• Oatmeal Raisin Energy Balls
    Bliss Balls,  Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Snacks,  Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Oatmeal Raisin Energy Balls (GF/DF/V)

    So I love no bake make ahead snacks I can just pull out of the fridge and hand my kids in 2 seconds flat. You feel me? That’s how I came up with these Oatmeal Raisin Energy Balls. They are super easy to make, store well in the fridge, loaded with healthy ingredients but taste like a cookie. No joke, my kids loved them! The base of these delicious treats are gluten free oats, nut butter (I used almond butter), and vegan protein powder. I used Nuzest’s new digestive support protein specially designed for people with digestive trouble. You can grab a jar (and a discount) here. Otherwise, any vanilla protein powder will…

  • Roasted Chickpeas
    Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Snacks,  Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Easy Roasted Chickpeas

    I’m always looking for an easy healthy snack for me and the kids after school. A few weeks ago, I purchased some roasted chickpeas out of the bag and they were so dry I almost choked on them! No kidding. After that I was afraid to give them to my kids and upon closer inspection they were roasted with some cheap industrialized vegetable oil which is inflammatory and toxic to our cells. Definitely not what I want when looking for a healthy snack. So I decided to roast my own using organic beans and a high quality olive oil. Because I did it myself, I was able to control just how roasted they…

  • red velvet protein bites
    Bliss Balls,  Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Paleo,  Paleo Sweets,  Snacks,  Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Red Velvet Bliss Balls

    These tasty little treats are loaded in healthy ingredients including collagen protein, cacao, and beets. They are great for school lunches, after school snacks or taking with you in your purse or bag. We took these camping and they were gone by the end of the first hike. I use collagen protein in a lot of my recipes. Why? Well, it’s the most abundant protein in the body and while we do make our own, as we get older we make less and less of it. It’s a great supplement for joints, tendons, bone, hair, skin and nails. It’s easy to digest and will not spike your blood sugar like some other protein…

  • Overnight peanut butter banana chia pudding
    Breakfast,  Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Paleo,  Snacks,  Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Overnight Chia Seed Pudding (GF/DF/V/Paleo)

    Full disclosure: when attempting this recipe I actually made 3 different kinds of pudding. Strawberry banana, chai banana and peanut butter banana. But I am only sharing the recipe for the Peanut Butter Banana Chia Seed Pudding because it was hands down the best of the three. Absolutely delicious. And SO EASY to make. You’ve gotta try it! Ingredients The basics of chia seed pudding are pretty simple: Some form of milk alternative and some chia seeds. The difficult part is getting the flavors and consistency right. I used almond milk as the base. I’ve tried coconut milk but it comes out really thick. I whipped in a banana, fresh peanut butter, a…

  • Chocolate Strawberry Bliss Balls
    Bliss Balls,  Dairy Free,  Gluten Free,  Paleo,  Paleo Sweets,  Snacks,  Vegan,  Vegan,  Vegetarian

    Chocolate Strawberry Bliss Balls (GF/DF/V/Paleo)

    Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and I am ALL ABOUT the chocolate strawberry combo. After my food processor caught on fire a few weeks ago (yikes!) I got really excited about the new one I just purchased and had to make these Chocolate Strawberry Bliss Balls right away. They have a Valentine’s feel to them but are gluten free, grain free, refined sugar free, and loaded in nutrients. I even added collagen powder to mine for a real one-two punch. Collagen is an important protein our body makes on it’s own out of the amino acids we eat, but as we get older, we make less of it. This is one…