted)

Instructions

Prepare the chia pudding:

  1. Add all the ingredients for the chia pudding to a Vitamix and pulse 5-6 short times, only long enough to mix the ingredients together, but taking care not to over process.  You don’t want the chia seeds to be broken down.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a small bowl and refrigerate for about 15 minutes, or until it firms up.

Prepare the dark cherry chia jam:

  1. Add all the ingredients for the dark cherry chia jam to a Vitamix and pulse or blend until the cherries are broken down, but taking care not to over process.  Set aside. I gave you the ingredient list for a full batch of dark cherry chia jam, but you won’t need to use but about 1/4 of it for this recipe.  Just store the extra in an air-tight BPA-free container in the refrigerator.

Prepare the chocolate add-in:

  1. Add all the ingredients for the chocolate add-in to a small saucepan and melt on lowest heat, stirring until it is smooth and well blended, taking care not to let it burn.  Set aside.

Assembly:

If you are making (1) large serving, just layer everything in one large glass or mason jar:

  1. Layers starting at the bottom: 1/2 of the chia pudding –> 3-4 tablespoons dark cherry chia jam –> 1/2 cup dark cherries –> 3-4 tablespoons chocolate add-in –> other 1/2 of the chia pudding –> 3-4 tablespoons dark cherry chia jam –> 1/2 cup dark cherries –> 1-2 tablespoons chocolate drizzle

If you are making (2) smaller servings, just divide the (1) serving ingredient amounts between two serving glasses:

  1. Layers starting at the bottom: 1/4  of the chia pudding –> 2-3 tablespoons dark cherry chia jam –> 1/4 cup dark cherries –> 2-3 tablespoons chocolate add-in –> other 1/4 of the chia pudding –> 2-3 tablespoons dark cherry chia jam –> 1/4 cup dark cherries –> 1 tablespoons chocolate drizzle

Notes

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Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Covered Strawberry Truffles https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/gluten-free-vegan-chocolate-covered-strawberry-truffles/ https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/gluten-free-vegan-chocolate-covered-strawberry-truffles/#comments Thu, 08 Feb 2018 18:37:10 +0000 https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/?p=29750 These Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Covered Strawberry Truffles are made with only 4 simple ingredients and are super easy to make. I like to try to give you a new St. Valentine’s Day recipe each year and this one is a slight variation of some other truffle recipes I’ve made over the past 6 years. It’s...]]>

Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Covered Strawberry Truffles

These Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Covered Strawberry Truffles are made with only 4 simple ingredients and are super easy to make.

I like to try to give you a new St. Valentine’s Day recipe each year and this one is a slight variation of some other truffle recipes I’ve made over the past 6 years.

It’s very similar to my other Clean Eating Strawberry Fudge Truffles recipe where I used fresh and freeze-dried strawberries, my Clean Eating Vegan Raspberry Truffles recipe where I also used freeze-dried raspberries and this Raw Vegan Strawberry Creme Chocolate Truffles recipe using just fresh strawberries.

But this one is even easier.

These are made with just 4 ingredients that you probably already have on hand and one of my favorite flavor combinations: chocolate + strawberries.  They have a sweet, chewy, strawberry center and are covered with melted chocolate.  If you need them to be lectin-free, just use 69% cacao dark chocolate morsels instead of semi-sweet chocolate chips.

Basically all you do is add a bag of freeze-dried strawberries + medjool dates to your food processor and process, roll them into a ball shape then dip them into melted chocolate.  That’s it!

I like using freeze-dried fruit because you can just take a bag out the pantry whenever you need it and I’ve used it in these recipes: Gluten-Free Vegan Dried Blueberry Protein Energy Balls, Vegan Coconut and Mango Chocolate Cups, Raw Vegan Apricot and Date Protein Truffles, Raw Vegan No-Bake Cacao and Raspberry Mousse Cakes and Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Raspberry Crispy Treat Squares.

If you need some other St. Valentine’s Day recipe ideas, check out these:

This really easy truffle recipe is made with clean ingredients and is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, lectin-free, soy-free, nut-free, no-cook, paleo-friendly and has no refined sugar.

Want more healthy dessert recipes? Check out Healthy Peanut Butter Cups, Raw Vegan Lemon Meltaway Balls, Pecan Pie Truffles 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 Strawberries:*

  • loaded with anti-oxidants
  • contains anti-inflammatory benefits
  • contains 21% RDA of manganese
  • helps fight cancer
  • excellent source of vitamin C

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

*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 Covered Strawberry Truffles | The Healthy Family and Home

 

Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Covered Strawberry Truffles

Prep

Inactive

Total

Yield 10 -12 small truffles

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

Ingredients

For the truffles:

For the chocolate coating:

*Lectin-Free: use 1/2 cup Enjoy Life 69% Cacao Dark Chocolate Morsels

Instructions

Prepare the truffles:

  1. Add all ingredients for the truffles to a food processor and process until it becomes a sticky, crumbly texture.
  2. Take out a small spoonful at a time and roll them into a ball shape. Set aside.

