Gluten – Free Sweet Potato Gnocchi

Well by Mel

Are you a sweet potato or a regular potato person? I personally love sweet potatoes! You can make them savory, you can make them sweet – they are such a delicious add to meals!

My favorite type of pasta is gnocchi but I don’t eat regular gnocchi too often because I generally avoid gluten. I’ve found Trader Joe’s cauliflower gnocchi to be a great substitute; however, I personally like making foods from scratch as often as possible in order to control what ingredients and how much of each ingredient are put into my food.

I’ve made this sweet potato gnocchi a few times now and it is great! It’s a lot easier to make than you would think. This recipe is both gluten free and vegan. The key ingredient in this recipe is Cassava flour.

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Thai- Inspired Peanut Spaghetti Squash

Well by Mel

I’m a huge fan of spaghetti squash, so I’m loving that it’s in season right now. I usually cook it with tomato sauces for more of an Italian dish. However, I also really like to cook with spaghetti squash for more Asian-inspired dishes.

I love making this recipe because it tastes like Thai-food, but a much lighter version. This recipe is made with lots a veggies and topped with a peanut sauce. It is gluten free, dairy free, and can be made soy free.

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Corn Bread Muffins

These Corn Bread Muffins are the perfect comfort food for the winter season. They would pair great with a warm bowl of soup or chili and are also delicious all by themselves! Unlike most Corn Bread recipes, this healthier version is made with clean ingredients and is very easy to make. This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, and paleo.

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Low Sugar Chocolate Almond Butter Bars

I have a few guy friends who have found a lot of success on the keto diet and were able to lose a decent amount of weight. I’m overall neutral when it comes to the keto diet. I’m not a proponent of the keto diet, or against it. I enjoy eating fruit (as you can see by my frequent smoothie bowl posts), so I don’t think it would be a sustainable or satisfying diet for me. However, after hearing friends’ success stories on the keto diet, I am now curious.

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Dessert Dates

If you haven’t noticed, I’m a huge fan of dates. They taste so sweet and delicious all by themselves. I like to use dates as sweeteners in recipes instead of any form of added sugar. Unlike straight sweetener such as cane sugar, coconut sugar, maple syrup or even honey, dates are sweet but contain fiber. Fiber is the indigestible are of food that are associated with several potential health benefits. Fiber also helps keep you feeling full and satisfied.

These stuffed dates are my favorite little dessert pieces. They take about 10 seconds to make and offer the perfect amount of sweetness after a meal. After dinner, I always crave something sweet, but I don’t typically have a lot of sweets around. These desserts are perfect to satisfy this sweet craving because they can be assembled quickly and provide just the right amount of sweetness.

 

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6 Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dishes & Desserts

Thanksgiving is a time to gather with family and friends and enjoy food!  If you’re looking to mix in a few healthy recipes to your Thanksgiving spread this season, look no further. Below you’ll find recipes that are both festive and taste delicious. However, they won’t leave you feeling guilty afterwards.

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Butternut Squash Cheese Sauce

I’m so excited to introduce this new recipe! It is made with local and seasonal (to NYC) ingredients, is so easy to make, and is damn delicious! This recipe is gluten free, nut free, vegan, paleo, and whole 30 approved. It’s made with minimal ingredients and is honestly so easy to make. I hope you enjoy! 😊

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

✨Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies✨ Fun Fact: when I was younger oatmeal raisin were my favorite cookies, but none of the other kids ever liked them because they were “healthy” cookies. The other day, out of curiosity, I looked up oatmeal raisin recipes and realized there is nothing healthy about them! So I decided to make my own. Warning: these are addicting!

Unlike most oatmeal raisin cookie recipes that are made with white flour and refined sugar, this recipe is made with real food ingredients, gluten free, and rich in fiber.

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5 Ingredient Pancake Batter

Fact: you do not need pancake batter to make your own pancakes.

I have been making my own pancake batter a lot lately and have been seriously loving it. I love making pancakes with ingredients that I already have in my pantry. I have also learned to mix them in a way so they are nutritious and fiber rich, but still taste delicious!

Its no secret that I love oatmeal. It is a staple in my breakfast rotation and I also regularly make pancakes using oat flour. HOWEVER, you do not need oat flour to make pancakes. You can make your own. This is easy and cost efficient. In order to make pancake batter, I have been blending gluten free oats with chia seeds, fruit, and almond milk and adding a tsp of baking soda. Each of these ingredients are critical.

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10 Healthy Recipes to Kickoff the Fall Season

Happy first day of Fall! It’s time to wear sweaters, drink cider, and eat all of the cozy recipes.

Kicking off the season with 10 healthy and delicious Fall Recipes. All of these recipes are gluten free, dairy free, and so cozy and perfect for Fall! Several of these recipes are made with local and seasonal (to the NY area) ingredients.

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