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Super Easy “Crack” Fudge

Some might think I need to rename this recipe…but I kind of like skating on the edge.  Seriously,  this is a super duper easy recipe you can whip up in 5 minutes.  If you only want really healthy recipes, you should probably stop reading now …. BUT I have made a few nutritional swaps to make it an easier decision to try them.  As I was poking around my  kitchen seeking to tame an unruly sweet tooth, I decided to whip up a quick fudge.  What I have done is swap a few ingredients to make this gluten free, vegan and free of dairy and peanuts. So if you’re feeling daring and not counting calories today, give this quick recipe a try.

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Ingredients for a SMALL batch:  (Figured a small batch means I could eat it all – try doubling if making for more than yourself)

  • 1/4 C Vegan butter (I use the soy free version pictured)
  • 1/4 C Sunflower seed butter (I like salted and crunchy)

Place these two ingredients in a pan and heat on low until all melted.

  • 1/2 t vanilla
  • 1 C Powdered Sugar

Remove pan from heat. Add in vanilla and powdered sugar and blend until smooth and creamy.  Pour and pat down into a flat glass container.  If you wet your fingers you can pat down quite easily. Chill. Demolish.

Seriously, how easy was that?

Enjoy!  Debra

 


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Vegan Blueberry Banana Ice Cream

Nothing quite beats the summer heat like enjoying a bowl of ice cream! This summer staple  redo contradicts the myth that all desserts are inherently unhealthy. Treat yourself to this vegan and dairy free delight and you won’t feel as though you’ve taken ten step backwards on your health goals. It’s been said that good things come to those who wait, and as silly as it sounds this principle also applies to ice cream. Preparing the ice cream will only take a few minutes, but the ice cream will need to harden in the freezer for a few hours before it can be enjoyed. Happy Summer!

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Blueberry Banana Ice Cream

(Serves: 2)

Ingredients

  • 2 frozen bananas
  • ¼ cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

You can find detailed instructions to prepare this dessert and more at Divine Healthy Food.


It’s a well known fact that eating healthy and living well go hand in hand. Susanna, of the blog Divine Healthy Food understands this principle and has developed a site that is full of tasty Vegan recipes. You can keep up with the blog’s delicious vegan adventures by following their Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.


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Slow Cooker Breakfast Quinoa

This recipe is a no stress and no sweat kind of meal (those are the best kind in my opinion). Some days a simple and guilt-free recipe is exactly what you need to jumpstart the morning and get the kids to school on time. Slow cookers are an often overlooked kitchen essential that should be utilized to their full time-saving potential. A slow cooker is are a wonderful addition to the kitchen of an on-the-go family, and is essential to preparing this breakfast quinoa. Prepping for this meal is unbelievably easy, just throw all the ingredients in the slow cooker before you go to bed and set it to low overnight. In the morning this quinoa will be ready to serve for a deliciously healthy breakfast!

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Slow Cooker Breakfast Quinoa

Ingredients: (5 Servings)

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 3 cups milk (or almond milk)
  • 4 medjool dates chopped
  • 1/4 cup pepitas
  • 1 apple peeled and diced
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt

For detailed directions that explains how to prepare this Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Bake, visit the blog My Whole Food Life.

This recipe was originally penned by Melissa, a healthy eats expert that calls Dallas home. She is a self-proclaimed vegetarian of 16 years and considers cooking her true passion and loves developing recipes for her popular blog My Whole Food Life You can connect with the food-maven on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.

 

 


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Baked Stuffed Apples with Peanut Butter and Granola

This unique recipe is a clever take on the composition of a healthy dessert. By using the natural sweetness of the apples combined with the crunchy or creamy goodness (depending on your preference) of the peanut butter and granola, the natural qualities of the ingredients shine to make an outstanding dish. Not too long ago I posted a recipe about Stuffed Bell Peppers. Though the overall taste of the two dishes is completely different– I’m still inspired by the creative way these recipes use the peppers and apples and transform them into a final product that tastes completely different! As an additional positive, this recipe requires little ingredients– so say goodbye to those long grocery lists! You won’t have to worry about forgetting that obscure essential ingredient with this recipe because it truly is that simple. All you need is Apples, Granola, Peanut Butter and some hot water and you are on your way to enjoying a delicious treat!

