Toasted Coconut Overnight Oats

New overnight oats recipe for you guys today.  This time it’s Toasted Coconut Overnight Oats.  If you haven’t tried overnight oats before, I suggest you try.  They are seriously life changing. You can make up a week’s worth at a time for easy and healthy breakfasts all week.  Since they come in a jar, they are easy for you to take to work as well. I love the combination of the toasted coconut and the almonds.

Toasted Coconut Overnight Oats - My Whole Food Life

I used steel cut oats in my recipe because I like the crunch that retains. If you like a smoother oatmeal, you can use rolled oats.  These can be eaten hot or cold.  Whichever you prefer. I like mine cold because they remind me of cereal.

(more…)

Read More

Balsamic Sweet Potato Pasta

I know we have all heard of zucchini pasta, but have you tried sweet potato pasta?  You have got to try this Balsamic Sweet Potato Pasta with Caramelized Onions.  Quite possibly one of the most delicious meals I have made in a while.  It was one of those meals I threw together as I was trying to use up some odds and ends in the kitchen.  It was so good, that I had to share it with you!

Balsamic Sweet Potato Pasta - My Whole Food Life

I used a spiralizer to make the pasta.  I have the Paderno.  It’s one of the only spiralizers that can do hard veggies like sweet potatoes and beets.  Sweet potato pasta is life changing!  You have to try it.  This recipe is vegan, gluten free and paleo.  Super easy to whip up too.

(more…)

Read More

Nut Free Snack Bites

The beginning of the school year is approaching.  So I made these Nut Free Snack Bites for you.  They contain no nuts, so they are perfect for school lunchboxes.  Not to mention, delicious!  My kids loved them and they also liked helping to make them.  If you are looking for more nut free treats, you may also like my banana bread baked oatmeal and my nut free truffles. These energy bites are perfect for when you need a pick me up.  They are a super cinch to make too. Since the school year is fast approaching, I thought I would share some of my favorite school lunch supplies.  You can check them out in this post.

Nut Free Snack Bites - My Whole Food Life

In addition to being nut free, these are actually gluten free and vegan as well.  The recipe is super adaptable, so you can add in whatever you like.  Shredded coconut or chocolate chips come to mind as add ins for me.

(more…)

Read More