Prepare the chocolate coating: 

  1. Add all the ingredients for the chocolate coating to a small sauce pan and melt on lowest heat, stirring the entire time until it becomes smooth.

Assembly:

  1. Add each ball into the saucepan with the melted chocolate and gently toss around until they are completely covered.
  2. Remove them from the saucepan and place them on a plate or baking pan lined with parchment paper.
  3. Put them in the freezer for approximately 15-30 minutes, or until the chocolate hardens.
  4. 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.
  5. Enjoy!

Notes

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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 20% off on your first 3 orders!

 

Creative Commons License  The recipe and photographs for “Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Covered Strawberry 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.

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” Oven Baked Mushrooms https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/lectin-free-vegan-cheesy-oven-baked-mushrooms/ https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/lectin-free-vegan-cheesy-oven-baked-mushrooms/#respond Sat, 03 Feb 2018 02:03:43 +0000 https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/?p=29707 These Lectin-Free Vegan “Cheesy” Oven Baked Mushrooms are the perfect healthy snack and even a favorite for a party or gathering – just make sure you make enough because they will disappear! I’ve made several “oven-baked” veggie recipes with my Gluten-Free Vegan Bread Crumbs, like Gluten-Free Vegan Oven Baked Zucchini Fries, Gluten-Free Vegan Oven Baked...]]>

Lectin-Free Vegan "Cheesy" Oven Baked Mushrooms

These Lectin-Free Vegan “Cheesy” Oven Baked Mushrooms are the perfect healthy snack and even a favorite for a party or gathering – just make sure you make enough because they will disappear!

I’ve made several “oven-baked” veggie recipes with my Gluten-Free Vegan Bread Crumbs, like Gluten-Free Vegan Oven Baked Zucchini Fries, Gluten-Free Vegan Oven Baked Zucchini Chips, Gluten-Free Vegan Oven Baked Okra Bites, Healthy Oven Baked Green Tomatoes and Gluten-Free Vegan Oven Baked Avocado Fries.

But as much as I like them all, I have to say that these have to be my most favorite (especially since they’re made with a lectin-free veggie)!

This is definitely a recipe that you will want to double or triple – if you want to share 🙂

I may or may not have eaten the entire batch myself, but my non-mushroom loving sons even loved them and they will not normally touch – anything – with mushrooms in it.

Don’t worry if you aren’t a big fan of mushrooms, they don’t really taste much like mushrooms but have a golden, spicy, crispy coating that looks and tastes like they are fried, but aren’t.

And, you can even use them as a topping for a salad in place of regular croutons!

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

Want more healthy snack recipes? Check out Gluten-Free Vegan Sweet Potato “Toast” with Spicy Guacamole, Clean Eating Vegan Sweet Potato and Pecan Balls, Rosemary and Garlic Sweet Potato Medallions or my Clean Eating Cookbook with an entire chapter of 20 healthy, clean eating snack and side dish recipes just like this one the you will love!

 

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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 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" Oven Baked Mushrooms | The Healthy Family and Home

 

Lectin-Free Vegan “Cheesy” Oven Baked Mushrooms

Prep

Cook

Total

Yield 1 – 2 servings

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

Ingredients

For the seasoning:

Other:

Instructions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Prepare the seasoning:

  1. Add all ingredients for the seasoning to a small bowl and stir until well combined.  Adjust the seasonings (cayenne pepper, garlic and salt) to your preference. If you don’t want them too spicy, just use 1/4 teaspoon or less of cayenne pepper.  Set aside.
  2. De-stem and slice the mushrooms.  Set aside.
  3. Start an assembly line in this order:  a) small bowl with sliced mushrooms b) small bowl with almond milk c) small bowl with 1/2 of the seasoning mix d) baking pan lined with parchment paper
  4. You will need to coat the mushrooms in (2) separate batches, so start with (1) cup of the mushrooms and 1/2 of the seasoning mixture.
  5. Place the (1) cup of mushrooms in the small bowl of milk, toss them around until they are all coated, then using a fork, take them out of the bowl of milk, let the excess milk drip off, and put them in the bowl of seasoning.  Toss them around until they are all covered with the seasoning mixture.  Transfer them them onto the baking pan lined with parchment paper and with your fork, gently spread them out evenly onto the pan so they aren’t overlapping or on top of each other.
  6. Repeat Step 5 with the other (1) cup of mushrooms, using the same bowl of milk, and the other 1/2 of the seasoning mixture.
  7. Bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes.
  8. Remove the pan from the oven, and flip over the mushrooms so the other side can bake.
  9. Return them to the oven for an additional 10 minutes.
  10. Remove from oven and serve (they are best when served hot from the oven).
  11. Enjoy!

