Category Archives for "Snack"

Nov 15

Vegan Cider Caramel Corn

By Ashley | Dessert , Snack

Long ago – I believe I was 9 or 10 years old – I had a terrible car sickness experience that involved a long drive home from Wisconsin, extreme nausea, and the overwhelming aroma of caramel corn as the rest of my family crunched on it. To no surprise, I developed a strong aversion to caramel corn. And it lasted a whopping 15 years. Sad story. I know. The good news: Horacio found some popcorn […]

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Aug 09

Caramel Maca Latte and Honey Sesame Cookies

By Ashley | Breakfast , Dessert , Recipes , Snack

Maca, a superfood reminiscent of caramel in flavor is my new bff. Dates, a sweet sticky fruit that tastes like caramel when dried is my go-to sweetener. Combine them and you’ve got a whole lotta healthy caramel goodness. So, this recipe – All the stamina-enhancing benefits of maca and the energizing properties of caffeine in 1 cup? And caramel?! Count. Me. In. So let’s add creamy almond butter, blend it up, and drink it. This […]

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Mar 30

Fauxgurt, Oat, and Tropical Fruit Parfait

By Ashley | Breakfast , Snack

I want my first recipe post this spring to be fun, fruity, and colorful so I grabbed some gorgeous fresh fruit and put the Vitamix to work! Yogurt. It’s a breakfast staple for many of us. In fact, I started most days with a bowl of Greek yogurt for several years. It’s protein-packed, probiotic filled, sweet, and pairs well with fruit, granola, etc., so I understand the allure. But let’s talk dairy for a second. […]

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Feb 22

Flax Crispy Treats

By Ashley | Breakfast , Recipes , Snack

Rice crispy treats are a quick, no-fuss solution when hungry children demand a sweet snack. Despite being only “three” ingredients, each ingredient is actually a plethora of processed food and chemicals that offers very little nutritional value. But . . .  what if we make a few swaps and replace processed cereal, butter, and marshmallow fluff with whole foods. And don’t worry, you don’t have to sacrifice that crispy, sticky, sweet, buttery taste you love. […]

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Feb 06

Beet Hummus

By Ashley | Recipes , Snack , Spread

Valentine’s Day is notorious for all things sweet. It really should be called Blood Sugar Spike Day. Okay, maybe that doesn’t sound as enticing 😉 Although I am not one to gorge myself on a box of terrible chocolate or chalky tasting candy, I have to admit I don’t mind seeing splashes of red, pink, and purple for a day. Especially on my plate. Because I like pretty food. And let me tell you, there […]

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Jan 26

Raw Pecan Pie Cookies

By Ashley | Dessert , Raw Vegan Dessert , Snack

I always have dessert cravings at the most inopportune times. One of the beauties of raw desserts (in addition to the amazing health benefits) is that you can store them in the freezer almost indefinitely without sacrificing quality.  Thus, I have learned to keep my freezer well stocked with raw treats so that none of my sweet cravings go unsatisfied. I have made dozens of raw cookies but these are among my favorites.  Using high-quality […]

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