The Best Whole30 Approved Snacks

Sticking to the Whole30 can feel like a rollercoaster ride. One minute you're energized and focused, the next your stomach's grumbling and your willpower's waning. Here's your ultimate weapon against conquering those cravings: a list of Whole30-approved snacks that are bursting with flavor and nutrition.I made sure to include options for both home cooks and busy bees on the go. From sweet and satisfying to savory and protein-packed, this list has something to curb every craving without throwing you off track.  Battling Cravings and the Importance of Snacks! If you are following Whole30 or even just using it as a…

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Tender Beef Stew Recipe

Beef Stew is one of my favorite soups to make in the winter. It's a simple recipe that will have your home smelling delicious in no time! Eat it with some crusty bread and you will be in heaven.  This beef stew is great to make when you have some time on your hands. It simmers on the stovetop for at least 2 hours. Sometimes I let it go a little longer if I have time to make the beef even more tender. Beef Stew Ingredients Here's the list of ingredients you will need to make the stew.Stew BeefFlourSalt &…

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Get Ready for the Holiday Season

Here’s a roundup of all the best food, crafts, and books for you to enjoy with your loved ones for this winter! Plus gift guides so you can get the perfect gifts this holiday season. Featured Gifts for Book Lovers: The Ultimate ListThe best gifts for book lovers this holiday season.Find GiftsVegan GF Holiday Sugar CookiesThese delicious sugar cookies are perfect for everyone and fun to decorate!RecipeDIY Dried Orange Garland/OrnamentsA yummy, boho craft to decorate your home for the holidays.Craft NowVegan Peppermint BarkEasy 5 minute, 3 ingredient vegan peppermint bark, perfect for the holidays!RecipeDIY Yarn Holiday GnomesMake this super easy craft…

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Julia Child’s Croissants (But Vegan!)

Julia Child wasn't around in my time, but I sure discovered her once I entered the baking world. I read her biography, My Life in France and enjoyed it immensely. My husband got me her cookbooks, Mastering the Art of French Cooking Vol. 1 & 2 for Christmas and they take pride of place on my bookshelf. I think she was one of the people who inspired me to challenge myself more in my baking. If Julia could enroll in culinary school at 37 years old and master French cooking, then I can definitely learn some advanced skills in the kitchen.…

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Easy 4-Ingredient Date Caramel

This super easy date caramel is only 4 ingredients and it takes under 5 minutes to make. It is so delicious, I just scoop it into my mouth if I'm having a craving for something sweet. I will never go without having dates in stock because they can be made into so many sweet goodies! What is Date Caramel? Date caramel is a healthy version of caramel that doesn't require any refined sugars. It tastes very close to the real thing and is so healthy for you. You won't have to feel any guilt eating this because you are in…

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Easy Vegan Greek Salad

This easy vegan greek salad is inspired from a local health food store I go to frequently back in New York. Their salads, in fact their whole deli section, is to die for. I thought I would bring a little bit of home with me while traveling by eating the foods I enjoyed most from the store while we're traveling. Then the vegan greek salad was born. It's super easy to throw together for lunch. The extra perks are that this salad is healthy and freaking delicious! Vegan Greek Salad Ingredients This doesn't take many ingredients and as a salad…

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Healthy Vegan Snickers Bars (Made with Dates!)

These healthy snicks bars are absolutely delicious, the perfect healthy snack for those trying to cut back on sugar and processed foods. They are vegan, gluten free, and have minimal sugar. These healthy snickers bars don't last long when I make them. I can't help but grab one every time I pass the pyrex filled with them on the counter. They are usually one or two bites which make one or two the perfect snack, but of course easier to gobble down by the handful! They're great for meal prep if you need a sweet snack during the week. Healthy…

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The Best Sweetened Homemade Oatmeal

My husband and I swear by this sweetened homemade oatmeal as soon as the weather starts getting cold outside. This easy stovetop oatmeal is the perfect comfort food for cold winter days! We always add some cooked apples on top with a little maple syrup, but I'll go over plenty of other topping options as well. Plus this recipe is gluten free, dairy free, vegan and refined sugar free. So it's the perfect healthy breakfast. What makes this oatmeal super easy is requires only three ingredients and can be done in under 10 minutes. A quick breakfast for those who…

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Easy Veggie Soup

This easy veggie soup is an essential in the winter for my husband and I. It's such a great, versatile soup to have on hand because if you are missing something, you can always replace it with whatever you have on hand. Easy Veggie Soup Ingredients Like I said in the beginning, it is so easy to change out veggies and try some new ones in this recipe. The last time I made it, I didn't have enough green beans so I added peas. Have fun with this! Try new flavors. Here is what I usually put in my soup:…

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No Bake Almond Cacao Snack Balls

These easy no bake almond cacao snack balls are so quick to make and delicious, you won't be able to keep your family from eating them all in one day! They are gluten, dairy, soy, refined sugar free and vegan! I like to dip mine halfway into a vegan and refined sugar free chocolate ganache that tastes just like the real thing. You don't have to feel a shred of guilt when eating these delicious morsels. No Bake Almond Cacao Snack Balls Ingredients There are minimal ingredients in this recipe which makes it even better. You might even have it…

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