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Baked Stuffed Apples with Peanut Butter Granola

Ingredients:

  • 4 baking apples (such as Fuji, Golden Delicious, Jonagold, Braeburn, McIntosh or Rome Beauty)
  • 1 cup granola
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons peanut butter (creamy or crunchy)
  • 1 cup hot water

For detailed directions that explains how to prepare this healthy dessert, visit Dessert Now Dinner Later.

Amber, the face behind Dessert Now Dinner Later develops recipes that satisfy a food enthusiast’s desire for healthy recipes that are also easy to make. As a culinary graduate, Amber uses her knowledge and skills to aid her blog. You can connect with the food-maven on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.


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Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Bake

Having a healthy and delicious breakfast makes for a fantastic start to the day. We’ve all heard about the endless benefits of beginning your day with a solid breakfast, but this option meets the mark to be vegan and gluten free. Even if you’re not a morning person, you’ll be delighted by the aroma that fills your house after you pop this dish into the oven. After you prepare the Quinoa Bake, you may choose what fashion you wish to bake the mixture in. If you like, you may choose to spread the mixture into a pan or a muffin tin. Depending on what you choose, you may need to adjust the baking time accordingly.

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Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Bake

Ingredients: (5 Servings)

For detailed directions that explains how to prepare this Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Bake, visit the blog My Whole Food Life.

This recipe was originally penned by Melissa, a healthy eats expert that calls Dallas home. She is a self-proclaimed vegetarian of 16 years and considers cooking her true passion and loves developing recipes for her popular blog My Whole Food Life. You can connect with the food-maven on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.

 

 


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Vegan and Gluten Free Coconut Cookies

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Vegan and Gluten Free Coconut Cookies

I recently had the pleasure of spending time with Chef Raju at the Art of Living Retreat Center and personally enjoyed these fabulous gluten free cookies.  Make a batch and let us know what you think 🙂  Debra

Ingredients

1 C Brown Rice Flour

1 C Buckwheat Flour

1/8 tsp Salt

½ tsp Baking Powder

1 Tbsp Honey

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

1 tsp Flaxseed (ground) Soak in 1 Tbsp warm water

1 C Vegetarian Butter (softened)

3 C Sweetened Coconut Flakes

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 F

Whisk together both flours, baking powder and salt in a small bowl.  In a separate bowl add the butter and sugar and blend with a beater until fluffy.  Add in the soaked flax seed, honey and vanilla and mix.  Add in the flour mixture and combine gently.  Add in the coconut and mix well.

Chill the dough until it is firm.  At least 2 hours.  When ready to bake, roll in equal sized balls.  The batter should make around 25 balls.  Arrange them on a baking sheet that is either lightly greased or has parchment paper.

Bake cookies at total of 12-15 minutes.  Half way through, rotate the sheets.  Cool on the sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to a serving platter.


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Simple and Scrumptious: Two Ingredient Banana Coconut Cookies

Simplicity is something to be admired, especially when it come to baking. As far as I’m concerned, the less ingredients the better! The best part about this recipe is that the ingredients required also double as the recipe’s namesake. If you’re thinking it can’t be that easy, you’re mistaken in the best of ways– it’s most certainly possible and easy to make a delicious dessert with just two ingredients! The benefits to this simple sweet are endless: dairy free, gluten-free, and vegan approved. To make this dessert, simply mash the ingredients together and in just 25 minutes you’ll have a simple treat to eat.

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2 Ingredient Banana Coconut Cookies

Ingredients: (5 Servings)

For detailed directions that explains how to prepare these simple and scrumptious 2 Ingredient Banana Coconut Cookies, visit the blog Grok Grub.

Original recipe published on Grok Grub
This recipe was originally penned by Rachel, a healthy eats expert that calls San Fransisco home. She considers cooking her true passion and loves developing recipes for her blog  Grok Grub. You can connect with the food-maven on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.