Secret Ingredient Homemade Taco Shells (grain free & vegan)

Grain Free Taco Shells - Paleo and Vegan!

{What a treat I have for you today!  Paleo Taco Shells from Jennifer at Predominantly Paleo.  Who’d a thunk it was possible?!  You’ll never guess the ingredient she uses to make them.  I sure wouldn’t have!  Are you going grain-free, or at least reducing grains in your diet?  Or maybe you’re on a corn-free diet?  Then this post is for you.}

Ever notice those big giant freaky looking banana-like creatures in the produce section?

Yes! The plantains!

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Healthy Dinner in a Flash! Homemade Hamburger Helper Beef Skillet

Homemade Hamburger Helper - Beef Skillet. Gluten & Dairy Free - and sans the chemical ick!

{Please welcome the talented Tessa the Domestic Diva.  She is bringing us an amazing Homemade Hamburger Helper – Beef Skillet.  Fast dinner without the box and the chemical ick!}

As a mom, I absolutely ADORE one pot (or skillet) meals! They are convenient and super easy to clean up.

As a child, I loved all the variations of Hamburger Helper…but today the frightening ingredient list means even withOUT allergies, I would not choose to feed those boxes to my family.

So how to make this a REAL FOOD meal?

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Healthy Sugar-Free Easter Recipes Galore – Mostly Grain Free

Healthy Easter Recipes- These Healthy Desserts are Gluten Free, Sugar Free and mainly low carb!

Easter is just around the corner – and you know what that means.

Yes, candy.  Chocolate.

And lots of it. I know – Easter means MUCH more than candy.

And we do all we can in our family to celebrate the real reason for Easter.

But having a little fun with food and making some healthy Easter recipes is usually part of our celebration.

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Coconut Panna Cotta Citrus Cups – vegan and sugar-free options

This Coconut Panna Cotta Recipe is an easy recipe with vegan and sugar free options. Sounds fancy, but it's a breeze to put together!

{Today, please welcome Julia from Swirls and Spice.  She is sharing with us a fabulous dairy-free panna cotta recipe.  

I’ve been wanting to make panna cotta for awhile now – so this is perfect!  And it’s a perfect refreshing vegan dessert for spring.}

With a few simple pantry ingredients, anyone can make panna cotta.   Like an eggless custard, it has a firmer set than most puddings, thanks to gelatin.

This Italian specialty satisfies cravings for something sweet and creamy.

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Buckwheat Crepe Cake with Chocolate Avocado Filling and Hazelnut “Cream”

Buckwheat Crepe Cake - Gluten Free Cake

{Please welcome back Naomi Huzovikova, from Almost Bananas. Today, she brings you a fabulous gluten-free cake recipe, a Buckwheat Crepe Cake.  Loaded with nutrition like avocado–this looks amazing!  One of the problems with making gluten-free cake is that you need to add a decent amount of white starch to get the “lift” of traditional white flour cakes.  With this crepe cake, that problem is solved.  This crepe cake is whole grain and lovely.}

Crepe cakes, in my opinion, are an excuse to eat more icing (make that “frosting,” for my American friends).

Crepes layered with filling make for a moist and rich treat.

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Chocolate Zucchini Bread – gluten-free & vegan with sugar-free option

Chocolate Zucchini Bread Recipe - Gluten-free, vegan, with sugar free option
{Please welcome back Laura from Petite Allergy Treats, with a fabulous Chocolate Zucchini Bread Recipe that will knock your socks off.  Plus it’s gluten-free and vegan.  Who could ask for anything more:)?}

Dear Summer,

Hurry up and get here!  You’ve been gone for too long.  I feel like I should file a missing seasons report.  I miss your sunny face and warmth.  I would love to spend an afternoon outside.  I would go for a walk, run or even sit on the elusive ‘green grass’.  

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Homemade Hot Chocolate – dairy and sugar free

Homemade Hot Chocolate Recipe - dairy and sugar free

{Love hot chocolate?  So do I.  Today’s recipe from Candida Free Candee is perfect.  Dairy and sugar-free homemade hot chocolate.  Perfect!}

I am blessed, there are no two ways about it. I have a great family, a wonderful hubby, and I couldn’t be more proud of my little girls.

I know – every mom says that, but I really, truly am.

I had moment of heart-bursting love and awe with my two and a half year old last weekend that made me feel beyond blessed.

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Secret Ingredient Mint Fudge – vegan and sugar free

Mint Fudge Recipe - Vegan and Sugar Free with Natural Colors. Great for St. Patrick's Day

Looking for a fun whole-foodie recipe for Saint Patrick’s Day sans the green food coloring?  This all-natural dairy-free fudge recipe is just what the doctor (or nutritionist) ordered.

It’s fun to color foods for special occasions, but on a whole foods diet, regular food colorings just do not make the grade.

It’s always hard for me to take my kids to the grocery store and see them oogle the multi-colored “foods” and feel like I’d love to make them something fun like that, but I just don’t want all those mystery chemicals going into their bodies.

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DIY Meal Replacement Shakes – like ” Pediasure ®”

DIY Meal Replacement Shakes like "Pediasure®" - no icky additives - all whole nutrition!

{Please welcome Angela from Grassfed Mama.  She is sharing a fabulous recipe for DIY Meal Replacement Shakes – like “Pediasure®”.  What a GREAT idea for those who want to eat Real Food but have an eating challenge.  LOVE it.}

As a speech therapist, part of my job (about 60% in the nursing home) was swallowing evaluations and rehabilitation. As we age, sometimes we lose the ability to eat real food and swallow safely. This difficulty could be related to age, strokes, mental diseases like Alzheimer’s.

Eating issues aren’t only for the older community. In my family, I have two nephews who had swallowing issues at birth. They had feeding tubes placed within their first year of life.

They are both still primarily fed through feeding tubes at ages 10 and 3.

According to Endonurse.com, about half a million people in the US rely on feeding tubes for their nutrition.

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“Who Ate My Chips?!” Chocolate Chip Cookies – gluten free & vegan option

Ever gone to make Chocolate Chip Cookies but someone had eaten almost all of your chips? Here's the solution!

{Please welcome Sandi Gaertner of Fearless Dining, an informative gluten-free living blog.  She brings to us a super fun and frugal Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe.  Have you ever found that you have no chips when you want to make Chocolate Chip Cookies?  The ubiquitous dilemma. Well, Sandi has a yummi solution for us today.}

Ahhh. It is time to air one of my pet peeves.

I love making Chocolate Chip Cookies.  But…

How many of you have family members who eat a bag of gluten free chips, pretzels, nuts, candy, or even steal some of your secret stash of baking chips….only leaving a few bites left in the package?

You know what they do next…They seal the bag back up and stuff it in the back of the pantry in order to hide the evidence.

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