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

I almost can't believe that I get to share this with you today--a recipe for Homemade Cheez Its!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 ...Read The Full Post

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

{What a treat!  You've gotta love this.  Just when you thought you'd seen every lentil dish imaginable in this grouping of Lentil Recipes, 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 ...Read The Full Post

Secret-Ingredient Mint Fudge – vegan and sugar free

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 ...Read The Full Post

Garlic and Chive Sunflower Seed Cheese ~ dairy and soy-free

{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 Homemade 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 ...Read The Full Post

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

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.  This recipe for Homemade Gummies fits the bill and is from Candace from Candida-Free Candee (a blog that is sadly no longer operating).  The narrative is hers."Eeewww", was all I could say.I had just been ...Read The Full Post

“Dorito®” Popcorn – dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan

Today I'm sharing with you one of our favorite snack recipes--Dorito® Popcorn!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. ...Read The Full Post

Homemade Marshmallows – with sugar-free option

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

 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

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.)While in Ireland one ...Read The Full Post

Healthy Snacks to Nourish You on the Go!

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