Banana Chocolate Energy Bites

Have you indulged this holiday season?  I know I have!  Well today I have a healthier snack option for you with these Banana Chocolate Energy Bites.  They only contain 4 simple ingredients and zero refined sugar!  These are very kid friendly as well.

If you want a version without grains, you can try this recipe instead.  If you love energy bite recipes, try my chocolate cherry energy bites as well.  Those are my fave.

Banana Chocolate Energy Bites - My Whole Food Life

These healthy energy bites are vegan and gluten free.  They would make a great pre or post workout snack.  Or an after school snack for kids.  Since this recipe is also nut free, it’s a great choice for school lunchboxes.

If didn’t want to add the chips that would be fine too.  I can also see raisins going really well in these.

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Gingerbread Roasted Chickpeas

We love gingerbread everything all year long.  How about you?  These Gingerbread Roasted Chickpeas are perfect just about any time.  I love roasted chickpeas because they are an allergy friendly snack.  My daughter is allergic to tree nuts and sesame seeds, so she loves to snack on roasted chickpeas.  This would make the perfect party snack too.

Gingerbread Roasted Chickpeas - My Whole Food Life

This healthy snack is vegan and gluten free.  Super simple to make too.  I also think my maple glazed pecans make an awesome party snack!

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Curry Roasted Chickpeas

Have you tried roasted chickpeas?  They make such a delicious snack.  You can make them sweet or savory. Today I opted for savory to make these Curry Roasted Chickpeas.  These were so good.  I had to hide them from my husband, because he kept trying to eat them before I could shoot the photo!  My 6 year old liked them too. They make the perfect healthy snack.

Curry Roasted Chickpeas - My Whole Food Life

These roasted chickpeas are perfect for those with allergies since they are nut free, vegan and gluten free.  Safe for school lunch boxes too.  If you wanted more of a sweet curry flavor, you can add a little maple syrup.

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Blueberry Flax Granola (Vegan and Gluten Free)

Blueberry Flax Granola.  I used to be a huge cereal fan.  When I went to a whole foods way of life, I ditched the cereal for homemade granola.

I have many homemade granola recipes on my blog, now I can add this blueberry flax vegan granola recipe to the list.  If you have never made granola, this is a great recipe to start with.

It only has 7 simple ingredients.  If you don’t care for blueberries, you can use any dried fruit you like in it’s place.


Blueberry Flax Granola - My Whole Food Life


As an added bonus, your house will smell amazing as it cooks.  You can enjoy this granola several ways.

Eat it with milk like you would cereal, grab a handful as a snack, or sprinkle over yogurt or chia pudding. This granola is also nut free so it’s perfect for school lunchboxes!

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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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Raspberry Macaroons (Vegan and Gluten Free)

Raspberry Macaroons that are vegan and gluten free.  I am loving all the spring produce!  I picked up some raspberries to make these Raspberry Vegan Macaroons for you guys.

They are super easy to make.  Just a handful of ingredients and no cooking required!  I think this might work with other berries as well.

These Raspberry Macaroons are vegan, gluten free and also paleo approved!  If you liked my 4 ingredient macaroons, then you will love these too.

If you like healthy desserts, you may also want to check out my post about 20 healthy desserts with 5 ingredients or less.


Raspberry Macaroons - My Whole Food Life


These take about 5 minutes to whip up.  Then you just need to let them chill in the fridge.  This recipe is also nut free for those that have kids with nut allergies.

I added chocolate chips to mine, but you can omit those if you like.  I just love the flavor combo of raspberry and chocolate.

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