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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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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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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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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Chocolate Fondue Dessert Board (Vegan Fondue Option!)

There is not one person I know who doesn't love chocolate fondue. This chocolate fondue dessert board is perfect for every occaision including girls nights, date night, family dessert, and dinner parties.  My cookbook club actually decided on a food board theme, so that is how I made my first chocolate fondue dessert board. What is a Chocolate Fondue Dessert Board? A chocolate fondue dessert board is basically a fancy way of dressing up chocolate fondue with a ton of food to dip into the chocolate. Charcuterie boards, or another term is food boards, are all the rage right now.…

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Have a Harry Potter Party!

This year I decided I wanted to have a Harry Potter Party for my birthday. Yes I am a grown adult and yes I still wanted it! I am slightly obsessed with Harry Potter (if you didn't notice that already).  Here's what I did plus even more great ideas for you to have your own Harry Potter themed party. All ages welcome. :) Harry Potter Party Decorations *Halloween Stuff Halloween decorations are great for a Harry Potter Party. So take out your spider webs, spiders, pumpkins etc. If you're doing a party in the fall you can carve some real…

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Easy Creamy Chia Pudding

Chia pudding is super delicious, healthy and so easy to make! It makes a great breakfast with jam, berries and granola piled on top or a yummy filling snack. The best thing about it is you can mix it up in five minutes! Perfect for meal prepping. Chia Pudding Ingredients There is only two required ingredients for this! The vanilla and maple syrup/honey make it way yummier though. Chia Seeds Coconut Milk* Vanilla Extract Maple Syrup or Honey *You can use any plant based milk for this, but the coconut milk makes it super creamy and delicious. I might go…

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Vegan Chocolate Ganache (Just two ingredients!)

I can't tell you how many times I've made this easy vegan chocolate ganache. Here's a secret...sometimes I literally just make this and eat it and you bet I lick that bowl every time. It's a great easy recipe to have up your sleeve when you need it. Perfect for decorating all sorts of confections and a great replacement for hot fudge on sundaes. Vegan Chocolate Ganache: Ingredients All you need for this ganache is vegan dark chocolate chips and a plant based milk. My favorite chocolate for baking is Enjoy Life. In my opinion, the best plant based milk…

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Vegan Peppermint Bark (3 ingredients!)

I made up this recipe for vegan peppermint bark last year when I wanted a quick and easy holiday treat that was free from everything my family couldn't eat. I got exactly what I wanted too. This recipe is super quick, only three ingredients and tastes downright yummy! Vegan Peppermint Bark: Ingredients The only three ingredients you'll need for this recipe are dark chocolate, crushed up candy canes and peppermint extract. That's it! My favorite brand of chocolate is Enjoy Life. The candy canes should say "suitable for vegetarians/vegans" on it since one of the ingredients is natural flavors (which…

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