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No Bake Cinnamon Roll Energy Bites {Paleo + Vegan}

These No Bake Cinnamon Roll Energy bites are made with only 7 ingredients and are naturally sweetened with dates! A healthy yet indulgent treat, they are soft and chewy, full of healthy fats and protein, and totally reminiscent of the ultimate breakfast pastry – the cinnamon roll! Without any of the refined sugar/wheat/dairy 💯 It’s a real win/win. 


 
Guys! Hello and happy weekend! Are you ready to talk no bake cinnamon roll energy bites?!

For some reason, I felt a little strange sharing this recipe this time of year. Something about “cinnamon roll” sort of makes me think fall. But then I started thinking about it and I was like nooope, I’m pretty sure cinnamon roll ANYTHING is always going to be delicious and is totally appropriate year round. Ya with me?

So then I asked my friends over on Instagram just to make sure I wasn’t the only one who felt this way, along with some of my trusted taste testers, and everyone seems to be pretty much the same page on the whole love of all things cinnamon roll AND energy bites AND anything yummy that’s also NO BAKE (that makes them fit into the whole warm weather thing, right?) so HERE WE ARE! Getting ready to bite into the gloriousness of these crave worthy energy bites.

Hope you guys love ’em just as much as I do!

These No Bake Cinnamon Roll Energy bites are made with only 7 ingredients and are naturally sweetened with dates! A healthy yet indulgent treat, they are soft and chewy, full of healthy fats and protein, and totally reminiscent of the ultimate breakfast pastry - the cinnamon roll! Without any of the refined sugar/wheat/dairy. It's a real win/win. 

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Easy Dark Chocolate Paleo Grain Free Granola {paleo + vegan}

This easy dark chocolate paleo grain free granola is gluten free, dairy free, and packed with all the things you love about granola without any of the grains. Easy to make, good for you, and so freaking delicious. I know it’s going to earn a fast spot in your heart and in your kitchen!

This easy dark chocolate paleo grain free granola is gluten free, dairy free, and packed with all the things you love about granola without any of the grains. Easy to make, good for you, and so freaking delicious. I know it's going to earn a fast spot in your heart and in your kitchen!
 
Okay guys. It’s the weekend. Let’s talk granola.

Love it? Hate it? Have a favorite brand? Ever tried making it?

Sorry that was a lot of questions. Hope I didn’t scare you away. Bear with me! This topic is worth a chat.

Homemade granola is something I make on a super regular basis for the family that I work for. It’s one of those pantry essentials that’s as necessary to have stocked as milk and eggs. So I’ve really gotten the whole granola making thing down, and trust me, it’s not half as hard as you think it is.

BUT, while I do occasionally eat oats if they’re gluten free, I just feel better if I avoid them, or at least have them in moderation. And you and I both know that for better or for worse, when it’s good, granola is not one of those things that you eat in moderation. Am I right?

If it’s on my counter, I’m gonna eat it every morning for breakfast. Either straight up with almond milk and some fresh berries, or sprinkled over my smoothie (so good. go try it.) Especially if it’s this easy dark chocolate paleo grain free granola.

Because granola with oats is not the only option! Paleo friendly grain free granola is totally a thing and it is totally worth trying.

what is grain free granola?

 

In short, grain free granola is granola without any grains! (duhh of course you knew that) Let’s get a little bit more specific.

While granola has kind of become synonymous with grains, this version subs in nuts and seeds for the grains creating a more nutrient dense and deeply satisfying alternative. It’s held together and sweetened with almond butter and maple syrup, and spiced up with some vanilla extract, cinnamon, and chocolate.

More nutrients and it will keep you full longer? Sign me UP!

This easy dark chocolate paleo grain free granola is gluten free, dairy free, and packed with all the things you love about granola without any of the grains. Easy to make, good for you, and so freaking delicious. I know it's going to earn a fast spot in your heart and in your kitchen!

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Creamy Dairy Free Chicken and Cauliflower Rice Soup {paleo + whole30}

Thanks to cashew cream, this creamy dairy free chicken and cauliflower rice soup is so creamy and delicious that you would never know it was dairy free! Made with all the same flavors of a classic chicken and rice soup, but paleo, and whole30 friendly for a satisfying and healthy meal. 

Thanks to cashew cream, this creamy dairy free chicken and cauliflower rice soup is so creamy and delicious that you would never know it was dairy free! Made with all the same flavors of a classic chicken and rice soup, but paleo, and whole30 friendly for a satisfying and healthy meal. 
 
Well here I am about to talk about the weather again, and how it relates to what I’m in the mood to eat 😂

But that’s just the way it works, right? I mean, sure there’s sometimes where we crave warm soups in the middle of summer, or a bright and refreshing green juice during a deep mid-winter freeze, but for the most part the seasons really do sort of steer our dinner cravings.

And as we all know, even though it’s April most of us are still battling winter weather.

I just returned from a long weekend in Wisconsin and Minnesota and I can definitely testify that they are for sure still tromping around in the snow. And while it has started warming up a little in Seattle, even here the gray skies and rain have yet to lift.

Which, IMHO, is a perfectly good reason to schedule this creamy dairy free chicken and cauliflower rice soup into your meal plan for this week 💯

Thanks to cashew cream, this creamy dairy free chicken and cauliflower rice soup is so creamy and delicious that you would never know it was dairy free! Made with all the same flavors of a classic chicken and rice soup, but paleo, and whole30 friendly for a satisfying and healthy meal. 

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