Notes

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Creative Commons License The recipe and photographs for “Lectin-Free Vegan “Cheesy” Oven Baked Mushrooms” 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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Clean Eating No-Cook Dark Cherry Chia Jam https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/clean-eating-no-cook-dark-cherry-chia-jam/ https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/clean-eating-no-cook-dark-cherry-chia-jam/#respond Thu, 25 Jan 2018 17:33:37 +0000 https://thehealthyfamilyandhome.com/?p=29728 You can make this easy and healthy Clean Eating No-Cook Dark Cherry Chia Jam in about 5 minutes with just a few ingredients you probably already have on hand! There’s no need to heat up the stove top and dirty a saucepan to make this super easy recipe. All you need to do is add...]]>

Clean Eating No-Cook Dark Cherry Chia Jam | The Healthy Family and Home

You can make this easy and healthy Clean Eating No-Cook Dark Cherry Chia Jam in about 5 minutes with just a few ingredients you probably already have on hand!

There’s no need to heat up the stove top and dirty a saucepan to make this super easy recipe.

All you need to do is add the 4 simple ingredients to your Vitamix, pulse or blend and it’s ready to go!  That’s it!

You can use it for whatever you normally use jelly + jam for, but I like to use it as a topping for pancakes, in chia pudding, in a coconut or almond flour crepe or in one of two new recipes I will be sharing with you soon…so stay tuned!

When I make it for myself, I don’t like it to be very sweet and the sweetness from the cherries is enough for me so I don’t add any additional sweetener to it.

But if you are used to traditional jelly + jam products that are typically really, really sweet, you can add some organic granular sweetener to it or if you need it to be sugar-free, you can just add some non-GMO xylitol or a non-GMO xylitol/stevia blend.  Just add the amount to get to your preference of sweetness.

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

Want more healthy staple recipes? Check out How To Make Whipped Coconut Cream Topping, How To Make Tahini, How To Make Almond Milk or my Clean Eating Cookbook with an entire chapter of 20 healthy, clean eating staple recipes just like this one that you will love!

 

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

5 Fast Facts About Cherries:*

  • high in anti-oxidants
  • contains anti-cancer agents
  • contains anti-inflammatory benefits
  • contains beneficial phytonutrients
  • high in beta-carotene with 19 times more than strawberries

5 Fast Facts About Chia Seeds:*

  • excellent source of healthy omega fatty acids
  • contains 700% more calcium than salmon
  • contains more anti-oxidants than flaxseeds or blueberries
  • contains 500% more calcium than milk
  • contains 20% easily digestible vegan protein

5 Fast Facts About Lemons:*

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

*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.

 

Clean Eating No-Cook Dark Cherry Chia Jam | The Healthy Family and Home

 

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Clean Eating No-Cook Dark Cherry Chia Jam

Prep

Total

Yield 1 cup

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

Ingredients

Optional:  1/2 – 1 tablespoon organic unrefined granulated sweeter or non-GMO xylitol or xylitol/stevia blend sweetener for a sugar-free option

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a Vitamix and pulse or blend until it’s well combined, using the tamper if needed, taking care not to over process.  You want to pulse or blend it just long enough to break down the cherries, but not break down the chia seeds.
  2. Optional: If you prefer it to be sweeter, add 1/2 -1 tablespoon of organic unrefined granular sweetener or non-GMO xylitol/stevia blend sweetener.
  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 “Clean Eating No-Cook Dark Cherry Chia Jam” 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 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/#comments 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!

 

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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 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

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 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.

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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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 at 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

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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.

 

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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.

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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

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 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.

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 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!

 

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

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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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!

 

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

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

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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.

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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!

 

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

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!

 

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

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

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 “Cheesy” Broccoli Bites” 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 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!

 

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 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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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.

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 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!

You don’t have to bake it in the oven (yay!) and it doesn’t contain any eggs, tapioca starch or even powdered sugar – just a few real, whole food ingredients.

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

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 No-Bake Peanut Butter Cup Pie” 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 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!

 

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 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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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.

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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

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 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.

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 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!

 

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

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 Vegan 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

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 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.

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 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!

 

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 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

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 No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake” 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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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...]]>

 

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

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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