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.

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Soba and Zucchini Noodle Bowl

You guys!  I am here to tell you about my friend Ivy’s new ebook coming out.  It’s called Clean Cuisine Dinners – A Full Month of Delicious Doable Dinners and Weekly Shopping Lists.  If you are not familiar with Ivy and Clean Cuisine, I urge you to check out her awesome website as well.  Ivy was diagnosed with MS in her 20s and is keeping herself healthy with real food.  You can read her story here.  If you are new to clean eating or a whole food life in general, I highly recommend this book.  It’s got everything you need to get started.  In the book, Ivy plans out a month of healthy meals + shopping lists, so all you have to do is prepare the food. She has most of the work for you! There is a section on frequently asked questions, clean eating defined, and the recipes are clearly marked on whether they are vegan, vegetarian or gluten free.  Not all the recipes are vegan, but they can definitely be altered to be that way. For more info, or to purchase, click here. The Soba and Zucchini Noodle Bowl I am sharing is totally vegan and it was one of the most delicious meals I have had in awhile.  In fact, Marcus ate almost the entire thing in one sitting! I had to immediately make a second batch. It was that good! If you like zucchini pasta, you may also like this and this.

Soba and Zucchini Noodle Bowl - My Whole Food Life

A few of the other meals I am looking forward to making are the Bean and Chipotle Chili and the Roasted Veggies with Creamy Lime Hemp Dressing. The original recipe called for roasting the tomatoes, (which I am sure makes this even more delicious), but I was pressed for time, so I skipped that step. I will write the directions from the book if you care to make it the way it was written. Ivy also has another book that I would highly recommend to anyone fighting inflammation.  It’s called Clean Cuisine: An 8 Week Anti-Inflammatory Diet that Will Change the Way You Look, Age and Feel. Check it out here.

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Lemon Coconut Cookie Cups

If you like lemon and coconut, you must try these Lemon Coconut Cookie Cups! The other day in my Facebook group, someone shared a recipe for cookie cups.  Well I saw that and had to make my own version of cookie cups.  These cookie cups are vegan, gluten free and grain free.  They also only contain 5 simple ingredients! If you like all things lemon, then you may also like my Healthy Lemon Tarts or my Lemon Cookie Dough Bites.

Lemon Coconut Cookie Cups - My Whole Food Life

It took me a couple days to be able to shoot the photo for this and Marcus kept begging to eat them! These are absolutely delicious.  I used a coconut whip cream to make the filling.  So yummy!

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