35 Homemade Spice Mixes and How to Use Them

No need to buy spice mixes when you can make them yourself! From curry power to taco seasoning these homemade spice mixes are free of additives. Great ways to use them too!

I have been making my own homemade spice mixes for a long time -- and for several reasons. Save Money When you make your own food, rather than buying packaged, pre-made products, you save money.  Plain and simple. Having someone else make it for you costs more.  Plus, since you are buying more things (the raw ingredients and the finished product), you are likely wasting more as food does ...Read The Full Post

Cookies, Candies, and Puddings, Oh My! – 45 Low Carb Desserts

Are you watching your carb intake? These low carb desserts are sure to make you drool and help you stay on your special diet! All are vegan desserts too!

Last week I shared with you a huge list of 35 low carb snacks.  So many of those are either favorites of ours, or are on the list to be made soon!  This week, I have an even bigger list of low carb desserts, with all of them also being vegan desserts (or having vegan options). I am not a vegan, but my son has life-threatening food allergies, so we typically don't use egg or dairy when making ...Read The Full Post

Cutting Carbs? 35 Great Low Carb Snack Ideas

Trying to cut carbs? These 35 Low Carb Snacks are just what you need to stay on your eating plan! Mostly dairy and egg-free too!

Today, I am sharing with you a list of low carb snacks that I hope are as much of a help to you as they are to us. One of the hardest things to manage on a special diet is healthy snacks. When I was growing up, I would grab for But now that my family has gone gluten-free and is moving more and more grain-free, I've needed more ideas to keep around for me, my husband, and our ...Read The Full Post

26 Low Carb Dairy-free Ice Cream Recipes

Loads of Dairy-free and Low Carb Ice Cream Recipes that look amazing! From popsicles to rich ice creams, you can basically have an ice cream parlor in your home with these recipes.

Although I have no problem eating ice cream all year round (in fact I used to work in an ice cream parlor -- BAD idea, in case you were wondering), with the weather getting warmer, it most certainly is time for making and eating ice cream. In celebration of that, I scoured the internet to bring to you all some fabulously yummy-looking low carb ice cream recipes that also happen to be ...Read The Full Post

Grain-Free Cinnamon Raisin Breakfast Cookies – paleo, vegan, low carb option

I'm always looking for healthy snacks. These Grain Free Cookies are egg free with low carb and nut-free options. So healthy, they're called "Breakfast Cookies" because you can have them any time of the day. They're super filling too!

For awhile now, my family has been eating fewer grains, in an attempt to work on our gut health. Meals are fairly easy, but having healthy snacks that we can take on the go is a little rough. We typically lean on these No-Bake Coconut Delights, Crispy Green Bean Chips, Homemade Protein Bars, and Homemade Gummies, but my boys have been craving cookies lately.   So I'm especially pleased to have ...Read The Full Post

32 Grain-free Valentine’s Desserts You’ll Swoon Over

32 Healthy Valentines Dessert Recipes to indulge in without guilt - all grain free, mainly paleo - sure to tempt you and help you stay healthy

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and that means loads of chocolate and sweets galore. To help you avoid the temptation to dive into sugar laden treats, I've rounded up an amazing grouping of Healthy Valentine's Treats from some of my blogger friends.  All of them are refined sugar free and all are grain free too. I know that some of you might need substitutions for some of the ...Read The Full Post

40 Grain Free Cookies You’ll Want to Make Now

40 Amazing Paleo Cookies Recipes. Who says special diets need to be boring? These cookies prove your diet can be healthy and delicious too.

    We've made a lot of changes to our diets over the years and the most recent change being a move to eating less grain. We're not completely grain free, but seeing as so many others are trying to move more and more in that direction I thought that you all might appreciate an assortment of Paleo Cookies to give you healthier options, not only for the Holidays, but for all year ...Read The Full Post

Top 10 Recipes of 2014

Top Recipes from the Blog Whole New Mom. From Homemade Ketchup to No Bake Cookies to Homemade Chocolate Chips. Most are paleo recipes, and all are gluten free.

I don't know if you feel the same way or not, but is it really 2015?!?!  I'm probably going to be writing "2014" for a long time before it finally hits me. In fact, I wonder how many of you noticed that on one of my Healthy Living Deals posts I wrote "Nov" instead of "Dec" for the date. Sigh - I am really having a hard time these days :). I guess it's really true.  As we get older the ...Read The Full Post

Grain-Free Spice Cookies – autoimmune paleo, dairy & egg free

Looking for healthy dessert recipes? If you or someone you love is on a special diet, these paleo cookies are perfect. They are even suitable for the autoimmune paleo diet and are a vegan cookie recipe as well. The flavor is perfect for the holidays, or anytime you want a healthy treat.

My family has been gluten-free for awhile now, but we're trying to go more and more grain-free to improve our gut health. We already have some great recipes for paleo cookies that we love like Chocolate Chunk Macadamia Cookies, Chocolate Mint Bars, Almond Joy Bars, and No Bake Coconut Cookies, but I am thrilled to have this recipe for Spice Cookies from Naomi of Almost Bananas as a new treat. ...Read The Full Post

Vanilla Extract Substitute – Toasted Vanilla Powder

Need a vanilla extract substitute? Vanilla Powder is the perfect thing. This Toasted Vanilla Powder is easy to make and makes a great homemade gift as well. Just use 1/4 - 1/2 tsp vanilla powder for each tsp of vanilla in your recipes that call for vanilla.

Having easy substitutes for kitchen staples is one of the best ways I know to save money on your grocery budget. I already use Powdered Egg Replacer, DIY Powdered Sugar, Easiest Coconut Milk, Easiest Almond Milk, Rice Milk, Coffee Substitute and more. But a vanilla extract substitute is something that I have only used straight vanilla beans for in the past (without really knowing what I was doing ...Read The Full Post