Homemade Goldfish Crackers

If most of you have kids like I do, you know that Goldfish crackers are a staple snack at most schools.  Well I made some Homemade Goldfish Crackers.  They are a cinch to make.  Unlike the store bought version, my goldfish crackers are also gluten free and vegan!  They have been kid and husband approved!  I wish I had made a double batch because my homemade goldfish crackers did not even last the day!  If you like this, you may also like my Homemade Wheat Thins or my Homemade Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

Homemade Vegan Goldfish - My Whole Food Life

My 5 year old liked these so much, she kept trying to steal them as I was taking a picture for the blog.  So I decided to take her pic and of course she modeled like a total ham!  Love her!

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Vegan Cauliflower Tots

Oh my!  These Vegan Cauliflower Tots came out so good!  I have seen lots of recipes for cauliflower tots on the internet.  However, all of them call for cheese.  Well I figured out how to make these vegan cauliflower tots dairy free.  These are a super cinch to make and they taste awesome when dipped in my homemade ketchup.   This recipe was inspired by my cheesy vegan quinoa bites.  I thought if I could get quinoa to bind, then why not cauliflower too? You definitely need to try this kid friendly recipe!

Vegan Cauliflower Tots - My Whole Food Life

I used panko bread crumbs to make mine, but you can also use gluten free breadcrumbs to keep them gluten free. I think that would work fine.  I hope you enjoy these vegan cauliflower tots as much as we did! I think these would be great served with a salad or some roasted veggies.

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Strawberry Popsicles (Vegan and Paleo)

Summertime is here and it’s time to bring on more popsicle recipes!  Starting with these Healthy Strawberry Popsicles.  Who doesn’t like popsicles?  My kids love them, but the store bought versions usually include artificial dyes and processed sugar.

You can easily make your own popsicles with just fruit as the ingredient.  I added the chia seeds to my strawberry popsicles because I like to add in a little healthy fat and also fiber.


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These homemade popsicles are so simple. They have no added sugars. Vegan and gluten free.  They take less than a minute to throw together.  It takes the popsicles about 6 hours in the freezer until they are ready to eat. They they are there in the freezer for you to enjoy anytime!

I love these popsicle molds! They have a drip catch it’s less likely to make a mess.  I know all you moms can relate! 🙂  If you don’t have popsicle molds, you can probably make this a sorbet in an ice cream maker.

These would really work with any fruit.  I imagine raspberry, blackberry or even kiwi would also be delicious.  So go crazy with all the fruit and eat popsicles all summer long.

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Smoky Sweet Potato Fries (Vegan & Gluten Free)

These Smoky Sweet Potato Fries are awesome.  I used to think that french fries were off limits once I started eating better, but it turns out that’s not the case.

I already have a Healthy French Fry recipe on the blog.  I love sweet potatoes and I really wanted to make some french fries with them.  Well today I made these sweet potato french fries, and they were amazing!


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This sweet potato french fry recipe is really simple to make.  The smoky flavor of the chili powder and the smoked paprika really goes well with the sweetness of the sweet potatoes.  This recipe would go great with my veggie burgers.

I loved dipping them into my Homemade Ketchup.  Needless to say, the entire tray was gone in minutes.  My picky, older daughter loved them!  This made me very happy because she says she doesn’t like sweet potatoes.

Smoky Sweet Potato Fries

Smoky Sweet Potato Fries

Prep Time 15 min Cook Time 1 hr Serves 4 servings     adjust servings


  • 1 sweet potato chopped into fries (I used this machine )
  • 1 heaping tsp smoked paprika
  • 1-2 T coconut oil
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. In a saute pan , pan sear the fries with the oil and spices for about 5-7 minutes, stirring often.
  3. Once all the fries are well coated with seasoning and oil, spread them out on a lined baking sheet .
  4. Bake for 1 hour, stopping halfway to flip and shake them around.


Recipe Notes

That’s it! These should last a week or so in the fridge. If you can keep them that long!

