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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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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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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Perfect Homemade Chai Tea Latte Recipe

I've been making this homemade chai tea recipe for years. My mom gave me a photocopy of her crumbled old photocopy. Those always seem to be the best recipes, am I right? It's very easy to whip up and makes about 8 cups worth, so it's perfect if you're prepping ahead or having a dinner party.  Why should I make a homemade chai tea latte? I'll tell you why.. because it will be more delicious than any chai tea latte you get at a cafe or Starbucks. I don't use a chai tea bag. I make it from scratch with…

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Vegan Gluten Free Apple Pie Cookies

These super delicious apple pie cookies are vegan, gluten free and refined sugar free! I use coconut sugar to sweeten it and the apples themselves are pretty sweet, so no need for all that sugar. With spices like cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg and cloves, these cookies are little spiced apple pies in every single bite! Apple Pie Cookie Ingredients This is I admit a little more work than a regular cookie since you do have to saute the apples first, but it is so worth it, I promise! Here's what you'll need for these apple pie cookies. Apples Dairy Free Butter…

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Homemade Golden Milk Recipe and Health Benefits

Besides the fact that it is good for you, homemade golden milk is super delicious! It's a great cozy, hot drink to sip when it's cold outside. My recipe is so simple, you'll have it ready to drink in minutes.  Also read on for some of the amazing health benefits of turmeric! Golden Milk Health Benefits Golden Milk has gained popularity over the years due to it's main ingredient: turmeric. Tumeric has been used in Ayurvedic medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years.  Tumeric has numerous health benefits and we'll list the main ones here. My sources for…

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