Homemade “Cheez-Its” – grain and dairy free with vegan option

Grain-free and Dairy-free "CHEEZ-IT®" CRACKERS! A yummy healthy treat you can feel good about eating! Low Carb and guilt free, I bet you can't eat just one!

{I just love it when I can remake a processed food into a healthier version, like my "Almond Joy®" Bars, homemade protein bars, powdered sugar substitute, sugar-free lemonade, homemade ketchup, and 5 ingredient salad dressing. If you're like me, Cheez-Its® were one of the most addictive snacks of your childhood.  I can't think of a time that I sat down with a box of those without almost polishing ...Read The Full Post

Vegan Homemade Crackers Made from — Lentils?! grain free & nut free options

Homemade Crackers - Make with LENTILS & Buckwheat. This great cracker recipe has grain and nut free options!

{What a treat!  You've gotta love this.  Just when you thought you'd seen every lentil dish imaginable in my Lentil Recipe Roundup, along comes these Homemade Crackers made from -- LENTILS!  From Julia of Swirls and Spice.  Make them either gluten-free or grain-free!  Genius, I'm telling you. Pure genius!} With their rich, nutty taste, homemade lentil crackers are much more satisfying than the ...Read The Full Post

Secret Ingredient Mint Fudge – vegan and sugar free

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

If you're like me, having healthy snacks around is a must to keep you on track with your special diet, and they need to be low carb if you are dealing with candida. Some of our favorites include my Homemade Protein Bars, Green Bean Chips, Almond Joy Bars, and "Dorito®" Popcorn, but this healthy fudge recipe is a fun new addition.  It's an all-natural dairy-free fudge recipe that is colored with a ...Read The Full Post

Garlic and Chive Cheese (Dairy and Soy Free)

Are you Dairy Free? This garlic and chive cheese is not only dairy-free, but not and soy free as well. It's the "Everything Free Cheese :)!

{My son has had life-threatening food allergies since he was born - and one of them is to dairy.  I've had to work hard to make dairy-free alternatives for him like Easiest Coconut Milk, Easiest Almond Milk, dairy-free ice cream, this Whipped Cream Substitute and rice milk.  Dairy free cheese has been one of the hardest things to come by for him.  This almond feta recipe has served us well, but I ...Read The Full Post

Yummy Gummy Candy (sugar free) and How “Ew” Turned to “Yum”

Need a healthy snack that's easy to take on the go? This Super Healthy Gummy Candy is loaded with tons of nutrition so you can feel good about serving to your kids anytime! We make several batches of these every time we make them because they are gone in a flash. They're sugar free and high in protein.

I'm always looking for healthy snacks that I can make in a jiffy like these no-bake cookies,  no-bake chocolate mint bars, kale chips, homemade "JELLO®" and healthy chocolate truffles.  Today I am so pleased that Candace from Candida Free Candee brings us this Homemade Gummy Candy--something I have been planning to make for my family for a loooong time.  Candace is working on dealing with that ...Read The Full Post

“Dorito”-Flavored Popcorn (dairy free)

If you love DORITOS®, but don't love the chemical ICK, this is for you! Get Dorito Flavor without the chemicals with this Dorito Popcorn! Dairy free and gluten-free, this topping works for almost all special diets, but it's great on veggies, pasta, salad, etc too.

If you've been around my blog, or my family, for awhile, you know that we love popcorn - I've got a bunch of homemade popcorn recipes on my site from nut buttery popcorn to one our faves (with an unusual origin)--Surprisingly Good Seasoned Popcorn. And of course there is basic popcorn for the popcorn purist.  Seriously - that one is ALWAYS a hit no matter where we take it. But one thing you ...Read The Full Post

Homemade Marshmallows – with sugar free option

Homemade Marshmallows? Yes, please! Fun to make and Sugar-free to boot!

I'm always trying to make healthier versions of processed foods - like Homemade Chocolate Chips, Homemade White Chocolate Chips, Taco Seasoning, Hamburger Helper, and Chocolate Frosting. This week on Facebook, I mentioned that I ended up staying up 'til 12:30 making homemade marshmallows and gluten free graham crackers for my kids. There was a ton of really fun and thoughtful responses, ...Read The Full Post

Chocolate or Carob Chia Pudding ~ and more Simple Summer Meal & Snack Tips

Dairy Free Sugar Free Chocolate Carob Chia Pudding

  Summer. It's busier than I thought it would be. We've had a lot going on and some real personal struggles that have made it hard to have things running smoothly. I am finding myself over and over again reaching for fast meals a lot, but while they are typically healthy (no, we haven't succumbed to drive throughs :-)), they can get a little boring redundant. Today, at The ...Read The Full Post

Saint Patrick’s Day ~ History & Simple, Healthy Celebrations

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Saint Patrick's Day holds a special place in my heart. My father is from Dublin, Ireland and March 17th was my late mother's birthday. In fact, most of my father's relatives still live on the Emerald Isle. I visited there during my college years and it really is a special place.  (Though I'm sure in the many many years since then that it's changed quite a bit.) ...Read The Full Post

Healthy Snacks to Nourish You on the Go!

Healthy Desserts Almond Joy Candy Recipe

Eating healthy can be hard sometimes.  Just planning regular meals that will satisfy while keeping your body running the way that it was meant to. But finding healthy snacks can be one of the most troublesome things, whether you are just trying to find healthy munchies for yourself or for a whole household. Join me today over at my debut post on The Balanced Platter where I am sharing today ...Read The Full Post