12 Make Ahead Breakfasts for Back to School Mornings

It’s that time of year again.  The kids are going back to school.  Mine start in a couple of weeks.   So now is the time to get organized so you are not rushing on those busy mornings.  Here is a list of make ahead breakfasts you can freeze and easily pull out in a hurry.  I thought I would also share some of my favorite school lunch supplies.

Lunchbots Lunchboxes – We have had these going on 3 years and they are great.

Kids Drinking Thermos – Another product we have had 3 years so far.  They are very easy to pop open.  Perfect for little hands.

Lunchskins Re-Usable Snack Bags -These are easy to clean and quick drying.

Hot Food Jars – Perfect for bringing hot foods like pasta and oatmeal.

Kids Konserve Ice Packs – Made of non toxic materials and BPA free.

Olive Kids Lunchbox – Durable, BPA free and easy to clean.  Comes in many styles.



Strawberry Banana Baked Oatmeal

This recipe will make a weeks worth of healthy breakfasts you can freeze and reheat for busy mornings.  You can swap out the fruits for what you have on hand as well.


Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal

This recipe can also be made with peanut butter or sunflower butter.  The choice is yours.  Make, freeze and re-heat.

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Almond Butter Overnight Oats

Use this recipe as a base and add in your own flavors.  Fruits, nuts, seeds…the possibilities are endless!  Make a weeks worth of these and then grab them when you need them.


Homemade Pop Tarts

Fill them with your favorite jams.  I personally love them with blueberry chia jam.  Then just freeze them and pull them out when needed.

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Homemade Nutri-Grain Bars

These are perfect to throw in your child’s lunch box.  My kids love them.  Add in your favorite jam and you are ready to go.  They freeze very well.

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Banana Blueberry Muffins

These freeze very well and all the kids love them.  They can also be done gluten free.

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Raspberry Coconut Smoothie

Make a big batch of these and then freeze them in ice cube trays.  Then on those busy mornings, just pop out and blend what you need.

Here are some other recipes from some blogs I follow.

Real Food. Real Deals No Knead Apple Pie Bread
Eat Good 4 Life Chocolate and Peanut Butter Chia Pudding
The Clever Carrot Gluten Free Zucchini Muffins
Sugar Dish Me Whole Wheat Poppy Seed Bagels
Chocolate Covered Katie Gluten Free Cinnamon Sugar Waffles

22 Make Ahead Breakfasts

Peach Fruit Leathers

We got a bunch of peaches in our co-op basket this week.  I though about doing some ice cream or cobbler, but at the last minute I decided to make peach fruit leathers.

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Fruit leathers are really easy to make.  Much cheaper too!  I used my dehydrator to make these peach fruit leathers, but you can make them in your oven as well.  I just love the dehydrator because it quietly runs and I can even leave the house with it on.  It also doesn’t heat up the kitchen.  This is so easy, it’s almost silly to call it a recipe.

Peach Fruit Leathers

Peach Fruit Leathers

Prep Time 20 min Cook Time 7 hr Serves 10 fruit rolls     adjust servings


  • 5 peaches
  • 1 T honey or maple syrup (optional)


  1. If using an oven, preheat it to 150. 
  2. Cut and pit all the peaches. I left the skins on, but you can also remove them if you want.
  3. In a food processor or blender , mix the peaches into a smooth puree.  Take a taste. 
  4. If the mixture is on the tart side, add a small amount of sweetener. 
  5. If you are using the oven, spread the mixture onto a parchment lined baking sheet.  Make sure it’s as even as it can get. 
  6. Bake for about 7 hours or until the mixture is a bit tacky.  I kept checking on mine to see how easily it could pull away from the parchment. 
  7. I also line my dehydrator trays with parchment. 
  8. Set the dehydrator on 150 and run for about 7 hours.


Recipe Notes

I got about 10 fruit rolls out of my batch. I really wish I had made more. Feel free to double the batch! Enjoy!