Homemade almond butter is fresher, healthier, and tastier than store-bought. Maple sugar (which is just dehydrated maple syrup) is used as the sweetener which makes sure that the almond butter consistency isn’t messed up by adding the liquid version of the sweetener. We love this Maple Cinnamon Almond Butter on apple slices and celery sticks.
Dairy-free yogurt options at the store have all sorts of strange and potentially dangerous ingredients (carrageenan, anybody?), and make a true dairy-free yogurt at home is expensive and time-consuming. This instant “yogurt” uses only 7 basic ingredients and is ready in under 5 minutes.
Slowcooked sweet potatoes are the easiest way to prepare a lot of “baked” potatoes at one time without heating up your entire kitchen. This is a great way to have an easy source of carbs on hand right after a workout or for surprise dinner guests.
It’s basically impossible to find any ketchup in the store without some form of added refined sugar or weird preservatives, so make your own. This recipe not only leaves out the nasty stuff and is only sweetened with honey (you may also opt to not sweeten it at all), but it has the perfect blend of flavors from tomatoes and balsamic vinegar.
Bacon wrapped or meat-free, these spicy creamy jalapeño poppers use nutritional yeast for a cheesy flavor without the dairy. Perfect for holiday parties.
Why buy almond butter in the store when you can make it at home? It tastes better and you control the ingredients. I mean, this is white chocolate almond butter! Way better than anything you’ll find in the store, trust me.
These popsicles are creamy from the coconut milk, with a little bit of crunch from the berries. I prefer to use frozen instead of fresh raspberries because they won’t turn the entire popsicle mixture a pink color when mixed in, and will stay suspended as little rosy flecks.
This is be crunchiest best grain-free granola I’ve had. While you can douse this granola in either coconut milk or almond milk, chocolate almond milk is actually our family’s preference. Topped with fresh berries, this is my favorite non-egg breakfast. And maybe my favorite late-night snack.
What do you do with all the extra cucumbers from your garden or the local farmer’s market? Make a refined-sugar-free cucumber salad, of course.
No-bake desserts are my favorite. Very little prep time and ready to eat quickly are also bonuses. This dessert is the trifecta with all 3 of those elements. And it’s delicious to boot. What more could you ask for?!
Let it be known that I think there is no better combination of flavors than the King’s favorites: banana, peanut butter, and chocolate. Why not combine those things into the greatest tasting smoothie of all time. Okay then.
Trail mix is so last year. Chocolate dipped clusters are what’s in right now. Or do you not follow food style trends? Yeah, me neither, but these things are so good and so much more fun to eat than trail mix, so why not make them?
Most commercial tomato soups have added sugars and some pretty strange ingredients. I found this out the hard way when my kids had a craving and there was nothing I was okay buying them. Naturally, I created my own recipe with ingredients I felt good feeding my own kids.
Avocados ripen in the blink of an eye, so be ready to make the best guacamole when they do with this Tomatillo Starter. Keep a jar in the fridge for a salsa dip or add some to an avocado. Perfect dip either way.
Dates, fresh fruit, and 4 types of seeds blended together and dehydrated to perfection into chewy, crunchy bars. Three flavor variations, one that contains nuts. Which one will be your favorite?